Lot #25 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Sergeant Apone's (Al Matthews) Screen-Matched U.S. Colonial Marines Armor Costume

Stock #126944

This lot will be sold on Wednesday August 26th (day 1 of the auction.) Lots 1-433 will be sold on day 1 (lots 434-870 will be sold on day 2). The auction will begin at 10:00AM PDT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.

Sergeant Apone's (Al Matthews) screen-matched U.S. Colonial Marines armor costume from James Cameron's sci-fi horror sequel Aliens. Apone and his group of Colonial Marines helped Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) investigate the desolate moon LV-426.

Designed by Emma Porteous and constructed by master armorer Terry English, this lot includes components related to several characters in the film. The central element is the body armor's camouflage-patterned chest, back, and shoulder plate armor assembly that was hand-formed in aluminum. It is stenciled "APONE" on the upper chest and marked "APONE No1" in the interior, and specifically screen matches to shots of the marines preparing to load into the A.P.C. vehicle in the film. It features foam padding in the body and a waffle-pattern foam, unique to film-used Aliens armors, in the shoulder armor pieces.

The other armor components included are the abdominal guard, comprised of original aluminum armor plates from the film and a replica soft vinyl pad patterned from an original, and a pair of camouflage-patterned aluminum shin guards marked "BILL PAXTON", for the character Hudson. The knee caps on the shin armor are replicas created by Terry English from aluminum, and the strapping on the shin armor has been re-done. The jacket included is labeled "FROST" and is made in the custom USCM-style camo print done for the film; the jacket also features custom patches for USCM, Sulaco, American flag patches and a custom C. & G. Costumers LTD wardrobe label marked "Ricco (Frost)". An original pair of USCM pants is included; a replica set of webbing and a pair of replica boots of the style seen in the film completes the ensemble for display.

This costume is in excellent overall condition with some signs of wear from production, including some sections of heavy paint wear on the armor, and general wear to the soft components.

Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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