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Abq 'Star Wars' light sabers up for auction

Discussion in 'SouthWest Region Discussion' started by overlord1138, Jul 28, 2005.

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  1. overlord1138

    overlord1138 Jedi Youngling

    Mar 8, 2005
    So pull out that extra 60 grand.

    LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Light sabers used by Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in the "Star Wars" movies are expected to fetch around $60,000 each at a Beverly Hills movie memorabilia auction on Friday.

    The two light sabers from the original "Star Wars" and its 1980 sequel "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" are among more than 75 "artifacts in an auction that also includes Harrison Ford's signature leather jacket from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," estimated to fetch some $50,000.

    The "Star Wars" treasures come from the collection of producer Gary Kurtz, who worked closely with director George Lucas from 1973-81, and many of them are expected to be snapped up by fans and collectors for well over their estimates.

    "We know already that there are going to be bids over the estimated amount," said Lorna Hart, a spokeswoman for auctioneers Profiles in History.

    Hart said it was the first known occasion on which items from Kurtz's extensive personal movie archive had come up for public auction. Kurtz is selling off some pieces in order to ensure that the bulk of his collection can be properly preserved.

    Other movie memorabilia on the block on Thursday include Tom Hanks' costume from "Saving Private Ryan", John Travolta's leather chaps from "Urban Cowboy" and the suit worn by The Riddler in the first episode of the 1960s TV series version of "Batman."

    Collectors can bid in person in Beverly Hills, by phone, fax or live on the Internet through

    Here are the links a found to the lightsabers.

  2. Qui-Gon-Matt

    Qui-Gon-Matt Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 20, 2005
    Oh man that sucks!! I told myself I wasn't going to pay a penny over $59,000.
  3. Andromeda13

    Andromeda13 Jedi Youngling star 4

    May 31, 2005
    Wow! Now it's time to really get serious about selling that kidney...... or eye....... or firstborn child.......:D
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