Indiana Jones Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Indiana Jones Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the series of adventure films starring Harrison Ford.

Brief history/biography

The Indiana Jones film series were created by Star Wars director George Lucas and Harrison Ford (who plays the character of Indiana Jones in all of the films) and were directed by Steven Spielberg.

The first film in the series, (Raiders of the Lost Ark), was released in 1981. Its prequel (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) was released in 1984, and its sequel (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) in 1989, followed by Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008.

A television series based off of the films, titled The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, first aired on television in 1992, and Marvel Comics started publishing The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones comic book in 1983.

Types of memorabilia

Clothing/costumes

Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills, California sold Harrison Ford's (AKA Indiana Jones') fedora hat which was worn in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom for $40,000 in December of 2008.

Bonhams in Knightsbridge sold Sean Connery's two-piece tweed suit and hat which he wore in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade for £22,000 in March of 2007.

Accessories

Guernsey's in New York sold Indiana Jones' bullwhip which was used in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade for $57,500, and the Holy Grail from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade for $35,000 in March of 2008.

Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills, California sold Indiana Jones' hero machete which was used in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom for $80,000 as well as one of Indiana Jones' bullwhips from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom for $40,000 in December of 2008, and the Holy Grail from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade for $22,500 in August of 2008.

Christie's sold the following items:

  • one of Indiana Jones' bullwhips from Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom for £12,925 in December of 2000
  • another one of Indiana Jones' bullwhips which was used in Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom and Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade for £27,600 in December of 1999
  • and a rare prop manuscript book known as the "Grail Diary" which was used in Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade as well as a cast and screw screening list and publicity photograph of Harrison Ford for £17,625 in December of 2000.
  • a kangaroo hide bullwhip which was used for Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom as well as a personal note from Harrison Ford for $66,000 in June of 2005.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was once owned, signed or used by Harrison Ford is considered to be the most rare and valuable.

Memorabilia that was used in the early Indiana Jones films is considered to be more valuable and rare than memorabilia that was used in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Also, memorabilia that that was used in more than one Indiana Jones film drives up the value of the item as well.

Restoration of an authentic Indiana Jones costume or movie prop is not recommended.

For more information on where to find Indiana Jones memorabilia, visit www.indianajones.com or www.indianajonescollectors.com.

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