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A thread for the many and various Star Wars memorabilia auctions...

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Thought it may be worth having a thread on the various auctions selling Star Wars memorabilia taking place around the world.

Not everything goes for millions, thousands or hundreds - and there’s usually some intriguing items up for grabs too…

 

Coming up in Dudley, UK…

‘May the force be with you! £100,000 Star Wars collection up at auction’:-

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/dudley/2018/09/07/may-the-force-be-with-you-100000-star-wars-collection-up-at-auction/

 

Coming up in London, UK…

‘Han Solo’s Star Wars jacket may fetch £1 million as iconic film memorabilia goes under the hammer’:-

https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/06/han-solos-star-wars-jacket-may-fetch-1-million-as-iconic-film-memorabilia-goes-under-the-hammer-7920126/

& https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45027242

 

June 2018 saw Han Solo’s blaster fetch $550,000 in New York:-

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44592215

^ according to that article… ‘The most expensive piece of Star Wars memorabilia was an R2-D2 droid used in several Star Wars films. It fetched $2.76m in Los Angeles last year’.

^^ With a short video on what some of the more regular memorabilia can fetch too.

 

Also in June 2018… ‘RECORD! Hake’s Americana & Collectibles Sold a 1978 Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi for $76,000–an Auction Record for Any Single Production Action Figure’:-

https://thehotbid.com/2018/06/21/record-hakes-americana-collectibles-sold-a-1978-star-wars-obi-wan-kenobi-for-76000-an-auction-record-for-any-single-production-action-figure/

 

From 2017… ‘Carrie Fisher’s Star Wars scripts will go up for auction, but how well has memorabilia sold in the past?’:-

https://www.verdict.co.uk/star-wars-memorabilia-prices/

 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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‘John Mollo’s personal sketchbooks of the original Star Wars designs offered at Bonhams’…

http://artdaily.com/news/107505/John-Mollo-s-personal-sketchbooks-of-the-original-Star-Wars-designs-offered-at-Bonhams

‘Designing an Empire: The John Mollo Archive’, in London on Tuesday 11th December, 2018
 

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Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Luke Skywalker’s Original Star Wars Lightsaber Is Going up for Auction’…

http://fortune.com/2018/12/03/star-wars-luke-skywalker-lightsaber-auction-hollywood/
 

^ interestingly, Mark Hamill issued a ‘buyer beware’ type message on his twitter page:-

https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1069963379182309382 - ‘Be Advised-There was no ONE lightsaber I used in the films, but many, MANY, both for myself & my stunt-double. Multiple duplicate back-up props are commonplace during production-When the handle ridges were cutting my hands, they even made a few w/ soft sponge ridges! #BuyerBeware’
 

Also worth checking out Roger J Phillips twitter page too - https://twitter.com/roger_christian - some fascinating info and pics from his time on Star Wars as Set Decorator & maker of lightsabers (and his work on other projects too) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002337/

 

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Star Wars Darth Vader costume could go for $2 million at auction’…

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-auction-darth-vader/star-wars-darth-vader-costume-could-go-for-2-million-at-auction-idUKKCN1S309S?rpc=401&

A man who made appearances as Darth Vader at film premieres and fan conventions will sell a costume created in 1979 by the “Star Wars” design team at an auction of classic movie memorabilia next month, auction house Bonhams said.
 

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Rare Boba Fett Star Wars toy sells for a world record £90,000 at auction’:-

An extremely rare rocket firing Boba Fett action figure has sold at auction for £90,000 ($112,926) - a world record for a Star Wars toy

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rare-boba-fett-star-wars-18499178

 

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That looks very cool, but that is a serious amount of cash for something I would very likely break in minutes!

Tighten Up and then turn it all the way up to 11!

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‘STAR WARS’ ORIGINAL DARTH VADER HELMET EXPECTS TO FETCH $450K AT AUCTION’:

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/star-wars-original-darth-vader-helmet-expects-to-fetch-450k-at-auction

‘Profiles in History recently announced its upcoming Icons and Legends of Hollywood auction which will feature the screen-used helmet and mask of none other than Darth Vader. The prop, from the mighty Sith’s The Empire Strikes Back appearance, was worn by the character’s physical actor David Prowse during the film’s most iconic moments — including the scene where Vader reveals to Luke that “No, I am your father.” You’ll have to perform your own James Earl Jones impression.’

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‘An original Vader helmet is, according to Profiles in History, “exceedingly rare and considered the Holy Grail of science fiction artifacts,” and expects to bring in somewhere between $250,000 and $450,000, which would bring it up to the rankings of Han Solo’s classic firearm, which sold for $550,000 last June. But c’mon, Return of The Jedi’s blaster versus the helmet Vader wore during the most famous twist in genre? Sounds like this could be a deal waiting to happen for the right rich collector.’
 

Some other cool looking props from other films in the article as well, including a beat up DeLorean from Back to the Future III

Tighten Up and then turn it all the way up to 11!