The 100 Most Insanely Valuable Movie Memorabilia Items Ever Sold

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Over the past several years, movie memorabilia has grown increasingly more valuable as several items from the golden days of Tinseltown have become available for public auction for the first time in history thanks to Debbie Reynolds putting her collection up for public auction a few years ago.

Her collection has been one of the most extensive and impressive private movie memorabilia collections ever compiled. She started collecting the items to save the history of film memorabilia that was slowly being sold off until there would be nothing left from the beginning of the motion picture history.

Following her auctions, the rise in movie memorabilia being purchased at auctions has increased so significantly that the items being purchased have also grown more valuable too.

So we went on a mission to find the 100 most valuable movie memorabilia items sold in an auction. Since a lot of the data seems to be confusing, depending on where you pull it from, we are going to list the items by what the buyer paid for the item which includes the buyer’s premium. (Buyer’s premium is a administrative fee charge added on top of the hammer price for the item, usually a percentage of the final bidding price.)

100. Satin Tunic w/ Velvet and Fur Robe: $73,800

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  • Movie: Desiree
  • Used By: Marlon Brando
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

99. Willy Wonka’s Signature Suit: $74,000

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  • Movie: Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
  • Used By: Gene Wilder
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Costume

98. Full-Scale Velociraptor: $77,000

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  • Movie: Jurassic Park
  • Used By: Production Team for Filming
  • Year Sold: 2009
  • Item Type: Maquette

97. Gun Belt with Holster: $77,700

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  • Movie: El Dorado
  • Used By: John Wayne
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

96. Leather Vest: $77,700

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  • Movie: Chisum
  • Used By: John Wayne
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

95. Complete Schoolgirl Outfit: $79,000

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  • Movie: Gigi
  • Used By: Leslie Caron
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

94. “The Gill-Man” Headpiece: $79,000

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  • Movie: Revenge of the Creature
  • Used By: Tom Hennesy (Stuntman)
  • Year Sold: 2008
  • Item Type: Mask

93. Hyper Sleep Chamber: $80,000

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  • Movie: Aliens
  • Used By: Sigourney Weaver and Carrie Henn
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Movie Prop

92. T-800 Close-Up Mask: $80,000

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  • Movie: T2: Judgement Day
  • Used By:  Production Team during Filming
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Mask

91. Full Superman Outfit: $80,000

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  • Movie: Superman: The Movie
  • Used By: Christopher Reeves
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Costume

90. “Fanny Brice” Purple/Green Stripped Leotard: $80,000

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  • Movie: Funny Girl
  • Used By: Barbara Streisand
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

89. Doc’s Mind Reading Helmet: $84,000

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  • Movie: Back to the Future
  • Used By: Christopher Llyod
  • Year Sold: 2016
  • Item Type: Head Prop

88. Red Crown and Royal Dome Headpiece: $86,000

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  • Movie: Cleopatra
  • Used By: Elizabeth Taylor
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Headpiece

87. Flamethrower: $86,000

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  • Movie: Alien
  • Used By: Sigourney Weaver
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Weapon

86. Wire Rim Glasses: $86,000

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  • Movie: A Night at The Opera
  • Used By: Groucho Marx
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Prop

85. Full Scale Bumblebee Robot: $88,000

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  • Movie: Transformers
  • Used By: Production Team during filming
  • Year Sold: 2009
  • Item Type: Robot

84. “2015” Marty McFly Resizing Jacket: $88,000

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  • Movie: Back to the Future II
  • Used By: Michael J. Fox
  • Year Sold: 2010
  • Item Type: Costume

83. Complete Black Cat Costume: $90,000

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  • Movie: The Black Cat
  • Used By: Boris Karloff
  • Year Sold: 2009
  • Item Type: Costume

82. American Flag Patch: $90,000

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  • Movie: Easy Rider
  • Used By: Peter Fonda
  • Year Sold: 2007
  • Item Type: Costume

81. Robotic Arm: $92,000

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  • Movie: T2: Judgement Day
  • Used By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Prop

80. Stormtrooper Helmet: $95,200

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  • Movie: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Used By: Random Stormtrooper Actors
  • Year Sold: 2015
  • Item Type: Helmet

