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


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 … [Read more...]

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


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


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 … [Read more...]

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


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 … [Read more...]

eBay’s “kellysheroesmilitaria” No Longer A Registered User


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...]

More On Original Props from 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea


The topic of original props made for the film, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea was broached in two recent articles, focusing on a Nautilus model that was part of the final auction event held by Red Baron's Antiques (see Red Baron Antiques Final "End of an Era" Auction September 27-28, 2008 and Follow-up: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea & Red Baron ‘Nautilus Model' Auction). … [Read more...]

Follow-up: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea & Red Baron ‘Nautilus Model’ Auction


Since publishing the article a few days ago about the final auction event to be held by Red Baron's Antiques (see Red Baron Antiques Final "End of an Era" Auction September 27-28, 2008), prop collectors very familiar with the film 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea have provided some photos and observations related to the auction for the Nautilus model described as an "80" Studio … [Read more...]

Red Baron Antiques Final “End of an Era” Auction September 27-28, 2008


Red Baron Antiques will be holding their final auction on September 27th and 28th in Atlanta, GA.  The "End of an Era" auction will be comprised of antiques, but one original movie prop included in the sale will be what is claimed to be one of the 80" studio prop submarines from 20,0000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954). … [Read more...]