Wizard of Oz and Holy Grail props push Heritage sale above $7.9M

Wicked Witch of the West’s hourglass from the 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ $495,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Wicked Witch of the West’s hourglass from the 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ $495,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Wicked Witch of the West’s hourglass from the 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ $495,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions’ Hollywood & Entertainment Signature® Auction, held December 17, was a thrilling, rollicking affair defined by its numerous bidding wars for some of filmdom’s most recognizable props, costumes and vehicles. By the time the end credits rolled on the blockbuster event, it had realized more than $7.9 million.

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Classic silver screen costumes, props encore at Heritage, Dec. 17

Wicked Witch of the West hourglass from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ estimated at $640,000-$960,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Wicked Witch of the West hourglass from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ estimated at $640,000-$960,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Wicked Witch of the West hourglass from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ estimated at $640,000-$960,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Go ahead – pull back the curtain. When you do, pay plenty of attention to the history waiting behind it. In Heritage Auctions’ Dec. 17 Hollywood & Entertainment Signature® Auction, cinephiles and collectors will find hundreds of costumes, vehicles and props from some of the most momentous and treasured films of all time – even a Holy Grail. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Hake’s auctions Capt. America shield for $259,540, closes 2021 at $10M+

Captain America ‘hero-prop’ shield created by Marvel Studios senior prop master Russell Bobbitt and used by Chris Evans for close-up shots in the 2019 film ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ Near-pristine condition. Sold for $259,540, the highest price ever paid at auction for a Marvel movie prop

YORK, Pa. – A Captain America “hero-prop” shield screen-used by Chris Evans in Marvel Studios 2019 blockbuster Avengers: Endgame sold for a heart-stopping $259,540 at Hake’s Auctions on November 3. The marquee item in a Nov. 2-3 online auction of premier entertainment and historical memorabilia, the star-emblazoned shield opened at $20,000 and attracted 17 bids before selling to its new owner, Wilmot “Wil” Creasy. A commercial analyst with Creasy Group, a Western Australia business focused on mining and metals exploration and investment, Creasy now adds iconic aluminum to his burgeoning pop-culture portfolio, which reportedly also includes extremely rare Pokémon cards [Instagram: Pokewizard96].

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Capt. America ‘Avengers: Endgame’ shield tops quarter-million-dollar mark at Hake’s

Captain America aluminum ‘hero-prop’ shield created by Marvel Studios senior prop master Russell Bobbitt and used by Chris Evans for close-up shots in the 2019 film ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ One of the most important Marvel film props ever to come to auction, and in near-pristine condition, it sold on Nov. 3, 2021 for $259,540. Image courtesy of Hake’s Auctions

YORK, Pa. (ACNI) – A Captain America “hero-prop” shield screen-used by Chris Evans in Marvel Studios 2019 blockbuster Avengers: Endgame has sold at auction for $259,540. The marquee item in Hake’s Nov. 2-3 online auction of entertainment and historical memorabilia, the star-emblazoned shield opened at $20,000 and attracted 17 bids before selling to its new owner, Wilmot “Wil” Creasy. A commercial analyst with Creasy Group, a Western Australia business focused on mining and metals exploration and investment, Wil Creasy now adds iconic aluminum to his burgeoning pop-culture portfolio, which also reportedly includes extremely rare Pokemon cards.

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Hake’s Nov. 2-3 auction led by Capt. America shield screen-used by Chris Evans

Captain America shield screen-used by Chris Evans in ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ Image courtesy of Hake’s Auctions

YORK, Pa. – After two consecutive auctions that broke existing house records, Hake’s is back with a blockbuster November 2-3 Premier Auction that could push the pop culture giant’s 2021 gross beyond the $10 million mark. Between the red-hot state of the vintage collectibles market and an influx of new, investment-minded collectors coming into the hobby, new records are likely to be set not only by the November auction as a whole, but also in a number of pop-culture subcategories, said Hake’s president Alex Winter.

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Hake’s to auction Chris Evans screen-used Capt. America shield from Avengers: Endgame 

Captain America shield screen-used by Chris Evans in ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ Image courtesy of Hake’s Auctions

YORK, Pa. – The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a groundbreaking achievement of interconnected films crafted by numerous architects and starring many of Marvel’s most powerful heroes and game-changing villains. The first three phases of movies, known as the Infinity Saga, unfolded over 11 years, with each individual entry providing a puzzle piece for the larger picture that would come to pass in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.

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