Darth Vader costume, Stormtrooper Helmet, lightsabers from the Star Wars films will be auctioned off in Los Angeles, California
By: Angela Redding
Los Angeles, CA, (The Hollywood Times) 8/15/2020 “Prop Store is known for focusing on the 1970s and 1980s with our memorabilia auctions, and we’re thrilled to continue our tradition of offering quality Star Wars lots with the original 1977 touring Darth Vader costume in this auction. In addition to being worn at promotional events for the original movie, the helmet’s dome has the distinction of featuring on the Advance poster for The Empire Strikes Back. We’re also auctioning off an original Stormtrooper helmet, an Ewan McGregor Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber handle, and much more. Prop Store is thrilled to be offering such wonderful pieces of the Star Wars universe to fans, together with over 850 props and costumes at Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction on 26th August 2020 and 27th August 2020,” commented Prop Store COO, Brandon Alinger
Star Wars is amongst the most successful franchises ever. The first movie reached theaters in May 1977 and over the years has earned many, many fans.
If you’ve ever wanted to own a Star Wars franchise memorabilia item, your time has come.
Get Your Intergalactic Credits Ready
Collectors of Star Wars movie memorabilia worldwide have the chance to bid on Iconic props and costumes thanks to the Prop Store live-streamed online auction in a few short days. The auction will take place on August 26, 2020, and August 27, 2020. Go to www.propstore.com/liveauction to register.
850 unique and iconic items going under the hammer in upcoming Los Angeles auction
- 1977 Darth Vader Promotional Touring Costume used in the promotion of Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) is estimated to sell between $150,000 – 250,000 (£114.8k – 191.4k) as part of Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction on Wednesday 26th August and Thursday 27th August 2020, featuring a collection of film memorabilia worth over $6 million (£4.8 million)
- Over 850 unique and original items to be made available to bidders in one of the world’s largest live auctions of film and television memorabilia
- Bids can be placed online from anywhere in the world, by phone or in-person
*In-person bidding is subject to any applicable restrictions imposed by the Los Angeles County Department of Health on auction dates.
1977 Darth Vader Promotional Touring Costume from Star Wars: A New Hope (1977). Estimate $150,000 – 250,000 (£114.8k – 191.4k)
Notable items to be sold at the Prop Store auction (with estimated sale prices) include:
- 1977 Darth Vader Promotional Touring Costume from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977). Estimate $150,000 – 250,000 (£114.8k – 191.4k)
- Stormtrooper Helmet from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977). Estimate $60k– 80k (£45.9k – 61.2k)
- Luke and Han on Tauntaun Puppet Armature from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980). Estimate $20k – 30k (£15.3k – 22.9k)
- Duros Alien Mask from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980). Estimate $60k– 80k (£45.9k – 61.2k)
- Count Dooku’s (Christopher Lee) Dueling Lightsaber from STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES (2002). Estimate $30k – 50k (£22.9k – 38.2k)
- Key Chess Piece Armature from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977). Estimate $20k – 30k (£15.3k – 22.9k)
- Chief Ugnaught Alien Mask from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980). Estimate $25k – 35k (£19.1k – 26.8k)
- Obi-Wan Kenobi’s (Ewan McGregor) Dueling Lightsaber Hilt from STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES (2002). Estimate $25k – 35k (£19.1k – 26.8k)
- Production Made Boba Fett Helmet from STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983). Estimate $20k – 30k (£15.3k – 22.9k)
- Stormtrooper Costume from STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN (2019). Estimate $8k – 10k (£6.1 – 7.6k)
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The auction will be live-streamed online for fans to track the bidding on auction day. Registration is now open at www.propstore.com/liveauction. Online proxy bids can now be submitted.