Daleks go under the hammer

Models and costumes from Dr Who are going under the hammer at Bonhams in London. You could give the shirt on your back to buy the shirt off David Tennant’s in this sale of BBC memorabilia – or it might be a bargain!

Imperial Dalek Mk 1

Monsters, costumes and props from the BBC’s hit British television show Dr Who are going on sale at Bonhams in Knightsbridge on 24 February at 2pm. The world’s longest-running science fiction series has become a worldwide cult classic, so this is a great opportunity for fans to get their hands on authentic, screen-used props.

Two Daleks, a Sea Devil, and several Cybermen risk sending potential buyers running behind their sofas at the auction, but they can safely emerge when costumes worn by the most-popular Doctor, David Tennant, and his female companions go on sale. The auction is being held with a view to raising funding for future series.

Fans of David Tennant can bid for a blue shirt he wore in several episodes (est £250-£350), or even a full outfit he wore in a Christmas special, Voyage of the Damned (est £2,000-£3,000). Pop princess Kylie Minogue guest-starred in that show and the waitress outfit she wore as Astrid Peth is also tipped for a fast sale (est £2,000-£3,000).

If you’re more into the monsters and aliens from the show, look out for the Daleks (a black Imperial Dalek Mk 1 from Remembrance of the Daleks, 1988, est £2,500-£3,500 or the white Mk 2 est £5,000-£7,000). Or perhaps it was the Cybermen that sent you cowering behind the sofa and you need your own one to face your fears (Cyberman costume from The FIve Doctors in 1983, est £2,500-£3,000). They’ve even selling the SUV used in Torchwood, the sister series starring John Barrowman.

Bonhams, the British auction house founded in 1793, has salerooms around the UK, and worldwide including New York and Hong Kong. Visit their website for further information this and other auctions.