Pink Panther Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Pink Panther Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the series of 'Pink Panther' comedy films.

Brief history

The Pink Panther franchise is a series of comedy films which follow the adventures of a French policeman named Inspector Clouseau (who is predominantly played by actor Peter Sellers but in later films played by Alan Arkin and Steve Martin)

The first film (The Pink Panther) was released in 1963, followed by A Shot in the Dark (1964), Inspector Clouseau (1968), The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), Trail of the Pink Panther (1982), Curse of the Pink Panther (1983), Son of the Pink Panther (1993), The Pink Panther (2006) and The Pink Panther 2 (2009).

Each of the Pink Panther films had an animated opening sequence featuring the Pink Panther character, which in turn was developed into its own series titled The Pink Panther Show in 1969. The Pink Panther character has also appeared in various video games and ads for companies as well.

Types of memorabilia

Clothing/costumes

  • Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills, California sold Peter Sellers' or "Inspector Clousseau's" signature hat and raincoat which was used in various Pink Panther films for $12,000 in May of 2009.

  • Bonham's in Knightsbridge sold Peter Sellers' or "Inspector Clousseau's" French black wool police dress with a silver braid and leaf motif embroidery for £3,000 in March of 2007

  • Sotheby's in New York sold Peter Sellers' or "Inspector Clousseau's" tuxedo shirt which he wore in The Pink Panther (1963) for $1,792 in December of 2002.

  • CooperOwen in Surrey sold Peter Sellers' or "Inspector Clousseau's" white ruffle shirt which was used in The Pink Panther (1963) for £1,000 in December of 2005,

Accessories

  • Bonham's in Knightsbridge sold Peter Sellers' or "Inspector Clousseau's" brown tweed fishing hat which was used in Return of the Pink Panther (1975) and The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1977) for £2,100 in March of 2007.

Artwork

  • Slotin Folk Art in Gainesville, Georgia sold animation art of the Pink Panther which was used in The Pink Panther (1963) for $2,500 in March of 2009.

  • Jeremiah's International Trading Company in St. Petersburg, Florida sold the original hand-inked gold stock production cel which was done by a United Studios artist for the episode titles "G.I. Pink" (1968) for $900 in September of 2006, and another Pink Panther hand-inked production cel which was done by the same artist for the same episode in 1968 for $650 in September of 2006.

Furniture

  • Bonham's in Knightsbridge sold a director's chair which was custom made for Peter Sellers for numerous different Pink Panther films for £2,500 in April of 2005.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was worn, owned or used by Peter Sellers' in any of the Pink Panther films is considered to be more valuable than memorabilia that was worn, owned or used by any other actor/actress.

Memorabilia from The Pink Panther (1975) and The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) is considered to be more valuable than memorabilia from A Shot in the Dark (1964), Inspector Clouseau (1968), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), Trail of the Pink Panther (1982), Curse of the Pink Panther (1983), Son of the Pink Panther (1993), The Pink Panther (2006) or The Pink Panther 2 (2009).

Restoration of a Pink Panther costume or movie prop is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Pink Panther memorabilia, visit www.pinkpanthermuseum.com or www.pinkpanther.com.

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