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THE PIRATE KING

Blackbeard didn’t just sail the high seas, he commanded them. As big and burly in person as in reputation, Edward “Blackbeard” Teach was as brilliant as he was fierce. The mere mention of his name struck fear in the hearts of honest men and pirates alike. In the epic Starz series Black Sails, Blackbeard (played by Ray Stevenson) valued strength above all else, and whether it was with cannons, fists, pistols or knives, Blackbeard loved the battle. Fans of Black Sails now have an opportunity to claim a piece of Blackbeard’s legend – VIP Fan Auctions is offering the dagger he used on-screen in the series. Silver with a gray handle, the prop 11-inch blade Blackbeard kept tucked in his belt (pictured above) is designed to look authentic and will soon be in the treasure chest of the fan who casts the winning bid. Click here for photos and more information, and get in on the bidding today. This auction ends soon!

 

A PIRATE’S LIFE

Black Sails remains the most addictive and intense high-seas tale ever to plunder television. The Starz series is also responsible for bringing a new generation of readers to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel Treasure Island simply for a glimpse into the future of Black Sails stalwarts like Long John Silver and Billy Bones – two key figures in the pirate rebellion. VIP Fan Auctions is offering fans of Black Sails a chance to claim a piece of the groundbreaking series by offering daggers wielded on-screen by several pirate legends – including the dagger of Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), a blade used on-screen by Charles Vane (Zach McGowan), a weapon of choice that belonged to the cut-throat Anne Bonny (Clara Paget), Blackbeard’s (Ray Stevenson) deadly steel and a gold-handled knife used by Jack Rackham (Toby Schmitz). Click here to see all of the available pirate props and auctions – the last of the haul received from Black Sails – and join the bidding today!

 

SEA LION

The legendary pirate Blackbeard (née Edward Teach) strikes an imposing figure. A lion of the sea, the ocean is Blackbeard’s savanna – “everything that walks and crawls upon it belongs to him,” he tells his protégé Charles Vane on the epic Starz series Black Sails. The mention of his name strikes fear in the hearts of honest men and pirates alike – Blackbeard (played by Ray Stevenson) is heavily armed, always ready for a fight and value’s strength above all else. VIP Fan Auctions is offering Blackbeard’s screen-worn, custom-designed pirate wardrobe worn in the first three episodes of the fourth and final season of Black Sails. The costume includes Blackbeard’s vest, pants, shirt and sash. Click here for photos and more information on this amazing example of TV costuming – and get in on the bidding today!

 

FIRING LINE

Edward “Blackbeard” Teach didn’t become the most feared and famous pirate of the high seas by being timid. The fierce mentor of Charles Vane, Blackbeard (played by Ray Stevenson) is heavily armed on land and sea, and VIP Fan Auctions is offering one of his brown-and-gold Queen Anne pistols (pictured above) he carries in the third and fourth seasons of Black Sails. Click here for photos and more information on these prop weapons designed by the Black Sails props department for maximum authenticity – and stake your claim to a real treasure from the Starz epic.

 

BACK IN BLACK

Blackbeard is the most fearsome pirate the sea has ever known. Big, burly and brilliant in a buccaneer way, Edward “Blackbeard” Teach (played by Ray Stevenson) is both a mentor and a tormentor. He respects and commands power. The custom-made coat he wears in the third and fourth seasons of Black Sails are befitting a man of Blackbeard’s reputations. VIP Fan Auctions is offering the screen-used maroon, brown and grey coat (pictured above, guns not included) which appears to be constructed of a combination of velvet and leather. Don’t miss this chance to own a bona fide piece of pirate legend – and a phenomenal piece of wardrobe from the Starz epic Black Sails. Click here for photos, more information and to get in on the bidding today!

 

BLACKBEARD’S RINGS

The legendary pirate Blackbeard has plundered many ships’ treasures, and he wears on his hands some of the best pieces of his ill-gotten booty on Black Sails. VIP Fan Auctions is offering fans of the series an opportunity to claim a fistful of Blackbeard’s screen-worn rings – five to be exact – featured in the third and fourth seasons of Black Sails. Each ring has been custom made and range in size from 9 to 14. Each features a metal setting and a stone of varying sizes and styles. Click here for photos of each and get in on the bidding for Blackbeard’s rings today!

 

‘BLACK’ HAT

There is no pirate as notorious as Blackbeard. Born Edward Teach, Blackbeard was captain of the heavily armed Queen Anne’s Revenge – formerly a French merchant ship he captured. Played by Ray Stevenson on Black Sails, Blackbeard was a mentor to Captain Vane (the son he never had, despite trying with nine wives) and a fierce fighter and brilliant tactician who will undoubtedly play a vital role in pirate rebellion in the fourth and final season of Black Sails. VIP Fan Auctions is offering fans of the series an amazing opportunity to own Blackbeard’s hat (pictured above) – a one-of-a-kind three-corner leather hat custom-made for Black Sails. Don’t let this opportunity to plunder Blackbeard’s wardrobe – click here for photos and more information, and place your bid today.

 

ROGUES GALLERY

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Black Sails has featured a Mt. Rushmore of pirate legends, including Long John Silver (Luke Arnold), Blackbeard (Ray Stevenson), Anne Bonny (Clara Paget), Charles Vane (Zach McGowan) and, of course, Captain J. Flint (Toby Stephens). VIP Fan Auctions is offering the screen-worn Black Sails wardrobes of each of these renowned characters, including Silver’s jacket, shirt, shoes and pants (click here for photos and more information); Blackbeard’s vest, pants, shirt and sash (click here); Bonny’s hat (pictured above) and boots (click here); Vane’s tunic and turban (click here); and Flint’s Royal Navy coat and hat (click here). To get in on the bidding for any of these – and more – wardrobe, props and weapons from Black Sails, visit the series’ auction page today!

 

ALL ROADS LEAD TO ‘ROME’

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VIP Fan Auctions has just released a number of amazing props and wardrobe items from the HBO series Rome. Fans have the opportunity to own the military regalia worn on-screen by Roman legend Marc Antony (James Purefoy), as well as the scroll and parchment he used during the second season of Rome. It’s the green tunic and cuffs worn by fan favorite Titus Pullo (pictured above, played by Ray Stevenson) that is certain to be a hot commodity. Click here to see all of the available Rome items and place your bid on an epic piece of television history today!

 

Missing ‘Game of Thrones’? Check out ‘Rome’

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Many hardcore Game of Thrones fans go through the depressing fact that their show won’t show a new episode till spring of next year. So fans need a frontrunner till then, but they don’t have to look far to watch Rome, which aired on HBO from 2005 to 2007. Rome chronicles power historic characters such as Julius Caesar, Mark Anthony, Cleopatra and Gaius Octavian.

They both feature a ridiculously talented cast, incredible sets and cinematography, and detailed narrative. Rome is so far from modern times that it almost feels fantasy just like Game of Thrones. There are great supporting cast members, who are more interesting than the main characters. For instance, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo (Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson), two Roman Soldiers, who’s rise and fall in the ranks of the Roman aristocracy comprises a interesting part of the series. With the high scale battles, traumatic assassinations and historic seductions, Rome is a perfect fix to your Game of Thrones wait.

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