Captain Scarlet: A Captain Brown puppet,
Lot 137
Captain Scarlet: A Captain Brown puppet,
£12,500 - 13,500
US$ 20,000 - 21,000

Lot Details
Captain Scarlet: A Captain Brown puppet,
Television Memorabilia
Captain Scarlet: A Captain Brown puppet,
an original, restored head with reproduction body and uniform, on wooden stand, with statement from Terry Curtis regarding the restoration, puppet approximately 22 inches (56cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: This head is ex-lot 14, The Sylvia Anderson, Mary Turner and John Read Collection, Phillips, September 1995.

    Terry Curtis' statement details the work he undertook on the puppet head, including re-wigging with original mohair, repainting the head to its original colour, replacing missing teeth with a set moulded from the close-up Captain Blue head and using leather from Pittards in the uniform, as was the original leather. The eyes are original.

    The Captain Brown character appeared only in the first episode of 'The Mysterons' television series and in flashback in the second. The puppet was then used for other characters in the series, including Major Reeves and Dr. Conrad. The puppet also appears in other Supermarionation shows, as Dr. Blakemore in the 'Joe 90' episode, Operation McClaine, and as Harry Sloane in Double Agent.

    In 'The Secret Service' series, the puppet portrays several characters, including the spy George Grey, and with grey hair and moustache, General Brompton in Hole In One.
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