This past December we discussed here at borg.com a fantasy film auction to end all auctions –Julien’s The Trilogy Collection Auction, which included the sale of an item that sold for the highest price–a screen-used axe wielded by John Rhys-Davies as the dwarf Gimli. The final price? $180,000.
Today, Julien’s has one Lord of the Rings prop in its Hollywood Legends auction. It’s another Gimli axe, but this one has the fortune of the provenance of being part of John Rhys-Davies’ personal collection–one of those props that each of the Fellowship of the Rings actors was given after filming. Considering the December sale of a Gimli axe without such a great provenance record, Julien’s has listed a conservative estimate range, $125,000 to $150,000.
The first bid is already in, at $95,000 plus auction fees.
Where will the hammer drop for John Rhys-Davies’ personal Gimli axe?
The auction begins tomorrow and goes through Saturday. Check out Julien’s auction house website for details.