There are a couple of news updates from the world of Star Trek memorabilia and auctions. First up Profiles In History auction house is holding a massive auction in July which includes dozens of lots of rare (and pricey) Star Trek items. We also have an exclusive update on the original Galileo Shuttle from Star Trek, which sold at auction yesterday for $60,000.
Star Trek Part Of Massive Pop Culture Collection Auction
In July Profiles in History (the company featured on the Syfy series Hollywood Treasure) will be putting a massive private collection of TV and movie memorabilia up for action. The Dreier collection contains almost 400 lots of unique pieces of mostly genre movie and TV merchandise, which have been collected over the decades by billionaire home builder Chad Dreier. The collection includes rare items from the original Superman: The Movie, Batman, Star Wars, Willy Wonka, Battlestar Galactica, Indiana Jones, and more.
The collection also includes about four dozen lots related to Star Trek. The most prominent item is probably the Captain’s Chair from the USS Enterprise E (which is estimated to sell for $60,000-$80,000). There are other interesting props and set elements including the Enterprise D dedication plaque ($2,000-$3,000) or a Geordi VISOR ($3,000-$5,000) from Generations, the gold original USS Enterprise display ship from First Contact ($2,000-$3,000), And for ‘bargain hunters’ there is a collection of isolinear chips from Nemesis ($1,000-$1,500) or a Cardassian PADD ($400-$600)
The collection also includes a number of other hero costumes including a Chekov’s jacket from Star Trek IV ($1000-$1,5000), Picard S1 TNG uniform ($6,000-$8,000), Quark from DS9 ($3,000-$8,000), a Seven of Nine catsuit from Voyager ($6,000-$8,000), Archer Enterprise uniform ($4,000-$6,000) and more.
The auction is being held Saturday July 28th in Los Angeles. You will be able to bid in person or online. There will be a preview to check out the collection running from July 9th-25th. More information at www.profilesinhistory.com. The full catalog is embedded below (Star Trek items start on page 145).
Galileo Auction Update – Sold to Restoration Group For $60,000
Yesterday the auction for Star Trek’s original Shuttle Galileo (see previous article) wrapped up and there was a bit of active bidding in the last half hour which took the price from $20,000 to a final winning bid of $60,000 (not including the buyer’s premium). TrekMovie has confirmed that the winners were Alec Peters and Adam Schneider of the Galileo Restoration.
As previously reported Galileo Restoration are dedicated to the idea of sharing restoring the shuttle to its original look and sharing it with the fans by touring it around to conventions and events as well as eventually finding a permanent home for it at a museum. Peters tells TrekMovie that they are very excited about winning and are already assembling a plan and team to return the shuttle to Starfleet readiness. We will do an update article when there are more details.
SOLD! for $60,000 to Galileo Restoration team who plan to fix it up and share it with the fans