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Premiere Props ‘Hollywood Auction Extravaganza X’ Catalog Online, Television & Movie Prop and Costume Sale Event June 15 (Plus An OPB Editorial Plea For Authentication)


Lots for Premiere Props' sale in mid-June have been listed online with online bidding partner iCollector, as part of their "Hollywood Extravaganza X". The one-day auction is scheduled for June 15th. As with past auctions, the sale includes general memorabilia, though, as with their last sale, there is more interesting material with this event than they've had in some time, … [Read more...]

Hobbyist Collector Launches “PROPbay” Online Museum and Marketplace to Auction, Buy, Sell, & Trade TV and Movie Props and Costumes


Fellow hobbyist Alex Tutusaus has this week launched a new service for television and movie prop collectors called "PROPbay".  The online service and website was created to offer collectors an opportunity to share photos and information about pieces in their collection, as well as interact with one another to discuss trading, buying, and selling such material.  The site is … [Read more...]

Interview With Brian Johnson, Special Effects Artist (Special to the OPB)


Brandon Alinger of the Prop Store of London has shared some interviews with me with permission to publish them on the Original Prop Blog for readers to enjoy. The first interview is with Academy Award winning Special Effects Artist Brian Johnson. … [Read more...]

Link to The OPB


Below are graphics and links - you are welcome to use these to link to the site: Original Prop Blog Original Prop Community Original Prop Directory … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic-Con 2015: Travel/Hotel/Resort/Ferry Travel Advice for Staying on Coronado Island for Comic Con (#SDCC)


I have been going to San Diego Comic Con (AKA Comic-Con International) since 1987, when I was 14 years old, but have until this year always stayed in Downtown San Diego apart from one time I stayed at Humphrey's By The Bay on Shelter Island.  Planning my travel and accommodations for 2015 was actually the first time that not only did I not get my first choice with the Travel … [Read more...]

The 8th Annual Original Prop Blog “Year in Review” for 2014: News, Developments, and Trends in Collecting Original TV & Movie Props, Costumes and Pop Culture Memorabilia


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), what follows is an editorial featuring my personal observations and opinions with regards to the business of buying, collecting, selling, and preserving original pop culture artifacts - looking back at the top … [Read more...]