Rancho Obi-Wan Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Gala

It’s been five years since Rancho Obi-Wan opened its doors to share the world’s largest Star Wars memorabilia collection with fellow fans. Our big fifth anniversary fundraiser, "The Gala Strikes Back," will take place on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. You won't want to miss it!
 
Rancho is a 100% fan-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the all-important 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. Here are some great ways to support Rancho’s fifth Anniversary.
 
 
Attend "The Gala Strikes Back" on November 5th, 4-11pm 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, raffle and toy store. Attendance is strictly limited to 150 people! All attendees must be age 21 or over.
 
$200 for current supporting members of Rancho Obi-Wan ($100 is tax deductible*, each member may add one additional guest ticket at the $200 price, all attendees must be age 21 or over.)
$250 for non-members ($150 is tax deductible* and includes a membership)
SOLD OUT! See you next year!

 
Participate in the Gala from afar. Can't make it to Petaluma? No worries, you can still bid on the live and silent auctions and participate in the raffle 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.
 
$200 includes a goody bag mailed to you along with your purchases ($150 is deductible*) Strictly limited to 50 people.
SOLD OUT! See you next year!

 
$100 includes the Gala patch only ($100 deductible*) Unlimited availability.
 
Price: $100.00
 
 
  This year's Gala is sponsored by:
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FREQUENT QUERIES:

What's in that incredible goody bag (valued at $175 and rising)?
- T-Shirt, patch, pin and tote with the "Gala Strikes Back" logo. These items are only available by participating in this event. They will never be made again.
- Star Wars The Black Series Imperial Forces 6-Inch Action Figure Exclusive. Donated by Entertainment Earth
- Darth Vader & R2-D2 itty bittys. Donated by Hallmark
- One of either Rey, Poe or Finn super-deformed plush. Donated by Comic Images
- 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
   New this year! "The Jedi Mind Trick" Raffle -- match up your $5 tickets with your favorite items on display
   New this year! 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.  
 

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 9/29/2016! LOT 44527
Star Wars original character concepts by Ralph McQuarrie and The Clone Wars Heroes by Russell Chong. Signed in pencil by both Ralph and Russ #20/26. 11”x17” print beautifully matted and framed.
Donated by Stan Stice

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LOT 44311
Salacious Crumb clock exclusive to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015

44312 LOT 44312
Sideshow Collectibles Savage Opress Premium Format Figure. Previously displayed. Sold out item.

LOT 44313
IDW Publishing Star Wars Artifact Edition. Featuring scans of original art mainly from the initial 10 issues of Marvel Comics’ groundbreaking Star Wars comics, as well as from other early issues by Carmine Infantino.
Donated by Kathy Bottarini
LOT 44314
Sideshow Collectibles Darth Malgus Premium Format Figure #0/500. Sold out item.
LOT 44315
Funko Pop! 4-LOM prototype. Underground Toys & FYE US Exclusive.
Donated by Funko
LOT 44316
Funko Pop! Han Solo Ceremony prototype. Underground Toys US Exclusive.
Donated by Funko
LOT 44317
Funko Pop! Luke Ceremony prototype. Underground Toys US Exclusive.
Donated by Funko
LOT 44318
Funko Pop! Ree Yees prototype.
Donated by Funko
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Swiss Army Watch Star Wars 30th Anniversary Lucasfilm gift.
Donated by Cathy Kendrick
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Chunky Bounty Hunter—Boba Fett is second batch character of “Famous Chunkies” series project by artist Alex Solis and VTSS from 2015. Hand-painted on poly stone, comes with gun and burger as accessories. Has a COA card which is signed and numbered by artist. Limited to 120 pieces.
New 9/17/2016! LOT 44452
Package #1 You’ll receive 10 movie tickets to the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX (tickets can also be used at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres). When you redeem the tickets, each guest will receive free popcorn and a beverage at the concession stand. You’ll also receive 4 VIP tour tickets to the theatre.
 
