Original Statler and Waldorf puppet heads from “The Muppets” are among other original props & memorabilia to go under the hammer in upcoming Los Angeles auction.

  • A pair of original Statler and Waldorf “Heckler” puppets heads from various “The Muppets” productions are estimated to sell for between $40,000 – $60,000 (£28,500 – 42,800) as part of Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction on Tuesday 29th June, Wednesday 30th June and Thursday 1st July 2021, featuring a collection of film memorabilia worth over $6.1 million (£4.4 million)
  • Original hand-painted Drew Struzan artwork from “The Muppet Movie” (1979) is estimated to sell for between $15,000 – 20,000 (£7,000 – 10,600)
  • Over 1,300 unique and original items to be made available to bidders in one of the world’s largest live auctions of film and television memorabilia
  • Bids can be placed online from anywhere in the world or by phone

Brandon Alinger, Prop Store COO, commented on the upcoming auction: “Prop Store has handled tens of thousands of original props and costumes at auction, but this auction marks the first time we have ever brought original Muppet pieces to the public. Statler and Waldorf are iconic characters that have appeared across so many Muppet titles, it is a thrill to have these two examples we have in such wonderful shape and ready to go home with the highest bidder. These Muppets are just one example of the over 1,300 lots of original prop and costume materials in this month’s live auction.”

Statler and Waldorf Puppet Heads from THE MUPPETS FRANCHISE (1975 – PRESENT) est: $40,000 – 60,000 (£28,500 – 42,800)

Notable puppet-related items to be sold at the Prop Store auction (with estimated sale prices) include:

  • Statler and Waldorf Puppet Heads from THE MUPPETS FRANCHISE (1975 – PRESENT) est: $40,000 – 60,000 (£28,500 – 42,800)
  • Hand-Painted Drew Struzan Original Soundtrack Artwork from THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979) est: $15,000 – 20,000 (£10,700 – 14,200)
  • Neil Gaiman-Signed Coraline Jones (Dakota Fanning) Prototype Puppet from CORALINE (2009) est: $10,000 – 15,000 (£7,100 – 10,700)
  • Other Mother (Teri Hatcher) Final Approved Design Maquette from CORALINE (2009) est: $6,000 – 8,000 (£4,200 – 5,700)
  • Terror Dog Stop-Motion Puppet from GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) est: $6,000 – 8,000 (£4,200 – 5,700)
  • Stop-Motion Zero Puppet from THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993) est: $6,000 – 8,000 (£4,200 – 5,700)
  • Green Full-Body Gremlin Puppet from GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH (1990) est: $5,000 – 7,000 (£3,500 – 5,000)
  • Dinosaur Input Device (D.I.D.) Electronic Warrior Bug Armature from STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997) est: $5,000 – 7,000 (£3,500 – 5,000)
  • Coraline Jones (Dakota Fanning) Design Maquette from CORALINE (2009) est: $4,000 – 6,000 (£2,800 – 4,200)
  • Light-Up Garden of Eyes Marketing Standee from KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (2016) est: $3,000 – 5,000 (£2,100 – 3,500)
  • Unfinished Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon) and Sally (Catherine O’Hara) Faces from THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993) est: $2,000 – 3,000 (£1,400 – 2,100)
  • Five Character Paint Master Heads from CORALINE (2009) est: $2,000 – 3,000 (£1,400 – 2,100)
  • Charlene Sinclair’s (Sally Struthers) Animatronic Head from DINOSAURS (T.V. SERIES, 1991 – 1994) est: $2,000 – 3,000 (£1,400 – 2,100)
  • Other Mother (Teri Hatcher) and Other Father (John Hodgman) Prototype Puppet Heads from CORALINE (2009) est: $1,200 – 1,600 (£800 – 1,100)
  • Full-Body Puppy Puppet from BEETHOVEN (1992) est: $1,000 – 1,500 (£700 – 1,000)
  • Autographed Stop-Motion Crew Gift from THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (2004) est: $500 – 700 (£300 – 500)

Left to Right: Unfinished Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon) and Sally (Catherine O’Hara) Faces from THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993) est: $2,000 – 3,000 (£1,400 – 2,100); Hand-Painted Drew Struzan Original Soundtrack Artwork from THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979) est: $15,000 – 20,000 (£10,700 – 14,200); Neil Gaiman-Signed Coraline Jones (Dakota Fanning) Prototype Puppet from CORALINE (2009) est: $10,000 – 15,000 (£7,100 – 10,700); Green Full-Body Gremlin Puppet from GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH (1990) est: $5,000 – 7,000 (£3,500 – 5,000); Terror Dog Stop-Motion Puppet from GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) est: $6,000 – 8,000 (£4,200 – 5,700)

 Online bidding is now open at www.propstore.com/liveauction. The auction will be broadcast live over three days on Tuesday June 29th, Wednesday June 30th and Thursday July 1st, 2021 from 10:00 am PDT.

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