Even before it became crucial to The Force Awakens, the lightsaber passed from Anakin to Luke Skywalker, though Obi-Wan Kenobi, was the iconic weapon in the Star Wars series. And later this month, one of the screen-used props from the first two films is going up for auction.
This screen-used prop from Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back is up for auction this month. All Images: Profiles in History
The Skywalker Lightsaber that was used in both A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back is just one of a slew of impressive lots in the latest auction from Profiles in History. It will take place June 26-28 in Los Angeles.
According to a press release, the company estimates the Skywalker Lightsaber will sell for between $US150,000 ($199,220) and $US250,000 ($332,033). For the past several decades, the precious prop was in the possession of producer Gary Kurtz, who is including a personalised letter to certify authenticity.
Besides that, the auction will also include Bill Paxton's armour from Aliens (estimated to sell for between $US10,000 [$13,281] and $US15,000 [$19,922]); Charlie Bucket's screen-used Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (originally owned by director Mel Stuart and estimated to sell for $US40,000 [$53,125] to $US60,000 [$79,688]); the screen-used Atlantean Sword from Conan the Barbarian (originally owned by director John Milius and estimated to sell for $US40,000 [$53,125] to $US60,000 [$79,688]); and Leonardo DiCaprio's main, screen used-outfit from Titanic, which is estimated to sell for $US100,000 ($132,813) to $US150,000 ($199,220). Just to name a few.
I mean, this is some serious Hollywood history right there.
For the full list of pieces, instructions on registering to bid, and more, visit this website.