Wellers Auctioneers’ “20th Century Design, Textiles, Vintage Fashion, & Film” Auction Features Original Movie Props, Costumes, Production Material

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Wellers Auctioneers in the UK will be holding a two-day live auction on April 8th and 9th, their "20th Century Design, Textiles, Vintage Fashion, & Film" sale.  Items offered include an assortment of original movie memorabilia from a wide variety of films. … [Read more...]

Prop Store of London to Offer Original Props and Costumes from the Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks HBO Miniseries “The Pacific”

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Beginning March 12th, The Prop Store of London will be offering original props and costumes from HBO's miniseries, The Pacific.  The first of the 10-part series, produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman, airs on Sunday.  … [Read more...]

Anatomy of an “Original” Movie Prop Certificate of Authenticity (kellysheroesmilitaria Update 7)

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This is a follow-up to previous articles (see kellysheroesmilitaria Original Props..., Update 1, Update 2, Update 3, Update 4, Update 5, Update 6) in which "original prop" auctions by "kellysheroesmilitaria" on eBay were compared with non-movie prop matching items available for sale from online retailers, as well as non-movie prop purchases made on eBay by … [Read more...]

kellysheroesmilitaria Update 6: eBay Third Party Reporting Case Study Conclusion

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As noted previously (see kellysheroesmilitaria Original Props: Update 4, eBay Third Party Reporting Case Study), I had used the eBay third party reporting systems (see eBay & Third Party Reporting (Fraud, Violations of Policy) to alert eBay to problematic listings while testing the effectiveness of sharing material information directly with eBay through their public systems … [Read more...]

kellysheroesmilitaria Original Props: Update 5 – “item no longer available for sale”

This is a follow-up to previous articles (see kellysheroesmilitaria Original Props..., Update 1, Update 2, Update 3) in which original prop auctions by "kellysheroesmilitaria" on eBay were compared with matching items available for sale from online retailers, as well as non-movie prop purchases made on eBay by "kellysheroesmilitaria" and items that appear to match being offered … [Read more...]

kellysheroesmilitaria Original Props: Update 4, eBay Third Party Reporting Case Study

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This is a follow-up to previous articles (see kellysheroesmilitaria Original Props..., Update 1, Update 2, Update 3) in which original prop auctions by "kellysheroesmilitaria" on eBay were compared with matching items available for sale from online retailers, as well as non-movie prop purchases made on eBay by "kellysheroesmilitaria" and items that appear to match being offered … [Read more...]

kellysheroesmilitaria Original Props: Update 3

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This is a follow-up to previous articles (see kellysheroesmilitaria Original Props... and Update 1) in which  original prop auctions by "kellysheroesmilitaria" on eBay were compared with matching items available for sale from online retailers, as well as another article (Update 2) looking at medals attributed to Band of Brothers that were not created until late 1945 and 1981, … [Read more...]

kellysheroesmilitaria Original Props – Update 2

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This is a follow-up to previous articles (see kellysheroesmilitaria Original Props... and Update 1) in which  original prop auctions by "kellysheroesmilitaria" on eBay were compared with matching items available for sale from online retailers.  This update now analyzes two medals offered at auction attributed to use in the HBO television series, Band of Brothers.  Special … [Read more...]