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Screenused.com July 12th Summer auction results

As I posted on facebook earlier half way thru the event prices seemed to be down so lets analyze the sales results. Here are the top items to sell

First up selling for $14,000 here is the Star Trek: TMP spacesuit. Whilst missing several components its use by Commander Terrell in Star Trek 2 was of more interest to me and other fans I suspect.

The second highest item for $12,000 was this crumbling Yoda hand. Personally I wouldn’t have bought it for any money myself but a small war developed on this piece.

Im sure the following item surprised Desi and Jeff which was the Click remote selling for a huge $11,000. For “Click”, an Adam Sandler movie prop??? Don’t get me wrong…I love light up props but I think Im not the only one thinking someone overpaid for this.

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Surprising no one this Sankara stone from “Indy 2″ hit $11,000 too.

This dress from “Edward Scissorhands” I expected to go between $5k-10k. I just thought it was a beautiful and iconic piece. Not surprised then when it sold for $7,000.

Data. Star Trek. $5500. Done deal all day every day.

So no big surprises then. Well a nice Klingon for only $2700 was a surprise. The Breaking bad stuff did ok too. What is REALLY surprising and really a bit of a shock is of the nine pages on Icollector, everything after the first page sold under $550 or didn’t sell at all. In fact that’s 5 full pages of stuff that was overpriced or no one had any interest in. Looking thru the stuff there’s quite a bit of trek that was overpriced, but generally the items are fairly lackluster save for the $65,000 Superman costume.

So. Why did this happen. Well the timing of the announcement of the Propstore auction certainly hurt. So did the generally high reserves. Yes, the item does sell if the reserve is met…i.e.. the opening bid. But it doesn’t help if people don’t want to jump in at that price and stifles the auction.

The market is also very stifled right now. People paying high prices on items within the last 2-3 years ARE having a tough time getting their original investment back….the number of people on payment plans doesn’t help either. Will this change? Im not entirely sure…..certainly speaking for myself If I can’t turn over pieces and reinvest the money it sure doesn’t make me want to pay a high price in the first place. A conversation I have had with many sellers. It also doesn’t help that generally people have less money month to month to play with because of the ubiquitous payment plans offered.

So there you have it. Again…a solid offering put together from Screenused, BUT I would ask them to remember that the site is being neglected in a way that many of the old school customers missed. Knowing that items from this auction are going to be uploaded for the next month doesn’t always make me want to click at 2-3 am like in the old days at seeing the newest items.

RRauction.com Hollywood sale June auction preview

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This months RRauction follows up from the auction held earlier this year that did exceptionally well. This event will be covering contemporary and older props and wardrobe and includes some great pieces highlighted below with some stories behind them.

First up is this stunning “Star Trek 3″ Klingon phaser pistol with coa from ThePropstore of London. This piece will probably hit 2 or 3k if im not mistaken. Its a very rare example.

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This Maltese Falcon replica is a rare example of Icons prop replicas workmanship and is one of two known to have been made. The other resides at Warner Bros. Coming with full provenance from the Manager of Icons Jim Latta this is a rare and beautiful example of a piece made for those to collect who couldn’t afford the millions of dollars to buy the original “dingus”

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This prototype Gremlin, again with Propstore COA comes from Rick Bakers personal archive. I expect it to fetch 2-3k.

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This beautiful costume from Immortals worn by John Hurt is complete and comes with original paperwork.

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and this costume from Hot Tub Time machine is a great piece for collectors of comedy and features on the original poster for the film

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For fans of GI Joe this nearly complete costume was worn by Dennis Quaid in the first film. The complete costume is custom made including the leather jacket with removable arms, and the GI JOE logo trousers with rubber upraised type.

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One of my favourite items from my own personal collection is the UNI-SOL costume worn by various actors and original headset. A very rare piece and I hope it goes to a good home.

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I also really liked the gold ring worn by Liam Neeson as Schindler in Schindlers List….a really cool prop from an important film.

Take a look at the auction which begins on line June 19th and ends on the 26th. Remember to bid early as the bidtracker software will close out at 6pm est and if you haven’t bid you will be unable to bid to extend the time like a live auction which is something that has worked very well for bidders, and thus not missing out on the item at the last second like on ebay.

Good luck!

Propdomain’s 21st auction of screenused Horror and Scifi props review

A quick roundup of some of the finishing prices with the 21st sale by David Brandons company, a self confessed one man band of purchasing and selling to the prop community.

First up the highest priced item was from Land of the Lost was the hero Sleestak costume. Sold for $4200, followed closely by the Juggernaut outfit from Xmen: The last stand for $3,000

My comment on some of this stuff would be you have to do your research. David can be wrong sometimes so doing a little bit of homeword can save you disappointment, or in most cases improve something you thought wasn’t as good. Nothing wrong with that….just be aware that usually the people selling items to him , if it is not previously marked, might not know how the item was originally used. FYI.

This riddler cane sold for a very reasonable $1600. I wouldn’t doubt seeing this in Profiles sell for $5k.

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An unused Juggernaut chest from Xmen sold for $600. That’s pretty much the most out of that you might see so impressive.

This rather cool Vanilla Sky movie facemask worn by Tom Cruise sold for $480

This pair of unused Dr Doom gloves from Fantastic Four sold for $475.00

It will be really interesting to see what one of the hero/stunt suits screenused sells for in RRauction this month!

An unused pair of Dr Doom boots sold for $360, and another pair for $288.

As usual lots of deals to be had. If you haven’t had a chance go to icollector and sign up for the next sale in a months time.

“Lost” tv show props up for auction in the RRauction.com Hollywood sale June 19-26 2014

Some quite awesome props are available from ABC’s Lost tv show this month and here is a quick look at them.

First up is one of the original Faraday journals used on the show

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Here is an example being used in the show

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The one that sold in the Profiles Lost auction sold for thousands of dollars so here is your opportunity to bid starting at $200!

The next item is a lot of items including a broken plaster Virgin Mary from season 1 and 2, golf balls and tees and drug bags used by several characters

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The Virgin Mary’s alone sold for $2000-3000 at various events so here is your chance to get a really nice one with plenty of provenance and accompanying screen used items.

Don’t forget more items from the show will be available in September at Blacksparrows Lost sale as well!