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Bonhams auctions off some iconic movie and TV costumes. Doctor Who, Blackadder, James Bond, Elizabeth I., Robin Hood, The Bounty, Dracula – costumer’s paradise! Buy Braveheart costumes and burn them!

My personal highlight, it won’t surprise anybody to hear, is  the waistcoat of Commodore James Norrington (RN, retired), though. As I’m broke only 5’2″ tall and  could therefore only wear this piece as a nightshirt, I suggest some of you guys bid on it.

SPARKY’S WAISTCOAT – IT COULD BE YOURS FOR £ 300 – 450!

The auction starts on 16 June, 2009, at 11am!

Jack Davenport from Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,2003

A Georgian style ¾ length waistcoat, of cream coloured fabric, with gold braid to edging and pockets, having brass buttons, with floral motif to centre, labelled inside “Angels, The Costumiers“, and inscribed “Jack Davenport, Sept 02
It looks like the 1748 pattern to me (or the 1774 one with too much lametta). Norrington wore white breeches, though, which indicates the latter. Historical blunder or not – Jack Davenport looked awesome in that uniform.

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The website is currently down. It’s a technical problem on the provider’s side; “Good Boy, Sparky!” is not the only site affected. There are rumours about a DDoS  attack, but as the host’s site is down and all connected mail addresses don’t work, I have currently no way to ask what’s going on. Thanks for your patience.

EDIT: Everything’s working again, thanks!

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