Christian Bale’s Batman suit for sale at rare memorabilia auction

Do you believe... you could be the next owner of the  X Files' Fox Mulder's FBI badge?
Do you believe... you could be the next owner of the X Files' Fox Mulder's FBI badge?

One of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies has announced it is to hold the UK’s largest live auctions this September.

Prop Store’s auction, to be held at London’s BFI IMAX cinema chain, includes items on offer that are expected to fetch in excess of £1.5 million.

Christian Bale's  batsuit from 'The Dark Knight Rises, is expected to fetch up to �60k when it goes under the hammer.

Christian Bale's batsuit from 'The Dark Knight Rises, is expected to fetch up to �60k when it goes under the hammer.

Over 500 rare and iconic lots will be sold during the unique event which will be live-streamed online for fans to track the bidding on auction day.

A free preview exhibition will be open to the public in the run up to the auction, showcasing over 300 lots from the upcoming auction.

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Batman’s Batsuits from The ‘Dark Knight Rises’ and ‘Batman Begins’ are expected to achieve between £40-60k and £30-40k respectively, Keira Knightley’s ‘Love Actually’ wedding dress is expected to achieve £5-7k and Michael Ironside’s ‘Jester’ flight suit from ‘Top Gun’ is expected to fetch between £6-8k at the auction. Film fans will have an opportunity to see all these original items on display in the two weeks ahead of the auction at the preview exhibition.

Hey you guys! The sloth stunt mask from 80s favourite 'the  Goonies' is also up for grabs.

Hey you guys! The sloth stunt mask from 80s favourite 'the Goonies' is also up for grabs.

This will coincide with a number of special screenings at the BFI IMAX, including classics such as ‘Gladiator’, ‘Top Gun’ and the Christopher Nolan-directed ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy. What’s more, film fans who pre-book their tickets for the screenings will have a chance of winning some exclusive movie artefacts, including Barbarian’s sword and scabbard from ‘Gladiator’ as well as a Gotham Rogues t-shirt and a Batcave hanging bat from ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy.

Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO, said: “We’re thrilled to announce our third live auction in London and are excited to be partnering with ODEON again. This year brings an opportunity for film fans and collectors alike to view some of the world’s most iconic film and TV items for free, and bid to secure their own pieces of movie and television history. A truly unique event for a global audience.”

Andy Edge, commercial director at ODEON UK & Ireland added: “We’re incredibly proud to help Prop Store bring these iconic film mementos to the public, and give UK film fans a chance to walk away with their own piece of cinema gold.”

“As Europe’s leading cinema chain, we’ve enjoyed bringing many of these blockbusters to the big screen throughout the years – and we can’t wait to welcome the iconic props through our doors this September.”

Top Items to be sold at the Prop Store auction include:

– Batman’s batsuit from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (2012) £40k-£60k

– TIE pilot helmet from ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ (1977) £50k-£70k

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Taylor Wimpey have confirmed directly with local Councillor Nathan Wilson that the organisation retains its commitment to building a park and ride at Shieldmuir Train Station. In response to recent enquiries made by Councillor Wilson, Taylor Wimpey have advised that engagement is taking place with Network Rail over the latter’s approval procedures and that once this process is complete, work will be able to begin on site. The developer has informed the Motherwell Councillor that during the period of investigation undertaken since the commencement of building work was delayed in January 2018, an unrecorded service chamber has been discovered on site. The project cannot move forward until further clarification is provided on the nature of the service chamber and Taylor Wimpey are in the process of commissioning a contractor to assess the situation. The developer’s initial judgement is that this is likely a redundant service. A senior representative of the organisation has also informed Councillor Wilson that a member of the Taylor Wimpey production team will be sent out to inspect the vacant land following a request he made at the beginning of 2019 for maintenance work to be carried out on site should construction of the park and ride remain some time away. Councillor Nathan Wilson said: “Taylor Wimpey have communicated to me directly that the park and ride facility is a project that the organisation remains committed to delivering. “However, it goes without saying that the lengthy delay is still very disappointing and frustrating. “An unrecorded service chamber has been identified on site and progress is unable to be made until this has been investigated. “Taylor Wimpey have relayed to me that an on-site inspection of the vacant land will take place and I hold to the view that maintenance work should be carried out in the short term to improve it’s current condition. “I will continue to engage with the relevant stakeholders and re-inforce to them the importance of the park and ride project locally. Motherwell and Wishaw CAB takes home 40 per cent of the prizes

– Hero batpod vehicle from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (2012) £60k-£80k

– Steven Spielberg’s clapperboard from ‘Jaws’ (1975) £30k-£40k

– Batman’s batsuit from ‘Batman Begins’ (2005) £30k-£40k

– Sloth mask from ‘The Goonies’ (1985) £30k-£40k

– Harry Potter Hogwarts acceptance letter with wax seal from ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (2001) £3k-£5k

– Richard Attenborough’s personal annotated script from ‘Jurassic Park’ (1993) £4k-£6k

– Keira Knightley’s wedding dress from ‘Love Actually’ (2003) £5k-£7k

– Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Mulder (David Duchovny) FBI photo ID & badge from ‘The X-Files’ (1993-2002) £3k-£5k each

– The Prop Store auction is suitable for fans with a variety of budgets. Some of the least expensive lots in the auction include crew t-shirts and caps from the ‘Star Wars’ franchise estimated at £60–£80, and a selection of production-used scripts and posters from the film ‘Labyrinth’ starring David Bowie, estimated to sell for an affordable £200.

Auction items will be on display at a free exhibition open to the public at the BFI IMAX, London, September 14-27, from 10:00am to 9:30pm,

The live auction takes place on September 27 from 12noon.

Registration is now open at https//:www.propstore.com/liveauction.

Online proxy bids can be submitted from Thursday, September 1.