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Luke Skywalker's light sabre fetches $240,000 US at auction

The iconic light sabre carried by Star Wars' Luke Skywalker has sold at auction for $240,000 US.

The iconic light sabre carried by Star Wars' Luke Skywalker has sold at auction for $240,000 US.

The movie prop was included in a memorabilia auction held by Los Angeles-based Profiles in History. The auction house had expected the light sabre would fetch bids of up to $180,000 US.

The light sabre, used in Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, was made using an old flashgun and was listed as being in good condition. The prop was sold by Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz.

Among the auction's other sales:

  • The C-3PO droid helmet worn by Anthony Daniels in the Star Wars films for $120,000.
  • A handwritten screenplay for You Only Live Twice by Roald Dahl for $96,000.
  • Jim Carrey's Riddler costume from Batman Forever for $39,000.
  • A Wolverine leather suit from X-Men for $90,000.
  • Original art used for the back cover of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for $39,000.

Profiles in History sold $3.5-million worth of memorobilia at the Thursday auction.

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