Doctor Who fan clears out house, discovers rare 1966 Dalek worth £38,000

The Dalek is believed to have sold for record price

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A Doctor Who fan sold his rare 1966 Dalek for a record price after his wife told him to get rid of his memorabilia so they could downsize. 

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The Dalek sold for £38,000 to a UK bidder reports the BBC, after 30 people “fiercely contested” the prop.

Auctioneer James Lewis said, “It’s a record for the highest price ever sold”.

The collection also included a Cyberman from the 19th series that sold for £2,000, and a Tardis from a stage show that fetched £1,000. The entire collection sold for almost £90,000.

Before the auction, the seller’s wife said, “There’s no way that we can accommodate all of these things. The last thing I want is a Dalek in the bedroom.

“Everything has to go. We don’t want any of it back.”

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If only our spring cleaning wielded such financial rewards.