Live Game Collectibles Auction

Portland Retro Gaming Expo Auction
Auctioneers at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo auction in 2017.

For the past 8 years the PRGE collectibles auction has been one of our most popular events.

The 2019 live auction will occur on the evening of Saturday, October 19, 2019 in The Portland Ballroom on the second floor (take the stairs or elevators from the south lobby area of the Convention Center). Most of the auction items will be on display at the PRGE information booth located in the Retrocade prior to the auction and will be moved to the auction hall prior to the auction dinner at 6:00 PM. Cash bar will be available with adult beverages for attendees 21 and older.


Auction Schedule - Saturday, October 19, 2019

  • 6:00 PM - Doors open for the auction dinner (reservations only, see below).
  • 7:00 PM - Doors open to general seating for auction
  • 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Registration for auction bidders
  • 7:30 PM - Auction begins
  • 10:00 PM - Auction ends, auction settlement begins


Add dinner to your auction experience!

For those who want an early peek at the auction items we are introducing catered dinner just before the auction, right in the auditorium! The dinner is optional: you can still attend the auction if you don't buy dinner.

  • Dinner is $50 per seat and includes dinner and dessert buffet and non-alcoholic beverages. Vegetarian and vegan options available.
  • The dinner buffet starts at 6:00 PM in the Portland Ballroom on the second floor. Dinner menu will be announced on this page soon.
  • Cash bar will be available with adult beverages for attendees 21 and older.
  • Dinner attendees get preferred seating at the auction and can preview the auction items between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM before the room is opened to the public.
  • Great opportunity to meet PRGE VIPs in a casual setting!

There are a limited number of seats available for the dinner. Please use the dinner order form to request your seats and we will send you an invoice via PayPal once your order is received. Seating is assigned and we will seat your party together. Once your order is placed and paid, there are not refunds if you are unable to attend. You can transfer your seat to another person.


Reserve dinner seats for the auction here »



Submitting Items for the 2019 Auction

All PRGE vendors are invited to provide items for the live auction. We may also accept a limited number of items from non-vendors. Items will be authorized for inclusion in the auction at the discretion of the PRGE auction committee.

PRGE does not charge any commission or fees to sellers. It is the responsibility of the seller and winning bidder to complete their transaction after the completion of bidding. PRGE will communicate the seller's preferred form of payment to bidders prior to the auction start.

If you have an item you would like to include in the auction, visit the auction item submission form. PRGE staff will review all submissions and notify you if your item has been selected for auction. You must be present at the auction for your item to be auctioned.

The final list of items for auction is subject to change.



2019 Auction Items


More items may be added to the auction before it begins. We may also add additional details to the descriptions below as new information becomes available.


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Three Mystery Boxes Photo 1

It's a PRGE tradition! Throughout the auction we have three mysterious boxes that pop up and could have anything inside. You buy the box and you get to open it in front of everyone to see what you get. All proceeds benefit PRGE.

Nintendo World Championship gray cart Photo 1
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Holy grail right here!

First time having one of these in the PRGE auction. Label shows substantial wear/damage, but game is tested and functional.

Let's see where it goes

Large lot of vintage PC RPG games Photo 1
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Large lot of vintage PC games, many RPGs. Many CIB big box games, some CD and some 3.5" and 5.25" floppy disk games. Includes several Ultima maps and manuals.

Proceeds from this item benefit PIGSquad (80%) and PRGE (20%)

List of included game titles (PDF)

Defender Atari 2600 game cartridge from the Alamagordo, New Mexico landfill dig Photo 1
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Genuine Atari Defender cartridge from the Alamagordo "Atari Landfill" dig.

Contributed by GoCollect.com, all proceeds from this item go to Mental Health America.

Set of Sealed Rayman Games Photo 1
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All Rayman games released on GBC and GBA, sealed and ready for grading (if that's your thing).
Intellivision Flashback: Blue Sky Rangers edition Photo 1
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2014 CGE Exclusive. #30 of 200. Signed by all 12 Blue Sky Rangers!
Dust Herder E3 2002 statue Photo 1
One of a kind Dust Herder statue used at E3 2002 in Microsoft's for Artoon's (ex-Sonic Team members) game, Blinx the Timesweeper for the original Xbox. The statue stands over 8' tall.
Signed Project Gotham 3 ship award Photo 1
Bizarre Creations team signed Project Gotham 3 ship award - Given to MS employees who worked on game.
Nintendo 64 dealer display banner - 36" x 26" Photo 1
A 36" by 26" dealer banner for the Nintendo 64 console. Double-sided (artwork is on both sides). Has pole pockets with wooden dowel stiffeners on both top and bottom and a hanging line.
Nintendo DS Pokemon "Manaphy" distribution cart Photo 1
This US "Toys R Us" exclusive cart is for Pokemon Diamond & Pearl, used by the store during a special event in September 2007 to distribute the "Manaphy" Pokemon. These are all intended to be destroyed after each event, so there are very few in the secondary market.
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Original Nintendo NES chip tester from Authorized Repair Center. Tested and working.
N64 "Funtastic" Dealer Display Banner Photo 1
Double Sided Banner for the N64 "Funtastic" console launch. Double-sided, both sides are the same, size is 25"x36"
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Pulled from a McDonalds years ago. Both look, sound and play great. Comes with the tv system and controllers.

This is a PICK auction: You will be bidding on ONE of the units. The high bidder will then have the option to pick one of the signs of their choice for the winning bid amount, or to buy both signs at twice the bid amount. If the high bidder declines the second sign, bidding starts over for the second sign. Easy!

Green Playstation 1 Debug station DTL-1201 Photo 1
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Excellent condition Green PS1 debug unit. The clip for the Parallel I/O port cover is broken but is included. Minor scuffs, system boots up.
Sega Genesis Kiosk Photo 1
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Sega Genesis dealer demo kiosk for he Sega Genesis. Fully functional, includes console and TV. Excellent condition.
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Extremely rare yellow edition of the Sony Playstation 2 console. This one is new in the original packaging with the matching yellow base, also boxed and taped to the front of the console box (which is how Sony released these).
Nintendo Fiber Optic point-of-sale sign Photo 1
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Nintendo fiber optic signs are regarded as the holy grail of dealer display signage. This one features the Nintendo logo outlined in fiber optic motion lighting. Fully functional. Has eye hooks for hanging. Sign is single-sided.
New old stock Playstation 1 era neon lighted dealer signs Photo 1
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These are BRAND NEW Sony Playstation neon signs from the Playstation 1 era. One was opened to photograph and test.

This is a PICK auction: You will be bidding on ONE of the units. The high bidder will then have the option to pick one of the signs of their choice for the winning bid amount, or to buy both signs at twice the bid amount. If the high bidder declines the second sign, bidding starts over for the second sign. Easy!
Nintendo logo dealer display neon sign Photo 1
Nintendo logo neon sign for a store window or shelf. Used, but the sign is in great condition, tested and fully functional.
Vintage vinyl Mario 2 sign Photo 1
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A roughly 32 by 24 inch vinyl sign meant to hang in a store. Copyright 1989 by Nintendo of America. Has some general scratches and wear and some cracks at the corners and base, but it's in overall pretty decent shape.

Kept in a non smoking house. Current owner has had it for about 5 or 6 years.

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Roughly 4' by 6'' by 9'' vintage world of Nintendo light up sign originally meant for the top of a display case. The bulb is still good and it lights up well when plugged in. There is the beginning of a crack on the interior, but it's somewhat cosmetic as it doesn't show on the other side.

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From the seller, Chris Tang: Sony sent this store display standee directly to my family after my brother, Michael Tang, won the Sony Playstation Funcoland National Championships on this game in 1996. Standee is brand new, unused and unassembled, protective excess cardboard and adhesives are still intact, some minor wear from manufacturing and transport. and includes the original brown shipping box and assembly instructions.

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The Starlight Childrens foundation Nintendo Wii Kiosk is an official Nintendo of America product used in pediatric wards to entertain sick children. This kiosk houses a media center that plays DVDs / CDs although this one does not read any discs. The Nintendo Wii itself contains custom firmware preloaded with a few games. The wii also contains a special board that emulates the disc drive and loads games directly from an internal 120GB HDD.

Media center looks similar to those found in cars from the mid 2000s and is likely replaceable.

Starcross Infocom game in the flying saucer packaging for Commodore 64. Photo 1
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This is an extremely uncommon Starcross game WITH the flying saucer packaging for the C64.

Mego's Time Out Toss Up, aka Game & Watch "Ball" by Nintendo Photo 1
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Before Nintendo started selling its innovative Game & Watch line in the U.S. under its own brand, it licensed the first four units to the toy company Mego. Mego renamed "Ball," which is well known as the first Game & Watch, to "Toss Up" in the U.S. That makes this the first U.S. release of the first Game & Watch ever. The front of the unit has the Mego branding on the faceplate, but turn it over and you can see that it still has the Nintendo logo molded into the plastic. This item up for auction is particularly notable since it includes the original instruction booklet, which you rarely see.

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This is a selection of signed art pieces by Mortal Kombat artist Paul Niemeyer, kindly provided to support PRGE:

  • A 5.5" X 17" signed Mortal Kombat 1 marquee header print.
  • A Mortal Kombat 8.5" x 11" "holy grail" print with letter.
  • A 11"X14" signed print of Johnny Cage sketch.

All proceeds support PRGE.