Some of these items on this list were expensive set pieces to begin with, while others are mostly valuable for their famed use in the movies. With proper storage, the memorabilia were able to retain their monetary value and stay in good enough shape to be appreciated by collectors.
Simulating Aircraft in Star Wars
In Episode IV, the T.I.E. fighters flew across the screens as engrossed members of the audience followed closely along. The filming actually used miniatures which ended up fetching $402,500 in a 2008 auction.
007’s Weapon of Choice
There have been many James Bonds over the years, but in the hearts of many fans, Sean Connery is irreplaceable. His iconic black and white poster where he lifts a menacing gun to his face is a recognizable portrait, which is why the Walther pistol in the photo sold for $437,501 at an auction by Christie’s in 2010.
Dukes of Hazzard
In a sale that was as tumultuous as the car sequences in the show, the Dodge Charger from the sitcom was put to auction on eBay, which concluded in a $10 million bid. The user who made the bid didn’t follow through as claims of hacking were made. In a subsequent auction with Barret-Jackson, the car was sold for $450,000.
The opening scene in Terminator 2: Judgment Day pans across the T-800. The model is full sized with glowing red eyes and metal feet, but is not functioning otherwise. The immobilized machine has a price tag of $488,750.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The buyer of the car that takes flight in this movie also owns a Batmobile, so it would seem this collector has cash to spare on extravagant cars! The buyer paid $505,000 in 2007.
Small but Valuable
The Starship Enterprise-D flown in Star Trek: The Next Generation was filmed using a miniature. It was sold in 2006 for $576,000.
During filming of The Wizard of Oz, several pairs of red slippers were used by the actress, however only 4 have survived. Throughout the years, the shoes have retained their trademark colour, commanding $660,000 in 2000.
Scarcity Is Key
Only 4 posters remain of the iconic 1927 film Metropolis, so when it was sold in 2005, the buyer had to pay $690,000. Another poster is currently on display at the MoMAin New York City.