Han Solo’s Jacket Expected To gather £1m In Auction

A jacket worn by Harrison Ford in the role of Han Solo in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is going up for auction.

The costume, as featured in the 1980 film, is expected to fetch between £500,000 and £1,000,000 at the Prop Store’s auction next month, the UK’s largest annual live auction of film and TV memorabilia.

The jacket is expected to fetch up to £1m at auction next month.The garment is one of 600 lots going under the hammer at the movie memorabilia event in London.

Auction house Prop Store said the sale would include “some of the most iconic cinematic artefacts of our time”.

Also on sale are Marty McFly’s hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II, Tyler Durden’s robe from Fight Club, and Indiana Jones’ Bullwhip from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Held at London’s BFI IMAX, over 600 items are set to be sold on 20 September, with a free preview exhibition open to the public in the run-up to the auction, opening on 6 September, showing a selection of 270 lots.

Two Stormtrooper helmets will also go on sale: one from Star Wars: A New Hope, estimated from £40,000 to £60,000, and one from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, estimated from £30,000 to £50,000.

A lightsaber wielded by Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker in The Revenge of the Sith is estimated to draw bids of up to £100,000.

Also up for auction is the robe worn by Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden in Fight Club, which is expected to fetch up to £15,000, as well as Forrest Gump’s Bubba Gump Shrimp hat, worn by Tom Hanks, which is expected to sell for up to £7,000.

The auction will be held at London’s BFI Imax, where the items will be on display for the public to view from September 6 to 20.

Stephen Lane, chief executive of Prop Store said: “Our auction on September 20 2018 will once again raise the bar, presenting some of the most iconic cinematic artefacts of our time.

“We look forward to bringing together a global audience of film fans and collectors to London’s Odeon BFI Imax for the two-week preview exhibition.”