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

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Blacksparrow Auctions - April 12, 2014 - Hollywood's Leading Men & Women Auction - Star Trek Preview

Some noteworthy Star Trek items are to be offered as part of Blacksparrow Auctions upcoming "Hollywood's Leading Men & Women Auction" that will take place on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 11:00 am PDT as part of The Hollywood Show autograph convention in Los Angeles, CA.   Blacksparrow was founded in the summer of 2012 by long time entertainment memorabilia specialist Fong Sam, who was part of the Profiles In History team for many years; and in November 2013, Blacksparrow presented the successful "Hunger Games Costume Auction" which featured over 200 lots of screen used wardrobe from the film.

From Blacksparrow's news release on the April, 2014 event: "Highlights include Academy Award Winner Jennifer Lawrence’s dance contest costume from Silver Linings Playbook, Angeliona Jolie’s Christmas Party gown from The Good Shepherd, Natalie Portman’s robe from The Other Boleyn Girl, Academy Award Winner Sean Penn’s costume from Milk, Emily Blunt’s dress from The Young Victoria, Julia Roberts’s glass egg from Mirror Mirror, Rene Russo’s dinner dress from The Thomas Crown Affair, James Marsden’s hero Cyclops visor from X2, Hugh Jackman’s “Logan” shirt from X2, Tom Hanks’s eyeglasses from Captain Phillips, James Gandolfini’s shirts from The Sopranos, a complete cast signed clapperboard from Star Trek Into Darkness, and much more. There are autographs, scripts, posters, limited crew gifts, rare artwork, and many other memorabilia."

Certainly a highlight of the Star Trek offerings would be the Complete Cast Signed Clapper Board from "Star Trek Into Darkness" (Paramount, 2013).  I believe that this might be one of the very first - if not the first - item from the latest Star Trek feature film to hit the major auction circuit; and it is one of the rarest types of Star Trek production mementos - a clapper board.

Interested bidders may sign up to participate online at the following link on iCollector.com, which will be carrying a live stream of the event:  http://www.icollector.com/auction.aspx?as=31672

Presented below are the original auction house photos and descriptions for the Star Trek memorabilia to be offered ...