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

Monday, July 19, 2021

Heritage July 16 - 18, 2021 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction - Star Trek Results

Presented below is the complete set of final prices realized for the 44 lots of Star Trek memorabilia that were offered in the Heritage July 16 - 18, 2021 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction #7241; which concluded yesterday in a live online bidding session at the HeritageLive!  (www.HA.com/Live) auction site.

The highest selling Star Trek item in the sale was Lot Number 89166, the historic, recently unveiled Star Trek: The Original Series "Hero" Type II Pistol Phaser, which realized a final price of $250,000 (including a 25% buyers premium), making it the second most expensive piece of Original Series memorabilia ever to sell at public auction.   In June of 2002, the Captain's Chair from the TOS U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge set sold for $304,750 (including buyers premium, based on a high bid of $265,000) at the Profiles In History Bob Justman Star Trek Auction; and most recently, in April of 2013, Captain Kirk's Phaser Rifle from the 2nd TOS pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before" sold for $231,000 (including buyers premium, based on a high bid of $192,500) at Julien's Hollywood Legends sale.

Some other TOS items to change hands in the Heritage July 16 - 18, 2021 event included an Orange BioHazard Hood from the 1st Season episode "The Naked Time",  which witnessed a final price of $4,500, and a pair of Leonard Nimoy worn "Spock" prosthetic Vulcan Ear Tips which sold for $5,750.  This auction also featured over 30 beautiful matte paintings and concept oil paintings spanning Star Trek: TNG through Star Trek: Enterprise as well as some of the Trek feature films, which realized final prices ranging from $475 to $18,750.

The following results show the final amounts realized for the various memorabilia lots, which includes the 25% buyers premium.  Just click on any of the images below to view an enlarged version ...