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Hobbit feet, Frodo's sword among Lord Of The Rings auction items

Published on Oct 9, 2013 10:01 AM

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Ever wanted to try on hairy Hobbit feet or wield Frodo's sword? Fans of Peter Jackson's epic fantasy film series The Lord Of The Rings will have the opportunity to bid on rare movie memorabilia, a Beverly Hills auction house said on Monday.

Props from Jackson's Lord Of The Rings trilogy will be up for sale at Julien's Auctions on Dec 5, including a pair of prosthetic hairy Hobbit feet worn by one of the film's main characters, Samwise Gamgee. The hairy feet are estimated to fetch between US$15,000 and US$30,000 (S$18,765 and S$37,530).

"It has been more than a decade since the first of the trilogy films was released and in that time only a handful of items from these films have ever been publicly offered for sale," Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions, said in a statement.

"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," he added.

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