Julien’s Auctions is proud to feature the auction of The Trilogy Collection: Props & Costumes from Middle-Earth, an epic high fantasy auction event of monumental proportions, on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Julien’s Beverly Hills Gallery.
The memorabilia, featuring exclusive props and costumes created for the production of the trilogy of blockbuster films directed by Peter Jackson and based on the J.R.R. Tolkien best-selling fantasy novel, The Lord of Rings, has been assembled over the past decade by a single passionate collector and is second only to director Jackson’s official archive in scope. This stunning and extremely rare collection also includes iconic props and costumes from major characters and memorable scenes from the trilogy as well as an array of prosthetics, miniatures and pre-production items originally used to bring the film franchise to life on the big screen.
Highlights of The Trilogy Collection: Props and Costumes from Middle-Earth include Frodo Baggins’ Sword “Sting” with an estimate of $100,000-$200,000, Aragorn’s Sword (Estimate: $50,000-$70,000), Gimli the Dwarf’s Battle Axe (Estimate: $50,000-$70,000), Gandalf the White’s Wizard Staff (Estimate: $50,000-$70,000), Ringwraith Costume Display (Estimate: $80,000-$100,000), Samwise Gamgee’s Prosthetic Hobbit Feet (Estimate: $15,000-$30,000), Samwise Gamgee’s Prosthetic Hobbit Ears (Estimate: $5,000-$8,000) and an extraordinary array of many more collectible pieces of rare memorabilia. Fans and collectors can view the entire collection at www.juliensauctions.com.
Before these items hit the auction block, a large number of them will be displayed exclusively in Europe at Newbridge Silverware’s Museum of Style Icons in Ireland before returning to the United States to be displayed at the Julien’s Gallery in Beverly Hills from Monday, December 2nd through Thursday, December 5th, 2013.
This is the last time this collection of celebrated property will be assembled together before being auctioned. Plan your visit to the exhibitions, pre-order your full-color limited edition catalog and watch for your opportunity to register to bid — and join Julien’s Auctions as we celebrate the memorabilia from this iconic film trilogy.