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British couple discovered Star Wars memorabilia worth $525,000
British couple discovered Star Wars memorabilia worth $525,000
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The Times newspaper reported Thursday that a couple, from Stourbridge in central England, discovered a batch of Star Wars memorabilia worth $525,000 in bin bags left to them by a neighbour. The couple was initially unsure what to make of the jumble of dolls and spacecraft their neighbour had spent decades collecting, but their son called in an auctioneer.

From Storm Trooper helmets to R2D2's eye, memorabilia from one of the world's biggest movie franchises can fetch eye-watering sums at auctions.