A COLLECTION of Star Wars props including an original stormtrooper helmet is tipped to sell for a combined £2.3million.
The white helmet was made for Episode IV: A New Hope in 1977 and was used again in The Empire Strikes Back three years later.
BNPSThe white helmet, which was made for Episode IV: A New Hope in 1977 and was used again in The Empire Strikes Back three years later, is tipped to sell for £385,000[/caption]
BNPSTwo Ewok masks are among the 32 lots for sale[/caption]
BNPSA miniature snowspeeder model, given to Princess Leia actress Carrie Fisher, is valued at £60,000[/caption]
It is expected to sell for £385,000 on July 29.
Luke Skywalker’s blaster gun, valued at £270,000, Darth Maul’s lightsaber gun and two Ewok masks are among the 32 lots for sale.
A miniature snowspeeder model, given to Princess Leia actress Carrie Fisher, is valued at £60,000.
The items are being sold in Dallas, Texas, by John Azarian, a well-known collector of film and TV props.
Auctioneer Brian Chanes said: “John assembled the best Star Wars artefacts that he could find.”
“This includes the Snowspeeder filming miniature coming directly from Carrie Fisher, the stormtrooper helmet directly from costume designer John Mollo, stormtrooper blaster from producer Gary Kurtz, and Darth Maul lightsaber with a signed letter from George Lucas, himself.
“Such an assemblage is unheard of in this field, and this represents an extraordinary opportunity for collectors to acquire such valued items with iron-clad provenance.”