Knock Knock Script Up for AuctionBookmark and Share

Monday, 7 May 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Knock Knock - Script (Credit: DWAS)
The Doctor Who Appreciation Society is holding an online auction for charity with a signed script from the last series of Doctor Who up for sale.

The original copy of Mike Bartlett’s script for ‘Knock Knock’ signed by Peter Capaldi, David Suchet, Pearl Mackie and Mike himself is one of 17 objects being sold to raise money for Denville Hall, the actors’s charity supported by Lalla Ward and the Muswell Hill Syrian Refugees Relief Project supported by Peter and Elaine Capaldi.

Other items include Big Finish scripts signed by cast members including Alex Kingston and David Bradley.

The online auction followes a succesful event at the DWAS Convention, The Capitol, which raised £3,887.00 for charities. Over the past 3 years the society has raised £9,182.00 for noble causes.

Full details of the auction can be dound at the auction webside.

Bid for Lunch with Russell T DaviesBookmark and Share

Monday, 4 December 2017 - Reported by Marcus
Gaydio, the UK’s LGBT radio station, is offering the chance to have lunch with former Doctor Who Show Runner Russell T Davies.

The oppotunity is being offered in aid of the Terrence Higgins Trust #SeeRed appeal for World AIDS Day.

The winner has the chance to meet Davies at a central Manchester Restaurant for lunch. They will get an hour with the screenwriter and television producer whose works also include Queer as Folk, Bob & Rose, The Second Coming, Casanova, and the trilogy Cucumber, Tofu and Banana.

The location for this will be Australasia in Manchester and includes your meal on a mutually agreed date before the end of March 2018 Full details including Terms and Conditions via the auction website.

Peter Capaldi Book Cover for AuctionBookmark and Share

Friday, 1 December 2017 - Reported by Marcus
The Metamorphosis - Cover by Peter Capaldi (Credit: House of Illustration)
Peter Capaldi has designed a new, original jacket for a first edition of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka to raise money for House of Illustration – the world’s only public gallery solely dedicated to illustration and graphic arts.

The auction, at Sotheby’s London, on 11 December 2017 - 12 December 2017, will offer a collection of 33 first editions of classic books, each with an original dust-jacket, created and donated by leading artists and designers to benefit House of Illustration.

Each artist selected a book they felt a strong connection to and then created a new dust-jacket or artwork in response to it. The re-worked classics include Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers and George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

Peter Capaldi chose to illustrate The Metamorphosis, the novella written by Franz Kafka which was first published in 1915.
I chose to illustrate the cover of The Metamorphosis because I find the story so powerful, the imagery unforgettable, and the sadness at its heart completely human
The book is expected to raise up to £2000 for the charity which works with schools across London on projects with young people to inspire creativity and enable them to communicate visually, overcoming barriers such as language, literacy levels and special educational needs.

Ahead of the sale, all works will be on display at Sotheby’s London (34-35 New Bond Street) from 8-11 December 2017. In total, thirty-one artists have donated to the sale.

For more information visit Sothebys Website.

Signed Christmas Script Up For AuctionBookmark and Share

Friday, 13 October 2017 - Reported by Marcus

The shooting script for Peter Capaldi's last episode as The Doctor is being sold at a charity auction.

The script for Twice Upon A Time is being auctioned to raise money for Star Trek legend William Shatner's Hollywood Charity Horse Show, a charity set up by the star to raise money to support a number of charities dedicated to helping those in need.

The script is signed by the two Doctor's in the story, Peter Capaldi and David Bradley, as well as other members of the team, and has been donated by Mark Gatiss, who is playing The Captain in the story.

Online bidding in the silent auction begins next Sunday, October 15th

The winner of the auction will not be sent the script until after transmission of the episode this coming Christmas.

A full list of charities supported can be found here.

Seventh Doctor's Hat to be AuctionedBookmark and Share

Thursday, 14 September 2017 - Reported by Marcus
Two treasures from classic Doctor Who are amongst 600 lots of movie memorabilia being sold in a London auction on Tuesday 26th September 2017

Sylvester McCoy’s signature hat from his spell as the seventh Doctor is up for sale alongside a Necros Dalek Model Miniature from Revelation of the Daleks, which starred Colin Baker. Both are estimated to sell for between £8,000 – £10,000.

These iconic pieces of television history will be sold alongside props and costumes from over 200 films and television shows, worth £2-£3 million, at Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction.

A preview exhibition presenting over 300 auction lots will take place until 26th September at the BFI IMAX in Waterloo, London, where movie fans and collectors alike can see these incredible pieces of movie history up-close.

Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO, commented on the upcoming auction
We’re very pleased to be able to offer two iconic lots from classic Doctor Who as part of our live auction. These great items and hundreds more will go under the hammer at Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction on 26th September 2017 at London’s BFI IMAX proudly presented by ODEON.
The auction will be live-streamed online for fans to track the bidding on auction day. Registration and bidding is now open. Bids can be placed online, over the phone or in person.

The free exhibition is open to the public at the BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London, England SE1 8XR from 10:00am to 9:30pm, until 26th September 2017.

Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction, in partnership with the BFI IMAX proudly presented by ODEON, will also take place at the BFI IMAX Waterloo on Tuesday 26th September 2017 from 12:00pm.

Peter Capaldi signed script up for auctionBookmark and Share

Saturday, 26 August 2017 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The Doctor Who Appreciation Society have launched an auction on behalf of Syrian Refugees in North London, a charity run from Muswell Hill Methodist Church and supported by the current Doctor, Peter Capaldi and his wife Elaine. A number of items are up for auction, including the original readthrough script for the episode Listen, signed and illustrated by the actor.

DWAS: Peter Capaldi charity auction (Credit: DWAS)

The auction ends just after 5pm on the 4th September - visit the DWAS website for full details.

Tennant tops "Doctor" eBay listingsBookmark and Share

Monday, 24 July 2017 - Reported by Chuck Foster
With the recent announcement of a new Doctor, online auction site eBay have taken a look at who is the most popular Doctor in their listings ...

ebay LogoDoctor Who? Tennant leads the way in ranking

With Jodie Whittaker announced as the latest Doctor, has taken a look at the most popular Doctors of all time and revealed that it’s the tenth Doctor – David Tennant – that takes the ‘sonic sceptre’. With nearly 6,000 current listings for ‘David Tennant’ on site (19th July) the online marketplace has revealed that the feisty Scot tops the ranking, selling more than one related item per hour in the last three months!

In at close second is the fourth Doctor, Tom Baker who graced our screens in the 70’s, selling nearly 2,000 related items in the last three months. With popular items of memorabilia including his trusted multi-coloured scarf and canine pal K9.

In third place is the most recent Doctor, Peter Capaldi, whose dry wit and charm has placed him firmly in the nation’s hearts, and seen him sell nearly a 1,000 related items in the last 90 days– that’s 11 items every day. Another recent addition to the ‘Doctor-hood’, Matt Smith, fell into fourth place with 10 related items sold per day and caped crusader Jon Pertwee followed shortly behind in fifth.

With nearly 190,000 listings for Doctor Who listed on 19th July, and a sonic screwdriver selling on site every hour in the last three months, it’s clear that the nation is geared up to greet the latest rendition, this time a Time Lord with a difference.

Top 10 Doctors:
David Tennant
Tom Baker
Peter Capaldi
Matt Smith
Jon Pertwee
Peter Davison
William Hartnell
Patrick Troughton
Paul McGann
Colin Baker

With thanks to: eBay / LAUNCH

Mini heritage plaque for Jon Pertwee up for auctionBookmark and Share

Saturday, 10 December 2016 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Jon Pertwee mini-Heritage Plaque signed auction item (Credit: DWAS)Back in October, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society unveiled a blue heritage plaque at New Wimbleon Theatre in London in honour of the third Doctor, Jon Pertwee. The Society has now produced 25 miniture versions which are available to purchase from their website, but have also put a special one up for auction which includes signatures from many of the guests who attended the event:

June Whitfield, Fenella Fielding, Barry Cryer, Jon Culshaw, Ingeborg Pertwee, Dariel Pertwee, Lorraine Chase, Timothy Combe, Michael Ferguson, Bob Baker, Katy Manning, Jeremy Bulloch, Richard Franklin, Peter Miles, David Banks, Prentis Hancock, Graeme Harper, Cy Town

All proceeds from this auction will be paid into the Society's 'Plaque Fund', which raises money to pay for the plaque at New Wimbledon Theatre, The Dedication event, and for The Grand Order of Water Rats which Jon was an enthusiastic supporter of during his life.

The plaque is approx 30cm diameter and comes with rear fixing tape for wall display.

You can view and bid on the item via their auction page on Ebay.

Peter Capaldi Shooting Script for AuctionBookmark and Share

Friday, 9 December 2016 - Reported by Marcus
House of Illustration (Credit: Sotheby's London)
Peter Capaldi has donated a 72-page Doctor Who shooting script of his first Dalek story, Into the Dalek to a fund-raising auction taking place at Sotheby's next Tuesday 13th December.

The script, complete with a lavishly illustrated title page, is a complete one-off. The lot also includes two postcards inscribed ‘Best wishes from Peter Capaldi Doctor ?’.

