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Jim Henson props

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell and Trade' started by beaker20, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. radionate

    radionate New Member

    Quite often a charity will recieve a Miss Piggy autographed glove to auction off. I've bid a few over the years, but always lose out. They are out there though.
  2. beaker20

    beaker20 New Member

    I know there has to be lots cool props out in the collectors market. It's just a matter of finding the right people and timing. I have been looking like a madman for this stuff and it's actually alot of fun, so i don't think i will get discouraged.
  3. BJC899

    BJC899 Member

  4. beaker20

    beaker20 New Member

    That is a really cool piece. Do you know how much it sold for? Do you have any information on this piece?
  5. BJC899

    BJC899 Member

    I'm sorry, but I don't have any other information about this item. If you want, you could contact them.

    Sorry! :mad:
  6. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    I believe it sold on eBay for around $800-$900. The head was from the Muppets Take Manhattan.
  7. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    That would be a very nice item to have! Was it a part of a puppet of miss piggy or was it something else?
    :)
  8. beaker20

    beaker20 New Member

    I emailed the company regarding the Miss Piggy head so hopefully when i get home i will have some additional information. That piece is super cool and would look nice in my collection of movie memorabilia.
  9. BJC899

    BJC899 Member

    What was the reslult of the email?

    Did anyone else find any other props or stuff?
  10. ToastCrumbs

    ToastCrumbs New Member

    Rare Muppet Props

    For the most part the really great Muppet props are owned by past Muppet employees. The Piggy head that I believe went for around $900 is the first time I've seen a flocked head. Although it is still an unfinished Piggy head it is worth a bit more due to the fact that it is further along or closer to being completed. When a foam rubber Piggy head comes out of its mold several steps are involved in taking it to completion. The flocking of the head is about the halfway mark. The price it went for is a bit low. I've seen foam rubber Piggy heads that are right out of the mold with no work done on them go for around $600-$800. The person who sold this flocked Piggy head maybe could have gotten between $1200-$2000. So the buyer shoud be extremely happy because it was a good deal. At this stage of building, Piggy's head has been snipped and patched up along the seems. She has also been lightly sprayed with an airbrush with a special mixture of tinted paint and glue, but the most valuable thing is that her mouth plate has been assembled and placed into the head along with here brain. This is what drives the price up. The more work that is done, the more craftsmenship is reveiled.
    The closer the head gets to being camera ready the higher the price. If the head lets say had eyes or ears well you're talking $5,000, if it had both and all her makeup finished easily 10,000. Several things need to be remembered when looking at the $10,000 price of a finished Miss Piggy head. First you are dealing with a truly one of a kind prop, that was not made to be sold. She is not massed produced for fans to buy. The JHC does not allow these types of props out. It is an amazing piece of art work that is know all over the world, and I can assure you that if a finished Miss Piggy head does exist out there, that odds are there are only one or two.
    So let me get back to the main subject which is buying authentic JHC or Muppet props. They are out there. I do know of several great ones, so here is a list of a few of them.

    MUPPET LOVERS DREAM LIST:
    Unfinished Gonzo head
    Background Fraggle Puppet (Fraggle Rock)
    Red Devil/ cabled controlled (The Storyteller)
    Unfinished Clifford head
    Unfinished Piggy head (foam rubber)
    Goblin puppet Labyrinth (screen used)
    Statler head (screen used/retired)
    Waldorf head (screen used/retired)
    Goblin head Labyrinth (screen used)
    Kermit puppet (screen used/retired)
    Doozer (screen used)
    Muppet WhatNot head

    These are some of the higher end props that I know of, and believe me they are all priceless. For those of you who like me grew up with Jim Henson and his wonderful Muppets the dream to own any of these is high up on our Muppet list. But for those who are not yet making endless amounts of money here are some smaller Muppet treasures that would make us just as happy to own.

    Set of Gover hands (screen used/retired)
    1 unfinished Statler hand (foam rubber)
    Unfinished Ghost of Christmas Present hand/arm
    Unfinished mini Cat in the Hat head

    There are some more and I'll get around to posting them soon. :)
  11. radionate

    radionate New Member

    I know that the JHC made a Muppet Christmas Tree back in the 80's for a charity auction. I remember seeing it on Good Morning America, and wanting it so bad. It was amazing. Just picture a talking Muppet Christmas Tree!

    I often wonder who won the auction and where it is today.
  12. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Guy

    John Hurt has one of the red devials from The Storyteller in his house. It is attached the top corner of the wall in one of his rooms. it looks great too.


    see ya
  13. beaker20

    beaker20 New Member

    That is quite a list of Muppet props. It's nice to see a list of some of the Muppet stuff that is out there. I am looking forward to seeing another list of additonal props.

    thanks
  14. Jrogers75

    Jrogers75 New Member

    Some info

    I called Henson Productions in the mid 90's looking for places to buy Muppets, the ones like on the Muppet show.
    I was told that they hang onto everything muppet related. Saw something from a book I think of huge metal filing cabinets, labled on one drawer was eyes, and another one that said Gonzo.

    Althought I think there is some misconseption on her part because I recall as a child on a road trip "early 80's" a small mom and pop restuerant we ate at, they had the whole electric mayhem band with insturmants and prop roped of in the back.

    I would love to hear if anyone else has seen this.... I know it was not a dream, I remember seeing it... darn I wish I was older so I could have had more memory of detail !
  15. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    That must have been a dream come true to see that! :excited:
  16. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    So what do ya'll normelly write when wanting to find these things on EBay? Like Piggy puppet head. (Example)
  17. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    Well, just do a search for "muppets" in the movie memorabilia section or something like that, its easy to find what you are looking for. :)
  18. Jrogers75

    Jrogers75 New Member

  19. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    Wow, that would be great. Boy they have some great and unusual stuff on ebay! All you need now is equipment to play it. I have seen a few times an actual film print for the muppet movie it was a big 35mm roll and I think they also bought out an 8mm version for people who have super 8 projectors. :) The DVD is a little easier! :p
  20. xoxpussycatxox

    xoxpussycatxox New Member

    Labyrinth props

    It is soooooo difficult to find props. There used to be Fandom Auctions that was amazing. thats where Jareths mask was auctioned off, and a goblins helmet and Jareths gauntlets. The annoying thing is, I ended up buying the helmet and 1 gauntlet off the guy for more than he payed. He sold the gauntlets off seperately which is terrible, but I had to buy them because it is so rare to come across props, so Im lucky in some respects. I have a Sir Didymus toy, the original colour test sheets for the 1st Comic book, erm, the video,DVD, LP,CD, German Lobby cards, European original poster, photo's, signed Goblins of Labyrinth by Brian Froud, Japanese flyers and Cinema Programme, replica of Jareths Pendant, I made a replica of the ballgown with the wig etc and Ive made Sarah and Jareth Ballroom scene dolls which are in their own display case. I think thats everything. But as props go, if you find any, buy em, don't ponder, just buy, cos its so hard to find anything. Make sure they have a COA with them to. Im forever keeping my eye out but to no avail. Be careful of that Hoggle's Prop Head that's floating around Ebay. Obvious fake!

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