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, October 16, 2023

The Historic Heritage Greg Jein Collection Auction - Star Trek Results

The historic two day sale of Hollywood memorabilia from the estate of Academy award nominated artist and renowned TOS expert/collector Greg Jein concluded yesterday with a live online bidding session at the HeritageLive!  (www.HA.com/Live) auction site and truly witnessed some spectacular final sales results.  The entire auction generated $13,610,156 in total sales, which actually surpassed the nearly $11 million total realized in the famous three day Julien's Marilyn Monroe auction held in November, 2016.  A record setting price of $3.135 million was realized for Jein's screen-matched Hero "Red Leader" X-wing Starfighter filming miniature from the Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope (1977), that was used in the memorable final battle and trench run scenes of the film.

With respect to the 283 lots of Star Trek memorabilia offered in the sale - which included an astounding 132 lots of Original Series props, costumes and production material -  a total of 12 lots realized a final sales price of $100,000 or higher.   The single most expensive Star Trek item sold was Lot #89150, the 22" long TOS Galileo Shuttlecraft filming miniature, which witnessed a final price of $225,000 (including a 25% buyers premium).  Both Lot #89160, the 44" long TOS Botany Bay spacecraft filming miniature from the iconic episode "Space Seed", and Lot #89121, an extensive collection of over 300 production scripts from Star Trek: The Original Series, each realized a final price of $200,000.   The TOS Hero Type-2  Phaser Pistol sold for $187,500; while the Wah Chang-built TOS Hero Tricorder witnessed a final value of $175,000 and a TOS Communicator prop realized a final price of $150,000.

Presented immediately below are the final prices realized, including the 25% buyers premium, for the 20 most expensive Star Trek items sold in the Greg Jein Collection auction, sorted from highest value to lowest.  Just click on any of the images below to view an enlarged version ...

Below is the complete set of final prices witnessed for all of the lots of Star Trek memorabilia in this historic auction, including the buyers premium, sorted based on Lot number.  Again, just click on any of the individual images to view an enlarged version ...

Below is a Summary listing of the final results of this auction for only the Star Trek related lots, arranged by Lot number (the final 3 digits in the lot number), in jpeg and PDF formats ...