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Staff Of Ra From Raiders of the Lost Ark Going Up For Auction

You will never dig in the wrong place again with this original Staff of Ra headpiece.  It's going up for auction from Wednesday 26th August to Thursday 27th August in Los Angeles, California.  All thanks to Prop Store Auctions.  

It seems it doesn't belong in a museum but the highest bidder.  Dig deep because the estimate for the headpiece is between $100,000 and $200,000.  Why can't I just win it in a good old fashioned drinking challenge?  

All the auction details are below in the full press release where you can see that there are other interesting lots related to The Bearded Trio.  Plenty of Star Wars items including Obi-Wan's lightsabre and a more conventional sword from Steven Spielberg's 1991 adventure classic, Hook

Press Release:
One of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies has announced it is to hold one of the world’s largest live auction of film and TV memorabilia for the first time in Los Angeles this August, with the items on offer expected to fetch in excess of $6 million (£4.8 million).

Over 850 rare and iconic lots will be sold during Prop Store’s unique Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction over two days on Wednesday August 26th and Thursday August 27th 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

The auction will be live streamed online for fans to track the action and participate in bidding themselves.

Auction lots can be viewed by appointment at Prop Store’s office facility in Valencia, California. Email to make a viewing appointment.

Prop Store will hold a virtual preview exhibition event in August via social media, with opportunities to see props from the auction up close and ask questions of the auction staff.

Top items to be sold at the Prop Store auction (with estimated sale prices) include:

  1. 11-Foot Nostromo Principal Filming Model Miniature from ALIEN (1979) est: $300,000 – 500,000 (£240,500 – 400,900)
  2. 1977/1978 Darth Vader Promotional Costume with Poster-Matched Helmet from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) est: $150,000 – 250,000 (£120,200 – 200,400)
  3. Raven Bar & Well of Souls Staff of Ra Headpiece from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) est: $100,000 – 200,000 (£80,100 – 159,200)
  4. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell’s (Tom Cruise) Fighter Pilot Helmet from TOP GUN (1986) est: $50,000 – 70,000 (£40,000 – 56,000)
  5. Josey Wales' (Clint Eastwood) Screen-Matched Blank-Firing Hero Colt Walker-Style Revolver from THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES (1976) est: $40,000 – 60,000 (£32,000 - 48,100)
  6. Rick Dalton's (Leonardo DiCaprio) Yellow Cadillac Coupe De Ville from ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD (2019) est: $45,000 – 55,000 (£36,000 – 44,100)
  7. V's Stunt Costume from V FOR VENDETTA (2005) est: $30,000 – 50,000 (£24,000 – 40,000)
  8. Obi-Wan Kenobi's (Ewan McGregor) Dueling Lightsaber Hilt from STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES (2002) est: $25,000 – 35,000 (£20,000 – 28,000)
  9. Cliff Booth's (Brad Pitt) Blue Karmann Ghia from ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD (2019) est: $20,000 – 30,000 (£16,000 – 24,000)
  10. Michael Corleone's (Al Pacino) Tan Miami Suit Display from GODFATHER, THE: PART II (1974) est: $15,000 – 20,000 (£12,000 – 16,000)
  11. Peter Banning's (Robin Williams) Prop Sword from HOOK (1991) est: $12,000 – 16,000 (£9,600 – 12,800)
  12. Alfred Hitchcock’s Vista Vision Motion Picture Camera Serial No. MVV-6 from VERTIGO (1958) est: $50,000 – 70,000 (£40,000 – 56,000)
  13. Louise's (Susan Sarandon) Jacket from THELMA & LOUISE (1991) est: $2,000 – 3,000 (£1,600 – 2,400)
  14. Katniss Everdeen's (Jennifer Lawrence) Arena Costume from THE HUNGER GAMES (2012) est: $8,000 – 10,000 (£6,400 – 8,000)
  15. Rocky Balboa's (Sylvester Stallone) Boxing Gloves from ROCKY (1976) est: $12,000 – 16,000 (£9,600 – 12,800)
  16. Neil Armstrong’s (Ryan Gosling) Screen-Matched Gemini Spacesuit from FIRST MAN (2018) est: $20,000 – 30,000 (£16,000 – 24,000)
  17. Elizabeth Swan's (Keira Knightley) Dress from PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL (2003) est: $4,000 – 6,000 (£3,200 – 4,800)
  18. Barf's (John Candy) Costume from SPACEBALLS (1987) est: $5,000 – 7,000 (£4,000 – 5,600)
  19. Ron Burgundy’s (Will Ferrell) Blue Suit from ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY (2004) est: $3,000 – 5,000 (£2,400 – 4,000)
  20. Egon Spengler's (Harold Ramis) Ghostbusters Uniform Patch from GHOSTBUSTERS II (1989) est: $1,500 – 2,500 (£1,200 – 2,000)

Prop Store’s auction is suitable for fans with a variety of budgets. Some of the least expensive lots in the auction include a One-Sheet Poster Signed by Harrison Ford from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) estimated at $1,000, a Rehydrate Dehydrated Pizza Hut Wrapper from BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (1989) estimated at $400, and a Mark I Iron Man Armor Piece from IRON MAN (2008) estimated to sell for $400.

Registration is now open at Online proxy bids can be submitted from Monday July 27th 2020.

Brandon Alinger, Prop Store COO commented on the upcoming auction“After years of success with our live auctions in London, Prop Store is thrilled to bring our renowned Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction into Los Angeles. With more than 850 lots from all the classic fan favorite titles, this two-day auction will be an unforgettable experience. We’re excited for our global audience to join us for our virtual auction preview and participate in the auction itself by phone or online. With star pieces like Tom Cruise’s TOP GUN (1986) helmet and the primary Nostromo filming model from the seminal sci-fi classic ALIEN (1979), this year’s auction collection is one of the most exciting we’ve ever brought under the gavel.”

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