Ghostbusters proton pack could make $80,000 in Hollywood auction
An original proton pack prop from the Ghostbusters film will feature among top movie items
Paul Fraser Collectibles, Wednesday 18 July 2012
An iconic proton pack which was used in the first Ghostbusters movie will feature in a Hollywood auction of important movie memorabilia on July 30-31.
The 1984 film, which stars Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, spawned the massive franchise that we know today, and the proton pack remains one of the most recognisable props. Collectors will now have the chance to recreate their favourite scenes, with the illuminated pack reportedly still in working order despite its mid-1980s electronics. It is expected to bring between $60,000 and $80,000, as the only pack from the first movie to have surfaced at auction so far.
Dedicated fans will also be able to bid on an original ghost trap in the sale - the same one used by Dan Aykroyd in the heroes' first successful ghost busting scene. Estimated at $20,000-30,000, the prop is in good condition though its lighting functions are likely to need repair.
Paul Fraser Collectibles has some brilliant classic movie memorabilia currently on offer. Collectors will want to view our original Star Wars props, which provide a fantastic memento from the very first film in the ground-breaking series. We also have a great signed photograph of Charlie Chaplin in his best-loved role.
The top lot of the auction will be Steve McQueen's Heuer Monaco wristwatch, which he wore as Michael Delaney in the 1971 film Le Mans. Having been frequently filmed wearing the watch, the actor's famed performance has ensured that all of Heuer's Monaco watches have since become known as "The McQueen". A unique and luxurious item of both movie and motor racing memorabilia, it is expected to achieve $200,000-300,000.
In 2009 Steve McQueen's Rolex Submariner watch sold for an impressive $234,000 in New York.
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