New 9/17/2016! LOT 44453
Package #2 FREE movies for a year! You’ll receive a 2017 VIP Annual Pass to the TCL Chinese Theatres admitting you and a guest to movies for free. The pass can be used throughout the 2017 calendar year and is not available to the general public. Please note the pass is not valid for particular restricted showings. (We’ll also send you a 2016 VIP pass that you can use for the remainder of 2016).
Donated by TCL Chinese Theater

New 9/29/2016! LOT 44528
11”x14” matted photographic print of the Return of the Jedi 3 3/4” scale Jabba the Hutt #3/125. Original photo by Kim D. M. Simmons, original Kenner photographer.
Donated by Kim D. M. Simmons

New 9/29/2016! LOT 44529
11”x14” matted photographic print of the Power of the Force 2 3 3/4” Darth Vader (long saber!) #3/125. Original photo by Kim D. M. Simmons, original Kenner photographer.
Donated by Kim D. M. Simmons

New 9/29/2016! LOT 44530
11”x14” matted photographic print of the Empire Strikes Back 3 3/4” scale AT-AT #7/125. Original photo by Kim D. M. Simmons, original Kenner photographer.
Donated by Kim D. M. Simmons

New 9/29/2016! LOT 44531
8.5”x11” 2017 Calendar with photography by Kim D. M. Simmons, original Kenner photographer, featuring Star Wars toy photographs 1978-1985.
Donated by Kim D. M. Simmons

New 9/29/2016! LOT 44521
Kotobukiya Series 1: Jedi, Ahsoka Tano (TCW) Pre-Painted Soft Vinyl Model Kit 2009
Donated by Michael Eckhardt

New 9/29/2016! LOT 44522
Kotobukiya Series 1: Jedi, Anakin Skywalker (TCW) Pre-Painted Soft Vinyl Model Kit 2009
Donated by Michael Eckhardt

New 9/29/2016! LOT 44523
Kotobukiya Series 1: Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi (TCW) Pre-Painted Soft Vinyl Model Kit 2009
Donated by Michael Eckhardt

New 9/29/2016! LOT 44524
Kotobukiya Boba Fett (ver.2) Pre-Painted Soft Vinyl Model Kit 2008
Donated by Kotobukiya

New 9/29/2016! LOT 44525
Kotobukiya IG-88 Pre-Painted Soft Vinyl Model Kit 2008
Donated by Kotobukiya

New 9/29/2016! LOT 44526
Gentle Giant Zuckuss Jumbo Vintage Action Figure

New 9/29/2016! LOT 44532
Beautifully matted and framed original production story board from The Empire Strikes Back -- Vader in Chamber. Signed by Richard Edlund. Includes certificate of authenticity.
Donated by Prop Store

New 9/29/2016! LOT 44533
Beautifully matted and framed original production story board from Return of the Jedi -- Skiffs over Sarlaac Pit. Signed by Howard Kazanjian. Includes certificate of authenticity.
Donated by Prop Store

New 9/29/2016! LOT 44534
Beautifully matted and framed original production story board from Return of the Jedi -- Han and Leia in Bunker on Endor. Signed by Howard Kazanjian. Includes certificate of authenticity.
Donated by Prop Store

New 9/29/2016! LOT 44535
Master Replicas Clone Trooper Revenge of the Sith Limited Edition Replica Helmet (white). Missing certificate.
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New 10/3/2016! LOT 44590
Original Luke Bespin wood burning original art by Michael O'Shields. 12"x16"x3/4" burning on American Basswood.
Donated by Michael O'Shields

New 10/9/2016! LOT 44695
Handmade intarsia of Duffy the Disney Bear by Charles “Woodchuck” Bowman. 16” tall x 12” wide, ready to hang.
Donated by Chuck Bowman

New 10/11/2016! LOT 44735
Rey and BB-8 Original Artwork by Ted Dastick Jr. 11”x14" acrylics on bristol board, 2016.
Donated by Ted Dastick Jr.

