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Tuesday Oct 8, 2013
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Ringwraith Costume Display
Ringwraith Costume Display  (Source:Julien’s Auctions)

Julien’s Auctions has announced an exclusive auction event of unprecedented historical film value. "The Trilogy Collection: Props & Costumes from Middle Earth" will include exclusive props and costumes created for the production of the trilogy of blockbuster films directed by Peter Jackson and based on the J.R.R. Tolkien best-selling fantasy novel, "The Lord of the Rings."

The collection of rare memorabilia from a private collection will be auctioned on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallery located at 9665 Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills, Calif. Fans, collectors, and film enthusiasts will have the chance of a lifetime to bid on some of the most sought after memorabilia from one the biggest trilogy of films in entertainment history.

The memorabilia, which has been assembled over the past decade by a single, passionate collector is only second to director Peter Jackson’s official archive in scope. The collection boasts iconic examples of props and costumes from major characters and memorable scenes from the trilogy. It also includes an array of prosthetics, miniatures, and pre-production items originally used to bring the film franchise to life on the big screen.

"The Trilogy Collection: Props and Costumes from Middle Earth" promises to be an epic event and one that will definitely make history," said Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions. "It has been more than a decade since the first of the trilogy films was released and in that time only a handful of items from these films have ever been publicly offered for sale. Demand for this memorabilia is extraordinarily high and the scale and quality of this remarkable collection is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans and collectors."

Highlights of "The Trilogy Collection: Props and Costumes from Middle Earth" include Frodo Baggins’ Sword "Sting" with an estimate of $100,000-$200,000, Aragorn’s Sword (Estimate: $50,000-$70,000), Gimli the Dwarf’s Battle Axe (Estimate: $50,000-$70,000) and dozens of other notable pieces. Fans and collectors can view the entire collection at www.juliensauctions.com.

Auction Dates:
Thursday, Dec. 5th
Session I: Sports Icons - 10 a.m. P.S.T.
Session II: The Trilogy Collection: Props & Costumes from Middle Earth -2 p.m. P.S.T
Session III: Street Art - 6 p.m. P.S.T.

Friday, Dec. 6th
Icons & Idols: Rock "n" Roll
Session I: 10:00 a.m. P.S.T.
Session II: 2:00 p.m. P.S.T.

Saturday, Dec. 7th
Icons & Idols: Rock "n" Roll
Session III: 10:00 a.m. P.S.T.
Session IV: 2:00 p.m. P.S.T.

Registering to Bid

Registration is required to bid in the live auction and can be done in person, at the exhibition and auction, or online before the sale.
Click here for registration details or call 310-836-1818.

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