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Invaluable Partners with Profiles in History to Offer Online Bidding On Upcoming Three-Day Hollywood Auction

Auction features rare and iconic Hollywood collectibles including items from Star Wars & Indiana Jones, plus blockbusters hits including Terminator, Titanic, Back to the Future, Jaws and more


Tuesday, September 22, 2015 10:30 am EDT


"The upcoming three-day Hollywood Auction includes props, costumes, film equipment, photographs and more from some of the most well-loved and iconic movies of all time"

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Invaluable, the world’s leading online live auction marketplace, today announced that it is partnering with Profiles in History to offer live online bidding on the upcoming three-day Hollywood Auction, which will take place September 29 - October 1, 2015. Bidders will have access to rare and iconic props, costumes and memorabilia from major motion pictures, along with rare photographs, movie scripts, contracts and film equipment from notable movie sets. Bidders can view the entire catalog and place bids online in real-time on Invaluable, as well as via mobile device using the Invaluable app for iPad and iPhone.

“Hollywood collectibles are an extremely popular category with our bidders, and we are thrilled to work with Profiles in History to make this collection of truly iconic memorabilia from blockbuster hits like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Titanic, Terminator, Jaws and more available for bidding on Invaluable,” said Rob Weisberg, Invaluable CEO. “It’s extremely difficult to come by the types of original props and costumes that are being offered as part of this sale, and we expect collectors and Hollywood enthusiasts to come out in full force for a chance to own original pieces from their favorite films.”

The auction includes over 50 items from the Star Wars franchise, including a “Blockade Runner” filming miniature (estimated at $200,000 - $300,000) and a “Rebel Fleet Trooper” helmet (estimated at $150,000 - $250,000) from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Additional highlights include a Carrie Fisher "Slave Leia" costume (estimated at $80,000 - $120,000) and “Jabba the Hutt” maquette (estimated at $12,000 - $15,000) both from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, a prototype “Darth Vader” helmet (estimated at $30,000 - $50,000) from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, and many posters from producer Gary Kurtz’s personal collection.

Highlights from the Indiana Jones franchise include Harrison Ford’s signature screen-used bullwhip (estimated at $100,000 - $150,000), a Harrison Ford screen-used shirt from Raiders of the Lost Ark (estimated at $40,000 - $60,000), Harrison Ford’s jacket from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (estimated at $40,000 - $60,000) and Harrison Ford’s screen-worn fedora from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (estimated at $30,000 - $50,000).

Additional notable props and costumes being offered as part of the auction include:

In addition to costumes and props, the sale also offers photographs, manuscripts and film equipment. Highlights include a War of the Worlds transcript of the historic Orson Welles radio broadcast (estimated at $20,000 - $30,000), a Warner Bros. deal document signed by Humphrey Bogart (estimated at $10,000 - $15,000) and three documents signed by Harry Houdini (estimated at $6,000 - $8,000), along with signed photographic portraits of Laurel and Hardy (estimated at $3,000 - $5,000), Jean Harlow (estimated at $2,000 - $3,000), Rudolph Valentino (estimated at $2,000 - $3,000) and James Dean (estimated at $2,000 - $3,000).

Camera equipment being offered as part of the sale includes the Panavision PSR-148 35mm camera used on The Exorcist and other films (estimated at $100,000 - $150,000), a historic VistaVision #1 (VV1) motion picture camera used to film The Ten Commandments (estimated at $30,000 - $50,000) and the Mitchell VistaVision High Speed #1 (VVHS1) used on Star Wars (estimated at $60,000 - $80,000).

“The upcoming three-day Hollywood Auction includes props, costumes, film equipment, photographs and more from some of the most well-loved and iconic movies of all time,” said Joe Maddalena, President, Profiles in History. “We are excited to once again offer online bidding through Invaluable, and we look forward to a very successful sale.”

For more information, to view the catalog for all three days of the sale, and to place bids online, please visit

About Invaluable
Invaluable, the world’s leading online live auction marketplace, features a live online bidding platform that allows collectors and dealers to bid in real-time in auctions held around the world. As the leading developer of SaaS and e-commerce applications for the auction industry, Invaluable provides auction houses with e-commerce and marketing solutions, as well as auction management software. Invaluable best-in-class historical price database includes more than 58 million complete auction results, totaling more than $204 billion in value. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Boston, Invaluable also has offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Australia. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter: @InvaluableLive.

About Profiles in History
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the nation’s leading dealer of guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts and original Hollywood Memorabilia.

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This "Blockade Runner" filming miniature from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope is being offered at auction by Profiles in History with online bidding through (Photo: Busiess Wire)
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