LONDON, 5th September 2014: Prop Store recently announced its first live auction in partnership with Vue Entertainment International, with items including Marty McFly’s Mattel Hoverboard from Back to the Future: Part II and Wonka’s Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory available for sale. After months of anticipation, Prop Store is now proud to reveal the full auction catalogue, showcasing over 375 props and costumes that will go on sale at Vue Westfield, London.
A first of its kind interactive catalogue is available online now, containing exclusive video footage, imagery and additional detailed descriptions of the items. It is also available to purchase as a lavish hard copy with 224 heavyweight pages packed with full color illustrations and descriptions. A traditional PDF download is also included on Prop Store’s website.
Many of the items available in the auction have never been seen before by the general public or the film memorabilia collecting community. Over 200 of the auction lots will be on display at a free two-week exhibition at Vue Westfield from the 1st of October.
Never seen before highlights announced include:
• Alien – Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) Flamethrower estimated at £25,000 – £30,000
• Gremlins 2 – The New Batch – Gremlin Puppet estimated at £3,500 – £4,500
• Rush – ‘Niki Lauda’s (Daniel Br?hl) Prop Ferrari 312T2 Formula One Car estimated at £20,000 – £30,000
• Star Trek III: The Search for Spock – Captain James T. Kirk’s (William Shatner) Costume estimated at £10,000 – £12,000
• H.R. Giger – Personally-Owned Aluminium Harkonnen “Capo” Chair estimated at £60,000 – £80,000
• Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – Biker Scout helmet estimated at £8,000-£10,000
• The World is Not Enough – James Bond’s Full-size Q-Boat estimated at £8,000-£10,000
• The Shining – Jack and Wendy’s (Jack Nicholson & Shelly Duvall) Overlook Hotel Bed estimated at £4,000-£6,000
• Excalibur – Mordred’s (Robert Addie) Suit of ‘Golden’ Armour estimated at £18,000-£20,000
Prop Store has also engaged Carey Wallace and Sarah Hodgson, two of the world’s most experienced specialists in the field of entertainment memorabilia, as specialist consultants for the auction. Wallace and Hodgson’s work with global artists, major auction houses, archives, corporations, institutions and private collectors makes them experts in the field. They are delighted to be involved with Prop Store’s inaugural live auction.
Stephen Lane, Prop Store Founder, said: ”We’ve had a huge amount of interest in the auction already and we’re now extremely excited to announce the full auction catalogue comprising of 375 incredibly rare props and costumes. In addition to the grand printed catalogue we are also releasing a fully interactive catalogue which has never been done before.”
The Prop Store Live Auction in partnership with Vue Cinemas will take place at Vue Westfield in London on Thursday 16th October. Auction items will be on display at a free preview exhibition at Vue Westfield, open to the public from Thursday 1st October until Thursday 16th October.
Tim Richards, CEO of Vue Entertainment International said: “We’re delighted to be hosting this amazing collection of film memorabilia – one of the most exciting of its kind ever offered in Europe, at Vue Westfield. From serious collectors and keen investors to film fanatics and movie buffs, we are expecting a high level of interest from a whole host of people eager to grab a slice of real film history.
“It’s the first time an auction on this scale has been held in a cinema, so it should make for an entertaining evening , while the exhibition will ensure that everyone who wants to get an intimate look at some of these amazing and iconic props can do so absolutely free!”
Watch the full auction trailer on Prop Store’s YouTube channel here: