Would you buy a pair of gloves from Rocky? Or perhaps a headband from Rambo, or a script of The Expendables? Well Stallone fans, you could be getting your wish!
Nearly 500 items of memorabilia from action movie star Sylvester Stallone’s Hollywood career are going under the hammer at an auction in December.
“The items include costumes, props, scripts, notebooks and other memorabilia from the actor’s biggest films, including the Rocky and Rambo franchises, Cliffhanger, The Expendables and Demolition Man,” Julien’s Auctions said on Tuesday.
The money raised from the auction is expected to be about $US1.5 million (or $AUD2.56 million)
The Rocky items include the Italian Stallion’s gloves from Rocky III (estimated to sell for between $US10,000 – $US20,000) and handwritten notes about the first four Rocky films, priced at $US40,000 – $US60,000.
Rambo fans won’t miss out either. A collection of knives from the first three films are up for grabs (also priced $US10,000 – $US20,000 each) and the headband worn by Stallone’s protagonist John Rambo in First Blood Part II ($US8000-$US10,000).
“He’s a sports guy, that’s what he represents, sports and hard graft and people can relate to that,” Martin Nolan, executive director at Julien’s Auctions said.
“And that’s why he’s so collectable and really, people have very little opportunity to own anything from his life and career until now.”
Nolan explained why Stallone was selling these items, saying, “He actually is relocating, he’s selling his house, so that’s a perfect time for anyone to sort of downsize.
“We expect… a huge response to this (auction) announcement because people have pent up demand for iconic items like this, authentic items coming directly from the man himself.”
Other items include posters, the boxing mouth guard worn by Stallone in Rocky, a costume designed by Gianni Versace for Judge Dredd and a Cliffhanger arm sculpture.
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Written by Jackson Miller