Below were some of my most treasured pieces starting with an original studio puppet body from the time of Supercar, Fireball XL5 or Stingray. I thought initially it was from Thunderbirds but I have been told since that wooden bodies ended with Stingray. Parts of it look unused especially the forearms there are no signs of any hands being attached but as bodies were broken up and parts recycled over and over then some of it would have been used somewhere, I sold the body in 2010.
Above left is the cover of the auction catalogue from 1995 in which the body is listed for sale.
Sylvia Anderson, Mary Turner and John Read were selling off their collections. The body has number 2 written on it which would suggest it was a second body as there were more than one of each main character.
To see what's happen to the puppet body lately click here.
This film can once held the original title and background of episode 37 of Supercar. When I purchased it a large piece of plastic sticky film and sellotape covered the front of the can, over the various labels stuck on it as it passed back and forth from the studio, the film lab
and then the TV station
I thought I could make out an AP films logo beneath everything, so I took the risk of trying to separate it all and it paid off, 2 layers down was an original studio sticker from the early days of Gerry Anderson.
Another very nice vintage piece is this original script from Stingray episode 5 "Treasure down Below".
Written in 1963 by ITC script writting starlwart Dennis Spooner
Dennis wrote sript for many major TV shows of the sixties, including The Saint, The Avengers, Department S,
Jason King to mention just a few.
He also wrote for several Gerry Anderson shows, as well as Stingray he wrote scripts for Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds, UFO and Space 1999.
if you would like to see the opening titles of Stingray on youtube click play
Next male and female puppet hand from the Captain Scarlet, Joe90, Secret Service era. The fingers of which can all be positioned individually as the "skin" has been moulded over a metal armature.