Alien/Aliens movie collectibles and memorabilia: sale guide

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2015-06-26 11:13:34

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Alien/Aliens movie collectibles and memorabilia: sale guide

Voted the 33rd best movie of all time by Empire magazine, Alien and its subsequent iterations continue to have a big following.

Which is why memorabilia from the films can make serious money. Here's our guide to past sales. 

Types of memorabilia

Costumes

  • Profiles in History sold the HR Giger-designed Alien creature suit from the first film (1979) for $126,500 in 2007. 

An advertisement for the 2007 $127,500 sale

An advertisement for the 2007 $126,500 sale

Christie's in New York sold:

  • An Alien costume along with a mask, tail, back, hands and feet from Aliens (1986) for $6,900 in June 1998.
  • A grey cotton jumpsuit made for Sigourney Weaver in Aliens (1986) for $2,880 in June 2005.
  • A space suit and helmet which was used in Alien (1979) for $2,990 in June 1998.
  • An Alien warrior costume used in Aliens (1986) for £1,955 in November of 1996.
  • A two-piece camouflaged combat outfit made for Bill Paxton as Private Hudson in Aliens (1986) for £920 in November of 1996.

Props

  • Profiles in History sold the original screen-used Alien creature head from Alien (1979) for $60,000 in June 2010. 

  • John Hurt’s ‘Alien’ chest-bursting scene remains one of the most iconic and shocking in sci-fi movie history. The original alien model (thatgenuinely frightened the cast during filming, as they didn’t know whatwas going to happen) sold at Bonhams in 2004 for £29,875 to Chris de Burgh. 

Singer Chris de Burgh bought the chest-bursting model

Singer Chris de Burgh bought the chest-bursting model

  • Julien's in Beverly Hills sold a survey buggy from Alien (1979) for $10,625 in 2013, and prop face "Hugger" from Alien (1979) for $2,000 in November 2003.

Christie's sold:

  • An Alien egg which was used in Aliens (1986) for $1,840 in June of 1998.
  • An atmosphere pressure station made for Aliens (1986) for $1,725 in June of 1996.

  • A life-sized model of a screaming man with his eyes closed, made for close-ups of Charles Dance as Superintendent Clemens in Aliens 3 (1992), for £1,980 in December 1992.

Posters

  • Christie's sold the original U.S. poster for Alien (1979) which includes the text "A word of warning…" for £1,188 in June of 2010.

Artwork

  • Christie's sold seven costume sketches for various characters in Alien (1979) for £940 in December 2003.

Toys

Christie's in New York sold an Alien doll by Kenner, based on the title character of Alien (1979) and still in its original box, for $1,000 in June 2008.

Tips for collectors

Memorabilia from the first Alien movie (1979) is more desirable than the subsequent films, with pieces owned, used or signed by Sigourney Weaver also of value.

 

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