Welcome to the first of our Preview Blogs for the Prop Store 2018 Entertainment Live Auction. During August and September, we will give you a weekly advance preview of some of the amazing and iconic lots that we have in store for you in this years auction… starting with our Addams Family Collection!
Prop Store is one of the world’s leading specialist retailers in movie and television memorabilia. Founded way back in 1998, now with offices based both in London and LA, 2018 is a particularly special year for year for us since this is Prop Store’s 20th anniversary….
Rita Repulsa: the only name that can make even a Power Ranger tremble. A former Ranger herself, Rita worked closely with Zordon and their teammates to protect life in the universe. But Rita strayed from that path, choosing instead to betray Zordon and the other Rangers in her attempt to control life in the universe. Thwarted by Zordon’s final heroic act, Rita’s lifeless body was sent to the bottom of the ocean, where she stayed in slumber for millions of years, until now.
It has been said there are evils in the universe darker and more powerful than you could possibly imagine. As you read this, witches, monsters, and sorcerers across the universe plot to conquer our planet and destroy life on Earth as we know it. Thankfully, there are five teenagers, with more than a little attitude, ready to take on any cosmic threat that decides to head our way: The Power Rangers!
With the largest collection of cinema poster artwork ever to be offered in the UK, the Prop Store Cinema Poster Live Auction boasts not only one of the most extensive collections of Star Wars posters ever to be offered on the open market, but also one of the most extensive collection of original artworks from leading British poster artists including pieces never before seen in the public domain. And with pieces to suit all budgets – with estimates ranging from £200 – £12,000 – the Cinema Poster Live Auction is the perfect place to re-discover your love of cinema and poster artwork and collect some truly special pieces.
Widely regarded as one the foremost British cinema poster artists of the 20th century, Tom Chantrell was a natural born artist and skilled draughtsman. Chantrell’s talent for understanding the commercial imperatives of poster advertising was soon recognised and working for the advertising agency Allardyce Palmer, Chantrell began illustrating posters for both Fox and Warner Brothers Studios.
With our Cinema Poster Live Auction only hours away, we thought that we’d share with you some of the Prop Store staff favourite lots from the auction. From well-known iconic artworks, to the obscure film names, there is definitely something to catch your eye in this poster auction…
Back when Hoover reigned and booze was prohibited across the country, the Bondurant brothers made Franklin County, Virginia the wettest county in the world with their distilling operation. Using their gas station and restaurant as a front, the Bondurants ran more moonshine out of Virginia than the sun at dawn, and made a sight more money doing it too. Look in now at some of the boys’ (and girls’) more memorable looks from the Lawless Auction.
Star Wars has entertained billions of people over the past 40 years and is now firmly entrenched in the world of popular culture. In the Prop Store Cinema Poster Live Auction, we are proud to offer the most extensive collection of Star Wars posters ever to be offered on the open market. In the collection, there are a number of rare international posters, including lots from the UK, US, Russia, Poland, Hong Kong and many other countries. Additionally, we are very lucky to have some truly rare and iconic posters that is sure to re-ignite your Star Wars nostalgia with the iconic art of the original Star Wars trilogy.
After the success of his (now) iconic film Back To The Future (1985), Robert Zemeckis set his sights once more dazzling audiences with Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). Before the current generation of motion-capture filled films, the hybridisation of animation and live action film was definitely a rare sight – mainly because of how difficult it was to achieve. However, Zaemeckis took a leap of faith and created a film so unique and special, that it still holds a special place in our hearts 30 years later.
Vintage cinema posters (pre-1990) were mostly based on painted artwork designs. The market in the UK for such original artwork has been slow to develop, mainly due to the lack of supply. Therefore prices for British cinema poster artwork has lagged against corresponding American movie poster art. The current Prop Store Cinema Poster Live Auction on the 28th June 2018, however, contains the largest collection of cinema poster artwork ever to be offered in the UK…
There is no Hellraiser without Clive Barker, and no Hellraiser: Judgment without Gary Tunnicliffe. From his early years working effects on the films to writing, directing, and starring in Judgment, Gary is an expert on all things Cenobite and one of the current architects of the Hellraiser franchise. We were lucky enough to sit down with him recently to talk about his time on the film and some of the props in the sale…
Since Clive Barker’s first film, Pinhead and the Cenobites have been on the hunt for souls worthy of their special brand of care. Take a look now at some of highlight lots from the Hellraiser: Judgment Auction.
A blockbuster war epic is bound to call for a lot of weaponry, but the quality of the swords created for Warcraft are nothing Prop Store has ever seen before. Made by WETA Workshop, the craftsmanship and artistry of the pieces is evident on everything from the hero to the stunt versions, with only a keen eye able to tell them apart. Looking to expand your arsenal? Then take a look now at the different makes of swords available in the Warcraft Auction.
When their homeworld, Draenor, was depleted of resources, Gul’dan, corrupted by the Fel, opened a portal and led an invasion to Azeroth. Looking for a fight, the orcs brought along their strongest warriors and nastiest weaponry. Take a look now at some of the highlights that made it through the Dark Portal.
As king of Stormwind, King Llane is known throughout Azeroth as a thoughtful, selfless leader. But despite his level-headed demeanor, the opulence and excess of royal life is not lost on him or the people of Stormwind, who have created incredible pieces for the King and royal family over the ages.
When the orcs opened the dark portal to Azeroth and began their invasion, the Alliance army was called upon to face a threat it had never known before. Luckily, the dwarves and armorers of Azeroth were prepared and equipped their forces with the weaponry and armor needed to defend the realm.
For this year’s Star Wars week of celebration at Prop Store, we are taking a look back at some of our favourite model miniatures from the Star Wars Identities Exhibition…
The world of Ghost in the Shell presents a future of almost total technological emersion. With holographic projections dancing on every building and cybernetic enhancements more common than haircuts, technology has seeped into every aspect of life in Major and Batou’s world, for better and worse…
Major Mira Killian is one of Public Security Section 9’s best agents, and their secret weapon. Though most of the team is cybernetically enhanced, Major is lightyears beyond them, with an organic brain housed in a fully synthetic shell designed for the film by Weta Workshop. But while Major’s technological attributes make her a living weapon, her new body and fractured memory keep her from feeling truly human. Reboot your drives and take a deep dive with us into some of Major’s most memorable lots in the Ghost in the Shell Auction.
With 55 years under its belt, General Hospital has seen its share of characters and storylines pass through its emergency room doors. But, while other characters come and go, some names have been a staple in Port Charles for decades. Take a look at some of the highlight lots from a few of General Hospital’s legacy characters.
Hello, I’m Nigel Billingsley, welcoming you to the exciting world of the Jumanji Auction. I’ll be your guide throughout the sale, but before we get started, you’ll need to choose which avatar you’d like to play as. Luckily, we have a few great options still available…
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