Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Sotheby's unveils first ever Star Wars collectibles auction

Sotheby’s, for nearly three centuries the auction house for the world’s most expensive art, finest wines and priciest jewels, will next month offer something just as rare: an action figure of Luke Skywalker with double-telescoping lightsaber.

More than 600 action figures are being sold, including the Skywalker double-telescoping, which was quickly withdrawn from general sale because the potentially child-choking lightsaber snapped off too easily. One of only 20 confirmed examples, it comes with an estimate of $12,000-$18,000

Other rarities include a tri-logo action figure of General Madine. The figure is one of 12 known examples and comes with an estimate of $10,000-$15,000.
Other items in what will be an online auction on 11 December include two Star Wars Power of the Force coin sets from 1985, with an estimate of $25,000-$35,000.

At the more affordable end of the scale will be a Star Wars: Attack of the Clones clonetrooper helmet at $500-$700.

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