7 January 2013

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic sci-fi series Doctor Who in 2013, Harlequin Goldsmiths has created a collection of Limited Edition Sterling silver and 9ct gold statuaries, together with a range of jewellery for both ladies and gentlemen.

The website of Harlequin Goldsmiths will launch in January 2013, allowing fans of the world’s longest running sci-fi series to view the company’s celebratory merchandise which will be released throughout the Anniversary year. This can be done by clicking on Harlequin’s ‘Time For An Adventure’ feature on their Doctor Who homepage. First to be launched in January will be the iconic TARDIS and collectors’ Ingots, and most pieces will be available to pre-order the month before their release. Statuaries will be manufactured from Sterling silver and 9ct gold, and these will include the TARDIS, Ingots, Daleks, Cybermen and the Sonic Screwdrivers.

Specific details regarding jewellery will be available from 1st February for the ladies’ range and from 1st May for the gentlemen’s range.

For the first time in its history, the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office has granted BBC Worldwide the use of its iconic trademark to form part of a London hallmark. BBC Worldwide and Harlequin Goldsmiths are proud to announce the release of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary mark. Only Doctor Who statuaries and jewellery manufactured by Harlequin Goldsmiths in 2013 will bear this special hallmark, following which the mark will be discontinued and the punch presented to the BBC archives.

The Large Sterling Silver TARDIS (pictured-right) is approximately 125mm x 56mm x 56mm and wigs approximately 420g. It will be stamped with the unique BBC Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Hallmark and presented in a black box lined with the cosmos, finished at the base with a drawer containing the TARDIS key and issued with a Certificate of Authenticity. The edition of this specification is limited to 250 pieces.

The Gold Ingots (pictured-right) are made up of 1oz (31g) of solid act gold and measure approximately 34mm x 18mm x 6mm.

Each one will feature the enlarged BBC Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Hallmark stamped onto the face, the background to which will then be enamelled in TARDIS blue, and is issued with a Certificate of Authenticity. The edition of this specification is limited to 500 pieces.

Fans are able to participate in the progress of the Doctor Who collection by following Harlequin on Twitter; @HarlequinGifts, Facebook and by logging onto www.harlequin-goldsmiths.com from the middle of January, 2013 or emailing the company at enquiries@harlequin-goldsmiths.com.

[Source: Harlequin Gifts]

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