The lightsaber used by Luke Skywalker in the first ever Star Wars film has sold at an auction for $200,000 (£113,000).

The original prop was among lots of Star Wars memorabilia put up for sale by the film's producer Gary Kurtz. It was bought for twice its estimated value. Another lightsaber, used by Darth Vader, was snapped up for $118,000 (£67,000), at the Hollywood film sale.

Other top props which went under the hammer include a Chewbacca face mask, which sold for $50,000 (£28,000) and Luke Skywalker's X-Wing flight suit went for $70,000 (£40,000).

Yoda's walking cane also sold for $50,000 and a Snowspeeder model from The Empire Strikes Back went for $35,400 (£20,000).

The original lightsaber were made from the handles of flash guns from old 1930s cameras, and had black grips added to them so they could be held easily.

The huge sale also included non-Star Wars props including Indiana Jones' leather jacket bought for $94,400 (£53,700), and the jacket Arnold Schwarzenegger's wore in The Terminator, which went for $41,300 (£23,500).

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