ScreenUsed.com sets a second world record with Star Wars clapperboard
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ScreenUsed.com sets a second world record with the selling price of an original clapperboard, also known as a camera slate. ScreenUsed is one of a few dealers worldwide that sells movie and television props and wardrobe as collectibles. They have been in business since 2003, selling exclusively on their website. However, in July of 2012 they held their first on-line auction. During that auction, they achieved a world record price of $26,550 (US) for the sale of a clapperboard used in the movie Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The clapperboard was unique as the name of the movie placed on the item was "Blue Harvest", which was the secret name for filming of Return of the Jedi at the time.
Following the July auction, ScreenUsed just held their second auction on November 3, 2012. They broke their first clapperboard sales record, this time with a clapperboard from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The new record price achieved was $38,350 (US).
In addition to these two clapperboards, some key sales from the two auctions were a Rocketeer helmet from The Rocketeer ($29,500), a Mattel Hoverboard from Back to the Future II & III ($22,420), Eric Draven's Costume worn by Brandon Lee from The Crow ($10,030), a Wink Costume from Hellboy II: The Golden Army ($14,160), and a Superman Bodysuit worn by Christopher Reeve in Superman III ($23,600).
See these and other items sold by ScreenUsed in the past:
ScreenUsed was founded in 2003 by Desi DosSantos, a computer center automation specialist, and Jeff Castillo, a quality, custom home craftsman & fabricator. What began as a hobby for the pair, blossomed into a company now world renown as an industry leader in the field of original Film & Television production memorabilia sales (props, costumes, miniatures, special make-up effects artifacts, production artwork, rare documents, etc.). With a combined 34 years in the business of brokering historic Hollywood artifacts, ScreenUsed offers a wide range of special services to its clients, including research, preservation, exhibition, and to corporate clients specialized marketing, promotion & auction services. ScreenUsed maintains an in-house, museum-quality, plexiglass display case manufacturing facility that is well known for its high level of craftsmanship and display methodology. The company's established international network of collectors and entertainment industry sources is highly regarded by the field, museums and the media.