It’s amazing to see what people will pay at auction for Hollywood movie props. We put together the seven most expensive movie props ever sold at auction. Most of these are from iconic movies and are familiar to any movie buff.
We are not talking about items you see people drag into the store on Pawn Stars. We’re talking about super high priced props that will cost you millions to own.
What is it about these props?
There’s something about these iconic Hollywood props that make people want to pay so much for. Some people collect them in the hopes that their value will continue to rise. Others want them in their personal collection and are able to afford them. I can imagine, going into a very large mansion, and seeing a Hollywood prop that you recognize from a movie would be very exciting and a great conversation piece.
If you have watched enough pawn, stars on the history channel, then you know that people will collect anything. Seeing what people bring into the store to pawn is the reason the show has been on the air for as long as it has. We have a fascination with what is the worth of these collectibles. Of course another popular show is Antique Roadshow on PBS.
That show has been on the air for decades, and is not slowing down anytime soon. The items that people bring can be worth millions or pennies. And that’s why we continue to watch in the hopes of somebody striking it rich with an item they purchased at a yard sale or found in Nana’s attic when she moved away to the nursing home.
AVClub.com put together a list of the most expensive movie props ever sold at auctions: