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eBay Auction: “Jurassic Park Cryocan SCREEN-USED PROP Original COA” for $5,000 is “NOT A REPLICA” [UPDATE: Shades of Land Shark?]

May 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This is an update to the article published about 24 hours ago (see “eBay Auction: “Jurassic Park Cryocan SCREEN-USED PROP Original COA” for $5,000 is “NOT A REPLICA”“), in which an eBay dealer, ridaeb, offered for public sale a “Jurassic Park Cryocan SCREEN-USED PROP Original” for $5,000…  using the same photo of a prop that is clearly identified as a fan made replica/reproduction on another site, YourProps.  Well, the auction was canceled/withdrawn (as well as all evidence of it, apart from my archive in the prior article).  Then, earlier today, it was relisted at the same price, with the same description, with another photo taken from YourProps.  That was canceled/withdrawn… and it appears yet again with a third photo from the website Jurassic Park Terror – and the photo depicts… another Rylo-made replica prop. Read more

eBay Auction: “Jurassic Park Cryocan SCREEN-USED PROP Original COA” for $5,000 is “NOT A REPLICA”

May 2, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

A friend of mine last night pointed me to an eBay auction, that is much like many of listings in the “Entertainment Memorabilia > Movie Memorabilia > Props > Originals” category on eBay… it features claims of an original prop, and absolutely nothing is done to demonstrate it as such and validate the marketing claims.  In addition with this one – a “Jurassic Park Cryocan SCREEN-USED PROP Original”, offered for sale by ridaeb, this “original” prop offered for sale to the public for $5,000…  uses the same photo of a prop that is clearly identified as a fan made replica/reproduction on another site (and the eBay version of the photo has the watermark seen on YourProps cropped out). Read more

YourProps Expanding “Online Museum” Through Social Networking With Regular Facebook Updates About TV & Movie Props

September 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Friend of the Original Prop Blog, YourProps.com, has recently begun building on its popular site with regular Facebook updates, highlighting interesting listings and searches on the pioneering “online museum” for the original and replica movie prop hobbies. Read more

Concerns in Marketplace Over Authenticating Movie Prop Slates & Clapperboards: Update 5 (Message from Clapperboard.net)

March 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This is an update to the ongoing research into concerns about the authenticity of slates and clapperboards circulating in the marketplace. Previous articles examined clapperboards from Quantum of Solace and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines as case studies. Today’s feature includes a message from 365Films/Clapperboard.net.

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Concerns in Marketplace Over Authenticating Movie Prop Slates & Clapperboards: Update 4 (Terminator 3 Case Study Continued)

December 27, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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This is an update to the Terminator 3 case study article published earlier today.  I had an opportunity to speak with Kevin Ivey of Ivey Slates on the phone, and he was very helpful in providing some additional information, opinion, and clarity following his review of the article about clapperboards used in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Read more

Concerns in Marketplace Over Authenticating Movie Prop Slates & Clapperboards: Update 3 (Terminator 3 Case Study)

December 27, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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This is another update to the recent articles which articulated some concerns over the authenticity of slates and clapperboards circulating in the marketplace. Previous articles used clapperboards from Quantum of Solace as a case study.  This feature takes a look at clapperboards attributed to Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (“T3″).

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Concerns in Marketplace Over Authenticating Movie Prop Slates & Clapperboards: Update 2

December 18, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

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This is another update to the articles published this week which articulated some concerns over the authenticity of slates and clapperboards circulating in the marketplace. In the original article, I speculated that what is merely a black dot on the collector-owned Quantum of Solace clapperboards in the marketplace appeared to be a logo of some sort on those clapperboards photographed on set in the “Bond of Set” book for the film.  Read more

Concerns in Marketplace Over Authenticating Movie Prop Slates & Clapperboards: Update 1

December 15, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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This is a brief update to the article published yesterday, which articulated some concerns over the authenticity of slates and clapperboards circulating in the marketplace.  Outstanding questions include the sources of these assets, the quantities/availability of boards from certain films, and the problem in distinguishing between unused post production replicas, surplus slates, crew gifts, and authentic set-used copies. Read more

Concerns in Marketplace Over Authenticating Movie Prop Slates & Clapperboards: James Bond ‘Quantum of Solace’ Case Study

December 14, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

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In the past week, I have spoken with more than a dozen movie prop collectors about their concerns over the authenticity of slates and clapperboards circulating in the marketplace.  Outstanding questions include the sources of these assets, the quantities/availability of boards from certain films, and the problem in distinguishing between unused post production replicas, surplus slates, crew gifts, and authentic set-used copies.  Read more

Harrison/Elstree Props/Norank: Raiders of the Lost Ark ‘Staff of Ra’ Headpiece Props in the Marketplace

July 19, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

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As a continuation of recent articles, the focus of this feature is the recent activity in the marketplace concerning the “Staff of Ra” headpiece props attributed to Raiders of the Lost Ark – all of which appear to have originated from the Harrison family (who retired from and sold the “Elstree Props” business in early 2008 and now sell unlicensed replica props as “Norank Engineering” and on eBay as “unisusu”).  With one purchased for $450 and another offered for resale for $30,000 (along with a German hat), it certainly raises a number of questions and concerns, and warrants investigation, debate, and discussion. Read more

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