Prop Store Rakes In £3.8m At Auction

Prop Store Live Auction

The Prop Store auction is over for yet another year and what an auction it was. A total of £3.8 million was raised in the auction at London’s BFI IMAX cinema presented by Odeon. Collectors from around the world bid on these treasures of movie history and some of the prices fetched for these items are eye watering. Let’s take a look at just a few of the items that went under the hammer.

One of the top results of the day was the Star Lord’s Helmet from Guardians of the Galaxy which achieved a sale price of £134,200 ($181,170).

Other notable sales included:

  1. Alien Creature Costume from ALIENS (1986) sold for £61,000
  2. Marty McFly’s Light-up 2015 Nike Shoes (Michael J. Fox) from BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (1989) sold for £30,500
  3. The Joker’s Costume (Jack Nicholson) from BATMAN (1989) sold for £39,650
  4. Buddy’s Costume (Will Ferrell) from ELF (2003) sold for £27,450
  5. Dr. Peter Venkman’s Jumpsuit (Bill Murray) from GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) sold for £42,700
  6. Peter “Star-Lord” Quill’s Hero Helmet (Chris Pratt) from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014) sold for £134,200
  7. Indiana Jones’ Bullwhip (Harrison Ford) from INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989) sold for £79,300
  8. James Bond’s Royal Navy Cap (Roger Moore) from THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977) sold for £10,370
  9. Jules Winnfield’s “Bad Mother F**ker” Wallet (Samuel L. Jackson) from PULP FICTION (1993) sold for £61,000
  10. Jack Torrance’s Jacket (Jack Nicholson) from THE SHINING (1980) sold for £73,200
  11. C-3PO Special Effects Head from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) sold for £73,200
  12. Thor’s Mjölnir Hammer (Chris Hemsworth) from THOR (2011) sold for £73,200
  13. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell’s Flight Suit (Tom Cruise) from TOP GUN (1986) sold for £45,750
  14. Superman’s Flying Tunic (Christopher Reeve) from SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE (1987) sold for £9,760
  15. The Terminator’s Costume (Arnold Schwarzenegger) from TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES (2003) sold for £13,420

It’s quite scary to think I was holding those £30,000 shoes and playing around with that £73,200 hammer before the auction. Absolutely crazy!

Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO commented on the auction: “Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia live auction, held at the BFI IMAX London, in partnership with ODEON, was a resounding success. Over 1,500 bidders duked it out during a marathon 11-hour event held in the comfort of the BFI IMAX screen, which was also streamed live around the world. Prop Store offered to market a phenomenal collection of film and television artifacts that were keenly contested for by collectors, investors and institutions alike.

Sylvia Woon, Interim Commercial Director at ODEON UK & Ireland said: “Each year, Prop Store’s auction at London’s BFI IMAX gets bigger and better, and the collection of items from the exhibition that went under the hammer in 2017 were no exception. It was fantastic to see so many film fans come through our doors to see and bid on these incredible pieces of entertainment history – and we can’t wait to see what the team at Prop Store have got planned for 2018.”

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