ORIGINAL CAPE FOUND
Exciting news has reached The Unmutual Website that an original costume
item from 'The Prisoner' has been found!
An original cape, the colour patterns of which match what can be seen on screen (and those of one sold at Bonham's a while ago), has been sold to 'The Prop Gallery' in North Wales. The cape, which came from Berman's, who were the company who provided the items back in 1966 for filming, is not for sale, but is now owned by a trusted collector who loves the series, and Portmeirion.
Whilst not a unique colour pattern (around 6 of each colour combination were made, clearly seen during the chess game and then worn reversed by the brass band, with only Virginia Maskell's with dominant yellow being truly unique), it is almost certain to have been used in the series, and it is believed that this item was worn by none other than Sheila Allen (Number 14) in the episode 'A, B, & C'.
The Prop Gallery have a high reputation and service, and have a huge catalogue or interesting items, including some items from the 2009 remake of the series for sale right now! Click HERE to visit their website.