Two Pairs of ‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers In The News… AMPAS “Academy Museum of Motion Pictures”, Smithsonian’s “National Museum of American History”


Two big stories have been making news in the mainstream media in recent days, with regards to two different pairs of original ruby slippers from 'The Wizard of Oz' - one purchased for the 'in the works' Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences "Academy Museum of Motion Pictures"; the other going off display at the Smithsonian for conservation and an eventual "American … [Read more...]

Prop Talk Podcast #012 – James Comisar, The Comisar Collection | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord


James Comisar, special guest. This is the twelfth 'Prop Talk' podcast by the Original Prop Blog. Mr. James Comisar is the curator of the most comprehensive collection of original television artifacts in the world - wardrobe, props, sets, set decoration, vehicles, and more, spanning 60 years of popular culture history.  He is a principal expert in this field and specialist … [Read more...]

“ComicLink”/”Super Museum” Superman Costume: Auction Outcome Update


Tonight the auction for the Superman costume offered for sale at public auction by “” with the Letter of Authenticity from Jim Hambrick of the Super Museum ended with 33 bids for a price realized of $3,600, though the unstated reserve was not met.  … [Read more...]

More from Jim Hambrick (Super Museum / Supermuseum)


I have received another e-mail message from Jim Hambrick with regard to the questions about the Superman costume currently at auction with "ComicLink" citing as provenance the notarized Letter of Authenticity signed by Jim Hambrick, Supermuseum (LINK).  … [Read more...]

Response to Jim Hambrick (Super Museum / Supermuseum) Message


Below is the reaction to Jim Hambrick's message published Friday (see Response from Jim Hambrick (Supermuseum / Super Museum)...).  This response is limited in scope to a few specific points that are on topic with the original article (see "ComicLink" Superman Costume Auction...). … [Read more...]

Response from Jim Hambrick (Super Museum / Supermuseum) Regarding Questions About Original Superman Costumes in the Marketplace


I have received the e-mail message below with regard to my direct invitation to Mr. Hambrick to publicly respond to the questions raised in the article published Wednesday (see "ComicLink" Superman Costume Auction & Questions for Jim Hambrick (Super Museum / Supermuseum)) about the Superman costume offered for sale at public auction by "" with the Letter of … [Read more...]

“ComicLink” Superman Costume Auction & Questions for Jim Hambrick (Super Museum / Supermuseum)


A few collectors have directed my attention to an active auction on the website, for a "Superman III" costume with a notarized "Letter of Authenticity" from Jim Hambrick of the "Super Museum" (also referred to as "Supermuseum").  … [Read more...]

The Side Arms of James Bond, 007: From The Walther PPK to the P99


I recently acquired a very rare James Bond Walther PPK for my own collection, so I have done some research as to what handguns have been offered to the marketplace attributed to use in the films as the side arm of James Bond. I thought it might be of interest to readers to know "what is out there". The focus of this article is primarily hero and "real" firearms (no stunts). … [Read more...]