TV Classics Clothing At Auction Today

By Hazel Last edited 142 months ago
TV Classics Clothing At Auction Today

If you are after a new spring wardrobe and have a bit of cash to spend on some new outfits now the season is about to change, you've got today to bid for your favourite velvet cape and long stripy woollen scarf combination at Bonhams auction house in Knightsbridge. Bonhams is the oldest and largest auctioneer of fine art and antiques in Britain - terribly highbrow but for today, one of their salerooms will become a big dressing up box.

Approximately 350 lots are on offer from London costume maker Angels, including Madonna's dresses from Evita and the Batman and Robin outfits from a well-known episode of Only Fools and Horses (sold for £8,500.00). Bonhams has transformed one of their rooms into a star's dressing room for bidders to try on the costumes before pledging their bank balances to a purchase; we can just hear the giggling over the sound of the auctioneer's gavel.

We like to think that there aren't many people out there who believe their lives are incomplete without Sean Connery's James Bond dinner jacket or a Tom Baker-era Dr Who frilly frock coat but we are monitoring the results of today's sale, which is likely to be quite eye-watering. The brown cloak Sir Alec Guinness wore in Stars Wars could fetch at least £40,000. Benny Hill's beret has already gone for £260.00. We can confirm someone is now the proud owner of Jim Broadbent's "cape and underwear" from the film Topsy Turvy for the bargain price of £400.00. Full details of the auction and the chance to see what you could have taken home if you really, really, really loved that black blazer with white piping from The Prisoner...

Last Updated 06 March 2007