The Actual Skywalker Lightsaber From Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back Is Up for Auction

This screen-used prop from Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back is up for auction this month. All Images: Profiles in History

Even before it became crucial to The Force Awakens, the lightsaber passed from Anakin to Luke Skywalker, though Obi-Wan Kenobi, was the iconic weapon in the Star Wars series. And later this month, one of the screen-used props from the first two films is going up for auction.

The Skywalker Lightsaber that was used in both A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back is just one of a slew of impressive lots in the latest auction from Profiles in History. It’ll take place June 26-28 in Los Angeles.

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According to a press release, the company estimates the Skywalker Lightsaber will sell for between $150,000 and $250,000. For the past several decades, the precious prop was in the possession of producer Gary Kurtz, who is including a personalized letter to certify authenticity.

Besides that, the auction will also include Bill Paxton’s armor from Aliens (estimated to sell for between $10,000 and $15,000); Charlie Bucket’s screen-used Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (originally owned by director Mel Stuart and estimated to sell for $40,000 to $60,000); the screen-used Atlantean Sword from Conan the Barbarian (originally owned by director John Milius and estimated to sell for $40,000 to $60,000); and Leonardo DiCaprio’s main, screen used-outfit from Titanic, which is estimated to sell for $100,000 to $150,000. Just to name a few.

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I mean, this is some serious Hollywood history right there.

For the full list of pieces, instructions on registering to bid, and more, visit this website.

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