Capitalizing on the enthusiasm for the upcoming film, the Profiles in History auction house will auction the collection of Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back producer Gary Kurtz, the company announced.  Kurtz's collection includes personal production items and memorabilia from the Star Wars film franchise, including the original Carrie Fisher “Slave Leia” costume from Return of the Jedi.

The three-day auction will be held in Calabasas, CA on September 29 –October 1.

The lots will include:

  • 30 lots of rare Star Wars film posters in multiple languages from Kurtz’s personal collection
  • The Mitchell VistaVision High Speed #1 (VVHS1) camera used by ILM for miniature effects shots, (including the Death Star explosion)
  • The original screen-used Rebel "Blockade Runner" filming miniature from Star Wars: A New Hope
  • A Rebel Fleet Trooper helmet from Star Wars: A New Hope
  •  A Dark Vader production made prototype helmet from The Empire Strikes Back
  • A section of the Death Star under construction from Return of the Jedi
  • A C-3PO Oscar presented to Brian Johnson by ILM for his work on The Empire Strikes Back
  • A 'Jabba the Hutt' maquette for Return of the Jedi
  • A Naboo blaster from The Phantom Menace 

The “Slave Leia” costume has an estimated value of $80,000 -$120,000, and the “Blockade Runner” is valued at $200,000 to $300,000. 

See several images in the gallery below.