Prop Store presents a fundraiser for Rancho Obi-Wan: The Death Star Auction


Many, many thanks to all those that bid on the Death Star Auction. All 30 Death Stars are going to new loving homes. We hope they will be conversation pieces for generations of Star Wars fans. Thank you to PropStore.com for hosting the auction, thank you to our dedicated staff for their hard work on the project, thank you to everyone for reading many more newsletters than we normally send, thank you to all our friends on social media for sharing the information, thank you to the artists for contributing their passion, time and creative skills, but most of all, thank you to our own Steve Sansweet for his dedication to fandom and continuing to use his collection for good.


From an illuminated Dagobah garden to an exploded Darth Vader mask, from a Fabergé-style egg to a dianoga’s lair, and from R2-D2 to Scarif’s Citadel Tower from Star Wars: Rogue One, artists have turned 30 10-inch high resin replicas of the Death Star into ingenious and in some cases automated works of art in a fundraiser for Rancho Obi-Wan.

The auction is being run by Prop Store, the well-known London and Los Angeles based seller of pop culture memorabilia. The online sale runs from Feb. 10 to Feb. 21, 2020 and will support Rancho’s mission of using its collection to inspire others to be imaginative, creative, learn new crafts and gain knowledge. 

Steve says: “We couldn’t be more thrilled with the Death Star replicas that Star Wars artists and fans have contributed to our auction following in the tradition of artists’ reworking of Darth Vader, Stormtrooper and other helmets. We also want to thank our friends at Prop Store for donating their time and bandwidth to run the auction.” 

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See our YouTube channel for videos of all Death Stars

With many thanks to the artists:

Additional Death Star works by Kurt Gaulke, Lawrence Noble, Dan Norgan and Gordon Tarpley are not available for auction, but will be featured on special display at Rancho Obi-Wan.

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All photos and video by Victoria Webb Photo