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September 17th, 2017 by Cherry

I’ve lived my nerd life wrong since I will not be able to bit on Indiana Jones’ Bullwhip or MY Superman aka Christopher Reeves tights in the Prop Store auction Tuesday, September 26th! If you are in London you can enjoy the exhibition of 300 auction lot open to the public until the auction at the BFI IMAX in Waterloo, London. Everyone else can enjoy watching the auction live streamed as we watch our childhood sold to private collectors never to be seen again <wah> Registration and bidding is now open. If you have the money you can bid online at, over the phone or in person and if your lucky maybe you can find something that’s in your price range.



Indiana Jones’ bullwhip and Scarface painting are amongst 600 lots of movie memorabilia in upcoming London auction on Tuesday 26th September 2017

  • Harrison Ford’s bullwhip from Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning adventure sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is estimated to sell for between £50,000 – 70,000
  • This iconic piece of film history will be sold alongside props and costumes from some of cinema’s most legendary movies including James Bond and Scarface, with the hand-painted Tony Montana portrait estimated at £30,000 – 50,000
  • Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction will feature a collection of film memorabilia worth over £2-3 million
  • A free public preview exhibition presenting over 300 auction lots is now open until Tuesday 26th September at the BFI IMAX in Waterloo, London
Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO, commented on the upcoming auction “Indiana Jones is IDwithout a doubt one of the biggest movie legends of all time, and we’re very excited to be featuring his bullwhip from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in our upcoming live auction. In addition to Indy’s whip, we’ve got a whole host of iconic props and costumes including a painting of Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer from Scarface which is complete with bullet holes! These great items and hundreds more will go under the hammer at Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction on 26th September 2017 at London’s BFI IMAX proudly presented by ODEON.”


The Prop Store Live Auction will feature props and costumes from cinema classics including:

  • James Bond’s (Roger Moore) Royal Navy Cap from The Spy Who Loved Me. Estimate £5k – 7k
  • Tony Montana’s (Al Pacino) Green Card from Scarface. Estimate £10k – 15k
  • Superman’s (Christopher Reeve) Flying Tunic from Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Estimate £8k – 10k
  • Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell’s (Tom Cruise) Flight Suit from Top Gun. Estimate £20k – 30k

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The auction will be live-streamed online for fans to track the bidding on auction day. A free preview exhibition will be open to the public in the run up to the auction showcasing over 300 lots from the upcoming auction. Movie fans and collectors alike will be able to see these incredible pieces of movie history up-close.

Registration and bidding is now open. Bids can be placed online at, over the phone or in person.

The free exhibition is now open to the public at the BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London, England SE1 8XR from 10:00am to 9:30pm, until Tuesday 26th September 2017. Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction, in partnership with the BFI IMAX proudly presented by ODEON, will also take place at the BFI IMAX Waterloo on Tuesday 26th September from 12:00pm.


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March 9th, 2015 by Cherry

Can I just say that I REALLY wish I was rich and had won the Lotto a few months ago? So many items that I grew up loving that I really really want to have in my collection. They have a lot of great items but here’s my curated list of dream collectibles that would make my life my world and my nerd geekette dreams come true. Especially the Leonard Nimoy signed photo with William Shatner now I’ll never meet Mr. Spock! My only comfort is that I’m going to the Star Wars celebration in a month. But the idea of even one of these pieces will be haunting my dreams!

