Monday 24 October 2016

Batsuit to go under the hammer at 'truly unique' film memorabilia auction

Published 01/08/2016 | 00:06

The Batsuit from the film The Dark Knight Rises will be sold at an auction (Odeon)
The Batsuit from the film The Dark Knight Rises will be sold at an auction (Odeon)

Batman's batsuit is expected to sell for £60,000 pounds at a rare film and television memorabilia sale.

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The costume, which featured in 2012 hit The Dark Knight Rises, will be sold alongside Batman's Batpod motorcycle and more than 500 original items from other films at an auction next month.

Keira Knightley's wedding dress from Love Actually will also be up for grabs at the sale where it is expected to sell for between £5,000 and £7,000, while the Sloth Mask from 1985 film The Goonies could reach £40,000.

The auction, held by Prop Store, will be the country's largest live sale of film and television memorabilia with lots expected to sell for more than £1.5 million in total.

Other items on offer include Arnold Schwarzenegger's original Terminator 2 Judgment Day costume, Harry Potter's Hogwarts acceptance letter from the first film in the series, and Steven Spielberg's clapperboard from Jaws.

A TIE Pilot helmet from Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) could fetch up to £70,000 at the sale.

The lots will be on display to the public at a free exhibition at the BFI IMAX in central London from September 14 until the auction on September 27.

Stephen Lane, Prop Store chief executive, said the sale was "truly unique event".

"This year brings an opportunity for film fans and collectors alike to view some of the world's most iconic film and TV items for free, and bid to secure their own pieces of movie and television history."

An original Stormtrooper helmet from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back sold for £78,000 at the auction last year.

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