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The TV and Film related sale held on the 23rd of June featured 64 lots of The Key Issue Comic Book Collection, over 1500 issues of Silver, Bronze and Modern Age Marvel, DC and other comics, including large groups and Single issues, with some hard and soft back books. Further items in the sale included Star Wars helmet collection groups, model kits, accessories, plus carded and loose figures, including graded. There was a large collection of Batman figures and vehicles, Thunderbirds collectables, Camberwick Green figures, plus Transformers, He-Man, Dr Who, and many more. The sale also included a large selection of Prototype, One-off and Pre-Production sample items, from Disney characters, Star Wars, Tonka and Sindy plus Mr Turnip BBC TV original Whirligig scripts, artwork and ephemera. Further items included Hero Quest and other fantasy board games and sets, Modern Action Man, Subbuteo, Lego, and Caterbench product development drawings.

Mr Turnip BBC TV original Whirligig puppet prop, 1950s, papier mache and lime wood, hand-made by Joy Laurey, fully operational moving inset eyes, articulated jaw, coiled wire turnip root at top of head, painted features including black beauty spot to upper lip, jointed wooden arms and legs, lead weighted feet, fifteen strings and control bars, wearing original brown velvet jacket, white cotton dress shirt complete with collar and tie, tiny pearl buttons, multi-coloured spotted brocade waistcoat with pair of charms (heart and coin) attached, green cloth trousers, within original carrying case - JOY LAUREY PUPPET STUDIO TIPTREE ESSEX TEL TIPTREE 133 paper hand-written label to inner lid. In addition dark brown velvet smoking jacket with gold brocade trim, padded collar and cuffs, extra brown velvet jacket and cloth cape. Plus props: despatch case, wooden chair, rocking chair, brocade cushion, miniature business /calling cards, straw boater, Colonel Beetroot's hat, patterns for Mr Turnip's, clothes and disguises. Some moth damage to clothing, overall wear commensurate to age, 21.5"/55cm (qty). NB These props can be seen within many of the period photographs of the time.
Estimate: £1200 - £2200 Sold For: £4000
LGB G Gauge Catalogue No.22184 Disney Mogul Steam Locomotive Sound Collection C K Holiday Edition, with onboard MTS Decoder and a smoke Generator (untested), with instruction Booklet and inner packaging. Appears unused Near Mint to Mint within Fair Plus box.
Estimate: £500 - £700 Sold For: £1200
Disney - Only 10 Limited Edition framed Character Disney figurine sets were ever made. These were for internal use only, a snap shot of Disney through the decades. A Disney EUROMEA project, one was sent to each of the DCP Toy Country Heads. Each one was numbered. This is No 1 of 10 VERY RARE, Excellent to Near Mint, with covering letter of provenance.
Estimate: £200 - £300 Sold For: £440
Palitoy/General Mills Star Wars Return of the Jedi Tri-Logo vintage Yak Face 3 3/4" figure, Mint, within Good (dented) bubble, upon Good (creasing, INK TOUCH UP around the punch hole and edge wear) punched 65 back card.
Estimate: £500 - £700 Sold For: £1000
DC Collectables Batman The Animated Series Action Figure pack, Batman 01, Mint, within Near Mint packaging.
Estimate: £30 - £50 Sold For: £150
Septimus puppets and associated ephemera, by Joy Laurey, c.1960, based on the Adventures of Septimus (a boy stone gargoyle that comes to life and is capable of time travel), devised by Joy Laurey and written by William Thatcher (not televised), intended for Anglia Television, including original pencil sketch working drawings with interior and exterior set design, Septimus and Phoebe sketch, camera script, story board, pair of letters (dated 5th and 7th September) from Roger Hancock and Anglia Television regarding dummy run of Septimus on Tuesday 13th September, black and white photographs of Septimus, scripts for episodes 1-3 inclusive. Septimus marionette in composition and wood, inset black painted eyes, articulated jaw, wooden jointed body, composition hands, painted in shades of grey overall, grey medieval-style costume, embroidered with black floral motif to centre of chest, hat, fully strung, wooden control bar, 23.5"/60cm; Phoebe marionette composition and wood, black bead eyes, articulated jaw, wooden jointed body, composite hands, painted in shades of sepia overall, medieval-style earthy coloured velvet dress and head-dress, woollen underskirt, 21.5"/55cm; within original carrying case - JOY LAUREY PUPPET STUDIO TIPTREE ESSEX TEL TIPTREE 133 paper hand-written label to inner lid; all showing wear commensurate to age, need restringing. (qty)
Estimate: £150 - £260 Sold For: £460
Mr Turnip BBC TV Whirligig ephemera, originally owned by Joy Laurey, including: impression moulds - possibly for soap?; Zenobia Mr Turnip Television favourite figural toilet soap and associated advertisement; samples of Mr Turnip design cotton winceyette material (featuring Mr Turnip asleep!), in variations of pale blue background and plain white; Tower Press Mr Turnip jigsaw (one piece is missing); Mr Turnip cardboard marionette; Mr Turnip wooden marionette; Hank cardboard marionette; Hank goes Camping Twirly book x two; Hank and Mexican Pete's vegetable marrow TV mini book; Pepys Television Series Hank Party Invitation; Muffin the Mule tin lapel badge and Muffin Club Membership card; photographs of Annette Mills and Prudence Kitten (Broadstairs); Pelham Puppets product range pair of leaflets; Whirligig Waltz Sheet Music; Pollocks Theatre paper character and scenery oddments, etc; (qty).
Estimate: £30 - £40 Sold For: £340
Joy Laurey Mr Turnip original artwork and sketches, includes: Colour Guide for Mr Turnip; Mr Turnip's Day at Home- mock up and working drawings for the book; A House for Mr Turnip typewritten draught; Jingles the Clown character sketches; Colonel Beetroot of Beetroot Hall; The Carrot Twins; Sarah Swede; Great Aunt Priscilla; Rosalin Radish; plus collection of Mickey Mouse Weekly The Adventures of Mr Turnip strip cartoons (some are pasted onto scrap book pages); TV Comic The Adventures of Mr Turnip strip cartoons; Willbank Publications Mickey Mouse Weekly letter to Joy Laurey regarding future show for Jungle Chums; etc; (qty).
Estimate: £40 - £60 Sold For: £700
Walt Disney bronze with Walt Disney & Mickey Mouse - internal corporate gift - used for 10 year work anniversary. Never for retail, Excellent to Near Mint
Estimate: £80 - £120 Sold For: £420