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

Friday, April 5, 2013

Star Trek Original Series Phaser Rifle Sells For $231,000 at Julien's

Just moments ago, the historic Phaser Rifle prop from the TOS 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (original airdate: Sep. 22, 1966), wielded by William Shatner in his first performance as Captain James T. Kirk, realized a final sales price of $231,000 as Lot 120 in Julien's 2013 Hollywood Legends entertainment memorabilia auction! The final price consists of a high bid of $192,500 and a 20% buyers premium of $38,500. This remarkable result makes the Phaser Rifle the most expensive Star Trek hand prop ever sold at auction.

On June 27, 2002, Captain Kirk's Original Series Command Chair from the Bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise sold at Profiles In History's historic Robert Justman Star Trek Auction for $304,750; and in the October 5-7, 2006 Christie's 40th Anniversary Star Trek Auction, the 6.5 foot Enterprise D filming miniature built for Star Trek: The Next Generation realized a final sales price of $576,000.

The exciting emergence of the TOS Phaser Rifle at auction was the topic of an earlier article on this site which may be seen at the following link: http://www.startrekpropauthority.com/2013/03/star-trek-original-series-william.html

A special video released by Julien's several weeks after the original auction announcement may be viewed in a followup article on this site at: http://www.startrekpropauthority.com/2013/03/juliens-auctions-tos-phaser-rifle-video.html

Below are some screen captures from the live online bidding broadcast ...