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Excalibur Auctions Unveils A Star Wars Holy Grail: 12 Back Palitoy Vinyl Cape Jawa

Get your checkbooks out! Excalibur Auctions will be putting up for auction a super rare Palitoy 12 Back Vinyl Cape Jawa. Lot 154 will be up for auction on July 22.   Click through for the complete press release!

Original 1978 PALITOY Star Wars Jawa Figure with Rare Vinyl Cape on 12-Back Card

Kings Langley, UK. July 2023 – Excalibur Auctions, a renowned name in the world of Toys and Collectables auctions, is thrilled to announce the unveiling of Lot 154, a highly coveted PALITOY Star Wars Jawa, figure with a rare Vinyl Cape on its original 12-back card (SW-12A). This extraordinary piece will be presented for auction on July 22nd, 2023, at their Toys & Model Railways Collectors Sale with an estimate of £10,000 – £15,000.

Jonathan Torode, Excalibur’s Auctioneer commented: “This figure is one of the rarest carded Star Wars figures known to exist, with approximately 10-15 examples documented – the vinyl cape on the Jawa, was substituted with a cloth cape not long into production, and the UK PALITOY carded variation is even rarer than the USA Kenner version. It’s a privilege to handle such a piece of Star Wars toy history.”

The 12-back card remains almost flat, exhibiting slight creasing in the corners due to careful storage, and remarkably retains the original punch tab in situ. The card’s colours are immaculate, and the bubble has not suffered any yellowing, as the figure has never been displayed.

The figure also comes with a distinguished provenance. The vendor, who served as the Art Director for Marvel UK between 1974 and 1979, received these figures as a gift from PALITOY during the promotion of the Star Wars line in Marvel’s comics. The figure carries an E grade on a VG/E card, representing its exceptional condition. Bidding is expected from Star Wars fans around the globe for this one-off opportunity to obtain one of the rarest of Star Wars figures to come to market.

Other Star Wars figures in the sale from the same vendor include a Stormtrooper and a Sand People figure, both on similar 12-back PALITOY cards.

The catalog for this sale is published online now. For more information about the auction, including registration and bidding details, please visit the official Excalibur Auctions website at www.excaliburauctions.com.

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