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 Propstore and what’s to come!
We would like to thank all our customers for the overwhelming response we had to our April Super Sale and May the 4th promotions. Online store sales were approximately double what they were this same time last year and we are thrilled to see that many of you have been using your time at home to help build out your collections.
CINEMA POSTER LIVE AUCTION
Our fifth Cinema Poster Live Auction was one of the strongest to date, with a 90% sell through rate and over £207,000/$254,000 in sales. The number of registered bidders increased by 250% as well. We’re glad to see interest in our poster auctions continuing to grow and look forward to hosting more of these in the coming year.
Top Lots (including Buyer’s Premium):
• $10,718 / £8,750 – BATMAN (1966) – UK Quad Poster, 1966
• $10,718 / £8,750 – JAMES BOND: DR. NO (1962) – UK Quad Poster, 1962
• $7,656 / £6,250 – STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) – Hildebrandt UK Quad Poster, 1977
STAR TREK ONLINE AUCTION
In Propstore’s follow-up auction for Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek: Into the Darkness (2013), Propstore auctioned an additional 250 original prop and costume lots totaling over $286,000/£233,533. Like the first Star Trek auction in 2017, this auction had strong results, attracting the same amount of registered bidders as the first and 166% more bids placed.
More importantly, the auction offered fans a chance to purchase valued Starfleet items from production of two of the franchise’s most-successful films.
Top Lots (including Buyer’s Premium):
• $8,438 / £6,888 – STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (2013) – USS Enterprise Phaser
• $7,813 / £6,378 – STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (2013) – Lieutenant Uhura’s USS Enterprise Operations Uniform
• $7,188 / £5,868 – STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (2013) – Captain Kirk’s Enterprise Command Uniform
• $7,188 / £5,868 – STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (2013) – USS Enterprise Break Apart Phaser
ROBIN HOOD (2018)
MAY 29th – JUNE 12th
Propstore, in association with Lionsgate, invites you to an exclusive auction of original weaponry, armor, props, and costumes used in association with the production of Robin Hood. Set your sights on our preview gallery and register today to be entered for a chance to win an original helmet from the film. Bidding starts May 29th.
MARVEL’S THE PUNISHER AND MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS
COMING SUMMER 2020
Taking place later this summer, registration is currently open for this eagerly anticipated auction that brings all of Marvel’s Street Level Heroes together in one sale. Register today to be entered for a chance to win Frank Castle’s costume from Marvel’s The Punisher or a New York Bulletin Newspaper cover from Marvel’s Daredevil.
See giveaway Terms & Conditions here
Look for more announcements soon about additional upcoming auctions!
ENTERTAINMENT MEMORABILIA LIVE AUCTIONS
This year, Propstore will be hosting two Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auctions which will include hundreds of prop and costume lots including vintage and modern content across multiple fan-favorite movie and television properties. We’ll be introducing our inaugural Los Angeles auction later this Summer, which will be followed later in the year by our annual London auction! Two great opportunities to acquire your collection’s next star piece.
If you have pieces you are considering consigning, please reach out to Tim Lawes at email@example.com. We’re still accepting consignments for our London Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction.
PROPSTORE IN THE MEDIA
Have you checked out Prop Culture yet on Disney +? Propstore’s Brandon Alinger makes a guest appearance in the second episode focused on the Disney classic, Tron.
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