Iconic cin­e­matic arte­facts are now sell­ing for six fig­ures

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The mar­ket has seen mas­sive ap­pre­ci­a­tion over the last 20 years and Stephen be­lieves this is set to con­tinue. He ad­vises buy­ers to ap­proach it in the same way they would buy a piece of art or an­tique. “Buy what you love be­cause you get en­joy­ment out of ac­tu­ally own­ing it,” he says.

Buy one thing at the top of your bud­get rather than five smaller items – prices can start for as lit­tle as £10. If there is go­ing to be an in­crease in value it is likely to be items that are more iden­ti­fi­able. Do your re­search; a rep­utable dealer will en­sure a cer­tifi­cate of authen­tic­ity.

Films that tran­scend through gen­er­a­tions in­clude James Bond,

Star Wars and Su­per­man. “The ma­te­rial that is pro­duced for those films is re­ally ex­cit­ing and it’s brought to the fore­front of peo­ple’s minds as new films come out.”

Some films might dis­ap­pear and then come back with strength. The orig­i­nal Blade Run­ner was crit­i­cally panned and a fi­nan­cial fail­ure. Then five years ago one of the blasters from the film sold for over $250,000. “It’s be­cause it’s in­cred­i­bly rare. No-one kept any­thing, but now ev­ery­one loves it and thinks it’s cin­e­matic ge­nius. Right now we are in the era of su­per­heroes, but that trend will no doubt morph and change. It’s such a per­sonal thing col­lect­ing film props and cos­tumes – it’s just about what you love.”

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