Monday, 25 September 2017

Star Wars Darth Vader The Empire Strikes Back Helmet Lot 472 Prop Store Auction

Created as promotional costumes for Star Wars this two piece Darth Vader helmet is made of fibreglass and painted black and grey.

The mask consists of a faceplate and a dome, which attaches to the top of the faceplate and forms the back of the helmet. Inside the mask are acrylic lenses which are screwed in place, with foam pads at the cheeks, forehead, and scalp for actor comfort. The mask includes adjustable nylon straps to secure to the head. Written inside the mask is the number '5' in yellow paint and '15' in red paint.

The mask has some minor wear and tear, breaks in the fibreglass and scratches on the paintwork. It measures (faceplate): 22 cm x 23 cm x 36 cm (8 1/2'' x 9'' x 14''); (dome): 35 cm x 38 cm x 30 cm (13 3/4'' x 15'' x 12''); (case): 66 cm x 58 cm x 53 cm (26'' x 23'' x 21'').

Star Wars Darth Vader The Empire Strikes Black Helmet Lot 472 Prop Store Auction.

Auction estimate £30,000 - £50,000 at Prop Store Auction.

The Prop Store Auction begins at Odeon IMAX September 26 at 12pm.

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