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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Indiana Jones' Bullwhip Can Be Yours for $70,000

Indiana Jones' Bullwhip Can Be Yours for $70,000

The famous whip used by the ever popular Indiana Jones will be sold at auction in Los Angeles, and is expected to raise between $50,000 to $70,000. British-based firm Bonhams & Butterfields is running the auction, which features props from Raiders of the Lost Ark. According to Guardian, the 12.5 ft-long "stunt whip" is thought to be the one used when Jones was dragged behind a military troop carrier, and is the only one of the six from the film left intact. A prop idol that was also used during filming is expected to sell for between $20,000 and $30,000.

The movie was released 30 years ago this Sunday, and remains massively popular, despite the fact that Steven Spielberg's 2008 sequel to the franchise, the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was widely panned. Nostalgia runs high, and even a Jones fedora from Crystal Skull was once auctioned for almost $20,000.