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Monday, 20 April 2009

Ackerman Auction in May


Hot on the heels of the upcoming Battlestar Galactica auction (see this news story I wrote for weirdand beard.com) comes news of another major scifi and fantasy auction event, this time from Profiles in History who will offer over 1100 iconic pieces of Hollywood history on the auction block on 30 April 30 and 1 May 2009.

Some of Hollywood’s greatest props, costumes, photography, design sketches, posters and more from a huge range of film, television and music history will go under the hammer, including a one-sheet poster from the original Frankenstein film (considered the greatest horror film of all time), which is expected to sell for aro0und $200,000-$250,000, Harrison Ford's "Rick Deckard" hero blaster from Blade Runner and an original hero "Gill Man" mask from the classic horror film Revenge of the Creature, the sequel to Creature from the Black Lagoon.

It's well worth checking out the auction web site just to take a look at some of the rare items Ackerman collected down the years, such as the Thunderbirds are Go poster above.

• For more on this auction read this story on weirdandbeard.

• Worldwide bidding begins at 12.00pm 30 April and 11.00am 1 May and can be placed either in person, via mail, phone or live on the Internet at www.liveauctioneers.com/auctioneer/profiles-in-history. For more information and to download a complete catalog of this auction, please visit www.profilesinhistory.com.

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