A Bible featured in the film Shawshank Redemption is among items from films, television and the world of music up for grabs in British memorabilia company Propstore's annual live auction next month.
Returning to an in-person event following a pandemic pause, this year's auction boasts an extended catalogue of over 1,500 lots with an estimated total worth of £11m.
"This year is larger than ever before. We've added about 500 lots plus another day. It's a big step up for us, which makes it that much more of an exciting event," Propstore Chief Executive Stephen Lane told Reuters.
The bible concealed a rock hammer in the 1994 film. Other highlights include the complete Superman costume worn by actor Christopher Reeve in the 1978-1987 "Superman" franchise, and Vader's black gloves from the first Star Wars movie in 1977.
There is also a first-edition hardback copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"from 2001 and the Little Nellie pilot helmet worn by Sean Connery in the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice.
Music memorabilia is being introduced as a new category this year, getting its own dedicated day.
Lane, who has been collecting props and costumes for over 30 years, said the current economic climate was boosting sales.
"It's very interesting, we've seen this similarly in 2007 and 2008 when we had the big financial crash, that actually where there's volatility in the markets, people look for fixed assets and items like these to invest their money into," he said.
"They take it out of the currency markets and actually put it in something that's more tangible. So, we're seeing great success with our movie props and costume auctions."
Propstore's entertainment memorabilia live auction will be held at the BAFTA headquarters in central London, with bidding also available online or via telephone, 3rd-6th November.