New 10/12/2016! LOT 44736
Spectacular original hand-made crocheted 63”x44” The Force Awakens blanket featuring Rey, BB-8, First Order Trooper and Kylo Ren.
Donated by Charmaine Cuddie

New 10/12/2016! LOT 44737
Ewoks Logray paper sculpture!
Donated by Ryan Hall

New 10/12/2016! LOT 44739
Ralph McQuarrie’s original pencil drawing of a TIE Fighter Pilot from the Death Star hangar painting he created for the 1996 Galoob Action Fleet 'The Death Star' playset. Professionally matted and framed.
Donated by Stan Stice

New 10/12/2016! LOT 44740
Original ink drawing of Mace Windu by Howard Shum.
Donated by Howard Shum

New 10/12/2016! LOT 44741
Original ink drawing of First Order Stormtrooper by Howard Shum.
Donated by Howard Shum

New 10/12/2016! LOT 44742
Where does time go? Selection of swag from Celebration Europe in London held July 12-15, 2007.

New 10/12/2016! LOT 44743
Where does time go? Selection of swag from Celebration IV in Los Angeles held May 24-28, 2007.

New 10/12/2016! LOT 44744
Limited Edition Star Wars Celebration 2016 Europe Exclusive Print - "Strength" by Karen Hallion # AP/250
Donated by Karen Hallion

New 10/12/2016! LOT 44745
Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX one sheet signed by artist Mark Raats.
Donated by Mark Raats
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New 10/12/2016! LOT 44746
Star Wars The Force Awakens poster signed by artist Mark Raats.
Donated by Mark Raats

New 10/12/2016! LOT 44747
Star Wars The First 10 Years Poster signed by the late John Alvin #50/1500.
About John Alvin

New 10/12/2016! LOT 44748
Wine selection from Skywalker Vineyards including 2012 Sommità Pinot Noir and 2014 Chardonnay, Skywalker Vineyards bottle stop, cork screw, bottle opener keychain and magnetic lapel pin.

New 10/12/2016! LOT 44749
Original THX The Audience is Listening One Sheet Poster by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 1984.

New 10/24/2016! LOT 44336
Complete 2016 Keepsake ornaments, all signed by the sculptors. Death Star Tree Topper, Beginnings: Boba Fett, Royal or Rebel?, T-70 X-Wing Fighter (TFA), Han Solo (TFA), Death Trooper (Rogue One), BB-8 (TFA), Imperial Stormtrooper
Donated by Hallmark

New 10/24/2016! LOT 45917
Official Star Wars Celebration V lithograph “Captain Rex” signed by artist Lee Kohse. 18”x24”
Donated by Lee Kohse

New 10/24/2016! LOT 45918
Original art by Thom Zahler. 11″ x 11″, ink and marker featuring BB-8 and Chopper.
Donated by Thom Zahler

New 10/24/2016! LOT 45919
2007 Keepsake Ornament R2-D2 & Jawa Star Wars: A New Hope 30th Anniversary. Original hand-painted prototype signed by artist Kris Kline Gaughran and is one of five in existence.
Donated by Hallmark

New 10/24/2016! LOT 45920
Fully decorated Holiday Special-themed tree with handmade ornaments, life day orb topper, Wookiee family tree skirt and garland. Super fun kitsch!
Donated by Amy Sjoberg

New 10/24/2016! LOT 45921
Star Wars Episode VIII Crew Hat from Costume Department - not available to the public, cast and crew only. Could only be bought by those that worked on Episode VIII.
Donated by James Burns and Mark Newbold

New 10/24/2016! LOT 45922
ILM X LABS Crew Hat - not available to the public, ILM X LABS Staff only.
Donated by James Burns and Mark Newbold

New 10/24/2016! LOT 45924
“SW Inheritance” Print by Tsuneo Sanda from Celebration Europe 2016. Limited edition offset & High-Quality paper Vent Nouveau printed in Japan, 250 piece hand-numbered edition, 29' x 20', Sighed by artist Tsuneo Sanda.
Donated by Tsuneo Sanda

