Thursday, December 29, 2016
Carrie Fisher’s name and Princess Leia fame will be worth light years more after her death than during her life. Heritage Auctions reports that Fisher’s death has boosted Star Wars merchandise sales by as much as three times last week’s numbers. On the day Fisher died, for instance, a signed photo of Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker sold for $1,500; in 2002, a signed picture of Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker sold for $156. Additionally, according to eBay, 1,280 Fisher memorabilia items have been sold since her Tuesday passing, which is a huge jump from the twenty-five or so that were selling before her death.
See Carrie Fisher: Princess Leia’s Worth 3x More, TMZ, December 29, 2016.