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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Prop Store Fees Make it a Costly Auction



If you don't pay close attention, you will wind up paying way more for your items at The Prop Store Auction.  Scheduled for September 23rd, 2015, there are a ton of great items, and Prop Store has definitely made the best auction catalog since we printed our Stargate Catalogs at Propworx in 2010 (why can't Profiles step up and improve their catalogs?).  


The problem is this auction is being held in the UK.  That means all prices are in British pounds, so right off the bat, you better be multiplying your bid by at least 1.52, the current conversion rate.  In the quick action of an auction, this can be tough, so have a chart next to you with the potential bids you might place and what the GBP price equals in $.  For example:

£ 1,000  =  $ 1,520

£ 1,250   =  $ 1,918

£ 1,500   =  $ 2,302

In addition, the fees for this auction are the highest for any prop auction I have seen.  

If you live in the UK you have to pay VAT, which is like sales tax, so I am not going to deal with that.  We pay sales tax in the US too (thought it is half of VAT at worst).  But what if you live in the USA?  Here are the fees you will pay:
Buyers Premium               24%  (includes 20% VAT on Buyers Premium for non-EU bidders)

Fee for bidding online        3%

Fee for using credit card    2%
                                       _______

Total fees for US Bidders  29%


So please be aware when bidding and bid appropriately.

Alec


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Enterprise T'Pol Costumes For Sale



Darrin Cowger, one of the good guys in prop collecting, is selling a spectacular set of "Enterprise" T'Pol uniforms.  Their provenance is the It's A Wrap auctions and so you know this is real.  Here is the description:

Full T'POL (Season 1) spandex uniform (boot cuffs are the only part that are unfinished) and screen used jacket, screen used rank pip, belt and EM-33 Energy pistol holster from Season 1: Episode one:  "Broken Bow."  Belt has "Jolene" written on the back.  This uniform was originally sold by IAW and is referenced under IAW#5638.  This uniform comes with IAW certificate of authenticity and is in near perfect condition.   There is still "Special Effect Snow" in the pockets of this jacket from where T'Pol is blasted across the shuttlecraft pad (See Attached pics from Trekcore).  This is seriously a very nice costume and displays very well.  $4,950.00. 

If you are interested, contact Darrin directly at darrincowger@yahoo.com.



The original IAW decsription:

STAR TREK: ENT “T'POL AWAY TEAM JACKET W/ UNFINISHED UNIFORM” A costume featured in “Broken Bow” the pilot episode of Star Trek: Enterprise for wear by Jolene Blalock in her portrayal of “T'Pol”. The costume is a form fitting Vulcan camouflage uniform with an affixed belt, a cold climate Vulcan jacket, a holster and two belts. The uniform is unfinished at the cuffs of the legs though this does not detract from the overall appearance of the costume. The jacket has an unfinished appearance on the inside, though it is complete, with an asymmetrical double front that clasps closed on thread loops, is copper colored and comes with two matching belts made from the same vinyl or PVC material. The pockets of the jacket and the inside folds retain special effects ‘snow’ used during production in scenes taking place on Rigel X. The holster is tough vacuum formed plastic with a military clip affixed to the inside, ‘Jolene’ is penned onto the inside, the holster is painted to match the Vulcan camouflage and is made to fit an EM-33 energy pistol (sold separately).