Greetings to all of you Rebelscum
out there! From Prop Store:
Prop Store – one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies has today announced it is to hold one of the world’s largest live auctions of film and TV memorabilia in Los Angeles, with the items on offer expected to fetch in excess of $9 million (£7.1 million)
Over 1,800 rare and iconic lots will be auctioned during Propstore’s unique Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction over four days on Tuesday June 21st, Wednesday June 22nd, Thursday June 23rd, and Friday June 24th, 2022, from 8:00 am PDT each day. The auction will be held live from Propstore’s US headquarters in Valencia, California, and will be live streamed online for fans to track the action and participate in bidding themselves.
Of particular interest to our readers are:
- Screen-Matched ILM ‘Red Leader’ X-Wing Starfighter Model Miniature from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) Estimated: $500,000 - $1,000,000 (£395,000 - £790,000)
- Obi-Wan Kenobi’s (Ewan McGregor) Lightsaber with Short Blade from STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999) Estimated: $30,000 - $50,000 (£23,700 - £39,500)
Other items to be sold at the Propstore auction (with estimated sale prices) include (among others):
- Light-Up Full-Size DeLorean Time Machine Replica Used for Official Universal Studios Promotional Events from the BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY (1985 - 1990) Estimated: $150,000 - $200,000 (£118,500 - £158,000)
- Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) Stunt Mjolnir Hammer from an Official Marvel Studios Auction from THOR (2011) Estimated: $100,000 - $150,000 (£79,000 - £118,500)
- Marty McFly’s (Michael J. Fox) Hoverboard from BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (1989) Estimated: $80,000 - $120,000 (£63,200 - £94,800)
- Hero Animatronic Gizmo Puppet from GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH (1989) Estimated: $80,000 - $120,000 (£63,200 - £94,800)
- Chuck Noland’s (Tom Hanks) Screen-Matched Distressed Wilson Volleyball from CAST AWAY (2000) Estimated: $80,000 - $120,000 (£63,200 - £94,800)
- Hand-Drawn Brian Bolland USA Magazine No. 36 "Batman: The Killing Joke" Cover Art Estimated: $80,000 - $120,000 (£63,200 - £94,800)
- Indiana Jones’ (Harrison Ford) Grail Diary from INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989) Estimated: $60,000 - $80,000 (£47,400 - £63,200)
- Bob Carroll, Jr. Collection: Staff Writer's Complete Series Set of 179 Bound Scripts from I LOVE LUCY (T.V. Series, 1951 - 1957) Estimated: $50,000 - $70,000 (£39,500 - £55,300)
- Edward Scissorhands’ (Johnny Depp) SFX Insert Hand from EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990) Estimated: $30,000 - $50,000 (£23,700 - £39,500)
- Jules Winnfield’s (Samuel L. Jackson) "Bad Mother F****r" Wallet from PULP FICTION (1994) Estimated: $30,000 - $50,000 (£23,700 - £39,500)
- Hollywood (Whip Hubley) and Wolfman's (Barry Tubb) F-14A Tomcat Pyrotechnic Model Miniature from TOP GUN (1986) Estimated: $30,000 - $50,000 (£23,700 - £39,500)
- Ray Stantz's (Dan Aykroyd) Costume from GHOSTBUSTERS II (1989) Estimated: $20,000 - $30,000 (£15,800 - £23,700)
- Batman's (Michael Keaton) Nike-Made Bat Boots from BATMAN (1989) Estimated: $20,000 - $30,000 (£15,800 - £23,700)
- Mike Edwards' (Elvis Presley) Suit from IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD’S FAIR (1963) Estimated: $20,000 - $30,000 (£15,800 - £23,700)
- The Bride's (Uma Thurman) Bloodied Sword from KILL BILL: VOL 1 (2003) Estimated: $20,000 - $30,000 (£15,800 - £23,700)
- Freddy Kruger's (Robert Englund) Protruding Bladed Glove and Sweater SFX Rig from FREDDY VS. JASON (2003) Estimated: $15,000 - $20,000 (£11,850 - £15,800)
- Achilles' (Brad Pitt) Fiberglass Helmet from TROY (2004) Estimated: $12,000 - $16,000 (£9,480 - £12,640)
- Muhammad Ali's (Will Smith) Boxing Shorts from ALI (2001) Estimated: $1,500 - $2,500 (£1,185 - £1,975)
In addition to film and television collectibles, the auction also includes over 200 comic book and comic artwork lots on Day 4 (Friday June 24th), including rare original cover art to a French edition of BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE by Brian Bolland at $80,000 - $120,000 (£63,200 - £94,800) and a copy of THE INCREDIBLE HULK No. 181 CGC 9.2 with the first appearance of Wolverine at $8,000-$12,000 (£6,320 - £9,480).
Propstore’s auction is suitable for fans with a variety of budgets. Some of the least expensive lots in the auction include Carl Jenkins' (Neil Patrick Harris) Civilian Jacket from STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997) estimated at $300 - $500 (£235 - £395), a set of Elle Woods' (Reese Witherspoon) Photos from LEGALLY BLONDE (2001) estimated at $600 - $800 (£475 - £630), and Aurora Lane's (Jennifer Lawrence) Dark-Green Pants Costume from PASSENGERS (2016) estimated at $700 - $900 (£555 - £710).
Brandon Alinger, Propstore COO, commented on the upcoming auction: “Propstore is excited to hold our largest Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction to date this June in Los Angeles. The auction includes a vast array of instantly recognizable film and television artifacts, a selection of over 200 comic book lots, as well as pieces from film historian and well-known author J.W. Rinzler’s collection. This auction has something for everyone, with over 600 different titles represented. We are pleased to offer in-person bidding again, and also accept bids via phone, or online.”
Registration is now open at www.propstore.com/liveauction. Online proxy bids can be submitted from Tuesday May 24th 2022.
Auction lots can be viewed virtually or by appointment at Propstore’s office facility in Valencia, California. Visit propstore.com/liveauction to make a viewing appointment. Propstore will hold live-stream exhibition events in May & June via social media, with opportunities to see props from the auction up-close and ask questions of the auction staff.
Do you see anything you'd like to bid on? Let us know in the forums!