William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy Signed Star Trek TOS Photo18William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy Signed Star Trek TOS Photo

14 in. x 11 in. black & white semi-glossy photo featuring Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock from Star Trek The Original Series, signed by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.
Disney Star Wars Weekend 2004 Original Randy Noble Drawing21Disney Star Wars Weekend 2004 Original Randy Noble Drawing

Original blue pencil drawing by Disney artist Randy Noble for Star Wars Weekend 2004. The drawing plays homage to the iconic Star Wars poster with Min
Set of 3 Limited Edition Star Wars Lithographs Signed by Artist Dave Dorman 199622Set of 3 Limited Edition Star Wars Lithographs Signed by Artist Dave Dorman 1996Set of three 16 in. x 22 in. limited edition color lithograph featuring STAR WARS artwork by Dave Dorman. The artworks are entitled “Obi-Wan Ke…

Don Post Star Wars Darth Vader Collector Helmet Signed by Dave Prowse Twice23Don Post Star Wars Darth Vader Collector Helmet Signed by Dave Prowse Twice

Signed by Dave Prowse, who portrayed Darth Vader in the original trilogy, twice – on the forehead underneath the helmet and at the neck. In fine condition. From Private Collection.
Don Post Star Wars C-3PO Vintage 1977 Mask Signed by Anthony Daniels & Bill Malone24Don Post Star Wars C-3PO Vintage 1977 Mask Signed by Anthony Daniels & Bill Malone

Original vintage 1977 Star Wars C-3PO soft rubber mask by Don Post Studios. Signed by Anthony Daniels, who portrayed C-3PO in all six Star Wars films…
Don Post Star Wars Boba Fett Helmet Signed by Jeremy Bullock25Don Post Star Wars Boba Fett Helmet Signed by Jeremy Bullock

Star Wars Boba Fett mask/helmet, cast from the original mold by Don Post Studios. Signed on the left side of the helmet by Jeremy Bullock, who portray
Prop Replicator and Conceptual Art Print from Stargate SG-1 Episode "Small Victories"29Prop Replicator and Conceptual Art Print from Stargate SG-1 Episode “Small Victories”

Conceptual art print from Stargate SG-1 (MGM Television, 1997-2007) Art Department. Mounted with an original prop Replicator used during the production ….
Movie Sci-Fi & Fantasty AuctionOnline OnlyA collection of props & costumes from Sci-Fi and fantasy themed movies, ranging from TerminatorStar Trek and Starship Troopers to X-MenJurassic Park and Star Wars.Provenance: Private Collections

All items come with a Blacksparrow Auctions certificate of authenticity.

Click here to register and bid.

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May 18th, 2014 by Cherry

Mark your calendar for an online only calendar legend items from Duke Ellington to Michael ‘King of Pop’ Jackson to Madonna to The Police to Cher to Elvis Costello to Lady Gaga to Prince to Mick Jagger & more!  The auction goes LIVE from 5/18 – 5/19 at Julien’s Auction Website

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February 1st, 2014 by Cherry

<sigh> I’d LOVE to have a cool signed poster from A Clockwork Orange but would pass on the ‘collectible’ hair from James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis.  I’m a huge fan of James but no hair YES to the photos.  What would you buy if you had the money to buy one of these rare items?


EL SEGUNDO – Premiere Props announced they will be auctioning off a collection of 34 uncovered photos of James Dean, accompanied with their negatives and all reproduction rights granted, on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 at their headquarters in El Segundo, CA.  There will be a preview from 9-11am PT with the live auction beginning at 11am PT.

The photographs were taken by Gus Vignolle, journalist and photographer for Sports Illustrated.    Vignolle covered Dean while he raced in a new Porsche Speedster for the first time in Palm Springs on March 26 & 27, 1955.  Additionally, Vignolle published MotoRacing, a new sports car newspaper in October 1955, which included some of these photographs in a four part series.

The negatives have been missing for over 50 years and Vignolle’s daughter Zaz Vignolle Clark recently uncovered them after sorting through her father’s articles and photographs.

Vignolle met James Dean personally at his first race on March 26 and then only raced two more times before his fatal accident in his new 550 Porsche Spyder on his way to a race in Salinas, California.

There is also a personal birthday card from James Dean to Vignolle Clark signed by Dean with additional signatures from his racing organization.

“James Dean is a true American icon,” said Dan Levin, Vice President of Premiere Props.  “We are thrilled to be able to offer fans the chance to own these rare photographs, as they truly are a find.”

