The Empire's First Hat - Star Wars first Stormtrooper's helmet for sale.

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Take That? - One of only seven stormtrooper helmets from their first ever appearance in Star Wars is up for auction - with a stratospheric estimate of £55,000.<br />
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This iconic helmet - which was custom-made by the film's production team - was one of only seven completed in time for filming of the Tatooine scenes on location in Tunisia in March 1976. <br />
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They were later called 'Sandtroopers' by fans as they are slightly different to the helmets used for filming subsequent scenes in England.<br />
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This helmet - which must rank amongst the most coveted items for Star Wars collectors - was shockingly thrown in a bin after filming but a crafty crew member rescued it and stored it away for almost 30 years.