Sell Your Pirates of the Caribbean Screen Used Memorabilia for $40,000 or More
To auction, buy, consign or sell your Pirates of the Caribbean screen used memorabilia & props for $40,000 & up, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call The Nate D. Sanders Auction House in Los Angeles at (310) 440-2982 (http://www.NateDSanders.com). Also, we are interested in Pirates of the Caribbean screen worn costumes, especially of Johnny Depp.
Pirates of the Caribbean Screen Used Memorabilia & Props
Recently, 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean screen used memorabilia, the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Captain Hector Barbossa’s (Geoffrey Rush) screen worn costume sold for almost $40,000. We at Nate D. Sanders Auction House in Los Angeles (http://www.NateDSanders.com) can obtain up to $40,000 or more for your Pirates of the Caribbean screen used memorabilia, Pirates of the Caribbean props and Pirates of the Caribbean screen worn costumes, especially of Johnny Depp. A Depp costume might fetch $80,000 to double that amount.
About Our Auction House in Los Angeles and the Sale of Screen Used Memorabilia:
Nate D. Sanders Auction House has sold over $6 million worth of original Academy Awards:
See: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/02/controversial-sale-of-oscar-statuettes-brings-3-million.html (this is only half of the Oscars sold)
Controversial sale of Oscar statuettes brings $3 million
The largest collection of Oscar statuettes ever offered for public sale has been sold for more than $3 million, a Brentwood auctioneer said Wednesday.
The 15 golden figures were sold to three individuals in a sale conducted online, said auctioneer Nate D. Sanders. The auctioneer would not disclose the identities of the bidders.
Thirteen of the statues were purchased by one buyer.
The most expensive statuette was Herman Mankiewicz’s 1941 Best Screenplay Academy Award for “Citizen Kane,” which sold for $588,455. The same award had been purchased in 1999 for $244,500.
The 15 statuettes had been collected by a Los Angeles businessman whom Sanders also declined to identify. However, he described the seller as having ties to the entertainment industry.
The collector decided to sell the statuettes after Sanders sold Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” screenplay trophy three months ago for $861,542. Welles and Mankiewicz had shared the screenwriting award for the film.
Each of the auctioned statuettes were awarded in the 1930s and ‘40s, before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences began requiring winners to sign a contract promising they and their heirs would not sell the trophy without first offering to sell it back to the Academy for $1.
The auction, which concluded Tuesday night, had been opposed by the filmmakers’ group.
“The Academy, its members and the many film artists and craftspeople who’ve won Academy Awards, believe strongly that Oscars should be won, not purchased,” said spokeswoman Janet Hill.
“Unfortunately, because our winners agreement wasn’t instituted until 1950, we don’t have any legal means of stopping the commoditization of these particular statuettes.”
The 1933 Best Picture Oscar awarded to “Cavalcade” went for the second-highest selling price: $332,165. The 1931 Best Picture statuette won by the film “Skippy” – the oldest in the auction — sold for $301,973.
We also sold this screen used prop for almost $300,000 although we know it is not Pirates of the Caribbean screen used memorabilia:
Orson Welles Screen-Used Trophy From ”Citizen Kane” — the Iconic Trophy That Orson Welles Holds During the Film, Symbolizing the Height of Kane’s Power & Ambition — Measures 1.5 Feet Tall
The rarest and most spectacular of all “Citizen Kane” props, the silver-plated trophy presented to Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane, which he holds in the critical scene upon his return from Europe, flush from acquiring diamonds and his first wife. This trophy is the singular one manufactured for the film (unlike the Rosebud sled, of which three were made), thus guaranteeing its use in the film, held by Welles himself as Kane. The trophy was given to Kane by the employees of his newspaper, which grew from a handful when Kane acquired the near-bankrupt “Inquirer,” to 467 at this point in the film. Trophy is engraved, “Welcome Home / Mr. Kane / From / 467 Employees / of the / New York / Inquirer”. Of course, this trophy also highlights the lack of real journalistic achievement by Kane’s tabloid newspaper, and rather the heaps of praise bestowed upon him by employees and sycophants. The scene in which it first appeared was considered so crucial to the film and so difficult to execute that Gregg Toland, “Citizen Kane’s” Oscar-winning cinematographer, considered it the proudest achievement of his career. The trophy appears once more in the film, at the end with Kane’s other possessions at Xanadu. In this scene, Jerry Thompson, the reporter, and Raymond, Kane’s butler, talk about the meaning of Rosebud while standing over the trophy; they even read the wording on the trophy during this scene. Silver-plated loving cup trophy measures a very impressive 17.5″ tall and 16.75″ wide, with scrolling leaf-clad handles and scrolling base, manufactured by the Barbour Silver Company. Though “Citizen Kane” is widely considered the greatest film of all time (having won “Best Film of the Decade” for two decades by both the AFI and BFI), it only won one Academy Award for screenwriting — a consequence of William Randolph Hearst’s blacklisting in his theatres. Its popularity and significance has steadily risen since its release in 1941, a time when movie studios retained very few of their movie props. As a result, only a handful of “Citizen Kane” props have come to market, with almost all of them from the final warehouse scene at Xanadu and having no significance to the film’s plot. This trophy, along with the Rosebud sleds and the snow globe (which has never been available and is considered lost or broken) are the handful of important props in the film. It is truly the most magnificent “Citizen Kane” screen-used prop one could ever hope to own, from the Golden Age of Hollywood that included such films as “Casablanca” and “Gone With the Wind.” Previous Christie’s auction provenance is also included. Some silver tarnishing to the trophy, and light wear, but overall in near fine condition. Sold for $275,544.
The only two Academy Awards won by “Citizen Kane” (for Best Original Screenplay co-awarded to Orson Welles and Herman Mankiewicz) sold at Nate D. Sanders Auctions for $861,542 and $588,455. Several other “Citizen Kane” lots are included in this auction including memorabilia related to the trophy cup.
Orson Welles Screen-Used Trophy From ”Citizen Kane” — the Iconic Trophy That Orson Welles Holds During the Film, Symbolizing the Height of Kane’s Power & Ambition — Measures 1.5 Feet Tall / Click above for larger image.