London: A jacket worn by Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back is expected to sell for up to £1 million ($1.8 million) at an auction of movie memorabilia on Thursday in the US.
Collectors will have a chance to get their hands on items from films such as Indiana Jones, Forrest Gump and Back to the Future II in an auction of film props and costumes in London.
A still from the original Star Wars (1977) movie. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) all return for The Force Awakens.
The London and Los Angeles-based Prop Store is putting more than 600 lots from some 150 movies and television shows up for sale.
"We've had an unprecedented number of registrations for this year's auction," said Prop Store founder and chief executive Stephen Lane.
Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in The Empire strikes back, right.
The leading item at the sale is a blue-grey jacket once worn by Han Solo, which was found at a costume house and screen-matched, and which the company says is the only significant costume piece from the original film trilogy to come to public auction.
Other Star Wars items include a Stormtrooper helmet from The Last Jedi film, estimated at £30,000-60,000 and being sold for charity, as well as Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber from the "Revenge of the Sith" movie, expected to sell for £50,000- £100,000.
Up for sale: Han Solo’s jacket from The Empire Strikes Back.
Star Wars items are among the most sought-after pop culture collectibles. A gun used by Han Solo in The Return of the Jedi sold for $US550,000 in June and an R2-D2 droid used in several films sold for $2.7 million.
The second most expensive item being auctioned is a fedora hat Ford wore as Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark which is estimated at £200,000- £300,000. The bullwhip from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom could sell for £70,000.
Back to the Future fans have the chance to buy one of the hoverboards Michael J. Fox used in the 1989 sci-fi sequel. That is seen fetching £30,000 to £50,000.
Other film items up for sale include a dressing gown worn by Brad Pitt in Fight Club as well as a hat worn by Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump.
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