orTwo film props from Gerry Anderson’s The Investigator are to go under the hammer at Sworders in Stansted Mountfitchet on October 10.
A pilot for the series was made in 1973 but it was never commercially released. It follows the exploits of a boy and a girl, John and Julie, who are miniaturised by a powerful being from another galaxy and sent on a mission to stop a corrupt tycoon from stealing a priceless work of art.
A model eight-wheel car (pictured) and speedboat, have been on display at the ‘House on the Hill Toy Museum’ in Stansted Mountfitchet for a number of years. The models were designed by Reg Hill who created props for both Stingray and Captain Scarlet. The pair are guided at £6000-8000 each.
Catherine Southon’s sale on October 3 in Selsdon, Surrey, will feature a large single owner collection of work by the late Australian silversmith Stuart Devlin (1931-2018).
The private collection of over 80 lots, many acquired from the Silver Vaults in London, is led by a 15½in (39cm) pair of parcel-gilt-silver three light candelabra, hallmarked London 1970, and guided at £4000-6000.
A pair of flintlock duelling pistols by Wogdon and Barton of London, comes up for auction in Tennants’ Militaria & Ethnographica sale on October 5.
Robert Wogden, an eminent gunsmith of the Georgian and early Regency era, was known for his reliable and accurate precision pistols, and his name became synonymous with duelling.
The present pair date from the years of partnership between Wogdon and John Barton, which began in 1794. The .28 bore pistols are cased in the original mahogany case with accessories. Estimate £14,000-18,000.