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Goonie movie wardrobe item goes up for auction
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on September 8, 2017 12:01AM


“The Goonies” fans might want to shake their penny jars for this one: Data’s stunt trench coat, which he wore in several scenes in the cult classic film, is up for auction by the Prop Store in London, but it ain’t cheap. Bids on the coat begin at noon (British Summer Time) Sept. 26.

The starting offer is £7,500 ($9,688), and the double-breasted coat is expected to fetch between £15,000 to £25,000 ($19,381 to $32,302). Yes, they accept call-in bids. Here’s a description of the coat (and two photos are shown) from the Prop Store website (http://tinyurl.com/DataCoat):

“The double-breasted trench coat is made of olive green material and features 24 patches stitched to the front … selected by the costume department from spare patches made for older productions. For example, Data’s “Artanis Productions” (Sinatra spelled backwards) was believed to be made for the 1965 film “None But the Brave.” … The jacket shows a small cut at the back for the stunt harness wires. Inside the coat is a wardrobe label that reads ‘Double Data #1 Stunt,’ indicating the piece was likely used by stunt performer Laura Dash. It is signed on the interior by Ke Huy Quan in dark blue ink. The piece shows some wear due to production use and age … (but) the costume remains in very fine overall condition.”



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