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TexasHotshot
10-06-2002, 05:12 PM
Me and my wife have been keeping a Star Wars collectible for many years now and are beginning to wonder about it's value. We recently had a flood in our home that missed a lot of our valuables, this included, and we got to talking about it there.

It is an original metal Star Wars lunch box with Thermos that we have taken to many of the Sci Fi conventions in town over the years to have it autographed by Star Wars cast members. It includes autographs from Anthony Daniels (3-CPO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Dave Prowse (Darth Vader), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Maria de Aragon (Greedo), and Phil Brown (Uncle Owen).

We have gotten these autographs all in person, so we can confirm that they are 100% authentic. Next weekend, Carrie Fisher will be at a convention and we will be adding her autograph to the box as well.

We are just curious as to what something like this is worth. IT IS NOT FOR SALE, so please don't take this as an offer to sell it. We just want to know the value of this collectible. We plan on adding more autographs to it in the future.

Any help would very much be appreciated.

Jedi Master Silas
10-06-2002, 05:25 PM
Oh dang Tex thats awful..I hope your well insured.I had a house fire several years back and lost everything. I've had the same question about a good price quide for along time..Tomarts is out of date and it seems like every price quide is different. We had our collection insured based on Tomarts price quide but this was a few years ago. I dont have an answer but I'm sure someone in the forums will about a current quide.

DarthBrandon
10-06-2002, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by TexasHotshot
Me and my wife have been keeping a Star Wars collectible for many years now and are beginning to wonder about it's value. We recently had a flood in our home that missed a lot of our valuables, this included, and we got to talking about it there.

It is an original metal Star Wars lunch box with Thermos that we have taken to many of the Sci Fi conventions in town over the years to have it autographed by Star Wars cast members. It includes autographs from Anthony Daniels (3-CPO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Dave Prowse (Darth Vader), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Maria de Aragon (Greedo), and Phil Brown (Uncle Owen).

We have gotten these autographs all in person, so we can confirm that they are 100% authentic. Next weekend, Carrie Fisher will be at a convention and we will be adding her autograph to the box as well.

We are just curious as to what something like this is worth. IT IS NOT FOR SALE, so please don't take this as an offer to sell it. We just want to know the value of this collectible. We plan on adding more autographs to it in the future.

Any help would very much be appreciated.


I would consider it priceless if it were mine, but it's only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. It would be up there with my VCJawa (loose) from the vintage years or my Imperial Shuttle from the vintage years. Make sure you have this on your house insurance along with the rest of the collection just in case.:)

Darth Cruel
10-06-2002, 07:49 PM
I am assuming that this lunch box is an original from ANH in '77. I just looked on Ebay for a little bit of an idea as to how much people are paying for them.

The ones that I saw had no autographs and some wear and were going for about 20.00. There was an auction being put on by a lunch box specific collector which was touted as being in excellent condition but still without autographs for an opening bid of 100.00. But there were no bids on it yet.

My guess, based solely on that info, would be 30-50 dollars unless it is in mint condition (basically brand new looking), and then maybe as much as 75.00.

A collectible magazine will almost certainly have it valued substantially higher, but I think Ebay gives a little more realistic idea because you get to see a much better average of what people are really paying. If you insure it, use a collectible magazine. Steve Sansweet puts out a Star Wars specific collectible guide (I don't know if it has a price guide) that may help.

I hope that this helps, but keep in mind that this info is NOT coming from a specialist in this area.

TexasHotshot
10-06-2002, 08:05 PM
Thanks for the insight, but I do know what the box itself is worth without the signatures on it. I need someone to give me an idea of the value WITH the autographs, as I have no idea where to start on that.