Rawcliffe Pewter Millennium Falcon

I’ve had my eye on these for quite a while. As well as Franklin mint, Rawcliffe Pewter also released their version of the Millennium Falcon in pewter. It’s about half the size and while i cannot remember how much it cost, it was also pretty expensive for what it was. (I don’t know what it is about pewter, but they sure do like to inflate’s their prices. 😦 ) Anyway, i’ve never seen these in the person before, but it is fair to say that attitude was one of “once again Star Wars fans are being taken for everything they can.”

Again, thanks to ebay, i bought one for a pretty decent price. I’ve got to say that i’m hugely impressed. Although half the size of the Franklin Mint one, it’s very impressively detailed and still a fairly decent representation of my favourite starship. There are two versions, One with a complete pewter finish and one with a gold painted deflector dish. I know that it’s not much of a difference, but as a Millennium Falcon collector, i have to have both versions. (I only found out the other day that the dish moves. That’s something that Franklin Mint were not able to provide.) Anyway, here’s a photo of each one. The wooden plate says that it’s limited to 15, 000. I wonder how niave people must be to think that 15, 000 of these is a limited edition. 🙂 Anyway, i talk too much. Here’s a couple of photos.

About mffanrodders

A long time Science Fiction fan and Star Wars collector, my collection focus has taken a turn towards Han Solo's iconic Star Ship and I thought that i'd start this blog to keep track of my collection of Millennium Falcon related stuff as i progress.
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11 Responses to Rawcliffe Pewter Millennium Falcon

  1. troy patterson says:

    Man. I want one of those so bad.

  2. Thomas says:

    Nice to have found your page. Love the background photo of Falcon made out of knick-knacks, odds and ends. Would you care to mention (or contact me directly) what you paid for the pewter falcons, as I have one I’m thinking of lettselling; times are tough and I need to make the rent. Mine was a gift. How Cool, the one with the gold dish.

    • mffanrodders says:

      I remember paying a fair bit for mine as the shipping from the States was quite expensive. There are a few of these on ebay all the time, so your best best would be to check the listings there. I’ve seen them going between $99 and $159. Not cheap.

    • do you have a photo of the millinium that you have available ?

  3. FYI – I am the sculptor who made the original sculpting for this piece. Also sculpted almost all of Rawcliffe’s Star Wars & Star Trek “vehicles.” Thanks for your complement about detail work. More info here: https://markeliotschwabe.com/schwabes-star-wars-star-trek-connection/
    Note that “Fandom” gives me credit on their website re: Star Trek items: https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Rawcliffe …. I have some pieces available for sale. If interested, leave a comment here – WordPress will notify me. Thanks. Mark Eliot Schwabe

    • mffanrodders says:

      WOW!! That’s pretty awesome, great job. What are you working on now? I’m interested in Millennium Falcon items.

      • These days I make my own ideas about travel – “Steam powered” 57′ Chevy, Airship .. rocket ships propelled BY TIME, etc. More info at http://www.MarkEliotSchwabe.com and AllPropellersSpin.com . I am in the process of selling my personal collection of Star Wars & Star Trek pewter items, all in excellent condition, some with original packaging, but NOT at bargain prices. You can reach me via email through the MarkEliotSchwabe.com site, or via Etsy “convo” at AllPropellersSpin.com (which is an Etsy shop).

      • mffanrodders says:

        I’ll check out your web site. How did you get into sculpture?

  4. Forgot to mention that I have a Millennium Falcon collectors package for sale – includes the number 98/15000 of Rawcliffe’s ltd Falcon, and a group of raw castings of components that I used to make the sculpting for Rawcliffe and an early Rawcliffe flyer.

  5. RE: question … “How did you get into sculpture?”
    My Dad (James Author Schwabe) made high end jewelry and precious metal sculpture for Cartier NY and other prestigious companies. When I was 14 I began working in his shop. I continued working with him (summers & school brakes) until I was 21. Then I went to graduate school, first at State U of NY at Albany where I studies sculpture with prominent American sculptor Richard Stankiewicz (and was his student assistant for 2 academic years). In 1972 I earned a MA in sculpture there. I followed that up with an MFA in sculpture from State U of NY at New Paltz (1977). Have been making sculpture & jewelry ever since. Visit my website to see my most recent work. Also, check ebay (my ebay name is “northcountrymoose”) for auctions of Star War & Star Trek items I have made. I will be selling special “collectors packages” and NEVER RELEASED Rawcliffe items – including Millennium Falcon items.

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