NEWS: “Captain America” auction: Where, when and why?

So this has been the constant talk on the circuit these last few months, and lets face it why not. The stuff is cool, the movie did well and more importantly the last few Propworx auctions have been chock full of whilst not incredible, but at least very cool stuff. SO….with the new movie shutting to the future…ie…now and the 40’s being left behind Marvel has alot of stuff to sell.

Sadly Propworx were going to be committed to this project and personally I feel they would have done a very good job the bid on the project was given to Profiles.

What does this mean…well…honestly I think that they did a great job with the “Lost” auction overall, and it would have been excellent if they had actually been given all the stuff to sell and not tried to foist non screen used pieces amongst the used pieces. Now this is ok…it just needed to be clearly represented that way…and no matter what is said I know for a fact this wasn’t done. It just leaves a bad taste in the mouth which is a shame because I really enjoyed that whole event overall. Sadly it was left to various sites including “Thepropblog” and “The MPF” to point out that again, the fans knew more about what was being offered than the”experts”….

The other problem for the fans is that no matter what items will now go higher in an auction which will reach more potential bidders with deeper pockets. Good for Marvel, good for Profiles but again bad for bidders.

There is no doubt in my mind that this will be a cool event and word hit me recently that the even may be in Chicago. I am reaching out to Profiles to find out if this is the case…if only to allow people to start saving for the flight because I hope as many people can be at this event in person. A chance to touch and see the items they are bidding on should not be lost, especially since the costume pieces and props on this move were quite beautifully made.

Interestingly enough Marvel itself started selling a few items on ebay last year. Here is that auction:

You are being given the unique opportunity to bid on one of several Military Costume Sets that are available in various sizes and were used in the production of the upcoming Marvel Studios theatrical release, “Captain America: The First Avenger” starring Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving.

This wardrobe piece comes directly from the Marvel Studios archives. Included within this set is a CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY, signed and dated by Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios and the Producer of “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

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Captain America debuted in Captain America Comics #1 (1941), created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. The character made his first appearance in the modern Marvel Universe in Avengers #4 (1964). Since his introduction, Captain America has appeared in numerous forms of media including movie serials, feature films, animated series and feature-length animated films. He is also one of the stars of Marvel Studios’ two hit animated series, “The Super Hero Squad Show” and “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!” Now Marvel Studios is proud to present Captain America in his first feature film lead role: “Captain America: The First Avenger” tentatively scheduled for release in theaters on July 22, 2011! Also, you can see Captain America again in “Marvel Studios’ The Avengers,” tentatively scheduled for release in theaters on May 4, 2012! This piece is being sold as a decorative collector’s piece and movie memorabilia only.

So hopefully in the next few days we will get confirmation that this:

will coincide with this:

April 13-15 2012

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