One of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies announced the results from their Los Angeles-based live auction of film and TV memorabilia, with items on offer fetching in excess of $6.2M. Prop Store’s unique Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction was held last week over two days (Thursday 27th August and Wednesday 26th August 2020) at Prop Store’s Los Angeles office and broadcast around the world via a live stream.
Hundreds of bidders from around the world took part in Prop Store’s live auction, which achieved outstanding results over two days of exciting and intensive bidding. Hundreds of props, costumes and related entertainment memorabilia were sold during Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction.
Notable sales included (all figures stated are the total sale prices paid by the buyer, which include the buyer’s premium):
- Pete “Maverick” Mitchell’s (Tom Cruise) Fighter Pilot Helmet from TOP GUN (1986) sold for $325,000
- Darth Vader Promotional Costume With Poster-Matched Helmet from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) sold for $287,500
- Raven Bar & Well of Souls Staff of Ra Headpiece from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) sold for $137,500
- Stormtrooper Helmet from STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE (1977) sold for $137,500
- Xenomorph Queen Model Miniature Puppet from ALIENS (1986) sold for $106,250
- Duros Cantina Alien Mask from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) sold for $100,000
- Josey Wales’ (Clint Eastwood) Screen-Matched Blank-Firing Hero Colt Walker-Style Revolver from THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES (1976) sold for $90,625
- Screen-Matched Jumanji Game Board from JUMANJI (1995) sold for $87,500
- Ellen Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) Screen-Matched Practical Special Effects Colonial Marine Flamethrower Unit from ALIENS (1986) sold for $78,125
- Cliff Booth’s (Brad Pitt) Blue Karmann Ghia from ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (2019) sold for $62,500
- Rick Dalton’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) Yellow Cadillac Coupe De Ville from ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (2019) sold for $56,250
- Sergeant Apone’s (Al Matthews) Screen-Matched U.S. Colonial Marines Armor Costume from ALIENS(1986) sold for $53,125
- RoboCain (Tom Noonan) Stop-Motion Puppet from ROBOCOP 2 (1990) sold for $40,625
- Freeman Lowell’s (Bruce Dern) Screen-Matched Hero Costume from SILENT RUNNING (1972) sold for $40,625
- Pvt. Frost’s (Ricco Ross) Screen-Matched Helmet from ALIENS (1986) sold for $37,500
- Marty McFly’s (Michael J. Fox) Left Nike MAG Sneaker from BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (1989) sold for $34,375
- Lisle Von Rhuman’s (Isabella Rossellini) Potion Vial from DEATH BECOMES HER (1992) sold for $34,375
- Steve Rogers’ (Reb Brown) Captain America Costume from CAPTAIN AMERICA (T.V. MOVIE, 1979)/CAPTAIN AMERICA II: DEATH TOO SOON (T.V. MOVIE, 1979) sold for $31,250
- Dinosaur Input Device (D.I.D.) Electronic Tyrannosaurus Rex Armature from JURASSIC PARK (1993) sold for $31,250
- Xenomorph Alien Display with Tail from ALIEN: RESURRECTION (1997) sold for $25,000
- Neil Armstrong’s (Ryan Gosling) Screen-Matched Gemini Spacesuit from FIRST MAN (2018) sold for $25,000
- Judge Joseph Dredd’s (Sylvester Stallone) Costume with Stunt Components from JUDGE DREDD (1995) sold for $23,750
- Scissorhands’ (Johnny Depp) Scissorhands from EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990) sold for $22,500
Some of the least expensive lots in the auction included a Bat-Signal Blueprint from Joel Schumacher’s BATMAN FOREVER (1995) which sold for $438 (£336), and a lot of Ari Gold’s (Jeremy Piven’s) Cigars and Business Cards from the TV series ENTOURAGE (2004-2011) sold for $594 (£456).
Brandon Alinger, Prop Store’s COO commented on the auction:
“Prop Store’s first-ever Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction out of Los Angeles was a resounding success. The bidders were out in force and we had more registrants than any prior auction of this type. Maverick proved that he is still dangerous, with the Top Gun Maverick fighter pilot helmet selling for an incredible $325,000 with the buyer’s premium – more than five times its pre-sale estimate price. Darth Vader, cinema’s greatest villain, was not far behind – an original 1977 Vader touring costume sold for over $285,000 with buyer’s premium. We thank the many film fans and collectors who took part in the event and look forward to our next auction, which will be later this year from our London office.”
Prop Store’s annual UK Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction is back later this year, with an exciting two-day event taking place on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd December 2020, featuring 900 lots – giving collectors another opportunity to get their hands on incredible pieces of movie history. Register for the auction now HERE.