Star Wars auction includes Princess Leia costume, miniatures, posters
If Force Friday merchandise wasn’t quite enough to satiate your appetite for Star Wars memorabilia, a California-based auction house will make available some iconic costumes and miniatures used in the franchise’s filming.
Profiles in History has announced that it’s auctioning more than 50 items, including many posters from producer Gary Kurtz’s personal collection, but the most enticing items may be those used to actually create some of the most memorable moments in the Star Wars franchise. Among the items set to be auctioned off are a Blockade Runner miniature, the type of ship first glimpsed in the opening seconds of A New Hope, Leia’s slave costume from Return of the Jedi, and a Jabba the Hutt maquette.
The prequel trilogy isn’t forgotten either, as items like a Naboo blaster from The Phantom Menace will also be up for auction. Profiles has a full catalog of the items that will be auctioned off, from a prototype Darth Vader helmet to miniatures depicting the Death Star under construction, but be warned—it will take some deep pockets to enter the bidding race for the items, with some of the items starting at bids north of $100,000.
The auction, which includes other film memorabilia, will be held on Sept. 29, Sept. 30, and Oct. 1, with various items being put on the block each day. Check out all of the items that will be available and, if you decide to join the bidding, may the force be with you.
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