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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

Calendar of Live Auction Events: TV and Movie Prop & Costume, Hollywood Entertainment, Music, & Pop Culture Memorabilia

February 8, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

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Below is the latest updated calendar for upcoming original movie and television prop, wardrobe, and memorabilia auction events. Please contact me if you are aware of any coming events of interest to collectors. Please also note that I update changes/additions to the calendar until the next update, in order to maintain as up to date as possible. Read more

Calendar of Live Auction Events: TV and Movie Prop & Costume, Hollywood Entertainment, Music, & Pop Culture Memorabilia

January 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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Below is the latest updated calendar for upcoming original movie and television prop, wardrobe, and memorabilia auction events. Please contact me if you are aware of any coming events of interest to collectors. Please also note that I update changes/additions to the calendar until the next update, in order to maintain as up to date as possible. 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

Calendar of Live Auction Events: TV and Movie Prop & Costume, Hollywood Entertainment, Music, & Pop Culture Memorabilia

December 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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Below is the latest updated calendar for upcoming original movie and television prop, wardrobe, and memorabilia auction events. Please contact me if you are aware of any coming events of interest to collectors. Please also note that I update changes/additions to the calendar until the next update, in order to maintain as up to date as possible. 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

Calendar of Live Auction Events: TV and Movie Prop & Costume, Hollywood Entertainment, Music, & Pop Culture Memorabilia

November 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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Below is the latest updated calendar for upcoming original movie and television prop, wardrobe, and memorabilia auction events. Please contact me if you are aware of any coming events of interest to collectors. Please also note that I update changes/additions to the calendar until the next update, in order to maintain as up to date as possible. 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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Calendar of Live Auction Events: TV and Movie Prop & Costume, Hollywood Entertainment, Music, & Pop Culture Memorabilia

October 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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Below is the latest updated calendar for upcoming original movie and television prop, wardrobe, and memorabilia auction events. Please contact me if you are aware of any coming events of interest to collectors. Please also note that I update changes/additions to the calendar until the next update, in order to maintain as up to date as possible. Read more

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

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