Han Solo’s jacket from ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ to go up for auction

‘Star Wars’ icon, Han Solo’s jacket from “The Empire Strikes Back” is up for auction this fall.

(The Prop Store)

Film lovers will be able to bid on Han Solo’s jacket from “The Empire Strikes Back” at an auction this fall.

In the united kingdom, based memorabilia company Prop Store, which is September to organize an auction, offered details about the item, and the use thereof in the 1980 sci-fi movie.

“This is exactly … Solo jacket was used for the recordings on Cloud City and the screen to match numerous shots in the film,” the company explained on the website.

The winning bid may not be cheap: the company predicts it can achieve 1 million British pounds ($1.3 million).

They also explained the reasoning behind the coat’s hue.

Han Solo in “The Empire Strikes Back.”



“Different colors were considered before the final design was selected, in consultation with George Lucas and director Irvin Kershner. Although it appeared navy blue in the movie, the jacket is aware of a blue-grey colour, ” the company said.

The piece was created by the British costume designer John Mollo, who, according to the company, “stated that the blues tend to appear black on the film, and for that reason, a garment intended to be read as if blue had to be made in a lighter color.”

The item is one of the more than 600 costumes, original film scripts and props for this auction Sept. 20 at London’s BFI Imax.

Other items will be sold at the auction include a light saber from “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,” actor Johnny Depp’s costume from the 1990 film “Edward Scissorhands” and a hat worn by Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump.


Back in June, another item connected on Solo made headlines.

At the time, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not bought a Solo blaster from 1983, the movie “the Return of the Jedi” for $550,000 at an auction in Las Vegas, Julien’s Auctions said.

The weapon was a part of the collection of the AMERICAN art director of the film, James L. Schoppe.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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