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, June 3, 2023

Heritage June 2 - 4, 2023 The Comisar Collection Auction - Star Trek Results


Presented below is the complete set of final prices realized for the 31 lots of Star Trek memorabilia that were offered during the first 2 days of bidding in the Heritage The Comisar Collection Auction; which has been taking place this week in a series of live online bidding sessions at the HeritageLive!  (www.HA.com/Live) auction site.

The vast majority of Trek items in this sale were screen worn costumes featured in Star Trek: The Original Series; as well as several lots of TOS costume design sketches and original artwork and notes/personal records of Original Series Costume Designer William Ware Theiss.  The most expensive item that successfully sold at auction was Lot 89124, a first season Nichelle Nichols "Lt. Uhura" red Starfleet Uniform and Boots that realized a final price of $62,500 (including a 25% buyers premium).  Lot 89130, a pair of Scalosian costumes from the TOS 3rd season episode "Wink of an Eye" -- consisting of Kathie Browne (as "Deela")'s memorable luminescent dress and Jason Evers (as "Rael")'s luminescent shirt and trousers -- sold for $25,000; and Lot 89135, a Paisley Jacket and Purple Cape worn by James Daly as "Flint / Methuselah" in the 3rd season TOS episode "Requiem for Methuselah" realized $12,500.

A number of high end Original Series costumes, including a 1st season William Shatner Captain Kirk gold Starfleet tunic, as well as both the Shatner and Nimoy costumes from the 3rd season's "Plato's Stepchildren" episode, failed to generate any bids -- likely due to the usually high reserve amounts established for those lots.

The following results show the final amounts realized for the various memorabilia lots, which includes the 25% buyers premium.  The Sold Lots are presented first below, followed by the Passed Lots which are still available for purchase at this time from Heritage.  Just click on any of the images below to view an enlarged version ...