For fans of a long-lived television franchise like Stargate, opportunities like this are extremely rare. MGM and Propworx are auctioning off thousands of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis props, costumes, and set decoration. The weekly auctions will run all year long, starting last weekend.
“The year-long endeavor launched this past weekend on eBay with the first auction of iconic props, hand-sewn costumes and richly crafted set pieces – all used by past characters,” the company said in a press release. “The eBay auctions will continue weekly, building to two spectacular Stargate Artifacts live auction events in August and November.”
Propworx is the studio behind last year’s acclaimed series of Battlestar Galactica prop auctions. Where did the company turn to find an expert on all things Stargate? Joining the team is GateWorld’s own David Read, who has moved to Los Angeles to serve as curator of the collection and help to bring these items to fans around the world.
His job is to sift through more than a decade of Stargate material and identify what’s what, how it works, and which episodes it has appeared in.
Future items include Teal’c’s Jaffa serpent guard helmet, a Horus guard helmet (pictured above), Jack O’Neill’s signature sunglasses, a Goa’uld hand device, an Ancient drone, a Zero Point Module, and full-size, light-up Stargate. Check out SciFi Wire for a look at some of these familiar props.
Many items are screen-used, while others were produced by the production but did not appear on screen. These are all 100-percent authentic props, costumes, set pieces, and concept art from The Bridge Studios in Vancouver, B.C.
Auctions have already started and will run on eBay over the next several months. To help fans keep track of auction listings and introduce them to some of the bigger items, Propworx has launched StargateArtifacts.com. There the company is giving behind-the-scenes looks at some key items and their significance to Stargate history.
Also be sure to bookmark the primary auctions list at eBay. Nearly 150 auction items are currently up and running, so you can bid right now! Just a few highlights from this week include:
- Samantha Carter’s Jacket
- Tok’ra Uniform
- Wraith Commander Costume
- Atlantis Stargate Segment, cut off during the gate’s original assembly
- Asgard Control Stone
- Harmony’s Necklace
- Teyla’s Bantos Rods
- Knight’s Sword (from SG-1 Season Nine)
- Zat Gun
- Wraith Stunner Pistol
- Replicator Blocks
- Daniel Jackson’s Glasses
- Iratus Bug
- D.H.D. Schematics
- Ori Prior Costume
While the bigger-ticket items are expected to sell for hundreds and thousands of dollars, there are plenty of smaller items that should keep many auctions affordable for more thrifty fans. And for those who just like browsing, Propworx is assembling some of the highest quality photos of Stargate props we’ve ever seen.
Keep it locked on GateWorld for more updates from Propworx as this unprecedented series continues in 2010!
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