Being a moderately signed up geek, I am quite keen on Doctor Who. Unlike some people I know (glares!), for me, it is just a bit of light entertainment, not The Meaning of Life as some seem to treat it.
However, I was still rather excited to see that Bonhams is going to sell off some of the BBC’s Dr Who memorabilia – which usually means public viewing days to have a look at the goodies. As usual, I can’t afford to buy anything, but I can go for a look.
Although public viewing days for auctions are normally free, this time they are being charged for – I guess Bonhams guessed it would be rather popular and spotted the opportunity to cash in on it – damn!
Entrance to the view and to the sale will be by catalogue only. Catalogues cost Â£15 and each catalogue admits two people. Children go free if accompanied by an adult, and a minimum of Â£5 from each catalogue sale will be donated to ‘Children in Need’.
Still, you do get the catalogue to keep, and sales catalogues do tend to be rather good quality – expect a lot of glossy photos and history about each prop.
PS: Yes, they are selling a DALEK – if you have a spare £5,000-£7,000 lying around.
The viewing days are:
Sun 21 February 11am – 3pm
Mon 22 February 9am – 4.30pm
Tue 23 February 9am – 4.30pm
Wed 24 February 9am – 12noon
I think I might try to go on Monday – as I suspect the place will be PACKED on Sunday with lots of adult-sized children oohing and ahhing over the props.