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Star Wars auction includes an X-Wing and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Lightsaber

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

Over 1,800 lots will be auctioned during the Propstore Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction on June 21-24, 2022, in Valencia, Calif., with over 200 lots of “Star Wars” props, including a screen-matched X-wing model from “A New Hope” (1977), Yoda’s Puppet Hand from “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980), and lightsabers wielded by Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy.

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“With May 25th being the 45th anniversary of ‘Star Wars: A New Hope,’ it’s truly a historic moment for Propstore,” said COO Brandon Alinger. “For the first time ever, we are auctioning a screen-matched Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) Red Leader X-wing Starfighter Pyrotechnic Model Miniature from ‘Star Wars: A New Hope.’ The model is screen-matched to a memorable shot in the film and photo-matched to multiple behind-the-scenes production shots, providing unquestionable authenticity.”

The never-before-auctioned Red Leader X-wing Starfighter Pyrotechnic Model Miniature (Lot #386) from “A New Hope” (1977) – estimated to sell for $500,000 – $1,000,000 – is undoubtedly the “big ticket” item, but the auction also includes Yoda’s puppet hand (Lot #398) used by Frank Oz in “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980), which is estimated at “only” $10,000 – $15,000.

You Can Own Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Lightsaber

Star Wars - Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi

Guaranteed to get a lot of attention are several variations of the Obi-Wan Kenobi/Ewan McGregor lightsaber from the prequel trilogy, with estimates ranging from $6,000 – $8,000 to $80,000 – $120,000.

Propstore Star Wars props auction - Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber
  • Lot #374: Obi-Wan Kenobi/Ewan McGregor Rehearsal Lightsaber Hilt with Green Blade from “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” (2005) – Estimate $6,000 – $8,000
Propstore Star Wars props auction - Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber
  • Lot #370: Obi-Wan Kenobi/Ewan McGregor Dueling Lightsaber Hilt with Green Blade from “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones” (2002) – Estimate $30,000 – $50,000
Propstore Star Wars props auction - Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber
  • Lot #368: Obi-Wan Kenobi/Ewan McGregor Dueling Lightsaber Hilt and Blade from “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” (1999) – Estimate $30,000 – $50,000
Propstore Star Wars props auction - Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber
  • Lot #367: Obi-Wan Kenobi/Ewan McGregor Lightsaber Hilt with Short Blade from “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” –  $30,000 – $50,000
Propstore Star Wars props auction - Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber
  • Lot #373: Obi-Wan Kenobi/Ewan McGregor Hero Lightsaber Hilt with Metal Components from “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” – Estimate $80,000 – $120,000

Additional Original Star Wars Props and Costumes:

The auction also features these original production-made and screen-matched costumes and props from the original trilogy movie – including “Star Wars: A New Hope Special Edition” (1997) – as well as the prequel trilogy:

  • Lot #309: Doug Beswick Collection: Cantina Band Member Mask from “Star Wars: A New Hope” (1977) – Estimate  $80,000 – $120,000
Propstore Star Wars props auction - Darth Vader costume
  • Lot #397: N.J. Farmer Darth Vader Touring Costume from “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) – $80,000 – $120,000
Propstore Star Wars props auction - Darth Vader drawing
  • Lot #399: Hand-Drawn Ralph McQuarrie Darth Vader Leaping Concept Sketch from “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes” Back – Estimate $12,000 – $16,000 
  • Lot #411: Production-Made Imperial Guard Helmet from “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” (1983) – $20,000 – $30,000
Propstore Star Wars props auction - Obi-Wan Kenobi model
  • Lot #396: Screen-Matched Obi-Wan Kenobi’s (Alec Guinness) Home and Moisture Vaporator Model Miniatures from “Star Wars: A New Hope – Special Edition” – $20,000 – $30,000
Propstore Star Wars props auction - Tuskan Raider helmet
  • Lot #372: Female Tusken Raider Mask from “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones” (2005) – Estimate$15,000 – $20,000

When, Where, and How to Bid on Star Wars Props and Costumes:

Auction lots can be viewed virtually or in person by appointment. Propstore will also hold live-stream exhibition events in May and June via social media, with opportunities to see props from the auction up-close and ask questions of the auction staff. Each item comes with a Propstore Certificate of Authenticity.

Propstore will also be attending Star Wars Celebration on May 26-29, 2022, in Anaheim, Calif. where they will display many of the Star Wars items featured in the auction, including the X-wing model. 

The “Star Wars” Lots will be sold as part of Propstore’s four-day live auction that will take place at Propstore’s U.S. headquarters in Valencia, Calif., on June 21-24, 2022, at 8 a.m. PDT each day. Bids can be placed online from anywhere in the world, by phone, or in person. The auction will also be live-streamed for those who can’t attend in person but still want to participate in the bidding. 

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