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

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Star Trek Memorabilia at the Profiles In History - Hollywood: A Collector's Ransom II Auction - June 1 & 2, 1996

The Profiles In History Hollywood: A Collector's Ransom II auction was held on June 1st and 2nd, 1996 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA. It featured a significant offering of Star Trek memorabilia, including a Cage laser and a complete landing party set of TOS hand props; as well as significant TOS costume pieces such as a Captain's Formal Dress tunic seen in "Court Martial", a William Shatner 3rd Season Command tunic and the sleeveless gold Captain Kirk tunic from "Mirror Mirror". Additionally, a rare TOS two piece Romulan uniform and a Klingon tunic were offered (but unsold) at this event, along with a variety of Star Trek props, costumes and artwork from the feature films and later television series in the franchise. Presented below are some selected highlights from the memorabilia that was offered at the Hollywood: A Collector's Ransom II auction along with their final sales prices. A complete set of Final Prices Realized pages for all lots in the June, 1996 sale is published at the conclusion of this post.



Sold for: $3,998.40



Sold for: $5,040



Lot 752 (Tricorder) sold for: unsold/reserve not met
Lot 753 (Type II Phaser pistol) sold for: $4,032
Lot 750 (Type I Hand phaser) sold for: $3,640
Lot 751 (Communicator) sold for: $7,280







Sold for: unsold/reserve not met



Lot 755 sold for: unsold/reserve not met
Lot 756 sold for: $3,360





Sold for: unsold/reserve not met




Sold for: unsold/reserve not met



Lot 760 sold for: $15,680
Lot 759 sold for: $10,080




Sold for: unsold/reserve not met


Sold for: unsold/reserve not met


Sold for: $952



Lot 775 (DS9 Cardassian phaser) sold for: $896
Lot 773 (TOS female crew boots) sold for: $1,008
Lot 777 (DS9 Bajoran door bell) sold for: $168
Lot 776 (DS9 badges and panels) sold for: $308
Lot 774 (STIII phaser pistol) sold for: $1,568







Sold for: unsold/reserve not met