"There bound to become collectables the cans are original 8mm film canisters."
That's "original" in what sense of the word?
I'm posting in a thread called "Cool use of old Dr. Who film cans." All of you realize, of course that these film cans are in no way "original" "Doctor Who" cans. The only thing that is related to Doctor Who are the amateur paintings--the film cans are not Doctor Who cans. Since when did the BBC make 8mm prints of Doctor Who? 8mm is a home movie format. As far as I know there is only one film print of Tomb of the Cybermen--the 16mm print returned from Hong Kong.
Nothing suspect about it -- the Tomb cans are from 1992 (?) from a set of prints that were struck by the BBC.
The seller found them on ebay (without the art work of course)... He doesn't have any of the prints.
(BTW - storing films in cans is currently considered a bad idea by most film collectors. Films that are sealed up in cans for long periods of time seem far more prone to develop vinegar syndrome (a breakdown of the acetate base to acetic acid).