Iconic cinematic artefacts are now selling for six figures
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.”