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George Lucas' Panavision Camera
The most expensive piece of Star Wars memorabilia ever sold never even appeared in any of the films – because it was too busy shooting them. This Panavision PSR 35 mm camera was used by George Lucas during principle photography of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope in 1976. It was later acquired by legendary Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds as part of her famous movie memorabilia collection, and sold at Profiles in History in December 2011 for$625,000
Miniature TIE Fighter Model
The most valuable prop on the list is another survivor from the first attack on the Death Star – a screen-used model TIE fighter. The fighter is known to fans as the one which collides with Darth Vader in the trench, allowing Luke to take his shot and sending Vader hurtling off into space to fight another day. As a prop which changed the fate of the galaxy, the TIE fighter model commanded a top price at auction – a record $350,000, realized at Profiles in History in 2008.
Storm Trooper Costume
This set of Imperial Storm trooper costume components features pieces made for both Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. The set was given to a teenage member of an amateur dramatics society in 1993, by another member of the group who had previously worked at Elstree Studios as a pyro-technician. Despite minor damage and restoration, the costume sold for an impressive £205,250 ($319,574) at Christie’s in December 2011
George Lucas-signed Storm Trooper Helmet
The white Imperial Storm trooper helmet has become an iconic piece of 20th century design, serving as inspiration for a generation of designers who grew up with the films. Two such men were Apple designer Sir Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson, who included a helmet when curetting the 2013 Sotheby’s RED charity auction. Signed by George Lucas himself, the helmet sold at the star-studded New York event for $245,000.
X-Wing fighter model
This exceedingly rare X-Wing fighter model was one of the few fully painted and finished models to emerge from the production of Star Wars in one piece. Most were damaged by pyrotechnic effects designed to simulate explosions during filming of the final assault on the Death Star. Measuring approx. 22 in. long by 18 in. wide, the model was consigned from the collection of a multiple Academy Award-wining visual effects supervisor and sold at Profiles in History in December 2012 for **$225,000. *
Empire Strikes Back Snow Trooper helmet
Although numerous Imperial Storm trooper helmets have appeared on the market, this unique example is the only Imperial Snow trooper helmet to ever come to auction. Worn during the battle scenes on the ice planet of Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back, this helmet remained in original production condition more than 30 years later. It sold at Profiles in History in July 2012 for an exceptional $225,000.
Han Solo’s Blaster
Han Solo’s weapon of choice may be a little more down-to-earth, but for collectors it was equally as desirable. Screen-used by Harrison Ford in both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, the blaster was described as “possibly the most exciting science fiction weapon to have been offered for public auction”. It sold at Profiles in History in December 2013 for$200,000.
Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber
The lightsabre is one of the most iconic screen weapons in movie history – “an elegant weapon for a more civilized age” used by generations of Jedi knights. In 2008, the lightsabre used by Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in the first Star Wars film was sold at auction from the personal collection of producer Gary Kurtz. It realized $200,000 at Profiles in History, an auction record for a screen-used lightsabre.
Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing fighter model
This screen-used effects model X-Wing appeared throughout The Empire Strikes Back – identifiable as Luke Skywalker’s fighter by the tiny model R2-D2 behind the cockpit. Bearing battle scars and blast marks, the X-Wing was used in numerous multi-element motion control shots during production. It sold at Profiles in History in July 2012 for $180,000
7’ 3” tall actor Peter Mayhew was immediately cast as Chewbacca by simply standing up to greet George Lucas at a London audition. The character was based on Lucas’ dog Indiana, who often sat next to him in his car like a ‘co-pilot’ (and who later gave his name to a certain Dr Jones). This screen-worn Chewbacca mask, made from yak hair and mohair, was one of five used during filming and is currently the most valuable – having sold for $140,000 at Profiles in History in July 2012.
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