The Indiana Jones Hat Sold for 443,000 Euros at Auction

Famous hat of Indiana Jones sold at auction

Thursday, in London, the famous hat of Harrison Ford, the actor of Indiana Jones, was sold for 443,000 euros. Other cult movie items have also been sold.

Nearly half a million euros for the Indiana Jones hat : some of the 600 props and costumes of cult movies sold at auction on Thursday in London have far exceeded the estimates of experts.

The hat worn by Harrison Ford in “The Adventurers of the Lost Ark” was sold for 393,600 pounds (443,000 euros) including costs, well over 300,000 pounds expected.

This creation of the Italian hatter Borsalino allows Prop Store, which organized the event, to set a new record . He was hitherto detained by the motorcycle seen in several films of the series “Batman”, awarded 300 000 pounds (333 000 euros) at a previous sale.

Han Solo’s jacket did not meet the expected success

The centerpiece of the sale, the jacket worn by the character of Han Solo, played by Harrison Ford in episode V of Star Wars, “The Empire Strikes Back”, did not meet the expected success : The maximum bid, at 450,000 pounds (507,000 euros), was under the reserve price, set at 500,000 pounds.

“The reserve price was based on sales of other Star Wars accessories, the rarity of the item, the popularity of the film, and the use of the object in the film,” he said. explained the company Prop Store, which organised the event. She said higher bids were made after the auction closes, suggesting that the jacket will still be sold.

Lightsaber, DeLorean, Edward’s suit with silver hands …

Prop Store organizes each year since 2014 auctions of objects used on film shoots. The group estimated that it could reach a new sales record of 3.5 million pounds (3.9 million euros) for the 2018 edition.

Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber, or Darth Vader, a central character in the Star Wars saga, was used during the shooting of the episode “Revenge of the Sith” and was awarded 110,000 pounds (124,000 euros).

The Hoverboard of Marty Mcfly, played by Michael J. Fox in “Back to the Future”, has reached 30,000 pounds (34,000 euros). Conversely, a life-size replica of the DeLorean, the car designed by the character of Doc.Brown to travel back in time, has not found a buyer.

“We have some of the finest articles from the best movies,” Sian Taylor, one of Prop Store’s executives, said at the presentation. The event “is growing every year,” she said.

Among the 600 items offered to fans, investors and collectors were also the mask of a Stormtrooper from the eighth episode of the Star Wars saga, “The Last Jedi”, a bar of chocolate used for the film “Charlie and the chocolate factory” or Johnny Depp’s costume in “Edward Scissorhands”.

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