Bonhams ‘What Dreams Are Made Of : A Century of Movie Magic at Auction as Curated by Turner Classic Movies (TCM)’ Simulcast Auction to be Held in New York on November 25th

October 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 


Bonhams will be holding a special event next month, “What Dreams Are Made Of: A Century of Movie Magic at Auction as Curated by Turner Classic Movies” (auction 21427).  The live auction will be held in New York (and simulcast in Los Angeles) on November 25th.  Put together in conjunction with Turner Classic Movies, it “will feature over 300 of the finest and most important pieces of movie memorabilia ever to come up for auction“. Read more

New Exhibition Opening Today at EMP Museum – “Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film”

October 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The EMP Museum (Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame) in Seattle, Washington has a new exhibition starting today.  The exhibit, “Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film”, features original movie props and interactive experiences for visitors of the museum. Read more

‘Save The Dress’ Campaign Update: Policy Changed to Allow Refunds if Bid to Win Marilyn Monroe ‘Seven Year Itch’ Dress at Auction Fails

May 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

On May 18th, the Original Prop Blog reported on a campaign to collect funds from the public to bid on and attempt to win at auction the famous “subway dress” worn by Marilyn Monroe, offered for sale next month by Profiles in History as part of their Debbie Reynolds auction (see ‘Save The Dress’ Campaign to Crowdsource Funds from Public for Marilyn Monroe ‘Seven Year Itch’ Dress Auction; “Refund of Contributions… Impractical”).  Read more

‘Save The Dress’ Campaign to Crowdsource Funds from Public for Marilyn Monroe ‘Seven Year Itch’ Dress Auction; “Refund of Contributions… Impractical”

May 18, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Today a company called inQuicity, owned and operated by another company called Double-Take Tours, launched their “nationwide SAVE-THE-DRESS campaign to acquire the coveted white dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in ‘The Seven Year Itch'”.  One of the highlights offered at auction by Profiles in History in their Debbie Reynolds auction next month, the company has launched a website to solicit funds/donations from the public to bid on the dress at auction so that the NYC-based inQuicity can showcase the dress in a “multi-city nationwide tour” and later place it “on permanent display in New York”.  Should the company be outbid at public auction, the firm states that it will not return the contributions made by the public, as doing so would be “impractical”. Read more

Guernsey’s Catalog for September “ICONIC” Auction Event Now Online

September 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As reported last month, auction house Guernsey’s is holding an auction event later this month, September 23rd, in New York City.  Most known in the original prop and costume field for their 2008 “The Pugliese Collection” sale, this event is very modest by comparison.  With material spanning sports, music, historical memorabilia, and other disciplines, and at just over 100 lots, that which might be of interest to original film and television prop, costume, and memorabilia collectors is limited. Read more

Guernsey’s Announces New Entertainment, Sports, Historical Material Auction Event for September in New York City: “ICONIC”

August 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Guernsey’s made a splash in the entertainment memorabilia field in March 2008 with their auction event comprising the sale of “The Pugliese Collection“, which garnered significant mainstream media coverage (including The Today Show) and some very impressive prices realized on certain lots.   This week Guernsey’s has announced two auctions for late September, one of which is of interest to original film and television prop, costume, and memorabilia collectors. Read more

New “Global Antiques” Hollywood Memorabilia Dealer on eBay (Michael Jackson, Star Wars, Wizard of Oz)

August 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 


eBay dealer “moniemon92″ – with an account created in 2007 but with no recorded transactions until a few weeks ago – has listed a number of items for sale with “Global Antiques” certificates of authenticity.  These auction offerings are dominated by listings of items owned/autographed by the recently deceased Michael Jackson.  Read more

“Global Antiques” & “Auction Depot LA” Update: Victim Secures $18,000 Settlement & Deferred Judgment Following Lawsuit

April 18, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 


One of the lead investigations conducted last year involved “original” memorabilia offered for sale with certificates of authenticity from “Global Antiques”, signed by Greg Jones.  Pieces were sold on eBay via  “Auction Depot LA” and “Auction Shop USA”.  These accounts were suspended by eBay, and one of the collectors who purchased a number of items from these companies/individuals filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court.  Read more

AntiqueWeek Feature on “Global Antiques”

August 9, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The latest edition of AntiqueWeek includes a front page feature by Eric C. Rodenberg on the Global Antiques props sold on eBay by Auction Depot LA, Auction Shop USA, and Historic Souvenirs.  Per their website, AntiqueWeek has “the largest paid circulation of any antiques and collectibles newspaper in the United States”.  The full story can be read online at – “Sales of bogus movie props lead to suspensions on eBay” – also archived below: Read more

More From the Los Angeles Times: “Scammers Exploit Online Trust Factor”

July 25, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

David Colker of the Los Angeles Times has written a follow-up story to Harriet Ryan’s piece published on the front page Wednesday (see Los Angeles Times Feature on Global Antiques, Thoughts on Los Angeles Times “Global Antiques” Feature).  The new article, “Scammers exploit online trust factor“, opens quoting the core value that eBay was founded on – “people are basically good” – and laments the “good old days”. Read more

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