Celebrating 40 Years of Collecting at Gala 2017

It’s been forty years since Steve plucked his first Star Wars collectible out of a trash can at the Wall Street Journal. In celebration of that auspicious moment our 6th annual fundraiser will take place on Saturday, November 4th, 2017. You won't want to miss it!
 
Rancho is a 100% fan-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the annual Gala is our most important fundraiser of the year—and a lot of fun to attend!
 
Rancho Obi-Wan serves to inspire through the preservation and cultivation of the Star Wars legacy. Our goal is to create an all-encompassing Star Wars cultural center where you can experience every aspect of this nearly four decade-old phenomena through the most comprehensive repository of Star Wars memorabilia on the planet. Star Wars will live forever for the fan community through Rancho Obi-Wan.
 
Attend the Gala on November 4th at Rancho Obi-Wan in Petaluma, California. Explore all the shelves at Rancho at your leisure. Friendly volunteers can answer your questions. Dinner, drinks, dessert and a most impressive swag bag are included with each ticket. Opportunities all evening to add to your collection by participating in the live and silent auctions, balloon pop game, toy store, wine tasting, poker tournament and more. Attendance is strictly limited to 150 people! All attendees must be age 21 or over. $225 per attendee ($125 is tax deductible*)
 
Participate in the Gala from afar. Can't make it to Petaluma? No worries, you can still bid on the live and silent auctions via an onsite proxy. Postage for swag and winnings will be combined and billed at the time of shipping about two weeks after the Gala. $225 includes a goody bag mailed to you along with your purchases ($175 is deductible*) Strictly limited to 50 people. $50 donation for a membership includes bidding rights only ($50 deductible*) Unlimited availability. ALL CURRENT SUPPORTING MEMBERS HAVE ABSENTEE BIDDING RIGHTS!
 
Gala 2017 is SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support!

  This year's Gala is sponsored by:
 
 
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FREQUENT QUERIES:

What's in that incredible goody bag (valued at $100 and rising)?
- T-Shirt, patch, pin, lanyard and tote. These items are only available by participating in this event. They will never be made again.
- Star Wars Astromech Droids Action Figure Exclusive. Donated by Entertainment Earth
- Funko Pen Topper & Lanyard. Donated by Funko
- More to come!
 
Can I have my purchases shipped?
Yes! Anything you win or purchase can be shipped by us. No need to take your fragile winnings on your travels. You will be billed exact postage plus a $7.50 handling fee.
 
What forms of payment do you take?
Cash, PayPal and Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express through Square.
 
Why is only a portion of my ticket purchase deductible?
According to the IRS the cost of producing the party is not deductuble. Only the amount that is above that cost is considered a donation and may be tax deductible in the U.S. You will be provided with a receipt for the tax deductible portion of the ticket. Always consult a tax professional to discuss your own unique situation.
 
What activities are at Gala?
Besides socializing with like-minded Star Wars fans, endulging in local wine, beer, dinner and desserts, activities at the Gala include:
 
   Live Auction -- exclusive, rare and high-end items to add to your collection
   Silent Auction -- cool and unusual collectibles
   Balloon Pop -- every balloon popped gets a prize at $5, $10 or $20 levels
   Steve's Toyriffics Toy Store -- $5, $10, $20 and $40 items from the duplicate collection of ROW.
   Bounty Hunt -- There is always a free bounty hunt game with prizes to collect throughout the evening.
   Wine & Olive Oil Tasting -- Hosted by Skywalker Vineyards! Limited to 50 participants. Each will receive a souvenir Skywalker Vineyards glass. $40 additional ticket.
   NEW! Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament -- Fast, fun, high-spirited Bounty tournament. Limited to 27 participants. Each will receive a special souvenir. $40 buy-in.  
 

