15 props from classic TV shows you can buy right now
You won't believe what some of these props cost.
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Have you ever wondered what happened to all the plates, glasses and silverware from your favorite TV shows? While most of props have been lost over time, some of them still remain.
A quick search on eBay reveals quite a few bits of memorabilia from classic TV shows that are worth a fortune now. So if you have a robust collection going, and a few hundred dollars to spend, you can snatch some unique props from yesteryear. Here are some of the 15 most intriguing objects — and they're not all related to the kitchen.
The Lucy Show
Lucy's copper star gelatin mold was sometimes seen above the kitchen sink. You can get it now for $1,800.
This isn't just any plain old white plate. This is Col. Robert Hogan's white dinner plate. Such a distinction means the plate goes for a little more than usual, specifically about $2,000 more.
You can also grab Samantha's pound cake pan for less than the colander, at $850.
The Brady Bunch
If you want a plate to match, you'll have to fork over another $257.
The Andy Griffith Show
Barney's sweetheart Thelma Lou had a vase, and it's a little more costly than the plate. The white glass vase was originally $750, but it's now a little over $200.
Little House on the Prairie
A piece of the Ingalls' dinnerware is up for grabs. The metal dinner plate originally asked for $800, but the price has been slashed to $216.
Lisa and Oliver's dinner knives originally went for $600, but it's now listed at $162. That's a pretty good discount!
Remember when smoking on television was more common? For about $1,000 less than the wishing well planter, you can get an ashtray used on the set. The prop originally cost $1,000, but it's now a more affordable $270.
The Golden Girls
The "girls" spent a lot of time in the kitchen talking and eating cheesecake, so it's only fitting that a piece of kitchen memorabilia is up for sale too. Dorothy's wooden bowl costs $1,150.
So it's not necessarily a prop, but it's still a fantastic find for any fanatic of the classic Western series. The user "themoviewizard"claims this script is an original second draft of an episode written in 1966. Although there was never an episode titled "The Captain" that made it to air, the user points out this might have been a working title. It goes for $195.