Buttercup, Batman, Barbossa, Buddy, Bond and more–Prop Store lines up giant entertainment memorabilia auction for September

For more than six years we at borg.com have been covering entertainment memorabilia auctions–sales of not merely replicas or mass-produced collectibles, but the real objects seen on film–rare or even one-of-a-kind costumes created by award-winning Hollywood costume designers, detailed props created by production crew, model vehicles created by special effects departments like Industrial Light and Magic, prosthetics created by famous makeup artists, set decoration, concept art, and much more.  Amassing a wide variety of artifacts from classic and more recent film and television history, London and Los Angeles-based Prop Store is hosting its annual auction later this month.  Known for its consignment of some of the most well-known and iconic screen-used props and costumes, Prop Store’s ultimate museum collectibles auction will be open for bidding from anyone, and items will be available at estimates for both beginning collectors and those with deeper pockets.

The Prop Store Live Auction: Treasures from Film and Television will be auctioning off approximately 600 items.  You’ll find the following movies and TV shows represented and more:  3:10 to Yuma (2007), 300, Aliens, Back to the Future films, Blade Runner, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Chronicles of Narnia films, Elysium, Enemy Mine, Excalibur, The Fifth Element, Gladiator, The Goonies, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Jason and the Argonauts, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, the Indiana Jones films, Iron Man, the James Bond films, Judge Dredd (1995), the Jurassic Park films, Kick-Ass 2, Kingsman: the Secret Service, Lifeforce, Looper, The Lost Boys, The Martian, The Matrix, Men in Black III, Mission: Impossible (1996), The Mummy (1999), Patton, Pirates of the Caribbean series, Predators, the Rocky films, Saving Private Ryan, Scarface, Serenity, Shaun of the Dead, Shawshank Redemption, Sherlock Holmes (2009), Star Trek franchise, Star Wars franchise, Starship Troopers, Superman films, Terminator films, The Three Musketeers (1993), Tropic Thunder, Troy, True Grit, Underworld: Evolution, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Willow, The Wolfman (2010), World War Z, and the X-Men films.

You can flip through the auction house’s hefty 360-page catalog, or start with a look at what we selected as the best 50 of the lots–what we predict as the most sought-after by collectors and those that represent some of fandom’s favorite sci-fi and fantasy classics and modern favorites.

  • Industrial Light and Magic 17 3/4-inch Rebel Y-Wing filming model from Return of the Jedi
  • Sark (David Warner) Grid costume from the original Tron (1982)
  • Julie Newmar’s Catwoman costume and Burgess Meredith Penguin hat from the classic Batman TV series
  • Buttercup (Robin Wright) Fire Swamp red dress from The Princess Bride
  • Chekov (Walter Koenig) “nuclear wessels” costume, Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley) costume, and Sulu (George Takei) double shirt from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Full crew set of costumes (Malcolm, Zoe, Wash, Jayne, Inara, Kaylee, River, Book, and Simon) from Serenity (sold as individual costume lots)
  • Jack Nicholson purple Joker costume, plus separate coat and hat, from Batman (1989)
  • Enterprise-D 48-inch “pyro” model from Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Will Munny (Clint Eastwood) stunt shotgun from Unforgiven
  • Star-lord helmet from Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Thor (Chris Hemsworth) Mjolnir hammer from Thor

  • Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II jumpsuits made for Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman
  • Witch-king of Angmar crown from The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
  • Val Kilmer Batman suit and cowl from Batman Forever
  • Maverick (Tom Cruise) flight suit from Top Gun
  • Geoffrey Rush Captain Barbossa costume from the first Pirates of the Caribbean film, Curse of the Black Pearl

And there are so many more.  Like…

  • Michael J. Fox Marty McFly costume from Back to the Future III and full-sized restored future-2015 police cruiser from Back to the Future II
  • Two classic “Evil Ash” (Bruce Campbell) costumes and one full-sized cable-controlled puppet from Army of Darkness
  • Sylvester McCoy Seventh Doctor hat from Doctor Who
  • Ian McKellen Magneto helmet and tunic from X-Men (2000)
  • Buddy the Elf costume worn by Will Farrell in Elf
  • T-X red costume and effects arm worn by Kristanna Loken in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • Full-sized, Stampe biplane mock-up vehicle from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Peter Weller armor costume from RoboCop 2
  • Harry and Mrs. Bigfoot masks from Harry and the Hendersons
  • Steve McQueen costume from Papillon

  • Jack Torrence (Jack Nicholson) red jacket from The Shining
  • Third season Star Trek “red shirt” from the classic Star Trek TV series
  • Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) prosthetics and display from Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • Walker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) costume vest from Timecop
  • Roger Moore James Bond Royal Navy cap from Live and Let Die
  • Bespin Guard jacket from The Empire Strikes Back
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail round table helmet
  • Conan swords made for Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Barbarian
  • Two full EVA spacesuits from The Martian, worn by Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain
  • Jamaican bobsled team suits from Cool Runnings

This is just the tip of the iceberg–check out the Prop Store online auction catalog here to see more than 500 other items being sold, find photographs of each lot and description information, and here to register for the auction.

The Prop Store Live Auction: Treasures from Film and Television is September 26, 2017.

Happy bidding!

C.J. Bunce

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