AUCTION ITEMS
Only attendees and absentee donors can place bids for these items. They will either be part of a silent or live auction. Check back frequently for additions! Late-arriving items not listed here may be auctioned at the event.
If you'd like to donate an item for this fundraiser please contact us at: donate@ranchoobiwan.org

New 9/25/2017! LOT 58897
Private wine tasting for 4 people at the Skywalker Vineyards tasting room in Nicasio, CA
Donated by Skywalker Vineyards

New 9/25/2017! LOT 58756
Kylo Ren 9”x12” original multimedia art by Gabe Farber
Donated by Gabe Farber

New 9/25/2017! LOT 58757
11”x14” original wood burning portrait of Luke & Leia as seen in The Last Jedi by Geek Burning
Donated by Michael O'Shields

New 9/25/2017! LOT 58001
25,000 American Airlines miles good through 7/14/2018
Donated by Montie Garcia
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New 9/26/2017! LOT 58899
The one, the only, the original Dude Vader steampunk helmet signed by:
  • Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso)
  • Anthony Daniels (C-3PO)
  • Lawrence Kasdan
  • Gareth Edwards (Director, Rogue One)
  • Kathleen Kennedy (President, Lucasfilm)
  • Diego Luna (Cassian Andor)
  • Alan Tudyk (K-2SO)
  • Mads Mikkelsen (Galen Erso)
  • Michael Giacchino (Composer, Rogue One)
  • Joss Whedon
  • Nathan Fillion

Donated by Chris Canole

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58844
Funko Pop! Star Wars Rebels Kanan #132 Prototype
Donated by Funko

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58845
Funko Pop! Star Wars Rebels Zeb #137 Prototype
Donated by Funko

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58846
Funko Pop! Star Wars Rogue One Saw Gerrera #177 (NYCC 2017 Exclusive) Prototype
Donated by Funko

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58847
Funko Pop! Star Wars The Last Jedi Supreme Leader Snoke #199 Prototype
Donated by Funko

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58848
Funko Pop! Star Wars The Last Jedi Rose #197 Prototype
Donated by Funko

New 10/17/2017! LOT 59396
19”x24” stretched canvas giclée of Marvel Special Edition Comic Book #1
Donated by Stan Stice

New 10/17/2017! LOT 59397
19”x24” stretched canvas giclée of Marvel Special Edition Comic Book #2
Donated by Stan Stice

New 10/17/2017! LOT 59398
19”x24” stretched canvas giclée of Marvel Special Edition Comic Book #3
Donated by Stan Stice

New 10/17/2017! LOT 59399
19”x24” stretched canvas giclée of Marvel Special Edition Comic Book Back
Donated by Stan Stice

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58742
19”x28” stretched canvas giclée The Empire Strikes Back Radio Drama 1983 poster
Donated by Stan Stice

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58743
19”x39” stretched canvas giclée Ralph McQuarrie Tatooine matte painting
Donated by Stan Stice

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58741
9”x18” stretched canvas giclée Ralph McQuarrie concept art Deak Starkiller vs. Darth Vader
Donated by Stan Stice

New 10/17/2017! LOT 59100
Regal Robot Mythosaur Mandalorian Skull Mini Sculpture
Donated by Tom Spina

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58010
Plox levitating Bluetooth Death Star speaker. The Death Star is ultra portable with a built-in 5-watt speaker that spins your favorite music. It features 360-degree laser-like sound projection with 5 hours continuous playback on Bluetooth®.
Donated by Plox

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58961
Kellogg’s C-3PO’s cereal with Luke Skywalker mask handmade FELT PILLOW!
Donated by Amy Sjoberg


New 10/17/2017! LOT 58817
efx Luke Skywalker “Reveal” Lightsaber from Return of the Jedi #AP of limited edition of 1000

New 10/17/2017! LOT 46633
CatStudio Lucasfilm 17”x17” Pillow holiday gift
Donated by Giuseppe Lipari

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58745
“BB-8” by Kevin Graham 16”x20” wrapped canvas Giclée distributed by Acme Archives #1/10AP. Includes certificate of authenticity.
Donated by Kevin Graham

New 10/17/2017! LOT 59065
LEGO 75187 BB-8, 1106 pieces, already assembled
Donated by Judy Heier

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58934
Original art by Randy Martinez, “Greedo vs. IG-88 Lakers 34” used in Star Wars Insider magazine, 7.5”x10”.

