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The Dark Knight Rises Batpod sold for £312,000 at auction. More news here

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I posted some of Mark’s lovely photos from the event and today Prop Store has announced the news from yesterday’s largest live auction of film and TV memorabilia in the UK, with items on offer fetching in excess of £1.5 million. The Prop Store live auction, run in partnership with ODEON was held yesterday (Tuesday 27 September) at London’s BFI IMAX proudly presented by ODEON.

Collectors from around the world gathered yesterday at the Prop Store’s unique Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction, which achieved unprecedented results over ten hours of exciting and intensive bidding.

One of the top results of the day was the TIE Pilot Helmet from Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) which achieved a world record breaking sale price for a Star Wars helmet of £210,000 ($273,423).

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Other notable sales included:

  • Batman’s Batsuit from The Dark Knight Rises (2012) sold for £192,000
  • Hero Batpod Vehicle from The Dark Knight Rises (2012) sold for £312,000 *FIRST EVER OFFERING*
  • Steven Spielberg’s Clapperboard from Jaws (1975) sold for £84,000
  • Batman’s Batsuit from Batman Begins (2005) sold for £96,000
  • Sloth Mask from The Goonies (1985) sold for £36,000
  • Harry Potter Hogwarts Acceptance Letter with Wax Seal from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) sold for £8,400
  • Richard Attenborough’s Personal Annotated Script from Jurassic Park (1993) sold for £11,400
  • Miniature model of Trojan Rabbit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail sold for £9,600
  • Scully (Gillian Anderson) FBI Photo ID & Badge from The X-Files (1993-2002) sold for £7,200
  • Mulder (David Duchovny) FBI Photo ID & Badge from The X-Files (1993-2002) sold for £7,890

The Prop Store auction coincided with a number of special screenings at the BFI IMAX, proudly presented by ODEON, which saw classics such as Gladiator, Top Gun and the Christopher Nolan-directed The Dark Knight trilogy return to the big screen for film fans to enjoy in the lead up.

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Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO commented on the auction “We’re delighted with the success of our third live London auction which was held at the BFI IMAX London, in partnership with ODEON. It was a truly unique event with a global audience. We delivered the opportunity for film fans and collectors alike to bid on some of the world’s most iconic film and TV items, and secure their own pieces of movie and television history. Prop Store are already making plans and accepting consignments for our 2017 live auction.”

Andy Edge, Commercial Director at ODEON UK & Ireland said “We’ve been incredibly proud to help Prop Store bring these iconic film mementos to the public, and give UK film fans a chance to walk away with their own piece of cinema gold today. Today’s auction results mark the end of two weeks of celebrations which saw some of film’s best ever classics – and their most iconic props – brought back to the big screen here at the BFI IMAX.”

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