Prop Store Q + A with Stephen Lane

With the massive success of sci-fi and comic book movies over the last few years, collectors around the world are shopping around for the latest and greatest in movie memorabilia.

Stephen Lane is the owner and founder of Prop Store which has offices in both London and Los Angeles and in this exclusive interview, Stephen gives us an insight into the prop industry and tips for new and old collectors alike.

How to protect your props from loss, damage and theft

If you have saved and saved to get your hands on that one-of-a-kind Clash of the Titans Argos Helmet or Alien warrior head, then the last thing on your mind might be protecting it from theft or damage.

Film: Where It All Begins – Part 2

Movies do not, as a general rule, spring from nowhere. There are many elements that go into making them, particularly big productions that require a lot of design work and planning to bring to life…

Film: Where It All Begins – Part 1

Movies do not, as a general rule, spring from nowhere. And the first stage of any film is the script…

Prop Store’s Ultimate Halloween Horrors

Halloween is nearly upon us, which means that all manner of creepy creatures will be afoot. If you’re looking for some suitably scary film merchandise, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a selection of some of our favourite terrifying treasures from the depths of the Prop Store’s tombs… Well, archives.

Baker’s Animal Creations

In our last blog, we looked at some of the classic Halloween monsters that the Monster Maker is famous for, but this week our focus turns to some of the more natural creations from Baker’s career.  Without question, bringing living animals to life with actors, puppets, masks and make-up is an incredible challenge, and Baker’s award winning ability to do so has defined his career.  Take a look at some of the natural creatures that Baker has brought to life over the years.

Five Fascinating Bond Items

James Bond is back this month with Spectre, and to celebrate the return of the world’s most famous secret agent, we thought you might like to see some exciting items from the most famous spy franchise of all time!

Gruesome Dracula Props Just In Time For Halloween

Halloween is creeping ever closer and we know that tends to throw the mind towards spooks, ghouls and other creepy weirdness. So how about some extra items from the Dracula auction that Prop Store is running right now?

Baker’s Halloween Specials

You wouldn’t be much of a monster maker if your portfolio didn’t include some classic creatures that we associated with Halloween. From zombies to werewolves to Frankenstein, the classic monster designs from Rick Baker demonstrate why he is unequivocally THE Monster Maker. Just in time for Halloween, we take a deeper dive into some of the classic monster designs included in the Rick Baker Monster Maker online auction.

Ways To Kill A Vampire

If you’re looking to become an amateur Van Helsing (was he actually a professional? The jury’s out), you need the right kit. Fortunately, we can help – well, we can offer you some exciting props, at least.

Explore The Origins Of Dracula With These Great Lots!

Through his many incarnations, Dracula has lived very different lives. But his origin story usually remains consistent – as a man who had his monstrous nature thrust upon him. In the 2013 television version of the horror tale we get a glimpse of his previous life as Vlad Tepes and see the tragic events that led him to become a vengeful vampire.

5 Of Our Favourite Costumes From The Dracula Auction

In partnership with Carnival and NBCUniversal, we’re excited to present more than 450 items from the 2013 television incarnation of Dracula – played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers – ready for auction. Head to our website (propstore.com) and register at propstore.com/auction to be ready for the online event, which runs between October 12 and October 30.

“SCREEN-MATCHED” For Authenticity, There is No Surrogate.

In the world of original movie memorabilia collecting, being able to “screen-match” a particular piece would be akin to having a photo of Monet painting his “Water Lilies.” It’s airtight, indisputable proof of authenticity.

Prop Store Staff Picks: Tim Lawes’ Favourite Props

This week it’s Tim Lawes, our London General Manager, who took some time to compile his ultimate list of must-have Prop Store lots. With everything from a lock of hair from everybody’s favourite wookie, Chewbacca to an original puppet of The Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate in the 3D stop-motion animated comedy film, ‘Pirate The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists!’

Now, let’s take a look at Lawes’ top picks…

8 Fangtastic Lots From Our Upcoming Dracula Auction

Vampire lover? Fang fan? You might recall that top bloodsucker Dracula came to TV screens in the shape of Jonathan Rhys Meyers in 2013. And now, with Halloween just around the corner, we have a terrifying treat to unleash.

Sink Your Teeth Into Our New Dracula Auction

October is the month of Halloween, when ghosts, ghouls and other supernatural beings haunt our streets and our screens. And what better way to celebrate that but with a fantastic selection of props from the most recent TV incarnation of Dracula, which starred Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the titular bloodsucker?

15 Magnificent Movie Miniatures You Can Call Your Own

While computer graphics and other technology seem to rule the world of big movies these days, model miniatures will always have a special place in fans’ hearts. Here are some amazing items you could own as part of our Live Auction…

10 Costumes To Make You Feel Like The Ultimate Badass

From spies to superheroes, there are always people we wish we could be. These costumes and props available at our exclusive Live Auction this month – will help with that. Check out our top 10 costumes and get ready to place your bids…

10 Essential Props To Take Down A Supervillain

Supervillains, eh? If they’re not hiding out in volcanoes plotting the end of the world or stealing valuable items, they’re threatening everyone you love. Head to our Live Auction to bid on these must haves to take down any villain crossing your path.

Amaze Your Friends And Colleagues With These Awesome Props

Who doesn’t love a good movie or TV prop? And if you’ve got a truly cool item just hanging around the house, you’ll have everyone coming over to marvel at it. Head to our Live Auction to place your bid on truly awesome lots!

Stephen Lane’s Favourite Lots in the Forthcoming Live Auction

Prop Store founder Stephen Lane shares his favourite lots in the forthcoming television and movie memorabilia live auction taking place on 23rd September 2015.

10 Q-uintessential James Bond Film Props Every Fan Needs To Own

If you yearn to be 007 or just love the Bond film series, these are the props you need. We have some fantastic items featuring in this month’s Live Auction – you could end up owning something from the decades of duty to Her Majesty’s Secret Service!

Fancy A Journey To The ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s?

Usually you need some sort of time machine – a handy DeLorean, say, or a TARDIS – to take you back in time. But here are some awesome props you can soon bid on that’ll at least let your imagination travel back to some amazing movies and TV shows.

9 Comic Book Hero Essentials

Characters torn from the pages of comic books are all the rage. So if you want to look like one or just own a piece of movie history, look no further than this selection from our exciting upcoming Live Auction.

10 Props You Never Knew Still Existed

Looking for hidden treasures and amazing pieces of film memorabilia that aren’t just your everyday prop? You’ll want to check out this fantastic list of items rescued, carefully preserved and available our upcoming auction.