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By Michelle Duffy     Mar 6, 2007 in Entertainment
That famous cloak worn by the character, Obi-wan Kenobi (played by Sir Alec Guinness in the original Star Wars movie) has been sold at auction for a massive £54,000, a staggering fourteen thousand more than was expected.
The cloak, that has a past still clouded in mystery as it went missing for thirty years has been sold at Angels, a London costume designer and maker company.
The auction which saw the sale of the Doctor Who trench coat and scarf worn by Tom Baker during the seventies go for £24,600 and the helmet worn by Terry Jones in Monty Python's 'The Holy Grail' sell for £11,100 was organised by the company as a means of clearing out some old stock.
Amongst the TV and film treasures were costumes from Evita, Harry Potter and Titanic, all fetching incredible figures.
The warehouse, which is home to some of the greatest memorabilia in TV and film, is fast running out of space due to the company's massive turnover. Such items up for grabs were the Batman and Robin costumes worn by David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst for a feature length episode of 'Only Fools And Horses.' (see picture)
The company also found that the clearance of a large amount of items was set to lower insurance costs for the company that hold over a million and a half costumes in it's warehouse.
The auction was held at Bonhams and staff had opened up their salesroom for a day of fun and delight as prospective buyers were invited to come and try on their goods.
Some James Bond items of clothing were also up for auction, thus concluding a fascinating if not truly expensive day out.
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