The Nightmare Before Christmas Memorabilia
The Nightmare Before Christmas Memorabilia relates to the 1993 animated Disney film of the same name.
Brief history and description
The Nightmare Before Christmas is a stop-motion musical fantasy/horror film directed by Henry Selick and co-written and produced by Tim Burton; (although the film is also promoted with the title Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas).
Approximately 227 puppets were created to represent the characters in the film, and it is said that the filmmakers constructed 400 different heads for the movie's main character Jack Skellington.
In 2004 a video game based on the movie for PlayStation 2 and XBox was developed (titled: The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge) and a collectible Nightmare Before Christmas card game was released by NECA in 2005.
Guide for collectors
Items that were used during the shooting of the film are considered to be the most rare and valuable. Lenticular Nightmare Before Christmas posters featuring numerous different pumpkins in the center of the poster are considered to be rare.
Restoration of a memorabilia item is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring the item may decrease its value.
For more information, visit the official website for The Nightmare Before Christmas Boutique.
Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills, California sold the original screen-used "Santa Jack" stop-motion puppet, the dog "Zero" puppet, the skeleton reindeer puppet and Jack's prop trashcan for $55,000 in December of 2008.
Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills, California sold a Nightmare Before Christmas reindeer puppet for $11,000 in May of 2009, and another reindeer puppet from the film for $12,000 in June of 2010.
Bonham's in Knightsbridge sold a Lenticular "pumpkin" Nightmare Before Christmas poster (circa 1993) for £650 in April of 2005.
Universal Live in Northbrook, Illinois sold a framed animation cel from featuring Jack, Sally, Lock Shock and Barrel with a purple border for $100 in September of 2010, and the same animation cel for $100 in September of 2010.
B.S. Slosberg, Inc. Auctioneers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sold a Nightmare Before Christmas cookie jar for $20 in February of 2010.
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