Hi! Brand new here. I've been a Star Wars fan my entire life, but can honestly say I'm not as educated as I'd like to be. My older brother is the one who got me into it, and he was a much more educated fan than I am. He was a kid when the first trilogy was released in theaters, but he was also sadly terminally ill. A lot of comic stores gifted him things because of this. As the story goes, A comic dealer in the 70s went to Vegas and bought Star Wars movie props. He told my brother the movie was originally expected to tank, so they were selling off a lot of things. This dealer gave my brother what he said was a prop from A New Hope - a Darth Vader lightsaber. My brother was a child at the time, and played with it to his heart's content, and when he passed away, it was given to me. I've been trying for years to find out if there is any truth to this story, or if it was just that - a story told to make a sick kid happy. Does anyone know how I could go about getting this verified? It's black and silver, has Heiland Synchronar engraved in it, and it used to have black foam vertical strips around it that have sadly since fallen off. It's in rough shape, as a child used to play with it and had no idea it could potentially be a collectable, but I'd just like to know if the story could possibly have some truth to it. Thank you!
P.S. It's not letting me post a photo, so we'll try this: i.imgur.com/c5vQsLY.jpg