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LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 6, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF SOTHEBY'S WORKER HOLDING A PROTOTYPE IMPERIAL STORMTROOPER HELMET FROM 1976 (ESTIMATE VALUE £30,000 - £60,000/$39,321 - $78,642), PART OF THE "STAR WARS" COLLECTIBLES ONLINE AUCTION, "STAR WARS ONLINE" ORIGINAL CONCEPT ARTWORK AND POSTERS FOR "STAR WARS" ON DISPLAY VARIOUS OF ORIGINAL CONCEPT ARTWORK FOR THE AMERICAN POSTER CAMPAIGN BY TOM JUNG, 1977 (ESTIMATE VALUE £15,000 - £20,000/$19,660 - $26,214). IT FEATURES LUKE SKYWALKER AND PRINCESS LEIA IN THE FOREGROUND, IN FRONT OF OBI-WAN KENOBI, WHO IN TURN IS STANDING IN FRONT OF A MENACING DARTH VADER (4 SHOTS) VARIOUS OF "THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK", BRITISH ROYAL CHARITY WORLD PREMIERE POSTER BY RALPH MCQUARRIE, 1980 (ESTIMATE VALUE £16,000 - £24,000/$20,971 - $31,456) (3 SHOTS) VARIOUS OF "STAR WARS", FIRST RUSSIAN RELEASE POSTER BY IGOR MAJSTROVSKY, 1990 (ESTIMATE VALUE £1,200 - £1,800/$1,572 - $2,359) (3 SHOTS) VARIOUS OF BRUCE MARCHANT, CURATOR OF THE AUCTION AND FILM POSTER CONSULTANT FOR SOTHEBY'S WALKING OVER TO DISPLAY AND LOOKING AT IT (3 SHOTS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) CURATOR OF "STAR WARS ONLINE" AUCTION AND FILM POSTER CONSULTANT FOR SOTHEBY'S, BRUCE MARCHANT, ON HOW THIS LATEST ONLINE AUCTION DIFFERS FROM THE AUCTION IN 2015, SAYING: "This is a one hundred and four lots, which has taken over a year to put together, pieces from all over the world, combining film, original film posters, original concept art works, props, toys. So it's a very different thing. It's actually a sale that has been in the plan a long time. And it's, it's something that probably couldn't be duplicated again because there are so many rare and unique items." VARIOUS OF "THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK", TOY FIGURES AND MILLENNIUM FALCON TOY SHOP DISPLAY, 1980, CONTAINING "STAR WARS" PALITOY FIGURES AND MILLENNIUM FALCON SHAPED TO FIT, MOUNTED ON A CUSTOM PAINTED BASE AND SHELF, AGAINST A HAND PAINTED BACKDROP. THIS DISPLAY WAS PRODUCED UNDER LICENCE BY LUCASFILM LTD, AND MADE BY N. J. FARMER ASSOC. LTD. TO PROMOTE THE STAR WARS FIGURES FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF THE FIRST STAR WARS FILM. FIGURES INCLUDE R2-D2, C-3PO CHROME, CHEWBACCA, DARTH VADER, PRINCESS LEIA, PRINCESS LEIA (BESPIN GOWN), LUKE SKYWALKER, LUKE SKYWALKER (X-WING PILOT), LUKE SKYWALKER (BESPIN FATIGUES), HAN SOLO, HAN SOLO (HOTH OUTFIT), STORMTROOPER, POWER DROID, JAWA, OBI-WAN KENOBI, FX-7 MEDICAL DROID, R5-D4, LANDO CALRISSIAN, GREEDO, HAMMERHEAD, WALRUS MAN, SNAGGLETOOTH, BESPIN SECURITY GUARD, BOSSK, IG-88, DEATH STAR DROID AND A REBEL COMMANDER. (ESTIMATE VALUE £7,000 - £10,000/$9,174 - $13,107) (3 SHOTS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) CURATOR OF "STAR WARS ONLINE" AUCTION AND FILM POSTER CONSULTANT FOR SOTHEBY'S, BRUCE MARCHANT, ON HOW RARE THE FIND OF THE "THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK", TOY FIGURES AND MILLENNIUM FALCON TOY SHOP DISPLAY WAS, FOUND IN A SHOP IN TENBY, WALES, SAYING: "The toy, yes, because it's just been sitting gathering dust for 35 years in Wales. You know, top shelf of a toy shop. So, and I've looked everywhere and I can't find another example. But they were must have made a dozen. I didn't know how many were made back in 1983, but you'd have thought the, under licence, they would have made several, handmade these things. But the Millennium Falcon doesn't exist. I can't find any model like that. So it's all been put together specially for this display. So I think it's really exciting if you collect toys to have something like that." TOY FIGURES TOY FIGURES OF LUKE SKYWALKER (L) AND PRINCESS LEIA (R) BEHIND C-3PO CHROME (OUT OF FOCUS) "STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK" BRANDING VARIOUS