Meet this week’s Featured Collector

Simmon M.

Location: Long Island, NY

Started Collecting: In 1977 my father took me to see Star Wars at RKO Keith’s theater in Flushing, NY. That experience served as my gateway into the worlds of comic books, horror and science fiction movies…

Throughout the years I’ve collected mostly comics. It wasn’t until the turn of the century when I first discovered that Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber was really a Graflex flash unit spruced up with a few greeblies that I was introduced to the world of movie prop-making. The hobby took flight from there and it’s been a great recreational outlet that is tied to the wonderful memory of my dad taking me out to see Star Wars for the very first time.