Thursday 25 February 2010

Bonhams Auction Roundup

Plenty of media attention over the Bonhams auction that took place yesterday (24th February), where many of the items fetched far more than their original estimates - a more detailed report with final prices is on the Doctor Who News page.

The BBC published a video of the auction (may not be accessible outside the UK)

Article 1: Fans snap up Doctor Who costumes at auction
Article 2: Doctor Who fan leaves auction with two alien heads

Media coverage after the auction:
Digital Spy(28th) - 'Doctor Who' - The Auction
Wired(26th) - Monster mix-up at Dr. Who prop auction
Metro(26th) - Battered Doctor Who Dalek sells for over £20,000 in prop auction
Evening Standard(25th) - Battered Dalek from 1985 fetches £20,400 at Doctor Who auction
CBC [Canada](25th) - Fans lift sales at Doctor Who auction
Press Association(25th) - Dalek sells for £20,000 at auction
Digital Spy(25th) - Piper's 'Who' pyjamas sold for £1,000
Courier Mail [Australia](25th) - Kylie Minogue's Doctor Who little black dress snapped up
Anorak(25th) - Dr Who Enthusaist Buys Billie Piper’s Worn Pyjamas For £2000
South Wales Echo(25th) - Doctor Who and Torchwood pieces sold at auction
Western Mail(25th) - Doctor Who fans shell out thousands at props auction
The Sun(25th) - Dr Who Much?
Belfast Telegraph(25th) - Fan pays £20k for vintage Dalek
The Daily Star(25th) - Billie in Bed for Fanatics
CBBC(24th) - Dalek success at Dr Who auction
News Antique(24th) - £250,000 'Dr Who' prop sale
Herald Sun [Australia](25th) - Dr Who memorabilia snapped up
Daily Mail(25th) - Doctor Who auction exterminates the recession as show props sell for thousands
Guardian(24th) - Sold to the fanboy in the long scarf

Articles leading up to the auction in the last week:
Metro(24th) - Daleks and Billie Piper's pyjamas for sale in Doctor Who auction
Guardian(24th) - Extortion-ate? Extortion-ate? Doctor Who fans will be hoping not (Bonhams)
This is Money(24th) - Doctor Who auction: Is a Dalek a wise investment? (Bonhams)
The Telegraph [Australia](24th) - Used '88 Dalek, good condition, $10K (Bonhams)
The Times(24th) - Doctor Who fans to battle for Daleks as BBC sells its DIY monsters (Bonhams)
Sideways News(22nd) - Who's up for auction
The Express(20th) - Dalek is a star buy
TMCNet(20th) - BRIEF: Who Goes There?
inancial Times(20th) - Sale of the week: The trappings of Time Lords
CBBC(20th) - In pictures: Doctor Who auction
Little About(20th) - Daleks from Doctor Who expected to fetch 3k each at auction
Telegraph(19th) - Doctor Who Daleks up for auction
Telegraph(20th) - Daleks for sale, can be used for bin or world domination

There was also a feature on Tuesday's The One Show - this is available on the BBC iplayer until the 2nd March.