Valueing an Original Prop

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Russ257

Sr Member
With all of the auctions going on I was wondering is there anyway to get an idea on the value of a piece. I was thinking of buying a few things but I don't want things to get out of control. There is the obvious answer of things are worth what someone is willing to pay for them but is there anything else?
 

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Wes

Active Member
Too broad a spectrum. Popularity of the movie, quality of the piece, personal preference, etc..
I've seen pieces from Lost sell for more than I paid for my car and I wouldn't have given them $1 for it.

In the end, it's exactly as you said.
They are worth what you are willing to pay.
 

.:MirrorminD:.

Sr Member
It depends on a lot of factors. If its a HERO/stunt/production used prop. How much screen time it actually gets and if there are key close ups on screen of it. Also on how relevant is it to the movie. Of course condition has a factor in it as well.
 
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stevdelphi

New Member
I guess the old saying about paying whatever the market will bear seems to ring true. There are props I've probably paid more than they're worth, but to me, I wanted to have them, so it was worth a few extra bucks.
 

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Russ257

Sr Member
I was thinking about the priest valon cross weapon from gangs of new york. I decided to pass since the photos were not that great so I couldnt tell the condition and if it was a hero or stunt type prop.
 
I've kinda always wondered this too. I mean, how do you determine the value of something that is likely very rare...in other words, no comparables?
 
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