‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Movie Prop Fertility Idols In The Marketplace Update 2014

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This is an update to the 2013 version of this same article.  As with that 2013 feature, this one is prompted by another Bonhams auction offering for a fertility idol attributed to use in Raiders of the Lost Ark , this one referencing back to one of their older auctions in 2005.  Due to public interest in discussing iconic props from the Indiana Jones films, and confusion in the … [Read more...]

Bonhams ‘Entertainment Memorabilia’ Auction to be Held in Knightsbridge, London on December 18, Catalog Available Online

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Bonhams will be holding their next "Entertainment Memorabilia" (auction 20772) sale event in Knightsbridge on December 18. This sale includes a mix of film/television as well as music related memorabilia, with a total of 417 lots, with a number of items from the series Torchwood, Doctor Who, The Beatles, and Rolling Stones. … [Read more...]

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Fertility Idols In The Marketplace Update 2013

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With their latest "Entertainment Memorabilia" sale event in Knightsbridge on July 3rd, Bonhams is offering for public sale a second fertility idol attributed to use in Raiders of the Lost Ark with paperwork from industry veteran Kit West.  Due to public interest in discussing iconic props from the Indiana Jones films, and confusion in the marketplace with regards to the … [Read more...]

Bonhams ‘Entertainment Memorabilia’ Auction to be Held in Knightsbridge, London on July 3rd, Catalog Available Online

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Bonhams will be holding their next "Entertainment Memorabilia" (auction 20771) sale event in Knightsbridge on July 3rd. This sale includes a mix of film/television as well as music related memorabilia, with a total of 399 lots. … [Read more...]

Revisiting Ellis Props & Graphics – Certificates of Authenticity (COAs) Assigned to TV and Movie Props, Set Pieces, & Costumes Circulating in the Marketplace

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For reasons unknown to me, I continue to receive communications from recent buyers of memorabilia attributed to film and television productions, who believe I have something to do with various eBay sellers and/or Ellis Props (see article from one month ago today, "NOTICE: Original Prop Blog Does Not/Will Not Supply Props to Dealers “jnsmcmahan”, “jsnent”, John Tarter, Billie … [Read more...]

eBay Auction: “Jurassic Park Cryocan SCREEN-USED PROP Original COA” for $5,000 is “NOT A REPLICA” [UPDATE: Shades of Land Shark?]

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This is an update to the article published about 24 hours ago (see "eBay Auction: “Jurassic Park Cryocan SCREEN-USED PROP Original COA” for $5,000 is “NOT A REPLICA”"), in which an eBay dealer, ridaeb, offered for public sale a “Jurassic Park Cryocan SCREEN-USED PROP Original” for $5,000…  using the same photo of a prop that is clearly identified as a fan made … [Read more...]

eBay Auction: “Jurassic Park Cryocan SCREEN-USED PROP Original COA” for $5,000 is “NOT A REPLICA”

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A friend of mine last night pointed me to an eBay auction, that is much like many of listings in the "Entertainment Memorabilia > Movie Memorabilia > Props > Originals" category on eBay... it features claims of an original prop, and absolutely nothing is done to demonstrate it as such and validate the marketing claims.  In addition with this one - a "Jurassic Park … [Read more...]

The Marilyn Monroe Collection Blog: New Evidence “The Seven Year Itch” Profiles in History Subway Dress Altered for “Bachelor Flat”?

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This morning Scott Fortner published a substantive update to his article posted on Friday, with very compelling and extensive analysis of the dress(es) worn by Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch (1955).  The questions originally raised by Scott has led to a number of significant revelations about the famous dress, one of which was sold last weekend by Profiles in History in … [Read more...]