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ScreenUsed Live On-Line Auction has just announced there second live auction, and released a beautiful online PDF catalog for all of us to check out! Those who are not familiar, Screenused had there first auction earlier this year, with a huge success from jumping from the online sellers market to the auction format. And it looks like this new auction will be nothing but more successful than the last!

The auction will be held online only at on Saturday November 3, 2012 at 10am, and if you have checked out the catalog already, you know that there are going to be over 400 individual lots up for auction, ranging from small items for everyone who has a less than big budget, all the way upto the high mark!


So check out where you can download the PDF auction catalog, or visit here for a direct link to there catalog. And make sure you mark your calendars for November 3rd, 2012, I know I will!

Below are acouple items that caught my attention, but be sure to check it out for yourself, i’m sure you’ll see something that will catch you eye!

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Clapeprboard

I’m a huge fan of clappers, I like to personally collect behind the scenes items and production pieces, and clappers have always intrigued me, and what can get better than a Empire one!

Chronicles of Riddick: Necromonger Rifle

These are absolutely beautiful pieces, the production value that went into the props from this movie is incredible, and I need one of these for my personal collection to go with other items 😉

Firefly: Vera

This is one of my grail items, and I mean, come on, just look at this thing…beautiful!

Predator Chain-mail, Wrist Blades and Cutting Weapon

A very very cool set, the cutting disc has been one of my favorite Predator weapons of all time, and this is a great set, blades and chain-mail, just awesome!

Star Trek Nemesis: Clapperboard

Again, another clapper, I’m a huge Trek fan, and even thought this is considered to be a “bad” Trek movie, it’s still one of my top 5!


Christie’s “50 Years of James Bond” Auction!

Do you think you could pull off the tiny swimsuit Daniel Craig wore in “Casino Royal”? If so, you might like to know the swimsuit will be of one of the 50 James Bond related lots Christies auction house will auction off from Sept. 28 to Oct. 8 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of James Bond!

The Auction, called “50 years of James Bond”, will take place entirely online with the exception of 10 additional lots to be auctioned off in a private, invitation only event at Christies in London on Oct. 5. “Christies is excited to be working directly with EON Productions to present this unique auction to mark the 50th anniversary of James Bond”. Nicolette Tomkinson, director of Christies stated in a press release about the event.

I for one find this very interesting! James Bond items are very coveted by collectors, and I love the idea, even though it’s a small amount of items, that only 50 will be auctioned off, one for each year of the franchise. This doesn’t necessarily mean a influx for the market, as these items will go to the highest bidder, and there are alot out there who will be throwing up there paddle for this one!

X-Men Prop Exhibition!

The original X-Men trilogy featured tons of special effects makeup, including special prosthetics that created the characters of Mystique, Wolverine, Lady Deathstrike, Sabertooth, Nightcrawler and Toad. This weekend see’s the opening of a brand new exhibition that showcases the work of Gordon Smith, who devised the prognostics and makeup for the first two X-Men films.

The free exhibition called “X-Men Master: Gordon Smith” is opening this weekend as part of the Toronto International Film Festival, at TIFF Bell Lighthouse’s Canadian Film Gallery. The exhibition focuses on how Smith revolutionized the industry, pioneering the use of advanced silicone makeup technology.

The items in the exhibit feature a full body plaster cast of Mystique with her wig apparatus, contact lenses and “applied body details” displayed separately, also included are:

Check out the pictures below of all the incredible props from the film’s, and be sure to click on the images for full high res pictures!

Showtime’s Dexter Auction!!!

Showtime is offering a special chance for fans to bid on some very cool screen used props and collectables from the hit show Dexter, with a portion of the Proceeds going to the LA Regional Food Bank! There are some incredible items form signed cast scripts to one of the actually killing costume worn by Michael C. Hall!

so check out the link below and start bidding, it’s for a good cause…and you get some cool props outa it, what could be better!


Propworx: A Fond Farewell…

Propworx has announced that they are officially closing there doors after 4 long years of being in the prop business. As many of you know, Propworx was a huge contender in the prop and wardrobe auction business, which also features other companies like Profiles In History and Prop Store. But alas, all good things must come to an end, I actually had the pleasure of working for Propworx for three years, and it was a great ride, I got the fortune of entering the prop business and owe a great deal of what I know now to Propworx and Alec Peters. I have since moved onto work at the Prop Store LA branch, but will always look back with fond memories of great times and good friends.

