C-3PO Star Wars head could sell for $1.1 million at auction this November

A screen-matched light-up C-3PO head from ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’ is up for sale at a London auction in November.

The item is expected to sell for between $575,000 and $1,150,000 at the Propstore auction.

It’s part of a collection owned by Anthony Daniels, the actor who played the iconic droid.

“I’m thrilled that Propstore has agreed to curate my collection, and I trust that the pieces will go into the right hands,” the actor said in a statement.

“I hope this can bring pleasure to ‘Star Wars’ fans and collectors all around the world and give them a chance to own a piece of the real thing,” he added.

Stephen Lane, founder and CEO of Propstore, added it was “a huge privilege to be offering such a remarkable collection from a true Star Wars legend.”

Other items from Daniels’ collection include a pair of C-3PO’s fingers from ‘A New Hope,’ estimated to sell between $4,000 and $11,500, an unopened C-3PO cereal box priced between $410 and $820, and Daniels’ own handwritten Ewok Village speech page from ‘Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jed’, expected to sell between $1,230 and $2,460.

‘Star Wars’ isn’t the only franchise featured. There is a large collection of ‘Blade Runner’ items, like the Director’s Chair, expected to fetch between $11,500 and $23,000.

It includes costume designer Charles Knode’s personal costume bible and continuity script that has an estimated price tag of between $34,500 and $69,000.

Other items are ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’s’ villain Freddy Krueger’s screen-matched metal glove armature and hand-drawn schematic, expected to sell between $230,000 and $460,000.

A bullwhip from ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ signed by Harrison Ford is up for grabs, priced between $115,000 to $230,000.

Stanley Kubrick’s annotated shooting script from ‘The Shining’ will be up for sale between $34,500 and $69,000.

There are 1,800 lots with an estimated total value of over $13.8 million.

The auction will be held from Thursday, November 9, 2023, and will run through Sunday, November 12, 2023, at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly.

Registration is open and online proxy bids can be submitted from Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

Kieran Burt

My name is Kieran and I am based in the UK. I love writing about all things science fiction and fantasy, particularly Star Wars and Marvel. When I’m not writing or watching anything sci-fi related, you can probably find me exploring the open worlds of alternate lands through my Xbox.

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