It is part of over 40 original illustrations up for auction, by leading artists, designers, and musicians, including Quentin Blake, Brian Eno, Eric Clapton, Oliver Jeffers, Emma Chichester Clark, David Shrigley, Peter Brooks, Peter Blake, Paul Smith, and Margaret Howell.

The auction is to raise money for House of Illustration, the UK’s only public gallery devoted to illustration, based in King’s Cross in London. The registered charity receives no public funding, raising all the money from admissions, retail and fundraising. The gallery puts on exhibitions and events, promotes new illustration talent, commissions new art work and organises an illustrator led learning programme for schools, families, students and enthusiasts of all ages.

The auction starts at 2.30pm and you can bid in person, by phone or online. The works will be displayed to the public at Sotheby’s on Friday 9th – Monday 12th December.

The artworks can also be viewed online by going to Sotheby's Website and looking for lot number 287.

Doctor Who AuctionBookmark and Share

Saturday, 24 September 2016 - Reported by Marcus
A number of props and costumes from Doctor Who are being sold as part of the Prop Store Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction taking place on September 27th.

Items for sale include a Resurrection of the Daleks Shooting Running Order signed by cast members Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson, Rodney Bewes, Rula Lenska, Terry Molloy and Royce Mills and a Vengeance On Varos Guard Costume.

Other lots include an Autographed Collectors Card Set, a Battlefield Special Effects Pistol and Holster and a Pyrotechnic Sterling Submachine Gun first used in Fury from the Deep.

The auction is being held at the Odeon Imax at Waterloo in London next Tuesday.

Full details on the Auction Website

Want to buy a Dalek?Bookmark and Share

Monday, 18 July 2016 - Reported by Marcus
A New TV series is looking for people who might be interested in buying a Dalek.

Crook Productions are preparing a TV auction show called ‘Sell or Swap', where viewers can bid on a mix of items ranging from expensive antiques through to a second hand speed boat or some unique memorabilia.

One of the items being auctioned is a life size replica of a black Dalek. The production company are looking for potential buyers before the auction goes ahead on Tuesday 26th July in Bristol.

Potential buyers would have the opportunity to bid on the item in the auction or if they had an item they wanted to get rid of then there could be the possibility of a swap.

If you are not able to make it to the studio then it might be possible to submit a phone bid.

Anyone interested should contact

FOR SALE Life Size Replica of a Black Dalek Sec

Dalek Sec appeared in Series 2: The Army of Ghosts and Doomsday and Series 3: Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks.

A really good quality fan replica that breaks down into 3 parts Guide Price £2000

Dalek sells for Record £38KBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - Reported by Marcus
Credit: Bamfords
A rare 1960's Dalek has been sold at auction for a record-breaking £38,000, equivalent to $55,000.

The Dalek was originally used in the 1966 feature film Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.. It was one of 3 Daleks given away by Sugar Puffs in their promotional competition for the film. It was one of 67 items of Film and Television Memorabilia sold by a single collector, at an auction on Wednesday, organised by Bamfords in Derby.

The Dalek drew considerable attention, with around 30 bidders contesting the sale. The price of £38,000 is believed to be the highest price paid for such a prop and was much higher than the estimated sale price of £15,000. The successful bidder lives in London, defeating interest from America, Australia, New Zealand and Belgium.

The seller's wife told the BBC the collection was being sold as the couple needed to downsize
There's no way that we can accommodate all of these things. The last thing I want is a Dalek in the bedroom. Everything has to go. We don't want any of it back. I'm locking my husband in a straitjacket in the garden shed so he can't bid on any of it again.
The entire collection sold for more than £90,000. It included a Cyberman from classic story Earthshock, that sold for £2,000, and a TARDIS from the Doctor Who stage show that fetched £1,000.

Classic Series Costumes Up For SaleBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 - Reported by Marcus
A number of costumes and props from the classic series of Doctor Who are up for auction in the Bamfords Film and Memorabilia Sale, taking place in Derby on Wednesday 8th June 2016.

Items include a Cyberman costume from the 1982 story Earthshock; a Thal space suit costume from the 1973 story Planet of the Daleks; a space pack worn by Peter Davison in the 1983 story Enlightenment; a Dalek Trooper costume from the 16984 story Resurrection of the Dalek; a Magma Beast costume from the 1984 story The Caves of Androzanii; a Soldeed costume from 1979 story The Horns of Nimon; an Ice Warrior costume from the 1974 story The Monster of Peladon; and a Mara Snake Effigy from the 1983 story Snakedance.

A number of small props and collectables are also available.

Full deails on the Bamfords website.

Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia AuctionBookmark and Share

Friday, 4 December 2015 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The traditional December Entertainment Memorabilia auction at Bonhams takes place on Thursday 10th December this year, and amidst the usual array of props, scripts, etc. from film and television are a number from Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Some of the highlights to bankrupt you this Christmas(!) include:

Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction Dec 2015: Yeti homing device from The Web of Fear (Credit: Bonhams)Lot 69: Web of Fear: an original prop yeti homing device

Doctor Who/Patrick Troughton, BBC, 1968

A hollow figure of stained mixed media resin, mounted on a base, accompanied by a black and white still [printed later] from the film showing the vendor in costume as a yeti, height - 11.5cm (4¾in)

Footnotes: The vendor acted on Doctor Who for many years in different roles, including as a yeti in the Web of Fear and was given this prop after filming had ended.

Estimated at £2000-3000 (US$3000-4500)
Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction Dec 15 - Eggshell Proton Drive from The Creature From The Pit (Credit: Bonhams)Lot 70: The Creature From The Pit: an original prop 'eggshell' photon drive

Doctor Who/Tom Baker, BBC, 1979

A hollow 'eggshell' of mixed media resin painted in mottled grey paint, with part of a computer mother board glued to the underneath, the underneath with grey paint to the edge signed and dated by Tom Baker in blue pen, an identical prop can be seen when the Doctor finds the fragment of 'eggshell' which is the 'creature's' space vehicle's photon drive; together with two dyeline copies of construction drawings for the set, the photon drive, 23 x 20 x 4cm (9 x 8 x 1½in) (3)

Footnotes: The vendor was the studio design assistant for these episodes.

Estimated at £1000-1500 (US$1500-2200)
Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction Dec 15 - poster from The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (Credit: Bonhams)Lot 73: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy: two screen used prop circus posters

BBC, 1988

A mixed media of acrylic paint and pen on paper, the posters can be seen in the ticket booking area of the Psychic Circus, approximately 76 x 102cm (30 x 40in)

Footnotes: The vendor was the set designer for these episodes and commissioned the posters to be made.

Estimated at £500-700 (US$750-1000)
Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction Dec 15 - Costumes worn by John Barrowman (Credit: Bonhams)Lot 77: A collection of costumes for John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness

BBC, 2008-2009

Various single items including shirts (some soiled), trousers and accessories, with some duplicates, for episodes including Fragments, Exit Wounds, Day Four

Estimated at £500-700 (US$750-1000)
Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction Dec 15 - Costumes worn by Elisabeth Sladen (Credit: Bonhams)Lot 87: A large collection of costumes for Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith

BBC, 2007-2011,

Mostly part costumes, including several duplicates and five costumes for stunt doubles for episodes including Pilot, School Reunion, The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith, Prisoner of the Judoon, Death of the Doctor; together with various single costume pieces including tops, t-shirts and blouses, full list available on request

Estimated at £500-700 (US$750-1000)

Full list of related auction items

Doctor Who:
69An original Yeti homing device from The Web of Fear£2000-3000
70Prop Eggshell Proton Drive from The Creature From The Pit£1000-1500
71Collection of scripts/construction drawings from Resurrection of the Daleks£500-700
72Camera script from Mysterious Planet and rehearsal script from The Five Doctors£500-700
73Circus posters from The Greatest Show in the Galaxy£500-700
74Scripts and production drawings from The Greatest Show in the Galaxy£500-700
75Scripts, designs and production paperwork from The Curse of Fenric£500-700
76Chemical bomb and construction paperwork from The Curse of Fenric£500-700
77Collection of costumes as worn by John Barrowman (Jack)£500-700
78Collection of costumes as worn by Kai Owen (Rhys)£300-500
79Collection of costumes including as worn by Indira Varma (Suzie)£400-600
80Collection of costumes as worn by Eve Myles (Gwen)£500-700
81Collection of costumes including as worn by Nerys Hughes (Brenda)£400-600
82Collection of costumes as worn by Burn Gorman (Owen)£400-600
83Collection of costumes as worn by Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto)£400-600
The Sarah Jane Adventures:
84Collection of costumes as worn by Anjli Mohindra (Rani)£500-700
85Collection of costumes as worn by Daniel Anthony (Clyde)£400-600
86Collection of costumes as worn by Sinead Michael (Sky)£400-600
87Collection of costumes as worn by Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah)£500-700
88Collection of costumes including as worn by Julie Graham (Ruby)£400-600
89Collection of costumes as worn by Tommy Knight (Luke)£300-500
90Collection of Bubbleshock Factory costumes from Invasion of the Bane£200-300

The full catalogue can be downloaded from the Bonhams website.