Tour of ‘Rancho Obi-Wan’, Steve Sansweet’s Star Wars Memorabilia Collection and Museum, Part 2 of 2


This is a continuation of my article about a visit to Mr. Steve Sansweet's 'Rancho Obi-Wan' museum in Sonoma County.  This second part includes additional photos from my visit yesterday - click here for Part 1. … [Read more...]

Tour of ‘Rancho Obi-Wan’, Steve Sansweet’s Star Wars Memorabilia Collection and Museum, Part 1 of 2


This past weekend, I had an opportunity to spend some times with friends and Mr. Steve Sansweet at his 'Rancho Obi-Wan' museum in Sonoma County. Mr. Sansweet is famous worldwide for his incredible collection of Star Wars artifacts and memorabilia, having written and published many books, as well as having worked for Lucasfilm for over 15 years as Director of Content Management … [Read more...]

New National Geographic Channel Series, ‘America’s Lost Treasures’, Seeks Rare Artifacts


Producers for National Geographic Channel's new series, 'America's Lost Treasures', will be visiting Los Angeles in a few weeks for an upcoming episode, and are looking for important artifacts to feature on the show.  This will be held at The Autry Museum in mid-February. … [Read more...]

Exhibition: “Bond in Motion – 50 Vehicles – 50 Years” at Beaulieu’s National Motor Museum


The National Motor Museum in the United Kingdom will be featuring a year long exhibition of the world's largest collection of vehicles used in James Bond films, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise, 40th anniversary of the National Motor Museum, and 60th anniversary of Beaulieu.  On display will be 50 vehicles used by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, … [Read more...]

Original Television and Movie Prop, Costume, Hollywood Entertainment, & Pop Culture Memorabilia Live Auction Events Calendar


Below is the latest updated list of 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. … [Read more...]

The Original Prop Blog 2011 Year in Review: News, Developments, and Trends in Collecting Original TV & Movie Props, Costumes and Pop Culture Memorabilia


As was the case in previous years (see 2007 Year in Review, 2008 Year in Review, 2009 Year in Review, 2010 Year in Review), what follows is an editorial featuring my personal observations and opinions with regards to the business of buying, collecting, selling, preserving original pop culture artifacts - looking back at the top trends, developments, and news stories of 2011. As … [Read more...]

The Original Prop Blog Quarterly Web Site Traffic Statistics: Q4 2011


The latest web site traffic statistics for the Original Prop Blog, as of December 31, 2011 (Q4 2011). … [Read more...]