Fan pays £20k for vintage Dalek
A battered 25-year-old Dalek figure with missing parts sold for more than £20,000 at auction yesterday among an array of |Doctor Who props.
The black and gold ‘Imperial' Mk 1 Dalek, which originally featured in 1985 story Revelation Of The Daleks, drew the highest price at the sale of props at Bonhams in London.
A further white Dalek went for £15,600, with both going for more than double the estimated £7,000.
Also fetching hefty prices were a number of Cyberman costumes, which fetched up to £9,600 each.
The items were part of a sale of more than 160 items from the hit series — both its modern reincarnation and from series dating back to the 1980s and 1970s.
Many of the lots were created from odds and ends, as well as moulded latex and |fibreglass.
Another big-money seller was a specially adapted Range Rover used in the spin-off Torchwood series, which sold for £18,000 and still bears the logo of the shadowy organisation.
Kylie Minogue's waitress outfit and knee-length boots, when she played Astrid Peth in the Voyage Of The Damned Christmas special in 2007, drew £3,120. Tenth Doctor David Tennant's Paul Smith dinner suit fetched £5,040. Actress Billie Piper's multi-coloured polka dot pyjamas and dressing gown from her role as Rose Tyler in 2006 story Army Of Ghosts went for £600.
The Imperial Dalek had a replacement “plunger” arm and eyeball and was missing five shoulder slats and its wheel base, but it did not deter the buyer, who paid £20,400.
Other items included a Sea Devil warrior costume (£2,040) and seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy's hat, hankie and scarf (£1,440).