ENTERTAINMENT MEMORABILIA LIVE AUCTION
July 2015, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ICONIC FILM & TV MEMORABILIA UP FOR GRABS IN LONDON AUCTION WORTH IN EXCESS OF £1 MILLION
Leonard Nimoy’s Spock Costume from Star Trek, a Stormtrooper Helmet from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes back and Christopher Reeve’s Superman Tunic are set to feature this September in the UK’s biggest film and television memorabilia auction.
The Prop Store Entertainment Memorabilia live auction, to be held in partnership with the BFI IMAX together with ODEON, will see over £1 million worth of film memorabilia go under the hammer. Over 450 lots will be sold on the 23rd of September at the BFI IMAX, London, Waterloo. A free preview exhibition will also take place in the run up to the auction, opening on the 9th September to the public and showcasing over 250 pieces of the exclusive collection on offer. Prospective bidders can register for the auction now by visiting: www.propstore.com/liveauction
Doctor Who fans are in for a treat with a Dalek and shooting script from Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space and Time available for bidding. With “Back To The Future Day” approaching later this year, the time is right for fans of the franchise to get their hands on Marty McFly’s Grays Sports Almanac in the Prop Store auction. Each lot is estimated to sell for between £4-6k.
The incredible line-up of items also includes James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) Walther P99 & Silencer from Tomorrow Never Dies estimated at £10-12k, Frank Bullitt's (Steve McQueen) License Plate from Bullitt estimated at £10-15k, and Captain Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp) Sword from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest estimated at £4-6k.
The auction is suitable for fans with all variety of budgets. Two of the least expensive lots in the sale are a helmet worn by the Knights of the Round Table from Monty Python and the Holy Grail estimated at £200 - £300, and a lot of Quad Posters from Blade Runner’s original 1982 release, estimated to sell for £200.
Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO, had this to say about the upcoming auction: “We're incredibly proud to announce our second live auction in London and are delighted to be working in partnership with the UK’s leading cinema chain, ODEON. The wonderful venue they are providing for the auction will make it a truly great event for film fans and collectors alike. This year sees some fantastic material come to market and we are really looking forward to giving people the chance to take home their own pieces of movie and television history.”
Andy Edge, Commercial Director at ODEON UK & Ireland said: “It’s very exciting to present these film mementos to the public, giving film fans the chance to pick up their own piece of Hollywood history. With this year’s film slate full of huge blockbusters, including; Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Everest, The Walk, Spectre and Star Wars: The Force Awakens – who knows what props will be sought after in the years to come.”
Items included in the auction plus value estimates:
Spock's (Leonard Nimoy) Science Officer Costume from Star Trek (TV 1966) £50-70k
Alex's (Malcolm McDowell) Purple Suede & Snakeskin Coat from A Clockwork Orange (1971) £8-10k
Grays Sports Almanac from Back To The Future Part II (1989) £4-6k
Frank Bullitt's (Steve McQueen) License Plate from Bullitt (1968) £10-15k
Fizzgig Puppet from The Dark Crystal (1982) £8-10k
Dalek from Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) £4-6k
Leeloo Dallas (Milla Jovovich) Multi Pass from The Fifth Element £4-6k
James Bond's (Pierce Brosnan) Hero P99 & Silencer from James Bond: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) £10-12k
The Witch King's Dagger from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) £25-30k
Captain Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp) Sword from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) £4-6k
Ambassador-Class Starship Model Miniature from Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV 1987- 1994) £40-60k
Stormtrooper Helmet from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) £40-60k
Superman's (Christopher Reeve) Underwater Tunic from Superman (1978) £25-30k
The Terminator's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) SFX Crane Chase Jacket from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) £4-6k
Wolverine’s (Hugh Jackman) Claw Set from X2: X-Men United (2003) £4-6k
Film and television touches the hearts of many, and the exhibition and subsequent auction offers a rare chance to get up close and personal with these silver screen treasures. The auction will be streamed live onto the web so movie fans can track the bidding on the blockbuster props as they are snapped up on auction day. Bids can be placed online, over the phone or in person.
The Prop Store Live Auction, in partnership with the BFI IMAX together with ODEON, will take place at the BFI IMAX Waterloo on Wednesday 23rd September at 2pm. Auction items will be on display at a free exhibition open to the public at the BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London, England SE1 8XR from 9th - 23rd September 2015.
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Notes to editors:
Filming and photography of Prop Store and/or the items to be auctioned can be arranged
Filming and photography of the setup of the exhibition can be arranged
Stephen lane, founder of Prop Store, is available for media interviews
Thomas Plant and Neil Shuttleworth, directors of 'Special Auction Services' and the auctioneers for the event are available for media interview
About Prop Store
Prop Store originated from a simple idea—that all film fans could own a piece of their favourite movies. In 1998, Stephen Lane founded Prop Store in London. With a growing body of knowledge of collecting, and the rolodex to match, Lane began the first firm in history dedicated exclusively to the sale of movie and television memorabilia. Lane and his team began scouring the corners of the earth in search of the cinema world’s most priceless artifacts. Darth Vader’s lightsaber, Mr. Spock’s costume and Indiana Jones’ bullwhip are just a few of the items the team have uncovered over the years. Today, Prop Store is a thriving multinational company with over 20,000 square feet of archived props and costumes, and a reputation as the most trusted authority in the hobby. Prop Store works with top studios and production companies around the globe to conduct multiple online and live event auctions every year. With a combined collecting experience of over 75 years, the team
has a unique perspective on the past, present, and future of this fascinating industry.
About ODEON Cinemas
With 84 years of cinema experience, ODEON® & UCI Cinemas is a leading international cinema operator in Europe. It operates 2232 screens at 244 sites across Europe as a whole, including 124 sites across the UK and Ireland.