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July 23 2009

Buffy props to be auctioned. The news agency Reuters reports that 20th Century Props is liquidating its inventory and putting them up for auction. As a result, many props from Buffy are up for grabs. If you look through the auction house catalogue, you'll find tables, chairs, lamps, clocks, barstools, couches, chairs, a jukebox, a pool table, figurines and an oversized cheeseburger from the show.

There's a bucket from Serenity as well.

A very informative article about the closure can be found on The New York Times website.

Of course all the items are nondescript and have no interesting characteristics whatsoever. And many of them are damaged.

Whatever happened to Mr Pointy? Various magic books... Magic box merchandise.
After looking at the first 250 lots, I'm definitely tempted to kit out a small mansion with eccentric pan-Asian decor.

On the Buffy front, lot 615 - a neon Hotel Flamingo clock - looks like good fun. Can't for the life of me think when it was used in the series, though.

[ edited by Ildeth on 2009-07-23 11:51 ]
iwearthecheese, when Buffy went off the air in 2003, FOX held a pretty massive online eBay auction for a few weeks. That's where all of the interesting items (stuff that probably couldn't be used again in other productions) went. They sold the scythe, stakes, potions, bloody clothing... all for crazy amounts of money!
I'd give Buffy props free of charge.
Didn't Joss take home the "scythe"?
If he didn't, then he doesn't have any ego at all. :-)

[ edited by Baylink on 2009-07-23 16:39 ]
At least it's not the bucket from Angel.
I think there were 3 scythes made, and Joss kept one.
I'm just guessing here, but maybe the flamingo clock was up at Willy's Place?

My question is: who owned #85 (the ugly coffee/end table set)? Would it have been Anya in season seven?
I was thinking Xander's basement.
There's some Buffian statuary, clocks and lamps that I quite like. And there's some non-Buffy pieces - lovely art deco and craftsman furniture and whatnot - desks, buffets and wardrobes, etc. If I had any extra cash (cue long bitter sarcastic laugh), I'd prolly bid on a few things.

But the break-up of this props house is just unbelievably sad. It makes me feel very much:

"More than ever the things of experience are falling away..."

Grrrrr.

[ edited by QuoterGal on 2009-07-23 19:44 ]
Regardless of the Whedon connection, there are some lovely items there. Those Philco televisions are amazing -- they each look a bit like a computer CPU with a monitor on top. And gosh, I want some of the statuary. Not gonna happen though.
I currently own Olaf's Troll Hammer from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and am putting up for auction. http://cgi.ebay.com/BUFFY-Vampire-Sl...-/300464810107

Here's the description. Please forward the link to anyone you think may be interested. Thanks!

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Up for auction is OLAF'S TROLL HAMMER, also know as Olaf the Troll God's Enchanted Hammer. I purchased it in April 2004 directly from Fox Auctions, aka VIP Fan Clubs. (They currently sell screen-used props from 24, Ugly Betty, and Dollhouse.)

Here's the original item description from Fox:
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This rare item is the Hammer used by OLAF (Abraham Benrubi), in various episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, including the Season 5 episode entitled "Triangle" and the Season 7 episode entitled "Selfless." This screen-used prop is over two feet in length and is made of a semi-flexible, rubber-type material. This extremely rare item is a must-have for Buffy fans and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Bid with confidence for your chance to own this significant piece of Buffy history.
"Triangle" introduced Olaf as Anya's (Emma Caulfield) ex-boyfriend; "Selfless" is also known as the "Anya Origin" episode. In the show, you can also see the Hammer handled by Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Spike (James Marsters). Buffy ultimately used the Hammer to defeat Glory (Clare Kramer) in the WB series finale, "The Gift."

You can see the CoA from the photos. You can also see from the photo of the original shipping label, that the prop will ship in its original box!

SHIPPING is $60 for U.S. buyers. (International bidders: please email me, and I will supply you with a quote.)

Feel free to email me with questions. Returns are not accepted.

This prop is all packed up and ready to go. It makes for a fantastic conversation piece, and will make the perfect addition to your TV or Buffy memorabilia collection!

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