Literally tens of thousands of prop items from cancelled shows such as "Star," "The Passage" and "The Gifted" go on sale 1902 Sullivan Road, College Park from Wednesday, June 12 through Saturday June 15. What's left will be auctioned off starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 16.

Props from ‘Star,’ ‘The Gifted,’ ‘The Passage’ for sale, auction until June 16

Originally posted Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

For people who love flea markets and yard sales, 20th Century Fox is offering up furniture, clothing and random tchotchkes from recently cancelled TV shows such as “Star,” “The Passage” and “The Gifted.”

While some the stuff is generic - reams of paper, stray lampshades, hula hoops - others are one of a kind. A most notable one is a sign that says “Magic City,” referencing the iconic strip club in Atlanta featured on“Star,” which focused on the local music business. (That show was cancelled last month after three seasons.)

The liquidation sale will be held at 1902 Sullivan Road in College Park at what used to be 60,000 square feet of conference space attached to the old Sheraton Hotel by Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. It begins Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and runs through 5 p.m. Saturday. Prices are marked on most everything but may get reduced over time. 

Whatever is left over will be auctioned off on Sunday starting at 10 a.m.

There are thousands of pieces of clothing, from T-shirts to glitzy dresses. (I’m told the most iconic pieces worn by the big stars are probably not here. Most were worn by extras.) There are eight identical backyard table-and-chair sets. There’s a bar that was built in part from an old motorcycle (for $2,495). There’s a box of hollow fake prop rocks. There are framed LPs, electric guitars, hospital beds, a lawn mower, Vans sneakers, dated electronics and three red chairs made of seat belts ($795 apiece). 

Robert Ahlers is overseeing this sale and auction. He has been in the business 12 years and said this is one of the largest in terms of quantity he has ever done. He also sold off “Sleepy Hollow” TV show props a couple of years ago and the belongings of Tex McIver, in prison for killing his wife Diane under suspicious circumstances. 

For legal reasons, Ahlers is not allowed to identify which shows are included in the mix but he did say the owners brought in 60 24-foot trucks worth of stuff into the space over a span of 10 days. 

This highly voluminous sale, Ahlers said, took 10 days to put together, 15 employees a day, tagging, organizing and pricing everything. Of the whopping 350 racks of clothing, 50 have individually marked items while the rest will have flat pricing per type of clothing. 

He said he expects the first day and last day to be the busiest. The mix of people who show up include eBay sellers, collectors, prop houses and boutique and consignment shop owners. 

Here’s a gallery of photos I took:

Want a piece of fake "Magic City" from "Star"? There are stripper poles and a sign available.
Some cool music-related props which appear to have come from "Star."
These looks like chairs from "Star" which are made of seatbelts and is far more comfortable than it looks. They are also $795 apiece.
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This is definitely one of the more interesting artifacts: an old motorcycle turned into a bar. Robert Ahlers, who is running the sale, said that is probably the priciest item available at $2,495. 
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Although it's hard to know for sure, these snazzy shoes were probably used by an extra on "Star."
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Not sure which show this came from but it's probably "Star." Neither "The Gifted" nor "The Passage" were technically based in Atlanta.
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Luke James played Noah Brooks, an R&B singer overcoming addiction seasons two and three of "Star."
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While it wasn't readily evident which show some of the props came from, this was an easy one to figure out.
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There was precious little in the way of children's toys and games but there were several hula hoops in sight.
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These are pretty but it's unclear how functional they really are.
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At certain angles, the huge space resembled a Rooms to Go showroom.
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This is from an ABC pilot nobody will probably ever see that taped in Atlanta in the spring but was not picked up for the 2019-20 season. The show, called "Heart of Life," was inspired by a John Mayer song. (Mayer used to live in Atlanta, by the way.)
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Not sure where this Georgia Tech corn hole game came from but it's for sale!
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Given the name of the hospital and the Andrew Strucker placque, these props come from "The Gifted."
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Might be something for your man cave or garage or basement or frat house.
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These are drawings and architectual sketches from the original episode of "Star." from 2016.
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Random bits of "Star"-related paperwork ended up in the mix as well if you're into that type of memorabilia.
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Although it's been two years since the end of "24: Legacy," I found an entire box of buttons featuring Jimmy Smits as John Donovan, a Senator running for president.
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If you're in desperate need for fake, hollow rocks, there's a box of them for you.
Another fun sign, maybe from "Star."

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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