Movie prop fans rejoice the world over as the Prop Store of London hosts another huge London auction.
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.”
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.