19 August 2011
Bonhams London had its latest entertainment memorabilia sale on Wednesday 29th June with a large selection of iconic items achieving good prices including an original Lady Penelope puppet used in the 1960s TV series. ...
Bonhams London had its latest entertainment memorabilia sale on Wednesday 29th June with a large selection of iconic items achieving good prices.
One of the most unusual items in the sale was a unique John Lennon commemorative Alderney £5 gold coin, which was sold on behalf of the Alder Hey ‘Imagine’ Appeal. The coin was a one-off, 22 carat gold version of the silver proof coin produced for the Royal Mint’s Great Briton series in 2010.
After bidding ended, the coin sold for an amazing £72,000 – 1,440,000% over face value! All priced quoted in this article are inclusive of buyer’s premium.
Other items from the sale included the actual piano used by Monty Norman to compose the iconic James Bond theme in 1962, along with a copy of the music signed by the composer himself. This amazing piece of Bond memorabilia sold for £2,880.
The Bond theme continued with the sale of a replica golden gun from ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’, autographed by Christopher Lee.
The limited edition, gold-plated replica was manufactured by SD Studios Ltd in 1994, and comprises a dummy Colibri lighter, pen, cigarette case and cufflinks, which combine to form the assembled gun. The set was in a presentation case with combination lock and descriptive plaque. The gun sold for £9,000.
Other Bond goodies included a portrait painting of Roger Moore, attributed to famed Bond illustrator Robert McGinnis, which is believed to be the original poster artwork for ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’. The large format watercolour and gouache artwork sold for £5,400.
Elsewhere, one lucky ‘Thunderbirds’ collector came away with an iconic piece of memorabilia after stumping up the £33,000 needed to secure an original Lady Penelope puppet used in the 1960s TV series.
The sale also saw a number of ‘Doctor Who’ pieces up for grabs, including Jon Pertwee’s Inverness cape, as worn in his role as Doctor Who for the 30th anniversary episode, ‘Dimensions In Time’. This dandy piece of Who memorabilia sold for £4,800.