When some Star Wars memorabilia are offered on sale, interest of fans and collectors is always huge. Such was the case at the recent Sotheby’s (RЕD) auction for the Global Fund, which fights AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, which raised over $26 million in donations and matching contributions. The higlight of the sale was original Stormtrooper helmet signed by George Lucas which went for a whopping $245,000, despite estimated to sell for $15,000.
“Overall excellent condition. This work was especially selected by Jony Ive and Marc Newson for the (RED) 2013 auction and signed by George Lucas. Included is a cardboard box and printed material from the producer. This work is being sold with a certificate from the (RED) 2013 auction.” – official condition report from Sotheby’s.
Other interesting items included a RED branded Mac Pro tower which went for $977,000. A set of 18k gold Apple earbuds sold for $461,000, and a thermal window on the U.S. space shuttle selling for $920,000.