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Han Solo jacket fails to sell at auction

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The jacket worn by Harrison Ford in his role as Han Solo in the Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back has failed to meet its reserve price at auction.

The jacket was expected to fetch up to 1 million pounds when it went under the hammer, but failed to reach the 500,000 pounds reserve.

The highest bid for the item was 450,000 pounds.

It was part of an auction of rare blockbuster film memorabilia, which also included the fedora worn by Ford's Indiana Jones in The Raiders Of The Lost Ark, which had been expected to sell for between 200,000 and 300,000 pounds - but instead reached 320,000.

Also among the 600 lots auctioned by Prop Store was a Stormtrooper helmet from the first Star Wars film, A New Hope, which fetched 40,000 pounds, as well as a similar helmet from the most recent film The Last Jedi, which sold for 110,000 pounds.

Proceeds from the hammer price of that prop will be donated to the NSPCC.

A light sabre wielded by Hayden Christensen's Anakin Skywalker in The Revenge Of The Sith sold for 110,000 pounds while the bullwhip used by Ford in Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom sold for 45,000 pounds.

A light-up T-800 Terminator endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgement Day sold for 200,000 pounds.

The costume worn by Johnny Depp in the 1990 film Edward Scissorhands also went under the hammer, fetching 65,000 pounds, while the caped ensemble worn by Christopher Reeve in Superman and Superman II fetched 130,000 pounds.

Prop Store said there have already been a number of post-auction enquiries about the Han Solo jacket.

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