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FACING THE FACELESS: The Ghosts of Bly Manor

Like Hill House before it, the halls of Bly Manor were filled with ghosts throughout all nine episodes of The Haunting of Bly Manor. Now a staple of the acclaimed anthology series, spirits hid in plain sight in practically every scene on the Manor’s grounds, whether the audience noticed them or not.

Join us, if you dare, as we countdown our 5 favorite spooks from The Haunting of Bly Manor.

BEWARE, DEAR READER!! SPOILERS AHEAD!!

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET FINISHED WATCHING THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, TURN BACK NOW!

YOU’VE BEEN WARNED…

Marvel Television Live Auction Bidder’s Guide – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Auction

Is this your first auction? First in a while? You’ve only ever used eBay?! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  In addition to our full Buyer’s Guide and Terms & Conditions, here is a handy reference guide to the various ways that you can participate in the Marvel Television Live Auction!

WITNESS MARKS: Tracing the Hauntings in Hill House

The walls of Hill House were brimming with darkness long before the Crain family called it home. Since its construction, and possibly before, the house and the land it sat on was a hot bed of evil energy and led to countless deaths and gruesome crimes. A living home with a stomach in the form of its mysterious “Red Room,” the dark spirit of Hill House was adept at changing its methods of haunting and persuasion to fit the dreams and fears of its victims, eventually trapping the entire Crain family in its monstrous snare.

Start counting to seven as we dissect how Hill House chose to haunt each member of the Crain family after their short-lived residence.

Summer of Excitement!

Summer is shaping up to be an exciting one for Prop Store customers!  We just completed our Outlander Charity Script auction and Marvel’s “The Defenders” auction… both bringing in great fan engagement and yielding strong hammer prices.  Also, we’re thrilled to have launched our first Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction out of Los Angeles that will be taking place August 26th and 27th.  With that catalog now LIVE, there’s no better time to check it out!

Take a look now at some of what we have in store for the rest of the summer!

Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction – Los Angeles 2020 l FEATURED LOTS

For our first Los Angeles-based Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction, Prop Store is swinging for the fences with 870 film and television treasures set to go under the hammer on August 26th and 27th.

As anticipation mounts for the auction catalog (coming July 27th!), we thought we would whet some appetites and highlight five standout pieces from the upcoming sale from some undeniably classic titles.

The Force is STRONG with Prop Store

Thank you to all those that bid in our auctions and purchased items online over the last few weeks. Despite what is happening in the world around us, the collectibles market is strong, sales are positive, and collectors are incredibly active buying and selling. We’ve seen similar trends during other troubling times and are happy to provide a little bit of entertainment and service with our commitment to bringing you the best collectible materials on the market.

Here’s a sampling of what’s been happening at Prop Store and what’s to come! 

A NEW NOTTINGHAM: Designing Robin Hood (2018)

We’ve all heard the tales of a British outlaw who, when faced with an uncaring government, banded together some merry men to steal from the rich and give to the poor. You may have first encountered them in a book, or a film, or even a cartoon. No matter the source, the “Robin Hood” story is as familiar as any classic hero’s story, and is one that has been retold countless times since the earliest days of film. 

Designing the Final Frontier: The Star Trek Online Auction

In the summer of 2007, several months before principle photography would begin, production designer Scott Chambliss was hard at work designing what would become JJ Abram’s first of many feature-length adventures into outer space, Star Trek (2009).

From the Comics to the Screen (and Toy Store)

In recent years, it has become more common to find comic books serving as direct sources of inspiration for big budget movies and television. Comic books have also been key to the marketing approach to the launch of certain toy lines – helping to give each character personality and adventures that kids can imagine.
In this blog, we explore some of the back stories of original comic book art in Prop Store’s Toys, Comic Art & Collectibles Live Auction (March 4, 2020) that inspired the movies, television shows, and/or toys that we love!

 

Marvel Television Live Auction Bidder’s Guide

Is this your first auction? First in a while? You’ve only ever used eBay?! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  In addition to our full Buyer’s Guide and Terms & Conditions, here is a handy reference guide to the various ways that you can participate in the Marvel Television Live Auction!

INTERVIEW WITH NILO RODIS-JAMERO, Part II

In the Nilo Rodis-Jamero: Reimagined Auction, Prop Store presents an exclusive collection of 150 lots of hand-drawn artwork by veteran designer Nilo Rodis-Jamero.

EXECUTIVE SUITS: Highlights from the Vice Auction

As Prop Store’s Vice auction launches, we explore how the epic, Oscar-nominated political drama proved such a challenging production for its costume designer.

INTERVIEW WITH NILO RODIS-JAMERO, Part I

In the Nilo Rodis-Jamero: Reimagined Auction, Prop Store presents an exclusive collection of 150 lots of hand-drawn artwork by veteran designer Nilo Rodis-Jamero.

