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IT'S AN ALIEN WORLD OUT THERE

Posted on Martin McIlroy's Blog

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, the Westcountry's leading auction house combed the entire universe to find the purchaser for a jacket from the crew of the ‘Nostromo’ in the film Alien.

 engineer brett's jacket (sc16/721)

Engineer Brett's Jacket (SC16/721)

In this classic film directed by Ridley Scott one of the characters was Engineer Brett, played by Harry Dean Stanton and it was his jacket that was up for auction, together with a photograph of the crew.

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Nostromo Badge (SC16/721)

It was part of a collection consigned to Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood from the estate of the late Sheala Daniall who worked on the accounts and budgets for such films as Alien, Raiders of The Lost Ark and Return of The Jedi.

 nostromo crew (sc16/721)

 Nostromo Crew (SC16/721)

It may be true that “In space no one can hear you scream” but after intense bidding by telephone and Internet the jacket and photograph sold for £2,500.

Next time Christopher Lee and the Hammer House of Horror.



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This article was originally published on Martin McIlroy's Blog on Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:50:41 GMT.

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Martin McIlroyMartin McIlroy

Martin McIlroy is the Head of the Works of Art and Silver Departments at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood.

Martin McIlroy was educated at Exeter School in Devon and took a gap year before continuing his education at Teacher Training College. He subsequently worked at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Exeter, cataloguing reserve collections before spending seven years working for a local auction room gaining further experience.

He joined the internationally renowned auction house Philips in 1982, where he catalogued sales in Exeter, Cornwall and London for sixteen years. He then joined Bearne's in 2000 to catalogue silver and works of art and subsequently became Head of these departments.

His favourite subject is bronze sculpture, church silver, toys and collectables.


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