Reps Star Wars Palitoy Figures Hit Records


Palitoy Star Wars Princess Leia Organa 3 34 Vintage FigureRare Palitoy Star Wars action figures and Palitoy Star Wars toys from a Palitoy reps collection has generated a frenzy amongst Star Wars collectors, when the lots came to auction on the 27th May. When Palitoy ceased trading, rep Doug Carpenter was allowed to keep unsold stock and he kept boxes of it in his loft and garage which included mint carded copies of Star Wars figures and toys.

The Star Wars carded figures were all early editions produced by Palitoy, commonly known as 12-and 20- backs. They fetch more than the American Kenner figures and in this condition they can – and have – commanded premium prices.

Palitoy Star Wars Chewbacca 3 34 Vintage FigureThe first seven lots in the sale each achieved four figure prices with Lot 5006, Princess Leia Organa, the first to achieve over £3000, at £3600, and Lot 5007, Chewbacca, exceeding its predecessor at £4,560. (All prices include Buyers premiums) A surprise lot, Lot 5015 Greedo, was estimated at £400-£600, furious internet bidding saw the lot finally achieve £3,600. It wasn’t just the carded figures that held the buyers interest, the boxed figures were also highly sought after, lot 5043 in particular; the 12″ Luke Skywalker figure exceeded its £150 -£200 estimate to achieve a fantastic £1,560, whilst Lot 5053, a boxed Death Star sold to an internet bidder for triple its bottom estimate at £5,280.

Specialist Kathy Taylor has said of the sale, “It is the best Star Wars sale we have ever had at Vectis, achieving high prices for some of the very best condition items”.

Palitoy Star Wars Princess Leia Organa 3 34 Vintage Figure
Palitoy Star Wars Princess Leia Organa 3 3/4″ vintage figure, Mint, within Near Mint to Mint bubble, upon Near Mint to Mint 12A un-punched card back.

Palitoy Star Wars Chewbacca 3 34 Vintage Figure
Palitoy Star Wars Chewbacca 3 3/4″ vintage figure, Mint, within Near Mint to Mint bubble, upon Near Mint to Mint 12A un-punched card back.

Palitoy Star Wars Greedo 3 34 Vintage Figure
Palitoy Star Wars Greedo 3 3/4″ vintage figure, Mint, within Near Mint to Mint bubble, upon Near Mint to Mint 20 un-punched card back.

Palitoy Star Wars 12 Luke Skywalker Figure
Palitoy Star Wars 12″ Luke Skywalker figure, Mint, within Near Mint box.

Palitoy Star Wars Death Star
Palitoy Star Wars Death Star, Mint in Near Mint box (slight indentation).

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