Star Wars: A New Hope X-Wing Starfighter Model Miniature Sells For A Record-Breaking $2.4M At Auction
Bespin refugee - June 22, 2022
SCREEN-MATCHED ILM ‘RED LEADER’ X-WING STARFIGHTER MODEL MINIATURE FROM STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) SELLS FOR A RECORD-BREAKING $2.4M AT AUCTION
THE FIRST DAY OF PROPSTORE’S FOUR-DAY AUCTION SAW OVER 480 LOTS AUCTIONED FOR AN ASTOUNDING $10.2M (£8.2M)
Propstore – one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies - has today announced the results from the first day (yesterday, Tuesday June 21st) of one of the world’s largest live auctions of film and TV memorabilia, with items on offer fetching over $10.2m (£8.2m). The auction continues live over the next three days.
Propstore’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction is being held across four days, Tuesday 21st - Friday 24th June 2022, at their US headquarters in Valencia, California.
Hundreds of bidders from around the world took part in Propstore’s live auction, with bidding taking place live in the auction room, via phone and online. The auction achieved incredible results after one day of exciting and intensive bidding. Over 480 rare and iconic lots were offered on day one of Propstore’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction, with over 1,300 more lots of film and TV memorabilia to be offered over the next three days, including comic books and comic book art to be sold on Friday 24th June.
Registration for the auction is open and online bids can be submitted here: www.propstore.com/liveauction
Notable sales included (sale prices are inclusive of buyer's premium):
Screen-Matched ILM Red Leader X-wing Model-Miniature from Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) sold for $2,375,000 (£1,938,000) Light-Up Full-Size DeLorean Time Machine Replica Used for Official Universal Studios Promotional Events from Back to the Future Trilogy (1985 -1990) sold for $250,000 (£204,000)
Chuck Noland's (Tom Hanks) Screen-Matched Distressed Wilson Volleyball from Cast Away (2000) sold for $187,500 (£153,000)
Indiana Jones' (Harrison Ford) Grail Diary from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) sold for $187,500 (£153,000)
Hand-Painted John Alvin Final One-Sheet Poster Artwork from Gremlins (1984) sold for $175,000 (£143,060)
Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) Stunt Mjolnir Hammer from an Official Marvel Studios Auction from Marvel Studios' Thor (2011) sold for $162,500 (£132,600)
M56 Smartgun from Aliens (1986) for $150,000 (£122,522)
Hero Animatronic Gizmo Puppet from Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) sold for $137,500 (£112,200)
Roy Hobbs' (Robert Redford) Screen-matched "Wonderboy" Baseball Bat from The Natural (1984) sold for $137,500 (£112,349)
Batman's (Michael Keaton) Speargun from Batman Returns (1992) sold for $125,000 (£102,120)
Obi-Wan Kenobi's (Ewan McGregor) Dueling Lightsaber Hilt and Blade from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999) sold for $125,000 (£102,120)
Paul (Brooke McCarter), David (Kiefer Sutherland), Dwayne (Billy Wirth), and Marko's (Alex Winter) Vampire Jackets from The Lost Boys (1987) sold for $118,750 (£97,030)
Hero Metal T-800 Endoskeleton Arm from The Terminator (1984) sold for $118,750 (£97,030)
Marty McFly's (Michael J. Fox) Hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II (1989) sold for $106,250 (£86,700)
SFX Smoking Ghost Trap from Ghostbusters II (1989) sold for $87,500 (£71,490)
Edward Scissorhands' (Johnny Depp) Insert Hand from Edward Scissorhands (1990) sold for $81,250 (£66,300)
Bob Carroll, Jr. Collection: Staff Writer's Complete Series Set of 179 Bound Scripts from I Love Lucy (T.V. Series, 1951 - 1957) sold for $62,500 (£51,000)
Freddy Kruger's (Robert Englund) Protruding Glove and Sweater SFX Rig from Freddy vs. Jason (2003) sold for $59,375 (£48,450)
Jules Winnfield's (Samuel L. Jackson) "Bad Mother Fucker" Wallet from Pulp Fiction (1994) sold for $43,750 (£35,700)
The Bride's (Uma Thurman) Bloodied Hattori Hanzo Sword from Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) sold for $43,750 (£35,700)
Brandon Alinger, Propstore COO commented on the auction:
“Propstore’s four-day Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction out of Los Angeles had an amazing opening day. Bidding was incredibly strong with many pieces outperforming their pre-sale estimates and seventeen lots selling for over $100,000. We were especially thrilled and proud to see the Screen-Matched ILM ‘Red Leader’ X-Wing Starfighter Model Miniature from Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) sell for an astounding $2,375,000. We thank the many film fans and collectors who have taken part in the auction so far and hope to see everyone for the remaining 1,300-plus lots in the auction’s final three days, June 22nd, June 23rd, and June 24th.”
Propstore is now accepting Cryptocurrency as payment for this auction. Through BitPay, customers can select from a variety of popular cryptocurrencies to purchase their items, giving greater flexibility for collectors across the globe. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Propstore sells original movie & television props, costumes and other entertainment memorabilia, regularly hosting live and online auctions in both London and Los Angeles. Founded by CEO Stephen Lane in 1998, Propstore has been a driving force in developing the global market for entertainment memorabilia and regularly offers some of the most sought-after and valuable content in the field. Propstore also manages auction services for a number of studio and production company partners, and operates a Buy-Now sales platform on its website, www.propstore.com
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