Ew­banks’ sale set to woo film and mu­sic buffs

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FILM and mu­sic fans should head to Ew­bank’s, Sur­rey’s lead­ing auc­tion house, on Oc­to­ber 5 and 6, when an im­pres­sive ar­ray of entertainment mem­o­ra­bilia, in­clud­ing a large col­lec­tion of Star Wars arte­facts, go un­der the ham­mer.

The col­lec­tion of Star Wars items in­cludes vin­tage toys, plus pieces from renowned man­u­fac­tur­ers in­clud­ing Sideshow Col­lectibles and Mas­ter Repli­cas.

One of the most strik­ing Star Wars lots in the auc­tion is a life-size (206cm tall) Death Trooper statue, made by Anovos to pro­mote the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This highly-de­tailed statue was made in lim­ited num­bers, pos­si­bly for film pre­mieres. It is made from vac­uum-formed plas­tic and metal, and stands on a metal base, with an of­fi­cial ‘Lu­cas­film’ sticker. It car­ries a pre-sale es­ti­mate of be­tween £1,500 and £2,500 and is be­ing sold with no re­serve.

Another life-sized Star Wars replica in the auc­tion is a lim­ited-edi­tion bust of Darth Vader, made by Sideshow Col­lectibles, in part­ner­ship with the tal­ented FX artists at Spec­tral Mo­tion. Cap­tur­ing ev­ery de­tail of the Sith Lord and his hel­met, this ver­sa­tile bust has been con­structed so that the hel­met may be re­moved to re­veal Anakin’s scarred vis­age.

The in­te­rior of the face and neck por­tions of the mask are fully de­tailed to rep­re­sent all of the wir­ing and tech­nol­ogy nec­es­sary to sus­tain Anakin in­side his suit. The bust is crafted in fi­bre­glass, poly­stone, fab­ric and metal for the most au­then­tic and re­al­is­tic rep­re­sen­ta­tion. Stand­ing more than two feet high, it is in its orig­i­nal box and is val­ued be­tween £300 and £500.

Fans of the late David Bowie will be clam­our­ing to buy a rare, signed, lim­ited edi­tion print by Rex Ray, the re­spected graphic artist based in San Fran­cisco who died in 2015.

The print go­ing on sale is num­bered 7/10, and is a Berke­ley Com­mu­nity Theatre print, in the style of Bowie’s 2004 Re­al­ity tour. How­ever, Ray made an er­ror in the spell­ing of “Berkley” so the poster never went to press.

This print was signed by both Bowie and Ray as part of a com­pe­ti­tion on bowienet.com in 2008, it was won by the ven­dor. It is framed, mea­sures 14 by 20 inches and has been val­ued be­tween £2,000 and £4,000.

Vinyl afi­ciona­dos will be clam­our­ing for a sin­gle-owner col­lec­tion of records from the 1950s to 1990. There are around 630 vinyl al­bums, 1,200 7-inch sin­gles, and 80 12-inch sin­gles be­ing sold as one lot, which car­ries an es­ti­mate of be­tween £1,000 and £2,000. The records were bought by one col­lec­tor and filed in de­tailed or­der.

High­lights in­clude orig­i­nal al­bums by The Bea­tles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dy­lan, Pink Floyd, Led Zep­pelin, Deep Pur­ple, The Doors, U2, and Stone Roses, plus a whole raft of re-is­sues from the 70s and 80s in­clud­ing a Buddy Holly six-al­bum box-set.

The sin­gles re­flect this al­bum col­lec­tion, but also in­clude many from the punk and New Wave years, such as ‘Anar­chy In The UK’ on the EMI La­bel, ‘Sub­mis­sion’ one sided 7” both by the Sex Pis­tols. More than 300 of the sin­gles date be­tween 1977 and 1982.

A Fake Lon­don parka jacket worn by Oa­sis front­man Liam Gal­lagher at the band’s Fins­bury Park gig on July 7 2002, has a pre-sale es­ti­mate of be­tween £800 and £1,200. The seller won the jacket in a com­pe­ti­tion run by Liam Gal­lagher’s record la­bel in 2011, and it comes with an email from Quest Man­age­ment and a com­pli­ments slip from Columbia.

Film mem­o­ra­bilia lots in­clude many posters and pro­grammes span­ning al­most 90 years. One of the old­est lots is a pro­gramme from the Lon­don pre­miere at the Mar­ble Arch Pavil­ion, of the 1927 film Me­trop­o­lis, an epic Ger­man sci­ence-fic­tion, which has been val­ued at be­tween £800 and £1,200.

Foot­ball fans will want to bid on a piece of English foot­ball his­tory, orig­i­nal Wem­b­ley seat No. 65 sur­rounded by au­to­graphs of the World Cup Win­ning team from 1966. Au­to­graphs in­clude Bobby Moore, Gor­don Banks, Ge­off Hurst, Ge­orge Co­hen, Martin Peters, and man­ager Alf Ram­sey. It car­ries a pre-sale es­ti­mate of be­tween £500 and £800.

The sale will take place on Oc­to­ber 5 and 6 at noon, view­ing of lots will be on Oc­to­ber 2 9am to 5pm, Oc­to­ber 3 9am to 7pm, Oc­to­ber 4 9am to 5pm and the morn­ings of the sale. There will also be se­lected lots on view from the Adrian Cowdry mem­o­ra­bilia auc­tion tak­ing place a week later on Oc­to­ber 12 and 13.

Ew­bank’s is pre­par­ing for a very spe­cial ex­tra sale date which has been added to the auc­tion house cal­en­dar. On De­cem­ber 13 at 2pm, “Ray Har­ry­hausen – The Per­sonal Col­lec­tion of Tony Dal­ton” will be go­ing un­der the ham­mer. The leg­endary spe­cial ef­fects gi­ant Ray Har­ry­hausen, who worked on films in­clud­ing: The 7th Voy­age of Sin­bad, Ja­son and The Arg­onauts, Clash of The Ti­tans and One Mil­lion Years BC to name a few, in­spired many film­mak­ers of to­day in­clud­ing Ge­orge Lucas, Steven Spiel­berg, John Lan­dis and Peter Jack­son. Tony Dal­ton is a world-lead­ing au­thor­ity on Har­ry­hausen and his work. He has writ­ten a num­ber of books on him and co-pro­duced the re­cent film about him ‘Ray Har­ry­hausen Spe­cial ef­fects Ti­tan’. More in­for­ma­tion will be re­leased in the com­ing weeks.

If you have items to con­sign for sale, get in touch with Ew­bank’s on 01483 223101 or email val­u­a­tions@ ew­bankauc­tions.co.uk. Al­ter­na­tively, just call in Mon­day to Fri­day be­tween 9am and 5pm at the Burnt Com­mon Auc­tion Rooms, off the A3 near Guild­ford. There is plenty of park­ing on site.

Live in­ter­net bid­ding via www.theauc­tion­room.com and Ew­bank’s live bid­ding plat­form will be avail­able, giv­ing on­line buy­ers the chance to par­tic­i­pate at no ex­tra cost, giv­ing them sav­ings of up to 6% over other com­mer­cial live bid­ding plat­forms.

A lim­ited-edi­tion bust of Darth Vader, in its orig­i­nal box, has been val­ued at be­tween £300 and £500

A rare, signed, lim­ited edi­tion print of David Bowie by Rex Ray, the re­spected graphic artist based San Fran­cisco, has been val­ued be­tween £2,000 and £4,000

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