OF TOY FIGURES OF OBI-WAN KENOBI AND DARTH VADER BATTLING USING A LIGHTSABERS OTHER TOY FIGURES INCLUDING R2-D2 (WHITE ROBOT) (SOUNDBITE) (English) CURATOR OF "STAR WARS ONLINE" AUCTION AND FILM POSTER CONSULTANT FOR SOTHEBY'S, BRUCE MARCHANT, EXPLAINING ABOUT THE "STAR WARS" POSTER BY HOWARD CHAYKIN FROM 1976, SIGNED BY 'LUKE SKYWALKER' ACTOR MARK HAMILL, (ESTIMATE VALUE £5,000 - £8,000/$6,554 - $10,485), SAYING: "This is the earliest poster which was distributed at the San Diego Com Con in '76 to try and create interest for the upcoming (1977) film. It's created by a comic book artist - hence it looks quite comic-y - Howard Chaykin. But what's really fascinating about this is actually it was signed 'best wishes Mark Hamill' and it used to belong to a, one of the first poster dealers, and Mark Hamill came into his shop in America over 30 years ago, where he got it signed. So that's one of my favourite pieces." ACTOR MARK HAMILL'S SIGNATURE ON "STAR WARS" POSTER VARIOUS OF "STAR WARS" POSTER (SOUNDBITE) (English) CURATOR OF "STAR WARS ONLINE" AUCTION AND FILM POSTER CONSULTANT FOR SOTHEBY'S, BRUCE MARCHANT, EXPLAINING ABOUT THE "BRING ME THE HEAD OF DARTH VADER" ONE-OFF ALUMINIUM SCULPTURE BY BRITISH POP ARTIST, CLIVE BARKER, FROM 1999 THAT COMES WITH A "THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK" JUMBO STILL (ESTIMATE VALUE £6,000 - £9,000/$7,864 - $11,796), SAYING: "He's (Barker) a very serious pop artist who was doing coke bottles before (Andy) Warhol in the '60s, and he is still making stuff today. He's a lovely man. But we don't know where this will end up, whether it will go to a modern art collector, or whether it will go to a 'Star Wars' collector. So it's quite exciting to see where it will end up." VARIOUS OF THE "BRING ME THE HEAD OF DARTH VADER" ONE-OFF ALUMINIUM SCULPTURE (SOUNDBITE) (English) CURATOR OF "STAR WARS ONLINE" AUCTION AND FILM POSTER CONSULTANT FOR SOTHEBY'S, BRUCE MARCHANT, EXPLAINING ABOUT THE "RETURN OF THE JEDI", PROMOTIONAL C-3PO HELMET FROM 1983 (ESTIMATE VALUE £15,000 - £25,000/$19,660 - $32,767), SAYING: "This is an original C-PO (C-3PO) head created by one of the people who worked at 'Industrial Light and Magic' (VFX and animation studio) for promotional purposes. To date I can't find another one that's surfaced." VARIOUS OF THE "RETURN OF THE JEDI", PROMOTIONAL C-3PO HELMET VARIOUS OF "RETURN OF THE JEDI", SPECIAL POSTER PRODUCED UNDER LICENCE TO YAMAKATSU AND SOLD IN JAPANESE CINEMAS ONLY, DESIGNED BY NORIYOSHI OHRAI, 1983 (ESTIMATE VALUE £3,000 - £5,000/$3,932 - $6,553) VARIOUS OF "THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK", STYLE B, PURPLE VARIANT BACKGROUND POSTER BY TOM JUNG, 1980 (ESTIMATE VALUE £1,400 - £2,600/$1,835 - $3,408) VARIOUS OF "THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK", SPECIAL CHARACTER SIZE GAUGE CHART BY IVOR BEDDOES, 1978-79 (ESTIMATE VALUE £10,000 - £15,000/$13,107 - $19,660). IT WAS CREATED TO BE DISPLAYED IN THE SPECIAL EFFECTS MODEL MAKING DEPARTMENT, IN ORDER FOR STAFF TO UNDERSTAND AND GAUGE THE DIFFERENT SIZES OF THE CHARACTERS IN THE FILM (3 SHOTS) VARIOUS OF "STAR WARS", SPECIAL JAPANESE RELEASE POSTER BY OHRAI NORIYOSHI, 1978 (ESTIMATE VALUE £1,600 - £2,800/$2,097 - $3,670) (4 SHOTS) ROOM AT SOTHEBY'S SHOWING LARGE "STAR WARS", BILLBOARD POSTER, US, BY TOM JUNG, 1977 (ESTIMATE VALUE £8,000 - £12,000/$10,485 - $15,728) ON DISPLAY TO THE LEFT OF THE TOY SHOP DISPLAY AND "STAR WARS", SPECIAL JAPANESE RELEASE POSTER (ABOVE) "STAR WARS", BILLBOARD POSTER, U.S., BY TOM JUNG, 1977, WITH LUKE SKYWALKER ABOVE PRINCESS LEIA "STAR WARS", BILLBOARD POSTER, U.S., BY TOM JUNG, 1977, WITH THE FAMOUS "STAR WARS" OPENER, READING (English): "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..."
Dateline: 2019

Helmets, 1976 Poster And Toys Top 'Star Wars' Online Auction

Item ID: 121680400

By: Reuters

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