Doctor Who's Tardis set for auction
Published 21/06/2010 | 15:22
A Tardis used to transport Christopher Eccleston around the galaxy has landed in more humdrum surroundings.
The Tardis was photographed at Bonhams auction house ahead of a sale of entertainment memorabilia.
Built in 2005 for the ninth Time Lord, it's expected to fetch up to £12,000 at Bonhams' Entertainment Memorabilia auction in London on Wednesday.
A Dalek, which first appeared in Dr Who And The Daleks in 1964 and is thought to be the earliest surviving Dalek, is expected to sell for £3,000.
Stephanie Connell, head of entertainment memorabilia, said of the people expected to snap up the items: "There's a lot of really big Doctor Who collectors and fans. It's an enormously popular show. It has millions and millions of viewers every week. So anybody who is a massive fan of the show or just think Daleks are cool or the Tardis is cool."
Previously unseen U2 photographs, Spitting Image puppets of John and Norma Major, and one of Eric Clapton's guitars are also going under the hammer.
Other items include a Liverpool airport notice autographed by The Beatles on the night of their momentous return to their home city for a premiere of A Hard Day's Night in 1964.
A multi-coloured bomber jacket created for Michael Jackson's Beat It video has an estimated price tag of £8,000 and is just one of 16 items of King of Pop memorabilia.