Left Bank Pictures will auction off nearly 450 props and costumes from the iconic show with proceeds going to fund a National Film and Television School (NFTS) scholarship for the next 20 years.
Sales will begin on February 7, 2024, hosted by Bonhams Auctioneers, with 150 lots up for bidding. An additional 300 items will be listed online on February 8.
According to Deadline, an inside source estimates that sales could raise at minimum £1M ($1.3M). Some of the memorabilia up for sale include Princess Diana’s “revenge dress” that Elizabeth Debicki wore in Season 5, which you can see in the picture above.
The dress is expected to sell for nearly £12,000, while bigger lots such as a reproduction of the Gold State Coach, could sell for as much as £50,000.
There will, however, be some more affordable items for sale, including the Queen Mother’s champagne swizzle stick which will be listed for £60 as well as a pair of porcelain corgis for £200.
“It has been a privilege for me and all at Left Bank Pictures to have been at the heart of The Crown,” said Andy Harries, Left Bank CEO and executive producer of The Crown. “Its huge global success has much to do with working with the best creative and production talent in this country and we want to invest the profits of this magnificent auction into the next generation of film and TV talent.”
He added: “The NFTS has been part of The Crown’s history from the start with many of its graduates contributing to the production of the show over the years. I have long admired the ethos and training of the school and supported it personally. So I am thrilled that the legacy of The Crown will be to provide so much financial support for so many students at the NFTS over the next few decades.”
“Since its inception, the dedicated craftsmanship of over 60 NFTS alumni has been pivotal in bringing such an iconic series to life,” added Jon Wardle, director of the NFTS. “The proceeds from the auction will play a crucial role in supporting life-changing scholarships, ensuring the next generation of film and television makers are given the opportunity to benefit from our world-renowned training, paying forward The Crown’s legacy for many years to come.”