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

March 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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”

March 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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)

August 29, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

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 “kellysheroesmilitaria” and items that appear to match being offered for sale as “original props” from the same eBay account.  Read more

kellysheroesmilitaria Update 6: eBay Third Party Reporting Case Study Conclusion

August 13, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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 in an effort to help them to enforce their own policies.  This article serves as an update and conclusion, marked by the occasion of kellysheroesmilitaria relisting one of the primary auctions reported to eBay. Read more

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

August 4, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

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 for sale as original props under the same eBay account.  The subject eBay listing of the Update 4 article has been canceled by the seller for the following stated reason:

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

August 3, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

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 for sale as original props under the same eBay account.  A reader drew my attention to a new set of auctions, which is followed by a note about eBay third party reporting in practice. Read more

kellysheroesmilitaria Original Props: Update 3

July 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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, following the end of World War II.  This update now compares non-movie prop purchases made on eBay by “kellysheroesmilitaria” and items that appear to match being resold as original props. Read more

kellysheroesmilitaria Original Props – Update 2

July 9, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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 thanks to the OPB reader who identified these medals. Read more

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