THE BEST PROP SELLERS OF 2020
Although a quiet mid year for Vip the “Vikings” auction was a huge success for the company and the fans. After many years of doing things the same way (which was almost universally great) they are now opening their doors to collectors who want to sell their items. That and a whole bunch of new services and plans for late 2020/2021 make them my most user friendly and exciting business of the year and I think will bring some new opportunities ahead for many of us.
2: Propstore of London
Who are we kidding. They will always be in the top 3. As a buyer though popularity means your spending more which is not a good thing. That and some shipping issues due to covid seem to have put a damper on several readers deals but I’m sure will be dealt with in the usual way that Propstore excels at. I just wish that when it came to selling they weren’t just interested in the top two items from your collection as people are searching for a top tier company who will be interested in selling all your items. I wish also the auction start prices would just start at the opening bid. That stuff with beginning at $2500 when the real sell price is $5000, I and others I’ve spoken to find it annoying.
Propabilia has become a solid presence on eBay now that Vip has vacated that space and is now offering a load of different tv shows like Once upon a time, The Order, Into the Badlands, Van Helsing, and films like Suicide squad, Freejack, Scary Stories and they have two huge announcements coming soon. Sure he’s family…but Dan is growing his store with a consistent work ethic and reasonably priced items with great service.
Kudos also goes out to The Prop Gallery for having a genuinely solid experience and quality items for sale, the Propblock for its impressive work on the Bill and Ted auction in November and Ewbanks achieved some great prices on the Terrahawks auction during December in the UK although the mixture of fees and outside shipping made that experience tough.
So what were my favorite finds of this year? Read in for just a few of them.
“Captain Power and the Soldiers Of the Future” Power Jet xt7
Thanks to Bob this piece was elevated by some fine work repairing the wings and getting the electronics up to scratch. Some people covert an original screenused X-Wing…I love this. A one of a kind piece of television history.
“Robotjox” Apollo and Athena costumes
Purchased from a gentleman who worked on the film in LA this was a major find for me this year and a perfect part of that film that I enjoyed so much
Moons hero sword “Into the Badlands”
I loved this auction. I loved the show. Many of you have haven’t watched it but do yourself a favor it’s great. Moon is my favorite character and I adore this prop.
“Ash Vs Evil Dead” power glove
UltraFx did an amazing restoration of the glove parts and made this incredible hero piece live again. Pure eye candy.
Thanks for visiting our best of 2020. There were so many cool pieces out there in auction and private collections and congratulations to all of those people who are now the curators.