20 May 2011
An Imperial Dalek (Mk 1) from the BBC's Doctor Who series sold for £20,400 at a special sale at Bonhams' Knightsbridge auction house. ...
Doctor Who fans from all over the world had their bids ready as a selection of screen-used props and costumes from the BBC’s Doctor Who Archives went under the hammer at a special sale at Bonhams’ Knightsbridge auction house.
A huge collection of one-off items from the modern and classic shows, as well as spin-off series such as ‘Torchwood’, were on offer, presenting collectors with a rare chance to get their own slice of Doctor Who magic.
Items in the sale ranged from a prop speaker, as seen in the 2008 Christmas special ‘The Runaway Bride’, which sold for only £43, including buyer’s premium, to a complete Martha Jones costume, as worn by Freema Agyeman, which sold for £1,320, inclusive of buyer’s premium.
However, it was the Doctor’s arch enemies that once again proved to be the must-have items with collectors. A complete Cyberman costume, as seen in ‘The Five Doctors’ (November 1983) and ‘Silver Nemesis’ (November 1988) made £9,600, inclusive of buyer’s premium.
The top performer of the sale was an Imperial Dalek (Mk 1), which sold for £20,400, including buyer’s premium. This was closely followed by a Mark II Imperial Dalek, as seen in ‘Remembrance of the Daleks’ from 1988, which achieved £15,600 with buyer’s premium.