Streeport-Streeport-You definitely don’t want to miss this event, so note June 28–30, 2023, on your calendar if you’re a fanatic movie lover and memorabilia collector. Propstore, a company that specialises in film-related artefacts and collectables, would hold one of the largest memorabilia auctions in world history at that time. In Los Angeles, there will be an auction including more than 1,400 objects from various films and TV shows. Online and phone bids will also be allowed.
Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia costume from the original Star Wars films, Tim Robbins’ jailbreak hammer from The Shawshank Redemption, and Christian Bale’s Batpod motorcycle from The Dark Knight are a few of the things anticipated to receive the most significant interest and bids.
The Princess Leia outfit is a holy grail for collectors like you because it is considered to be the only Princess Leia outfit from the original movie that is still known. It was created by Oscar-winning costume designer John Mollo and screen-matched to confirm its authenticity. In the film’s pivotal scene where Leia presents medals to Han Solo and Luke Skywalker, Fisher is shown wearing this ensemble.
Leia’s appearance in various Star Wars posters and advertising images was also based on her clothing. The lightweight cream silk fabric of the costume has a side-hidden zipper and hook-and-eye closures on the white shoulder. The dress is predicted to bring in more than $2 million at the auction.
Another legendary item with a projected price of above $2 million is the Batpod motorcycle. One of six cars made particularly for The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, it is one of the six. During the filming, stunt rider Jean-Pierre Goy made considerable use of the vehicles. Additionally, they were used for a variety of movie promotional campaigns.
This one spent several years at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles where it was prominently displayed in the Hollywood Dream Machines exhibit that opened in 2019 and the museum’s Private Vault for VIP tours. The Batpod has a custom-built chassis, 31″ Hoosier racing tyres, a Honda 750 engine, and two cannon barrels affixed to the front of the vehicle made of plastic, resin, and fibreglass. Sadly, it is being sold in a non-operational ‘rolling only’ state because the battery, petrol tank and throttle controls have all been removed.
The auction will feature a tonne of cool items, including the Star-Lord helmet from Guardians of the Galaxy, Indiana Jones’ fedora from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Marty McFly’s hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II, Jack Nicholson’s Joker costume from Batman, Tom Cruise’s Maverick helmet from Top Gun, and many more.
Visit the Propstore website for additional information and to register for bidding if you’re interested in owning a piece of film history or simply exploring some incredible props and costumes. Don’t pass up this historic chance to own some of the most recognizable things ever featured on TV.
Check out the auction website propstore.com