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San Diego Comic Con 2014: Prop Store Exhibitor Booth

July 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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This is part of my ongoing coverage of San Diego Comic Con 2014.  This is most definitely the most important Comic Con appearance for Prop Store since their first exhibit back in 2008.  They have managed to get a sizable upgrade in space from The Powers That Be at Comic Con for 2014, and they have put all of that additional square footage to brilliant use, with a more open design and really elegant work in displaying their rare props and costumes with beautiful lighting.  With the added visibility, Prop Store is using the opportunity to get the word out about their first live auction even later this year, to be held in London in October.

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James Comisar Featured in Latest Issue of American Way Magazine with His “Magnificent Obsession”

June 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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Renowned pop culture expect and collector James Comisar is featured in the latest issue of American Way magazine, in an article called “Magnificent Obsession” by Ken Wysocky.  It provides an excellent overview into Mr. Comisar’s backgrounds and origins in collecting as well as his future objectives in establishing his Museum of Television. Read more

Exclusive Preview: John Rhys-Davies’ Personal Screen-Used Hero Gimli Axe From Lord of the Rings Features in Julien’s Auctions “Hollywood Legends” Sale in April

March 15, 2014 by · 4 Comments 

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On the heels of their “Trilogy Collection” auction of Lord of the Rings material late last year, next month Julien’s Auctions will feature the best piece from Peter Jackson’s Academy Award-winning franchise yet:  a screen-used hero Gimli double-headed axe, from the personal collection of John Rhys-Davies.  This piece was given to Rhys-Davies on the last day of filming by Peter Jackson himself.  The hero axe was used in The Two Towers.  Julien’s Auctions full catalog for this sale will be debuting next week (see Hollywood Legends). Read more

Observations from Julien’s Auctions “The Trilogy Collection: Props and Costumes From Middle-Earth” Sale of Lord of the Rings Assets

December 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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As noted in my interview with Troika Brodsky, the owner of the Lord of the Rings collection consigned to Julien’s Auctions, we have been friends for around a decade, so I was particularly interested in this auction.  Julien’s Auctions held their “The Trilogy Collection: Props and Costumes from Middle-Earth” sale event this past Thursday, which featured 92 lots of original production assets from the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films made by Peter Jackson.  I went down to Beverly Hills to attend the auction, so I thought I would share some thoughts and observations on the sale. Read more

Catalog Now Online for Julien’s Auctions Collection of Props from the Lord of the Rings (“Trilogy Collection”) Sale on December 5th

November 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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As reported in early October, Julien’s Auctions will be holding their “The Trilogy Collection: Props & Costumes from Middle Earth” sale on December 5th, and the catalog for this event is now available online in FlipBook form as well as a download in PDF format.  The sale features the largest offering of original material (props, costumes, and other original assets) from a single collector from the trilogy of movies directed by Peter Jackson (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King) and based on the J.R.R. Tolkien best-selling fantasy novel, The Lord of the Rings.  The catalog weighs in at 121 pages with 92 lots, all part of a single franchise sale which is fairly rare in this art market, given the size, scope, and sale of the offerings. Read more

Prop Talk Podcast #018 – Troika Brodsky, “Lord of the Rings” Trilogy Collector | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord

October 15, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

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Troika Brodsky, special guest. This is the eighteenth ‘Prop Talk’ podcast by the Original Prop Blog.  Troika Brodsky is a hobbyist who has, over the past ten years or so, amassed the largest personal collection of Lord of the Rings props, costumes, and other material from the film trilogy.  The collection will be auctioned by Julien’s Auctions (see official site) on December 5th as their “Trilogy Collection: Props & Costumes from Middle-Earth” auction event.  The collection will also be part of a public exhibition at Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons (MOSI) in Kildare, Ireland from October 23rd to November 17th.

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Julien’s Auctions Announces Historic Sale of Collection of Props from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, with Exhibition at Newbridge in Ireland and Auction Set for December 5th

October 7, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

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Julien’s Auctions today announced “The Trilogy Collection: Props & Costumes from Middle Earth”.  The auction event is scheduled for December 5th at their showroom in Beverly Hills.  The offering boasts the largest offering of original material (props, costumes, and other original assets) from a single collector from the trilogy of movies directed by Peter Jackson (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King) and based on the J.R.R. Tolkien best-selling fantasy novel, The Lord of the Rings.  Material from the films include Frodo’s “Sting” sword, Gimli’s axe, Aragorn’s sword, Gandalf’s staff, and more. Read more

San Diego Comic Con 2013: Video Interview with Tim Lawes, Prop Store

July 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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I spoke with Tim Lawes of Prop Store today on the last day of Comic Con International: San Diego for 2013. Below is the video interview… Read more

San Diego Comic Con 2013: Prop Store Exhibitor Booth

July 19, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

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As per usual, Prop Store and staff from the London and Los Angeles offices have brought an assortment of impressive original TV and movie props and costumes to Comic Con International: San Diego this year, with highlights including the original motion tracker from Aliens and the flame thrower from Alien, as well as a bullwhip used by Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. Read more

Photos from a Recent Visit to Prop Store’s London Offices

June 5, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

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In a recent visit to Europe and England, I had the time to stop by Prop Store in London to chat with Stephen Lane and Tim Lawes about the hobby and what is new with their business.  During my visit, I had a chance to take a few photos in and around their facilities to share with the readers of the Original Prop Blog.  Thankfully, this time my visit wasn’t interrupted by snow storms… Read more

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