Auction in December, start saving up your thousands now!
For the first time since the first of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was released more than a decade ago, memorabilia from Peter Jackson's movies will go on sale at a Los Angeles auction this December, reports Sky News. The items to be included in the sale include Frodo Baggins' sword, the prosthetic 'Hobbit' feet worn by Samwise Gamgee, the wizard's staff belonging to Gandalf the White and a haunting Ringwraith costume display.
Jackson Has The Largest 'Lord Of The Rings' Memorabilia Collection In The World.
The unique pieces of memorabilia - 80 in total - are expected to collectively fetch £900,000. The LA auction house, via NBC News, have said that the items come from the private collection of one collector who's array of items is seconded only by director Peter Jackson himself. Frodo's sword is estimated to fetch between £62,000 and £124,000, whilst Gandalf's staff could sell for up to £43,000.
Julien's Auction in Beverly Hills will hold the sale on the 5th of December; a week before Jackson's second of the planned three Hobbit movies, The Desolation of Smaug is released worldwide. Martin Nolan, executive director of the auction house, spoke of their exciting upcoming sale: "It has been more than a decade since the first of the trilogy films was released and in that time only a handful of items from these films have ever been publicly offered for sale."
"Demand for this memorabilia is extraordinarily high and the scale and quality of this remarkable collection is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans and collectors."
The Desolation of Smaug will revisit Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and the thirteen dwarves on their mission out of the Misty Mountains and continue on their quest to retrieve the territory and gold stolen by the evil dragon Smaug at the dwarves' former Lonely Mountain. However, their path to victory is treacherous with spiders, more goblins and unforgiving elves.
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug will be released on the 13th December this year.