A new record for Star Wars fandom: A spaceship model goes for $450,000
In case you thought there was a price limit on Star Wars fandom, think again.
An unnamed bidder just spent $450,000 on a miniature model of the blockade runner vehicle flown by Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Reuters reported
On the block as part of three days of bidding on Hollywood artifacts, it’s the largest price ever paid for Star Wars memorabilia at auction, according to Californian auction house Profiles in History.
The miniature spaceship was part of the collection of the late Grant McCune, the Academy-Award winning special effects guru, who made models for the original Star Wars film. It came with a letter of authenticity and was predicted to go for $200,000 to $300,000, according to the auction house. Read more…
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