Three Figures Sell for almost £77,000 at Vectis Auction House!
Star Wars Prototype Resin Master Tooling Aids – World Record prices!
On the 30th of April, Vectis Auctions offered for sale three prototype resin master tooling aids, something which had never before been offered for sale on the open market. The figures are examples of the master sculpts used to create the well-known vintage Star Wars 3 ¾” figures from The Return of the Jedi toy line, and have been authenticated and encased by UK Graders Collectable Grading Company.
The Vendor visited the auction room, and watched with anticipation as his lots began. First up was Lot 6429, Ewok “Logray”, and with all three models estimated to achieve £6,000 - £12,000 it was uncertain how the bidding would go, after all, there were no pre-sales to base the valuations on.
The anticipation soon escalated as “Logray” sold to a telephone bidder in the USA for £12,000 (inclusive of Buyers Premium). With the Emperors Royal Guard up next, and two telephone bids, plus Internet and room bidders eager for the second lot, the bidding took off, with a Vectis Internet Bidder winning the Lot for a phenomenal £28,800 inclusive.
However, in this case, it would appear the best was saved for last, as Lot 6431, Bib Fortuna, a male Twi'lek who lived on the desert planet Tatooine, again had a flurry of bids from across the globe, with the hammer finally falling to an internet bidder for an incredible £36,000 (including Buyers Premium).
The vendor was delighted with the results of the auction and with these characters being relatively unknown to non-Star Wars collectors, they beat all expectations, these vintage, one of a kind lots have realised World Record prices.