Owning an authentic prop from the original Star Wars trilogy is a dream for many die-hard fans. While the chances of placing a winning bid are remote, movie enthusiasts can attempt to take home some cool memorabilia from Julien’s Auctions. In collaboration with Turner Classic Movies, the company is auctioning off more than 1,400 enticing collectibles.
Dubbed as the “Legends: Hollywood & Royalty” auction, the event will take place from September 6 to 8 in Beverly Hills, California. Fans have the chance to see this fantastic Star Wars collection up close at special exhibitions, events, in catalogs, on television, via the companies’ websites, and social media before the first items are put up for auction.
Princess Leia’s alluring slave costume from Return of the Jedi is estimated at $20,000 – $30,000
Some of the exciting Star Wars items up for sale include Princess Leia’s alluring slave costume from Return of the Jedi, estimated at $20,000 – $30,000. Han Solo’s heavy blaster, known as the DL-44 estimated at $15,000 – $20,000. Chewbacca’s bowcaster from The Force Awakens is estimated at $40,000 – $60,000.
Away from Star Wars, the maroon Starfleet officer’s jacket worn by William Shatner’s Admiral James T. Kirk in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is also up for grabs. The highly coveted jacket is estimated to be worth between $100,000 and $200,000. An original Borg cube studio model created by Industrial Light and Magic for Star Trek: First Contact is also being sold with a value estimated at $50,000 – $70,000.
Pedro Pascal’s trusted IB-94 blaster pistol from Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian is estimated to sell for between $10,000 and $20,000.
Pedro Pascal’s trusted IB-94 blaster pistol from Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian is estimated to sell for between $10,000 and $20,000. The Don Post C-3PO and R2-D2 display statues are also expected to be in high demand.
A free pre-auction public exhibition will be held at Julien’s Auctions from August 28 to September 1 and September 5 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT.
Over the years, various iconic Star Wars movie props and memorabilia have been sold at auctions, fetching substantial prices due to their cultural significance and the dedicated fan base of the franchise. In 2017, a lightsaber used by Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in the first two Star Wars films sold for over $450,000.
Droids like R2-D2 have also been popular auction items. A screen-used R2-D2 unit from the original Star Wars trilogy sold for $2.76 million in 2022. Models and miniatures of vehicles like the Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighters have also been auctioned. A filming miniature of the Millennium Falcon from The Empire Strikes Back was sold for over $2 million in 2015.
Props like blasters, helmets, and masks have also been popular among collectors. Han Solo’s blaster, used by Harrison Ford in Return of the Jedi, was sold for over $550,000 in 2013. Original concept artwork by artist Ralph McQuarrie, capturing the essence of the Star Wars universe, has also been auctioned for fetched substantial prices.
It’s important to note that the value of these items can vary widely based on factors such as their rarity, authenticity, condition, and provenance. The Star Wars franchise’s enduring popularity and cultural impact contribute to the high demand and prices for its memorabilia.