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8mm reel of original Star Wars? Value?

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by Arotas_Starlight, Sep 4, 2005.

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  1. Arotas_Starlight

    Arotas_Starlight Jedi Youngling

    Jun 11, 2005
    A friend just called me to say that a huge estate sale nearby has an 8mm film reel of a new hope. I'm planning on stopping by and trying to get this as I think it would be a great addition to my Star Wars collection, but I don't want to overpay or anything. Valuewise, how much do you think this is worth?
  2. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

    May 30, 2003
    Whatever you (or someone else) are willing to pay for it.

    Might be interesting to see which version of the crawl is on it...
  3. AT-AT_Commander

    AT-AT_Commander Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 23, 2001
    It all depends on you, man. it might be worth a hundred to one to 1000 the next. remeber the star wars hummer. the person who won it didn't want it, so they sold it for like $50,000. I think thats the price. Come on %) thou for a hummer like that, thats an easy 150 to me.
  4. skywalker_1982

    skywalker_1982 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Dec 25, 2004
    I will have a look through the boards but there was a thread made about film reels quite a while ago

    edit: Just had a look it depends what it is cause the one posted on the boards was a film reel one of its kind and the person had someone offer them $2500 but then reading my price guide I have got the following

    20th century fox
    theatrical trailers
    ROTJ...... 350.00
    star wars......625.00

    jef films
    theatrical trailers
    esb...... 675.00
    star wars.....1,300.00

    ken films
    star wars selected scenes 8mm
    b/w silent 42.5 metres......17.00
    colour silent 42.5m..... 35.00
    colour sound.... 42.5m..... 80.00
    colour sound 91m..... 38.00
    colour sound plastic case (han/chewbacca)....... 45.00
    colour sound plastic case (movie art)...... 25.00

    the empire strikes back selected scenes 8mm
    colour 17 mins part 1 $65.00
    colour 17 mins part 2 $65.00

    As you said it was 8mm so really I suppose it will have some referance on there to tell you how long the reel is in metres and if it is colour or has sound so there is a rough estimate to how much to pay. Make sure you pay a bargain price for it and let us know how you got on :D
  5. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

    May 16, 2001
    Those are way high from what I've see.

    Thats why its important to buy what you like for yor own happines.

    I'd say its worth $40.00. If I were you I'd try to get it for $20 or so.
  6. skywalker_1982

    skywalker_1982 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Dec 25, 2004
    Those are only rough prices I got out of my collectors wish book
  7. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Oct 18, 2001
    I agree. At least for the theatrical trailers. I have an ESB re-release trailer and the AOTC "Breathing" trailer, both of which were only $20-35 or so.
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