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58935
Original art by Randy Martinez, “Miss Tatooine” used in Star Wars Insider magazine, 7.5”x10”.

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58936
Original art by Randy Martinez, “Scoundrel Season” used in Star Wars Insider magazine, matted and framed, 11”x13.5”.

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58937
Original art by Randy Martinez, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” used in Star Wars Insider magazine, matted and framed, 11”x13.5”.

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58783
Original art by Keven Reinke, Princess Leia in pencil on 8”x10” cardstock.
Donated by Keven Reinke

New 10/17/2017! LOT 59103
Princess Leia “HOPE” 16”x24” print by Mike Bianco
Donated by Mike Bianco

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58816
Obi-Wan Kenobi original art Topps Masterwork 2015 Sketch Card by Kris Penix, acrylic paint.
Donated by Kris Penix

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58985
Kenner 1983 Laser Rifle Carry Case
Donated by Pete Vilmur

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58984
Fantasy Flight Games X-Wing Miniatures Game Tantive IV Expansion Pack

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58963
Irregular Choice C-3PO flats size 8

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58763
Kotobukiya TC-14 1/10 Scale Pre-Painted Model Kit
Donated by Kotobukiya

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58766
Kotobukiya Yoda & R2-D2 Dagobah Pack 1/10 Scale Pre-Painted Model Kit
Donated by Kotobukiya

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58761
Kotobukiya Utapau Clone Trooper 1/10 Scale Pre-Painted Model Kit
Donated by Kotobukiya
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New 10/17/2017! LOT 58762
Kotobukiya Obi-Wan Kenobi 1/10 Scale Pre-Painted Model Kit
Donated by Kotobukiya

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58758
Kotobukiya Death Trooper Two Pack 1/10 Scale Pre-Painted Model Kit
Donated by Kotobukiya

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58759
Kotobukiya Clone Trooper 501st Legion Two Pack Limited Edition to 2000 pieces 1/10 Scale Pre-Painted Model Kit
Donated by Kotobukiya

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58760
Kotobukiya Shoretrooper two pack Squad Leader & Captain 1/10 Scale Pre-Painted Model Kit
Donated by Kotobukiya

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58764
Kotobukiya R4-M9 Celebration Orlando 2017 Exclusive 1/10 Scale Pre-Painted Model Kit with Coin
Donated by Kotobukiya

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58765
Kotobukiya R2-X2 Celebration Orlando 2017 Exclusive 1/10 Scale Pre-Painted Model Kit with Coin
Donated by Kotobukiya

New 10/17/2017! LOT 58767
Kotobukiya Rey & Finn Two Pack the Force Awakens 1/10 Scale Pre-Painted Model Kit
Donated by Kotobukiya

New 10/17/2017! LOT 59099
Framed villain triptych with Kylo Ren, Boba Fett and Darth Vader prints signed by Doug Cowan, 7 3/4”x 17 3/4”
Donated by Doug Cowan

New 10/18/2017! LOT 58983
Coca-Cola Episode III Salesman Sample Slipcase

New 10/18/2017! LOT 58967
Pepsi Twist Japan Episode III Bottle Cap Death Star II Display Diorama with 60 bottle caps

New 10/18/2017! LOT 59406
Lucasfilm The Clone Wars Employee Screening Lunchbox for picnic at LDAC 8/9/2008
Donated by Pete Vilmur

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59487
MTV Total Request Live, Good Charlotte Skywalker Ranch 2005 silkscreened poster on thick stock by EMEK, 23.5”x32”

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59488
Celebration Europe 2016 "I’m no one" by Robert Hendrickson, 116.5" x 23.5" lithograph print on 100lb stock, 250 limited edition with remarque
Donated by Robert Hendrickson

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59489
Original art by Achilleas Kokkinakis of Greece featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi, 13.5” x 27” on rice paper. From the artist: “Drawing old Kenobi , as a masterless samurai, a wandering Ronin who is still taking care of his sword , ritually disassembling and maintaining it , as his warrior spirit. Keeping them both sharp by the guidance of the older masters, showing it with a force-yoda spirit in the sky.”
Donated by Achilleas Kokkinakis

