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Star Wars props fetch high prices
Luke Skywalker, played by Mark Hamill, with C3PO, in Star Wars
The original Star Wars film was released in 1977
A lightsabre used by Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars film has been sold for more than $200,000 (113,000) at auction in Beverly Hills.

Gary Kurtz, who produced the first two Star Wars films, sold a range of props.

Another lightsabre, wielded by Darth Vader, was bought for $118,000 (67,000). The pair of light sabers sold for double their estimated value.

A Chewbacca face mask fetched $50,000 (28,000) and Luke Skywalker's X-Wing flight suit went for $70,000 (40,000).

Mr Kurtz's Star Wars collection was at the centre of more than 400 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia that were auctioned for $2m (1.1m).

Blockbuster prices

The original lightsabres were made from the handles of flash guns from 1930s cameras, with black grips added.

Other Star Wars props sold included Yoda's walking cane for $50,000 and a Snowspeeder model from The Empire Strikes Back for $35,400 (20,000).

Indiana Jones' leather jacket was also up for grabs, fetching $94,400 (53,700), while part of a set from a derelict ship used in the first two Alien films sold for $47,200 (26,800).

Arnold Schwarzenegger's leather jacket from The Terminator made $41,300 (23,500) and a prop cello used by Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy went under the hammer for $35,400 (20,100).


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