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, October 8, 2023

Heritage Oct. 14-15, 2023 Greg Jein Collection Auction - Star Trek Costume Preview

On Saturday, October 14th, 2023 at 11:00 am Central Time, Heritage Auctions highly anticipated Greg Jein Collection auction will commence its Day 1 online, live bidding session at the HeritageLive!  (www.HA.com/Live) auction site.  

Over the course of a celebrated Hollywood career that spanned five decades and witnessed two Academy Award nominations for Best Effect, Visual Effects and two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Special Visual Effects, the iconic model maker and renowned TOS expert assembled what is without question the finest private collection of Star Trek Original Series memorabilia ever amassed.   If a major auction house conducts an entertainment memorabilia auction that offers just a single authentic TOS prop for sale, that is a rare and noteworthy occasion.  The Jein Collection auction features an astounding 58 lots of Original Series props, several that contain multiple items grouped together, and is highlighted by the most iconic TOS  pieces in existence such as the Hero Laser Pistol from The Cage, the Hero Type-2 Phaser Pistol, a Wah Chang built Hero Tricorder along with additional TOS tricorder, stunt phaser and communicator hand props.   With respect to Wardrobe, amongst the 48 lots of Original Series costumes on the auction block, the Jein Collection features no less than 6 William Shatner screen worn Starfleet tunics (including 2 Wraparound tunics, 1 Formal Dress Tunic and 1 "Mirror, Mirror" Alternate Universe Tunic); 3 Leonard Nimoy screen worn Starfleet tunics; and 4 DeForest Kelley screen worn Starfleet tunics (including 1 Surgical Tunic).  And Mr. Jein, who famously created the 4 foot filming miniature of the Enterprise-D starship for the Star Trek: TNG television series,  also assembled a stunning collection of post-TOS props and costumes that encompasses the majority of the franchise's feature films and series right up to Star Trek: Discovery.

Collectors may view all of the items for sale in The Greg Jein Collection and register to bid  on the Heritage Auctions website at the following link: https://entertainment.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=53+793+794+791+792+2088+4294934714&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-Open-BrowseViewLots-071713

Presented below are the original auction photos and descriptions for a selection of the Star Trek Costume listings featured in this exciting upcoming event.  (An earlier post previewed the Star Trek Prop and Filming Model offerings in the Greg Jein Collection.) Just click on any of the images below to view an enlarged version ...