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The Brief Guide to Buying Collectable Stage Props

Spur Creative Workshop News and PR from Spur Creative Workshop - Published 24 October 2016 At the intersection between a passion for history, one for anthropology, and another for the theatre stands the time-honoured pastime of collecting stage props.
When it comes to categorizing collectables, it all depends on you - your goals, your budget, your ultimate reason for becoming a collector. By and large, these are the two main ways of categorizing collectables:



- Historically (by era): You may be interested in collecting Victorian, Georgian, or Depression Era stage artefacts. Given their age, which predates mass production, these will come at a steep price. Conversely, the advent of film and television have also made contemporary items very valuable, since youÂ’re not just paying for any old chair, but for one that was used in Hot Fuzz or featured on Coronation Street.



- Functionally (by purpose): Stage sets widely vary in purpose, which makes it entirely safe to say that they can include any regular household item. Other day-to-day items used on-stage include specialized professional inventory (think medical instruments and other expert tools), as well as dedicated theatrical items like costumes, make-up tools, stage weapons, lighting, etc.
When it comes to categorizing collectables, it all depends on you - your goals, your budget

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