Live auctioneers puppets

After having first salvaged the material from the Christies auction, I subsequently stumbled on Bonham's version. And here is yet a third sale of Supermarionation related material, this one organised by Live Auctioneers. As with the other two, what follows are the images and accompanying text from the original webpage, unedited apart from a few typos.

"dr. Fawn" puppet from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons – (ITC, 1968–1969)

Dr. Fawn

This is a Dr. Fawn puppet with hero "normal" head. Dr. Fawn is one of the lead cast of 9 Spectrum officer puppets made for Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. The Dr. Fawn figure was the only puppet sculpted by production's head of puppet department, John Brown. This puppet is featured in many episodes including the first where he classifies Captain Scarlet as "indestructible". Following Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons the puppet was used in multiple episodes of the series Joe 90 and Secret Service as a guest character.

This puppet head was originally sold as part of the Philips 1995 auction and is one of very few that is 100% complete, including solenoid, internal mechanism eyes and back of head. There is a magnetic panel in the back of the head, concealed by real hair, which comes off revealing the mechanisms. [The head referred to in the link in this paragraph was sold at the same auction and its owner was kind enough to publicize an article on it – it is probably not the same head as described in the text — JLN2nd]

The jointed body and costume consisting of dark brown shirt and pants, beige suede, metal and leather zippered uniform vest, créme leather boots and striking plastic visor cap are exact replicas made by former 21st century puppet sculptor, Terry Curtis. The costume features the Scarlet insignia on cap and sleeves and the leather of the tabard, boots and cap is the same as the originals sourced from Pittards Leather. A stunning and complete presentation on a stand consisting of a 5¾" × 5" × 1" wooden base and metal rod that attaches to the puppet's back.

puppet made for Joe 90, used in Secret Service – (ITC, 1968–1969)

Joe 90 extra

This incredible 22½" tall × 6½" wide puppet is one of very few especially made for Joe 90. The puppet was repurposed and featured in many episodes, including the lead villain in the story "Breakout". Following Joe 90 the puppet was also used in Secret Service (1969) as a guest character.

This puppet features the sole head that was created for this particular character. There is a magnetic panel in the back of the head, concealed by real black hair, which comes off revealing the mechanisms for controlling the movement of the puppet's tiny glass eyes mounted on solenoid and its articulating mouth.

The head and hands were originally sold as part of the Philips 1995 auction. The costume including green shirt, brown tie, forest green trousers and lime green hooded jacket are also screen-used and come directly from original puppeteer Mary Turner, who used the costume pieces in various episodes of Joe 90 and Secret Service. The puppet is displayed on a stand consisting of a 6½" × 5" × 1" wooden base and metal rod that attaches to the puppet's back. There are only a handful of puppets in existence that include original head, hands and clothing. A very rare offering.

Matthew Harding puppet from the British Supermarionation series The Secret Service – (ITC Entertainment, 1969)

Matthew Harding

This is a Matthew Harding puppet from the TV series The Secret Service by the producers of similar popular children's programming like Thunderbirds (1964–1968) and Captain Scarlet (1967–1968). The incredibly detailed puppet is approx. 22" tall and made of finely painted resin and rubber and features real hair on its head as well as intricate fabric clothing (green shirt, blue jeans and terry-cloth turtle neck) and a mod suede vest. Matthew Harding was a featured character or, "Co-Star" of the series, appearing in every episode.

This Matthew head was originally sculpted for the Captain Scarlet series and then used in the subsequent series Joe 90, (1968) including the first episode. This makes Matthew rare and unique, having appeared in three different popular programs. Finally, he was re-wigged with blonde hair for The Secret Service. There is a concealed, magnetic panel in the back of Matthew's head that comes off revealing the mechanisms for controlling the movement of the puppet's tiny glass eyes mounted on solenoid and its articulating mouth.

The puppet's jointed, marionette–style body has been recast from original molds, but with the original head hands and clothing intact. An impressive piece of children's TV and the Supermarionation legacy. Presented for display, mounted on a rod and wooden base.

Communications console from Joe 90 – (ITC, 1968–1969)

comm console

This 4" × 4¼" × 1" communication console was originally made for the British TV puppet series Joe 90, and later used in Secret Service by the head of British Undercover Intelligence character, "B.I.S.H.O.P.", as his primary communication device. The console consists of carved, varnished wood body with metal faceplate decorated with buttons, stickers and dials. This set piece is seen prominently on Bishop's [desk] throughout the series. Very few set pieces or models exist from any of the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson TV puppet series. The piece is missing some buttons and d├ęcor from the faceplate and shows signs of age and wear. This is an exceptionally rare piece in any condition.

Miniature missile from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons – (ITC, 1968–1969)

missile

This miniature, wooden 6¼" × 2" in diameter missile was made for British TV puppet series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons by Century 21 Productions under the guidance of visual effects supervisor Derek Meddings. It was screen-used in the Captain Scarlet episode "Flight to Atlantica". Hardly any set pieces or models exist from any of the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson TV puppet series.

The missile is made of carved and painted hollow wood body and solid wood cone, painted white with carved and painted striping and some decals. The head of the missile still has one of its guide hooks, used to thread filament to sail the missile. It also exhibits scorch marks at the base from the pyrotechnics employed for rocket spark and flame. The missile is missing one of its four tail fins. Shows signs of production wear and age. This is an exceptionally rare piece in any condition.