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

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Profiles In History - July 30 & 31, 2012 - Hollywood Auction 49 - Star Trek Preview

On Tuesday, July 31st at 12:00 noon PDT, Session 2 of the Profiles In History Hollywood Auction 49 will take place at Profiles headquarters in Calabasas Hills, CA. A total of 12 lots of Star Trek memorabilia will be included in the sale; with a very impressive majority, no less than 8 of the 12 to be offered, consisting of props, costumes, artwork and scripts from Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-69).

Certainly the highlight of the Star Trek offerings will be an early 1st Season TOS gold velour starfleet tunic with full braid and patch worn by William Shatner as Captain Kirk and screen-matched to the episodes "Shore Leave" and "This Side of Paradise". This very tunic was the focus of a recent special photo study on this site; which may be viewed at the following link: http://www.startrekpropauthority.com/2012/07/special-photo-study-star-trek-original.html The pre-auction bid estimate for this spectacular costume is placed at $80,000 - $100,000.

Other highly noteworthy TOS items in the sale include an original screen used U.S.S. Enterprise bridge monitor graphic featuring top and left side views of the starship with a $20,000 - $30,000 bid estimate, a screen worn macrame necklace seen on actress Nancy Kovak as "Nona" in the 2nd season episode "A Private Little War", four sheets of vintage U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 decals for the 11 foot and 3 foot original Enterprise filming miniatures, and several typed letters signed by Gene Roddenberry on Desilu stationery regarding his work on the development of the first TOS pilots.

Non-TOS memorabilia that is available includes a hero, illuminating Starfleet Mark IX Medical Tricorder with removable hand scanner from Star Trek: Voyager; a Star Trek: First Contact EVA phaser rifle; and a boomerang hand phaser from Voyager.

Interested bidders may sign up to participate live online in this outstanding offering of Star Trek props, costumes and artwork at the following link: http://www.icollector.com/Hollywood-Auction-49_as23994?ps=100

Presented below are the original auction catalog photos and descriptions for all 12 lots of Star Trek memorabilia to be sold during Hollywood Auction 49 ...