All the stuff we'd like to buy at the Back To The Future prop auction

Back To The Future producer Bob Gale mentioned they were auctioning off memorabilia, but we had no idea there would be so many goodies. Check out the greatest scores, including the exceptionally rare Eric Stoltz vanishing photograph.

The auction is being held at Profiles In History. All proceeds go to charitable foundations like The Michael J. Fox Foundation in their fight against Parkinson's Disease.

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All the stuff we'd like to buy at the Back To The Future prop auction



Oh LàLà prop magazine from Back to the Future II
Estimated Value: $1000 - $2000

(Universal, 1989) Complete 1950's prop nudie magazine as read by Thomas Wilson "Biff Tannen" and Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly) in Back to the Future II. This prop magazine was custom printed for the movie.

In the movie Biff seems to be reading the Sports Almanac before he gets caught by Mr. Strickland. Marty finds the Almanac in Mr. Strickland's garbage can, only to find out that it's actually the Oh LàLà magazine inside of the Almanac dust cover. The magazine has actual 1950s nude photo pages, repeated several times. This is the rare full 28-page Version of this prop.

All the stuff we'd like to buy at the Back To The Future prop auction


Back to the Future II prop police baton
Estimated Value: $600 - $800

(Universal, 1989) Futuristic yellow acrylic baton with black plastic accents and side-handle from the future police in Back to the Future II. Measures 8 ½ in. x 18 ½ in. long. A signature prop from this popular film.

All the stuff we'd like to buy at the Back To The Future prop auction


Prop Frisbie's Pies pie plate from Back to the Future III
Estimated Value: $400 - $600

(Universal, 1990) Back in the Old West, Marty McFly throws a Frisbie pie plate at Biff, knocking a gun from his hand. In doing so, it's shown that Marty "invented" the Frisbee. Plastic is split along the rim in two places; otherwise, very good condition.

All the stuff we'd like to buy at the Back To The Future prop auction

USA Today Papers
Estimated Value: $400 - $600

(Universal, 1989) Prop Hill Valley Edition USA Today newspaper, printed on the front and back, used by ILM to create the visual effects shots in which one headline dissolved into another. This newspaper features a picture of Biff being arrested and reads: "Gang Jailed: Hoverboard Rampage Destroys Courthouse."

This lot was donated by Back to the Future creator Bob Gale and originates from his collection. This lot will include a signed letter from Mr. Gale on Back to the Future stationery attesting to its authenticity. In addition, Mr. Gale is happy to personally autograph this item to the winner of the lot, or to whomever he or she wishes.

All the stuff we'd like to buy at the Back To The Future prop auction

Hill Valley Map
Estimated Value: $8000 - $10000

(Universal, 1990) Rare large prop wall map measuring 34 in. x 51 ½ in. titled "A Partial Map of the Central Pacific Railroad including the Township and Environ of Hill Valley with Railroads, Ranches, Camps, Roads & Distances," etc. This is one of only two maps made for the film. The map is seen in the train station when Doc and Marty are discussing time traveling across "Shonash Ravine." This prototype map differs slightly from the screen-used map by having a dotted line across the ravine. Framed.

All the stuff we'd like to buy at the Back To The Future prop auction


Biff's Matchbooks

Estimated Value: $600 - $800

(Universal, 1989) Due to his acquisition of the Sports Almanac in the past, Biff changes history and ends up running the luxury Biff's Pleasure Palace, instead of Biff's Auto Detailing shop. Marty goes back in time and uses a match from the Pleasure Palace matchbook to destroy the Almanac, thereby changing the future back to what it was supposed to be. We see the Pleasure Palace words on the matchbook miraculously transform to Auto Detailing.

These four prop matchbooks were used to show that transformation as events revert along the time-space continuum. The words on the four matchbooks show a progression of change from one company to the other.

All the stuff we'd like to buy at the Back To The Future prop auction


Screen-used Gray's Sports Almanac 1950-2000 from Back to the Future II

Estimated Value: $3000 - $5000

(Universal, 1989) Numerous copies of this key prop for Back to the Future II were created because it was so important to the story. Many were used, battered and destroyed through the course of the production. This particular almanac is bent and worn because it was folded and shoved into Biff's pocket. It exhibits some internal tape on the pages which suggests that this was used in filming the final chase, in which the almanac gets stuck on Biff's car windshield.

This lot was donated by Back to the Future creator Bob Gale and originates from his collection. This lot will include a signed letter from Mr. Gale on Back to the Future stationery attesting to its authenticity. In addition, Mr. Gale is happy to personally autograph this item to the winner of the lot, or to whomever he or she wishes.

