Back To The Future's Iconic Nike Air Mag Trainers Going Under The Hammer

Nike Air Mag Trainer AuctionBack To The Future fans will be clamouring to snap up a rare pair of Nike Air Mag trainers, the type worn by Michael J Fox in the iconic film, at Ewbank’s Entertainment and Memorabilia auction on May 31.
 
The limited edition and highly sought-after shoes, UK size 8, have a pre-sale guide price of between £18,000 and £28,000, and were won by the vendor in an official Nike raffle.
 
The multi-coloured, self-lacing, custom-made shoes are pair number 20 of 89, created by Nike in 2016, in exactly same way as the first ones which were commercially released, in limited quantities, in 2011.
 
These shoes are new, in unworn condition, feature light-up panels, and come in original box with charging accessories. The numbered plate display is signed by designer Tinker Hatfield.
 
FA Cup Medal AuctionWhen The Mag was first commercially released in 2011, the shoes featured LED panels, a electroluminescent NIKE on the ankle strap but without the power lacing. The shoe made its return on October 21, 2015, now with functioning power laces. Michael J. Fox received the first pair courtesy of Tinker Hatfield and Nike. Additional pairs were made available via auction and raffle in 2016 with proceeds going to The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
 
The shoes are among many lots in Ewbank’s two-day sale, which starts on May 31 with Entertainment and Memorabilia, and the second day, June 1st, focuses on vintage posters.
 
A 15-carat gold FA Cup Winners Medal from 1931 would be sure to be coveted by any football fan, and will go on sale on May 31, with a guide price of between £6,000 and £9,000. The match was between West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham, West Brom won 2-1.
 
The rare medal has been consigned for sale by the great-nephew of Herbert ‘Bert’ Trentham, who played fullback in the match, West Brom’s seventh appearance in an FA Cup Final. The reverse is inscribed: “The Football Association WB Albion F.C. Cup Winners H. Trentham.”
 
Don Post Darth AuctionItems connected to the ever-popular Star Wars franchise are always popular with buyers, and the team at Ewbank’s is expecting keen interest in a limited edition Darth Vader statue, which has been valued at between £2,000 and £4,000.
 
The statue, which is number 379 of 500, was created by Rubies Costume Co / Michael Burnett and licensed by Lucasfilm Ltd. In the mid-late 1990’s. Michael Burnett Studios handcrafted each of these limited-edition statues, using reference photographs and actual pulls from the original moulds, blueprints, photos and visits to the Lucasfilm archives to exactly replicate the costume worn by David Prowse in the Empire Strikes Back.
 
The statue stands over 84 inches tall on a base. It comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist, Michael Burnett, the Vice President of Rubies and the Vice President of Lucasfilm Licensing.
 
An autograph book, featuring the signatures of three of The Beatles is also going under the hammer. The book is signed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison: 'To Tim Best Wishes from The Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison’, and carries an estimate of between £1,500 and £2,000. Also included in the album are signatures from Matt Munro, Jimmy Edwards, Des O'Connor, Thora Hird, Harry Secombe, and Sandie Shaw.
 
The vendor's father was Gerald Flood, a British actor in the 1960/70s, and he attended many events with his son Timothy. The Beatles autographs were signed at Hammersmith Odeon during their Christmas seasons in the 1960s.
 
Bowie Sane AuctionA David Bowie screen print of Aladdin Sane, hand-signed and numbered 1/1, has been valued at between £300 and £500.
 
Among the many posters going on sale is a rare British quad poster from the 1977 film Star Wars, which carries an estimate of between £2,000 and £4,000. This rare version of the poster was designed by the Hildebrandt brothers, and was issued when the film was initially released in the UK. However, subsequent to the film’s release it was felt that the depiction of the characters should more closely resemble the film’s actors, and therefore this version of the poster was discontinued, in favour of now well-known artwork by Tom Chantrell.
 
Performance Poster AuctionOther posters of note include a rare poster advertising the 1979 film Performance, starring Mick Jagger, James Fox and Anita Pallenberg, with artwork by Vic Fair, which has a pre-sale estimate of between £500 and £800; and a vintage London Transport poster, “Staggered Travelling Saves Busy Workers’ Time” has been valued at between £250 and £250.
 
Ewbank’s is accepting consignments for the Entertainment and Memorabilia sale until May 24.

The team is also accepting entries for the next Fine Sale in June, as well as for forthcoming Fine Wine and Spirits; Garden Furniture and Statuary, and Toys and Models auctions in May.
 
The team at Ewbank’s is available for free valuations from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday at the Burnt Common Auction Rooms, just off the A3 near Guildford.
 
•      Ewbank’s: 01483 223101 or email valuations@ewbankauctions.co.uk.


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