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59018
Set of 4 9.5”x13” Souvenir Posters for The Force Awakens IMAX at AMC

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59019
Set of 3 11”x17” Souvenir Posters for The Force Awakens by Kaz Oomori from Disney Movie Rewards and Fandango VIP

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59021
Set of 3 13”x19” Souvenir Posters from Rogue One IMAX at AMC

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59457
Celebration Orlando 2017 Carrie Fisher memorial panel poster, 13”x19” #7633/8000

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59459
Celebration Orlando 2017 The Last Jedi panel poster, 13”x19”

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59460
Celebration Orlando 2017 “Searching The Stars” print by Adrianna Vanderstelt #AP/250, 16”x24” fine art giclee
Donated by Adrianna Vanderstelt

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59461
Celebration Orlando 2017 "I Rebel" by Joe Corroney, 18" x 24 lithograph print, #AP/250 piece edition
Donated by Joe Corroney

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59462
Celebration Orlando 2017 "Contrition" by Brent Woodside, 20" x 30" lithograph print, #AP/250 piece edition
Donated by Brent Woodside

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59463
Celebration Orlando 2017 "Bounty Hunters" by Jason Christman, 13" x 19" lithograph print, #AP/250 piece edition
Donated by Jason Christman

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59469
Celebration Orlando 2017 "K2SO" by Hydro74 (Joshua M. Smith), 18" x 24" silk screen print, #AP/250 piece edition
Donated by Joshua Smith

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59478
Celebration Orlando 2017 "Arrival" by Jerry VanderStelt, 24" x 36" fine art giclee print, #AP/250 piece edition
Donated by Jerry VanderStelt

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59479
Celebration Europe Essen 2013 "Apology Accepted" by Jerry VanderStelt, 20" x 30" fine art giclee print, #AP/250 piece edition
Donated by Jerry VanderStelt

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59480
Celebration Europe London 2016 "BB-8" by Christian Waggoner, 17" x 24" photographic print, #170/250 piece edition
Donated by Christian Waggoner

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59448
Inspired by Finn’s boots, as featured in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Featuring protective padding, a concealed inside zip, a removable memory-foam Foot-Mattress in latex and cork, and a high performance grip natural rubber cup sole. Winner of auction will be shipped their size directly from Po-Zu after the Gala.
Donated by Po-Zu

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59446
Inspired by Rey’s boots, as featured in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Knee high leather boot featuring a fully adjustable calf/rear lace-up system and a convenient inside zip. A built-in shock absorbing coconut fibre Foot-Mattress combines with a highly flexible natural rubber sole. Winner of auction will be shipped their size directly from Po-Zu after the Gala.
Donated by Po-Zu

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59490
Death Trooper Insignia Japanese Hanging Sign by Reign Designs. Kanji translates to Deathtrooper. Materials consist of wood, cast resin, & acrylic paints. Original design/logo inspired by the Deathtroopers in Rogue One
Donated by Reign Designs

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59491
Samurai Phasma custom helmet by Reign Designs. Helmet is wearable (includes padding). Handmade oak helmet stand (kanji translates to Captain Phasma). First Order Insignia lights up (via switch, powered by a 9 volt battery inside). Made of cast resin, abs plastic, & acrylic. Lens is removable.
Donated by Reign Designs

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59492
“For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic..." but how quickly things can change. Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, one of the most revered Jedi in the order and notorious general in the Galactic Army of the Republic, fought alongside the legions of Clone Troopers until the Dark Times. Star Wars artists Chris Dee and Joe Hogan were thrilled to collaborate together to create this one-of-a-kind canvas print depicting the story of Obi-Wan's rise and fall with the white-clad soldiers. From general, to fugitive, to unnoticed shadow, Old Ben's tale may seem tragic, but there has always been a glimmer of hope if you look hard enough. Print measures 12”x24”.
Donated by Chris Dee & Joe Hogan

New 10/19/2017! LOT 59494
Star Wars A New Hope 40th Anniversary poster by Mark Raats, photographic print, 27.25”x40.5”. Art commissioned by Prop Store, Mark has made a very limited number of prints.
Donated by Mark Raats

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