Cult TV star Peter Wyngarde’s snakeskin jacket sells at auction

Peter Wyngarde

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Peter Wyngarde keeping his Ideal Dressed Person of 1970 award, presented to him by Miss Radio Luxembourg, Ann Chalice on Carnaby Avenue

A snakeskin jacket and a “ideal dressed man” award ended up among the the objects belonging to 1970s Television star Peter Wyngarde to market at auction.

The actor, who starred in ITV’s Section S and the spin-off Jason King, died aged 90 in January 2018.

The sale was conducted online, presided in excess of by auctioneer Andrew Stowe in his Bristol dwelling space, since of coronavirus distancing restrictions.

He stated it was a uncommon “white glove” sale, that means all loads marketed.

The auction fetched far more than £35,000, with the sartorial award – provided to Wyngarde in 1970 – promoting for £2,200.

Wyngarde’s dress perception is said to have influenced Mike Myers’ comedian creation Austin Powers.

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Wyngarde performed suave detective Jason King in the 1970s

The actor also appeared in Flash Gordon and Dr Who.

Mr Stowe, from East Bristol Auctions, said: “It was a excellent auction and I hope some of the heaps have put smiles on faces – some thing we all incredibly much will need right now.

He extra: “This auction was conducted from a laptop on my eating space table – rather distinctive to the regular auction place environment, but we marketed each individual one whole lot in the sale.

“I believe this may possibly have been the initially live auction ever carried out from an auctioneer’s living place.”

A pair of prop glasses utilized in Wyngarde’s television series offered for £700 and a individual version of his banned 1970 album When Intercourse Leers its Inquisitive Head, bought for £600.