Prop Store, one of the leading film and TV memorabilia companies, in association with the world renowned curator James Comisar, has today announced it is hosting the first ever All-Television All-Eras Live Auction Event featuring original costumes, props and set decoration from beloved TV shows from the 1960s through the 2010s, including Batman, Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, My Favorite Martian, Mork & Mindy, Breaking Bad and Twin Peaks.
“Our TV Treasures auction curated by James Comisar includes rare pieces that have never been out in the market before,” said Prop Store COO Brandon Alinger. “Prop Store is proud to present this auction from Comisar’s archive, which has previously been referred to as ‘The World’s Greatest Collection of Television Memorabilia.’ We expect this to be a landmark sale for collectors.”
The auction will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Prop Store’s auction facility, located at 28014 Harrison Parkway in Valencia, California beginning at 10am PT. Four hundred lots will be offered in the auction. All lots can now be viewed in a free-to-download PDF catalog. In addition to live bidding, fans can participate around the world via telephone or online via www.propstore.com
Highlights of the upcoming auction include Adam West’s Bat Shield from Batman (estimated $400,000-$600,000); The Riddler’s “?” green jacket ensemble worn by Frank Gorshin on Batman (estimated $100,000-$150,000); Uncle Martin’s 10-foot spaceship from My Favorite Martian (estimated $80,000-100,000); the Grecian toga worn by William Shatner as Captain Kirk when he kissed Nichelle Nichols (as Lieutenant Uhura) in TV’s first interracial kiss on Star Trek (estimated at $60,000-80,000); plus a stellar selection of over 50 costumes, sketches, jewelry and correspondence lots from Star Trek acquired from series costume designer William Ware Theiss.
For our listeners in the Los Angeles area, a free public exhibition of all items to auctioned off will take place Monday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Nov. 30 at Prop Store’s auction facility in Valencia. Prop Store’s hours are from 9am to 5pm PT.
Some of the additional notable items fans and collectors can bid on include:
** Mork’s egg spaceship from Mork & Mindy (estimated at $20,000-$30,000)
** Laura Palmer’s red casket from Twin Peaks (estimated at $2,000-$3,000)
** Howard Stern’s Fartman outfit from the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards (estimated at $6,000-$8,000)
** Geoffrey the Giraffe character costume from Toys R Us promotions circa 1970s-1980s (estimated at $3,000-$5,000)
** Nurse’s pig snout makeup appliance from the “Eye of the Beholder” episode of the original Twilight Zone (estimated at $10,000-$15,000)
** Will Vinton Claymation puppets, including The California Raisins (estimated at $1,000-$1,500) each and Domino’s Pizza The Noid (estimated at $4,000-$6,000)
** Walter White’s five-ound bag of “blue sky” meth from Breaking Bad (estimated at $2,000-$3,000)
** Dexter Morgan’s stalking ensemble from Dexter (estimated at $2,000-$3,000)
“I have spent 30 years trying to create a museum that honors television’s rich history,” said Comisar. “Until that can be realized, I want to share with collectors-turned-caretakers, who have always celebrated these shows and valued their materials. These days, few would argue TV’s enduring nature or its emotional hold, and my hope is the objects can live on as long as the shows are streaming through our lives.”
The Prop Store TV Treasures auction begins at 10am PT on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Lots can be viewed and bidders can register to participate at: www.propstore.com
About Prop Store:
Prop Store sells original movie and television props, costumes and related memorabilia, regularly hosting live and online prop and costume auctions. Over 7,500 items are also available for sale at fixed price on www.propstore.com.
Operating since 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favorite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for a new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting – prop art. Prop Store handles prop disposal, sale, archive and auction services to production companies and distributors as well as fixed price item sale on its website.
About James Comisar:
James Comisar pioneered the preservation of TV memorabilia across all eras and genres, and Forbes has crowned his personal archive, “The World’s Greatest Collection of Television Memorabilia.” He is also the renowned specialist who locates, authenticates and preserves Hollywood memorabilia on behalf of ultra-high net worth individuals, celebrities, and museums. Comisar’s preservation mission was born out of a personal connection to television. “I grew up a husky kid who avoided after school sports and instead rushed home to watch repeats of classic television shows. These characters felt more like friends to me, and I just wanted to see their stuff safely home.”