The personal collection of Jeremy Bulloch, who lent his talent to the role of Boba Fett in the original Star Wars films, is set to go up for sale tomorrow, May 4, at East Bristol Auction Rooms. This Star Wars Day, fans of the franchise can bid in an attempt to get their hands on some of the late actor's personal collection - which includes some spectacular pieces.
Jeremy Bulloch sadly passed away in 2020 at the age of 75 from health complications after living with Parkinson's disease for many years. He was best known for his role as Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, which he then reprised for Revenge of the Sith in 2005.
The late actor's personal collection contains more than 600 lots, which Star Wars fans will be bidding to get their hands on as of tomorrow. The incredible collection of memorabilia, which includes some never-before-seen items, is estimated to cost as much as £110,000 altogether.
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For those Star Wars fans wondering what these amazing souvenirs are, some of the most exciting relics within Bulloch's collection include his script from his Revenge of the Sith cameo, film reels containing unseen footage from Return of the Jedi, and a life sized mannequin of Boba Fett which was cast from Jeremy's body in the 1990s. In addition to these incredible items are countless pieces of art and gifts given to Jeremy by fans, scores of action figures, and personal autographs from his co-stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Bristol actor Dave Prowse.
Dave passed away just weeks before Jeremy in 2020, and never forgot his Southmead roots, despite his lines in Star Wars as Darth Vader having to be dubbed due to his accent. East Bristol Auctions sold off Dave's collection last year, with his original Empire Strikes Back script being sold for £13,000.
According to Jeremy's widow, Maureen Bulloch, her late husband 'loved and appreciated every item' that will be going up for auction tomorrow. Jeremy kept much of the memorabilia stored up in the attic, or displayed it in his office with pride.
In a sweet yet bizarre message, the late Carrie Fisher signed a photograph dedicated to Jeremy, with the words: "Jeremy - thanks for the nite of hot monkey love." It is unclear what the basis of this inside joke is, but the unique personal message from Carrie to Jeremy is expected to snap up between £500 and £800 from keen bidders.
Last year, when auctioning off Dave Prowse's personal collection, a Darth Vader helmet worn by the late Bristolian sold for five times its estimated value, for £2,200. Meanwhile, a signed photograph of Alec Guinness donning his iconic Obi-Wan Kenobi robes fetched £3,100, three times what it was expected to sell for.
Auctioneer Andrew Stowe said: "Jeremy was quite clearly an avid collector – he didn’t just star in the films, he enjoyed them as much as any other fan. Not only that but he was regarded as one of the most approachable and friendly actors, so fans adored him – and he amassed many gifts wherever he appeared. His collection is remarkable, and completely unique!"
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