79. Surgical Laser Gun: $96,000

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  • Movie: Fantastic Voyage
  • Used By: Raquel Welch
  • Year Sold: 2016
  • Item Type: Weapon

78. Vito Corleone’s Assassination Overcoat: $98,000

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  • Movie: The Godfather
  • Used By: Marlon Brando
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Costume

77. T-1 Battle Ready Drone

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  • Movie: Terminator 4: Salvation
  • Used By: Production Crew during Filming
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Vehicle

76. Stormtrooper Helmet: $98,000

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  • Movie: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Used By: Various Stormtrooper Actors
  • Year Sold: 2009
  • Item Type: Helmet

75. Pink/Black 2-Piece Dance Costume: $98,000

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  • Movie: Let’s Make Love
  • Used By: Marilyn Monroe
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

74. Velociraptor Cage: $100,100

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  • Movie: Jurassic Park
  • Used By: Velociraptors
  • Year Sold: 2014
  • Item Type: Robot

73. Tunic and Burgundy Cape w/ Short Sword: $104,000

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  • Movie: Cleopatra
  • Used By: Richard Burton
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

72. Full Scale Warrior Bug: $105,000

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  • Movie: Starship Troopers
  • Used By: Main Hero Bug Used by Film Crew
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Prop

71. DLT-19 Blaster Rifle: $105,000

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  • Movie: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Used By: Main Stormtrooper Actors (Hero)
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Weapon

70. Complete Grey Wool Suit: $106,000

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  • Movie: Singin’ in the Rain
  • Used By: Gene Kelly
  • Year Sold: 2013
  • Item Type: Costume

69. Full Naval Outfit: $111,000

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  • Movie: Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Used By: Marlon Brando
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

68. Rick’s Cafe Americain Entrance Doors

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  • Movie: Casablanca 
  • Used By: Various Actors during Filming
  • Year Sold: 2014
  • Item Type: $115,000

67. Large Scale Filming Submarine Miniature: $117,000

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  • Movie: The Hunt for Red October
  • Used By: Production Crew in Filming
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Vehicle

66. “The Dude” 3-Piece Ensemble: $117,000

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  • Movie: The Big Lebowski
  • Used By: Jeff Bridges
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Costume

65. Original Edward Scissorhands Costume: $118,000

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  • Movie: Edward Scissorhands
  • Used By: Johnny Depp
  • Year Sold: 2010
  • Item Type: Costume

64. Original Transit Papers Used on Film: $119,000

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  • Movie: Casablanca
  • Used By: Various Actors on Film
  • Year Sold: 2014
  • Item Type: Prop

63. Gold Velvet Jeweled Gown, Shoes, Headpiece: $123,000

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  • Movie: Hello Dolly
  • Used By: Barbara Streisand
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

62. Ceremonial Headdress: $123,000

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  • Movie: Cleopatra
  • Used By: Elizabeth Taylor
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Headpiece

61. Saruman’s Wizard Staff: $125,000

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  • Movie: Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • Used By: Christopher Lee
  • Year Sold: 2014
  • Item Type: $125,000

60. Wicked Witch of the East Crystal Ball: $130,000

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  • Movie: The Wizard of Oz
  • Used By: Margaret Hamilton
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: $130,000

59. Professor Xavier Wheelchair: $135,000

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  • Movie: X-Men, X2, X-Men 3: United
  • Used By: Patrick Stewart
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Prop

58. Signature Bowler Hat: $135,000

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  • Movie: Used in Various Films as The Tramp
  • Used By: Charlie Chaplin
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Headpiece

57. Ivory Silk Evening Gown: $135,000

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  • Movie: The Swan
  • Used By: Grace Kelly
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

56. Mark II Autopsy Suit: $135,000

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  • Movie: Iron Man 2
  • Used By: Production Crew in Filming
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Prop

55. Period Dress from Film: $137,000

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  • Movie: Gone With the Wind
  • Used By: Vivien Leigh
  • Year Sold: 2015
  • Item Type: Costume

54. Leather Jacket: $149,000

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  • Movie: Rocky
  • Used By: Sylvester Stallone
  • Year Sold: 2015
  • Item Type: Costume

53. HERO Proton Pack: $160,000

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  • Movie: Ghostbusters
  • Used By: Various members of Main Cast
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Weapon

