WEST BERLIN, N.J., Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The blueprint for the original Star Wars R2-D2 droid is currently being auctioned in the 2015 GoldinAuctions October Legends & Americana Auction through November 14th at www.GoldinAuctions.com. The blueprint, one of the rarest and most unique Star Wars item to ever appear at auction, is among 1,500 items, including several Star Wars movie collectibles in the auction.
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Labeled "ARTOO" the blueprint features five different profiles of the famous droid's domed head and closely resembles the finished robot R2-D2, seen in the original Star Wars film. The sketch, dated Jan., 8, 1976, is a detailed production drawing measuring 59-inches by 32-inches. This exclusive drawing was used by John Stears, the special-effects mastermind behind the original Star Wars movie. The blueprint includes printed details that read: "REVOLVING HEAD OF ARTOO – EXPERIMENTAL PROTOTYPE ONLY ALL PANELS. Additional hand-written notations outline interesting elements and specifications such as section names and measurements. The blueprint is contained in a cardboard tube bearing the typeset label "Star Wars John Stears Blueprint; R2D2. It originates from the personal estate of John Stears.
"This is an authentic one-of-a-kind piece of history that is a must have for any serious Star Wars memorabilia collectors," said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. "With anticipation high for the upcoming Star Wars film, now is the perfect time to bring this 40-year-old artifact up for auction for the first time ever."
Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $600 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history and pop culture and was the pioneer of using the medium of television to sell sports memorabilia. Earlier this year, Goldin Auctions sold Babe Ruth's 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million. The previous year they sold a Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $2.1 million. Goldin Auctions strives to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. All game worn or autographed items come with team, player, league or additional LOA from industry leading authenticators; and collectors can bid with confidence that their proxy/ceiling bids remain confidential. For more information, visit www.GoldinAuctions.com.
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