San Diego Comic-Con 2015: Prop Store Exhibit of TV and Movie Props, Costumes, Models, Memorabilia (#SDCC)

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This is part of my ongoing coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2015.  Prop Store has an excellent exhibition this year, featuring a preview of material from their second annual live auction coming to London later this year.  Heavy on action and sci-fi, it drew a constant crowd of Comic Con attendees, many of which are fans of these genre films.  As with Star Wars Celebration … [Read more...]

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015: Prop Store Exhibitor Booth

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Prop Store's exhibitor booth (#1140) for Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim in 2015 is both familiar and different.  While the size and scale is comparable to what I've seen at San Diego Comic Con over the past five years, obviously with Celebration it is going to be 100% Star Wars-related content.  With this show, they brought out some of the important pieces from the Prop Store … [Read more...]

Profiles in History’s “Easy Rider” Movie Prop Captain America Motorcycle at Auction: Sold for $1.35 Million… or Not Sold?

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There was a tremendous amount of pre-auction mainstream media coverage about the motorcycle put on the auction block by Profiles in History last month, a lot of it generated from an AP story picked up by many news outlets that was titled "'Easy Rider' chopper at auction might be phony" (as of this time, that keyword search is resulting in 22,500 hits on Google).  The day of the … [Read more...]

Nate D. Sanders Turns $7,000 eBay Auction Win into $50,000 In Less Than Two Months with “Jaws” Memorabilia Lot

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Sometimes I get busy and simply don't have the time to publish a preview of each and every auction, particularly ongoing, monthly, online-only auctions (though I list everything of relevance that I am aware of in my monthly auction calendar feature).  This site and my efforts here are all done essentially pro bono (any advertising revenue collected does not come close to … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [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...]

NOTICE: Original Prop Blog Does Not/Will Not Supply Props to Dealers “jnsmcmahan”, “jsnent”, John Tarter, Billie Null, Mark Sullivan, L.A. Prop & Wardrobe, Hollywood Prop Supply, Studio West Prop, Ellis Props, et al

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I am in receipt of a phone call today from a gentleman from Missouri, calling me claiming that he was told by an eBay dealer that the "vintage Listerine bottle from The Waltons" that he purchased was sold by the Original Prop Blog to the eBay dealer.  A simple search brought up such a listing on eBay - VINTAGE LISTERINE BOTTLE FROM TV'S THE WALTONS+ - sold five days ago by eBay … [Read more...]

Prop Talk Podcast #016 – Mike Schultz, “The Shark Guy” | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord

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Mike Schultz, special guest. This is the sixteenth 'Prop Talk' podcast by the Original Prop Blog. Mike Schultz, known as "The Shark Guy" has done extensive research into the "Bruce" prop sharks made for and used in the classic Steven Spielberg film, Jaws (1975). This special edition of 'Prop Talk' was recorded on site at Comic Con 2011 in San Diego. … [Read more...]