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, December 9, 2012

Star Trek Original Series Leonard Nimoy 2nd Season Mr. Spock Tunic

Below are some detailed photos of a Leonard Nimoy screen worn Mr. Spock blue velour Science Officer tunic from the 2nd season of Star Trek: The Original Series; to be auctioned as Lot 620 in Profiles In History's upcoming "Drama, Action, Romance: The Hollywood Auction" on December 16, 2012. This exceptional piece of Star Trek history is complete with it's original double row of scalloped gold rank braid on the sleeves and sciences patch on the left chest; and is accompanied by impeccable provenance in the form of a May, 1968 handwritten letter on Star Trek stationary from TOS Costume Designer William Ware Theiss transferring "Leonard's shirt" to the consignor as well as an August, 1968 letter from Leonard Nimoy to the consignor that mentions the uniform. The pre-auction bid estimate for this tunic is $80,000 - $120,000.

Those interested in participating in the December 16th entertainment memorabilia sale may register to bid live online on the Artfact website at: http://www.artfact.com/auction-catalog/drama,-action,-romance:-the-hollywood-auction-4va76bfenv. A preview of the complete set of Star Trek related material to be offered in this impressive auction will be presented in a forthcoming post.