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Screenused.com “Banshee” auction on icollector.com Saturday 21 May 10am: The best of…

  
This Saturday at 10 am pacific screenused.com will sell 250 plus props and wardrobe pieces from the hit Cinemax show. Currently about 25% of the items have early bids but here are some cool deals on pieces that have been missed!
Bear in mind many of these items have been bookmarked so people ARE aware of them and may bid them up on the day of the sale….but if they forget or have connection problems you could get an amazing deal on these pieces of Banshee TV show history.
   
 
First up is the blade used by The Albino, one of the mini villains of Season 1. This is when Banshee as a tv show took off for me. An amazing prop that when people know the scene and the character will make fans jaws hit the flaw!

Second is this.

   
 This knife is used by one of the secondary characters Alex long shadow and is his personal ancestral blade used in a key scene. A great character and a strong piece to frame up!

Next is Burtons suit. He is the heavy in the four seasons of Proctor and let his glasses come off and his real demeanor show at your peril 

   
 
If you don’t get this get his tomahawk. That’s an incredible piece of weaponry used in the fight people say defined the show.

Next up 

   

Carries costume from the season 2 finale. Great character…awesome outfit. Nuff said.

  
Chayton necklace. One of the best villains on Banshee. Worn a lot. Great piece.

   
 
Colonel Stowe, the villain from season 3 and screen capped to the episode he loses his finger. 

Lastly jobs custom computer screen is a cool hand made prop!

  
There are a load of other items from all the main characters and this is your only chance to buy this much stuff in one place all with a screenused coa. 

Bidding is open now so get your prebids in!

Good luck.

 

The best of the Screenused.com Banshee TV show sale Saturday 21 May 

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This Saturday at 10 am pacific screenused.com will sell 250 plus props and wardrobe pieces from the hit Cinemax show. Currently about 25% of the items have early bids but here are some cool deals on pieces that have been missed!

Bear in mind many of these items have been bookmarked so people ARE aware of them and may bid them up on the day of the sale….but if they forget or have connection problems you could get an amazing deal on these pieces of Banshee TV show history.

 

Home Alone 2 prop newspaper 

Acquired recently this newspaper was obtained from the propmaster on the project and is printed on real newsprint.

  
The paper can be seen in the movie in the early parts of the film.

  

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In 27 years of collecting and all available auction records this is the only one to ever come up for sale.

The paper was adapted and also used as inspiration for the movie poster below.

  

Original H.R. Giger “Alien” artwork to celebrate 4/26 Alien day reveal

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HR Giger in his studio at Shepperton

This is the original oil pastel “rough” art created by H.R. Giger in 1978 during his stay at Shepperton studios during the preproduction of the film “Alien” for director Ridley Scott.

Found abandoned in 1980 after “Alien” had wrapped production in the studio by an employee on “Superman 2” this represents almost the final vision of Gigers famous creation before the final airbrushed version was completed. Giger denied that he worked in the form of pastel and after much research was completed over the last 20 years, several pieces from his early years came to light and it was discovered that he did work in the medium (including several published calendar images from the early 1970’s) and and at the prototype stage instead of pencils.

In this version of the art the head has been shortened from its original size, the hands repositioned with the arm and several other minor alterations.The red stenciled ALIEN 78 logo is visible on the bottom of the art such as this facehugger concept below.

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In this picture taken in 1993 the art is in a plastic protection sleeve and due to being stored poorly the image of the alien had burned through over several years onto the backing paper. It has since been stored behind archival glass as a beautiful example of the production process of one of films most famous creatures.

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The final airbrushed version of the artwork is presented below.

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Profiles in History announces “The Hunger Games” trilogy auction

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The company announced a few days ago a nearly 500 lot auction to be held next month.

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There are however some serious questions about where all the other items will be sold as all of the stunt, double and duplicate costumes associated with the films are missing from the sale, and since we have already had a similar event with Blacksparrow auctions getting huge prices, and then the other items being dumped on ebay by Theme Park connections for sometimes 60% less, prospective bidders should be aware that its only a matter of time until the other items appear for a substantial discount down the road.

http://thehungergamesauction.com/ link to the main auction site.

 

Planet Hollywood auction scheduled for October 2016 (April fool!)

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Planet Hollywood inc. yesterday announced in collaboration with “Profiles in History” of Los Angeles, CA a historic auction to take place the weekend October 15 & 16 2016 in Las Vegas of over 1500 artifacts from its vaults including props, wardrobe and vehicles from its Florida holding facility.  

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Sadly the years have not been kind to the brand and apart from its flagship hotel in Las Vegas many of the restaurants have either closed over the years or have suffered a steep decline in revenues as the image has not been updated since the 1990’s.

An effort to slow the problems has resulted in many changes including a decision to sell a huge portion of the collection namely select significant pieces including over 50 Arnold “Terminator” statues that many collectors have argued for years “were they real or replica”, and most surprisingly a wealth of props that were purchased for the restaurants that were displayed with plaques that typically said “as seen” or words to that effect.

Other items include several container fulls of Planet Hollywood themed gear including shirts, jackets and ephemera from closed locations like Chicago and Beverly Hills.


A huge collection of items offered include costumes that were purchased as bulk productions and never identified as well as costumes that were purchased from auctions that turned out to be fake or falsely attributed. These racks of outfits will be offered at discount prices starting as low as $1000 for a complete non descript outfit.

Whilst it’s a shame that the era may well be closing on this one time success story it’s also a happy time as people like myself who were decimated in auctions in the early 90’s memorabilia sales now get to say we outlasted the company that would routinely buy every single prop and costume available no matter the cost (or sometimes provenance)