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New York City Opera

Over 80 Productions, 5,000+ Costumes, 1,000s Props, Staging, Lighting, Backdrops, 55 Trailers, Forklifts & More


Jan 30, 2013


10:30 am (ET)


2220 91st Street - Building B
North Bergen, NJ 07047

Sat, Mon & Tue, Jan 26, 28 & 29 from 9am-4pm (ET)

Printed Catalogs:
Available Onsite at a Cost of $7.00 each

Fri, Feb 1 thru Tue, Feb 12 from 9am-5pm (ET)
**Closed on Sundays**

Cancelation of Removal on Saturday February 9:
Cancelation of Removal on Saturday February 9 Due to the heavy snow expected to hit the New York and New Jersey areas we have canceled removal for Sat, Feb 9. All auction purchasers who have scheduled appointments for Saturday will be accommodated.

Please Email Molly Moore to Reschedule:


Production Favorites Include: The Barber of Seville, La Boheme, Carmen, Don Giovanni, Hansel and Gretel, Madama Butterfly, Le Nozze di Figaro (Marriage of Figaro), La Rondine, Tosca, La Traviata and Many More.

Download Our Schedules of Productions & Designers For More Details.

Parties interested in the immediate purchase of complete productions may contact

Immediate Purchase Opportunity

All items are scheduled to be sold on a piecemeal basis at a January 30, 2013 online auction. However, in an effort to keep these historic productions in tact, Tiger is providing a short window for interested parties to submit offers on complete productions. Complete productions mean all items currently held by NYCO for a particular production, which may be limited to only sets, sets and props, only costumes or sets, props and costumes.

Parties interested in the immediate purchase of complete productions may contact


Many One-of-A-Kind Opera, Theatrical , Nostalgic, Vintage & Period Costumes, Including: Dresses, Gowns, Capes, Uniforms, Regalia, Formal Wear, Coats, Kimonos, Fictional Characters & Animals, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Wigs and Much More... By Renowned Designers & Costume Makers Including Maurice Sendak, Gregg Barnes, Constance Hoffman, Marty Pakledinaz, Desmon Healy, Thierry Bousquet, Eduardo Sciango, Carl Thomas, Grace Colbath, John Kristiansen, Barbara Matera & Many Others...


Many Celebrity Worn Costumes, Including: Elaine Paige from Sweeney Todd, John Cullum from Candide, Juliet Stevensen from A Little Night Music, Eartha Kitt As The Fairy Godmother From Cinderella, Jean Stapleton As The Wicked Stepmother From Cinderella, Jeremy Irons as Frederik in A Little Night Music, Paul Sorvino As Tony In Most Happy Fella, Susanne Marsee As Carmen & Much More…


Hand props, set decor, stage props, weaponry and more, including such featured items as: Oven and the Gingerbread House from Hansel & Gretel, Row Boat From Cosi Fan Tutte, Cook From Love for Three Oranges (Maurice Sendak design), Adonis Head from Tales of Hoffman, Caravan Wagon From Poliaci,. Plus, Vintage Cars, Motorcycle, Vintage Coke Machine, Statutes, Large Quantity of Period Firearms, Swords, Armor, Period & Vintage Furniture, Chandieliers, Coffins, Steamer Trunks, Barrels, Hand and Set Props and much, much more. New treasures uncovered daily!


Sets Available From More Then 60 Productions. Many Available As Complete Productions (contact us today for immediate sales of complete productions). Plus Stage Decking & Platforms, Jacks, Grip, Spiral Staircases, Platform Staircases, Archways, 100s of Backdrops, Projectors, Stage Lighting & Much More. Multiple Set Designs From Maurice Sendak, Allen Moyer, Lloyd Evans, Desmond Heeley, Ming Cho Lee, Michael Yeargan, Carl Toms and Many Others...


Prime Mover Electric Narrow Aisle Reach Truck with Extended Blades and Platform, 250 Sections of Pallet Racking 12 - 24 ft. High, Metal Shelving, Dock Lights, 250 Laundry Carts, 150 Wardrobe Racks, 100s of Metal & Wood Rolling Wardrobe Containers, 100s of Prop & Equipment Portable Units, 100s of Moving Blankets & Much More...


Dorsey & Asst. Storage Trailers Up To 45 ft.

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Click the ‘Register to Bid” link above and complete the registration form - your bidder number will be emailed to you for use at this and future auctions. Please be certain to review the General Terms of Sale, along with any Sale Specific Terms before registering.

You must provide a credit card, which will be authorized for $300 to secure your bids; Please note that your card must have sufficient credit to be authorized for 25% of your purchases as you continue to bid. If you plan on spending more than $10,000 please contact the Auctioneer prior to the auction to ensure no bidding interruption.


