Anakin Skywalker’s Lightsaber, a Stormtrooper helmet and more to go under the hammer in upcoming London auction
- Instantly recognisable props from the Star Wars franchise including a Stormtrooper helmet from Return of the Jedi (1983) and Anakin Skywalker’s (Hayden Christensen) lightsaber from Revenge of the Sith (2005) are to be sold as part of Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction between Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th November 2021.
- Other fantastic lots include Darth Maul’s (Ray Park) hero lightsaber from The Phantom Menace (1999) which is estimated to sell between £40,000 – £60,000 ($55,000 – $82,500) and C-3PO’s (Anthony Daniels) Hand from The Empire Strikes Back (1980), estimated between £15,000 – £20,000 ($20,610 – $27,480).
- Over 100 Star Wars lots will be sold as part of Prop Store’s 1,000 lot auction. Taking place between 9th – 11th November 2021, the auction features a collection of film memorabilia worth over £5.5 million ($7.6 million).
- Bids can be placed online or by phone from anywhere in the world.
Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO, commented on the upcoming auction – “We’re thrilled to be back with another amazing collection of Star Wars treasures. Fans will have the opportunity to get their hands on some truly iconic pieces from the Star Wars universe, spanning from A New Hope (1979) to The Last Jedi (2017). These incredible lots will be sold together with over 1,000 props and costumes at Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction between 9th – 11th November 2021.”
The Prop Store Live Auction will feature:
- Light-up ILM X-wing Filming Miniature from STAR WARS: EP VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983). Estimate £200,000 – £300,000 ($274,800 – $412,200)
- Stormtrooper Helmet from STAR WARS: EP VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983). Estimate £100,000 – £150,000 ($137,400 – $206,100)
- Light-up R2-M80/KR2-M80/R2-F1P Remote Control Droid from STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016) AND SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018). Estimate £100,000 – £150,000 ($137,400 – $206,100)
- Darth Maul’s (Ray Park) Hero Lightsaber from STAR WARS: EP I – THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999). Estimate £40,000 – £60,000 ($54,960 – $82,440)
- Anakin Skywalker’s (Hayden Christensen) Hero Lightweight Belt Lightsaber from STAR WARS: EP III – REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005). Estimate £40,000 – £60,000 ($54,960 – $82,440)
- Senator Bail Organa’s (Jimmy Smits) Hero Blaster from STAR WARS: EP III – REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005). Estimate £20,000 – £30,000 ($27,480 – $41,220)
- C-3PO’s (Anthony Daniels) Hand from STAR WARS: EP V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980). Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($20,610 – $27,480)
- Hoth Rebel Trooper Pistol from STAR WARS: EP V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980). Estimate £15000 – £20000 ($20,610 – $27,480)
- Untrimmed UK “Gone with the Wind” Style A Quad from STAR WARS: EP V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980). Estimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($13,740 – $20,610)
- Death Star Gun Tower Model Miniature from STAR WARS: EP VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983). Estimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($13,740 – $20,610Promotional DNA Productions Darth Vader Tour Costume from STAR WARS: ORIGINAL TRILOGY VHS RELEASE (1995). Estimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($13,740 – $20,610)
Prop Store’s preview exhibition is now open at their office facility in Hertfordshire, UK. The exhibition features over 120 lots, giving fans the opportunity to see props and costumes from the auction up close and ask questions of the specialists. The exhibition can be viewed by appointment only, please email [email protected] for more details.
Registration is now open and online proxy bids can be submitted here: www.propstore.com/liveauction. The auction will be live streamed online for fans to track the action and participate in bidding themselves.
For the first time, Prop Store will accept Cryptocurrency as payment for this auction. Through BitPay, customers can select from a variety of popular cryptocurrencies to purchase their items, giving greater flexibility for collectors across the globe. Please contact [email protected] for further information.
About Prop Store
Prop Store sells original movie props and costumes and related memorabilia, regularly hosting live and online prop and costume auctions. Over 8,000 items are also available for sale at fixed price on www.propstore.com.
Operating since 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favourite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for a new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting – prop art. Prop Store handles prop disposal, sale, archive and auction services to production companies and distributors as well as fixed price item sale on its website.
In 2020, Prop Store received the Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is widely recognised as the highest accolade for business success in the UK. The award recognises British companies that have excelled in innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.