1980s movie props and costumes to be sold at auction in Hertfordshire

Bids can be placed online or by phone

By Alex Ross
Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 10:04 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 10:08 am

Incredible lots from Batman, Superman, Beverly Hills Cop II and more to go under the hammer in upcoming Hertfordshire auction.

The auction will be live streamed online for fans to track the action and participate in bidding themselves.

Bids can be placed online or by phone for Prop Store's Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction on Tuesday, December 1, and Wednesday, December 2.

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Production-Made Batman (Michael Keaton) Cowl from Batman (1989). Buttercup's (Robin Wright) Dress from The Princess Bride (1987). Superman's (Christopher Reeve) Tunic and Leggings from Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987). (C) Prop Store

Auction lots can be viewed by appointment at Prop Store’s UK headquarters in Hertfordshire.

Lots from some of cinema’s favourite 1980s classics including Uncle Buck (1989), Labyrinth (1986), The Princess Bride (1987) are to be sold alongside over 900 lots of props, costumes and production ephemera as part of the two-day auction, featuring a collection of film memorabilia worth over £4.4 million ($5.7 million)

Superman’s (Christopher Reeve) Tunic and Leggings from Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) and a Production-Made Batman (Michael Keaton) Cowl from Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) are expected to sell for £15k-20k and £8k-10k respectively.

Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO, said: “We’ve got some incredible pieces of 1980s movie nostalgia that will definitely excite movie fans – from superhero classics, Batman and Superman, to comedy gems like The Princess Bride and Uncle Buck, there really is something for everyone!

Lots from some of cinema’s favourite 1980s classic (C) Prop Store

"These fantastic lots will be sold as part of Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction on 1st and 2nd December 2020!”

The Prop Store Live Auction will feature:

- John Rambo's (Sylvester Stallone) Hero Bow and Arrows from Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985). Estimate £35,000 - 45,000

- Stop-motion Vermithrax Pejorative Flying Dragon Miniature Puppet from Dragonslayer (1981). Estimate £30,000 - 50,000

- Jareth's (David Bowie) Crystal Ball, Autographed Photos, Tickets and Card from Labyrinth (1986). Estimate £10,000 - 15,000

- Prince Barin's (Timothy Dalton) Sword from Flash Gordon (1980). Estimate £6,000 - 8,000

- Ramirez's (Sean Connery) Katana from Highlander (1986). Estimate £6,000 - 8,000

- Buck Russell's (John Candy) Bowling Ball from Uncle Buck (1989). Estimate £5,000 - 7,000

- Axel Foley's (Eddie Murphy) Detroit Lions Letterman Jacket from Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). Estimate £3,000 - 5,000

Lots can be viewed by appointment only, for more details email [email protected]

Prop Store will hold a virtual preview exhibition event in November via social media, with opportunities to see props from the auction up close and ask questions of the specialists.

Registration is now open and online proxy bids can be submitted here.Prop Store sells original movie props and costumes and related memorabilia, regularly hosting live and online prop and costume auctions. Over 8,000 items are also available for sale at fixed price on www.propstore.com.