The Empire Strikes Back premiere programme: 20th May 1980

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The Empire Strikes Back premiere programme: 20th May 1980

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Hi, while I'm new to this forum, I am a rather old Star Wars fan- having being hooked right from the start at the tender age of 7 years old back in 1977.

I'll get straight to the point: I have for sale on eBay two items- one is of my souvenir programme for the royal charity premiere of The Empire Strikes Back that I attended at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London on Tuesday 20th May 1980. The other is for my ticket to this same event. You can find more details here:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/111079216045?roken=W58usN

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/111079241920?roken=oJ5U8t

I will just mention what I have already said on a previous, more general thread (thanks for pointing me in the right direction on here and the warm welcome, Capetown). I am guessing that not many of these have come up for sale in the past, as I have been unable to find anything comparable on the internet with which to value them. For that reason I have set them off on a 10 day listing and let interested parties do their bidding.

If any members have seen something similar come up in the past, then I would be interested to hear about it. Any questions about these items, then don't hesitate to ask.

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Two lovely items there, something if I was there I wouldn't want to get rid of. Not doubting if they are genuine, but it would be interesting to hear how your old fella was able to get a ticket for this!
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No way would i sell that :shock: I bet there aren't many knocking about. Almost irreplaceable.

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Thanks for your comments, and after having held on to these for the past 33 years, I have decided the time has come to let go. My classic car is in need of restoration, and I figured that the sale of these two items could go some way towards that.

It was my mother who got hold of the tickets, just the two of us attended, my dad staying home to look after the newsagents we had at the time! I wish I could tell you how she got hold of them, but she is no longer with us so that's not going to be possible now. To be honest, I didn't think of asking at the time, nor since, as she was very adept at locating and purchasing all the hard to come-by figures and the playsets of the time... it was not uncommon to walk in to the room to find she was on the phone to some supplier or toy shop in the states, trying to get that 'certain something' for Christmas. I'm probably painting myself as a real spoilt kid... but boy, did I appreciate those gifts come Christmas and birthdays- they certainly weren't opened then discarded come Boxing Day!
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Welcome to the foum :D

And what a great story. I will be watching these with great interest. I would frame the ticket :D
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Thanks chazb73, much appreciated! Great avatar, by the way :D
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TC-14 wrote:Thanks chazb73, much appreciated! Great avatar, by the way :D
Cheers mate :lol: - I often wonder what if he had played Obi wan :lol:
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@chazb73 That would be fascinating... "These aren't the droids you're looking for". Slight pause, then a "hyak hyak hyak" laugh that only Sid James could produce :lol:

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http://www.starwarsforum.co.uk/viewtopi ... =2&t=15979
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Great to have you on here Tc -14 :D you were referring to age previously

I was around 13 when the first SW came out, so I'm a bloody OAP on here

Seen the photos on the thread, they are so good, bring back memories...have you still got any of those, or have they disapp over the years

Great to have you with us :D enjoy
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Very glad to be in such good company, Michael Sith :D

Thanks for your kind comments. Alas, all those figures and playsets were passed on to my nephews when I became 'too old for toys' when I was 13/14 back in '83/'84. Gladly, they were very much appreciated and played with constantly... but after a nonchalent enquiry to my sister about 15 years ago enquiring whether they were still in the attic, I got the dreaded reply: "Not anymore, they went to the charity shop years ago!". I tried to disguise my dismay!

Thanks for the warm welcome, I'm really enjoying this forum- it's rekindled a passion for Star Wars that I thought was long gone :lol:
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Sadly a story all to common :cry:
But it gives you the chance to join this happy breed of men and start collecting all over again, mind you it does become a little addictive :roll:

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TC-14 wrote:@chazb73 That would be fascinating... "These aren't the droids you're looking for". Slight pause, then a "hyak hyak hyak" laugh that only Sid James could produce :lol:

I'm pleased to report that I'm no longer a one post wonder... I've been coming back to this forum daily since joining, it's certainly rekindled a passion for Star Wars. I've just posted some old photographs of my collection circa 1979 if any of you are interested- view the topic here:

http://www.starwarsforum.co.uk/viewtopi ... =2&t=15979
Glad it ammused you mate :D I have thoughts such as this now and again :roll: :lol:
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chazb73 wrote:
TC-14 wrote:Thanks chazb73, much appreciated! Great avatar, by the way :D
Cheers mate :lol: - I often wonder what if he had played Obi wan :lol:

'Ha Ha Ha! Get a load a the buns on that Princess!' :lol:


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Nice one, x-pack... right on the nose :lol:
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Re: The Empire Strikes Back premiere programme: 20th May 198

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Very nice items you have for sale. I like the Death Star on your avatar. I'll soon be the proud recipient of a new boxed one (well pretty old actually) to replace the one I got bought for me Xmas 1978 :D

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