Bristol news Darth Vader actor David Prowse's £80 memorabilia sells for £9k PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The Bristol born actor passed away last year following a short illness at the age of 85
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A prototype lightsaber given to Star Wars actor David Prowse expected to fetch £80 at auction sold today for £9,000. The sci-fi weapon was bought after furious bidding at a sale of the late star's estate. It was given to Prowse after filming for the movies finished - making it Darth Vader's personal lightsaber. The kit - made of old camera parts - was expected to fetch between £80-£120 but it fetched a whopping £9,000. The details of the lot read: ''Estate of Dave Prowse - Star Wars - a vintage prototype 1/1 scale prop replica Darth Vader lightsaber. Post card signed and sold for £15K (Image: SWNS) ''Metal construction, originally from a kit which got discontinued as a Lucasfilm Ltd license could not be obtained for mass production. Unfinished prototype. ''Measures approx; 28cm long.
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.'' It was sold among 700 lots including his Empire Strikes Back script, a piece of the Millennium Falcon and a Darth Vader mask. A signed card from Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill where he calls David 'dad' sold for 15K. The Darth Vader mask David used at conventions and events was bought for £2,200.
The collection has been described as a ''collectors dream''
(Image: Tom Wren SWNS)
His Empire Strikes Back script which has key lines removed so the actors didn't reveal the big twist that Vader was Luke's father will sell later today (Tues). The collection described as a ''collectors dream'' was sold today May 4th - international Star Wars day. Prowse, who died aged 85 last year, was born in Southmead, Bristol, near where the auction was held.
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