Collectors from around the world took part in the Prop Store Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction held at the BFI IMAX together with ODEON.
A Stormtrooper helmet, one of only a handful privately owned, achieved a world record sale price of £78,000 ($120,000).
Other mind blowing sales included the Leeloo Dallas Multi Pass from THE FIFTH ELEMENT at £42,000 ($64,000), Katsumoto’s Armour from THE LAST SAMURAI for £48,000 ($73,000), The Witch King’s Dagger from THE LORD OF THE RINGS for £36,000 ($55,000) and an Ambassador-Class Starship Model Miniature from STAR TREK which sold for £37,500 ($57,000).
Stephen Lane, Prop Store Founder and CEO said: “The collection auctioned yesterday was phenomenal, and we’re thrilled to see these pieces of history head to new loving homes. A huge thanks to our partners ODEON and the BFI for hosting the momentous occasion. We’re already making plans and accepting consignments for our next auction.”
The BFI have created a two part documentary on the Prop Store auction and the wonderful world of collecting film memorabilia, the first of which can be seen here: http://explore.bfi.org.uk/560165fab210a