Propstore, which boasts one of the world’s largest collections of collectable items from cinema and TV, will be auctioning items from its Rickmansworth-based collection worth over £12 million.
Amongst the items to be auctioned are an original CP30 Head from Star Wars: A New Hope (1997), Stanley Kubrick’s hand-annotated script of The Shining (1980) and Forrest Gump’s sneakers from the cult-classic 1994 film.
Founder and CEO Stephen Lane told RickyNews: “There’s been an explosion of interest in popular culture over the past couple of decades.
Back when I started collecting memorabilia as a hobby 30 years ago, there was little interest. Props were considered by-products of film, and there was no recognition of the cultural significance of these items.”
According to Stephen, Propstore now employs a team of 70 people, including researchers, handlers, preservation specialists, restoration experts, shipping teams and photographers.
Having far surpassed the limits of Stephen’s bungalow in Amersham, the collection is now stored over 12 500 square feet at Great House Farm at Chenies, Rickmansworth.
Included in this archive is the world’s largest collection of movie and TV sets in the world, around 40 of which are on display for visitors to see.
The auction will run from Thursday, 9 November and Friday, 10 November at 195 Piccadilly in Central London, and for a further two days online. Online proxy bids can be submitted from October 10 and visits to the Hertfordshire collection arranged in advance.
To find out more about Propstore or to arrange a visit, see https://propstore.com/
Photo: Captain America’s Hero Shield from The First Avenger starring Chris Evans, worth £50 000 – £100 000.