Rare Star Wars Poster Gets $74,800 Bid on eBay

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December 14, 2015
By James Massey

ONLINE – Bidding on eBay rose to $74,800 for a rare 'Revenge of the Jedi' poster which was never printed, due to the movie's title being changed to 'Return of the Jedi.'


Kept Secret for Years

According to the sellers eBay listing, the poster (measuring 14 x 11 inches) which contains the original signature of the artist David Peters, was saved by a production company employee after it was decided to change the movie's name to 'Return of the Jedi.'

The sellers description of how he acquired the poster;

"I was in middle school at the time the movie Return of the Jedi was released. A friend of mine whose mother worked at the production company was able to keep this print-as the story goes she lost her job for not being able to produce the destroyed remains. I was told to never tell or show anyone. I kept it in hiding for several years. When I realized the story was probably blown out of proportion, I got it out of my secret hiding spot that had been in for five + years and hung it on my wall. I grew out of my Star Wars faze and put it away till now."

Seller Safeguards

The seller also stated in their listing. They had a concern someone may take the posters image and reproduce it, thereby diminishing it's value. As a precautionary measure they covered two spots on the poster (see image) to prevent anyone from scanning or reproducing it.

Reserve Not Met

The final high bid amount of $74,800 did not meet the seller's reserve price. Unfortunately the seller does not disclose their reserve price in the listiong, so there's no way to know how close the high-bidder came.

Although... the seller did have a Buy It Now price of $225,000.

Star Wars Hot on eBay... and Everywhere

Besides Movie Memorabilia, Star Wars Action figures are also hot on eBay (see list below) and just about everywhere, with the December 18 release of 'The Force Awakens.' Last Friday, Sotheby's just completed a sale which exceeded $500,000. Top items in that sale were dominated by a Star Wars action figures.

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