What better way to get your mind off the still-pending election than with some early holiday shopping? Prop Store, an expansive operation based in London and Los Angeles whose focus is right there in its name, has announced it will be hosting another auction of entertainment memorabilia across December 1 and 2. The shop has “over 25,000 combined square feet of archived props and costumes,” meaning the upcoming auction’s 912 lots spanning two days will likely have something for everyone who is looking to buy–and also willing to spend. Information on bidding, registering for phone bidding, or registering for absentee bidding can be found on .
The catalog for items is available both or as . But if $50 makes you balk, this auction may be too rich for your blood. Also note that as the auction is taking place out of the London outpost, prices will be in pounds, which–in addition to shipping to the US–means prices in North America will be a bit higher.
Just flipping around the 254-page catalog, the highest priced items look to be things that could either finish very specific collections or get you started on amassing conversation pieces: is on the docket, starting at £40,000/$52,000 USD (estimated to climb to £120,000/$155,000 USD); there’s an for £25,000 (expected to climb to £70,000); and there’s also Neo’s complete costume from for £20,000 (expected to climb to £60,000). If you’re the patient type, you could scoop up Neo’s costume, and then wear it while playing Cyberpunk 2077 on a console?
Somewhat more modestly priced are from 1972’s Game of Death and from 1999’s Fight Club–both starting at £10,000. Then there’s also from 1984’s The Terminator, from 1989’s Uncle Buck, and from 1988’s Willow–all starting at £2,500.
If you’re not in the market for a random sword or garment, the from 2010’s The Wolfman is a comparatively reasonable £1,500 (about $2,000) and two, count ’em, two different listings for flip phones used by Leonardo DiCaprio in movies: Who can forget those classic scenes from and when Leo is placing a call via cellular telephone?
These highlighted entries barely scratch the surface of what will be available. Even if you aren’t in the mood to buy, the catalog is bursting with detailed and deeply researched item blurbs–given the sheer amount of stuff that will be coming on the block, a casual read can yield some great movie trivia. And learning that is far cheaper than buying anything.