Do you have $1.5-$2 million spare? Are you a culture museum? Do you really REALLY love the original Battlestar Galactica? If the answer to those questions is ‘Yes’ then do we have some weekend shopping for you!
THR are reporting that the collection of Boston DJ Gary Cannavo is selling his collection. It includes a six foot long Galactica and screen-used models from Buck Rogers and Battlestar Galactica. Cannavo hopes a museum will buy the collection and had this to say.
“As I got older and more successful, I embarked on finding these miniatures anywhere I could, never knowing where I would end up. The trek took me to many places where I met many amazing people I can call friends today. Each model has its own unique story of how and where I found them. It took many years, lots of money and thousands of research hours. It was a labor of love for me. These were spread all over the four corners and one-by-one I acquired them to add to this collection you see today. My love of these models has not stopped. I absolutely love each and every one of these guys. They simply do not make them anymore. It’s becoming a lost art and these are what’s left telling us about Sci-Fi movie and television history. I just feel it’s time to let them go and hope they find a great final resting place to be enjoyed by all.”’
That is an absolutely admirable sentiment and we really hope that a museum picks these gorgeous pieces up. More details and a PDF of the auction catalogue at the link.