Star Wars memorabilia auction

A vast collection of Star Wars toys and memorabilia has been auctioned in Dorchester.

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Star Wars memorabilia goes under the hammer

Video. They hadn't seen anything quite like it before, at a fine art auctioneers in Dorset. More than 50 lots of Star Wars memorabilia and toys went up for sale after a local collector passed away, leaving a house full of items from his beloved film.

Merchandise from the movie franchise which began in 1977, specially boxed and mint condition is highly coveted. And Star Wars fans were desperate to put their bids in. Martin Dowse was there too.

Star Wars fans descend upon Dorchester for auction

More than fifty lots of Star Wars memorabilia went up for sale after a local collector passed away, leaving a house full of items, from his beloved films.

This Han Solo went for £1,000 at auction Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Merchandise from the movie franchise which began in 1977, especially boxed in mint condition, is highly coveted.

Boxed Star Wars memorabilia Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Star Wars fans descended upon Dorchester for the sale, where original memorabilia from the films in the 70s and 80s fetched the highest.

A life sized Yoda on display Credit: ITV News Westcountry

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Star Wars collection could attract global interest

A large collection of Star wars memorabilia will go under the hammer today at Dukes Auction Room in Dorchester.

Star Wars memorabilia could attract interest from across the world Credit: ITV News Westcountry

The 50-strong assortment for figures and toys include Han Solo, Jabba the Hutt and Princess Leia figures.

Star Wars toys including Storm Troopers, Jabba the Hutt and Han Solo Credit: ITV News Westcountry

It is thought the collection could attract attention from across the world.

The Millennium Falcon vehicle toy Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Star Wars collection up for auction in Dorchester

A vast collection of Star Wars toys and memorabilia will be up for auction in Dorchester today.

A vast collection of Star Wars toys and memorabilia Credit: ITV News Westcountry

The 50-strong assortment belong to a Star Wars enthusiast, figures of Han Solo, Jabba the Hutt and Princess Leia will all be making an appearance at the Dukes Auction Room.

The collection is expected to attract interest from around the world.