Star Wars - Ep IV - A New Hope

Lot #990 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Charles Lippincott Collection: Unused X-wing Fighter Vehicle

Stock #139201

This lot will be auctioned on Thursday, November 11th. The auction will begin at 3:00pm GMT and lots are sold sequentially via live auctioneer; tune in to the live streaming broadcast on auction day to follow the pace. Note other lots in the auction may close on November 9th or November 10th.

This lot comes from the collection of Charles "Charley" Lippincott. Lippincott is considered among the foremost marketing and merchandising experts in the history of science-fiction. After an early start in traditional Hollywood publicity, his career exploded when college friend George Lucas hired him as Lucasfilm's VP of Advertising, Publicity, Promotion & Merchandising, a role he used to create arguably the most successful - and bombastic - marketing campaign ever for Lucas' original Star Wars trilogy. Lippincott subsequently masterminded the publicity strategies for such era-defining properties as Ridley Scott's Alien and Mike Hodges' Flash Gordon, both of which are represented in this auction. The popularity of these projects further propelled him into the top ranks of film executives, leading him to produce Danny Cannon's cult classic Judge Dredd, which is also heavily featured in this catalog. While Charley Lippincott passed away in 2020, his personal collection reflects a legacy of rare influence and lifelong fandom.

An unused X-wing fighter vehicle released in conjunction with George Lucas' Star Wars: A New Hope. This lot comes from the collection of the film's publicity supervisor and longtime Lucasfilm publicist, Charles "Charley" Lippincott.

Created by Kenner in 1977, this X-wing fighter comes in its original box, unsealed, with the original now-yellowed tape having lifted from one of the openings. The contents of the box are original and unused, including the vehicle itself still in its cardboard insert, the unopened small parts bag with yellowed-but-unbroken tape, a yellowed decal sheet, a yellowed instructional booklet, and a toy catalogue. The box exhibits scuffing, denting, and small tears. Dimensions: 35.75 cm x 31.75 cm x 11.5 cm (14" x 12½" x 4½")

Contains electronic components; see notice in the Buyer's Guide.

Estimate: £400 - 600 Ω

Item size - 14" x 12.5" x 4.5" (35.56cm x 31.75cm x 11.43cm)

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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