Comic books, Star Wars figures and video games at Bruneau & Co., May 6

Copy of DC Comics ‘Sensation Comics’ #13 from January 1943, graded CGC 3.0, with a classic wartime cover by H. G. Peter showing Wonder Woman at a bowling alley, estimated at $2,000-$3,000
Copy of DC Comics ‘Sensation Comics’ #13 from January 1943, graded CGC 3.0, with a classic wartime cover by H. G. Peter showing Wonder Woman at a bowling alley, estimated at $2,000-$3,000
Copy of DC Comics ‘Sensation Comics’ #13 from January 1943, graded CGC 3.0, with a wartime cover showing Wonder Woman at a bowling alley, estimated at $2,000-$3,000

CRANSTON, R.I. – Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will present an auction titled Graded Showcase: Comics, Toys & Video Games on Saturday, May 6. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.“This will be a fun, 154-lot auction,” said Bruneau & Co.’s Director of Pop Culture Travis Landry, adding, “The focus is on professionally graded comics, toys and video games.”

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Collecting world rocked by discovery of rare Star Wars toys in original factory cartons

 

Star Wars 12C Luke Skywalker DT with double-telescoping lightsaber, mint on card. Estimate $10,000-$20,000

DENVER, Pa. – Just when Star Wars collectors thought they had seen it all, along came The Morphy Find. That’s the name that has been given to a recently unveiled trove of rare, high-condition Star Wars toys that sat undisturbed in original Kenner shipping cartons, largely forgotten, since the 1970s/’80s.

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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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