In addition to the photographs, there will be over 1000 movie and television props, costumes and rare classic posters auctioned including:

  • GONE WITH THE WIND – curtains that adorned the windows and doorways in Tara, and then some were subsequently used by Scarlett (Vivien Leigh) to create her famous “Curtain Dress.”
  • Ingrid Berman’s Custom Dress From and Stand from Selznick Studios – multi-Oscar winning legend Ingrid Berman’s personal dress form used at the Selznick’s Studios during the 1940’s, when David O. Selznick put her under contract.
  • CLEOPATRA – Roman Army Shield
  • PLANET OF THE APES – John Chambers/Zoyd Luce Gorilla Horse Soldier Head
  • STARGATE SG-1 – Complete Kull Warrior Armor Costume
  • Strands of James Dean’s Hair obtained by Gordon Bau, the make-up supervisor on GIANT
  • Strands of Elvis Presley’s Hair obtained by Presley’s hairstylist and barber, Homer M. Gilleland
  • Strands of Marilyn Monroe’s Hair obtained by legendary and make-up arists Sydney Guilaroff on the set of the ill-fated unfinished feature SOMETHING’S GO TO GIVE
  • 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, – a Stanley Kubrick signed poster 
  • A CLOCKWORK ORANGE – a Stanley Kubrick and Malcolm McDowell signed poster





Fans can starting bidding now, placing bids online at andhttp://www.liveauctioneers.comor calling to set up phone bidding with a Premiere Props representative.

Collectors can place proxy bids until the Hollywood Extravaganza Auction goes LIVE at 11am PT on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23.

For more information, please visit or or call (310) 322-PROP / (888) 761-PROP.

About Premiere Props

Premiere Props is the leading marketing memorabilia company to market, authenticate, package, and distribute exclusive movie memorabilia. Since 2001, Premiere Props has represented over 600 movies to date and continues to grow strong. Premiere Props works with some of the largest motion picture studios and independent distributors in the world, such as Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Miramax, MGM, The Weinstein Company, Sony Screen Gems, Lionsgate, TriStar, Spyglass, Alcon and many more.


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December 17th, 2013 by Cherry

If you can buy just ONE item what would it be???  You know me I’m always all about Star Wars!!!



LOS ANGELES- DECEMBER 5, 2013– Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, is proud to announce the highlights from the upcoming Hollywood auction this December 21st, details are below.

Frodo’s “Sting” hand-crafted aluminum sword from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Sting was an ancient blade made by Elvish weapon-smiths used by lead character Frodo Baggins in Tolkien’s epic The Lord of the Rings.This is one of the production made Sting swords beautifully crafted with resin hilt and hand-etched aluminum blade by WETA Workshop. As Tolkien described in the book, Sting is depicted as vaguely leaf-shaped, with gently curving edges. Engraved on the blade are Sindarin letters that read phonetically, “Maegnas aen estar nin dagnir in yngyl im.” Translated they read, “Sting is my name; I am the spider’s bane” The sword has a WETA logo, reference number, date and “Sting (Human Scale)” engraved into it. Lord of the Rings items are extremely rare and just for a point of reference, last year, Profiles sold Orlando Bloom’s “Legolas” bow for an amazing $372,000. This sword is estimated to sell for $30,000 – $50,000.

Bert Lehr’s Cowardly Lion, “Witch Remover” prop from The Wizard of Oz. This instantly recognizable prop is wielded by the Cowardly Lion as he, Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow enter the Haunted Forest and read the sign aloud stating, “Haunted Forest…Witches Castle one mile…I’d turn back if I were you.” So visually important is this scene that M-G-M chose the image of this sequence for one of their eight promotional lobby cards. estimated to sell for $100,000 – $150,000.

