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Props from "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy are up for sale at Julien's Auctions of Beverly Hills. The rare memorabilia cache comes from a private collector and is second in size only to director Peter Jackson's private hoard.
Among the props are:
- Hairy Hobbit feet worn by Sean Astin as Samwise Gamgee, which are expected to net between $15,000-$30,000
- Sting, the sword of Frodo (Elijah Wood) for over $100,000
- Gandalf's (Ian McKellen) wizard staff for $50,000-$70,000
"Demand for this memorabilia is extraordinarily high and the scale and quality of this remarkable collection is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans and collectors," said Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions.
With those prices, every item really is a "preciiioooooouuuusssss."