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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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04.06.2020  |  AuctionsMarvel
ON THE STREETS – The History of Marvel’s The Defenders
For their groundbreaking crossover miniseries, Marvel’s The Defenders, the creative team behind Marvel’s street-level heroes pulled together characters, worlds, and story elements from four separate series to craft a team-up event like nothing Marvel Television had ever attempted. But there were many steps behind the scenes, and decades worth of stories in the pages of […]
22.05.2020  |  Auctions
The Force is STRONG with Propstore
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 […]
19.05.2020  |  Auctions
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 […]
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, […]
07.04.2020  |  Uncategorized
An Actor in 5 Props | Arnold Schwarzenegger
In our new 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.
30.03.2020  |  AuctionsStar Trek
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).
04.03.2020  |  Auctions
POSTER BOY | Jock
Mondo artist Jock talks us through five of his most impressive posters, all of which are part of the Propstore Movie Poster Auction on March 26.
29.02.2020  |  Auctions
Featured Lots | Cinema Poster Live Auction March 2020
This year’s Cinema Poster Live Auction has over 300 posters, including an amazing selection of posters and original artwork from the collections of well-known comic-art artist Jock, Academy Award®-winning special effects cinematographer, Richard Edlund, former Lucasfilm Executive and Assistant Director Howard Kazanjian, and so much more! So, sit back, relax, and get up-close and personal […]
28.02.2020  |  Auctions
Q&A | In conversation with celebrated Mondo Poster Artist Jock
Jock Q&A – In conversation with celebrated Mondo poster artist Jock
26.02.2020  |  AuctionsComic ArtToys
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 […]
21.02.2020  |  AuctionsStar Wars
ROCKET MAN: Ballad of a Rocket-Firing Boba Fett
Ask any toy collector which treasure they’d most like to own, and the chances are they’d all tell you the same thing: a rocket-firing Boba Fett. The laconic intergalactic bounty hunter is widely regarded as the Star Wars saga’s coolest character, with his Spaghetti Western-style, jetpack armour and that iconic, narrow-slit helmet visor, which suggested […]
27.01.2020  |  Collections
SPRINGFIELD CALLING: Storyboarding The Simpsons
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain,” so the saying goes, “except death, taxes and the renewal of The Simpsons.” Well, that might as well be how the saying goes.