Rare 'Back to the Future' production materials lead ScreenUsed Live Auction of Movie and Television Memorabilia Slated for December 10, 2016

Posted Nov 30 2016

ScreenUsed has announced they will hold their Fall auction with pre-bidding starting on November 19, 2016 - and it includes an incredible Back to the Future treasure.

 

The ScreenUsed Fall 2016 auction is now online and open for pre-bidding. The live auction will take place on December 10th, 2016 at 10am Pacific Time.

This is a new chapter for ScreenUsed - they are now managing all auctions directly on their website instead of using a third-party auction service. No more difficulties with multiple websites, two places to register, and confusing processes. Everything is on the ScreenUsed website from the catalog, item details, online pre-bidding for 3 weeks leading to the live auction date, running the live auction on the same ScreenUsed website, then lastly invoicing, payment, and shipment tracking all done in one place.

For those that have been following, ScreenUsed started running online Timed Daily Auctions on their website starting in September, 2016. At the moment, they are posting 15 new auction items every day from Monday through Friday. Each daily auction runs for 7 days - so this Monday's auction ends next Monday, and so on. Interest from customers has been so good that consignors are queuing up their items for these Daily Auctions. Because we are spreading out the auction process daily, in addition to periodic Live Auctions, this means that the Live Auctions will be smaller and more concise. This Fall auction has 189 lots.

As usual, they have quite a variety of productions for this auction. Here is a highlights from the auction for Back to the Future fans:

  • Back to the Future - Original Andrew Probert Hand Drawn StoryBoards
    A unique one of a kind set of hand drawn storyboards by production artist Andrew Probert. The 113 pages feature the original unfilmed ending of Marty traveling back to the future by using the power of a nuclear test being conducted by the US Army. Each hand drawn page measures 8.5” x 11” and offers a unique look at the film’s early vision, including the look of the DeLorean Time Machine and Marty’s Radiation Suit. These original drawings were ultimately never used for filming, as the scene was cut from the film, they remain a big part of the film’s history and design. The original drawings come with an original inter-office memo on Back to the Future letterhead that refers to the final production meeting before commencement of principal photography. This exact memo was issued to Andrew Probert and has been autographed by Andrew Probert. This is an extremely rare original early production artifact that was kept for 31 years in the private collection of the artist and being brought to auction by ScreenUsed.

For additional information or to place a bid, please visit ScreenUsed.com.


About ScreenUsed

ScreenUsed 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. The company's established international network of collectors and entertainment industry sources is highly regarded by the field, museums and the media.


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