- The movie prop fetched the highest bid among hundreds of memorabilia sold.
- The BlasTech DL-44 was used by Harrison Ford in “Return of the Jedi.”
Han Solo’s blaster fetched $550,000 at a Las Vegas auction this week, exceeding the initial estimate by $250,000. The BlasTech DL-44 blaster prop used in 1983’s “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” by Harrison Ford was the highest-selling item sold among over 500 pieces of Hollywood and entertainment memorabilia at Julien’s Auctions.
For “Star Wars” die-hards without deep pockets, the auction also featured more reasonably priced pieces of memorabilia from “Return of the Jedi.” Among the inexpensive items: an undated poster yielded $1,875, a production studio schedule for England sold for $192 and a shooting location press archive was purchased for $512.
The lucky winner wasn’t a wealthy “Star Wars” fanatical collector — Ripley’s Believe It or Not made the winning bid, according to the Associated Press. With any luck, the blaster will be displayed in a galaxy not too far away so fans of all generations can enjoy for many years to come.
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