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“How I Met Your Mother” The Prop-erty Vault Sweepstakes & “Flash Sweeps” Every Monday 8PM–11PM EST

September 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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Twentieth Century Fox is doing something novel, and giving away key props and costumes from a popular television series, rather than auctioning them off.   How I Met Your Mother , the popular CBS sitcom, ended it’s nine season run earlier this year, and now fans have a chance to win free props from the show for free via a special Tumblr page called the “Prop-erty Vault”.    All of these efforts go toward promoting The Whole Story on DVD, which goes on sale next Tuesday. Read more

Revisiting TV Prop Studio Sanctioned Auctions: Descriptions, Research, Production Made, Multiples, Back-Ups, “Use” on Screen (ScreenBid/Breaking Bad, Profiles in History/LOST, Christie’s/Star Trek)

October 17, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

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An issue that seems to come up with every official studio auction of original props and costumes from popular television shows is that of buyers feeling mislead by descriptions of auction houses, particularly use.  We saw this with Christie’s and their official “40 years of Star Trek” auction, with Profiles in History and their sale of material from ABC’s LOST, and based on a reader comment today on my article about newcomer ScreenBid and their Breaking Bad auction, it would seem that the same issue is in play with this latest sale as well.  Since people likely don’t check my articles for comments after reading it, I thought it might be worthwhile and productive to highlight that comment and my response in a new article, as it is an issue that seems to occur with each of these official studio sales, particularly because it brings in participants who have not participated in such sales before, and perhaps have not purchased or collected original props, costumes, and other artifacts from film and television. Read more

Access Hollywood Provides More Coverage of the Profiles in History LOST Auction in 4-Part TV Interview

August 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Access Hollywood has broadcast a 4-part video interview with Profile in History’s Joe Maddalena with regards to this week’s LOST auction, to be held on August 21st-22nd in Santa Monica.  Following reports by CNN, Sky News, and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, this illustrates significant mainstream media interest in the event involving the sale of original props, costumes, and other material direct from ABC Studios from all six seasons of the popular television series. Read more

Profiles in History LOST TV Prop, Costume, and Memorabilia Auction Event Showcased on CNN

August 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Profiles in History LOST auction, to be held later this month on August 21st-22nd in Santa Monica, was featured in a segment on CNN today.  This illustrates significant mainstream media interest in the event involving the sale of original props, costumes, and other material direct from ABC Studios from all six seasons of the popular television series. Read more

San Diego Comic Con Interview with Joe Maddalena, Profiles in History: Stan Winston, LOST Auction, SyFy’s ‘Hollywood Treasure’, ‘Variety Kids’ Charity Auction

July 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Original Prop Blog interviewed Joe Maddalena, CEO of Profiles in History, at San Diego Comic Con this week.  This video feature includes breaking news and announcements about upcoming events and efforts by the company, including next month’s LOST live auction event, the Stan Winston tribute exhibit featuring pieces from Iron Man and Avatar, the new Stan Winston School of Character Arts, the upcoming ‘Hunting Hollywood’ reality television series by SyFy Channel, and a special charity auction benefiting Variety Kids of Southern California.

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LOST Auction Catalog Available as Download at Profiles in History Website

July 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Profiles in History has released the catalog of the LOST live auction scheduled for August 21-22 at Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport.  The catalog preview available online at www.ProfilesInHistory.com is broken into six parts, one for each season, showcasing the original props, costumes, and other assets from ABC Studios television series LOST which concluded earlier this year. Read more

Profiles in History Announce Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport as Location for LOST Live Auction August 21st & 22nd

July 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Today Profiles in History announced the selection of Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport as the venue for their live auction of original props, costumes, and other assets from LOST, the hit ABC Studios television series which ended this year. Read more

Video Update: Profiles in History “LOST” TV Auction Event; Sale of Disney/ABC Studios Original Props, Costumes, Memorabilia Assets

June 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While previewing the Profiles in History “Hollywood Auction 40″ event in Calabasas Hills recently, I had an opportunity to discuss with owner and CEO Joe Maddalena this Summer’s big LOST auction event.  This special video interview update offers more details into the highly anticipated sale of Disney/ABC’s assets from the popular television series which ended last month.  Items being offered for sale at auction will include props, costumes, set pieces, vehicles, production artwork, and more. Read more

LOST Original TV Props & Costumes on Exhibit at The Vilcek Foundation in New York City Through June 5th

May 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Vilcek Foundation, which honors and supports foreign-born scientists and artists who have made outstanding contributions to society in the United States, is hosting an exhibit of original props, costumes, and set pieces from ABC’s LOST.  Read more

‘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

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