The annual Rancho Obi-Wan Gala (Sept. 20th) is our main fundraising event of the year, something nearly every nonprofit organization needs to be able to continue its mandate—in our case Inspiring Through the Force of Imagination. And thanks to generous donors, our auctions at the event include amazing original Star Wars art, vintage items, sculptures and more from around the world.
The items shown here will be available to in-person guests and to registered absentee bidders in silent and live auctions. (Absentee bidders will get specific instructions after they make their donations, but basically they’ll be able to enter their high bid for any item; a “proxy” will bid on their behalf so any winning bid will be just one increment above a live bid—like a “snipe” bid on eBay.)
This year’s auction includes beautiful original art, signed prints, mint vintage collectibles, artist-signed skateboard decks, sold-out sculptures, and much, much more. There’s still time to buy your Gala ticket and join us for an evening of fun, games, food and drink, a chance to meet our new Jabba the Hutt and his dancing girls—and take part in the auctions.
Current members can login to the Member Store to purchase tickets or become an absentee bidder!
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Get ready for an intergalactic fun-fest as Rancho Obi‐Wan launches its 2nd Annual Gala on Saturday, September 20th. It’s a party as only Rancho Obi-Wan can throw one, in the midst of the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia and hosted by master-collector Steve Sansweet. There will be dinner, … Continue reading
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By Anne Neumann When I first read Steve Sansweet’s Tomart’s Guide to Star Wars Collectibles around 1999 I knew that I wanted to own every Star Wars thing ever made. Of course that was impossible. I really enjoyed writing a database to track all the things that I had collected, … Continue reading
By Consetta Parker Star Wars taught me at a very young age to believe in my dreams and that magic is real. So if you would have told me when I was 6 years old that someday I’d be working for a place called “Rancho Obi-Wan” that houses the world’s … Continue reading