Movie Memorabilia fetch high price in auction

Monday, December 15, 2008 Posted by j0e

Movie props fetch high prices even during recession :

The lightsaber used by Luke Skywalker in Star Wars sold for more than £133,000 at an auction of Hollywood props and memorabilia. Actor Mark Hamill used the lightsaber, which was made from an old photography flashgun, in both the original Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.

An original section of the Death Star from the first 1977 movie also fetched £13,300 and C-3PO's helmet and robotic hands worn by British actor Anthony Daniels in the 1983 hit Star Wars: Return of the Jedi sold for £66,444 and £20,000 respectively.

An original set of the three Lord of the Rings books, all first editions printed in 1954 and signed by JRR Tolkien sold for £60,000.Bound in original red cloth, each volume included a fold out map of Middle Earth at the back and used to belong to a student of Tolkien's.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature T-800 Terminator costume from the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day, described by the auction house as an 'incredible and iconic costume ensemble', fetched £13,310.

The first British edition of Ian Fleming's You Only Live Twice in which Fleming wrote:
'To the real James Bond from the thief of his identity' fetched £46,530. The book was given as a present to American Ornithologist James Bond, who died shortly after he met Fleming in 1964.

Jim Carrey's Riddler costume from the 1995 film Batman Forever sold for £21,655 while his cane sold for £6,663.

Christian Bale's Batman cowl from the 2005 film Batman Begins, with two metal rings sewn into the lining in front for attachment to the Batsuit, fetched £11,325.

And from X-men, Wolverine's black leather battle suit sold for £50,000.

Link : Daily Mail

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