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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!

“The Walking Dead” auction of props and wardrobe slated for Saturday August 23rd 2014

This of course….was an April fool.

WORLD EXCLUSIVE!

Sources today confirmed that a brand new auction company headed by Chris Hardwick, he of Nerdist.com fame
and scheduled for their first major event with a sale of items from the set of “The Walking Dead” that on Sunday reached an astonishing 15 million people on Sunday.

“I’ve decided that being a famous talkshow, internet celebrity, tv and movie star and general nice guy isn’t enough” Chris said to us yesterday. “I’ve thought that after seeing Hershel’s head on our table on the “Talking dead” a few episodes ago that we need to give something back for the fans PLUS make some money back for the show so we can fire a few more bullets each episode. Further to that I have been asking the onset crew to keep all the pieces of make-up that were to be thrown away, bullet casings, overly bloodied wardrobe and basically anything that we could save from the production to offer up on the internet live on I.collector.com”

Hundreds of body bags will be available at the auction with prices starting at $50 each!!!!! What a steal.

Hundreds of body bags will be available at the auction with prices starting at $50 each!!!!! What a steal.

“So far some of the best things we have are actual bullets that came out of Rick’s gun that were going to be swept up and thrown away. I bet we can get major bucks for these!”.

Other items include pieces of zombie flesh (in reality rubber strips doused in red food coloring) each with their own COA saying exactly which zombie and episode these items were used in. On set makeup artist Todd G. was asked to keep meticulous records and even though working 14 hour days managed a sterling effort.

Bones and bodies....direct from the set

Bones and bodies….direct from the set

“Greg Nicotero actually kept coming back to our storage tent saying we couldn’t have these heads as they needed them for the next episode but I had him over-ruled by the armorer” Todd proudly stated. “We need those bullets firing each episode more than these burnt zombie heads.”

What else can we expect? The prison has been taken down from Season 3 and all the barbed wire kept. Was it rubber to protect the actors I asked? Speaking to John Sanders the property master he confirmed that it was but they couldn’t afford it so they used metal mostly. “It was sharp. We kept losing Zombie extras as they would poke their eyes out and nick themselves. The blood would ruin the zombie appliances so we had to make sure that they stopped walking into it with their contact lenses on by poking them with sticks out of camera.” How much would a roll of barbed wire start at? “I reckon people will buy it and paste it onto collector cards. After seeing some of those swatches of real live costumes on ebay going for hundreds I expect we will see those selling for lots!”

Real prison barb wire! Available at the auction!

Real prison barb wire! Available at the auction!

When asked why wouldn’t any major actor costumes or props like the crossbow used by Daryl be featured in the sale and costume designer Eulyn Womble had this to say. “Oh no…we need that for the next 10 seasons of the show. Our actors like to wear the same clothes week after week so we only have one of each costume. The smell really helps them keep in character.”

Well sounds to me like this is going to be an amazing sale. I for one will definitely be watching with interest!

"Shhh....don't tell anyone but I think this story is a load of bunk" says Merle

“Shhh….don’t tell anyone but I think this story is a load of bunk” says Merle

Theme Park connection starts to clean up its Hunger Games auctions

Well Im very pleased to announce that due to the volume of emails and phone calls Theme Park Connection has had
it looks like they have started pulling items and relisting them.

Paul Wintner, a trust member of the prop community relayed to me he had been in contact with Brian and that things had started to be
altered from there end as of today. Looking at the auctions and my own personal records it seems the Katniss reaping costume has been
ended early

I also wrote up a piece for the movie prop forum about this piece. Here is a copy of that information.

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Firstly it looks like the reaping dress was pulled and retitled

1: first listed as

HUNGER GAMES Jennifer Lawrence Worn KATNISS Reaping Dress Original Movie Costume

I’ve highlighted worn as that has been removed

2: Second listed as

HUNGER GAMES Jennifer Lawrence KATNISS Reaping Dress Original Movie Costume

Both titles used a different subheading

1: 100% AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL SCREEN WORN MOVIE COSTUME

2: 100% AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL PRODUCTION USED MOVIE

The main body of the text still says in the listing

1:This costume was worn by actor Jennifer Lawrence in her role as heroic District 12 Tribute in the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen!◾This blue reaping dress was worn during the iconic scene where Katniss volunteered as tribute to take her sister’s place in The Hunger Games

2: This costume was worn by actor Jennifer Lawrence in her role as heroic District 12 Tribute in the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen!◾Katniss wore her blue reaping dress during the iconic scene where she volunteered as tribute to take her sister’s place in The Hunger Games

◾So fine…I see some changes made buts its still confusing and misleading. In other words its a get out of jail clause.


Sill says this further down:

One of the key characters in The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen is the District 12 female Tribute in the 74th Hunger Games◾As played in the film by Jennifer Lawrence, the story centers around Katniss as she takes her sister’s place in the annual Hunger Games competition

◾This costume is featured prominently in the film in key scenes including Katniss volunteering as tribute


I highlighted this again to show that the wording is just atrocious. So we have basically gone from a hero piece to a production used piece…..to a “prominently used piece”……

So yes changes have been made but I think its only gone to muddle the original intent and now the listing really makes no sense.

Now this Arena shirt was listed yesterday and they did a great job.

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Correct heading, stunt shirt, everything. Perfect.

The same goes with a lot of items going up including production made but unused examples of various costumes. This is how to present the stuff. Much better.

We will keep you updated including prices as the items finish this week. Just remember if you are bidding on this auction they have over 1000 pieces so there are many multiples, check the listings carefully and if in doubt ask. There is NOTHING ever wrong with wanting to know what your spending your hard earned money on.