The Force isn’t very strong with this one, but The Farce is huge.
The helmet that Rick Moranis wore as “Dark Helmet” in the 1987 Star Wars spoof Spaceballs is up for sale now via Profiles in History, a Calabasas, Calif.-based auction house.
The prop from the Mel Brooks film is estimated to sell for as much as $12,000 — and it’s almost there with nearly three weeks remaining in the auction.
Marty McFly‘s Hoverboard. The Beatles‘ controversial butcher album cover. Superman‘s cape. Bettie Page‘s pumps. Steve McQueen‘s racing jacket. Wolverine‘s claws. The Death Star.
The latest Profiles in History Hollywood Auction begins on Wednesday with more than 1,700 lots of everything you’d expect to see — and plenty more.
A pair of auctions this week from Profiles in History will help get some iconic pieces of original art into collectors’ hands from some of the most-memorable works in pop culture history.
Up first on Thursday (Dec. 10) is the Calabasas, Calif.-based company’s “Animation & Disneyana” sale, which will include 880 lots of artwork and Disney memorabilia ranging from retired ride vehicles to animation cels from classic films.
The top two pieces in the sale are original animation cels from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (above) and Lady and the Tramp (below). These pieces carry opening bids of $35,000 and $40,000 respectively and are estimated to command around $50,000 apiece when the final gavel falls. Several other pieces from memorable works, including Fantasia, are among the sale’s items as well as a pair of Charles Shulz Peanuts strips.
You can browse the catalog for the auction right here.
And on the other end of the artistic spectrum …