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EXCLUSIVE: 237 Lost/Unpublished Historic Star Wars and Indiana Jones Movie Prop Photos from the Lucasfim Archives from 1996/1997

January 30, 2014 by · 39 Comments 

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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

November 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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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)

August 7, 2013 by · 6 Comments 

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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 earlier in July, and had their huge San Diego Comic Con display in-between sale events.  These were their first big sales of 2013 (apart from the awkwardly titled, adjective-heavy The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector, Part 2).  The last of their traditional Hollywood Auction events was in December of last year and, as written at the time, it seemed to indicate a collision of escalating reserves/estimates and some push back from the marketplace on the same.  Taking a top down view of these latest sales, the same mixed bag would seem to now be a trend, rather than a one off occurrence. Read more

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

June 28, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

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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

June 7, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

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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 provenance and authentication of such pieces, I thought it appropriate to update my ongoing series of articles on the topic with the new information and photos (see: Raiders of the Lost Ark Fertility Idols In The Marketplace). Read more

Bonhams ‘Entertainment Memorabilia’ Auction to be Held in Knightsbridge, London on July 3rd, Catalog Available Online

June 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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Bonhams will be holding their next “Entertainment Memorabilia” (auction 20771) sale event in Knightsbridge on July 3rd. This sale includes a mix of film/television as well as music related memorabilia, with a total of 399 lots. Read more

Profiles in History ‘Hollywood Auction 53′ Results in Passed Lots, A Few Surprises; “Jackpot” Reserves/Estimates Finally Out of Control?

December 20, 2012 by · 5 Comments 

I have been traveling for the past week, so did not personally watch the latest Profiles in History sale (“Hollywood Auction 53″) live, but received a number of e-mails and texts from others in this art market commenting about the overall “lackluster” and “disappointing” results of the event, though there were a few surprises and stand out pieces (such as the Lord of the Rings Legolas bow going for $372,000 with Buyer’s Premium, Kate Winslet’s dress from Titanic selling for $330,000 with BP, and an X-Wing model from Star Wars realizing approximately $270,000 with BP).  Based on a spreadsheet compiled by a friend, focusing on Lots 433-902 (the second half of the catalog, following classic Hollywood photos, etc.), about 40% of the items were not sold.  Read more

Profiles in History ‘Hollywood Auction 53′ TV & Movie Prop Catalog Available Online for Sale Event December 15th

November 20, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Profiles in History’s Winter auction catalog, “Drama, Action, Romance: Hollywood Auction 53″ is now available in print as well as online, via their official site. This sale is scheduled for December 15th at their Calabasas Hills facility. Read more

Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction to be Held in Los Angeles on June 24th, Catalog Available Online

June 3, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Bonhams will be holding their “Entertainment Memorabilia including Animation Art” sale event in Los Angeles on June 24th. Read more

Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction to be Held in Knightsbridge, England on December 15th, Catalog Available Online

November 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The second of two Entertainment Memorabilia auctions to be held by Bonhams in the month of December has published its catalog online. This event will be held at their Knightsbridge location in England on December 15th for their “Entertainment Memorabilia” auction (Sale 19037). The first auction will be held in Los Angeles on December 14th. Read more

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