Harrison Ford’s Han Solo DL-44 Blaster from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The space-scoundrel-turned hero’s persona is irrevocably tied to his blaster pistol. Solo was modeled after the rogue gunslingers of the westerns that influenced creator George Lucas. This non-firing blaster was created for The Empire Strikes Back and was also used in Return of the Jedi. It would have been used in the majority of scenes that feature Han, with the heavier, live-fire weapon being used for close-up shots. Particularly noteworthy scenes requiring this lighter version are when Darth Vader uses the Force to lasso the blaster out of Han’s hand in Empire, and in Jedi when Han wrestles with a Stormtrooper to regain possession of his blaster during the Rebels’ encounter with Imperial forces on Endor. It is the only known example of this type of blaster in private hands. It is estimated to sell for $200,000 – $300,000.

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November 6th, 2013 by Cherry

NOVEMBER 16, 2013


The Hunger Games Costume Auction is less than two weeks away. This is a very special auction of screen-worn wardrobe from the hit motion picture The Hunger Games.


Included in this auction is the famous brown leather Hunting Jacket worn by Katniss Everdeen, portrayed by Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence. This same jacket was also worn in Catching Fire.


Also in this auction is the spectacular and glimmering Fire Dress. This dress was specially made with thousands of Swarovski crystals adorning the lower section that sparkle as the dress moves.


Over 200 original screen-worn costumes from this hit blockbuster will be on the auction block. Opening bids start as low as $100.


Bidding will be live, internet and phone. Please register to bid early.


We hope to see you there!













“The Hunger Games auction allows fans to virtually step inside the world of the 12 Districts, the Capitol, and the brutal realm of the Games. Fans are afforded a once in a lifetime opportunity to actually own Katniss’ leather hunting jacket, or her “Girl on Fire” dress, or to dress up as one of the flamboyant denizens of the Capitol…or as one of the color-coded District tributes. It is rare to be able to acquire wardrobe so early in a franchise’s history, since it took a phenomenon like the Star Trek television and film series 40 years to reach the auction block. With the November Hunger Games auction, you could go and see The Hunger Games sequel (also out in November) wearing Katniss’ actual leather hunting boots.” -Jennifer Smith is a California University Professor of Art History, a writer, and a collector of original film and television props and costumes. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and magnificent infant son, Clark.






In our ongoing effort to end hunger, Blacksparrow Auctions is honored to be working with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Donations of food and/or money will be accepted at our offices located in Sun Valley, California, now through November 18, 2013. Please contact us for more information.


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October 29th, 2013 by Cherry

OH MY GOB I LOVE the Dixie Chicks and can’t wait for them to come to USA so I can see them again!  If you’re like me counting down the days till they release new music and of course in America you can take comfort from their raising funds for Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives.  It’s a San Antonio, TX foundation chosen by Emily and signed by all three members.  The Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives is committed to caring for children in crisis and the auction ends on November 12th.

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The Dixie Chicks are currently touring across Canada for the band’s Long Time Gone tour and are giving fans a chance to own a guitar played on stage each night of the tour! The Dixie Chicks are auctioning off a guitar Emily Robison is playing each night of their 2013 Canadian tour that will also be signed by all three Chicks. The proceeds benefit Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives, an incredible foundation in San Antonio, TX chosen by Emily herself. Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives is committed to caring for children in crisis. Learn more at

Bid now on this signed guitar! The auction ends on November 12.

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September 30th, 2011 by Cherry

Fangoria’s Annual Horror Movie Prop and Costume Live Auction on October 30, 2011 –  11 a.m., at Premiere Props

With all the storied props and costumes that have come up for auction recently, you could stock movie museums around the world. Such treasures as Dorothy’s ruby slippers and Marilyn’s white dress from TheSeven Year Itch fetched record prices globally, and now, just in time for Halloween, comes a different breed of memorabilia auction. At Premiere’s prop warehouse in El Segundo, Fangoriamagazine and Premiere Props will team up to offer Freddy Kruger’s sweater from A Nightmare on Elm Street and a “large, dirty cross” from The Exorcist. Viscera and limbs from the Saw movies will also be on the block—see if you’ve got the guts to check them out

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