A helmet from a Stormtrooper costume used in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is to be auctioned off for the NSPCC.
Donated by Lucasfilm, via costume designer Michael Kaplin, the helmet is packaged with a letter of authenticity on studio headed paper and an image of Kaplin signing the underside of the helmet.
The lot is estimated to fetch between £30,000 -£50,000 when it goes under the hammer at the Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Auction from 12pm on Thursday 20th September at the BFI London Imax.
All hammer proceeds from the sale will be donated directly to the NSPCC to help fund the range of services the charity offers to children and families.
Sophie Garrett, NSPCC Senior Fundraising Manager said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be taking part in the auction with such an iconic item from the Star Wars universe.
“The money we raise in the auction will support the NSPCC’s work in helping children recover from abuse and neglect.
We would like to say a special thank you to Michael, Lucasfilm and Prop Store for making this possible.”
Stephan Lane, CEO of Prop Store added: “I am thrilled to be partnering with the NSPCC, Lucasfilm and Michael Kaplan for the auction of this incredible piece of Star Wars history.
“We are sure there will be great excitement for the First Order Stormtrooper helmet being made available in Prop Store’s annual Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction on September 20th 2018.
We expect an excellent result for such a worthy and dedicated cause.”
Auction items, including the Stormtrooper helmet, will be on display at a free exhibition open to the public at the BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London, England SE1 8XR from 10:00am to 9:30pm, 6th – 20th September 2018.
Registration is now open at https://propstoreauction.com/view-auctions/info/id/138. Online proxy bids can be submitted from Friday 31st August 2018″