Fans, be prepared to open your wallets. Profiles in History, dealers of Hollywood artifacts, is holding yet another auction where one-of-a-kind treasures are on offer. And this auction looks to be more interesting than most.
That’s because this auction is chock full o’ science fiction goodness. And come December 16, we’re going to see the direct impact of the power of the geek dollar.
Some astonishing gems include:
– A prosthetic mask worn by the dawn-of-man apes in 2001 (p. 211)
– The desk on which Bram Stoker had written Dracula (p. 304)
– Gort’s head from The Day the Earth Stood Still (p. 206)
– An 8 ft. x10 ft. French poster of King Kong (p. 81)
As you can see from the auction catalog, that’s only a fraction of the fabulousness on offer. There are so many Star Trek goodies, from multiple series/movies (McCoy’s jumpsuit, Geordi’s visor) that fans should just flip to p. 226, where the awesomeness begins. It ends at p. 253…where the Star Wars awesomeness kicks in. It ends at p. 269…where the Aliens awesomeness kicks in.
You can also find items from Ghostbusters, The Fly, Dune, and others.
Be warned: Many of these items don’t come cheap. Spock’s tunic from Star Trek is valued between $80,000 to $120,000, as are an X-Wing miniature used in Star Wars, a xenomorph costume used in Aliens…and of course Legolas’ bow from Lord of the Rings.
Too rich for your blood? Go for a set of lobby card displays for Barbarella, at $300 to $500.
Previous items that have sold through Profiles in History include the cape Bela Lugosi wore in Dracula, a phaser from Star Trek: The Original Series, and Richard O’Brien’s annotated script for The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
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