Communications Are Underway With Auction House to Try and Have Star Wars Items Found in Peter Mayhew’s Old Home Returned to Family

The Peter Mayhew Foundation shared on Twitter that they are in communication to try to have Peter's items returned back to Angie and the Mayhew family. This was after a couple moved into Peter's old home in northern England and found the items in the attic. They were then given to Ryedale Auctioneers.

What's Happening:

  • Star Wars memorabilia that once belonged to Peter Mayhew was about to go out for auction, according to the late actor's wife.
  • This included many of his possessions from his Star Wars days, including scripts, call sheets, signed photos, and more.
  • The collection was then given to Ryedale Auctioneers by a couple who moved into his old home in northern England after finding these items in the attic.
  • They did not know who these items belonged to, so they gave them up unwittingly.
  • Angie revealed that after they moved out, they attempted to enter the attic, but he couldn't due to his severe knee problems, and Angie didn't want to risk herself either.
  • She shares that leaving the memorabilia is one of her and Peter's "biggest disappointments" in life.
  • Today the Peter Mayhew Foundation shared a post on Twitter stating: “Started our morning on Zoom with @AngusAshworth from @RyedaleAuction1 and communicated our desire that Peter's items be returned to Angie and the Mayhew family.  Will keep everyone posted as progress is made – thank you for the continued support!”
  • We are all hoping that these items can be returned to the family.