This lot will be sold on Tuesday, 1st December (day 1 of the auction.) Lots 1-463 will be sold on day 1 (lots 464-913 will be sold on day 2). The auction will begin at 2:00 pm GMT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.
A Ming royal guard special effects rifle from Mike Hodges' sci-fi adventure Flash Gordon. Emperor Ming's (Max von Sydow) royal guards carried their rifles when Flash Gordon (Sam J. Jones) and his companions first entered Ming's palace, and later during Ming and Dale's (Melody Anderson) wedding.
The weapon is predominantly made of fibreglass painted with a polished gold-coloured finish and black detailing. Metallic red vinyl decals are applied along the barrel and black stripes decorate the trigger guard. A power input features on the right side of the weapon and there is an electrical fitting in the end of the barrel where a bulb was inserted. The functioning trigger would have illuminated the end of the barrel, mimicking laser fire. The rifle displays wear to the paint finish, the red decals have peeled away in places, and there is a crack along the top of the barrel. Dimensions: 68 cm x 7 cm x 24 cm (26 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 9 1/2")
Contains electronics; see electronics notice in the Buyer's Guide.
Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 M
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.