IfOnly, the “marketplace for incredible experiences… that benefit worthy causes around the world” has put up quite an interesting set of auctions for fans of the newest Star Wars trilogy put out by Disney. It’s very rare for any “screen-used” helmets from any Star Wars film to be released officially via LucasFilm, and this month […]
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Below is the latest updated calendar for upcoming original movie and television prop, wardrobe, and memorabilia auction events. Please contact me if you are aware of any coming events of interest to collectors. Please also note that I update changes/additions to the calendar until the next update, in order to maintain as up to date […]
A customer of Profiles in History, Dwight Manley, has this week filed a lawsuit against the auction house in Los Angeles Superior Court. Manley is suing over a costume worn by James Gandolfini in the final episode of The Sopranos, and has also named The Golden Closet as a Defendant as the company was the […]
As per tradition, (see 2007 Year in Review, 2008 Year in Review, 2009 Year in Review, 2010 Year in Review, 2011 Year in Review, 2012 Year in Review, 2013 Year in Review, 2014 Year in Review, 2015 Year in Review, 2016 Year in Review), what follows is an editorial featuring my personal observations and opinions […]
As reported in the Chicago Tribune (“Collector given 12 years in prison for selling phony sports memorabilia“), John Rogers of Arkansas received a long sentence following his 45-minute statement to the court asking for leniency, at one point stating “I don’t deserve a break, but I’m asking you for one”. Rogers plead guilty to one […]
KTNV13 Call For Action broadcast this report on autographed and collectible memorabilia on their local ABC affiliate station in Las Vegas, and has also made the video available on their official website. The story discusses autographs and collector Steve Comolli’s purchases of memorabilia from Antiquities International in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The report […]
The Original Prop Blog is more confused than ever with the ever evolving and changing law in California pertaining to the sale and purchase of autographed memorabilia. Governor Jerry Brown signed new changes into law in October, and rather than starting over with a new law that makes sense, they continue to tinker with the […]
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Arguably the most exciting piece that ScreenBid has brought to auction to date is this original Spider-Man costume worn by Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and provided by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE). The timed online-only auction is scheduled to end on December 18th at 6:00 AM PST. 90% of the hammer price from the […]
The Denver Post published a nice piece by John Wenzel about Colin Cantwell last week, going over his contributions to Star Wars: A New Hope and other accomplishments. You can check it out on their official website: “He kept his Star Wars legacy a secret in Boulder for decades. At 85, the sci-fi pioneer is ready […]
Bonhams today sold a collection of movie props from the 1956 science fiction classic film “Forbidden Planet”, with “Robby the Robot” as the centerpiece”, for an astounding $5.375 million dollars (including buyer premium). Part of their “TCM Presents… Out of This World! auction” in New York, the auction house has declared it is a world […]
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Profiles in History will be holding their “Superman: The Auction” event on December 19th. Included are some costumes and props from a variety of Superman franchise related film and television properties. The sale includes 73 lots in total. Participants can bid online at Invaluable.com.
Ewbanks in England will be holding their “Ray Harryhausen – The Personal Collection of Tony Dalton” auction. The catalog is now available online and you can check out the 140 lots from Tony Dalton, friend of Ray Harryhausen and his biographer.
I was in L.A. for a project this week and I had a few minutes to stop by Julien’s Auctions to take a look at their exhibit supporting their three auctions on Friday and Saturday (November 17th and 18th). I shot a quick handheld video with Martin Nolan, who provided an overview and look at […]