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 19, 2015

ScreenUsed July 2015 Prop and Wardrobe Auction - Star Trek Results

Presented below is the complete set of final prices realized for the 40 lots of Star Trek memorabilia that were offered in the ScreenUsed Summer 2015 Movie Prop and Wardrobe Auction; which concluded yesterday in a live online bidding session at iCollector.com.

The highest price witnessed for a Star Trek item in the sale was $3,540 for a Captain Kirk Starfleet Class B Uniform Tunic worn by William Shatner in ST:TMP.   A Leonard Nimoy Spock Starfleet Commando Uniform from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier also realized $3,540, and a Cobrahead Phaser from Star Trek: The Next Generation sold for $3,245.

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

Monday, July 13, 2015

ScreenUsed - July 18, 2015 - Movie Props and Wardrobe Auction - Star Trek Preview

The ScreenUsed Summer 2015 entertainment memorabilia auction is just five days away - scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 18th at 10:00 am PDT.  Amongst the items to be included in the event are a total of 40 Star Trek-related lots, which represent a noteworthy offering of screen used props and wardrobe items from the franchise.   Some of the highlights in this auction include a William Shatner Starfleet Class B Uniform Tunic from Star Trek: The Motion Picture, a Leonard Nimoy Starfleet Commando Uniform from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, a rare U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Control Panel used in both TMP and The Wrath of Khan, and a pair of TOS Starfleet Uniform Trousers worn by Eddie Paskey.  Some additional noteworthy items include an elaborate DS9 Light-Up Busy Box, a hero illuminating Starfleet Mark X Science Tricorder from Star Trek: Voyager, a rare U.S.S. Voyager dedication plaque, and a TNG Cobrahead Phaser with Holster.  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 ...

Friday, July 10, 2015

TOS Script Archive from Desilu Productions at Julien's June 2015 Auction

Presented below is the complete lot description, including the full set of auction catalog photos and a detailed inventory list, for the massive TOS Desilu production materials archive that recently sold for an impressive $70,400 as Lot 547 in Julien's June 2015 Hollywood Legends Auction.   This collection, consisting of approximately 173 total script drafts and 94 story outlines, represents one of the largest Original Series document archives ever sold at auction and is highlighted by the personal copies of production scripts originally distributed to key TOS personnel such as Bob Justman (producer), Joe Pevney (director), Joe D'Agosta (casting), Gene Coon (screenwriter) and Wah Chang (props).   A centerpiece of the collection is a Star Trek story outline/proposal written by none other than William Shatner himself; one of just two known surviving copies of this document - which was ultimately never developed into an episode.