Happy Holidays Collectors, it’s that time of year again for Premiere Props Annual “Holiday Auction Extravaganza” Number 8. Premiere Props Holiday Auction is said to have around 1000 lots up for bid and will be held in two sessions with the first beginning Saturday December 8th at 1pm pacific coast time. Session two will be held the very next day Sunday December 9 with the auction starting at 1pm as well. To register and participate simple go to icollector.com or liveauctioneers.com Bidding can also be done be done via telephone.
I have reviewed a few lots that have been posted to the auction site thus far and have a couple of screen caps below.
One of the screen caps shows the “Original Luke Skywalker Severed Hand w/ Lightsaber, Casting” from Star Wars The Empire Strikes back. The casting was used to create the latex hand used in the sequence. It comes in a museum quality special Plexiglas stand with an engraved plaque. Bidding starts at 500 dollars with an estimate of 800-1000 dollars. I think the estimate is about right on this lot.
Next up is a Screen cap of Star Trek Sulu Screen Worn Tunic belonging to George Takei. This double knit polyester shirt with the hidden seam-zipper has the original tag with “George Takei” written on it in William Ware Theis’s (costume designer TOS and TNG) handwriting. Additionally this item comes with a Letter of Provenance. The starting bid is 500 dollars but the estimate is a bit out there at 18,000-20,000 Good luck with that estimate.
Sample of Auction Items:
• James Bond’s (Daniel Craig) knife from CASINO ROYALE and several items from DIE ANOTHER DAY including James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan)’s gun and M’s (Judi Dench) trench coat
• The “magic” universal remote from CLICK
*Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamel’s) hand casting with saber from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
*Sulu’s (George Takei) “Tunic” from STAR TREK (1966)
• Captain Kirk’s Miniature Robot from STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE (and STAR TREK 3: IN SEARCH OF SPOCK)
• Batman’s (George Clooney) “Ice” Cowl from BATMAN AND ROBIN
• Tom Hank’s screen used ice skate he used to knock out his tooth in CAST AWAY, along with the screen-used tooth and the necklace he fashioned for it
• AUSTIN POWERS’ (Mike Myers) screen used plates for his “Shaguar”
• A “Human Shrunken Head” from Alfred Hitchcock’s UNDER CAPRICORN.
• Mini-Me’s (Verne Troyer) hairless cat screen used in AUSTIN POWERS. (Cat is signed by Verne)
• Arnold Schwarzenegger’s screen used shotgun from TERMINATOR 3
• A full size screen used head (with flying goggles) of one of the Mangalore’s from THE FIFTH ELEMENT
• Ducard’s (Liam Neeson) screen-used sword from BATMAN BEGINS
The event will feature items from films and television shows including: AMERICAN HISTORY X; AUSTIN POWERS; BATMAN AND ROBIN; BATMAN BEGINS; BOOGIE NIGHTS; CASINO ROYALE; CLICK; DIE ANOTHER DAY; THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK; THE EXORCIST; THE FIFTH ELEMENT; FORREST GUMP; JERRY MAGUIRE; THE MAIN EVENT; MONSTER; YENTL; STAR WARS; STAR TREK; TERMINATOR 3; TITANIC; and UNDER CAPRICORN.
Happy Bidding and Don’t forget to do your research!