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, November 28, 2014

Julien's Auctions - Dec. 5, 2014 - Icons and Idols Hollywood Auction - Star Trek Preview

On December 5, 2014 at 10:00 am PST, Julien's Icons and Idols Hollywood memorabilia auction will commence at their corporate headquarters in Beverly Hills, California; with live, online bidding available through www.julienslive.com.   While the primary focus of this event is the sale of property from the Life and Career of Marilyn Monroe, featuring "over 200 lots of intimate correspondence, photographs and other items kept by Monroe"; a total of 7 lots of important and desirable Star Trek-related memorabilia will be offered.  Presented below are the original auction catalog photographs and descriptions of these historic Trek items which range from an early September 24, 1964 draft of "The Cage" first pilot script, with related documents, to a beautiful Star Trek: Enterprise A.G. Robinson Flight Suit from the 2nd season episode "First Flight".    Interested collectors are referred to the following informational webpage at julienslive.com to register for the online event and view all of the lots of entertainment memorabilia that are available:  http://www.julienslive.com/view-auctions/info/id/142/

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Gene Roddenberry 1988 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II Saloon at Juliens

In what might just be the most non-traditional item of Star Trek memorabilia ever highlighted on this website, presented below are some detailed photos of an ivory 1988 Rolls Royce Silver Spur sedan formerly owned by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry that will be offered as Lot 513 in the upcoming Julien's Icons and Idols 2014 Hollywood memorabilia auction on December 5, 2014 at 10:00 am PST.  The opening bid for this automobile is $15,000 against a pre-auction bid estimate of $30,000 - $40,000.   The complete Julien's catalog description for the Silver Spur is reprinted immediately below, and interested collectors are referred to the following informational webpage at julienslive.com to register for the online event and view all of the lots of entertainment memorabilia that are available:  http://www.julienslive.com/view-auctions/info/id/142/

Lot 513 of 991:

 If you want “to boldly go where no man has gone before," a Rolls-Royce is a great choice. This beautiful ivory 1988 Silver Spur Sedan belonged to Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry, and was used as his everyday car while he was creating and producing Star Trek : The Next Generation (Paramount, 1987-1994). The car is is laden with luxurious amenities such as burled walnut trim, Wilton wool carpets and Connolly leather interior. The Rolls-Royce has a 124.5-inch wheelbase and is powered by an overhead valve 412-cid V-8 engine that produces 220 horsepower and is equipped with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. Additional features are rear wheel drive, three-speed automatic transmission, rack and pinion steering, front wishbone suspension, independent rear suspension, front and rear disc brakes, and a steel body. Vehicle identification number, SCAZN02A0JCX22123. The Silver Spur model is the long-wheelbase version of the Silver Spirit. It was introduced by Rolls-Royce to the U.S. market in 1985 as a limousine, the first in 18 years. The initial MSRP was $185,000. The Saloon body style of the Silver Spur has the long wheelbase but not the dividing window, offering passengers plenty of interior space while driving toward any frontier.

The current owner will contribute 100% of the proceeds from the auction to the Roddenberry Foundation, an organization that supports and inspires efforts that create and expand new frontiers for the benefit of humanity. The foundation funds innovative solutions to critical global issues in the areas of science and technology, the environment, education and humanitarian advances.

PROVENANCE From the Estate of Gene Roddenberry

Saturday, November 8, 2014

ScreenUsed November 2014 Prop and Wardrobe Auction - Star Trek Results

Presented below is the complete set of final prices realized for the 43 lots of Star Trek memorabilia that were offered in the ScreenUsed Fall 2014 Movie Prop and Wardrobe Auction; which concluded earlier this afternoon in a live online bidding session at iCollector.com.

The highest price witnessed for a Star Trek item in the sale was $17,700 for a Leonard Nimoy Spock Class 'D' Starfleet uniform from TMP (Paramount, 1979); while a Shatner Kirk Class 'B' costume also from TMP sold for $10,030 and a DeForest Kelley McCoy TMP Class 'D' uniform realized $3,835. 

All of the final values that follow reflect the high bids witnessed on the items as well as an 18% buyers premium ...

Monday, November 3, 2014

ScreenUsed - Nov. 8, 2014 - Movie Props and Wardrobe Auction - Star Trek Preview

The ScreenUsed Fall 2014 entertainment memorabilia auction is just five days away - scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 8th at 10:00 am PDT.  Amongst the items to be included in the event are a total of 43 Star Trek-related lots, which represent a noteworthy offering of screen used props and wardrobe items from the franchise.   Some of the highlights in the way of props and set fixtures are an iconic Star Trek:TNG Klingon Chair, a Star Trek: Enterprise Shuttle Pod Control Stick, an illuminating Star Trek: Enterprise Communicator with Holster, and a back-lit control panel from Shinzon's Ship in Star Trek: Nemesis.  This sale features a particularly strong offering of costumes representing some key characters in the history of Star Trek, including Kirk, Spock and McCoy Starfleet Uniforms from TMP (in Class 'B', Class 'D' and Class 'D' styles, respectively); an Admiral Kirk costume from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, a Jolene Blalock leather Vulcan uniform from the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Carbon Creek", and a Jeri Ryan Seven of Nine blue body suit from Star Trek: Voyager.  As well, costume elements - in the form of screen worn feature film shirts used by TOS actors DeForest Kelley and Walter Koenig, are to be offered; and a rare TOS-era production sketch by Matt Jefferies for the Original Series episode "Is There In Truth No Beauty?" is available.  Interested bidders may visit the ScreenUsed.com website at the following link for complete auction information, additional imagery, and registration instructions.   This auction will be streamed live, online via icollector.com.   http://www.screenused.com/?sectionID=auction&subsectionID=index.cfm

Presented below are the original auction catalog photos and descriptions for some of the highlights of the Star Trek memorabilia to be sold ...