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SF’s Epic 15,000 Sq. Ft. Movie Prop Estate Sale

What happens when two well-known San Francisco Area scenery and movie prop businesses lose their lease on their storage warehouse?

They need to downsize by 90% and move to the East Bay. This once-in-a-lifetime sale promises to one of the most interesting if not largest sale of its kind in many-a-years in the Bay Area. You’ll be sure to find perfect weird scenic pieces and movie props great for Burning Man.

This sale will held at their shared huge 15,000 sq ft warehouse located at #80 and #100 Industrial Way off “Old Bayshore Blvd” in Brisbane.

‘The Big One” Movie Prop & Scenery Estate Sale
– Weekend 1 – ACME Scenery (May 17-19) | 10 am-4 pm
– Weekend 2 – The Prop House (May 24-26) | 10 am-4 pm
80 & 100 Industrial Way, Brisbane
FREE

  • Cash, checks and credit cards with proper identification will be accepted
  • Parking is available just do not block the other businesses in the industrial area
  • Bags or large purses will not be allowed (but bring your own boxes)
  • See updates and photos at theyesco.com/current-sale/

Many unique and unusual items and everything in-between will be waiting for purchase and placed in a new home. Though many items for sale were used for films and television purposes, there is no documentation available. Almost everything (90%) you see in photos or listed will be available for sale; items on the upper shelves, out of arm’s reach will only be available at the future waves.

The sale is run by The Y.E.S. Co., who handled the massive Armory Estate Sale in 2018.

The “1st Wave” – ACME Scenery

May 17-1930 years scene creator and film advisor
Since 1989, ACME Scenery has been the premier Prop shop for film and television productions. From inception, it has created and provided many scenes and props for film, television, theatrical and events. To name just a few, they have supplied for Nash Bridges, What Dreams May Come, Milk, and most recently Thirteen Reasons Why and a Giant’s commercial featuring Willie Mays plus hundreds of commercials and corporate videos. They are downsizing and moving to the East Bay and in the process, will be liquidating much of its vast collection of scenic pieces, furniture, artwork and souvenirs accumulated over the past 30 years. The scenic pieces would be especially great for Burning Man or as eclectic home decorations or creative yard art. There will be a lot of history and eye candy to behold.

The “2nd Wave” – The Prop House

May 24-26
Since 1984, Prop House has worked on and provided props to many major film production including movie films, television shows, national commercials, corporate events and music videos. It has amassed a collection of over 30,000 items. This inventory includes rare, vintage and just plain cool items used in films from Vancouver to Los Angeles. The Prop House will continue on as a smaller specialized service for the entertainment industry.

The Prop House has provided props for such film and television shows: The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions – The Man In The High Castle – San Andreas – Ballers – Steve Jobs Movies – Zodiac – The Pursuit of Happiness – Winchester – The OA – Milk – Hemingway and Gelhorn – The Phone – Diary of a Teenager – Sorry To Bother You – Contagion – Hereafter– Red Tails – Big Sur – Plus many more projects.

A Sampling of Items for Sale

Unusual Props – A lifeguard stand, a horror version of a lifeguard stand, a red Rickshaw, faux mainframe computers, drugstore items, a marquee sign, old school furniture and lockers, Sci-Fi/Fantasy weapons, a three person shoe-shine stand, a large stone fireplace, gothic street-lighting, log-cabin logs, Amusement and Circus items, a life-size northern European style Christmas scene, stadium seating, a rolling lemonade cart, a faux cannon, concrete “Grecian” statuary and urns, park benches, newspaper racks, local and generic street signs, parking meters, neon/lit signs, free-standing funerary candelabras, 2 red velvet and wood benches, life-sized skeleton, a fire hydrant, mannequins, a photo booth, wine barrels a red piano, tons of books in Danish, a barber’s pole and much more

Architectural / Structural – Faux brick and stone – large and small scale columns, walls, brick walls, stone walls, wood walls, plaster walls, stone fireplaces, pillars, wooden mantels, wooden trestles, trellises, rolls of carpets, ornately carved wooden columns of various sizes, doors and windows of every size, freestanding rolling staircase, faux wrought iron, 2 very large brick building fronts with arched industrial windows, large circular platform on wheels, large wooden patio cover/platform and much more

Artwork / Decorative / Frames / Mirrors – Every subject every size, many mediums, posters, tons of frames including a collection of very large ornate wooden frames, mirrors galore, baskets, pillows, wall and window coverings, vases, containers and tons of tchotchkes (wood, glass, plaster, porcelain, metal, stone and more), bamboo, tiki torches, religious items, easels, Asian decorative items, lanterns, café / bar signs and much more

Furniture / Household – Farm/library tables, oak and mahogany chests of drawers, tons of side tables, unfinished modern oak tables, seating, Lucite and chrome, wicker and rattan, bent wood, lamps/lighting (floor, table, boudoir, sconces, fixtures, industrial), brass and glass rolling cart, bookshelves of every size, kitchen islands, a curved news desk, computer desks, indoor/outdoor furniture, cast iron table stands, Steelcase office furniture, filing cabinets, room dividers, free standing screens, tons of fabric, kitchen furniture, a glass store display cabinet, free standing bars, bar stools, rolling metal shelving, hat and coat racks, hall tree, coffee tables, couches, armchairs, kitchen/bathroom items, glass and barware, kitchen and household appliances, faux foliage, umbrellas, flags, café tables, tons of flooring, rugs, carpets, linoleum, Astroturf and Kronotex Dynamic Clic wood flooring, luggage, wine racks, flower shop stands, planters, pots, wrought iron plant stands, aquariums and much more

Vintage Items – children’s toys/sleds, bird cages, books, magazines, posters, maps, bicycles, military items, computers, vinyl LPs, school furniture, chalk boards, trophies, tins, cash registers, Adirondack chairs, painted wrought iron bench, painted wooden bleacher benches, sewing machines (Singer/Pfaff), antique white enamel Frigidaire Ice Box, fans, old-school wire garbage cans, cameras, clocks, radios, scales, computers, electronics, clocks, telephones, typewriters (Smith-Corona, Royal, Underwood), sombreros, ashtrays, Sears “Firmline” Belt Massager, wooden crates, luggage, doctors bags, military trunks a small Pearl drum kit, medical equipment and much more

Sunday, May 19

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Friday, May 24

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Saturday, May 25

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Sunday, May 26

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