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Star Wars collection fetches thousands in Dorchester auction
4:49pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
A HUGE collection of Star Wars memorabilia sold for almost £7,000 when it went under the hammer in Dorchester today.
Princess Leia, Yoda and even some Ewoks were up for grabs at Duke’s Auctioneers this afternoon.
Fans turned up in force to see the rare assortment, auctioneer Matthew Denney said.
He said there was ‘huge’ amount of interest in the collection, which was divided in to 50 lots ranging from £20 to £1,000.
He added: “There was probably more interest in this auction than we have had in a collection like that for ages.
“Lots of people came to view the collection before and lots turned up at the auction.
“It went really well and we’re very pleased.”
The memorabilia was collected by one fan over many years and around half of the lots went to Dorset homes, Mr Denney said.
The highest-selling item was Han Solo figure which sold for £1,000.
It included some of the highly-prized toys that were manufactured in the 1970s by firms such as Kenner and Palitoy.
Also in the collection were life-size figurines of a Jawa and Yoda as well as a replica lightsaber.
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