I had the chance to sit down with Alec from Propworx and discuss this news, and here are his own words on this breaking news:

“I wanted you all to know that after 3 good years, Propworx is closing its doors. We had a great run, but the lack of interest in the studios wanting to do auctions has lead us to make this decision.

As I have told my friends many times, the Battlestar Auctions were a blessing, yet they also lead me to believe there was a business doing studio auctions, which unfortunately has not materialized. Sadly, the studios just don’t want to sell their stuff. Heck, last year Ridley Scott invited me to the set of Prometheus because he wanted us to do an auction for him. But Fox said no!  Well, if Ridley Scott can’t get an auction done with Fox, what chance do I have of convincing them?

While we have done some great work, and the Battlestar auctions remain the pinnacle of that type of studio event auction, it is time to move on. And I really have no interest in just buying or selling props like The Prop Store or Screen Used (who both do an awesome job) or doing eBay auctions like VIP (which also does good work and I have recommended to studios). Our specialty was always event auctions accompanied by the best auction catalogs ever.

And last month, my favorite employee, Jarrod, went to work at The Prop Store with my full blessing and support. Jarrod and Curtis were two truly amazing people to work with and we are now good friends. Curtis actually has been back in town from Africa and helping me close up shop the past month.

Propworx was my fourth company and having sold Marketworks for $ 16 million, (I wish got most of that!), I can take a loss on my entreprenurial record (Which now stands at 1 win, 1 draw and 2 ties) 🙂

In closing down, all our business with our loyal customers has been finished up and I will personally continue to buy and sell Star Trek props and items from my collection, and work for CBS archiving the Star Trek Collection. In that regard we are working on two big projects, one of which is a full color book, ala Propworx catalogs, of the CBS Archive and my personal (and maybe others) Star Trek collections.

Thanks to all our customers over the past 3 years. It has been a fun ride!


So if your a fan of Battlestar Galactica, Stargate or Star Trek, you, as I, will always remember Propworx, and bid the company a fond farewell!


Screen Used Announces New Auction + By The Numbers has just announced the date for there upcoming, and second auction: November 3, 2012. As most of you know the company had there first auction last July, and was received by fans and collectors alike as a huge success. Screen used fills the gap between the high end auctions and lower end collector auction, which is great, because if your like me, and would like something a little more for my ever growing collection, but cant break the bank, there is something to be had from Screen used! So here is hoping that again, like the firt auction, there is something to be had for everyone out there. The catalog will most likely be launched this October, so keep your eye’s open.

They are also currently taking consignments for the upcoming auction here: SCREENUSED CONSIGNMENT

Here are the numbers form the first Screen sued auction, and you can check out this LINK for the official response from Screen Used.

  • We had 312 registered bidders
  • Bidders from 20 different countries
  • Of the 359 lots in the auction, 219 sold, making a sales rate of 61%
  • The average price per lot was $1086 (after buyers premium)
  • Total sales was $201,475 hammer price, $237,741 after buyers premium
  • We had 120 unique bidders that purchased the 219 lots

The highest selling items (with buyers premium) were:

  • Original screen-used Rocketeer helmet from The Rocketeer – $29,500
  • Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi “Blue Harvest” clapperboard – $26,550
  • Original production-used Mattel Hoverboard from Back to the Future II & III – $22,420
  • Complete Will Farrell hero “Buddy” elf costume from Elf – $10,620

Own a “HUGE” piece of Terra Nova!!!

FOX’s Terra Nova is now truly over. With the promise of time travel and dinosaurs, Terra Nova was a great premise for any sci-fi fan. It had a lot going for it in terms of making it a sci-fi TV series hit. Steven Spielberg produced it, it starred Stephen Lang of James Cameron’s Avatar and it had dinosaurs. How you could ask for anything more?

But sadly, the series devolved into TV clichés, bad special effects and whiny characters no one wanted to spend time with. Now that FOX has canceled Terra Nova, FOX has been selling off pieces of the production itself at auction in Queensland, Australia.

Have you ever wanted the Range Rovers, motorcycles or Landcruisers from Terra Nova? Now you can bid on them at auction., an Australian retail and auction company, is facilitating the bids for vehicles used during the production of Terra Nova. For only $4,000 Australian (about $3,900 US) you can get yourself a piece of TV history and drive around your neighborhood in style. They’re also great for getting away from dinosaurs.