(Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Television and Prop Store are joining forces for Giving Tuesday as part of the series’ 25th anniversary celebration. For the first time ever, “Friends” fans and collectors can bid on props, costumes, studio-edition authorized reproductions, set decoration and production material from the beloved series. Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.
Bidding from around the world begins on Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019, and runs until December 17, 2019. Fans that sign up for the auction are also eligible to win a production script from “Friends.” Complete contest rules can be found at PropStore.com/FRIENDS. Each item comes with a Warner Bros. Certificate of Authenticity. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019, and every day.
As one of the leading film and TV memorabilia companies, Prop Store will offer over 100 lots spanning all 10 seasons of “Friends,” straight from the Warner Bros. Archive. Brandon Alinger, COO of Prop Store, commented on the upcoming auction saying, “Prop Store is thrilled to be working with Warner Bros. to auction some incredible material from all 10 seasons of ‘Friends.’ The series gave us so many laughs during its original run and continues to entertain and inspire fans around the world. It’s an honor to be able to bring some amazing original pieces to the fans, such as Joey’s original Hugsy doll. We’re also happy to offer detailed studio-edition reproductions, including the Holiday Armadillo costume, Central Perk couch and ten copies of Monica’s peephole door frame, straight from the Warner Bros. Props department.”
Highlights from the upcoming auction that fans and collectors can bid on with estimated sale prices include:
- Numbered, limited edition silkscreen coffee cup modeled after the signature image featured on the wall of Central Perk. The print is signed by artist Burton Morris and includes a signed “Friends” catalogue, Est. $3,000
- Studio-edition authorized reproduction of Ross Geller (David Schwimmer) Holiday Armadillo costume, Est. $10,000-15,000
- Studio-edition authorized reproduction of Central Perk orange couch, Est. $6,000-8,000
- Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) and Chandler Bing’s (Matthew Perry) wood canoe and two paddles, Est. $4,000-6,000
- Rachel Green’s (Jennifer Aniston) Hawaiian print dress, Est. $3,000-5,000
- Studio-edition authorized reproduction of door picture frame, Est. $2,000-3,000
- Studio-edition authorized reproduction of turkey with sunglasses, fez and stand, Est. $2,000-3,000
- Ursula Buffay’s (Lisa Kudrow) “Buffay The Vampire Layer” VHS, Est. $1,500-2,500
- Joey Tribbiani’s (Matt LeBlanc) bedtime penguin pal Hugsy, Est. $1,000-1,500
- Monica Geller (Courteney Cox) and Chandler Bing’s (Matthew Perry) wedding invitation set, Est. $1,000-1,500
A selection of lots will be available to view in the “Friends” Boston Pop-Up starting November 21, and an auction preview is now available where bidders can register at PropStore.com/FRIENDS. Proceeds from this sale will benefit The Trevor Project. Learn more about the organization’s crisis and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth at thetrevorproject.org.
Images can be downloaded from the following Dropbox image link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8qyligyw5l64c76/AABnVbqBTv9yEoY2z-CWHK9_a?dl=0
About Prop Store
Prop Store sells original movie and television props, costumes and related memorabilia, regularly hosting live and online prop and costume auctions. Over 7,500 items are also available for sale at fixed price on www.propstore.com.
Operating since 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favorite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for a new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting – prop art. Prop Store handles prop disposal, sale, archive and auction services to production companies and distributors as well as fixed price item sale on its website.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of its debut in 1994, “Friends” remains one of television’s most beloved series. One of the highest-rated shows on television in its original network run, the series still remains a perennial go-to in syndication and on streaming services, where it continues to be a smash hit worldwide. A favorite among critics and fans alike throughout its 10-season run, “Friends” not only won the Emmy® for Outstanding Comedy series, but also garnered Emmy® Awards for series stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow. From Warner Bros. Television, “Friends” follows the lives and loves of a close-knit group of friends living in New York City: siblings Ross (David Schwimmer) and Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), along with friends Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) and Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston). “Friends” was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, who executive produced the series with Kevin Bright through Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
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