Friday, January 2, 2015

DARK SHADOWS prop ring goes up for auction


A prop ring worn by Ben Cross in the 1991 DARK SHADOWS revival series is up for auction on Ebay. Again. This item popped up on Ebay a few months back, and the owners are still in search of a buyer. Like many prop collectibles, this item is prices well out of my reach, even though I'd say the four-figure starting bid is reasonable.

I actually like the design of this ring quite a bit. While the character's design for the original television series is iconic, Jonathan Frid said on more than one occasion that not much effort (or money) was invested in dressing Barnabas Collins. The cane was purchased at a local NYC store, and Frid often remarked that he thought the rings offered as a premium with the 1960's trading cards were better made than the one he wore on the show. The ring worn by Cross in 1991 appears to have been made of sterner stuff and is much more ornate.

The auction listing notes that the current owner purchased the ring at a charity auction conducted during the 1997 Dark Shadows Convention. The auction ends Oct. 2.

View the auction HERE.

1 comment:

Cousin Barnabas said...

From what the photo shows this is not in fact the ring Ben Cross wore. take a look at the two photos from the show and look at the ring being auctioned. It is obvious....

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