Axe Jack Nicholson used in 'The Shining' up for auction

Jack Nicholson peers through a door in lobby card for the film 'The Shining', 1980. (Warner Brothers/Getty Images)

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The axe Jack Nicholson famously wielded in Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror The Shining is to be sold at auction in London.

The prop is one of 900 items of movie memorabilia set to be sold during the Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction at London’s BFI IMAX cinema on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it is expected to sell for between US$48,000 and $73,000.

Expected to sell for an even higher price are Samuel L. Jackson’s lightsabre from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, and the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch from Monty Python and the Holy Grail which are expected to fetch from $60,000 to $121,000.

Other items on sale include a Stormtrooper helmet from Star Wars: A New Hope, yours for between $145,000 to $181,000, a complete Batsuit worn by Michael Keaton in Batman ($97,000 to $145,000) and the Walther PPK pistol with silencer and holster used by Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in GoldenEye ($48,000 to $73,000.

Fans of historical epics can also bag an impressive keepsake, as the Roman armour Russell Crowe wore as Maximus in the opening scenes of Gladiator is yours for between $36,000 and $60,000, the same estimate as Mel Gibson’s Claymore sword from Braveheart.

The auction, held by bosses at Prop Store, is expected to raise more than $7.5 million.