Back at the tail end of September 2013 Premiere Props held one of their regular auctions through ICollector - and included within this sat some Back to the Future lots, which, needless to say caught my attention.
Back to the Future props always demand top dollar - screen matched items can sell for massive figures and as much as I would love to sink every penny I have into owning items from the film it simply can't happen!
I was fortunate enough to win some Cafe 80's slides a few years back - and also own a couple of Biff Co items too however unless I win the lottery the big pieces aren't going to be coming my way.
So it was with a careless bid on the off chance I may win something I went after the above item - 'A Ford Sign' - I put in a bottom bid - and somehow won it!
Sure I know its not screen matched (although part of the fun will be rewatching the movie in the hope it fleetingly appears)
My plans for it? Simple - frame the COA - and hang the item in my man cave - it makes for cool viewing and is a great conversation piece.
There is something genuinely cool about owning something from your favorite film - big or small - and for now its small things like this that will keep me entertained.
Of course if any eagle eyed BTTF fan out there can spot if this does show in the film at all let me know.
Its another Back to the Future piece for my collection.
2015 looks set to be a bumper year for BTTF fans with the 30th Anniversary, The Musical and Self Tying Laces set to make it a year to remember.
Who knows - maybe we will get a working hoverboard by then too........
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