DVLA Personalised Registrations Serves Up a Delight for Dr Who Fans!
November 20, 2017
DVLA Personalised Registrations has served up what must surely be the perfect registration for any Dr Who aficionado with 63 WHO among the 1,250 lots being auctioned during the Agency’s final three-day live sale of 2017.
Incredibly, the sale of 63 WHO – which marks the year the TV programme was launched – could not be timelier. For the registration will go under the gavel at approximately 5pm on Friday, November 24 – almost exactly 54 years to the day that actor William Hartnell stepped out as the first iconic Dr Who at precisely 5.15pm on November 23, 1963.
Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Senior Sales Manager, said: “We are always looking for personalised registrations that truly stand out and, I’m sure, that for any true Dr Who fan out there 63 WHO could well be ideal. Dr Who is such an iconic TV programme loved by legions of people of all ages. It’s also quite incredible to think the registration will go under the hammer towards the closing stages of our final live auction of the year – almost exactly 54 years to the day the programme first aired.”
The ‘Dr Who’ registration is just one of 1,250 being auctioned during the three day event at Wychwood Park near Crewe. While Manchester City and Manchester United are battling it out at the top of the Premiership, the auction will see MA17 CTY and MA17 UTD with a clear correlation to the two clubs, each set with £700 reserves, go head-to-head. Other notable registrations include those name-related like DOU 9G (£350 reserve), ELL 107X (£250) and PA11 DDY (£400). As for the more fun related there’s EYE 517E (£250) for any optician and BAT 30Y (£300) for any person who studies or has an obsession with bats.
Ms Davies, added: “2017 has been yet another incredibly successful year for the sale of personalised registrations. We have experienced auctions with sales of over 99.5 per cent which clearly shows that the popularity of personalised registrations with motorists continues. With the range we are auctioning at Wychwood Park I am sure that success will continue.”
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