Auction Remembrance

DalekThe recent Bonham’s auction of a massive collection of Doctor Who costumes, set components and props certainly caught the imagination of the media – Digital Spy have  provided a full retrospective article of the event.

While not including a full summary of sales, the article takes a supposedly humourous look at the day with the odd pithy comment thrown in to try and amuse.

Most interesting about the event is the breadth of the lots – stuff from the recent series rubbing shoulders with classic series material.

For instance, while a white and gold Imperial Dalek from Remembrance Of The Daleks was sold for £15,600 and a complete Cyberman costume from Silver Nemesis went for £9,600, it cost £3,120 for Kylie’s waitress outfit from Voyage of the Damned – less than the £3,360 paid for Sarah Sutton’s Nyssa outfit from 1982’s Castrovalva!

Probably the lot with the least impressive value however was the comparative bargain of the Torchwood SUV:

“..this flashy Land Rover came equipped with a valid MOT and no doubt plenty of suspicious stains from Captain Jack’s activities in the back seat over the years. Sold for £18,000, the proud owner can now pretend to be the reincarnation of Ianto Jones and cruise around Cardiff picking up pizza for his colleagues.”

Oh and one more thing – a film from The One Show previewing the auction!

Christian Cawley

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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