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A three-day auction of iconic Hollywood costumes and props — including Prince’s Purple Rain motorcycle jacket, Lucille Ball’s polka dot dress, Superman’s cape, a Star Wars X-Wing model, and more — may have fans digging deep to own a piece of history. Invaluable.com, in partnership with Profiles In History, is touting an impressive selection in the Hollywood Auction 83, running through July 1.
Check out 10 noteworthy items from the auction here.
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'Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope' original screen-used X-Wing Fighter miniature
The highest estimated item, starting at $150,000, goes to the X-Wing Fighter from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. The model comes directly from the collection of Academy Award-winner Grant Clune, the Star Wars chief model maker on the miniature and optical effects unit. The miniature was constructed from the surviving components of blown-up models on set, giving it the authenticity of “battle damage.”
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'Spider-Man 3' costume worn by star Tobey Maguire
Superhero fans can also bid on a look from the Spider-Man 3 catalog. Tobey Maguire wore the red and navy blue, full-body and head mesh jumpsuit during filming of the final installment in Sam Raimi's Spidey trilogy.
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'Back to the Future Part II' Marty McFly hoverboard
Of course, if costumes can’t fit in a buyer’s closet, perhaps the hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II will suffice. Michael J. Fox rode the iconic board — which is composed of lightweight Styrofoam and detailed with pink accents and a Mattel logo — during filming.
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Leonard Nimoy's Spock tunic from 'Star Trek' (Original TV Series)
Leonard Nimoy and Spock followers can flash their Vulcan hand signal in his blue velour Starfleet tunic, worn by the actor in the original series.
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William Shatner's Captain Kirk Starfleet costume from 'Star Trek' (Original TV Series)
But if you're more of a Captain Kirk fan, then his Starfleet uniform may be of greater interest. The gold velour Kirk “Command” tunic comes with a pair of black and gold-flecked pants, with “Shatner Stunt” handwritten inside.
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'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone' Hogwarts acceptance letter
Potterheads who have always wanted to attend Hogwarts can throw their auction paddle in the air for an acceptance letter to the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, used in the production of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
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Lucille Ball's signature polka dot dress for 'I Love Lucy'
Also from the costume department comes a signature dress worn by Lucille Ball's TV alter ego Lucy Ricardo on the beloved I Love Lucy. The polka dot dress, designed by the show's costume designer Elois Jenssen, served as a staple in the actress’s wardrobe on the series.
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'Superman III' Evil Superman cape worn by star Christopher Reeve
Another piece of film history is the “Evil Superman” cape worn by Christopher Reeve in Superman III. The long, deep red cape sports the iconic yellow “S” symbol, outlined in black.
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Prince's signature motorcycle jacket worn in 'Purple Rain'
From the music-meets-movies world comes Prince’s motorcycle jacket from Purple Rain. The black, fine corduroy jacket with white painted pattern was worn by the artist during filming and ultimately gifted to him by Laura Lemaire, makeup artist to both Prince and Apollonia Kotero.
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'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' Kuwahara bicycle
Steven Speilberg fans can ride away with a bike from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’s climactic chase scene. With an estimated starting price of $2,000–$3,000, this is the screen-used Kuwahara labeled BMX-style bicycle ridden by Sean Frye.