Welcome! As part of its ongoing mission to document the Art and Production History of Star Trek, this site will present technical articles on Star Trek prop and costume authentication - focusing on The Original Series - with detailed photos and episode screenshots to complement the information presented; as well as feature pictorials to showcase Star Trek memorabilia in private & public collections, present rare Behind The Scenes TOS imagery & discuss other topics.
Gerald Gurian is a 35+ year collector of screen used Star Trek memorabilia and a passionate fan of TOS
     
- Star Trek TOS At Auction Part I - Gurian Collection Highlights - Greg Jein TOS Hero Type II Phaser
-Authenticating a TOS Communicator -6 Myths About Star Trek Prop Design -Star Trek 3rd Season Command Tunic
- Design Features of TOS Tricorders -Star Trek Props At National Air & Space - TOS Leatherette Tricorder
- TOS Federation Sciences Dress -Desilu Studio TOS Prop Fabrication - Unreleased Allen/Gurian Prop Photos
- The Beautiful Women of TOS Part I -TOS U.S.S. Enterprise 11' Filming Model - Captain Kirk's Chair from TOS
- Spock Ears -TOS Control Panels & Displays - Mr. Spock's Science Station
- TOS Soundstage at Desilu -TOS Shatner Romulan Pants - The Beautiful Women of TOS Pt. II
- TOS Galileo Shuttlecraft -Greg Jein TOS Cage Laser Pistol - TOS 3rd Season Midgrade Type II Phaser
- Dr. McCoy's Sickbay on TOS -TOS Balok Puppet Head - Captain Kirk "Mirror, Mirror" Tunic
- Greg Jein TOS Hero Tricorder -1992 Smithsonian TOS Cast Video - TOS 1st Season Command Tunic
- TOS "Where No Man" Silver Contact Lenses -TOS Special Effects: The Transporter - The Art of Matt Jefferies
- TOS "Space Seed" Gold Mesh Jumpsuit -Gorn Costume from "Arena" - Rare TOS Behind-the-Scenes Videos
- TOS Stunt Type II Phaser -1993 Bill Theiss Estate Auction - TOS Shatner Command Dress Tunic
- TOS Elasian Royal Guard Tunic -TOS Finnegan Silver "Shore Leave" Tunic - TOS Science Officer Tunic "The Cage"
- TOS Shatner Early 1st Season Command Tunic -William Shatner TOS Tunics At Auction - TOS Shatner Late 1st Season Command Tunic

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Profiles Star Trek Auction - June 12, 2010 - Final Results

The highly anticipated Profiles In History Star Trek Auction completed today; offering collectors a spectacular array of hero, illuminating hand props - much more than were seen in the Christie's 40 Years Of Star Trek Auction held in October of 2006 - as well as some historic Original Series items amongst the nearly 300 pieces of Trek memorabilia that were available. Some highlights of this very exciting day were the sale of the Balok Puppet Head from the 1st season TOS episode "The Corbomite Maneuver" for an impressive $70,000 as well as the sale of a TOS-style Type II phaser and a TOS-style Tricorder, both used in the DS9 tribute episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" which honored the 30th anniversary of the Original Series, for an astounding $16,000 and $22,500 respectively - all prices not including the 18% buyers premium. The pre-auction estimate on the DS9 TOS-style phaser was $800-$1,200; while that of the DS9 TOS-style tricorder was $1,000 to $1,500! Lot 1409, the screen-used hero illuminating Starfleet XSL Medical Tricorder that was built specifically for use by Captain Janeway in "Endgame", the series finale of Voyager, drew a final bid of $10,000; and a hero illuminating Starfleet Mark VII Medical Tricorder used in TNG through Voyager sold for $8,000; while most of the remaining 9 other hero, working Tricorders that were available drew hammer prices much closer to or within their $3000 - $5000 pre-auction bid estimates.

Presented below are the final hammer prices, not including the 18% buyers premium, for all of the day's bidding ...