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Sylvester Stallone waves at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

LONDON — From “Rocky” boxing gloves to “Rambo” headbands, memorabilia from action movie star Sylvester Stallone’s Hollywood career are going under the hammer in a December auction seen raising around $1.5 million.

Nearly 500 items from Stallone’s personal archives are being sold, including costumes, props, scripts, notebooks and other memorabilia from the actor’s biggest films including the “Rocky” and “Rambo” franchises, “Cliffhanger,” “The Expendables” and “Demolition Man.”

Highlights include Stallone’s boxing gloves from “Rocky III,” with an estimate of $10,000 to $20,000, as well as handwritten notebooks about the first four “Rocky” films, priced at $40,000 to $60,000.

“Rambo” fans are being offered a collection of knives from the first three films, priced $10,000 to $20,000 each, as well as a headband worn by Stallone in “Rambo: First Blood Part II” ($8,000 to $10,000) among other memorabilia.

“He’s a sports guy, that’s what he represents, sports and hard graft and people can relate to that,” Martin Nolan, executive director at Julien’s Auctions, told Reuters at a London preview of the auction’s highlights on Tuesday.

“And that’s why he’s so collectable and really, people have very little opportunity to own anything from his life and career until now.”

Born in New York in 1946, Stallone found fame with the 1976 Oscar-winning boxing film “Rocky,” soon becoming one of Hollywood’s biggest action movie stars.

Asked why the actor, now aged 75, was selling the items, Nolan said: “He actually is relocating, he’s selling his house, so that’s a perfect time for anyone to sort of downsize.”

“We expect ... a huge response to this (auction) announcement because people have pent-up demand for iconic items like this, authentic items coming directly from the man himself.”

Other items for sale include posters, the boxing mouth guard worn by Stallone in “Rocky,” a costume designed by Gianni Versace for “Judge Dredd” and a “Cliffhanger” arm sculpture.

“Everything is pretty much at no reserve and they are conservatively estimated,” Nolan said.

“Overall, we estimate the sale in the range of $1 (million) to $1.5 million. That’s a conservative auction estimate because they are so iconic and people love this stuff.”

The “Property from The Life and Career of Sylvester Stallone” sale takes place on Dec 5 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills.