Lord of the Rings memorabilia goes up for auction
Props from Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy will be up for sale Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills on Dec. 5, including a pair of prosthetic hairy Hobbit feet worn by Samwise Gamgee. The hairy feet are estimated to fetch between $15,000 and $30,000.
Reuters reports that the total auction is expected to fetch between $1 million and $1.5 million from the sale of 80 lots of memorabilia. Other highlights from the fantasy realm of Middle Earth include Frodo’s sword, estimated between $100,000 and $200,000, and a wizard staff belonging to Gandalf the White, expected to fetch between $50,000 and $70,000.
The auction house said that the rare props come from the private collection of one collector, and is the second largest collection of Lord of the Rings movie memorabilia, behind only Jackson’s own official archive of props.