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Illustrator, Paul Shipper Q& A| Poster Live Auction – Fall 2022
With his dynamic compositions, vibrant character design and ’80s-nostalgia inducing style, 46-year-old movie poster maestro Paul Shipper is the closest thing we have to a modern-day Drew Struzan. Shipper does, after all, does cite Struzan’s gloriously airbrushed one-sheets of the ’70s and ’80s as his biggest inspiration...
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04.04.2022  |  Uncategorized
Propstore Website Updates – A Quick Summary
Propstore customers new and old, we have big news to share.  For more than a year now, we’ve been re-imagining our brand, visual identity and website. As of 4th April 2022, these changes are all live.  Here’s all you need to know about the updates in a nutshell.   Completely transformed the website Technology is […]
30.11.2020  |  Uncategorized
FEATURED LOTS | Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction 2020 – London
There’s only a few more days left until the London 2020, Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction on the 1st and 2nd December, and with a wealth of content this year in the catalogue from over 350 iconic films, we wanted to give you a closer look into some of our featured lots in the auction…  
25.11.2020  |  Uncategorized
Nick Gillard | The Man Who Taught Jedis To Use A Lightsaber
Star Wars stunt coordinator and sword master Nick Gillard reflects on his days with the Jedi of the Old Republic.  
20.11.2020  |  Uncategorized
Batman and the Joker | Designing Gotham
In this blog, we are looking into the design of two characters who are the epitome of hero vs. antihero – Batman and his infamous arch nemesis, the Joker – and how over several decades, the look of both has dramatically transformed.  
19.11.2020  |  Uncategorized
Unwrapped | The Mummy’s Many Returns
Of all the classic Gothic-horror monsters brought to cinematic life (or rather, undeath) by Universal Studios during its pre-war Golden Age, the Mummy remains the most mysterious — or, at least, the hardest to pin down.  
13.11.2020  |  Uncategorized
The Best of Obi-Wan Kenobi
When Princess Leia Organa is cornered and desperate, knowing the fate of the galaxy rests on what she does next, she knows there is only one person to call: Obi-Wan Kenobi. Her only hope.  
09.11.2020  |  Uncategorized
Christopher Lee | Vampire, Villain and Everything in Between
Throughout their careers, actors can portray characters with a multitude of different professions, backstories, nationalities. However, few actors have lived such a varied life themselves. Sir Christopher Lee was an exception. Before a career in which he would be officially crowned ‘The Centre of the Hollywood Universe’, he was in the RAF; conducted espionage in […]
06.11.2020  |  Uncategorized
360 Exhibition | Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction – UK 2020
Welcome to this week’s special edition of the Propstore Live Auction preview blog taking a special look around the 2020 London Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction exhibition…
29.10.2020  |  Uncategorized
007 Things You Didn’t Know About Bond
Almost 60 years on from Dr. No, people still can’t get enough of James Bond, as the hunger for the still-delayed No Time To Die surely shows. With several artefacts from the world of 007 appearing in our upcoming EMLA – from Pierce Brosnan’s Walther PPK to Daniel Craig’s Skyfall tuxedo – we thought we’d […]
03.08.2020  |  Uncategorized
Summer of Excitement!
Summer is shaping up to be an exciting one for Propstore 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 […]
30.06.2020  |  Uncategorized
There’s No Better Time To Collect
We would like to thank everyone who has taken part in our auctions and sales these past several months. In these changing times, we continue to see strong sales across the board and are so grateful to the collectors who return to Propstore again and again for film treasures. We are glad to be able […]
12.05.2020  |  Uncategorized
An Actor In 5 Props | Tom Hanks
In this blog series, we’re delving a little deeper into what makes some of our favourite movie characters and actors so iconic. From coloured frocks to over-sized props, each month we’ll take a deep dive and look at 5 movie props that made our chosen actors’ careers and character what they are today.
07.05.2020  |  Uncategorized
Star Wars’ Top 10 Characters
To celebrate Star Wars week here at Propstore, we’ve decided to dig down deep and work out who are our top 10 Star Wars characters.
29.04.2020  |  Uncategorized
Wes Anderson’s Top 5 Films
In our latest blog series, we’re taking a look at our chosen top 5 films of some our favourite Directors in the business.
21.04.2020  |  Uncategorized
Crowning Achievement 
Just over 20 years ago, Propstore started out as a one-man band, run by founder Stephen Lane from his home office in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. In 1998, driven by his love of cinema and memorabilia collection, Lane realised there was a huge potential market in movie props: items often seen as waste by film studios, which […]
15.04.2020  |  Uncategorized
15 Films to Get Lost in During the Lockdown
The “Lockdown.” It’s here. It’s weird. It’s unsettling. And, it’s starting to get a wee bit boring now. With so much angst, anxiety, fear and panic in the world, now calls for a time to try and distract ourselves as much as possible. There are home workout options aplenty, if that’s your sort of thing, […]