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Published on July 7th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Price of a Dalek

If you’re the owner of a 1960s classic series Dalekmania era Dalek, it looks as though the recent success of Doctor Who might just boost your bank balance a little.

A recent question in the money section of The Mirror generated the following answer from a reader wondering how much their old toy Dalek was worth:

The very first Doctor Who toys were the battery-powered Daleks made by Louis Marx in 1964. These make more than £200 in great condition today.

You are lucky enough to own one of those early gems. The Holy Grail for Doctor Who collectors is to get hold of a model used to make the show, which can sell for thousands.

Obviously there’s a slight difference in scale there though.

The value of things has always been a matter of discussion among people, and Doctor Who fans are no different, certainly since the shwos return in 2005. Certain trends have seenpaperback books that are less than 20 years old swapping hands for £200 – in some cases more.

For a the best look at the Doctor Who collectors market, check out Howe’s Transcendental Toybox from David J Howe and Arnold T Blumberg, currently available for £23.25 from Amazon .

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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