Prop Store: Spitting Image Auction


Margaret Thatcher, Nigel Lawson, Tom Hanks and Salman Rushdie are just some of the iconic celebrity puppets available to bidders in Prop Store’s upcoming Spitting Image Auction from Thursday 14th February 2019, with lots closing on Wednesday 27th February 2019. Over 40 puppets will be up for auction, with reserves starting as low as £100.

The BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning satirical British television series, Spitting Image spanned across 18 series between 1984 -1996. The show featured caricatures of prominent celebrities, politicians and members of the Royal Family, with Margaret Thatcher featuring as one of the most memorable and frequently appearing characters throughout the series.

Some of the most notable puppets featuring in the auction include:

  • Margaret Thatcher Puppet Estimate: £2,000 – 3,000
  • Dan Quayle Puppet Head Estimate: £600 – 800
  • Nigel Lawson Puppet Estimate: £600 – 800
  • Boy George Puppet Head Estimate: £400 – 600
  • Tom Hanks Puppet Head Estimate: £300 – 500
  • Robbie Coltrane Puppet Estimate: £400 – 600
  • Salman Rushdie Puppet Estimate: £400 – 600
  • Tatum O’Neal Puppet Head Estimate: £200 – 300
  • Alan Bennett Puppet Estimate £400 – 600
  • Denis Thatcher Puppet Estimate £400 – 600

Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO, said: “We’re thrilled to offering such a fantastic selection of puppets from the legendary British television series, Spitting Image. Over 40 puppets and puppet heads are to be sold between 14th February to 27th February 2019, including the iconic Margaret Thatcher puppet and many other famous faces including Tom Hanks and Robbie Coltrane.”

The auction begins at 10am GMT on Thursday 14th February, with the first lots closing at 3pm GMT on Wednesday 27th February 2019.  Bids can be placed online via the Prop Store website at:


Source: Press Release

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