LONDON (REUTERS) – A jacket worn by Harrison Ford as Han Solo within the Star Wars movie The Empire Strikes Back didn’t promote at a London public sale of film memorabilia on Thursday (Sept 20), the sale’s organisers mentioned.
The blue-grey jacket, which was found at a fancy dress home and screen-matched, is the one vital costume piece from the unique movie trilogy to come to public public sale.
The merchandise had a pre-sale estimate value of between £500,000 kilos and £1 million (S$900,000-S$1.eight million).
But the bidding climbed to £450,000 earlier than stalling.
“Han Solo’s jacket… didn’t meet reserve but we’ve already had a number of post auction enquiries,” mentioned the sale’s organiser, Prop Store, in an announcement.
Collectors had an opportunity to get their palms on movie props and costumes from different movies comparable to Indiana Jones, Forrest Gump and Back To The Future II.
The London and Los Angeles-based Prop Store put greater than 600 tons from some 150 films and tv exhibits up on the market.
Other Star Wars gadgets embrace Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber from the Revenge Of The Sith film, which offered for £110,000.
Star Wars gadgets are among the many most sought-after popular culture collectibles. A gun utilized by Han Solo in The Return Of The Jedi offered for US$550,000 (S$750,000) in June and an R2-D2 droid utilized in a number of movies offered for US$2.7 million.
The most costly merchandise on the public sale was a fedora hat Ford wore as Indiana Jones in Raiders Of The Lost Ark which offered for £320,000.
A hoverboard utilized by Michael J. Fox in Back To The Future Part II offered for £30,000.