LONDON (REUTERS) – Fancy carrying Han Solo’s jacket? Or maybe donning Indiana Jones’ fedora hat? Or how a couple of journey on Marty McFly’s hoverboard?
Movie buffs have an opportunity to get their palms on a treasure trove of memorabilia from fan favourites akin to Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Back to the Future II in an public sale of movie props and costumes in London this month.
London and Los Angeles-based Prop Store, which sells the objects, is placing greater than 600 heaps from some 150 motion pictures and tv reveals, underneath the hammer on Sept 20.
“This collection is unique and special just because of the calibre and volume of recognisable and iconic props and costumes,” Props Store founder and chief govt officer Stephen Lane informed Reuters on Thursday (Sept 6) at an exhibition of the public sale objects.
The main lot of the sale is the jacket worn by Han Solo, performed by Harrison Ford, within the 1980 movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, which is anticipated to fetch between £500,000 to £1 million (S$890,000 to S$1.7 million).
The blue-grey jacket, which was found by Lane at a fancy dress home and screen-matched, is “the only significant Han Solo costume piece from the original trilogy ever to come to public auction”, the company says.
Other Star Wars objects embody a Stormtrooper helmet from The Last Jedi movie, estimated at £30,000-£50,000 and being bought for charity, in addition to Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber from Revenge Of The Sith film, anticipated to promote for £50,000-£100,000.
Back To The Future followers have the possibility to purchase one of many hoverboards Michael J. Fox used within the 1989 sci-fi sequel.
That is seen fetching £30,000 to £50,000.
A fedora hat Ford wore as Indiana Jones in Raiders Of The Lost Ark is estimated at £200,000-£300,000.
Other public sale objects embody Captain America’s distressed military rescue costume from the 2011 The First Avenger movie in addition to a Superman costume, worn by Christopher Reeve.