Some exciting pieces of Star Wars history are hitting the auction block thanks to the folks over at Profiles in History. Their next auction running from September 29th through October 1st will include some iconic Star Wars pieces from the Original Trilogy including:
Lot 1558 (day 3): Carrie Fisher “Slave Leia” costume from Star Wars
Estimated price: $80,000-$120,000
One of the most memorable costumes from the Star Wars franchise. In addition to the outfit, one-of-a-kind original wax Masters are included. The outfit and masters were worn in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983). The collection comes with pencil drawings of the masters to fit Fisher and a letter of authenticity by Richard Miller, the original designer, sculptor, mold maker and painter of the costume.
Lot 1906 (day 3): Howard Chaykin early advance Star Wars poster
Estimated price: $600-$800
The first poster ever issued for Star Wars in 1977, though it was never distributed to theatres. Poster was rolled, never folded. Poster comes from the collection of Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz.
Lot 1544 (day 3): Screen used “Rebel Fleet Trooper” Helmet
Estimated price: $150,000-$250,000
Original screen used “Rebel Fleet Trooper” helmet from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (19770. One of the iconic, signature helmets worn by the Rebel Fleet Troopers in the first movie released of the Star Wars saga. “Exceedingly rare” helmet, as it’s the only original encountered.
Lot 1561: Section of the “Death Star”
Estimated price: $25,000-$35,000
Vintage and original section from the “Death Star” used in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. 12.25 x 6 x 6 inches. Two “turboblaser” towers were strategically placed on the set piece. These miniature model sections were used to give forced perspective illusions of mass. In very fine condition.
The Star Wars lots (#1535-1563) will hit the auction block on 10/1. Other items include one of the cameras used to film the first movies, Darth Vader Helmet, Stormtrooper helmet, “C-3PO” Oscar presented to Brian Johnson and more.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll be digging in the couch cushions to see what I can pull together to jump in on this bidding.