Day 174: Queen Amidala watch



Item: Queen Amidala Star Wars Episode I chatacter watch
Manufacturer: The Nelsonic Watch Co.
Price: $10.50

Nelson released several watches to capitalize on the return of Star Wars to movie theaters. This Queen Amidala watch is notable in that Sabe is pictured rather than the queen. Original retail price was $29.99.

I purchased this watch on ebay on July 12, 2015.

Day 41: Cristina da Silva autographed photo

Cristina da Silva

Item: Photograph of Rabé, Padmé, and Sabé signed by Cristina da Silva
Size: 8″ x 10″
Price: Free (won)

This picture from Star Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace features Cristina da Silva as the handmaiden Rabé, Natalie Portman as Queen Amidala disguised as a handmaiden, and Keira Knightley as Sabé in disguise as the queen. If I were to have photos autographed by Portman or Knightly, this isn’t the one I would choose, but it might be the only shot with Cristina da Silva.

This photograph was acquired and signed on November 29, 2009, at Collectormania London by Steve, the Ginger Prince. The photo was then given away through the SWAN forum. I won the contest in mid-December and the photo was sent across the Atlantic Ocean to me.