Anthony Daniels, the British actor who plays C-3PO in the Star Wars films, plans to sell his personal collection of costumes, props and scripts from the franchise.
The BBC reported this on Thursdaythat Daniels is teaming up with British auctioneer Propstore to offer his Star Wars memorabilia. The collection includes the iconic gold C-3PO helmet that the actor wore in 1977 A new hopewith an estimated sales price of north of $1.22 million.
In total, there are almost 200 items for sale at the auction. Other highlights include the scripts Daniels used during production, such as his hand-annotated dubbing scripts The empire strikes back – and even parts of the Millennium Falcon.
“I rescued those pieces of the Millennium Falcon from a bonfire at the back of Elstree Studios after production had finished Return of the Jedi,” Daniels told the BBC.
“It feels like it’s time,” said the 77-year-old actor, explaining why he is now selling his collection. “I realized that I had these items and they are not unloved, but they are not being looked at. We don’t have them in the sitting room.”
He added: “Will I be sad when I say goodbye to them? No. I will enjoy the fact that people will cherish and display them.”
Daniels also revealed that he had the opportunity to expand his collection after production wrapped in 2019 Rise of Skywalkeras he was told he could take items from the set, but turned down the opportunity as he already had ‘enough’ memorabilia.
The Propstore auction ends Sunday with items from Daniels’ personal collection expected to be offered on Saturday.