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Film prop auction, featuring C-3PO, Harrison Ford's bullwhip and Marty McFly's trainers raises £4m

A film prop auction raised almost £4 million - including £30,500 for Marty McFly's self-lacing trainers.

C-3PO Credit: SWNS

The UK's largest ever memorabilia auction also included Chris Pratt's Guardians of the Galaxy helmet, which went for £134,200, and a bullwhip used by Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones for £79,300.

Jack Nicholson's The Joker costume Credit: SWNS

Prop Store, who held the auction in partnership with Odeon, flogged more than 600 items from blockbusters including Pulp Fiction and Top Gun at the BFI Imax on Tuesday.

Darth Vader helmet Credit: SWNS

Other pricey props included Merlin's robe and helmet from the 1981 film Excalibur, which went for £91,500, and Jack Nicholson's Joker costume, which sold for £39,650.

The sale coincided with a number of special screenings at the BFI IMAX, which saw classics such Aliens, Scarface and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? return to the brig screen for film fans to enjoy in the lead up.

Harrison Ford's bullwhip Credit: SWNS

Over 1,500 bidders duked it out during a marathon 11-hour event held in the comfort of the BFI IMAX screen, which was also streamed live around the world.

Prop Store offered to market a phenomenal collection of film and television artifacts that were keenly contested for by collectors, investors and institutions alike.

– Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO
Marty McFly's trainers Credit: SWNS