After years of people asking “How much is that Dalek in the window”, a not for sale pepperpot peril residing in a shop Penzance, Cornwall, now very much is.
Collectibles store Steckfensters, located on Chapel Street, recently re-opened after Coronavirus Pandemic restrictions were listed. But the owners of this “bazaar of the bizarre” have, sadly, also announced the quirky store will be closing its doors for good in September… so a certain Skaroan needs a new home.
The Dalek, which has been in the shop’s window for years, is one of three fully-motorised Daleks built by local artist and sculptor Tom Leaper and the late Julian Greenwood-Penny using official plans from the BBC.
It carried a “Not for Sale” sign for years to put an end to people regularly asking its price.
Cornwall Live, which has a full photo feature on the store and its upcoming closure, reports owners of Steckfensters, retired nurse Zoe King and former agony aunt Julia Kamlish inherited it when they took over the business, seven years ago.
Before its long career guarding the shop window, the Dalek was also the mock mayor of Penzance in 2007.
Owners Zoe and Julia are hoping to secure at least £2000 for the Dalek.
With thanks to Mary Freeman for first spotting this on Photo Journalist Greg Martin’s Facebook Page