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.
A pair of stop-motion Brachiosaurus puppets from Robert Guenette's educational TV movie Dinosaur!. The film combined stop-motion animation with live-action documentary sequences to describe how dinosaurs lived in ancient times. This lot comes from the film's special photographic effects artist Phil Tippett, who received an Emmy Award for his work, including the design of stop-motion dinosaur puppets.
These highly detailed sauropod puppets are constructed of hand-painted foam molded around static pipe and wire armatures and mounted to a wooden base in an acrylic display case marked. The puppets are in poor and fragile condition, with their bodies mostly intact but armature exposed on the heads, tails, and feet of both. Includes a letter of authenticity from Phil Tippett.
Dimensions: 13" x 34" x 13" (33 cm x 86.5 cm x 33 cm)
Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.