52. Nautilus Submarine and Squid: $160,000

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  • Movie: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Used By: Production Crew during Filming
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Vehicle

51. Two-Piece Costume: $161,000

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  • Movie: Gilda
  • Used By: Rita Hayworth
  • Year Sold: 2014
  • Item Type: Costume

50. Frodo’s Sting Sword: $163,000

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  • Movie: Lord of the Rings
  • Used By: Elijah Wood
  • Year Sold: 2013
  • Item Type: Weapon

49. 1949 Buick Roadmaster Convertible: $171,000

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  • Movie: Rain Man
  • Used By: Main Characters of Film
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Vehicle

48. Chewbacca Mask: $172,000

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  • Movie: Star Wars
  • Used By: Peter Mayhew
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Headpiece

47. “Maria” Acoustic Guitar: $172,000

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  • Movie: The Sound of Music
  • Used By: Julie Andrews
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Musical Instrument

46. Original Screen-Used Beret: $179,000

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  • Movie: The Green Berets
  • Used By: John Wayne
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Headpiece

45. Gimli’s Double-Headed Battle Axe:  $187,500

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  • Movie: Lord of the Rings
  • Used By: John Rhys-Davies
  • Year Sold: 2013
  • Item Type: Weapon

44. Original “1933” King Kong Metal Model: $200,000

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  • Movie: King Kong
  • Used By: Production Crew in Filming
  • Year Sold: 2009
  • Item Type: Prop

43. T-800 Endoskeleton: $212,000

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  • Movie: T2: Judgement Day
  • Used By: Production Crew in Filming
  • Year Sold: 2010
  • Item Type: Prop

42. Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter Miniature: $221,000

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  • Movie: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Used By: Production Crew
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Vehicle

41. Complete Captain America Suit: $234,000

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  • Movie: Captain America
  • Used By: Chris Evans
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Costume

40. Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber: $240,000

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  • Movie: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Used By: Mark Hamill
  • Year Sold: 2008
  • Item Type: Weapon

39. Pilot Laser Gun: $241,000

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  • Movie: Star Trek
  • Used By: William Shatner
  • Year Sold: 2013
  • Item Type: Weapon

38. Dorothy “Test” Dress: $245,000

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  • Movie: The Wizard of Oz
  • Used By: Judy Garland
  • Year Sold: 2014
  • Item Type: Costume

37. Full Matador Outfit: $258,000

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  • Movie: Blood and Sand
  • Used By: Travis Banton
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

36. 1952 Red MG TD: $258,000

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  • Movie: Monkey Business
  • Used By: Marilyn Monroe and Cary Grant
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Vehicle

35. Tux Jacket: $262,000

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  • Movie: Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Used By: Rosanna Arquette and Madonna
  • Year Sold: 2014
  • Item Type: Costume

34. Rick Deckard’s Pistol: $270,000

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  • Movie: Blade Runner
  • Used By: Harrison Ford
  • Year Sold: 2009
  • Item Type: Weapon

33. Snow Trooper Helmet: $276,750

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  • Movie: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Used By: Various Snow Troopers
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Headpiece

32. Drop-Ship Filming Miniature w/ Weapons Pods: $276,750

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  • Movie: Aliens
  • Used By: Production Crew during Filming
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Vehicle

31. Cherie Iconic Green/Black Sequined Leotard: $282,900

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  • Movie: Bus Stop
  • Used By: Marilyn Monroe
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

30. Strapless Pale Green Silk Empire Gown w/ Rhinestone Trim: $295,200

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  • Movie: Let’s Make Love
  • Used By: Marilyn Monroe
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

29. Katniss Everdeen Interview Red Dress: $300,000

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  • Movie: The Hunger Games
  • Used By: Jennifer Lawrence
  • Year Sold: 2013
  • Item Type: Costume

28. Gray Evening Dress and Bolero Jacket: $320,000

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  • Movie: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Used By: Marilyn Monroe
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

27. Aries 1B Trans-Lunar Space Shuttle: $344,000

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  • Movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Used By: Various Cast Members
  • Year Sold: 2015
  • Item Type: Vehicle

26. White/Green Flower Dress: $358,000

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  • Movie: Something’s Got to Give
  • Used By: Marilyn Monroe
  • Year Sold: 2015
  • Item Type: Costume

