Harry Potter wand among more than 800 showbiz items being auctioned
Written by Hit Music Radio News on 11/03/2021
A wand used by Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter is among the showbiz-related items going up for auction in California next month.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first film in the series, the wand – which was used in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire in 2005 – is expected to fetch up to $10,000 (£7,100).
Also going under the hammer from the popular films are one of Snape’s wands, the licence plate and badge from the Flying Ford Anglia car used in 2002’s Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, and a Hogwart’s wax seal acceptance letter envelope from 2001’s Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone.
Darren Julien, chief executive and president of Julien’s Auctions, said the auction is “our biggest one to date – comprising of the most coveted pop culture relics from the past half century”.
He said: “As Julien’s continues to consistently shatter Hollywood memorabilia, music and celebrity estate records at auction, we are positioned to expand and offer this tremendous selection of over 800 investment quality and museum exhibition-worthy cinematic treasures from the popular genres of science fiction, action, fantasy, adventure, and beyond.”
Other items include Al Pacino’s Scarface three-piece pinstripe suit, Johnny Depp’s Edward Scissorhands gloves, Bill Murray’s Space Jam Air Jordan 2 trainers, and Michelle Pfeiffer’s original Catwoman cowl worn in Batman Returns.
Bond memorabilia includes Sean Connery’s Walther P5 from his Last Bond film, Never Say Never Again, the debut of the Walther P99 as Bond’s preferred sidearm used by Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies, and a .38 Smith and Wesson used by Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day.
The original glove props worn by Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands are expected to fetch between $30,000 and $50,000 (£21,500 and £35,700).
The 1990 horror, fantasy and romance gave Depp an early star-making role and the gloves were designed at the Stan Winston Studios under the four-time Academy Award winner Stan Winston.
Al Pacino’s three-piece pinstripe suit from 1983 crime drama Scarface is expected to fetch up to $80,000 (£57,200), with auctioneers saying it is possibly the only remaining original Scarface pinstripe gangster suit in existence from the film’s climax.
The items will be exhibited in Beverly Hills between 26 and 29 April, with the auctions on 28 and 29 April.
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