The upcoming Prop Store 2016 LIVE Auction on Tuesday September 27th offers up plenty for those with either a 60k budget or less than 1k budget. In this article are ten incredible lots with estimates that offer something for almost every kind of budget. After your finished reading this article you can view all 576 Movie prop, Costume, Production lots at The Prop Store website.
“Revenge of the Jedi” Crew T-Shirt and Cap from Star Wars EP VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
Of all the Star Wars crew and production items anything with “Revenge of the Jedi” printed on is instantly just incredible. Revenge of the Jedi was the original title to what we all know is Return of the Jedi. The original title was changed at some point during production because George Lucas did not want the Jedi to seem like the type of characters that would go seeking revenge. The Prop Store live auction features several lots of production crew items from the Star Wars franchise.
The auction estimate for the crew shirt and cap is £60.00-£80.00.
Scully (Gillian Anderson) & Mulder (David Duchovny) FBI Photo ID & Badge from The X-Files (1993-2002)
Next are two separate lots from the original television series The X-Files (1993-2001). Each of these FBI Photo ID & Badges were used by the lead characters Agent Dana Scully and Agent Fox Mulder in their quest for the truth.
These two lots have a reasonable estimate of £3k-£5k each.
Richard Attenborough’s Personal Annotated Script from Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park is represented quite well in the Prop Store LIVE auction with an incredible item from the personal collection of Sir Richard Attenborough. The script is filled with his personal notes and amendments, handwritten in blue marker with circles drawn around the page and scene numbers he was directly involved in.
This Jurassic Park set used script has an auction estimate of £4k-£6k.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Acceptance Letter with Wax Seal – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
Harry Potter – Hogwarts Hero Acceptance Letter with Wax Seal”. “Made from marble-effect paper, Harry’s address is printed in green on the front of the envelope, with the Hogwarts crest printed on the reverse. The hero envelope features a real red wax Hogwarts seal, unlike the many entirely printed versions that were also used in the scene. The envelope remains sealed with letters seemingly contained within”- The Prop Store.
The auction estimate for this lot is £3k-£5k.
Sloth Stunt Mask from The Goonies (1985)
I have not seen very much memorabilia from The Gooines movie offered up that often over the years. This Sloth Stunt mask may not be in all of our budgets but incredible indeed, Lucky the person will be that wins this! No matter what the Sloth mask sells for this is definitely the coolest thing to see from a great 80’s movie from my childhood.
The auction estimate is £30k-£40k.
Production-Used Script and Ephemera from Labyrinth (1986)
The Labyrinth Production-Used Script and Ephemera lot contains a script, six A4 pages of handwritten production notes, 107 behind-the-scenes photographs featuring many of the film’s models and creatures. All items are from the personal collection of renowned model-maker Valerie Charlton.
This auction lot of various Labyrinth production material has a reasonable estimate of £200 – £300.
Alien (1979) – Nostromo Emergency Helmet
With a starting bid of £1,500 almost any Alien fan or collector can add this rare helmet to their collection. The Nostromo Emergency Helmets were left secured to the bridge chairs during the opening scenes of the film, and can be seen in the bridge scenes aboard the ship Nostromo.
This Alien helmet lot has an auction estimate is £3,000 – £4,000.
Michael Ironside’s ‘Jester’ flight suit from Top Gun (1986)
1986 was the year that Top Gun hit the theaters becoming an instant hit and dare I say classic? The Prop Store LIVE auction has a Hero Flight Suit worn by Michael Ironside as “Jester” a Top Gun instructor.
The auction estimate for this flight suit is £6-8k.
TIE Pilot Helmet from Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
Here is a “WOW” piece from Star Wars A New Hope. This Imperial TIE fighter pilot helmet can be seen worn in the various dog fighting scenes, including in the final battle around the Death Star. Although not in all of our budgets a fantastic piece either way.
The estimate the TIE fighter helmet is £50k-£70k with an opening bid of £25k.
Batman’s Batsuit from The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
This last item may not be in every ones budget but defenitly worth sharing, Christian Bales Batman suit from the top grossing movie sequel The Dark Knight Rises. This is my favorite movie and bat suit out of all the movies featuring Christian Bales Batman. This impressive bat suit is military-inspired redesign of the Batman Begins Bat suit. This full Hero costume features integrated gloves, hood and cowl.
This lot is acompanied with a Warner Bros. certificate of authenticity in place of a Prop Store certificate. The auction estimate is £40k-£60k.