Doctor Who Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Doctor Who Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the long-running cult british science fiction show 'Doctor Who'.

Brief history/biography

Doctor Who is a BBC-produced British science fiction television series which has been listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest-running science fiction television show in the world as well as the most successful science fiction series of all time.

The lead character, "The Doctor" has been played by eleven separate actors throughout the series' history:

  • the "First Doctor" was played from William Hartnell from 1963 to 1966
  • the "Second Doctor" was played by Patrick Troughton from 1966 to 1969
  • the "Third Doctor" was played by Jon Pertwee from 1970 to 1974
  • the "Fourth Doctor" was played by Tom Baker from 1974 to 1981
  • the "Fifth Doctor" was played by Peter Davison from 1981 to 1984
  • the "Sixth Doctor" was played by Colin Baker from 1984 to 1986
  • the "Seventh Doctor" was played by Sylvester McCoy from 1987 to 1989 and 1996
  • the "Eighth Doctor" was played by Paul McGann in 1996
  • the "Ninth Doctor" was played by Christopher Eccleston in 2005
  • the "Tenth Doctor" was played by David Tennant from 2005 to 2010
  • and Matt Smith has been portraying the "Eleventh Doctor" since 2010.

There are two Doctor Who feature films (Doctor Who and the Daleks, which was released in 1965, and Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., which was released in 1966).

There have also been various Dr. Who products and merchandise released on the market which range from toys, replica props, picture cards, books, stamps, board games, card games, computer games, action figures and even a pinball game.

Types of Dr Who Collectibles And Memorabilia

Clothing/costumes

  • Bonhams in Knightsbridge sold a Victorian-style frock coat which was worn by Tom Baker (circa 1974 to 1981) for £7,000 in March of 2007.

Props

  • Bonhams in Knightsbridge sold The Master's "tissue compression eliminator" gun which was used by actor Anthony Ainley throughout the 1980s for £1,200 in November of 2005.

Christie's in London sold:

  • A prop Cyberman helmet (made of silver painted fiberglass) which was used in the Doctor Who television series (circa 1960s) for £518 in December of 1999.
  • A scale model of "Tardis," which was used in various Doctor Who episodes between 1965 and 1979 for £10,800 in December of 2005.
  • A replica red and silver Dalek for £1,410 in July of 2000.

Toys

  • Bonham's in Knightsbridge sold nine miniature Doctor Who character figurines depicting the First, Second, Third and Fifth Doctors for £3,000 in November of 2005.

  • Gorringes in Lewes, England sold a collection of Doctor Who toys including figurines of a Giant robot, two Daleks, The Doctor, Leela and The Tardis (all in their original boxes) for £1,150 in September of 2005.

  • Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, New Jersey sold a black plastic robot from the Doctor Who TV series (still in its original box) for $400 in November of 2006.

Guide for collectors

Doctor Who toys and miniature figurines which are still in their original boxes are considered to be more valuable, as well as costumes which were worn by Tom Baker (who played the "Fourth Doctor" in the television series from 1974 to 1981).

Restoration of a Doctor Who costume, movie prop, toy or poster is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Doctor Who memorabilia, visit doctorwhozone.com or www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.

 

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