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  • Star Wars film-used model to make $259,000?
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    Paul Fraser
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Star Wars film-used model to make $259,000?

The ILM Y-wing model used in 1983's Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi will highlight the Prop Store’s upcoming Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction.

The rare piece of cinema history is estimated to sell for £100,000-200,000 ($129,360-258,720) when it crosses the block at the September 26 sale at the BFI IMAX in London.

At least three were made, although how many have survived is unknown.

Star wars model

Yours for £200,000?

These are exciting times if you're sitting on a model used in the filming of the original three films.

The Rebel 'Blockade Runner' ship that appears in the opening credits of the original 1977 movie recently auctioned for $465,000, giving it the title of the most valuable Star Wars prop in auction history.

A miniature TIE Fighter model from the original film sold for $402,500 in 2008.

Also up for grabs is Jack Nicholson's jacket from The Shining, valued at up to £50,000 ($65,000), while the bullwhip Harrison Ford wielded in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade carries a £70,000 ($91,000) valuation.

Sylvia Woon, interim commercial director at ODEON UK & Ireland, which owns BFI IMAX , commented: “We’re thrilled to welcome back Prop Store to London’s BFI IMAX for another fantastic auction.

"The incredible items they curate for film fans get bigger and better every time, and this year is no exception with a range of modern film props from the likes of Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as classic titles like Aliens and the Indiana Jones films."

Check out the movie memorabilia for sale at Paul Fraser Collectibles.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
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