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Han Solo's Empire Strikes Back jacket tipped to fetch up to £1 million at props auction

And if you can't quite stretch to a cool million, there are other Star Wars items starting in the hundreds of pounds

Harrison Ford as Han Solo in star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Published: Wednesday, 1st August 2018 at 4:12 pm

A jacket worn by Harrison Ford in 1980 Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back is tipped to sell for between £500,000 and a cool £1 million when it goes under the hammer as part of an auction of movie props and costumes later this year.


The jacket, which Ford donned as Han Solo for scenes alongside the late Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia, is one of a number of pieces of Star Wars memorabilia up for grabs, with Stormtrooper helmets from the first film, A New Hope, and the most recent, The Last Jedi, and Anakin Skywalker's lightsabre expected to fetch between £30K and £100K, while fans with a little less cash to splash are likely to be able to pick up lots including a Last Jedi crew jacket for a few hundred pounds.

More Harrison Ford-related items come from his other most famous role, Indiana Jones, with Indy's bullwhip from The Temple of Doom and his trademark fedora hat from Raiders of the Lost Ark also available.

Other notable pieces from the 600-plus collection include Marty McFly's hoverboard from Back To the Future Part II and the board game from Jumanji.

Organised by Prop Store, the event is the UK’s largest annual live auction of film and TV memorabilia and is expected to raise in excess of £3.5 million. Held at London’s BFI IMAX in Waterloo and live-streamed online for fans to track the bidding, it takes place on Thursday 20th September.

A free preview exhibition at the IMAX will be open to the public in the run up to the auction, from Thursday 6th September.


Top auction items with estimated sale prices

  1. Han Solo’s jacket (Harrison Ford) from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) £500k - £1,000,000 ($661,302-$1,322,545)
  2. Marty McFly’s Hoverboard (Michael J. Fox) from BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (1989) £30k-£50k ($39,676-$66,139)
  3. Stormtrooper Helmet from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) £40k-£60k ($52,911-$79,378)
  4. Tyler Durden’s Robe (Brad Pitt) from FIGHT CLUB (1999) £10k-£15k ($13,229-$19,844)
  5. The Crow’s Costume (Brandon Lee) from THE CROW (1994) £20k-£25k ($26,460-$33,075)
  6. Indiana Jones’ Bullwhip (Harrison Ford) from INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984) £50k-£70k ($66,139-$92,614)
  7. Rose’s Farewell Note (Kate Winslet) from TITANIC (1997) £4k-£6k ($5,292-$7,938)
  8. Spike’s Speed Demon Costume (Michael Jackson) from MICHAEL JACKSON’S MOONWALKER (1988) £10k-£15k ($13,229-$19,844)
  9. Wonka Bar from WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1997) £8k-£10k ($10,584-$13,232)
  10. Agent J’s Light-up Noisy Cricket (Will Smith) from MEN IN BLACK (2011) £8k-£12k ($10,584-$15,883)
  11. Forrest Gump’s Weathered Bubba Gump Shrimp Hat (Tom Hanks) from FORREST GUMP (1994) £5k-£7k ($6,616-$9,264)
  12. Legolas' (Orlando Bloom) Lothlorien Arrow from THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2001-2003) £8k-10k ($10,584-$13,232)
  13. Jumanji Game Board from JUMANJI (1995) £8k-10k ($10,584-$13,232)
  14. Edward Scissorhands' (Johnny Depp) Costume Display from EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990) £60k-80k ($79,412-$105,883)
  15. Catwoman’s Corset (Michelle Pfeiffer) from BATMAN RETURNS (1992) £3k-5k ($3,971-$6,618)
  16. Terminator’s Jacket (Arnold Schwarzenegger) from THE TERMINATOR (1984) £20k-30k ($26,460-$39,714)
  17. First Order Stormtrooper Helmet from STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (2017) £30k-50k ($39,714-$66,179) **All hammer price proceeds from this item are being donated to the UK's leading children's charity The NSPCC**
  18. Indiana Jones' (Harrison Ford) Signature Fedora from INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) £200k-300k ($264,719-$397,079)
  19. Captain America's (Chris Evans) Distressed Army Rescue Costume from CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011) £40k-60k ($52,945-$79,418)
  20. Anakin Skywalker's (Hayden Christensen) Hero Lightsaber from STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005) £50k-100k ($66,179-$132,364)

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