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Original Nightmare on Elm Street Part 5 “Freddy” Gloves Update

May 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Back in June 2007, I published an article about Nightmare on Elm Street Part 5 “Freddy” gloves in the marketplace, and highlighted that reproductions (marketed as replicas) were being crafted by Mr. David B. Miller (see Original Nightmare on Elm Street Part 5 Freddy Gloves).  Mr. Miller was kind enough to share supplemental information in his Reader Comment to the original article (see Update).  I stumbled across a relevant discussion this week on a forum called Springwood Slasher with members raising concerns about a “Freddy” glove listed for public sale on eBay (see Is this really the screen used glove?).  In discussing with other hobbyists and horror prop expert Mario Kirner, Mario shared an interesting observation based on a review of his archive of images of past examples of this specific prop offered for sale in the public marketplace. Read more

Original Prop Blog: Three Year Anniversary

April 5, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Today marks the three year anniversary of the Original Prop Blog.  Three years ago today I published its first article, “The Hobby Without A Name… Read more

Replica Prop Forum (The RPF) Adds “Screen Used” Movie Prop Forum Discussion Area

December 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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The Replica Prop Forum, more commonly referred to simply as “The RPF”, has added a new “Screen Used Props” sub forum to their website.  While there has always been a small percentage of talk dedicated to original props and costumes, as well as many topics that would be of interest to both replica and original prop collectors, this is the first time that a special area has been dedicated exclusively to talk about original props on the board.  Read more

‘Collecting Movie Props’: Prop Store of London Featured In “TV Film Memorabilia Annual 2010″

November 14, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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The Prop Store of London is featured in the “Collecting Movie Props” article in the “TV Film Memorabilia Annual 2010″, which was recently published in the UK.  This issue can be purchased online for £4.95 and the article is presented as a primer on collecting movie props. Read more

Banned From The “Star Trek Props, Costumes, and Auctions” Forum

August 13, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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Yesterday Alec Peters, CEO of PropWorx, banned me as a member of his “Star Trek Props, Costumes, and Auctions” discussion forum.  Since bans from discussion forums are public acts – presumably as a consequence of bad behavior – I thought it would be appropriate to make a note of this here, to memorialize my perspective.  Read more

Photos from The Prop Store of London, Los Angeles

May 20, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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In my visit to the Prop Store of London in Los Angeles last month, I did take the opportunity to take some photos of the facility and props and costumes on display in the offices and warehouse in Burbank. Read more

Battlestar Galactica Original Prop Auction II Update – Shipping and Fulfillment Costs/Details

May 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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One of the few missteps with the first Battlestar Galactica auction concerned post auction shipping costs and fulfillment (see Propworx/Battlestar Galactica: Post Auction Event Update).  With this second event just days away, PropWorx CEO Alec Peters has published the details concerning shipping and fulfillment for this next event, so all interested bidders are armed with very clear and detailed information.  Read more

Battlestar Galactica Original Prop Auction II Update – Print Edition of Second Catalog Available

May 2, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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As noted last month (see Live Event Catalog Available Online), the online PDF version of the catalog for the second Battlestar Galactica auction event has been made available for this month’s auction in Pasadena, May 8th-10th.  Collectors started receiving the print edition in the mail in the past week or so, and I received a comp copy from PropWorx, so I thought I’d share my observations, as done with the first catalog published in January. Read more

Battlestar Galactica Original Prop Auction II Update – Live Event Catalog Available Online

April 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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The electronic version of the Propworx auction catalog for their second upcoming Battlestar Galactica prop auction is available for download – the live event is is scheduled for May 8-10, 2009 in Pasadena, CA. Read more

Final Battlestar Galactica Original Prop & Costume Live Auction Set for May 8th-10th in Pasadena

April 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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Propworx has published a new press release about their second and final Battlestar Galactica original prop and costume live auction event.  It is scheduled for May 8th-10th, 2009 at the Pasadena Convention Center.  Below is the official press release. Read more

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