Featured in the Heritage Auctions – Irwin Allen Collection auction are two presentation books for The Time Tunnel. Both books feature some wonderful illustrations. Bidding is currently over $10,000 on these books. This is going to be a record breaking auction.
TIME TUNNEL SEASON ONE PRESENTATION BOOK
TIME TUNNEL PROPOSED SEASON TWO PRESENTATION BOOK
Below is some original concept art illustrating Irwin Allen’s thinking for his 1975 series Swiss Family Robinson. This original art is up for auction at the Heritage Auctions Irwin Allen Collection on 29th July 2023. Click on the image to see the auction lot.
Up for auction at Heritage Auctions on 29th July 2023 is the original Mort Künstler Final Poster Artwork for The Poseidon Adventure. Shown below is the orginal artwork next to one of the many posters featuring this art. Other auction lots feature both original storyboard art and storyboard copies.
Bidding on the original final poster artwork by John Berkey for The Towering Inferno has already exceeded over $200,000. The original art pieces in the Irwin Allen Collection are not only attracting Irwin Allen fans, but also art connoisseurs who will see these works of art as great investments. Original props and costumes are also drawing the attention of investors as illustrated by recent sale prices.
Aside from all the exceptional original artwork featured at the upcoming Heritage Auctions (HA.com) Irwin Allen Collection auction on 29th July 2023, the star of the show must surely be “The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen Robot” which is a precise replica of the original B-9 Robot. Recreated by Academy-nominated visual effects model builder Greg Jein from studio molds, with lighting, electronics and wiring installed by Ron Hamill, this exciting one-off creation will be the item to watch during the auction. Below is this Robot when it appeared in The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen with Bill Mumy and June Lockhart.
The second costume we have received questions about is the orange jumpsuit. We have not found any scenes featuring Penny (Angela Cartwright) wearing the costume, but did find the outfit in the third season Lost in Space episode Kidnapped in Space. The outfit was worn by two characters “1220” (played by Carol Williams) and “1246”. If you find any episodes featuring Penny in the costume, please let us know.
Several people have asked us about the costumes recently auctioned in the Heritage Auctions Comisar Collection (2-4 June 2023) and wanted to know where they can be seen in episodes. The first costume is the alien tunic with 6 arms. The costume was worn by a Space Beauty contestant in Season Three. The tunic also appeared in an earlier episode, Two Weeks in Space, worn by Carroll Roebke (Tat) and Edy Williams (Non), minus the extra arms.
Due for release on 12th September 2023 (in the US) is the blu-ray set Irwin Allen: Master of Disaster Collection featuring 7 television and theatrical release movies. We believe the set will feature the following movies: The Poseidon Adventure, When Time Ran Out, Fire, Flood, Cave-In, Hanging by a Thread, and The Night the Bridge Fell Down.
Here is the cover of the catalog for the Heritage Auctions Irwin Allen Collection featuring the final poster artwork by John Berkey for The Towering Inferno. This jam-packed catalog is a collectible in itself.