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In 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favourite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for this new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting—prop art.

Once Stephen assembled his dream team of like-minded movie fanatics, Prop Store set out like a band of movie archaeologists, looking to locate, research and preserve the treasure troves of important artifacts that hid in dark, sometimes forgotten corners all over the world.

Now, more than nineteen years later, the prop hobby and Prop Store are thriving. With over thirty employees between our offices in London and Los Angeles and over 25,000 combined square feet of archived props and costumes, we’ve become the busiest and most trusted authority in the hobby.

Thinking of starting your own collection? Give us a call or e-mail and we’ll arrange a tour through one of our incredible galleries so that you can see the limitless possibilities that await.

The reality of owning an authentic prop or costume from your favourite movie could be just a call or click away…

Meet the Prop Store team:

Steve
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Chief Executive Officer

Stephen began networking with Industry technicians and found his first few treasures, which led him to pursue Prop Store as a full time business. At that time, no one in the UK was selling this type of memorabilia as a full-time operation. Stephen has been a steady pioneer in the industry, constantly developing and evolving the business and constantly trying fresh initiatives. He has located some of the most significant caches of film memorabilia of the past two decades and both his personal and company collections reflect this – they are amongst the finest in the world.

Stephen’s Top 3 Movies

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Brandon
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Chief Operations Officer LA

Brandon worked as a part-time agent for Prop Store throughout 2006, before being brought on to head the US operation in May 2007.

Brandon has a background in researching the production of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films and had established contact and transacted with many key crew members from these productions before joining the Prop Store team. Brandon is educated within film studies to post graduate level and had published numerous articles on film production and movie memorabilia.

Over the past two years he has worked to develop the Prop Store’s LA branch to the level of quality that the London office has always been renowned for.

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Tim
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Head Of Client Services

Tim was The Prop Store’s first employee, and has been collecting since 1987.

He has witnessed amazing changes in the collecting industry over those two decades, both in the way these assets are sold and the prices they achieve.

In the early 90s Tim would make regular trips from London to Los Angeles to scout for new material for his own collection, and to trade out material he had sourced in the UK. Tim forged a massive network of collectors during this pre-Internet age when connecting with people interested in a niche market was very difficult. He retains many of these connections today, and they are a constant ace in Prop Store’s hand.

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Dan
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Senior Manager of Consignments

After graduating from Frostburg State University in Maryland with a degree in Mass Communication and minoring in Theatre, Dan relocated to California in 2008 and soon after found himself working for Prop Store.

A long time fan of entertainment and pop culture, Dan enjoys working with items that have been held and used by his favorite stars. Dan is the Senior Manager of Consignments for the Los Angeles office and handles the management and processing of incoming consignments.

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Sian
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Operations Manager

Siân joined the Prop Store team in 2010 as a researcher and copywriter after leaving behind a career in stage management. Now the Prop Store’s UK project manager, she looks after the auctions in London alongside the other excellent members of the project team. She can usually be found walking Stormageddon (her dog) or wrangling the local theatre group.

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Viki
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Project Leader

Viki began working as in intern at Prop Store in 2013 whilst studying Media and Sociology at university in London. Now a Project Leader, she works alongside the projects team as they work on the various auctions and events that take place throughout the year.

As a huge film fan, Viki loves handling all the amazing props and costumes from her favourite films that make their way through the London office.

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Matt
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LA Marketing Manager

A Jersey shore native, Matt moved to LA after graduating from Emerson College with a BA in Writing for Film and Television. A lifelong love of all things cinema led him to his current position with the Prop Store in late 2012.

A collector and prop builder in his free time, Matt is regularly astonished by all the amazing props he gets to deal with on a daily basis. Safe to say, if it has appeared on screen, any screen, he has reverence for it.

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Matt
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General Assistant

Matt’s love for cinema initially lead him to pursue a career as an Assistant Director in film production. In 2006 he landed his first job as a runner on the Stan Winston-produced “The Deaths of Ian Stone”. His career lasted for almost a decade and he was fortunate enough to work on productions such as Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”, the enigmatic “Franklyn” and the hugely successful “Downton Abbey”.

Wanting a little less time working on movies and more time watching them, Matt chose to leave the industry but was still determined to find another job that fed his passion for film. He met the Prop Store team at the 2016 Live auction while purchasing a signed Ray Harryhausen poster to add to his ever-growing poster collection. He was quick to ask if they were hiring and, by Christmas that year, found himself joining the Prop Store team.

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Paul
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Shipping Manager

Growing up outside of Los Angeles all of his life, Paul has always admired the television and film production process. Originally wanting to be a comedy writer for a late night talk show growing up, Paul went on to study Digital Cinematography while attending college to focus on the more hands on approach to making films. He still has a love for all sorts of comedy films, but he also enjoys documentaries and hopes to produce some of his own one day.

Originally hired as a photo intern in 2015, Paul has worked in all departments at Prop Store, but mainly works in the inventory department processing new arrivals.

