Profiles in History “Hollywood Auction 74” to be Held September 29th – October 1st; Catalog Available Now


Profiles in History have published their new catalog for their "Hollywood Auction 74".  The three day auction features over 1,900 lots of mostly film and television related memorabilia, and a small mix of rock and roll lots.  In the past, Profiles had as many of three such sales per year, but have evolved to having one massive annual sale.  Participants can bid online at … [Read more...]

ScreenUsed’s Movie Prop, Costume, and Memorabilia Online Auction to be Held on July 18th, Catalog Available Online


ScreenUsed will be concluding their next live online auction on July 18th. The auction catalog is now available online in your web browser or via a PDF download on their official website and collectors can bid on iCollector. Featuring an assortment of original props, costumes, and other production material and memorabilia from film and television, this auction includes 425 … [Read more...]

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Movie Prop Fertility Idols In The Marketplace Update 2014


This is an update to the 2013 version of this same article.  As with that 2013 feature, this one is prompted by another Bonhams auction offering for a fertility idol attributed to use in Raiders of the Lost Ark , this one referencing back to one of their older auctions in 2005.  Due to public interest in discussing iconic props from the Indiana Jones films, and confusion in the … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE: 237 Lost/Unpublished Historic Star Wars and Indiana Jones Movie Prop Photos from the Lucasfim Archives from 1996/1997


I recently obtained scans of historic photos taken at the Lucasfilm Archives at Skywalker Ranch circa 1996/1997, depicting original props, costumes, models, and other assets from the original Star Wars trilogy (A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi) as well as the Indiana Jones franchise (Raiders of the Lost Ark , Temple of Doom, and The Last Crusade). … [Read more...]

Bonhams ‘Entertainment Memorabilia’ Auction to be Held in Knightsbridge, London on December 18, Catalog Available Online


Bonhams will be holding their next "Entertainment Memorabilia" (auction 20772) sale event in Knightsbridge on December 18. This sale includes a mix of film/television as well as music related memorabilia, with a total of 417 lots, with a number of items from the series Torchwood, Doctor Who, The Beatles, and Rolling Stones. … [Read more...]

Profiles in History ‘Hollywood Auction 56’, ‘Dreier Collection, Part 2’ Post Auction Reaction – Update on “Jackpot Reserves/Estimates Finally Out of Control?” (8 Months Later)


Profiles in History had a tremendously heavy auction schedule at the end of July, holding no less than four auctions across five consecutive days (Property from the Estate of Milton H. Greene on 7/27, Hollywood Auction 56 on 7/28-7/29, The Dreier Collection Part 2 on 7/30, and their Animation Auction 58 on 7/31), though they also held their Rare Books and Manuscripts Auction 55 … [Read more...]

Profiles in History ‘Hollywood Auction 56′ TV & Movie Prop Catalog Available Online for Sale Event July 28-29


Profiles in History's Summer auction catalog, "Hollywood Auction 56" is now available in print as well as online, via their official site. This sale is scheduled for July 28th & 29th at their Calabasas Hills facility. … [Read more...]

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Fertility Idols In The Marketplace Update 2013


With their latest "Entertainment Memorabilia" sale event in Knightsbridge on July 3rd, Bonhams is offering for public sale a second fertility idol attributed to use in Raiders of the Lost Ark with paperwork from industry veteran Kit West.  Due to public interest in discussing iconic props from the Indiana Jones films, and confusion in the marketplace with regards to the … [Read more...]