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Rocket Surgeon 09-05-2011 07:33 AM

Indiana Jones: On the Auction Block
 
Julien's Auctions and The Ponte 16 Resort Present "Legends"

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Science Fiction heroes and villains also share the spotlight in this very special auction...Alfred Molina’s wayward tentacle as Doctor Octopus from Spiderman 2 and a nefarious Thuggee costume from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom blockbuster.

RaiderMitch 09-05-2011 12:44 PM

Wonder whatever happened to the voodoo doll prop

Rocket Surgeon 10-18-2011 09:49 AM

Wow! Someone paid $24K for a fake!
 
On June 26, Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles, featured two iconic props for sale from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in its Entertainment Memorabilia and Animation Art auction.

A Fertility Idol in the shape of a gold-painted statuette with inset green eyes created for the special effects department for use during stunt sequences of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” sold in the auction for $24,400.



Read the full story at http://www.LiveAuctionTalk.com

Raiders of the Lost Ark Fetility Idols In The Marketplace

Palaceslave_82 10-19-2011 11:08 PM

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Wonder whatever happened to the voodoo doll prop



https://thepropstop.wordpress.com/20...s-voodoo-doll/

Rocket Surgeon 11-17-2011 06:48 PM

Bonhams in London
 
Sale 19037 - Entertainment Memorabilia, 15 Dec 2011
Knightsbridge


Lot No: 92

'Raiders Of The Lost Ark', 1981: an Indiana Jones trademark bullwhip,
in tan plaited leather, handle with wrist-loop, tip with a length of plain hide cord, accompanied by a letter on Kit West Productions headed paper and signed by Kit West, Special Effects Supervisor on the film, confirming that this whip was '...used during the filming of ''Raiders'' by Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) and his stunt doubles for the action and stunt sequences.'



Estimate: £30,000 - 35,000, € 35,000 - 41,000
Request Condition Report

Contact the Specialist to discuss this lot or selling in a future sale
Email: Stephanie Connell
Tel: +44 20 7393 3844

To subscribe to or order a Printed Catalogue quote ref: 19037
Tel: +44 (0) 1666 502 200

Rocket Surgeon 11-28-2011 10:20 AM

I Nyoman Masriadi
 
Indonesian star Nyoman Masriadi fared better than many contemporary Chinese artists. His painting showing a parody of movie hero Indiana Jones carrying a giant diamond sold for HK$3.38 million, more than its HK$3.2 million top estimate.



I NYOMAN MASRIADI
(Indonesian, B. 1973)
Blekik Jones and Soekarno's Treasure
signed 'Masriadi'; titled 'Blekik Jones and Soekarno Treasure' (lower left); inscribed 'Selasai Sudah' (middle centre)
acrylic on canvas
300 x 200 cm. (118 1/8 x 78 3/4 in.)
Painted in 2011


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The title of the painting, "Blekik Jones and Soekarno Treasure", scribbled on the bottom left of the painting, contains more clues that aid in the unpacking of the pictorial narrative. Blekik Jones is the unmistakable and somewhat eccentric name of the struggling hero in the painting. His name alludes to Indiana Jones, the intrepid adventurer and treasure hunter. Indiana Jones is one of American cinema's most revered characters, recognisable by his accoutrements - a bullwhip, a fedora and a leather jacket. Masriadi appropriates key visual elements of Jones, outfitting his lead character with a leather jacket slung over the shoulder, a fedora reminiscent of Jones, a rolled up treasure map in his left hand and in addition to the original Jones outfit, a pistol in a holster. But while Jones is the all-American cinematic hero, BlekikJones comes from much humbler stock. Blekik is a little backwater sleepy village settlement on the northern fringes of Yogyakarta, the central Javanese town in which Masriadi lives and works. As a settlement, it is not particularly distinguished by any geographical or touristic features and does not lay claim to any small-time notoriety either. In this regard, Blekik Jones embodies some of the most unlikely and incongruous character traits possible.

Masriadi's protagonist is the archetypal small-time hero, recycled and refashioned from a pastiche of contradictory elements. As a painter, Masriadi derives a great deal of pictorial influence from his interest in video gaming. The highly charged formal and symbolic compositions in his works draw from the imagination and aspirations often revealed in the work of video gaming creators. Blekik Jones celebrates small-time heroism, bearing similarities to the action heroes created by video game makers.

Painted figure aside, the context of the painting is important in the unpacking of the painting's narrative. The "Treasure" reference marks a continuity with the Jones narrative but when read alongside the reference to Sukarno, the first president and hero of modern Indonesia, the painting gains in historical relevance. The era of President Sukarno, marked by a consciousness of the industrialised West's dominance, guided Indonesia to align itself with the fledging nations and economies of the non-West and the formation of the Non-Aligned Movement. President Sukarno was seen to be more sympathetic and aligned to the communist systems and governments in the Soviet Union and China. He espoused breaking free from the reliance on foreign economic contribution from the West, and often bore a strong anti- Western and anti-capitalist stance. He was well-known for his mistrust of the capitalist market system and the venturesome mining and resource-gathering activities of the West.

