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San Diego Comic Con 2013: Video Interview with Joe Maddalena, Profiles in History

July 21, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

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Joe Maddalena of Profiles in History took the time to talk about his company and upcoming auctions at Comic Con International: San Diego this weekend.  Below is the video interview… Read more

San Diego Comic Con 2013: Profiles in History Exhibitor Booth

July 19, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

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A long time exhibitor at Comic Con International: San Diego, the original props and costumes from film and television on display with Profiles in History this year are pieces on the auction block for their sales happening this month – Hollywood Auction 56 and The Dreier Collection, Part 2. Read more

San Diego Comic Con 2013: Original TV & Movie Props and Costumes on Display and Exhibit

July 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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This is actually the lightest year in some time for original props and costumes on display at Comic Con International: San Diego, apart from the usual showing by Profiles in History and Prop Store.  Nothing from Disney this year (who usually exhibit every other year) and much of what is on display is material from films not yet released. Read more

Abacus Costumes & Props Going Out of Business, Online Auction Liquidation

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Abacus Costumes & Props, which took over the business and inventory of the company formerly known as Backlot Props, is holding a public auction to liquidate its assets.  Today I am in receipt of an e-mail proclaiming “Closing its Doors!” and “Everything Must Be Sold!”. Read more

Superman Costumes in the Marketplace Archive: April – July 2010

July 9, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

This article continues coverage of Superman costumes and costume components offered for sale publicly in the marketplace attributed to use in the Superman films of the 70s-80s starring Christopher Reeve and characterized as “original” and “authentic”. Read more

Superman Costumes in the Marketplace Archive: March 2010

March 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This article continues coverage of Superman costumes and costume components offered for sale publicly in the marketplace attributed to use in the Superman films of the 70s-80s starring Christopher Reeve and characterized as “original” and “authentic”. Read more

The Superman Cape Authentication Challenge: Consign with a Reputable Movie Prop & Costume Dealer or Auction House

January 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The seller of a wardrobe piece featured in one of the recent and regular “Superman Costumes in the Marketplace Archive” articles (see December 2009) made a “Reader Comment” in response to the feature about his public “for sale” offering on eBay.  The owner of the “Super Hollywood” sourced and authenticated Superman cape has posted an open request for authentication.  Conversely, given that he purchased the item and now seeks to sell it, I would challenge him to query some of the reputable auction houses and dealers that make a regular business of selling original movie props and costumes to see which of them would take the piece on consignment. Read more

Superman Costumes in the Marketplace Archive: December 2009

December 22, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

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This article continues coverage of Superman costumes and costume components offered for sale publicly in the marketplace attributed to use in the Superman films of the 70s-80s starring Christopher Reeve and characterized as “original” and “authentic”. Read more

Superman Costumes in the Marketplace Archive: November 2009, Part 2

November 27, 2009 by · 4 Comments 

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This article continues coverage of Superman costumes and costume components offered for sale publicly in the marketplace attributed to use in the Superman films of the 70s-80s starring Christopher Reeve and characterized as “original” and “authentic”. Read more

Superman Costumes in the Marketplace Archive: November 2009, Part 1

November 8, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

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This article continues coverage of Superman costumes and costume components offered for sale publicly in the marketplace attributed to use in the Superman films of the 70s-80s starring Christopher Reeve and characterized as “original” and “authentic”. Read more

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