A puppet from the Gerry Anderson series Captain Scarlet
that was estimated to fetch between £12,500 and £13,500 failed to find a buyer when it went up for auction yesterday at Bonhams' Entertainment Memorabilia
sale in London.
The Captain Brown puppet
consisted of an original, restored head with reproduction body and uniform. The character of Captain Brown featured in the first episode of Captain Scarlet
as well as in flashback in the second episode. The puppet was then used for other characters in the series, including Major Reeves and Dr Conrad, before being "recycled" for other Gerry Anderson shows.
Approximately 22in (56cm) high, it also appeared as Dr Blakemore in the Joe 90
episode Operation McClaine
and as Harry Sloane in Double Agent
in the same series. In The Secret Service
it portrayed several characters, including the spy George Grey and, with grey hair and moustache, General Brompton in the episode Hole In One
A prop stardrive device from the Blake's 7
(series 4, episode 4) went for £1,187
, having had an estimate of £500-700. Meanwhile, a mothership model from Series 10 of Red Dwarf
was bought for £562
(estimate £500-700), while an Annihilator model spaceship from the same series fetched £750
(estimate £500-700). All sale prices included the premium.
The auction was held at Bonhams' Knightsbridge saleroom.