Captain Scarlet Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Captain Scarlet Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the 1960s British science-fiction puppet series Captain Scarlet.

Brief history/biography

Captain Scarlet, (also known as Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons) is a British science-fiction television series which ran from 1967 to 1968. The series was unique and groundbreaking for its time because all of the characters were marionette puppets; (a technique which has now been coined as "Supermarionation").

Another series titled Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet (or New Captain Scarlet) aired in 2005 and is a "reboot" of the original 1967 series.

The Captain Scarlet franchise has now expanded to a collection of toy dolls, video games, audio episodes, novels and comic books as well.

Types of Captain Scarlet Collectibles And Memorabilia

Props

  • Christie's in London sold an original puppet head for the character Symphony Angel (circa 1967) for £1,955 in December of 1998.

Toys

Christie's in London sold:

  • A Captain Scarlet doll along with a Captain Scarlet Angel Aircraft, a Captain Scarlet 3-D painting kit, a Joe 90 "Give-a-show" projector, a Joe 90 "Attack of the Tiger" view master, a Quercetti Fireball Spaceship along with instructions and a parachute, and a Bell Toys Supercar TV projector for £770 in October of 1994.
  • Lady Penelope's FAB 1, a 104 Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle, a 105 Maximum Security Vehicle, a 103 Spectrum Patrol Car and a 109 Gabriel's Model T-Ford (all in their original boxes) for £1,116 in July of 2002.
  • A replica model of Captain Blue from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons along with a display stand and brass plate which reads "Capt. Blue by Terry Curtis" for £4,700 in May of 2003.
  • A Dinky 100 FAB 1 with six rockets and four harpoons, a 104 Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle and a 105 Maximum Security Vehicle (all in their original boxes) for £470 in July of 2001.
  • A metallic blue 106 Thunderbirds 2 (circa 1978), a 108 "Sam's car", a 102 "Joe's car", a gold 352 "Ed Straker's car", a 109 Gabriel Model T-Ford (in its original box), and a 103 Spectrum Patrol Car for £564 in July of 2002.
  • A modern-working replica puppet of Captain Paul Travers from "Thunderbirds are Go" along with a display stand with a brass plate which reads "Capt. Paul Travers by Terry Curtis" for £4,113 in May of 2003.

Artwork

Christie's in London sold:

  • The original acetate sheet of Captain Scarlet trapped in a room with spiked walls which was replaced with a sheet of film for £3,995 in July of 2002.
  • The original acetate sheet of Captain Scarlet falling from a skyscraper which was replaced with a sheet of film for £3,055 in July of 2002.
  • The original acetate sheet of Captain Scarlet pinned under rocks which was replaced with a sheet of film for £3,173 in July of 2002.
  • The original acetate sheet of Captain Scarlet being "menaced" by a cobra snake which was replaced with a sheet of film for £3,290 in July of 2002.
  • The original acetate sheet of Captain Scarlet under four crates which are falling from an upper-story window which was replaced with a sheet of film for £3,055 in July of 2002.
  • The original acetate sheet of Captain Scarlet being circled by two sharks in the ocean which was replaced with a sheet of film for £3,760 in July of 2002.
  • The original acetate sheet of Scarlet falling off a pile of rocks in front of a tank which was replaced with a sheet of film for £3,055 in July of 2002.
  • The original acetate sheet of Captain Scarlet falling from a speeding car which was replaced with a sheet of film for £3,055 in July of 2002.
  • The original acetate sheet of Captain Scarlet falling under a wall of flames between large cans of inflammable liquid which was replaced with a sheet of film for £3,055 in July of 2002.

Guide for collectors

Captain Scarlet toys and model vehicles which are still in their original boxes are considered to be the most valuable and rare.

Restoration of a Captain Scarlet toy, costume or prop is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Captain Scarlet memorabilia, visit www.midlandmemorabilia.co.uk or www.bbc.co.uk/cult/anderson/scarlet

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