A genuine TARDIS door sign, used during the filming of Series 5 of Doctor Who, is being auctioned for charity.
The sign, having been used for filming was damaged en route to a filming location and was then replaced. The damage is apparent. One corner has broken off altogether (although is present and has been reattached by plastic film applied to the rear of the sign). Some of the letters have also come adrift and are missing.
The discarded sign was rescued by Tristan Peatfield, who worked as Stand-by Art Director and then Production Designer on Doctor Who.
The sign in now being sold on ebay, in order to raise money for the charity Peatfield, and his partner Kim, established in the name of their daughter Isabella, who was the youngest British victim of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster.
The Isabella Peatfield fund raises money to support children's projects in Sri Lanka, where Isabella died.
The auction closes on 11th Spetmeber.