Life-sized Dalek which appeared on screen with Scots Doctor Who Peter Capaldi in BBC's series to fetch £18K at auction

A life-sized Dalek which appeared on screen with Scots Doctor Who Peter Capaldi is expected to fetch almost £20,000 at auction.

Lot 124, an on-screen used Doctor Who Dalek Sec from Sworder's 'Out of the Ordinary' auction taking place on April 13 (Photo: Sworders).

The 1.6 metre high villain is expected to fetch between £15,000 and £18,000 at an ‘Out of the Ordinary’ auction next week.

The Dalek, known as Dalek Sec in the show, appeared alongside Peter Capaldi in a double episode in 2015 and Matt Smith's Doctor in 2012 episode Asylum of the Daleks.

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It is made to 'new series' specifications - principally of wood, but with fibreglass, metal and plastic elements - and has recently been fitted with a motor so it can be driven around.

The Dalek has a retrofitted internal motor, wheelbase, and a seat making it manouverable (Photo: Sworders).

It will feature in the Out of the Ordinary auction, which will showcase “the truly weird and wonderful”, including the UK's only surviving flea circus.The strange collection includes over 600 lots, including the more creepy and macabre - such as a bald, taxidermy piglet mounted in a tortoiseshell.The biggest attraction of the auction, which is being run by Sworders, based in Stansted, Essex, is the flea fairground set of the 'Smallest Show on Earth'.Professor Len Tomlin became well-known in the mid-1900s for entertaining crowds in Belle Vue, Manchester with his flea circus, in which fleas performed tricks on miniature fairground equipment.The circus later had to close down in the 1960s due to lack of fleas, and his fairground collection later formed part of the Ribchester Museum of Childhood, in Preston, Lancs.But now, Professor Tomlin's flea circus is up for auction at the Sworders 'Out of the Ordinary' auction, which will go live next week - and is expected to fetch between £1,500 and £2,000.The flea circus equipment, which is believed to be the last example in the UK, includes two miniature swing trapezes, a chariot, two bicycles, a windmill, a garden roller, a carriage and a duelling pedestal.

Another expected high-earner at the Sworders Auction is a conversation-starting taxidermy unicorn, rearing up on its hind legs, with its wings spread wide open.The statement piece, standing at two metres tall with a wingspan of 1.95 metres wide, comes with a guide price of a whopping £8,000-£12,000.To view the full list of bizarre items up for sale at the auction taking place on April 13, visit: https://www.sworder.co.uk/.

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