Star Wars X-Wing model from A New Hope sells for nearly $2.4 million

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A screen-matched Industrial Light and Magic Red Leader X-Wing model-miniature used during the filming of Star Wars: A New Hope sold for an incredible $2.375 million (£1.93 million) on 21 June.

It was sold by Propstore - one of the world's leading film and TV memorabilia companies - during the first day of its bumper live auctions. It was one of a number of items that in total fetched over $10.2 million (£8.2 million).

Brandon Alinger, Propstore COO commented on the auction: "Propstore's four-day Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction out of Los Angeles had an amazing opening day. Bidding was incredibly strong with many pieces outperforming their pre-sale estimates and seventeen lots selling for over $100,000.

"We were especially thrilled and proud to see the Screen-Matched ILM 'Red Leader' X-Wing Starfighter Model Miniature from Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) sell for an astounding $2,375,000."

Over 480 rare and iconic lots were offered on day one of Propstore's Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction, with over 1,300 more lots of film and TV memorabilia to be offered.

Other items that sold included a replica promotional light-up DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future, which sold for $250,000 (£204,000), and the Grail Diary from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, which sold for $187,500 (£153,000).

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