Prop Store set to host U.K's largest movie memorabilia auction
The Prop Store is set to host the UK's largest-ever sale of movie and TV memorabilia, with more than 500 lots on offer during a special live auction at the BFI IMAX cinema in London's Waterloo.
Leading the sale are two bat-suits worn on-screen by Christian Bale – the first from Batman Begins, estimated at £30,000 - £40,000 ($39,540 - $52,720), and the second, from The Dark Knight Rises, valued at £40,000 - £60,000 ($52,720 - $79,100).
Bat-fans will also have the chance to get their hands on their very own Batpod vehicle from The Dark Knight Rises, which comes with a price-tag of £60,000 - £80,000 ($79,100 - $105,450).
Further standout lots include a rare piece of Star Wars memorabilia from the original 1977 film – a helmet worn on-screen by an Imperial TIE Fighter pilot, estimated at £50,000 - £70,000 ($66,000 - $92,350); and a clapperboard used by Steven Spielberg on his all-time classic Jaws, estimated at £30,000 - £40,000 ($39,540 - $52,720).
For children of the Eighties, there's the latex mask worn by the late John Matuszak as Sloth in the iconic kid's film The Goonies, estimated at £35,000 - £45,000 ($46,130 - $59,300).
And for those who grew up in the Noughties, there's the Hogwarts acceptance letter sent to Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, valued at £3,000 - £5,000 ($3,960 - $6,600).
Further highlights include Richard Attenborough's personally annotated script from Jurassic Park, estimated at £4,000 - £6,000; the wedding dress worn by Keira Knightley in the classic rom-com Love Actually, estimated at £5,000 - £7,000; and Scully & Mulder's FBI badges from The X-Files, each valued at £3,000 - £5,000.
"We're thrilled to announce our third live auction in London and are excited to be partnering with ODEON again," said Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO.
"This year brings an opportunity for film fans and collectors alike to view some of the world’s most iconic film and TV items for free, and bid to secure their own pieces of movie and television history. A truly unique event for a global audience."
"We’re incredibly proud to help Prop Store bring these iconic film mementos to the public, and give UK film fans a chance to walk away with their own piece of cinema gold,” added Andy Edge, Commercial Director at ODEON UK & Ireland. "We can’t wait to welcome the iconic props through our doors this September."
A free exhibition of more than 300 lots from the sale goes on display at the BFI IMAX on Wednesday September 14, prior to the live auction on Tuesday September 27.
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