Paul’s Top 3 Movies

  • Hot Fuzz
  • Airplane!
  • Die Hard

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Luke
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Shipping and Logistics Manager

Luke joined Prop Store in March 2017 having worked in marketing operations and logistics for 12 years.
Luke’s love for props and costumes comes from his Godfather costume designer Colin Lavers who was responsible for helping to realise the 5th doctors iconic look

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Adam
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Shipping Associate

Adam joined Prop Store in 2018. Adam from early childhood loved movies. One of his earliest memories was watching Top Gun in theaters and then renting in from the video store and watching it over and over again. This cultivated his interest in movies. Prior tojoining Prop Store Adam had several management jobs in varies industries.

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Jamie
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Shipping Assistant

Jamie joined Prop store in September of 2018. He has always been interested in film from an early age and at the first chance he got, he began studying Film and TV production at West Herts Collage and then went on to further his education at Bucks New University. He spent three years there and made many life long friends and colleages that he still see’s and works with today. Jamie has enjoyed his short but rewarding time with us so far, and looks forward to developing his career with us here at Prop Store.

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Miranda
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Marketing Manager

Miranda joined Prop Store back in April 2016 after finishing up a degree in both Japanese and Korean languages. She has since worked on some of Prop Store’s most exciting projects and is a passionate and long standing film and TV fan. She has also been running her own growing film blog for a couple of years and loves delving behind the scenes of all her favourite movies at work.

Miranda’s Top 3 Movies

  • Red Dragon
  • Drive
  • Rear Window

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Charley
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Senior Graphic Designer

Since childhood, Charles has been fascinated by the world of the macabre. His love first started with music, after discovering death metal, which sparked his love for all types of extreme metal and punk. With that came his obsession with horror films. The desire to be surrounded by unsettling props from the wide spectrum of horror is what led Charles to Prop Store.

Charles currently plays in two touring metal/hardcore bands, one dark synth group, co-hosts a horror movie podcast and continues to help the design team grow.

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Natalie
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Sales and Copywriting Associate

A Southern California native, Natalie has always held an interest in entertainment and storytelling both on and off the screen.
After graduating in 2016 from California State University Northridge with a BA in English literature and narrative writing, Natalie was happy to combine her enthusiasm for writing with her interest in television and film by joining the Prop Store team.

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Chris
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Researcher and Copywriter

Chris started working as a researcher and copywriter in May 2018, having previously worked as a teaching assistant and a bookseller after graduating with a degree in American Studies from the University of Leicester.

He has been writing about films for years, with his work being featured in the Herts Advertiser, and he presented Chris’ Film Club on Radio Verulam for five years, which went out live four times a week.

Chris loves writing creatively when outside of work and enjoys watching football, but he isn’t one of those tribalistic and angry people you see at games whose family are glad that they’re out of the house.

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Sean
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Copywriter

Sean is a writer, editor and cultural critic originally from Santa Clarita, CA. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication and a member of the Chlotrudis Film Society, his work has appeared in LA Weekly, The Austin Chronicle, and Filmmaker Magazine, among others.

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Katie
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Auction Copywriter

Katie joined Prop Store in January 2017, a year and a half after graduating with a degree in Costume Production at Rose Bruford College. After watching Hocus Pocus at the age of three, she quickly became infatuated with costumes and wanted to learn the process of how garments are constructed. This sparked her love for film and how clothing was used to portray a character’s personality.

Initially completing a range of work experience and small projects as a freelance costume maker, Katie decided to pursue a career in copywriting after gaining a strong interest in reading and writing blog posts. She joined Prop Store as an intern but quickly developed into a full-time member of the UK copywriting team. Her role includes various research tasks and producing descriptions for auctions. She is always keen to improve upon her writing skills and of course is always excited to learn the history behind the array of costumes available at Prop Store.

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Graham
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Warehouse Manager

After being a follower and friend to Prop Store for many years Graham was finally able to join in October 2017, bringing with him over 25 years of warehouse management and stock control experience. He is always suprised by the variety and quality of amazing props from the world of film and TV that are lurking in every nook and cranny of the office. With his experience he is now in the process of streamlining the warehouse to make storing and locating an easier process for his friends and colleagues. Graham has found it very easy to fit in with everyone here at Prop Store and is looking forward to extending that to the many customers we have.

Graham’s Top 3 Movies

  • A Knight’s Tale
  • The Thomas Crown Affair
  • Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

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Andrea
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Intake Assistant

Andrea has come to Prop Store with a background in special make-up FX and fabrication. She has an associates degree in Specialized Business from Tom Savini’s Special FX Program in Monessen, PA. She made a cross-country move to Los Angeles in 2015 to pursue better opportunities within behind the scenes film production.
A die hard horror and psychological thriller fan, Andrea has always felt a very strong connection to the Halloween holiday. Transformations, becoming and creating the monsters and goblins for fun in real life and in the movies has always fascinated her. She has always been adamant about mixing film and the macabre worlds together and into a career.
She also loves prop fabrication so being surrounded by all the inventory at Prop Store is a great escape while at work!