Seen in this context, Masriadi's Blekik Jones and Soekarno's Treasure seems to make an overt comment on history, particularly Indonesia's relationship with the West in the Sukarno era. It is a poignant work contemporaneously too, especially in relation to the PT Freeport gold and copper mine union strikes presently taking place in Papua, Indonesia. Yet, the narrative that Masriadi builds is typically neither straightforward nor particularly pointed. Instead, his allusion to this era in Indonesian history is laced with humour and irony. On the one hand, Blekik Jones, hailing from one of the most deeply-seated Javanese cultural areas in Indonesia, could and should be seen as the natural inheritor of all the wealth implied in the painting. Yet, as the bifurcated character Masriadi has created him to be, he can also be seen as a product of the West and is seemingly cast by the painter to advocate the exploitative, opportunistic and mercenary facades of cultural imperialism.

With Blekik Jones and Soekarno's Treasure, Masriadi has created a new hero in his oeuvre of painted figures. The hyper-real gleaming, ebony black skin of the figure buffed to a glossy shine exudes all the initial impressions of a traditional hero type, physically attractive, stronger, braver and more clever than the average man. Yet, Blekik Jones brawny body, crawling with sinews, and his thick and coarse countenance set in an unattractive grit, defies a straightforward positive categorisation. Masriadi's hero possesses, and even encapsulates, the postmodern rejection of traditional wholesome values. He is a hero true to his times, openly revealing of the contradictions and struggles he embodies.

Don't see a whip...could that mean anything? Considering the penetrating insights here I'd say there's a better than average chance it does...hmmm.

Rocket Surgeon 12-20-2011 02:51 PM

16mm Raiders of the Lost Ark Agfa 2S Lowfade in Stunning Cinemascope
 
Is there a better gift? 35mm maybe?

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Raiders of the Lost Ark 16mm

Scope Format Agfa Lowfade Print on 3 Reels

Print is in very good condition with only minor scratches and in near perfect color with NO Vinegar.

Starting bid: US $849.00

Free Priority Mail Shipping with insurance.

Rocket Surgeon 10-24-2012 08:17 PM

HARRISON FORD RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK GLASSES
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Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Starting: $2,500



A pair of glasses worn by Harrison Ford in his role as Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark (Paramount, 1981). This is one of several pairs of glasses created for the film. Faux tortoise shell over gold tone wire frames with slightly elongated round clear lenses with adjustable nose pads. The earpieces have faux tortoise shell over gold metal wire that wrap around the ear. Gold tone frames are inscribed "FRAME MADE IN ENGLAND 170 ALGHA 40 – 20," nose bridge inscribed "ALGHA." Accompanied by a copy of the film.


PROVENANCE From the Collection of Simon Murray, spectacle maker

RONALD LACEY RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK GLASSES

Estimate: $600 - $800
Starting: $300

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A pair of silver heavy metal round glasses with clear glass lenses, worn by Ronald Lacey in his role as Major Arnold Toht in Raiders of the Lost Ark (Paramount, 1981). This is one of several pairs of glasses made for the film. Solid wire nose bridge and nose pads. Earpieces are flat silver metal with tips that wrap around the ear. Nose bridge is inscribed “BAU-E.” Accompanied by a copy of the film.


PROVENANCE From the Collection of Simon Murray, spectacle maker



SEAN CONNERY INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE GLASSES

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Starting: $750

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A pair of rimless clear glass lenses worn by Sean Connery in his role as Professor Henry Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Paramount, 1989). This is one of several pairs of glasses made for the film. Glasses have gold metal nose bridge and adjustable nose pads with gold metal earpieces with faux tortoise temple tips. Earpieces inscribed “Rimless -20-145 1.” Accompanied by a copy of the film.


PROVENANCE From the Collection of Simon Murray, spectacle maker

I.M.J. 11-02-2012 09:05 AM

Thanks for posting this... I might consider bidding on the Ford glasses, and even if I don't win 'em I like watching the market on this stuff, so great posts here.

Rocket Surgeon 11-12-2012 11:12 AM

Christie's in London will hold an auction on November 29 for entertainment memorabilia. Included are Indiana Jones' whip and the Holy Grail used in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Indiana Jones' whip, donated by Steven Spielberg for a 2001 celebrity auction, will get up to $24,000, the Grail Diary $11,000 and the Grail is expected to get up to $5,628.



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Originally Posted by I.M.J.
Thanks for posting this... I might consider bidding on the Ford glasses, and even if I don't win 'em I like watching the market on this stuff, so great posts here.


If I were single...

Indy's brother 11-12-2012 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Rocket Surgeon
If I were single...


That's the first thought that crossed my mind when I saw the estimated price of the grail. I would totally jump on that one. If I had all the say-so with my finances.....

JuniorJones 11-12-2012 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Rocket Surgeon
Christie's in London will hold an auction on November 29 for entertainment memorabilia. Included are Indiana Jones' whip and the Holy Grail used in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Indiana Jones' whip, donated by Steven Spielberg for a 2001 celebrity auction, will get up to $24,000, the Grail Diary $11,000 and the Grail is expected to get up to $5,628.





