I've just bought a UK based prop company!!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by leach145, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    Hi All,

    I have just bought a UK based prop company.:)

    I am not in a position until later this week to give any more details but be rest assured I am hoping this is good thing!

    Keep an eye on this thread and I will update you as the week progresses!
     
  2. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    Congrats! Looking forward to hearing more about it.
     
  3. MooCriket

    MooCriket Master Member

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    Congrats and all the best!
     
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  4. steveo3002

    steveo3002 Well-Known Member

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    looking forward to hearing more :)
     
  5. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    Okay ladies and gents. Have spent the day moving props and meeting people. Just need to sign last bit of paperwork then all will be revealed!
     
  6. Amish Trooper

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    Congratulations! Look forward to the big unveil.
     
  7. EvilRocketeer

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    congratulations....goodluck on your new endeavor......
     
  8. Megamicrofish

    Megamicrofish Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Congrat's
    Looking forward to the full story
     
  9. Pete SSS

    Pete SSS Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This sounds very exciting, congrats!
     
  10. Wolfie

    Wolfie Sr Member

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    are you hiring? LOL
     
  11. frosty

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    good luck on your new company!
     
  12. rosskow

    rosskow Well-Known Member

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    i can't not find out what this now, you've forced me to subscribe, got to find out
     
  13. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    Hi All,

    Well here it goes. I am now the proud owner with my partner of:

    ELSTREE PROPS!!!!!

    Both my business partner and I have been collecting props for years. We both have worked in film and theatre and so know a little about the subject.

    As it stands the plan is to run the business along side our normal careers as we both love working in the industry and dont want to give it up. Lets face it what prop maker/collector would not want to own a company if they can.

    The History bit!

    I know the company has had a mixed past and not much can be said to defend that!! Under its most recent owner Steve it has reforged its place as a trusted dealer to both the public and traders alike. It is my hope to build on this giving prop collectors the chance to own pieces for a reasonable price safe in the knowledge that what you are told you are buying is the thing you will get!!

    So where next?

    Over the next few weeks we are sorting out all of the companies stock. This is no small feat as there is a lot to go through. Stock that we can trace and be sure of its history will become available soon. Anything that is not will go one of three places: in storage for further research, for sale with all the info I have but no guarantee or if we are not happy the skip!!

    Please feel free to let me know any of your thoughts and ideas. I am looking forward to what the future may hold. As things happen I will let you all know first!
     
  14. jedimaster

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    So has Steve finished up? Hopefully you can carry on the great work there. I think it slumped with Paul.
     
  15. dbalschi

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    I have 1 word to say about that. SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. Amish Trooper

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    Wow.. I wasn't even close to guessing which prop house...


    Edit: Are you Jeff Leach the DJ?
     
  17. thegreatgalling

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    CONGRATS!!!!!
     
  18. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    Wow! Wow! Wow! That is amazing news!!! Congrats and looking forward to a bright future!
     
  19. rollerboi

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    Nice, that's got to feel good! Congrats. :)
     
  20. HAL9000

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    How about an RPF contest to design a better logo?
     
  21. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    do you need help sorting through the stock, i would love to see all the stuff that is down there :love
     
  22. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    Why not! If there is some interest in this it sounds like a plan. Always up for a little comp!!!

    I will talk to the RPF bosses 1st to make sure they are happy but I am sure a logo in return for a goodie is worth it!
     
  23. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    Hi Chaps,

    A few of you have contacted me, and please continue to do so, but I am not sure you are getting my replies!

    Art I have PM you directly with a question but not sure if you got it. My sent folder seems to be empty!?!

    If you have not had replies let me know and I will PM you again!
     
  24. jedimaster

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    Pm replied to mate. You have to adjust you're settings in your user CP to keep sent messages. Just tick the box afaik.

    Simon.
     
  25. Supa troop

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    ive PM'd you regarding the RPF prop Party in the UK, i didn't even realise you had posted in the event's threadm, apologise's for that
     
  26. madmax

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    Cool ,i'd love to come down one day,with a big bag so i can have all the things you don't want...lol(no really).
    It's good to know that a real fan has bought the business,at least you know how we all feel about props,for many here a Dream come true,Good luck
     
  27. Alan Castillo

    Alan Castillo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WELL DONE !!!!! Wow, what a catch !

