Gilt Groupe Offers Sale of Authentic Memorabilia from Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi'; Proceeds Benefit the Orangutan Foundation International

November 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Gilt Group has again opened a unique sale of original props for charity, this time offering material from Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, which opens in theaters in the United States tomorrow.  Per the website retailer, “Lee is donating the proceeds from the props to Orangutan Foundation International (, after having an inspiring experience when he visited the facility while doing research for the movie”.  Of the pieces offered is the lifeboat which represents an important part of the film. Read more

Gilt Groupe Offers Sale of Authentic Memorabilia from ‘Midnight in Paris’, Net Proceeds Benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

February 23, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

This morning the Gilt Group has opened its sale of original props from the Woody Allen film ‘Midnight in Paris’ on it’s website.  The site states that all net proceeds from the sale of this original memorabilia from the Academy Award nominated film will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Read more

Pawn Stars: Harry Houdini Straight Jacket Matched to Vintage Photo from January 1, 1915 – For Sale On eBay

May 19, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Last week’s episode of Pawn Stars featured a gentleman who brought in a vintage straight jacket that he believed to have been owned by magician Harry Houdini.  In the episode, Rick calls in Murray SawChuck to help authenticate the piece, which he ultimately believes he does irrefutably via matching details (stitching, buttons, placement and style thereof) to a very high resolution vintage photo from January 1, 1915.  If correct, it marks the pieces as extraordinarily rare and historically important, yet the owner of the piece and Rick cannot come to terms, with the owner at $30,000 and Rick at $25,000.  It would seem to be much more valuable than that, by my estimation, and is currently listed for sale on eBay for $149,000. Read more

Pawn Stars: An Entertaining Television Series for Collectors and Original Movie Prop Hobbyists

March 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One of my favorite programs on television is Pawn Stars, which airs on The History Channel.  Pawn Stars is a reality series about the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas run by “The Old Man”, his son Rick, and his grandson “Big Hoss”.   The series is akin to Antiques Roadshow in that customers bring in antiques, collectibles, and other items to sell, which includes authentication and appraisal by experts. Read more

eBay’s “kellysheroesmilitaria” No Longer A Registered User

October 31, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

The account of “kellysheroesmilitaria” has been suspended on eBay, showing a status of “No longer a registered user” and “Not a registered user” (also known as “NARU”).  Read more

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