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

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