Priceless Nerd Memorabilia Priced, Sold

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Obi-Wan Kenobi’s cloak — the one that slumps to the floor, mysteriously empty, when Darth strikes him down — has been sold at auction for 54,000 pounds. You can check out the auctioner’s announcement here, official press release here. This odd detail jumps out from a BBC report:

While Sir Alec’s cloak was missing, it was loaned to other films – including The Mummy in 1999 – and was even hired out as fancy dress. Its heritage was only realised during a stock-check two years ago, and since then it has formed part of a film memorabilia exhibition in London.

Yeesh. I’m sure its value is in no way diminished by the fact that it reeks of the sweat of the extra who played Pharaoh’s Henchman #6.

The full auction catalog is here. There’s a lot of impossibly choice nerdiana. Only 500 pounds for a black blazer (with white piping) from The Prisoner! And if I point out that it’s egregiously misspelled, does that automatically entitle me to claim “A black robe with frayed detailing from the Dr. Who episode ‘Talons of Weng Chainag,’ 1976-1977″

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