Here at Screenbid, we’re dedicated to auctioning off some of the coolest props and memorabilia available in all of pop culture. You can find items from your favorite TV shows or movies on this site and bid for a chance to display it in your own home. There are many people out there willing to drop big bucks to get their hands on props from something in entertainment that’s memorable or meaningful in their lives.
In 2017, there were many pop culture items that sound for very large price tags around the world. Here were the 10 highest-selling pieces of memorabilia from the year:
10. Audrey Hepburn’s Gown from Sabrina: $170,000
Sabrina is a 1954 film starring Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart that was nominated for six Academy Awards and was selected for preservation by the United States Film Registry. It actually won the Oscar for best Costume design, so it’s not surprising that this gown from the film sold for six figures at auction.
9. Bob Dylan’s 1963 Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar: $396,500
Bob Dylan is one of the most legendary musical artists of all time. Just about every musician today owes some debt of gratitude for this trailblazing rock pioneer. With so many fans garnered over the decades, you know that an actual guitar played by the legend would earn a decent amount of money at auction.
8. 1931 Dracula Poster: $525,800
Dracula is one of the most iconic horror villains of all time, and much of our image of the vampire comes from the 1931 film. And the best part about old movies were the super cool posters people made for them. And since this Dracula poster is one of the best, people were willing to pay a lot for it.
7. Audrey Hepburn’s Working Script for Breakfast at Tiffany’s: $852,371
Audrey Hepburn is one of the most iconic actresses to ever grace the Silver Screen. So it’s not surprising that there are multiple items on this list connected with her. This is a working script for Breakfast at Tiffany’s actually used by Hepburn while filming. It’s the rare opportunity to see what an actor or actress does with a screenplay in their hands.
6. Illuminating Dance Floor from Saturday Night Fever: $1,200,000
Saturday Night Fever is the iconic movie that captured the disco scene of the late 1970’s. It also happens to be the film that launched the career of John Travolta. Many people have such fond memories connected with this film, so it’s not surprising a disco fan shelled out over $1 million for the actual dance floor used in the movie. Unfortunately, the dance moves do not come with it.
5. Jackie Robinson 1947 Game Worn Jersey: $2,050,000
In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American player in Major League Baseball. It was a historic moment that finally broke down the sport’s color barrier and created opportunities for the thousands of black players who’ve followed in his footsteps. This jersey was actually worn by Robinson during his rookie season (where he went on to win the first ever Rookie of the Year award). That’s a remarkable piece of history.
4. A Completely Assembled R2-D2 Unit: $2,760,000
When you list of everyone’s favorite robot, R2-D2 has to be at the top of the list. What other robot saved Jedi masters from certain doom? So owning an actually fully-assembled R2-D2 unit made with parts from all the Star Wars movies would be incredibly valuable. And now you have a solution if you ever get caught in a trash compactor.
3. Robby the Robot: $5,375,000
If it weren’t for Robby the Robot, then R2-D2 might never have existed! Robby was a robot featured in the 1956 science fiction movie Forbidden Planet. Besides being in a pioneering sci-fi flick, Robby was also one of the first robots in film history to have a distinct personality and act as a supporting character, as opposed to just a tin can on legs. Many robots owe their existence to this great Robby the Robot.
2. Paul Newman’s 1968 Daytona Rolex: $17,800,000
Paul Newman is an iconic salad dress and tomato sauce entrepreneur. He was also in some Oscar-winning movies, but we’re guessing you probably know him more for the sauces. Either way, owning something that belonged to the Hollywood legend is worth a lot. And this 1968 Rolex belonging to Newman sold for an incredible $17,800,000, which is the most for a watch in history. I assume that means it can still tell time.
1. Spiderman Costume: ???
Screenbid is currently auctioning off the actual Spiderman costume worn by Tom Holland in 2017’s Spiderman: Homecoming. The movie formally introduced Spidey to the Marvel universe after playing a small role in Captain America: Civil War. People were psyched to see Spiderman back on the big screen and playing a role in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. So who knows how much people will be willing to bid to own this incredible costume. Click here to bid now!