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Star Wars Collectibles at Auction ahead of 9th Chapter's Premiere

Star Wars Collectibles at Auction ahead of 9th Chapter's Premiere

Tuesday, 10 December, 2019 - 07:15
A prototype Imperial Stroomtrooper helmet from 1976, estimated at £30,000-60,000, goes on view at Sotheby's in London, England. (Getty Images)

From posters to action figures, Star Wars collectibles are up for grabs in an online auction, days ahead of the release of the sci-fi saga's highly-anticipated ninth chapter.


The online auction features more than 100 items dating back decades, with prices ranging from 100 to 60,000 pounds, according to auction house Sotheby's.


Among the memorabilia is a helmet from 1976, which as an estimated price tag of 30,000 - 60,000 pounds ($38,490 - $76,980).


A toy shop display of "The Empire Strikes Back" figures and Millennium Falcon ship is priced at 7,000 - 10,000 pounds.


A 1976 poster designed to promote the first Star Wars film, "A New Hope", and signed by actor Mark Hamill has a price tag of 5,000 - 8,000 pounds.


Bruce Marchant, film poster consultant for Sotheby's, told Reuters: "It has taken over a year to put together pieces from all over the world."


The online sale began last week and runs until December 13.


The latest film, "The Rise of Skywalker" begins its cinema roll-out from December 18.


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