BEYOND THE BORDER: The Sicario: Day of the Soldado Auction

A movie doesn’t have to be set in the distant past, or envision a fantastical future to hook us with its world-building. Often, it’s just as interesting to see how film-makers and craftspeople represent modern-day reality on our screens, no matter how tough and unpalatable it may be.

The Hosts Have Arrived: Highlights From the Colony Auction

Life is difficult in Host-occupied Los Angeles. When the mysterious, intergalactic force known as The Hosts arrived on Earth, they quickly sequestered the world’s population in to manageable blocs, complete with gigantic border walls and an oppressive regime of human collaborators. Though many citizens have chosen to live through the occupation as peacefully as possible, human resistance forces are what keep the Hosts actively on the offensive when it comes to protecting their new territory. Take a look at some of the Host-highlights from the Colony Auction.

Faction Before Blood: Highlights from The Divergent Series Live Auction

Ever since Blade Runner, cinematic sci-fi dystopias have always been stylish world-building affairs. Many continue to be heavily influenced by the noir-ish, raincoat-and-neon feel of Ridley Scott’s classic, but some strike out in bold new directions, building their look around their own, unique ideas; movies like The Divergent Series — as Prop Store’s next exclusive auction certainly proves.

Faction Before Blood: Highlights from The Divergent Series Live Auction

In a futuristic, dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions based on human virtues: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), and Erudite (the intelligent). The Divergent Series is a thrilling action-adventure and global blockbuster franchise from Lionsgate. Prop Store is thrilled to offer collectibles from The Divergent Series to millions of fans around the world for the first time. No matter your favorite character or faction, you will find something one-of-a-kind to take home today.

Toy Story: Prop Store Launches Its First Vintage Collectibles Auction…

Prop Store’s current Vintage Toys And Collectibles Live Auction represents another ground-breaking first for the company. In bringing together 750 original production toys, international collectibles, posters, cast & crew items into one auction, it is the first time Prop Store has moved into the toy collecting space with a carefully curated selection from some of the world’s most beloved movies: Indiana Jones, Star Trek, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Marvel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rambo and of course Star Wars.

A COLLECTOR’S HEAVEN: Highlights from the 2019 Vintage Toys & Collectibles Live Auction

Each of us falls in love with the playthings we encounter as children, many of them still treasured as we grow up and out of touch with our sense of play. But sometimes we give our toys away, or lose them, or sell them to make space – and immediately after, we regret it. Now, Prop Store is returning those lost collectibles to avid and amateur collectors alike with its latest auction: a cornucopia of vintage figures, trading cards, vehicles, proof sheets, and more pieces from every stage of toy production. Whether you prefer Star Wars or Buck Rogers, Topps or Mego, our 2019 Vintage Toys & Collectibles Live Auction offers selections from across the world of collecting. Here are just a few highlight examples from the auction.

Go Go Go Greendale! – Highlights from the Community: Back to School Auction

 

By Dean Craig Isadore Pelton

Great news! No, not a movie, stop crying. We are doing another auction! Yes, fellow Greendale Human Beings, we are opening the GCC vault once again to bring some timeless, Community College classics back to the auction block. What’s Dean got to do with it? Why, I get to give you the hot goss on the new lots, of course! Open your text books and let’s begin…

Gearing Up: Highlights from the Ghost in the Shell Auction 2.0

In a world of rampant technological advancements, it is often hard to keep perspective on how much the new devices effect our daily lives. Anyone with a smartphone has gone from relative anonymity to having a computer, and GPS, in their pocket practically all day long. But, advancements like the internet and smart phones were not a reality at the time the original Ghost in the Shell was created, and every adaptation since has made use of some of the fantastic tech at play in that world, even as the fantasy and reality move closer and closer together. Here are some highlight examples of future tech from the Ghost in the Shell Auction 2.0.

Your Future Self: Enhancement from the Ghost in the Shell Auction 2.0

The near-future world of Ghost in the Shell presents a technological landscape where humanity and machine intersect at every corner. In a film concerned with questions of humanity and preserving one’s “self”, the world around the characters has been specifically designed to work against their better judgement, with technological advancements constantly on offer to distract from the harsh realities of physical life. Preview some of the auction lots now before bidding begins January 16th.

TV Treasures Auction Bidding Guide

 

Is this your first auction? First in a while? You’ve only ever used eBay?! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  In addition to our full Buyer’s Guide and Terms & Conditions, here is a handy reference guide to the various ways that you can participate in TV Treasures Auction!

Childhood Favorites: Highlights from the TV Treasures Auction

What was your favorite show as a kid? You probably know without even thinking about it. The shows we watch at a young age tend to stick with us, quietly influencing our adult lives, whether through a colorful character, a well-remembered commercial, or an unforgettable theme song. Thankfully, these childhood classics are well-represented in the TV Treasures Auction. Today’s secret word is “Order.”

Living Your Best Black Friday 2018

What do a Xenomorph tongue from AVP: Alien vs. Predator and a Tommy Tank from the Robin Williams comedy Toys have in common? Well, Prop Store is offering both in time for Black Friday!

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