News by email Donate


Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos


Bible featured in film among memorabilia worth £11m up for auction

by Reuters Journalist
movie bible.JPG - Banner image
REUTERS/Peter Cziborra/File Photo

A Bible featured in the film Shawshank Redemption is among items from films, television and the world of music up for grabs in British memorabilia company Propstore's annual live auction next month.

Returning to an in-person event following a pandemic pause, this year's auction boasts an extended catalogue of over 1,500 lots with an estimated total worth of £11m.

"This year is larger than ever before. We've added about 500 lots plus another day. It's a big step up for us, which makes it that much more of an exciting event," Propstore Chief Executive Stephen Lane told Reuters.

The bible concealed a rock hammer in the 1994 film. Other highlights include the complete Superman costume worn by actor Christopher Reeve in the 1978-1987 "Superman" franchise, and Vader's black gloves from the first Star Wars movie in 1977.

There is also a first-edition hardback copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"from 2001 and the Little Nellie pilot helmet worn by Sean Connery in the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice.

Music memorabilia is being introduced as a new category this year, getting its own dedicated day.

Lane, who has been collecting props and costumes for over 30 years, said the current economic climate was boosting sales.

"It's very interesting, we've seen this similarly in 2007 and 2008 when we had the big financial crash, that actually where there's volatility in the markets, people look for fixed assets and items like these to invest their money into," he said.

"They take it out of the currency markets and actually put it in something that's more tangible. So, we're seeing great success with our movie props and costume auctions."

Propstore's entertainment memorabilia live auction will be held at the BAFTA headquarters in central London, with bidding also available online or via telephone, 3rd-6th November.

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email