25. Royal Procession Tunic: $394,000

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  • Movie: Ben-Hur
  • Used By: Charlton Heston
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

24. Aragorn’s Sword: $437,000

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  • Movie: Lord of the Rings
  • Used By: Viggo Mortensen
  • Year Sold: 2014
  • Item Type: Weapon

23. Dorothy’s Blue Dress: $490,000

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  • Movie: The Wizard of Oz
  • Used By: Judy Garland
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Costume

22. 1977 Pontiac Trans Am: $500,000

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  • Movie: Smokey and The Bandit
  • Used By: Burt Reynolds
  • Year Sold: 2014
  • Item Type: Vehicle

21. Complete Green Dress: $527,000

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  • Movie: River of No Return
  • Used By: Marilyn Monroe
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

20. Screen-Used DeLorean:$541,000

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  • Movie: Back to the Future III
  • Used By: Michael J. Fox
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Vehicle

19. Frances Stevens 2-Piece Rose Crepe Outfit: $554,000

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  • Movie: To Catch a Thief
  • Used By: Grace Kelly
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

18. Pink/Black/White Halter Top, Skirt, Hat: $615,000

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  • Movie: There’s No Business Like Show Business
  • Used By: Marilyn Monroe
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

17. Dorothy’s Ruby Red  Arabian Pattern “Test” Shoes: $627,300

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  • Movie: The Wizard of Oz
  • Used By: Judy Garland
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

16. Gold Charmeuse Saloon-Girl Gown: $627,300

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  • Movie: River of No Return
  • Used By: Marilyn Monroe
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

15. Panavision PSR 35mm Motion Picture Camera

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  • Movie: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Used By: George Lucas
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Camera

14. Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers: $660,000

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  • Movie: The Wizard of Oz
  • Used By: Judy Garland
  • Year Sold: 2000
  • Item Type: Costume

13. “Michael Delaney” Tag Heuer Monaco Wristwatch: $799,500

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  • Movie: Le Mans
  • Used By: Steve McQueen
  • Year Sold: 2012
  • Item Type: Prop

12. 1936 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car: $805,000

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  • Movie: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Used By: Main Cast
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Vehicle

11. Iconic Black Dress: $807,000

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  • Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Used By: Audrey Hepburn
  • Year Sold: 2006
  • Item Type: Costume

10. Race Driving Suit: $984,000

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  • Movie: Le Mans
  • Used By: Steve McQueen
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

9. James Bond’s Lotus Esprit Submarine Vehicle: $997,000

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  • Movie: The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Used By: Roger Moore
  • Year Sold: 2013
  • Item Type: Vehicle

8. Red-Sequined Showgirl Gown w/ Feathered Hat

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  • Movie: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Used By: Marilyn Monroe
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

7. Set of Do-Re-Mi Outfits (Vonn Trapp Kids, Brown Dress): $1,560,000

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  • Movie: The Sound of Music
  • Used By: Multiple Members of the Main Cast
  • Year Sold: 2013
  • Item Type: Costume

6. Complete Cowardly Lion Suit: $3,100,000

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  • Movie: The Wizard of Oz
  • Used By: Bert Lahr
  • Year Sold: 2014
  • Item Type: Costume

5. Sam’s Piano from Rick’s Cafe Americain: $3,400,000

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  • Movie: Casablanca
  • Used By: Dooley Wilson
  • Year Sold: 2014
  • Item Type: Musical Instrument

4. The Maltese Falcon Statue: $4,100,000

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  • Movie: The Maltese Falcon
  • Used By: Humphrey Bogart
  • Year Sold: 2013
  • Item Type: Statue

3. Iconic Ascot Dress: $4,500,000

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  • Movie: My Fair Lady
  • Used By: Audrey Hepburn
  • Year Sold: 2011
  • Item Type: Costume

2. James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5: $4,600,000

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  • Movie: Goldfinger
  • Used By: Sean Connery
  • Year Sold: 2010
  • Item Type: Vehicle

1. “The Girl” Ivory Pleated “Subway” Dress: $5,600,000

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  • Movie: Seven Year Itch
  • Used By: Marilyn Monroe
  • Year Sold:  2011
  • Item Type: Costume

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