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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Star Trek: Enterprise Phase Pistols

From Dec. 15, 2006 through Apr. 13, 2009, the California based screen used entertainment memorabilia dealer ItsAWrap! (http://www.itsawraphollywood.com) conducted a series of weekly auctions via ebay on behalf of CBS/Paramount that offered a tremendous variety of props, costumes, set fixtures, scripts and production related artifacts from the Star Trek franchise to a worldwide audience and collector base. Over the course of 121 weeks, approximately 9100 unique items that spanned the first 10 Star Trek feature films and the last four television series (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise) were sold. Additionally, perhaps 10 costumes from The Original Series (consisting of 4 or 5 light blue Technicians Jumpsuits, 2 pairs of Federation uniform trousers, a dark green Nilz Baris suit seen in "The Trouble with Tribbles", and 2 Tellarite jumpsuits from "Journey to Babel") were auctioned as part of the vast Paramount warehouse inventory that was dispersed. The ItsAWrap sales commenced only weeks after the historic Christie's "40 Years Of Star Trek" auction was held in October, 2006; which offered collectors a total of 1000 lots of screen used memorabilia, highlighted by a number of major starship filming models from the franchise.

Presented below are a number of detailed photos of several Phase Pistol props from Star Trek: Enterprise that were sold by ItsAWrap during the course of their ebay auctions. The auction description, as well as the final bid amount is shown prior to each lot presentation.

STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE “PHASE PISTOL” AND HOLSTER
Sold 01-12-2007 for $1526

A foam phase pistol used in various episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. This prop side arm features metallic silver, gray, and black paint with four, smoked acrylic strips set into the top and a felt lined interior vacuum formed, black plastic holster with affixed military style belt clasp and keep for thigh strap. Measures approx. 9 X 7 X 3.25 inches.




STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE “PHASE PISTOL WITH HOLSTER”
Sold 03-16-2007 for $1025

A prop Starfleet phase pistol featured in various episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. These detailed replica toy weapons produced by ‘Art Asylum' in 2002 were procured by the Star Trek prop department, repainted for on screen use, and used on screen due to their incredible accuracy. Being only 20% smaller than the actual props made by the Enterprise props department, these high quality replicas have the distinct providence of having been used by various background actors, stunt performers, and perhaps regular cast members throughout the series. This phase pistol comes with a black vacuum formed plastic holster molded to share the detail of the pistol and features a soft interior lining. The holster also has a clasp for uniform wear and the items when housed together measure approx. 7.5 X 6.5 X 3 inches







STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE “STARFLEET PHASE PISTOL”
Sold 05-04-2007 for $1225

A prop hand weapon featured in various episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise for use by characters in the series in defending the “Enterprise NX-01” or themselves and their comrades. The item is molded foam rubber with a painted black handle and painted metallic silver weapon housing and measures approx. 7.5 X 6 X 2 inches.



STAR TREK: ENT “PHASE PISTOL WITH MAGNETIC HOLSTER”

Sold 06-22-2007 for $715

A prop Starfleet phase pistol featured in various episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. These detailed replica toy weapons produced by ‘Art Asylum' in 2002 were procured by the Star Trek prop department, repainted for on screen use, and used on screen due to their incredible accuracy. Being only 20% smaller than the actual props made by the Enterprise props department, these high quality replicas have the distinct providence of having been used by various background actors, stunt performers, and perhaps regular cast members throughout the series. This phase pistol is sealed closed at its hinge and comes with a black vacuum formed plastic holster molded to share the detail of the pistol and features a soft interior lining. The holster features a pair of strong magnetic backings and an accompanying thin metal plate wear inside a uniform. It is believed that this style of holster was created for stunt or gag use and together they measure approx. 7.5 X 6.5 X 3 inches.






STAR TREK: ENT “PHASE PISTOL”

Sold 08-31-2007 for $767

A phase pistol featured in various episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise made from molded foam rubber painted black and metallic silver. The weapon housing is fairly sturdy while the handle exhibits a slightly squeezable quality. The item measures approx. 7.5 X 6 X 2 inches.