New 10/24/2016! LOT 45925
12”wx15” countertop standee for “Win a trip to Star Wars Celebration IV” USPS 2007 30th Anniversary promotion.
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46186
Skywalker Ranch shirt set.
- Men’s Small Kakadu Over-Jacket w/ embroidered logo
- Men’s Gray Polo w/ embroidered logo
- Skywalker Ranch patch, sticker & postcards
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46187
Skywalker Ranch shirt set.
- Ladies Large fitted denim buttonup w/ embroidered logo at hem
- Skywalker Vineyards Large Bag
- Skywalker Ranch large ceramic coffee mug
- Skywalker Ranch lanyard, 2 x Fire patches, sticker & postcards
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46188
Skywalker Ranch shirt set.
- Ladies Medium fitted denim buttonup w/ embroidered logo at hem
- Skywalker Vineyards Small Bag
- Skywalker Ranch large ceramic coffee mug
- Skywalker Ranch lanyard, 2 x Fire patches, sticker & postcards
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46189
Skywalker Ranch shirt set.
- Ladies XL zippered hooded sweatshirt w/ silkscreened logo on back
- Ladies raglan baseball T-Shirt w/ silkscreened logo
- Skywalker Ranch patch, sticker & postcards
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46190
Skywalker Ranch shirt set.
- Ladies XL zippered hooded sweatshirt w/ silkscreened logo on back
- Ladies Large long-sleeve thermal w/ embroidered logo
- Skywalker Ranch patch, sticker & postcards
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46195
The Force in the Flesh Volume II Book PLUS Portraits from a Galaxy Far, Far Away signed by many of the tattoo artists in the exhibit from Super 7 in San Francisco.
Donated by Shane Turgeon
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46196
Very rare Star Wars & Empire Strikes Back Press kits complete with press releases and photo stills.
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46197
Gone but not forgotten, Han Solo 1977-2015, print by Patrick Scullin
Donated by Patrick Scullin
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46198
Celebration VI Print by Katie Cook #AP/250, 9” x 36”
Donated by Katie Cook
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46199
Force for Change “Star Wars Day May the 4th Be with you Celebramos en toda la Galaxia” Limited Edition of 4000 Print of C-3PO on textured plastic-coated paper.
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46200
Celebration V Print “The Hunter and his Prey” #AP/250 by Chris Trevas
Donated by Chris Trevas
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46201
Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic poster set--18” x 24”, 11” x 17”, 8.5” x 11”
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46202
Celebration Europe 2016 18” x 24” R2-D2 poster print #AP/250 by Chris Reiff
Donated by Chris Reiff
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46203
The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition Summit 1996 pewter paper weight.
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46204
Mickey Mouse Eared Droid Light-Up ornament from Disney Parks
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46205
Topps Masterworks Artist Proof Sketch Card by Ingrid Hardy. Padme in oils.
Donated by Ingrid Hardy
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46206
Hasbro Force Friday Countdown Daily Calendar 2015. Features photos of Hasbro items from the Rancho Obi-Wan collection and descriptions and events for the day. Counts down to Friday, September 4th, 2015. Given to Hasbro clients.
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46207
Full, unopened display box for Star Wars Rogue One: Mission Briefing. Contains 24 Packs of 6 Cards per Pack
Donated by Mark Von Ohlen
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46208
Geroge Lucas (in Stormtrooper Disguise) mail-away figure
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46209
One of each #1 Marvel Comic: Lando Calrissian, Darth Vader, Star Wars, Princess Leia, Poe Dameron, Chewbacca, & C-3PO
Donated by Brian Christensen
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46210
Official Pix Trading Card 2009 SIGNED BY George Lucas. With unsigned card and uncut sheet.
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46211
Original 8” x 10” graphite drawing of Rogue One Death Trooper by Kevin Reinke
Donated by Keven Reinke
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46212
Private wine tasting for 4 people at the Skywalker Vineyards tasting room in Nicasio, CA
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46215
Beer for a year! Lagunitas care package includes a certificate for 12 cases of beer, large pull-over hoodie, 2 beer glasses, keychain, sunglasses, coasters, X-Large t-shirt,
Donated by Sarah-Jane Wiseman
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46216
23” x 33” Star Walking Australia The Force Awakens private showing poster.
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New 11/4/2016! LOT 46217
Advertising supplement to Variety w/ Revenge of the Jedi pullout

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