Princess Leia's Bikini and 'Star Wars' Ship Sold for Large Sum at Auction
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The signature gold bikini is from 'The Return of the Jedi' while the flying ship is from the very first film, 'A New Hope'.

AceShowbiz - "Star Wars" memorabilia auction was a success. The gold bikini worn by Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia in "Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi" after she was captured by Jabba the Hutt on the desert planet Tatooine was purchased for nearly $100,000.

The signature costume had a letter of authenticity from designer Richard Miller and came with a collar and some chain. It opened at $80,000 and eventually went under the hammer to an anonymous bidder for $16,000 above the starting price.

However, the highest bid went to Blockade Runner. The flying ship seen in the first film "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" was purchased for $450,000. It set the new record as the most expensive "Star Wars" item to be sold at an auction.

A new record price was also set for a TV costume. George Reeves' "Adventures of Superman" costume from 1953 to 1954 was sold for $216,000. Harrison Ford's "Indiana Jones" whip went for $204,000 while his fedora, leather jacket, and shirt from the franchise fetched over $72,000 each.

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