Euphoria at one of the largest Star Wars memorabilia auctions

Andrea Divirgilio / August 18, 2011

Star Wars memorabilia Auction

Star Wars and things to do with the space, seems to have caught up with us and admittedly so. We have recently talked about the Darth Vader Coin Set, and previously shown the R2-D2 projector, and the Landspeeder Replica which was sold on eBay, all belonging to the longest running TV franchisee. Now for those who are addicted to it, there will be complete euphoria as one of the largest collections of the Star Wars memorabilia, is now up for auction! From the toys to the detailed life-size dolls, a whole set of collectables will up for auction this year that can be nothing short of a mania.

Robert Fisher, who was a repairman by the day and a Star Wars aficionado by night started collecting memorabilia related to the franchisee ever since its launch in 1977. After that, as his sons says, he jumped on anything related to Star Wars, and over time created this vast collection of memorabilia which will now be auctioned off. Describing the Robert Fisher’s craze, his son Derek says,

“My dad jumped on everything that had anything to do with ‘Star Wars. “He actually started collecting even before the movie came out. He sent away for a mail-in offer from Kenner for one of the first toys. After that, he didn’t stop until almost the day he died last year.”

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The whole collection which is stated to be worth upwards of $100,000 includes items like movie posters, radio scripts, LEGO sets, bed sheets and pillow case sets, comic books, mugs, skateboards, kites, Halloween costumes, collector plates and clothing amongst others. The uphill task however, would be going through the 12 inch thick log book which Mr. Robert maintained during his lifetime, detailing out the memorabilia individually which would hopefully be used during the 2 day auction sale in Pittsburgh. Most of us may not identify with such a craze, but when we see so much dedication, one cannot help but openly admire the tenacity with which it was done.

Via: Pittsburgh Live

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