Original Darth Vader Mask and Helmet Currently Up On Online Auction for $250,000
If you’re a Star Wars fans that is making bank then I’ve got the perfect item for you! I couldn’t resist sharing the fact that David Prowse’s Darth Vader’ screen used signature mask and helmet from Star Wars: Episode V is currently up for auction on icollector.com. So if you’ve got a cool $250,000 lying around you may want to place your bid!
As of going to print there are still 19 days to bid on this item. According to the description, the helmet was used in The Empire Strikes Back. Both the mask and the helmet are constructed of fiberglass. The mask is painted in a dark metallic gray with black accents. The interior is marked with a “1” in white paint with worn foam rubber padding and tinted plastic lenses. Two of the original three elastic straps are present. These were used to secure the mask to David Prowse’s head. The set is, however, missing the circular PVC connection used to secure the mask to the jet-black helmet. According to the description this was done with three screws with the screw holes still appearing on the item.
The description goes on to state that the mask’s forehead attached to the inner portion of the helmet with Velcro which is still present on the interior, but only the adhesive remnants remain on the mask. These remain hidden behind the helmet. The helmet’s interior has a “3” written in brown paint on the interior. The metal mesh behind the triangular respiratory vent and chin grille are missing as are the atmospheric sensors on either side of the vent. There is also some chipping on the lower edges and right cheek from production.
Original Darth Vader helmet/masks are exceedingly rare and considered the “Holy Grail” of science fiction artifacts.
This is definitely an auction we’ll be watching with much interest but sadly won’t be bidding on. But best of luck to our Star Wars collector friends who might be giving it a go!
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