A few weeks ago there was mention in this column about the Prop Store in London auctioning off “Data’s Stunt Trench Coat,” which Ke Huy Quan wore in the movie “The Goonies” with a starting bid of £15,000 ($19,864). Well, the auction is over, and even though the coat was expected to top out much higher, it sold for £15,000 (http://tinyurl.com/propgoon).
As it turns out, other items from the movie production were in the auction, as well. Crew Materials and Behind the Scenes Photographs, including personal photos from the collection of stuntman Randell Widner, which were expected to go for a minimum of £40 ($66), sold for a winning bid of £800 ($1,081). Widner is pictured, courtesy of the Prop Store.
A Fratelli Cutlass went for £3,250 ($4,391), three One-Eyed Willy Treasure Coins were worth £2,750 ($3,716), and Richard Donner’s Behind-the-Scenes Pirate Flag sold for £900 ($1,216). But the piece de resistance of the auction was Sloth’s Stunt Mask, which didn’t do as well as expected. It was offered at a minimum bid of £30,000 ($40,540), and that’s exactly what it sold for.
Have some Goonies memorabilia from when they were shooting the movie in Astoria? You might just have a little gold mine.