- Click on the ‘View Items & Bid’ link above to browse the auction catalog.
- Search by Keywords at the top of any bidding page.
- Click ‘refresh’ to see the current status of each item.
- Click on “Items Still Open for Bidding” to clear sold items from your screen and see only those items still available (this applies during the auction closings).


Two ways to Bid:
1. Enter an amount under “Your Bid” – This will reflect your current and final bid
2. Enter a maximum of what you are willing to pay under “Your Maximum” - The system will start your bid at the lowest available increment and bid for you.
Then scroll to the bottom of the page, enter your Bid Number and Password and click ‘Submit Bids’
(PLEASE NOTE: You will be asked to confirm your bids)br>Important Bidding Notes:
- Items will close at a rate of 2-4 items every minute (varies by auction).
- An item’s closing time will extend by 4 minutes when bidding occurs within the final 4 minutes of its scheduled closing.
- If you submit a bid prior to the auction you will be notified if you are out bid.
- You may enter multiple bids on a page before clicking ‘Submit Bids’; however, changing pages will clear your bids.


Credit Cards on file will be charged at the end of the Sale plus 15% buyers premium and Sales Tax unless you are purchasing for resale and have completed and returned a resale certificate before the conclusion of the auction. Balances in excess of $10,000 must be settled by cashiers’ check or wire transfer received by Tiger by the close of business on the day following the auction.


You are responsible to remove your items during the posted checkout times. If you are purchasing from out of the area, you may send a 3rd party shipping company to remove your items. Bring your own crews, packing materials, material handling equipment, etc. for removal. Appointments are mandatory. Be sure to email your preferred pickup time within the posted schedule after you have won your last auction item.

The following highlights key sale terms and identifies sale specific terms. These, along with our General Terms of Sale, comprise the Complete Terms of Sale. Please review the following and download the General Terms of Sale here to confirm the responsibilities you are agreeing to upon participating in this sale.


DEPOSITS: We will authorize your credit card for $300 as an Auction Registration deposit, and reserve the right to increase the deposit to equal 25% of your total high bids. This authorization will place a 3-7 day hold on these funds with your credit card company, but will not be charged unless purchases are made.

PAYMENT DEADLINE: All payments are due by 12 pm the day after the auction closes.

PAYMENT FORMS: Credit cards on file will be charged upon the completion of the sale. You may pay by cashiers check or wire transfer by (a) notifying Tiger prior to the close of auction, AND (b) submitting payment in time for Tiger to receive it no later than the close of business on the day following the auction.

PURCHASES OVER $10,000: Balances in excess of $10,000 must be settled by cashiers’ check or wire transfer received by Tiger no later than the close of business on the day following the auction.

BUYERS’ PREMIUM: A 15% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the price of each item.

SALES TAX: All sales but the COSTUME will be subject to applicable NJ sales tax unless purchaser can provide properly completed ST-3 form for in state resellers, a ST-3nr form for out of state resellers, a ST-5 for all non profit organizations, a ST-13 for contractor’s; or a properly completed Bill of Lading showing the pick up location as the above NJ address and the ship to locations as an out of state or out of country address provided by purchaser, as supplied from the carrier, which indicates out of state transportation by a common carrier. A buyer’s failure to qualify for exemption does not waive its obligations to complete its purchase per the terms of sale.

REMOVAL: REMOVAL OF ALL ITEMS PURCHASED IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. All buyers are responsible to remove their items during the posted checkout times. To minimize wait time, all buyers are asked to schedule an appointment. Buyers are also responsible to bring their own crews, packing materials, material handling equipment & etc. for removal. Buyers requiring shipping or moving assistance can refer to our list of 3rd party shippers. See link above.

DELAYED REMOVAL: As posted on the online sale catalog, certain items, including, but not limited to, pallet racking, forklifts and trailers, are subject to delayed removal dates. Should any of the items posted with delayed removal dates become available prior to the dates provided in the online sale catalog; the Auctioneer will notify the purchaser that the items are available for immediate removal.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL: All items are sold “as-is, where-is” with no guarantees or representations. All Sales Are Final. Buyers are recommended to inspect items before they bid.

TRAILERS: All trailers are sold without contents; however, should any of the contents contained within a trailer go unsold, buyer will be responsible to remove the trailer with all contents.


Tiger Remarketing Services
340 N. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village, CA 91362


New York City Opera, Inc.
75 Broad Street – Suite 1010
New York, NY 10004

Contact Information

Tiger Commercial & Industrial

340 N. Westlake Blvd.

Westlake Village CA 91362


800-758-TIGER (8443)


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