“Sound Off For Autism Speaks” Offers Custom Celebrity Voice Message Recordings for Charity

November 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sound Off For Autism Speaks is a new campaign launching December 3rd in which a limited number of celebrity voice recordings will be sold to benefit the charitable organization, Autism Speaks.  Fans who buy one of the 50 messages made available per celebrity, for a $299 donation, will be able to provide the celebrity with their own custom message to record.  Celebrities include William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart, Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Ed Asner, Betty White, and Derek Jeter. Read more

PFC Auctions (Paul Fraser Collectibles) “World Class Art, Antiques, Collectibles” Online Auction May 24th

May 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

PFC Auctions by Paul Fraser Collectibles is holding an online auction event featuring artwork, autographed material, manuscripts, music and film memorabilia, political/public figure material, artifacts from space and aviation, sports memorabilia and more. The online auction runs through May 24th. Read more

Heritage Auctions Holds “Doodles for Hunger – Celebrity Art Auction”, Bidding Ends April 1st

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Heritage Auction Galleries is holding a special charity auction, which benefits the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters.  The “Doodle for Hunger” is an online-only auction of simply illustrations made by a variety of celebrities, including principals from film, television, professional sports, members of the media, journalists, political figures, scientists, chefs, talk show hosts, authors, musicians, comedians, and other famous people. Read more

Tour of Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery, Video Preview of Property from The Estate of Tony Curtis

August 9, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

As a follow-up to the joint interview with Darren Julien and Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions, Martin also extended a tour of their Beverly Hills gallery and special preview of their upcoming sale of material from the Tony Curtis estate on September 17, 2011. Read more

Video Interview with Darren Julien and Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions at their Beverly Hills Gallery

August 9, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Last week I had an opportunity to spend some time with Darren Julien and Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions at their Beverly Hills gallery.  In addition to a special preview of property from the estate of Tony Curtis from their upcoming auction event, both gentlemen took the time to sit down with me to provide some history on the company and endeavors, and a look to the future. Read more

Startifacts vs. Star Wares on eBay

June 7, 2009 by · 1 Comment 


Based on recent events on eBay, it would appear that long-time original movie prop dealers Startifacts and Star Wares have had some business conflicts that have spilled over into the public space.  Following a rash of eBay negative feedback remarks left for Star Wares, many remarks have been expunged by eBay and the startifacts account now shows a suspended “NARU” status (Not A Registered User). Read more

Star Wares Collectibles & Piece of the Past Form New Partnership/Ownership Arrangement

October 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

I’ve been in communications with Marcia Tysseling, founder of Star Wares Collectibles, and Kevin Martin of Piece of the Past, Inc. about Mr. Martin’s majority acquisition of Star Wares, Ms. Tysseling’s role, and the future of the company.  I have received a few questions and heard various rumors recently, so I thought I would seek clarification to share with hobbyists in this report. Read more