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Gary Kurtz Star Wars Artifacts
« on: July 7, 2005, 03:41 AM »
http://www.profilesinhistory.com/louImages/catalogs/Auction22pages51-100.pdf

Check out the above PDF catalog for some amazing production artificats that will be auctioned off.  But be patient, it's a very large file.   :)

These are original, one of a kind items, used in the movies, etc.

I'd LOVE to get that stormtrooper blaster, but I don't think I've got $25,000 kicking around.   :o

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Re: Gary Kurtz Star Wars Artifacts
« Reply #1 on: July 7, 2005, 12:10 PM »
Luke's lightsaber from ANH!!
Luke's cut hand in ESB!!
Chewbacca's Teeth!!

Yoda looks a little worse for wear though

That was awe-inspiring.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Gary Kurtz Star Wars Artifacts
« Reply #2 on: July 7, 2005, 01:22 PM »
I would take all of that SW collection.  Crazy.

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Re: Gary Kurtz Star Wars Artifacts
« Reply #3 on: July 8, 2005, 04:18 PM »
:o Fawwwwwwk.

In particular I would like some of that concept art, the chunk of the Tantive IV wall, and all the stuff from Back to the Future.

Other highlights:

An Imperial officer's black uniform,
Prototype Threepio eyes,
A piece of Greedo's antenna,
A tauntaun head,
An original prop Blues Brothers poster,
Indiana Jones and Terminator jackets (!),
Spengler's Ghostbusters uniform,
And they even have the head scars from unmasked Anakin in ROTJ! ;D

I wish I had a larger image of 224, the "Lucasfilm Moving" card by McQuarrie.

The Yoda fragments are cool and all, but they're so degraded and grotesque I don't think I'd really want them around, you know? :-\

Interesting item:

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PAGE 70
1-310-859-7701
179. ON-SET PASSPORT FOR THE SET
OF STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES
BACK. (TCF, 1980) These passports
were handed out to VIPs visiting the
sets of The Empire Strikes Back at Elstree
Studios in England. Only approx. 200
of these numbered passports were given
out, and the first few examples were
retained. No.1 was given to Gary Kurtz,
No.3 was given to George Lucas and
the rest of the first 10 were kept in Gary
Kurtz’s archive. The passport features
faux “stamps” for Mos Eisley, Tatooine, Corellia, Utupau, and other
locales in the Star Wars universe. Method of travel is listed as “X-Wing
Fighter”. Comes directly from the Kurtz / Joiner Archive, and accompanied
with a letter of authenticity from the Archive signed by Jason
Joiner. $500 – $600

Utapau was a name from the original drafts of ANH I believe, so the question is: was the name reused and stuck into this passport simply because it sounded good,

Or because at the time George was planning to use the name in ESB or Episode VI,

Or simply a modern-day screwup when they put together the PDF? Some of the details in the rest of the catalog are questionable, such as the "Rodian hand from ESB"--there were no Rodians in ESB. So this might be the explanation.
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Re: Gary Kurtz Star Wars Artifacts
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Re: Gary Kurtz Star Wars Artifacts
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2005, 11:38 PM »
What kind of people buy this stuff? :o

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Re: Gary Kurtz Star Wars Artifacts
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2005, 12:07 AM »
Any body part you want, take it.............just give me Vader's Saber!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyone got a ben for sale??

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Re: Gary Kurtz Star Wars Artifacts
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2005, 12:46 AM »
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Re: Gary Kurtz Star Wars Artifacts
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2005, 12:36 AM »
Holy living ****.

Seriously, I don't think even Sansweet has that kind of money. Who could be buying this stuff?

$170,000 for a film prop is ******* outrageous IMO, but I don't have that kind of money, so I don't know what it's like.
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Luke's Lightsaber Sold Today
« Reply #11 on: August 1, 2005, 01:50 PM »
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - It didn't come cheap, but an anonymous bidder now owns a piece of Jedi history. A light saber used by actor Mark Hamill as he played Luke Skywalker in the original "Star Wars" sold for $200,600 Friday in an auction of movie props and costumes in Beverly Hills.

A light saber used by Darth Vader in the film fetched $118,000, said Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, which put on the auction.

Other items that brought big bids included a leather jacket worn by Harrison Ford in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," which brought in $94,400 and leather jacket worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger in "The Terminator," which went for $41,300.

The prices included an 18-percent fee charged by the auction house.

The identity of the buyers was not released.

The "Star Wars" items were offered by Gary Kurtz, producer of the first two Star Wars movies, who put up 75 pieces from his private collection to raise money to open a public film archive.


Man, now that is one saber handle that would cool to have in one's collection!
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