Sunday 25 September 2016

Dark Knight's batsuit to fetch €70,000 at auction of rare film memorabilia

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Published 01/08/2016 | 02:30

The Sloth mask from 'The Goonies'
The Sloth mask from 'The Goonies'

Batman's batsuit is expected to sell for £60,000 (€71,000) 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.

Clapperboard from 'Jaws'
Clapperboard from 'Jaws'

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 (€5,900) and £7,000, (€8,290), while the sloth mask from 1985 film 'The Goonies' could reach £40,000.

The auction, held by the Prop Store, will be the UK's largest live sale of film and TV memorabilia, with lots expected to sell for more than £1.5m 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 pilot helmet from 'Star Wars: A New Hope' (1977) could fetch up to £70,000 at the sale.

Scully's (Gillian Anderson) FBI Photo ID & Badge from The X-Files. Photo: PA
Scully's (Gillian Anderson) FBI Photo ID & Badge from The X-Files. Photo: PA

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

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

Tir Fighter pilot helmet from Star Wars: A New Hope
Tir Fighter pilot helmet from Star Wars: A New Hope

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