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 7, 2013

Profiles In History - July 28 & 29, 2013 - Hollywood Auction 56 - Star Trek Preview

On Monday, July 29th at 11:00 am PDT, Day 2 of the Profiles In History Hollywood Auction 56 will take place at Profiles headquarters in Calabasas Hills, CA.  A total of 26 lots of Star Trek memorabilia will be featured in the sale; including several impressive offerings from Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-69).

Certainly the most exciting highlight from TOS is an exceptionally rare mid-grade fiberglass Type 2 Phaser Pistol which has been screen matched to the late 2nd season episode "Assignment: Earth" (original airdate: Mar. 29, 1968) and which will be the focus of a separate post on this site.  The pre-auction bid estimate for this spectacular hand prop is placed at $80,000 - $120,000.  Other significant items from The Original Series to be offered in this sale include a William Shatner worn blond human hair wig from the 3rd season episode "The Paradise Syndrome", Captain Kirk's Walking Tribble from the 2nd season episode "The Trouble With Tribbles", and Michael Dunn's highly recognizable "Alexander" costume from the 3rd season episode "Plato's Stepchildren" - which featured the first inter-racial kiss on American network television; between William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols.

Other highly noteworthy lots of Star Trek memorabilia that are available include a set of Spock Ears from STII: The Wrath of Khan; a screen used Ceti Eel puppet - also from The Wrath of Khan that features a pre-bid estimate of $6,000 - $8,000; and a Hero Illuminating Type-2 Phaser Pistol from STIII: The Search for Spock.  Some TNG related items of interest include a production made Ressikan Flute from the highly memorable Season 5 episode "The Inner Light", and a Captain Picard Hero Working Module / desktop computer from Star Trek: First Contact.

Interested bidders may sign up to participate live online in this exciting offering of Star Trek props, costumes and artwork on the Artfact website at: http://www.artfact.com/catalog/searchLots.cfm?scp=c&catalogRef=3M9JRQBOFS

Presented below are the original auction catalog photos and descriptions for some selected lots of Star Trek memorabilia to be sold during Hollywood Auction 56 ...