    One teeny suggestion : Advertise 'Under New Management' .... alot :lol but you already knew that, so it's cool :cool


    BTW, did you know that I am a human skip ?

    No, seriously, I am !
     
  28. jedimaster

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    It's true .... He is .... Especially after a few jugs of sangria.
     
  29. Art Andrews

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    Please be patient with me. The Premium Membership and Halloween Costume Contest have created a massive amount of PMs. Trying to get through them. Will try to get a response to you today!
     
  30. firesprite

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    Wow, that's awesome! Best of luck to you and your partner. I love hearing about others taking their passions and making a career out of it... just try to make sure you don't lose that passion! :D
     
  31. jedimaster

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    You kiddin , when they have had enough, the Queen Vic is just around the corner.
     
  32. leach145

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    Hi All,

    Thanks for your encouragment! I was unsure if my replys were getting through but it seems they are so thanks for your patience!

    Hmmm must sort my membership - good subtle reminder to all there Art!!


    Just as a note to all. I am an avid over enthusiastic prop collector. And that is how we are planning on running the company! Props for prop enthusiasts!

    If anyone has any suggestions or thoughts with direction or additions to the company please PM me!

    Cheers
     
  33. Spoons

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    Wow, that's exciting! Enjoy your new venture.

    Are you open for visits on weekends. I'm at my in-laws in High Barnet this weekend......I'm sure it's a bit soon for you but worth asking.
     
  34. Supa troop

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    I hope it's ok to post this and im not getting ahead of myself,

    but Richard has agreed to pop along to the RPF prop Party, Time permitting and if he agree's i will get a Video Blog Interview with him for the RPF You tube and Face Book page's

    hope you can make it :thumbsup
     
  35. leach145

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    Hi All,

    Just a quick update:

    1.A competition looks like it is gonna be on the cards!!

    2. Busy sorting out stock!! Have found some very cool items and am going to start varlfying them soon! When this is done they will appear on the website!

    3. Ebay account is aout to be setup to sell some of the smaller items whilst evreything on the main website is sorted!

    4. I must sell some of the props and not keep them all for myself!! I knew this might be an issue when I started but hey ho!!
     
  36. Skor

    Skor Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Congratulations on the acquisition! I eagerly look forward to seeing what you guys have! I'm more than willing to..uh... lend a hand! heh.
     
  37. Laser Brain

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    Good luck with your new venture. I live in Elstree by the way, up Studio Way...so if you need a hand...:)
     
  38. randomist

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    Congrats on the new endeavor, I look forward to seeing what's found in that place!
     
  39. Nobby

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    Congratulations on your new business venture :D

    PLEASE don't 'skip' anything! At least give us good folks the chance of having a look-see before it goes in the bin!
    There are plenty of us amateur prop builders (both here in the UK and overseas) that would love to have some 'scrap' parts to lovingly repair or restore.

    Please give us a shout before it gets thrown away :D
     
  40. Chris27989

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    Congratulations

    I agree with Nobby too the quote above :D
     
  41. deadbolt

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    Wow, Congratulations!

    If you find any original Star Wars parts down there, we would love to see them!!

    i.e. Grill parts, greeblies or anything at all really! (y)thumbsup


    -Carson
     
  42. leach145

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    Hi, not a lot of Star Wars bits left but have found a couple of bits. Pix to follow- possibly on new thread. I may start a name that prop thread for a bit of fun!
     
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  43. deadbolt

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    Thanks! :cheers

    That's unfortunate there isn't many SW parts left around, but I'm sure allot of us would still love to see what's left!

    Looking forward to the thread and photos!

    Very exciting indeed! :D


    -Carson

     
  44. wannab

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    Cool news!

    Any SW set pieces/parts?


    Doug
     
  45. Leigh

    Leigh Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WOW this is cool :cool congratulations! I'd love to pop down & have a looky round sometime. I also used to live in Studio Way :)
     
  46. chefhawk

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    great news indeed...
    will you be based near elstree?

    probably see you at memorabilia ...i will be chewie that weekend

    cheers
     
  47. Trilogy

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    This must be a very exciting time for you and your business partner. Congratulations and best of luck with the new venture.
     
  48. leach145

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    Hi all,

    On the SW front one of the nicest bits so far is the original hand drawn design for R2's drinks tray!! It is signed by the designer Fred Hole!! Quite faded but all the detail can still be seen! This will be going up for sale soon!
     

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