Stormtrooper helmet from first Star Wars film stars at Heritage, July 22-23

Screen-matched stormtrooper helmet made for and used in the original ‘Star Wars’ movie, est. $480,000-$720,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

 

Screen-matched stormtrooper helmet made for and used in the original ‘Star Wars’ movie, est. $480,000-$720,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Screen-matched stormtrooper helmet made for and used in the original ‘Star Wars’ movie, est. $480,000-$720,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – A long time ago in a theater probably not too far from your house, Star Wars was released on May 25, 1977, long before the original space opera was rechristened Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. To celebrate that 45th anniversary, Heritage Auctions will offer in its July 22-23 Hollywood & Entertainment Signature® Auction two of the rarest and most coveted items featured in the film that spawned a never-ending franchise: a screen-matched stormtrooper helmet and a screen-used hero E-11 blaster shared by stormtroopers, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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