If I were single...


...and with no children!!:D

Sakis 11-12-2012 02:46 PM

Is there a way I can save the large files of those pictures?

JuniorJones 11-13-2012 05:42 AM






Sakis 11-13-2012 06:27 AM

Great! Thanks a lot, how did you do that?

Didn't the appear even bigger onsite?

JuniorJones 11-13-2012 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Sakis
Great! Thanks a lot, how did you do that?





That's how!!

Rocket Surgeon 11-15-2012 09:43 AM

Bonhams on Sunset Boulevard
 
Apparently they have another whip on for Sunday, Nov. 18.

Here are some other items...






Rocket Surgeon 11-24-2012 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Rocket Surgeon
Christie's in London will hold an auction on November 29 for entertainment memorabilia. Included are Indiana Jones' whip and the Holy Grail used in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.



Rocket Surgeon 11-29-2012 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Rocket Surgeon
Christie's in London will hold an auction on November 29 for entertainment memorabilia. Included are Indiana Jones' whip and the Holy Grail used in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.



The hand-made 12-plait kangaroo-hide bullwhip produced for one of the Indiana Jones movies was also estimated at 10,000 pounds to 15,000 pounds. It sold for 20,000 pounds ($32,000) to an Internet buyer.

It was one of more than 30 props produced by whipmaker David Morgan and featured in the “Temple of Doom” film in 1984. The whip was first donated by Steven Spielberg to a Unicef charity auction in 2001, when it was sold for 68,000 pounds, Christie’s said.

“Indiana Jones is a timeless classic,” said Tim Lawes, general manager of the dealership, The Prop Store of London. “That was the cheapest whip with a provenance I’ve seen, though. They have made $40,000 to $50,000 before.”

Lawes paid 18,750 pounds for the ‘Grail Diary’ prop from the 1989 movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”

Lawes said film memorabilia was now attracting alternative investors, particularly for Bond, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Spielberg films.

A prop chalice made for “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” sold for 11,875 pounds, more than a 3,500-pound estimate.

Goodeknight 11-29-2012 02:29 PM

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Lawes said film memorabilia was now attracting alternative investors, particularly for Bond, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Spielberg films.


"But, honey, it's an investment!"

Rocket Surgeon 12-10-2012 07:23 AM

Profiles In History
 

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The Grail Tablet from the film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” on display at Profiles In History in Calabasas, northwest of downtown Los Angeles, on July 19, 2012 in California, ahead of a public auction which begins on July 28.The tablet from the 1989 film, which measures approximately 19.5 inches long, is estimated between USD $20,000 - $30,000.

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Originally Posted by goodeknight
"But, honey, it's an investment!"

:D

Rocket Surgeon 12-10-2012 03:19 PM

Profiles in History
 
The auction, known as Drama, Action, Romance: The Hollywood Auction, will take place on December 15 in California.
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Indiana Jones fanatics can purchase the gun used by Harrison Ford in Raiders of The Lost Ark for 50,000 pounds.

The six-shot revolver is an original film-modified Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector Mk II and was used through the majority of filming in Tunisia.

Ford used the weapon in the shoot-out at the Raven bar - one of the most memorable scenes in the movie.

It is one of only two pistols that exist today that were used by Ford in the production of the film.



Montana Smith 12-10-2012 10:37 PM

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Indiana Jones fanatics can purchase the gun used by Harrison Ford in Raiders of The Lost Ark...



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...for 50,000 pounds.


Moedred 12-19-2012 01:26 PM

From the mailbag:
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The Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum where Star Wars Celebration I was held currently has a silent auction online. Harrison Ford has been pretty supportive of the museum, and the auction features 3 Raiders items signed by him: A poster, a Blu Ray Set, and a book (items 230-232). The prices are currently $35-$175.






And in the live auction:
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Meet famous actor and pilot Harrison Ford at his personal hangar in Santa Monica, California for a tour of his unique aircraft collection and lunch. Round-trip air transportation for two from Denver to Los Angeles at a mutually convenient date in 2013. Join Harrison for a local flight in one of his aircraft to see LA and California beaches. Depending on weather, aircraft availability and timing, enjoy lunch with Harrison at his hangar or “fly out” to a lunch location. The top box office actor in history is an outstanding pilot who will share his passion with two fortunate winners of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Rocket Surgeon 12-29-2012 07:52 AM

Profiles in History
 
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PROP NAZI AMMO CASE FROM RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - (Paramount, 1981) This is one of the ammo case props, stenciled with the Nazi spread-winged eagle, which are seen in several scenes around the secret submarine base at the end of the film. Also visible as the Nazi procession carries the Ark through the canyon and in the background when the Ark is finally opened. Comes with a letter of authenticity from Richard Edlund (A.S.C), the Oscar winning visual effects genuis who worked on this film. Measures 43 in. x 12 in. x 9 in.

http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/...CF3A2E27D55BD0

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SOLD
1,800.00USD+ (414.00) buyer's premium + taxes, fees, etc...

This item SOLD at 2012 Jul 28 @ 15:30UTC-7 : PDT/MST


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