‘LOST’ Items Not “Lost”; New ‘The Prop Blog’ and Unnamed Source Get Facts Wrong About Upcoming Auction According To Profiles in History

May 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Yesterday, “The Prop Blog” (see New Website “The Prop Blog”…) published an article citing “a source that has chosen to remain anonymous” reporting that “Profiles in History plans to auction off only what they have determined to be the top 1,000 pieces” in their upcoming LOST auction.  Read more

1961 Guns Quarterly Article on Steve McQueen’s Prop Gun from “Wanted: Dead or Alive”

January 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Courtesy of Steve McQueen Online (, this is another in a series of articles which feature scans of very old features published in out of print magazines, related to guns and firearms used in movies and television.  This update includes and article from Guns Quarterly published in 1961 which features a detailed history of “The Mare’s Laig'”, McQueen’s firearms used in the TV series Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958-1961). Read more

Profiles in History Feature in Latest Issue of ‘LOST: The Official Magazine’

December 12, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 


The latest issue of ‘LOST: The Official Magazine’ (Jan/Feb ’10) includes a “preview” feature on Profiles in History and their auction of assets from the TV show, slated for mid next year following the close of Season Six.  Read more

Milestone: Original Prop Blog’s 1,000th Article

September 7, 2009 by · 1 Comment 


This article marks a milestone for the Original Prop Blog – the 1,000th article.  When I started the site back in April 2007, I honestly did not ever imagine that I would produce this much content.  So the occasion provides an opportunity to reflect back, look forward, and thank those that have supported this endeavor. Read more

Total Film Magazine Covers Weta Workshop Exhibit, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit

November 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Total Film Magazine, one of my two favorite movie magazines (the other being Empire Magazine, both out of the UK) has a feature in the November 2008 issue covering the Weta Workshop exhibit at the Royal Armouries (see “The Wonderful World of Weta” Exhibition in UK) and talks with Richard Taylor about the Lord of the Rings franchise. Read more

James Bond, Prop Store, TV Film Memorabilia Magazine

October 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

There is a two page spread in the current issue of TV Film Memorabilia Magazine out of the UK featuring an interview with Stephen Lane of The Prop Store of London, discussing original James Bond movie memorabilia, including original props and wardrobe. Read more

Concealed Carry Handguns Magazine: “Guns of James Bond”

October 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The latest (through “Feb 2, 2009″) issue of Concealed Carry Handguns magazine has a special feature about the “Guns of James Bond” by Dennis Adler.  While no original props are featured in the photos, it is an interesting, more technical review of the firearms featured in the films, as well as the holsters. Read more

E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial & “BMX Plus!” Magazine (October 1982)

October 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

As a follow-up to an article published last year (see The Original BMX Bike from E.T. The Extra Terrestrial), I thought it would be productive to share some additional information about the custom Kuwahara BMX bikes used in the Steven Spielberg classic, E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982), including an article from “BMX Plus!” magazine circa October 1982. Read more

“Machine Gun News” Stembridge Gun Rentals Article – Circa 1996

October 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

I was able to find another old article from a long out of print magazine with a nice feature on Stembridge Gun Rentals, Inc. – circa 1996. This was published in the July 1996 issue of “Machine Gun News”, written by Dan Shea of Long Mountain Outfitters. Read more

“Planet of the Apes” Statue of Liberty Prop Update – Reader Comment (, eBay Auction Archive

September 7, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

This is an update to a series of articles beginning late last year investigating the public sale of a Statue of Liberty head attributed to the 1968 classic, Planet of the Apes.  Owner Les Hemstock consigned this piece to multiple auction houses, where it either failed to sell or was pulled prior to the event, and then later listed it for sale on eBay under his kcotsmeh account.  Read more

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