A miniature X-wing model that appeared on screen in 1977’s Star Wars has sold at auction for $2,375,000 (£1,938,000), far exceeding its guide price of $500,000-$1,000,000.
The screen-matched Red Leader X-wing was one of many lots sold in the first day of Propstore’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction which is being held across four days at their US headquarters from 21-24 June 2022.
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Other big sales include a screen-matched Wilson volleyball that appeared with Tom Hanks in the 2000 movie Cast Away which sold for $187,500 (£153,000), Henry Jones Sr’s Grail Diary from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) which fetched $187,500 (£153,000), and a Mjolnir wielded by Chris Hemsworth in 2011’s Thor (2011) which sold for $162,500 (£132,600).
The Red Leader X-wing — which is 22 inches long — was used by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) during the production of Star Wars.
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Red Leader played heavily in the film’s final battle sequence: the attack on the Death Star. The character wore a unique gold-coloured helmet and his X-wing fighter was marked with a single red stripe on each wing, signifying his call sign as Red One.
The X-wing, like much of Star War
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