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Gerald Gurian is a 40+ year collector of screen used Star Trek memorabilia and a passionate fan of TOS
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-Authenticating a TOS Communicator -6 Myths About Star Trek Prop Design -Star Trek 3rd Season Command Tunic
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- 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
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

William Shatner Admiral Kirk Class A Starfleet Uniform from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Presented below are many detailed photographs of a William Shatner screen worn Admiral James T. Kirk Class A Starfleet uniform from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979);  to be auctioned as Lot 241 in ScreenUsed's upcoming Movie Props and Wardrobe auction on March 15, 2014.   This particular costume is complete with its original Starfleet insignia patch, gold rank braid on each sleeve, and attached biomonitor prop; and is considered the finest known surviving example of a Kirk TMP Class A uniform.  It is being offered with an opening bid of $25,000.

As indicated in the auction catalog description, this particular costume can be screen-matched to some early sequences in the film, where the unique stitching and bordering thread patterns on its Starfleet insignia patch can be shown to precisely match high definition screen captures of William Shatner in costume.  Below is one such example of a TMP screenshot in which an enlarged close-up of the on-screen patch is also included ...

and is seen to be a match to the following close-up view of the patch on Lot 241 ...

Some additional screen captures of William Shatner wearing this style of uniform in Star Trek: The Motion Picture are presented immediately following the modern day images ...

It is most appropriate that this exceptional costume has been prominently featured on the front cover of the auction catalog for this sale ...

A preview of some of the other outstanding Star Trek offerings in ScreenUsed's upcoming Spring auction will be presented soon in a separate article on this site.   Interested readers may register to participate in the event, which features live online bidding via iCollector.com, at the following link: