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Star Trek Christie’s Lawsuit – The Official Data’s Poker Visor Description Amendment

December 31, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

As previously reported (see “Star Trek Collector Sues Christie’s, CBS & Paramount Studios for $7 Million Dollars“, “Star Trek Christie’s Lawsuit Story, Fundamentals of Authenticity, & The Mainstream Media“), a collector is suing CBS and Paramount Studios and Christies for $7 million dollars, claiming that the pieces won at the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection auction event were “fake” or inauthentic. Read more

Star Trek Christie’s Lawsuit Story, Fundamentals of Authenticity, & The Mainstream Media

December 30, 2007 by · 1 Comment 

As reported here Friday (see “Star Trek Collector Sues Christie’s, CBS & Paramount Studios for $7 Million Dollars“), a collector is suing CBS and Paramount Studios and Christies for $7 million dollars, claiming that the pieces won at the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection auction event were “fake” or inauthentic. Read more

The Original BMX Bike from E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

December 29, 2007 by · 7 Comments 

There is an interesting story published in The Sun this week, about the lead singer of Kasabian acquiring (and unfortunately, riding) the original BMX bike used in the Steven Spielberg classic, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Read more

Star Trek Collector Sues Christies, CBS & Paramount Studios for $7 Million Dollars

December 28, 2007 by · 1 Comment 

There is a news story in the New York Post about a collector who bid on and won items at the Christie’s “40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection” event in New York held in October 2006.

This was one of the biggest live auction events in the history of the hobby, with extensive press coverage. Read more

Original Prop Related Articles in the L.A. Times by Ron Magid

December 26, 2007 by · 1 Comment 

Writer and original prop collector Ron Magid has authored a number of articles in the L.A. Times, which may be of interest to other hobbyists. These articles are under the “How’d They Do That?” and “Scene Stealer” headings. Read more

Internet Crime Complaint Center

December 25, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

I thought the Internet Crime Complaint Center would be a potentially important resource for any original prop collector that becomes a victim of fraud. Given that significant dollar amounts are typically at risk in hobby-related transactions, and communication and/or payment usually involve the Internet, this is a valuable resource to be aware of. Read more

P.S. I Love You Charity Auction

December 23, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

A new series of charity auctions has begun on eBay, for the Warner Brothers feature, “P.S. I Love You” staring Hillary Swank and Gerard Butler, in support of the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation (SADS.org). The auctions can be found HERE: Read more

In The News: Yesterday’s Hollywood Prop House Public Sale Event

December 23, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

As reported Friday (see “Hollywood Prop Houses To Hold Public Sale Event Tomorrow“), several prop houses held a public sale yesterday in order to generate revenue due to the fallout of the writer’s strike. Auction houses involved included: History for Hire, Global Effects, RC Vintage, Alley Cats, Lennie Marvin Enterprises, 20th Century Props, Jackson Shrub, and The Hand Prop Room. Read more

Hollywood Prop Houses To Hold Public Sale Event Tomorrow

December 21, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

According to The 411, several Hollywood prop houses will be holding a public sale tomorrow, December 22nd: Read more

eBay Auction: Greatest American Hero Costume

December 19, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

An eBay listing is scheduled to end tomorrow – “William Katt Greatest American Hero original costume” (eBay Item #220184242364) – which has raised concerns as to authenticity.

Because an original suit was copied many years ago, with replica suits introduced into the marketplace as real, it has made authentication of these suits highly problematic. Read more

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