As we approach the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who, revisit the story of Doctor Who, the occasional series written for the 50th Anniversary, explaining the origins of the programme.

Episode 3 - An Unearthly Series - The Origins of a TV Legend: First published 14 May 2012

Dalek For SaleBookmark and Share

Thursday, 7 October 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Dalek (Credit: Prop Store)

A Dalek believed to have been used in Doctor Who in the 1960s, is up for auction next month. 

The full-size restored Dalek was originally made by Shawcraft, a company used by the BBC for the creation of many props used in Doctor Who during the programmes first four years, from 1963-1967.

The prop is expected to sell for between £30,000 - £50,000

The prop is one of over 120 lots, from some classic Science Fiction fims and TV  programmes, being auctioned by Prop Store UK between Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th November 2021.

Other lots include Spock's Sick Bay Costume from Star Trek: The Motion Picture and  Terminator's Hero Costume from Terminator Genisys.

Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO, commented on the upcoming auction

Prop Store is very happy to be returning again with an incredible collection of sci-fi props and costumes. We’ve got something for everyone, from true classics like Doctor Who and Star Trek, to more recent gems including Ex Machina and Prometheus. These fantastic lots will be sold together with over 1,000 props and costumes at Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction between 9th -11th November 2021

Prop Store will hold a preview exhibition at their office facility in Hertfordshire, UK, between 12th October - 11th November 2021. The exhibition will give fans the opportunity to see props and costumes from the auction up close and ask questions of the specialists. The exhibition can be viewed by appointment only, please email auction@propstore.com for more details. 

Registration for the auction is now open at propstore.com/liveauction. Online proxy bids can be submitted from Tuesday 12th October 2021. The auction will be live-streamed online for fans to track the action and participate in bidding themselves.

In addition, Prop Store is working with The Crypt, a ground-breaking digital museum, built and curated by The Virtually Group. For the first time ever, movie fans across the globe will have the opportunity to get up close and personal in a virtual environment with a selection of the auction’s top lots from anywhere in the world. The virtual gallery is now available to view at crypt.art/exhibitions/prop-store





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DWAS Charity AuctionBookmark and Share

Sunday, 24 February 2019 - Reported by Marcus
The Doctor Who Appreciation Society, DWAS is pleased to auction prints of three pieces of artwork by Alister Pearson.

The artwork was originally drawn for the Titan Script Books range in the early 1990s.

Only two prints of each picture will be available - one to be auctioned at the next DWAS event - The Capitol - in April 2019 and the other open for bids at the eBay site now.

There are three pictures - The Talons of Weng-Chiang and The Daemons are both sold in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Research and The Abominable Snowmen is sold in aid of The Royal Theatrical Fund, a charity supported by Deborah Watling.

Pictures can be signed and dedicated by Alister Pearson for the winning bidders on request.

For more details and to place a bid please visit the eBay site

The Daemons (Credit: DWAS / Alister Pearson)The Talons of Weng-Chiang (Credit: DWAS / Alister Pearson)The Abominable Snowmen (Credit: DWAS / Alister Pearson)




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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.




FILTER: - Auctions - DWAS

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.




FILTER: - Auctions - Russell T Davies

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.




FILTER: - Auctions - Peter Capaldi

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.




FILTER: - Auctions - Peter Capaldi

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.




FILTER: - Auctions - Merchandise - Seventh Doctor

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.





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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 eBay.co.uk ranking

With Jodie Whittaker announced as the latest Doctor, eBay.co.uk 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




FILTER: - Auctions - David Tennant

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.





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