This $4.3m apartment in Knightsbridge, London could be yours ... for just $13

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The elegant three-bedroom abode on London’s swanky Walton Street boasts all the trimmings of a classic West London apartment. (Your LADDR)
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The 1,063 square foot property is the first to be listed on the site. (Your LADDR)
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The apartment comes with high ceilings, sash windows and period features offset by modern fittings.
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The competition will run for nine months or until all tickets have been sold, with each ticket promising a 1 in 380,000 chance of winning. (Your LADDR)
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To make sure prospective residents fit in, the competition company is also throwing in a car worth up to £56,000, with coveted roadside parking beside the property. (Your LADDR)
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Londoners with just £10 ($13) to spare could see the Knightsbridge landmark from the terrace of a £3.2 million apartment that’s currently up for grabs in an extravagant prize draw. (Your LADDR)
Updated 14 December 2017
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This $4.3m apartment in Knightsbridge, London could be yours ... for just $13

LONDON: A view of Harrods is usually reserved for those at the top of the property ladder but Londoners with just £10 ($13) to spare could see the Knightsbridge landmark from the terrace of a £3.2 million apartment that’s currently up for grabs in an extravagant prize draw.
The elegant three-bedroom abode on London’s swanky Walton Street boasts all the trimmings of a classic West London apartment, with high ceilings, sash windows and period features offset by modern fittings.
Your LADDR, the newly launched competition website behind the property prize draw, is selling 380,000 tickets at £10 a piece, with a maximum of 150 tickets per person.
Founder 25-year-old Santa Agolli, an entrepreneur, explained her motives to The Evening Standard newspaper: “It is so hard to get on the London property market full stop, but for many people this kind of home is a dream. I want to empower someone to have this home which is right at the top end of the market. It is an amazing property, so I cannot wait to see who wins it.”

The 1,063 square foot property is the first to be listed on the site, which obliges entrants to participate in a skill-basked competition to distinguish it from a random lottery draw, which the law prohibits from being run for personal profit.
Aspiring Knightsbridge apartment owners will have to take on a “Spot The Ball” cricketing challenge, judged by a professional cricketer. Players must mark the precise center of the ball to win, and if more than one hit the right spot then a winner will be selected and others given a cash prize.
The competition, which opens today, will run for nine months or until all tickets have been sold, with each ticket promising a 1 in 380,000 chance of winning the millionaire-worthy pad in one of London’s most elite locales.
To make sure prospective residents fit in, the competition company is also throwing in a car worth up to £56,000, with coveted roadside parking beside the property.


Han Solo’s ‘Return of the Jedi’ blaster sells for $550,000

Updated 24 June 2018
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Han Solo’s ‘Return of the Jedi’ blaster sells for $550,000

  • The faux weapon, mainly made of wood, had been put on display in New York by Julien’s Auctions last month after more than 30 years tucked away in the belongings of James Schoppe, art director of “Return of the Jedi”
  • Martin Nolan, the auction house’s executive director, said Schoppe, an Oscar nominee for his work on the film, finally decided to part with Solo’s gun and about 40 other items from the movie, including an Ewok axe and plans for Jabba the Hutt’s ship

WASHINGTON: In the wildly popular “Star Wars” films, Han Solo once told a lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker: “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.”
That was the case when one of the blaster pistol props used by Harrison Ford in “Return of the Jedi” (1983) went under the hammer, selling for $550,000 — topping the $450,000 previously fetched by Skywalker’s lightsaber from the first two films.
“SOLD for $550,000! An original Han Solo blaster used in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi!” Julien’s Auctions announced on Twitter Saturday.
The faux weapon, mainly made of wood, had been put on display in New York by Julien’s Auctions last month after more than 30 years tucked away in the belongings of James Schoppe, art director of “Return of the Jedi.”
Martin Nolan, the auction house’s executive director, said Schoppe, an Oscar nominee for his work on the film, finally decided to part with Solo’s gun and about 40 other items from the movie, including an Ewok axe and plans for Jabba the Hutt’s ship.
The Ewok axe went for $11,250, while another blaster prop from the film fetched $90,624, according to Julien’s Auctions.
But none of the props were a match for the space saga’s much-loved droid: last year, an R2-D2 used in the making of several “Star Wars” films sold for $2.76 million at auction in Los Angeles.