Prop Store in Valencia, Calif., is presenting a three-day auction of over 1,300 lots of rare props, costumes, production material, and other entertainment memorabilia from over 500 television and movie titles, including items from the blockbuster Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, and Star Wars franchises.
“Prop Store is excited to hold our largest Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction to date [on June 29 – July 1, 2021] in Los Angeles,” says Prop Store COO Brandon Alinger. “The auction includes amazing pieces from the past sixty years of film and television. We are confident every film fan will find something here that they love [and] our global audience will be able to take part in the full auction experience, with live virtual auction previews on our social channels and bidding by phone or online.”
For the first time ever, the wand and eyeglasses made for Daniel Radcliffe during production of the two “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” films (valued at $30,000 – $50,000 each) and donated by Warner Bros. Archive will go to the highest bidder, with 100% of proceeds from the wand, glasses, and a limited edition boxed set of the seven Harry Potter books signed by J.K. Rowling benefitting Lumos Foundation USA, Inc., a charity founded by Rowling.
“This month’s auction is the first time Harry Potter fans will have a chance to bid on a Harry Potter wand and set of eyeglasses that have come directly from the Warner Bros. Studios Archive,”Alinger says. “We are incredibly honored for this chance to help Lumos further its work supporting vulnerable children and families while bringing a new opportunity to fans of Harry Potter.”
A total of ten original Harry Potter props and memorabilia are included in the auction, including Ron Weasley’s Howler letter from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” (estimate $4,000 – $6,000), the “Dumbledore: Daft or Dangerous” Daily Prophet from “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (estimate $4,000 – $6,000), and the original “hero” Harry Potter Hogwarts acceptance letter from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone” (estimate $8,000 – $10,000).
Fans who always dreamed of adventure worthy of Indiana Jones can own a fedora worn by Harrison Ford in “Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom” (estimated to sell for $150,000 – $250,000).
“We love all things Indiana Jones-related here at Prop Store, but the character’s signature fedora is easily one of the most iconic pieces we’ve ever dealt with,” Alinger says. “The fedora was custom-made for Ford to wear in ‘Temple of Doom’ and even features the character’s initials, ‘IJ,’ in gold on the inner band. This is just one of the pieces in our collection of Indiana Jones items that we have in this year’s live auction.”
Additional items from the blockbuster franchise include a production-used clapperboard from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (estimate $10,000 – $15,000), a “Snake Surprise” snake from “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (estimate $4,000 – $6,000), and a production-made “Venice Library” Grail diary page from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”(estimate $2,000 – $3,000).
Harrison Ford’s iconic Fedora is expected to fetch the auction’s highest price. Still, Star Wars fans should also be prepared to pay top dollar if they want to own items from those films like an R2-SHP light-up remote-control droid from “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” (estimate $80,000 – $120,000), Carrie Fisher’s heavily-annotated script from “The Empire Strikes Back” (estimate $30,000 – $50,000), and both Obi-Wan Kenobi’s and Anakin Skywalker’s bladed dueling lightsabers from “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” (estimate $30,000 – 50,000 each).
Other exciting items up for auction are Sean Connery’s screen-matched suit jacket from “James Bond: Diamonds are Forever” ($20,000 – $30,000), Arnold Schwarzenegger’s biker costume and make-up effects head from “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” (estimate $15,000 – $20,000), the casino dress costume worn by Jennifer Lawrence as Rosalyn Rosenfeld in “American Hustle (estimate ($8,000 – $10,000), Amanda Young’s reverse bear trap from “Saw” (estimate $40,000 – 60,000), and the golf cart driven by Brad Pitt as Cliff Booth in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (estimate $12,000 – $16,000).
The entertainment memorabilia live auction will be held on June 29, 30, and July 1, 2021, beginning each day at 9 a.m. PDT/12 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. GMT.
Online bids can be placed as absentee bids before the auction or in real-time on auction day. Real-time bids can also be made via telephone, and absentee bids can be made directly with Prop Store.
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