After shooting "The Mark of the
Rani" in 1984 the laser found it's way into John Nathan-Turner's
office. Living there for the next six years as a display piece.
In May 1990, JNT donated the laser to a fund raising auction
conducted by a small convention in London. The convention was
organized by noted collector Mark Short and in addition to JNT
was attended by Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant.
After some active bidding at the auction
the laser went to Steve, a private collector in London. The second
bidder, Tim P. from Essex, almost immediately regretted not bidding
more. A week after the auction was over, Tim tracked down Steve
and bought the laser from him.
I bought the laser from Tim on the 15th
of May 2001 and it now resides in my collection located in Virginia,