Precious movie memorabilia from blockbuster hits like “The Godfather,” “Indiana Jones,” and “Titanic” will be going under the hammer, including the light-up head of C-3PO from the Star Wars franchise, which may fetch $1.2 million.
London’s Propstore will be putting a variety of movie and TV memorabilia up for auction from November 9 to November 12. More than 1,800 pieces are part of the sale, which will take place online, as per CNN.
Among these valuable items is a light-up head of C-3PO from the Star Wars movie franchise, from the collection of none other than the droid’s actor himself, Anthony Daniels. The item alone may fetch an estimated $1.2 million during the sale. Other items from Daniels include C-3PO’s hands, feet, hand-annotated scripts from the films, and an unopened cereal box that the droid used as a prop.
“I hope this can bring pleasure to Star Wars fans and collectors all around the world and give them a chance to own a piece of the real thing,” shared Daniels in a press release.
Propstore estimates that the auction will earn an impressive $14.6 million in total, according to People. This makes sense, as C-3PO’s head isn’t the only valuable piece of movie memorabilia in its roster.
Pieces of Hollywood
As per CNN, another piece in the auction is Don Vito Corleone’s coat from The Godfather (the very same one Marlon Brando wore), which may fetch $61,000. A deadly-looking glove worn by the character Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street will also be available, and may fetch $486,000.
CNN also reported that the largest collection of Blade Runner memorabilia will be available in the auction, including a costume that the character Zhora wore (played by Joanna Cassidy). A bullwhip used by Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom is also part of the sale, and may fetch $243,000.
Other items include Captain America’s shield from Captain America: The First Avenger (with an estimate of $121,947), Stanley Kubrick’s hand-annotated shooting script of The Shining ($73,171), and a waistcoat and pants set worn by Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic (with an estimated price of $115,000-$230,000).
Banner photo from the Propstore website.