Earhart Goggles Top Item at Auction

The goggles Amelia Earhart wore during her historic 1932 solo transatlantic flight commanded $141,600 at Profiles in History’s October 8-9 auction. The goggles were the most avidly-sought flight-related item up for sale.  Among others, astronaut Gus Grissom’s worn Mercury flight suit brought $47,200 and the baseball cap Neil Armstrong wore after splashdown and recovery from the Apollo 11 mission went for $14,160.

Many collectibles of interest to fans also were on the block. The early Apple Macintosh 128 computer given to Gene Roddenberry by Apple Computer sold for $8,260. Walker Edmiston’s archive of Time for Beany show puppets and memorabilia went for $70,800. A John Steed derby hat from The Avengers yielded $57,500. A Harrison Ford signature hero “Indiana Jones” bullwhip from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade fetched $56,050. 

All amounts include the hammer price plus the 18% buyer’s premium.

The full press release appears after the jump.

For Immediate Release

PROFILES IN HISTORY SELL FIVE MILLION
IN HOLLYWOOD COLLECTIBLES ON THE AUCTION BLOCK

Calabasas, CA, October 9, 2009- Profiles in History sold FIVE MILLION on the auction block at its 37th Hollywood Memorabilia Auction on October 8-9, 2009.

AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS – SOLD PRICES
.  $141,600    Original Amelia Earhart flight goggles worn during her historic 1932 solo transatlantic flight.
.  $106,200    Elvis Presley’s personal Martin D-28 guitar state-used in his final Las Vegas performance.
.  $94,400    Original hero screen-used T-800 Endoskeleton from T2 3-D:  Battle Across Time (Universal,1996)
.  $88,500    Full-scale screen-used Hero Bumblebee robot from Transformers.
.  $76,700    Large-scale model of front section of Discovery ship from 2010.
.  $76,700    Full-scale Velociraptor maquette from Jurassic Park.
.  $70,800    Michael Jackson’s iconic illuminating glove worn on state during The Jackson’s Victory Tour.
.  $70,800    Archive of 1,300+ puppets and set pieces from Emilio and His Magical Bull.
.  $70,800    Walker Edmiston archive of Time for Beany show puppets and memorabilia.
.  $70,800    Original full-scale T-800 endoskeleton from Terminator 3:  Rise of the Machines.
.  $64,900    Ooogie Boogie puppet from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
.  $57,500    John Steed derby hat from The Avengers.
.  $56,050    Harrison Ford signature hero “Indiana Jones” bullwhip from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
.  $53,100    Stephen Boyd complete “Messala” charioteer costume from Ben-Hur.
.  $47,200    Full-size Predator display from Predator and Predator 2.
.  $35,400    Michael Jackson stage-worn Boyd Clopton design from “Going Back to Indiana” and otherconcerts.
.  $35,400    Christopher Reeve hero evil Superman suit from Superman III

Other miscellaneous items of interest:

.  $47,200    Astronaut Gus Grissom’s Worn Mercury Flight Suit”
.  $14,160    Neil Armstrong Baseball Cap Worn After Splash-Down And Recovery From The Historic
Apollo 11 Mission To The Moon III
.  $8,260    Early Production Apple Macintosh 128 Computer Given To Gene Roddenberry by Apple
Computer
.  $4,425    Megan Fox’s Hero Motorcycle Airbrushing Costume Worn as “Mikaela Banes” from
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
.  $4,130    Megan Fox’s Hero Black Leather Motorcycle Costume Worn as “Mikaela Banes” from
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Note:  All prices include Hammer Price plus 18% Buyer’s Premium.

About Profiles in History:
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world’s leading auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia. Their auctions include costumes, props and set pieces from both vintage and contemporary film, television, and rock ‘n roll. Profiles in History’s location in Calabasas Hills, CA- virtually a stone’s throw away from every major Hollywood studio – ensures a constant flow of fantastic and rare artifacts. With an extensive network of dealers, collectors, and public & private institutions, they are proud to play an important role in the preservation of motion picture history.

Prior Profiles in History Hollywood auctions highlights include the “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); a full-scale model T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($488,750); a T.I.E. Fighter filming miniature from Star Wars ($402,500); a King Kong six-sheet movie poster ($345,000); the Command Chair from the “U.S.S. Enterprise” ($304,750); Harrison Ford’s hero blaster from Blade Runner ($258,750); the original “Robot” from Lost in Space ($264,500); Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber ($240,000); a Frankenstein one-sheet movie poster ($212,400); the Black Beauty car from The Green Hornet ($192,000); George Reeves’ Superman costume from The Adventures of Superman ($126,500); the H.R. Giger designed Alien creature suit from Alien ($126,500); a full-scale T-Rex head from Jurassic Park ($126,500), the Leaping Alien Warrior figure from Aliens ($126,500), Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman’ costume from Superman: The Movie ($115,000), C-3PO’s helmet ($120,000),  The Wizard of Oz ‘Winkie’ Guard Costume ($115,000); a “Ming the Merciless” cape from Flash Gordon ($115,000) and the Hydraulic screen-used Velociraptor from The Lost World: Jurassic Park II ($115,000).

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One thought on “Earhart Goggles Top Item at Auction

  1. $56,050 Harrison Ford signature hero “Indiana Jones” bullwhip from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

    $14,160 Neil Armstrong Baseball Cap Worn After Splash-Down And Recovery From The Historic Apollo 11 Mission To The Moon

    I’d rather have Armstrong’s cap.

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