All the stuff we'd like to buy at the Back To The Future prop auction

THE JACKET
Estimated Value: $25000 - $50000

(Universal, 1989) This is the one and only screen-used "resizing" jacket from Back to the Future II worn by Michael J. Fox. When Doc Brown and Marty arrive in the year 2015, Doc asks Marty to put on clothes similar to Marty Jr. To help him pass for a contemporary teenager, Doc Brown gives Marty the latest in high-tech outerwear. The item that Marty puts on after the self-lacing Nike shoes is this resizing future jacket. There was only one resizing jacket made for the movie. Both sleeves are long and both pockets have long flaps. Inside the jacket are several cables hooked up to the sleeve cuffs, elbows, epaulettes, pockets, etc. During filming, there were several stage hands laying on the ground under Michael J. Fox holding the various cables.

When Doc Brown comes over and presses the flashing button on the front of the jacket, these stage hands simultaneously pulled on the cables which made all of the parts of the jacket shrink to fit (see the black and white picture). All the cables, wires and even the flashing light button are still attached. One of the rarest and most sought-after props from one of the most iconic Sci-Fi movies ever made. Comes with a custom plexiglass display case.

All the stuff we'd like to buy at the Back To The Future prop auction

THE SHOES
Estimated Value: $12000 - $15000

(Universal, 1989) This custom made Nike shoe was worn by Michael J. Fox as "Marty McFly" in Back to the Future II. When Doc Brown and Marty arrive in the year 2015, Doc asks Marty to put on clothes similar to Marty Jr. To help him pass for a contemporary teenager, Doc Brown gives Marty the latest in high-tech outerwear. The first thing he puts on is the self-lacing future Nikes.

This particular shoe was specifically made for walking around. Original future Nike 2015 self-lacing shoes are extremely rare and one of the most sought-after props from one of the most iconic Sci-Fi movies ever made.

All the stuff we'd like to buy at the Back To The Future prop auction

The most technically accurate reproduction of the iconic DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future ever built
Estimated Value: $80000 - $120000

(Universal, 1985) This DeLorean Time Machine replica is the most faithful and technically accurate reproduction of the iconic DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future ever built. Joe Walser's goal was to create the world's most accurate replica which not only captured the look, but also the soul of the hero car. He assembled a team of the most talented and dedicated prop builders in the community to create the car. It took the original production builders, headed by Special Effects Coordinator, Kevin Pike, ten weeks to build the three cars they used during production of Back to the Future. It took Mr. Walser and his team four years to replicate it. Due to the extreme rarity of the actual screen-accurate vintage parts on this vehicle (only one of many of them has ever been found), another replica of this accuracy can never be achieved again.

Mr. Walser officially began the build by locating the exact model DeLorean required for an accurate conversion; a 1981, grey interior, 5-speed. Much of the four years of this project was spent researching the original vehicles, and searching for and identifying the exact original vintage aircraft, military and electronics surplus parts used to build the original screen-used DeLorean Time Machines. Many of the parts on this car are not only the same vintage components as used on the screen-used cars, but literally sister parts from the same exact source.

The car incorporates an original vintage TRW keypad (exactly like the one Doc punched in the destination date on in the screen-used car), the ultra-rare military Cannon connector elbows; five size 20, and three size 32 (the only three that have ever been found), the Janitrol aircraft fuel heater tank that is now found on the outside of the Time Machine's bulkhead behind the driver's seat, the Mole Richardson 100 amp connectors and ¾ in. electrical cable that runs down both sides of the car as well as the rare Hydraflow hoses. Among many other vintage Time Machine components, the unmistakable Torrin double blower (located inside the Time Machine on the bulkhead) and a rare H.P. graph recorder driver amplifier found on the rear deck and the 2 in. black vintage nuclear reactor aircraft hose.

So much attention to detail was put into this build that even the welder that assembled the engine cover, nuclear reactor and vents was provided detailed maps and was instructed to follow the original direction of the weld beads on the screen-used car. All of the aluminum construction on this conversion is exact and all of the dimensions and specs were taken directly from the original screen-used DeLorean Time Machine, as were all of the correct mounting positions for every Time Machine component.

All the stuff we'd like to buy at the Back To The Future prop auction

Very rare prop SFX "transformation" photos of Eric Stoltz as "Marty McFly" from Back to the Future
Estimated Value: $300 - $500

(Universal, 1985) These five photos show Marty McFly "vanishing" from existence due to his interference in past events during time travel in the first movie and features Eric Stoltz who was originally cast as "Marty McFly" when Michael J. Fox declined as he was busy filming the TV series, Family Ties.

This is a key prop from movie, but even more so due to the fact that it features actors starring in the film before it was recast. Also includes color text Xeroxes of prop USA Today newspaper front page, "Youth Jailed – Marty McFly Junior Arrested" and prop Tales from Space comic book.