Amazing Orignal Props from 150 Films and TV Series Up For Auction
September 23rd is the date to set for all film enthusiasts, as a global auction showcasing 450 of the film industry’s most iconic movie props kicks off.
The original props are from over 150 films and television shows, including Star Trek, James Bond, Doctor Who, and Back to the Future.
Prop Store’s curation process, which is undertaken by teams in both London and Los Angeles, involves tracking down items from all-time favorites, and also paying close attention to current trends and interests in the market.
Stephen Lane, the CEO of Prop Store, uses the revival of Star Wars as an example. He points out that the iconic film may bring in more interest than usual, due to the excitement surrounding the sci-fi franchise’s 7th installment, Stars Wars: The Force Awakens. “It may even outperform a lot of the other auction highlights,” Lane predicts.
Lane says the aim of the auction is to not only appeal to avid moviegoers but also curious collectors looking to invest in something a little bit nostalgic.
“A lot of buyers are looking to purchase from films they grew up with. It’s a way to revisit a pleasant childhood experience. In fact, this is what influences the purchasing of collectors’ items more than anything else.”
When asked of his personal top picks from the auction, Lane highlights the P99 Silencer pistol from James Bond: Tomorrow Never Dies, a Stormtrooper Helmet from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and a Fizzgig puppet from The Dark Crystal which has never been seen on the market until now:
The collection of film memorabilia is valued at an estimated $1.57 million. The auction will take place at the BFI IMAX in London, and is also open to online and call-in biddings. Interested parties can sign up here.
Here’s some of the more Monster Kid focused memorabilia up for auction:
Caroline Munro’s Top – Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)
The Fly’s Paint Test Head – The Fly II (1989)
Cylon Centurion Helmet Prototype – Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Sally’s Stop Motion Puppet Face – Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Evil Clown Head – Poltergeist (1982)
all images courtesy Prop Store
Check out the interactive auction catalog and all the other amazing items from the original Planet of the Apes, Little Shop of Horrors and so much more!
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