Friday, September 9, 2016

Top picks from Prop Store's 2016 movie and TV memorabilia Live Auction...

So many people contact me after visiting my blog to see if they can buy the costumes and props featured here. Sadly I have to tell them that I'm an admirer and not an owner of these fantastic creations from the big and small screen, but fortunately there are often ways you can get hold of these original movie costumes and props. On September 27, 2016 Prop Store will hold its latest Live Auction of movie and television collectibles in London, so be sure to check out their online auction catalogue to see what cinematic and televisual treasures are available for you to buy. Included this time around are over 550 lots of incredible costumes, props and production materials going under the hammer, from films like the original Star Wars trilogy, Gladiator, Les Misérables, The Dark Knight trilogy, Highlander, Indiana Jones, the Terminator movies and even iconic Ray Harryhausen concept sketches. There were so many cool items in their catalogue, but here are handful that really caught my magpie eye.

Flash Gordon's Mongo Military Jacket
worn by Sam J. Jones
Flash Gordon Mongo Military Jacket
Flash Gordon Mongo Military Jacket back
Mongo Military Jacket 1980 Flash Gordon
Flicking through the extensive catalogue this red Mongo Military Jacket worn by Sam J. Jones in 1980's Flash Gordon movie really grabbed my attention with its nostalgia factor. With its rocking Queen soundtrack and campy over-the-top action (not forgetting the hunky titular 'Flash Gordon') I loved this sci-fi adventure movie when I was growing up.

Danilo Donati was Costume Designer on the classic science fiction film and this vibrant red and gold embellished jacket is expected to sell for between £5,000-£7,000.

Scar Predator costume worn by Ian Whyte
in AVP: Alien vs. Predator
Scar Predator creature costume AVP Alien vs Predator
Predator costume back AVP Alien vs Predator
Next up is this awesome Predator creature costume from 2004's AVP: Alien vs. Predator by Paul W.S. Anderson, which was the first movie to see the two iconic sci-fi horror franchises face off on the big screen.

The movie saw a human archeological expedition to Antarctica become trapped in a battle between young Predators and newly hatched Aliens in a hidden training temple.

This hulking armoured alien creation made by Amalgamated Dynamics Incorporated could be yours for between £40,000-£60,000.

Major Kira Nerys uniform worn by Nana Visitor
in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek Deep Space Nine Major Kira Nerys costume
Star Trek DS9 Major Kira costume belt detail
Deep Space Nine Major Kira costume boots
Star Trek DS9 Major Kira Nerys costume
And as it is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, I thought I'd showcase a character costume from one of my favourite TV series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which ran for seven seasons from 1993 to 1999.

This red Bajoran Militia uniform was worn by Nana Visitor as the no-nonsense and fiery 'Major Kira Nerys' serving on the Starfleet-managed space station DS9 orbiting the planet of Bajor.

Robert "Bob" Blackman was Costume Designer on the entire run of DS9 and I liked this sleeker one-piece version of Kira's red command uniform, which debuted in later seasons of the show, because it wasn't as stiff and lost the shoulder-pads of her initial series costume.

This cool uniform is expected to sell for between £1,500-£2,000, which personally I feel is a bit of a steal and any Deep Space Nine fan would love to own this costume.

Juliet's wedding dress worn by Keira Knightley in Love Actually
Keira Knightley Love Actually wedding dress
Keira Knightley Love Actually wedding dress back
From outer space to romance, and one of my favourite feel-good movies of all time, 2003's Love Actually.

This Richard Curtis tale of intertwined relationships and storylines is a must-see every Christmas to get me in the festive spirit, and every time I tear up at the start of the movie with Keira Knightley's wedding to Chiwetel Eijofor and the surprise instrument players and choir in the church.

'Juliet's' wedding dress was designed by Joanna Johnston and is expected to sell for around £5,000-£7,000

If like me you're a fan of the romantic comedy, then be sure to also check out these other Love Actually movie costumes on display.

Hugh Jackman's crossbow from Van Helsing
Van Helsing crossbow prop
Van Helsing crossbow
2004's Van Helsing may not have been the start of a new monster fighting film franchise, but it was still a fun supernatural romp and this ornate crossbow used by Hugh Jackman as the titular vampire-slaying hero is certainly a work of art.

This fully functional crossbow was made by Applied Effects and is up for auction at £15,000-£20,000.

Rita Vrataski EXO Suit worn by Emily Blunt
in Edge of Tomorrow
Emily Blunt Edge of Tomorrow Rita Vrataski EXO Suit
Edge of Tomorrow Rita Vrataski EXO Suit
Edge of Tomorrow Rita Vrataski EXO Suit
Next up is a fantastic EXO Suit costume from 2014's totally underrated science fiction action flick, Edge of Tomorrow.

Starring alongside Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt wore this battlesuit as Special Forces warrior 'Rita Vrataski', the 'Angel of Verdun', who fights wave after wave of alien invaders in this groundhog day style story adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel All You Need Is Kill.

Can you imagine turning up at a convention, or walking down the street at Halloween, in this supercool costume (or just starring at it for hours in your protective display case). This futuristic EXO Suit designed by Pierre Bohanna could be yours for between £12,000-£15,000.

Fox Mulder and Dana Scully FBI credential props used by
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in The X-Files
X-Files Fox Mulder FBI photo ID badge prop
X-Files Dana Scully FBI photo ID prop
And finally for my top picks from this year's auction are these FBI credentials used by 'Mulder and Scully' in TV's The X-Files.

After running for nine seasons from 1993 to 2002 investigating the paranormal and extra-terrestrial, the TV pop culture phenomenon returned for new episodes this year, so I imagine these FBI agent props from The X-Files original run will be snapped up like hot cakes in the auction.

The black leather wallet FBI Photo ID and Badge is estimated to go for £3,000-£5,000, whilst the clip-on Photo ID will sell for £2,000-£3,000 and are available for each character in both options.

As you can see from these examples there are some really cool items up for grabs this time around, so it may be time to raid your piggybank and check out Prop Store's website for further details.

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