Drool Over These Cool TV Props, Up for Auction This Weekend


Holiday shopping season is upon us, and we suggested some good gift ideas earlier this week. But if you really wanna go that extra mile — or maybe treat yo self to something especially special — then you might want to log on to Prop Store tomorrow morning at 10am PST. The Valencia, California-based memorabilia company is auctioning off over 400 TV prop items, spanning from the 1960s to the 2010s, from Star Trek to Breaking Bad, and while the prices are (gulp) intense, well, isn’t owning a piece of television history priceless?

You can peruse the full catalog of items — and maybe even put in an early bid — here, but if you’re in a hurry, we’ve plucked out some of the most promising items, along with their most scintillating catalogue copy. Happy hunting! (All images courtesy of Prop Store)

Alien Quarantine Medical Table, The X-Files STARTING BID: $1,000 ESTIMATE: $2,000 – $3,000

“The table features a domed lid, electronic display, oxygen tank, and a deceased grey alien within (not from the production and for display purposes only).”

Laura Palmer’s Red Aluminum Casket, Twin Peaks STARTING BID: $1,000 ESTIMATE: $2,000 – $3,000

“The casket comes from the History for Hire prop rental house, who rented it to Lynch-Frost Productions for the series. Thereafter, it was stored in a light, climate and humidity-controlled fine art warehouse. It is in excellent, production-used condition overall.”

Walter White and Jesse Pinkman’s Bag Of Blue Sky Meth, Breaking Bad STARTING BID: $1,000 ESTIMATE: $2,000 – $3,000

“The imitation crystal meth is comprised of various sizes and shades of crystallized rock candy dyed blue and batched into a large, resealable plastic bag that weighs 5 ½ pounds. Five smaller plastic ‘dime bags’ are also included.”

Tony Soprano’s Surveillance Photos, Pill Bottle and Strap Of Hundred Dollar Bills, The Sopranos STARTING BID: $400 ESTIMATE: $800 – $1,200

“The three black-and-white photographs reveal Tony standing in his driveway in a bathrobe. The prescription drug bottle is from ‘Affliates Pharmacy’ in New Jersey for Prozac 500mg for patient Anthony Soprano as prescribed by Dr. Melfi. The bundle of bills consists of about 100 $100 prop bills wrapped in a ‘$10,000’ strap label.”

Light-Up Cauldron, Charmed STARTING BID: $400 ESTIMATE: $800 – $1,200

“The bowl is filled with an orange acrylic component that sits above a small light, which illuminates orange to look like an evil potion. The cauldron is heavily distressed to imitate decades of use.”

Elvira’s Signature Bouffant Wig, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark STARTING BID: $1,000 ESTIMATE: $2,000 – $3,000

“The black, lace-cap wig is made of synthetic hair with jagged bangs, smooth beehive at crown and extra-long lengths of hair in back. It comes stored on a canvas covered wig stand with autographed promotional image which reads ‘To the Comisar Collection – xx Elvira’ with ‘yours cruelly…Elvira’ printed on the image.”

Egg-Shaped Spacecraft, Mork & Mindy, Escape from New York STARTING BID: $10,000 ESTIMATE: $20,000 – $30,000

“The egg was originally built for John Carpenter’s dystopian motion picture Escape from New York, and rescuing the President of the United States from this escape pod egg was central to the storyline. Soon after, the spacecraft was re-used to promote season four of Mork & Mindy, as the two lead characters marry and expect a child.”

Klingon Disruptor, Star Trek (The Original Series) STARTING BID: $15,000 ESTIMATE: $30,000 – $50,000

“This wood prop was acquired from Star Trek: The Motion Picture’s property master Richard Rubin, who received it and other materials from Star Trek: The Original Series during pre-production on the Star Trek feature film. This and other props were refreshed by Rubin for potential use in the film, including fresh blue-grey paint, though the wood body exhibits still numerous chips and marks beneath the fresh paint indicative of use in The Original Series.”

Riddler’s “?” Green Suit Jacket and Vest, Batman STARTING BID: $50,000 ESTIMATE: $100,000 – $150,000

“This lime green, double-breasted wool jacket features a stenciled question mark ‘?’ pattern both inside and out that was hand-applied by the production’s costume department. These question marks are well-defined yet have slight variances in shading and at the edges which demonstrate these were individually rendered by an artist’s hand.”

The Incredible Hulk’s Shredded Khaki Pants, Bent Chainlink and Additional Components, The Incredible Hulk STARTING BID: $1,000 ESTIMATE: $2,000 – $3,000

“The khaki cotton pants are hemmed above the knee and feature four splits in the legs to produce the shredding effect that occurs when Dr. David Banner transitions into the large and muscular Hulk.”

Superman Costume, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman STARTING BID: $4,000 ESTIMATE: $8,000 – $10,000

“This signature superhero costume includes a cherry red nylon blend cape with large embroidered yellow ‘S’ shield, royal blue spandex unitard with embroidered red/yellow ‘S’ shield affixed to chest, cherry red spandex padded briefs and yellow spandex/elastic belt with self buckle.”

Fartman’s Light-Up Superhero Costume, 1992 MTV Movie Awards STARTING BID: $3,000 ESTIMATE: $6,000 – $8,000

“The saffron color spandex on the top and leggings has been extensively hand-painted allover with brown paint, perhaps in homage to Fartman’s fabled ability to propel himself by his own flatulence.”

The “TV Treasures” auction begins at the Prop Store website Saturday morning at 10am PST.