Today I am running a special set of 4 auctions. I am putting up the original four busts which started the Gentle Giant Star Wars bust collection. In this auction you are bidding on the Padme Amidala bust This one is number 532/2500 . That's right only 2500 of these were ever made and it has been long sold out and difficult to get. The mini-bust is in MINT condition as is the box. Also included is a Certificate of Authenticity. The bust was only removed from the box to examine for damage and to take the auction pictures you are looking at. The bust will be carefully and securely packed for shipping to insure that it arrives at its new home in the same condition in which it left mine. I have a great shipping record and have received many positive comments with respect to the care I take in packing items.I will ship via UPS or FedEx Ground. Insurance is mandatory and included in the quoted cost of shipping. I am sorry but I will not accept any international bids on this item. No international bidding. Please don't ask because the answer will still be NO. Payment is by PayPal ONLY unless otherwise specifically agreed to in advance. Payment is expected within 5 days of the auction end. As a special bonus if the same person wins all 4 of today's busts (Padme, Anakin, Obi-wan and Mace) I will eat the shipping myself. That's right FREE shipping if all 4 busts go to the same bidder. Even if you don't win all 4 I will combine shipping on multiple winning bids to help save you a little bit on shipping. If you do win more than one item please wait for my invoice before paying and I will include the combined shipping cost. I am starting these auctions at a ridiculously low opening bid with no reserve so don't let these pieces pass you by. Bid with confidence. I have a perfect 100% feedback record on eBay with a majority of those as a seller. I have sold many collectible statues and minibusts in the past. I encourage you to check my feedback before bidding. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions but please don't wait until t are 2 hours left in the auction.