I know people working on the set of lotr. A couple of months back they were given an embroidered commemorative vest, with the logo on the front, and “133 days” and a ring on the back – to signify reaching the halfway point of principle photography.
Since then rumors have gone around the staff of one of the vests showing up online for sale and going for over $1500.
I’ve seen the item in question, and I know they exist in limited numbers (unlike the lotr T-shirts given the extras working on helms deep).
A lot of the cast and crew are getting lotr stuff autographed, there will be a lot of it showing up when the movies debut undoubtedly. Most of the stars are nice folk and very approachable.