I went to the Auction, was fun to be on hand to see the Galactica Items, with my unique experience of building 2 Studio Scale ships.I wanted to see what some of the artwork and costumes would go for. I was surprised when the Cylon went for 37K (it was estimated at 40K-60K)
I was there when they sold the Willy Wonka Items as well, very cool stuff indeed.
Whenever I've had a question about something I've always contacted those involved via, email and or phone call. I get the facts first before ever writing anything. Let alone something speculative or possibly untrue. Case in point: The LOST auction. Some armchair "experts" on the one forum I no longer participate in suggested a prop known as the Dharma fish biscuit machine was not screen used. I used critical analysis and facts during my research to verify fairly easily that the item was indeed used in the series. I also provided a screen grab supporting what I reported in the forum thread.
Did those same people who made the false accusations apologize to anyone for their actions?
The above is an additional reason why I took issue when Art made his incorrect assumptions regarding me. People should to be responsible for their actions as well as their words. They need to be careful when they assume and state something as fact when it is not. Everybody makes mistakes. When they do they should acknowledge those mistakes, apologize without excuses or insults, and move on.
Getting back to your recent post here. You basically made the same baseless claims on the forum above where the LOST debate originated.
Your untrue, emotional, and unsupported posts concerning me on that forum were unproven as the rest of your claims. I have saved those posts and can provide them if need be because in the past, the Admin there removed and edited dozens of posts without explanation. I can verify that too. Rpf members interested in the posts made on theprf can view them, HERE: Posts 60,62, & 63. They consist of similar comments made by you as well as my responses to those comments.
I will say once more here as I did in the above rpf posts. Feel free to back up all of your claims with verifiable facts. Name calling and emotional outbursts do not help your cause.
Finally, I am not going to get into a debate about LOST, or any other subject that has nothing to do with this original thread. This thread's original subject matter has gone totally off topic due to a lack of moderation.
Rkpeterson. While I am not sure it is possible that you can ever refrain from hijacking my threads in the future, (at least with verifiable facts), I wish you would at least try and I do hope you enjoy your day.
All of MoviePropCollector's RPF posts for the last couple of years:
Anyway who cares to review them will see exactly what your role is here, Jim.
And all your verbiage is just meant to distract people from the simple truth.
I took the time to read your site and have found that you have written about Disney, Comic Con, Stan Winston Studios/Legacy Effects, KNBEFX, Propworx, Heritage Auctions, ScreenUsed, Profiles in History, Bonhams, Christies, Premier Props, Juliens and other subjects pertinent to the hobby. I find your articles to be a fun, interesting reading.
Apparently on this forum you need to be negative and trash everybody (at the very least Profiles in History) to be accepted.
By the way, I looked up the topics started by MoviePropCollector here on the RPF (the link rkpetersen provided did not work for me) and I found it to be a mix of PIH, Propworx, ScreenUsed, KNB EFX, Prostore, San Diego Comic Con, New York Comic Con, Bonham's, Heritage, Nike, Interviews with celebrities, a book about Ray Harryhausen, etc. Please let me know if I am incorrect about what I see.
If someone does or does not like a company, person, or thing, that's their prerogative. Having a dialogue or spirited debate is fine. Attacking those with differing experiences, views or opinions repeatedly is not.
I have always embraced the idea of first verifying facts before making statements as fact. I am sure it was pretty easy for you to do so. I find it puzzling why others have difficulty.
Again, thanks for taking the time to share your views.
Talking to yourself again, Jim?
Keep the facts coming MoviePropCollector. Facts to some of these people here has the same effect as kryptonite does to Superman.
You brought the subject up rk not me.
Your nonsense was responded to more than once with fact based information and you choose to ignore it.
Free country, your perogative.
You might want to visit other threads where facts are not presented.
You would do better with those.
Wow after reading thru the thread I agree with a few points and disagree with others. Myself being a long term collector(not directly movie/TV film props) I see the disadvantages of items going up and down in the market and agree with points on that collecting should not necessarily be done for investment purposes as who knows if the items we collect now will be viable for resale in the future to the next generation
Of collectors and buying and selling items at an auction is a risky business with any type of collectible be it with any auction house.
I have personally dealt with many auction houses over the past 20+ year of collecting (again not movie/TV prop specific but I have dealt with PIH,Christie's,Heritage,Julien's and many that are no longer in biz that were around in the 90's) and I can find good and bad points with many of them. My #1 Gripe buyer's premium Grrrrr I bid on a few items in the Drier auction and in the long run stopped because of the added amount of the buyer's premium added on top of what the bids were...
While the Discussion of the Hollywood Treasure TV Show seems off topic to the original thread, I can say I was a fan of the show in the first season and mostly enjoyed it but now in its second season I don't like the new layout of the show and I hate the fake staged auctions that they now show I personally liked seeing the actual auctions.
I have read most of the links posted here and on Jims website. From what I could tell Jim writes about all different entertainment areas not just 100% about profiles as has been suggested by RKPeterson, who seems to have a personal grudge against Jim and Profiles...
it was one of the best auctions profiles have had for a while !!
I agree with you completely. I talked with one of the Hollywood Treasure production people at another event and she said most of the actual bidders did not like to be filmed while bidding on expensive items. So the season 2 format is what they ended up with, like it or not.
What did Luke's Tatooine rifle sell for?
I heard the rifle didn't sell in the Profiles 2008 or so auction. I wonder what the Driers ended up paying for it?
Personally, we've found Jason's posts on his blog and here to be incredibly helpful and very well researched. I'm not sure why the items that were sold wound up selling for so little, but I certainly would never consider a half-million dollar-plus loss to be even remotely good business. This just reinforces our desire to collect only things that we love...good advice given by someone on these boards, and a sentiment we whollly agree with!