Search is on for toys from a galaxy far, far away to join Lichfield Star Wars auction

TOYS from a galaxy far, far away are to go under the hammer at a special Star Wars auction in Lichfield.

Richard Winterton Auctioneers is offering free valuations of items to be consigned in the March 17 sale celebrating the iconic film series.

The auction is planned to take place at The Hub at St Mary’s in Market Street, Lichfield, in conjunction with the ongoing Star Wars exhibition May The Toys Be With You, which closes on Sunday, March 20.

Billed as an ‘absolute must see for fans of Star Wars’, the exhibition features one of the UK’s finest collections of vintage Star Wars toys and original cinema posters, celebrating the vintage toy line as well as the iconic design and art of the movies.

Auctioneer Richard Winterton said: “As a lifelong Star Wars fan, The Force is certainly with this spectacular exhibition which is already inspiring people to hunt out their old Star Wars toys and memorabilia.

“Now with three film trilogies and numerous spin-offs, Stars Wars is more popular than ever and the Force is especially strong for original toys and memorabilia.

“It’s a perfect time to see what they might make under the hammer, so we’re deploying our own Imperial Probe Droid to join in the search!”

More information on the Star Wars auction will be released nearer to the date.

The Hub will benefit from a percentage of the proceeds from the auction and Richard Winterton Auctioneers is also sponsoring a private viewing of the exhibition in February.

Anyone wishing to book an appointment to discuss their Star Wars items should call The Lichfield Auction Centre at Wood End Lane, Fradley Park WS13 8NF, on 01543 251081 or email

To book an appointment at The Tamworth Auction Rooms, 34-35 Church Street, B79 7BX, call 01827 217746 or email

Richard Winterton Auctioneers has a long association with The Hub at St Mary’s and holds free valuations of watches, jewellery and silver there on Tuesdays from 9.30am-11am.

Tickets for May The Toys Be With You must be booked for weekends and during half term, otherwise people can just turn up.

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