2 items from 2011
The trademark bullwhip used by Harrison Ford during his 1981 debut as Indiana Jones is set to go under the hammer in London later this month.
Jones famously cracked the brown leather whip throughout his time playing the adventurer, and the specially crafted item, which appeared in the hero's first outing in Raiders of the Lost Ark, is now up for sale.
The whip will be accompanied by a letter from the film's special effects boss Kit West, confirming the piece's authenticity, when it goes up as a lot at Bonhams auction house in the U.K. capital on 15 December.
The estimate price is between $48,000 (£30,000) and $56,000 (£35,000). »
The famous bullwhip used in the classic film Raiders of the Lost Ark is to be sold – and is expected to fetch £50,000.
Harrison Ford's character of Indiana Jones is never without his trusty whip, and it helps him escape death on numerous occasions.
The film is 30 years old and its popularity has endured, meaning memorabilia is hugely collectable.
The 12.5 ft-long "stunt whip" is thought to be the one used when Jones was dragged behind a military troop carrier, and is the only one from the film left intact.
It was retained by the special effects expert Kit West, who wrote a letter of provenance for the vendor that states: "Originally there were six whips. The one I'm giving you is the last one that is completely »
- Steven Morris
2 items from 2011
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