I wanted you all to know that after 3 good years, Propworx is closing its doors. We had a great run, but the lack of interest in the studios wanting to do auctions has lead us to make this decision.
As I have told my friends many times, the Battlestar Auctions were a blessing, yet they also lead me to believe there was a business doing studio auction, which unfortunately has not materialized. Sadly, the studios just don't want to sell their stuff. Heck, last year Ridley Scott invited me to the set of Prometheus because he wanted us to do an auction for him. But Fox said no! Well, if Ridley Scott can't get an auction done with Fox, what chance do I have of convincing them?
While we have done some great work, and the Battlestar auctions remain the pinnacle of that type of studio event auction, it is time to move on. And I really have no interest in just buying or selling props like The Prop Store or Screen Used (who both do an awesome job) or doing eBay auctions like VIP (which also does good work and I have recommended to studios). Our specialty was always event auctions accompanied by the best auction catalogs ever.
And last month, my favorite employee, Jarrod, went to work at The Prop Store with my full blessing and support. Jarrod and Curtis were two truly amazing people to work with and we are now good friends. Curtis actually has been back in town from Africa and helping me close up shop the past month.
Propworx was my fourth company and having sold Marketworks for $ 16 million, (I wish got most of that!), I can take a loss on my entrepreneurial record (Which now stands at 1 win, 1 loss and 2 ties) :-)
In closing down, all our business with our loyal customers has been finished up and I will personally continue to buy and sell Star Trek props and items from my collection, and work for CBS archiving the Star Trek Collection. In that regard we are working on two big projects, one of which is a full color book, ala Propworx catalogs, of the CBS Archive and my personal (and maybe others) Star Trek collections.
Thanks to all our customers over the past 3 years. It has been a fun ride!