Andrea’s Top 3 Movies

  • A Serbian Film
  • Hairspray
  • Maniac

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Jasmin
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Inventory Assistant

Jasmin joined Prop Store in February 2018, she achieved a Level 3 National Diploma after studying in college. Jasmin then went on to work in retail for a further 3 years. Whilst she was in her last job she discovered she had an interest in films and TV. This is when she found Prop Store, where she became more interested in the industry and decided she wanted to pursue her career at Prop Store. Since joining Prop Store, she has made a lot more friends and doesn’t regret her job change. Jasmin is always enthusiastic about her work and loves everyone she works with. “It’s like having a home away from home” she explained.

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Jasmin
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Iventory Assistant

Sam joined Prop Store in December 2017. At a young age, Sam had always been interested in writing and illustrating, from comics to full length fantasy novels to short horror stories, he considers his imagination as limitless and wild and he hopes to develop a lucrative career in the creative writing industry as soon as possible. For now, he sees each day at Prop Store as blessing and seeing the amazing items from his favourite films inspires and drives him. Woking as an assistant in the Inventory Department, he checks in all new items with his colleague Jasmin with care and efficiency, they are also know to help maintain organisation throughout the Prop Store fascillity under the guidance of the Warehouse Manager; Graham Terry. Since joining Prop Store, Sam has become fast friends with everyone and tries his best to spread his cheerful disposition.

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Michelle
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Warehouse Administrator

Jaret is a native Californian. He graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Film and Media Studies. He enjoys the occasional film, both old and new. His passion is the ocean, where he surfs and sails. He is excitedly overwhelmed and trumped by the amount of costumes and props he is surrounded by on a daily basis. His dream is to make a documentary film like his heroes Werner Herzog and Errol Morris.

Jaret’s Top 3 Movies

  • Jeremiah Johson
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Fog Of War

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Michelle
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Consignments Receiving Assistant

Shay was born in Indiana in 1994. At the age of 2 she moved to Edgewater, FL which was her childhood home for 18 years. From a young age Shay has always been interested in acting and film production. In September 2016 she graduated with a Bachelors in Film at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL and moved to Los Angeles, CA in November of 2016. Shay enjoys being surrounded by all the fascinating costumes and props here at Prop Store, especially when they are from the horror genre.

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Justin
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Photography Manager

Justin was born and raised in rural Northeastern California. During high school, Justin developed a love for fashion and conceptual photography through magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Details which led him to pursue an education at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California where he received his BA.

After graduating in 2010, Justin moved back to Northern California where he started his own portrait studio, and took a position as the marketing director for a local Credit Union. Relocating back down to the Los Angeles area in early 2013 to begin his pursuit of a career as a photo editor for magazine publications, Justin landed the position at Prop Store as staff photographer while still maintaining his portrait business.

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Sarah
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Head Of Photography

Sarah had worked in the television industry for 7 years as a commercial producer/director/camera operator. Utilising her love for cameras Sarah joined the Prop Store in 2006. Using her skills and knowledge of lighting and cameras Sarah is able to show our props and costumes in all their glory!

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Marcelles
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Photography Manager

Marcelles is a southern California native that hails from the high desert. He joined the Prop Store team in 2010 after completing his bachelors degree in photography at Brooks Institute of Photography. His passion for making and creating beautiful things has lent a hand in portraying all the wonderful items that come through Prop Store’s doors in all their glory.

When he is not working on the various projects circulating through Prop Store he spends his time on diy projects around the house and going on as many hikes and camping trips that he and his wife can fit into a season.

Marcelles’s Top 3 Movies

  • Cloud Atlas
  • Princess Mononoke
  • City of God

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Devin
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Intake and Photography Assistant

Devin arrived to LA from Maryland in 2011. He has a film/Maryland degree and has continued to study, pursue and enjoy the arts. After a little hiatus, Devin returned to work at Prop Store and has had fun learning new avenues and seeing the company evolve.

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Robert
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Photography Assistant

Robert joined the Prop Store team in July 2016 shortly after finishing a degree in Model Design and Special Effects, specialising in Character Creation and Creative Effects, at the University of Hertfordshire.

Watching John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ sparked his love for special effects due to its stunning (if sometimes silly) practical effects. The film made Robert want to learn how the props and costumes were made so he dedicated his time to finding out the answers.

As an intern, Robert happily takes on any job that comes his way, to help around the office and get hands on with the props. He always keeps an eye out for anything ‘Thing’ related.

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George
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Photography Assistant

George has had a passion for movies and film making all of his life, this passion meant he wanted to learn everything he could about the flim making process, which led him on the path of photography and screen writing. He spent time as a Self-Employed Wildlife and Landscape Photographer before joining Prop Store in May 2018. Where he assists the photography department in shooting the wide range of props and costumes the company has to offer.

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Paul
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Facilities Manager

Paul joined the company in August 2013 after working for a large entertainment lighting company for 12 years, who supplied many TV and Film studios with fixtures and fittings. He now looks after all facilities and IT in our London office, helping along the sucessful growth of Prop Store in the UK.

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Tami
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Senior Administrator/Bookkeeper

With a background in accounting Tami came to us as a part time helper with our bookkeeping. She was hired on full time this summer.

A lover of both movies and music she fell in love with all the amazing costumes and props around the store. You can sometimes find her roaming the isles in search of that one perfect item to add to her “Horror Hallway”.

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