Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Return of the Jedi by Mark J. Mancini (20th Century Fox, 1983). Signed Oil on Canvas Promotional Artwork (50" X 36").
    In 1982 Chein Industries in Burlington, New Jersey did a licensing agreement with Lucasfilm Ltd. to produce tinware; wastebaskets, trays, cookie tins,etc. Painted and signed by Mark J. Mancini, this dramatic oil on canvas illustration was featured on the Return of the Jedi merchandise from Cheinco Housewares products and sold nationally at chain stores such as K-Mart. The painting had to be designed as a stand-alone composition for the best selling item, the waste basket and yet still be modular so that individual elements could be lifted and reworked in montages to accommodate the various shapes of the other items in the line. The TIE Fighter and Speeder Bike at the bottom were late additions added at the request of Lucasfilm, to be integrated into various pieces of tinware. No doubt many a child's room was graced with the wonderful products this painting was used upon. The artwork comes with a letter of authenticity signed by the artist. Oil on stretched canvas. Very Fine+.

    Please see full-color, enlargeable images above for more details.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2018
    7th-8th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,525

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 March 27 - 28 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Grey is a true asset to Heritage Auctions and Heritage Auctions are a true asset to the Movie Poster Hobby.
    Jim G.,
    Ray, MI
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Auction #162048 spotlights

    Invaders from Mars (20th Century Fox, 1953). Folded, Fine+. One Sheet

    The Lady Eve (Paramount, 1941). Fine+. Lobby Cards (2)

    Goldfinger (United Artists, 1964). Folded, Fine-. One Sheet

    My Fair Lady (Warner Bros., 1964). Folded, Very Fine. One Sheet

    Overland Stage Raiders (Republic, 1938). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. One Sheet

    To Kill a Mockingbird (Universal, 1963). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. One Sheet

    North by Northwest (MGM, 1959). Rolled, Very Fine+. Belgian

    Adam's Rib (MGM, 1949). Folded, Fine+. Half Sheet

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search