Prop Store, one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies, has today announced it is to hold the UK’s largest annual live auction of film and TV memorabilia for the sixth consecutive year this September, with the items on offer expected to fetch in excess of £6 million ($7.5 million). The auction is to be held at London’s BFI IMAX proudly presented by ODEON, Europe’s largest cinema group. There will be more than 900 rare and unique props in this auction. Bids can be placed via internet, from anywhere in the world, by phone, or in person.
The auction will be live-streamed online for fans to track the bidding on auction days. A free preview exhibition will be open to the public in the run up to the auction, opening on Wednesday 18th September – Tuesday 1st October 2019 at the BFI IMAX and showcasing over 250 lots from the upcoming auction.
The list of props being auctioned off is dazzling, but it’s in keeping with last year’s auction. Last year’s auction saw Indiana Jones’ (Harrison Ford) Signature Fedora from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark sell for a jaw-dropping $492,650.
Also on the auction list:
Russel Crows’ “Maximus” Roman General armor from Gladiator is expected to sell for between £30,000-50,000.
Jack Nicholson’s “Jack Torrance” hero axe from The Shining is estimated to sell for £40,000-60,000.
Mel Gibson’s “William Wallace” hero claymore sword from Braveheart should go for about £30,000-50,000.
If you’ve ever wanted to own Samuel L. Jackson’s “Mace Windu” lightsaber from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, I hope your Jedi robes have deep pockets, because that item is expected to sell for between £50,000-100,000.
If you have a particularly nasty rabbit in a cave that needs taking care of, you’ll need the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch from Monty Python. That’s estimated to sell for between £50,000-100,000.
Other top items to be sold at the Prop Store auction (with estimated sale prices) include:
- Maximus’ Screen-Matched Roman General Armour (Russell Crowe) from GLADIATOR (2000) est: £30,000-50,000
- Jack Torrance’s Hero Axe (Jack Nicholson) from THE SHINING (1980) est: £40,000-60,000
- William Wallace’s Hero Claymore Sword (Mel Gibson) from BRAVEHEART (1995) est: £30,000-50,000
- Screen-Matched Tantive IV Stormtrooper Helmet from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) est: £120,000-180,000
- Batman’s Complete Batsuit (Michael Keaton) from BATMAN (1989) est: £80,000-120,000
- Radio-Controlled Hero Ghost Trap and Pedal from GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) est: £80,000-120,000
- Light-Up Remote Control R2-BHD Droid from STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016) est: £60,000-80,000
- Special Effects Facehugger from ALIEN (1979) est: £50,000-70,000
- Spock’s Screen-Matched Science Officer Costume (Leonard Nimoy) from STAR TREK: THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER & THE OMEGA GLORY (TV series 1966-1969) est: £50,000-70,000
- James Bond’s Hero Walther PPK Pistol with Silencer and Holster (Pierce Brosnan) from JAMES BOND: GOLDENEYE (1995) est: £40,000-60,000
- Freddy Kruger’s Glove (Robert Englund) from FREDDY VS. JASON (2003) est: £20,000-30,000
- Storm’s X-Suit (Halle Berry) from X-MEN (2000) est: £20,000-30,000
- John Hammond’s Costume (Richard Attenborough) from JURASSIC PARK (1993) est: £15,000-25,000
- Riddler’s Costume (Jim Carrey) from BATMAN FOREVER (1995) est: £10,000-15,000
- Vito Corleone’s Screen-Matched Brown Pea Coat (Robert De Niro) from THE GODFATHER: PART II (1974) est: £10,000-15,000
- Tony Stark’s Desert Costume Display (Robert Downey Jr.) from IRON MAN (2008) est: £10,000-15,000
- Forrest Gump’s Screen-Matched Bus Stop Nikes and Socks (Tom Hanks) from FORREST GUMP (1994) est: £8,000-10,000
- The Terminator’s Autographed Motorcycle Jacket (Arnold Schwarzenegger) from TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991) est: £8,000-10,000
- From Julie Dawn Cole’s (Veruca Salt) personal collection: Scrumdidlyumptious Wrapper from WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971) est: £6,000-8,000
Not everything is expected to go for thousands of pounds. Some of the least expensive lots in the auction include a Willy Wonka Golden Ticket Announcement Poster from Tim Burton’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (2005) estimated at £300, and a Mr DNA Animation Cel Autographed By Steven Spielberg from JURASSIC PARK (1993) estimated to sell for £600.
Registration is now open at www.propstore.com/liveauction. Online proxy bids can be submitted from Monday 2nd September 2019.
The auction items will be on display at a free exhibition open to the public at the BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London, England SE1 8XR from 10:00am to 9:30pm, 18th September – 1st October 2019. Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction, in partnership with the BFI IMAX proudly presented by ODEON, will take place at the BFI IMAX Waterloo (1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, London SE1 8XR) over two days on Monday 30th September and Tuesday 1st October 2019 from 1:00pm.