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 40+ 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, April 16, 2011

Profiles In History - May, 2011 Hollywood Memorabilia Auction - Star Trek Preview

The spring 2011 Profiles In History entertainment memorabilia auction "Hollywood Auction 44" will take place on May 14th and 15th at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California; and there will be a total of 102 Star Trek lots included in the sale that represent a very impressive selection of props, costumes and artwork from the various television series and motion pictures in the franchise. The Original Series highlights include a collection of Desilu soundstage blueprints used in the production of various episodes, a pair of Matt Jefferies original technical drawings for the TOS Type-1 and Type-2 phasers, and a collection of miscellaneous resin buttons from the Bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise. As well, a TOS-style Captain's Chair and Railing that were used as a stand-in during the visual effects shots for the production of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" will be offered for sale. The auction will also feature several authentic Star Trek screen used costumes displayed on life-size custom-made mannequins (many featuring make-up appliances painted and dressed by Paramount) that were part of the exhibition "Star Trek: The Tradition Continues" at The Paley Center for Media. The two Trek costumes which might attract the most attention in Hollywood Auction 44 are a Leonard Nimoy worn Mr. Spock Kolinahr Vulcan Robe from the opening scenes of Star Trek: TMP, estimated between $30,000 - $40,000; and a Ricardo Montalban "Khan" helmet and shoulder wrap from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, with a perhaps overly optimistic estimate of $30,000 - $50,000. A full scale 6 ft. long photon torpedo from Star Trek: Enterprise (with a pre-auction bid estimate of $1000-$1500), as well as the full scale NX-01 Pod 1 shuttlecraft from Star Trek: Enterprise (measuring 20 ft. long with a bid estimate of $40,000 - $60,000) will also be open for bid. The NX-01 Pod 1 is one of only two full scale shuttles made for the series, and features newly replicated interior control panels (made by the same Paramount shop that constructed the original panels) to replace the screen used control panels which were stripped from the vessel when the series concluded filming.

Readers may download free copies of the auction catalog for Hollywood Auction 44 in PDF format at the following link:

The auction will be streamed online at icollector.com, and those wishing to bid live online may register for the event at: http://www.icollector.com/Hollywood-Auction-44_as19818

Below are the original auction photos and descriptions for many of the Star Trek offerings in "Hollywood Auction 44" - to be sold during Session 2 on May 15, 2011 ...