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.
Some of lots in July’s Dreier Collection Auction from Profiles In History
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)
Some of the Star Trek props and set elements in the Dreier Collection
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.
Some of the Star Trek costumes in the Dreier Collection
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
If the guy who bought the Galileo for $60K is married and is not a milllionare, can you imagine his wife’s reaction when he pulls into their driveway with this atttached to his pickup truck! LOL :-))
Glad to see the Galileo find a good home. Can’t wait to see the restoration!!
I thought the Enterprise E chair was stolen from the Nemesis set?
Nice to see the Galilio sold to people who actually care.
Bid on the Grail.
The Gallileo was apparently won by a restoration place, so its in REALLY good hands.
The question is, who allowed it get in this condition in the first place. I smell a Court Marshall.
Nice to see that some dedicated fans got this to restore as we know it will be done right & correct. I hope that it gets a chance to travel around the country but that could be a tremendous undertaking (and expense) to do so. But what a great TOS prop to have and get your picture taken with!
Dude’s got some cool stuff.
I want that chair
I wonder if that would seem to nerdy having the Enterprise E Captain’s chair as your TV watching chair? LOL.
“Hi honey, I’m home!”
I’m sure glad that the guys who won the G7 auction are committed to sharing when it does get restored.
My general gut reaction to these types of auctions is pretty viscerally negative. I really resent the fact that most of the folks who pick up these historical pieces just sequester them in their respective collections that the vast majority of the world will never, ever get to see again.
Stuff like this should be in a museum, not in some rich collector’s basement…
So sad, but I guess that that is one of the down-sides to capitalism. I’ll still take this system over any others, though…
Alec Peters is a stand up guy and a major Trekkie! He and the restoration team will definitely do us right. Personally, I would have just build a new one for what the cost it will be to restore her…,.. And as for who let her get in that condition in the first place?? Do we really need to answer that Question???
Maybe Paul Allen would like to display it at his Sci Fi Museum in Seattle?
The cross belongs in a mueseum ! My favorite all time movie scene the hat goes on rivers head and the head comes up and its harrison ford….sorry got swept away in the rivers of nostalgia. The people at Profiles in History are a class act… andd their show is addicting. (For the recordits available on netflix.
I watched the episode of Hollywood Treasures where they looked at some of this guys collection. Totally impressive.
And I don’t have any particular problem with someone who has money legitimately buying an object at auction and keeping it in their own house to enjoy. After all, it’s their money and their stuff. Nobody has the right to tell them what to do with it. If you want expensive items then make more money. If I were to complain too much about it I would just sound envious. It’s nice that some folks are generous enough to display publicly their cool stuff but it isn’t anyone’s divine right to get to see it.
I thought the G7 HAD been scrapped! (??)
I had seen it at the old Lagrange Con in Cleveland years ago, but the recent aerial photos show it missing- I didn’t know it had gotten saved.
Awesome, if true.
The Enterprise D dedication plaque is the piece to have. That would look good discreetly placed on the wall of any home. Geeky, yet tasteful!
That chair would look gooooooood in my living room..
CBS should buy the E-e chair and have it installed in the living room of THE BIG BANG THEORY. Would be in keeping with that brilliant bit when they had what was supposed to be the Rod Taylor TIME MACHINE. And it would replace that end of the sofa Sheldon is so set on sitting on.
(only just discovered this series in reruns last month, so apologize if I sound too over-the-moon about it.)
Glad to hear the Galileo has ended up with the Galileo Restoration guys. Can’t wait to see what it looks like when its fully restored.
The shuttle will be a cool thing to see when it’s done. Hopefully a documentary of the restoration will be filmed as well.
And! It could be placed in the shuttle bay of a brand new full size mock-up of the Enterprise! I’ve been wishing this for years. It could be a hotel, casino, restaurants, etc. All completely outfitted on the inside identical to tech specs. Crew quarters would be hotel rooms. Guests can roam the ship as they please. Functioning doors and turbolifts! Yeah!
While this is cool, I still dream of a day when you can order a very fine prop for under $100. Sorry, but they’re plastic and a few lightbulbs. Come one…
The TMP wrist communicator looks like it’s been through a lot.
Don’t get me wrong, if I had Zuckerburg bucks, I’d be all over these auctions. Unfortunately, my bathrobe and flipflops failed to make me rich.
You may have missed my point…I certainly agree that a person who has the money has every right to pick up these goodies and do whatever he or she feels like with them…that’s what capitalism and the freedoms it brings about for the masses is all about (and what so many of our so-called intellectuals seem to not quite grasp anymore, particularly when those “in charge” start telling us all how to eat, what to drive, etc., etc., but that’s another topic :) ).
I’m just merely stating the reality that I have very sad feelings :( when I read about these auctions knowing that most of the props will not see the light of day anymore once they are auctioned off to the highest bidder.
For perspective, I collect classic arcade/video games (the full-sized, coin-operated variety) from the early 1980s. I keep them all in my garage and play them at my leisure (and fix them…they break down a lot, but that’s part of the fun). And thank goodness I have a very understanding wife ;) …
But I and some fellow collectors in my area got together many years ago and decided that we should share these treasures with everyone so we now put on a show every year (our 16th show will be at the end of July if anyone is interested (http://www.caextreme.org)) wherein we all put in the significant effort to truck all of our games to a single location and let anyone and everyone play them for a weekend of old-style video arcade madness. We do charge an admission fee to cover the costs (truck rentals, convention hall rental, electricity, etc.), but really we just do it to share with everyone as in the end, we certainly don’t make any significant amount of $$$ :).
I can only hope that more folks like Paul Allen emerge who will put these true pieces of history on a public display sometime in the future…
Has the 7 of 9 catsuit been laundered?
I like the Geordi visor and all the Star Trek costumes……
Saw some of these on the show (Hollywood Treasures). Amazing collection. And I’m glad the Galileo found a loving home. Wonder how the restoration will go. I also wonder what will remain of the original when so much of it has been replaced? Is that old wood used to make the frame still in good enough condition to support a rebuilding effort, I wonder?
It’d be interesting if someone just builds a full brand new 1:1 scale Galileo shuttlecraft with a full interior (of course, the interior scale wouldn’t match the exterior as they were different set in TOS). Maybe the Phase II or Star Trek: Continues people could rent it out. It would be expensive, and probably not practical, but we ST fans have never been known for over-pragmatism….
Thought the nemesis chair was robbed too….
funny i heard that too, but maybe it was this chair that was stolen
if your wondering what that is, it was from a scene that did not make it into the movie
but even as i type this i am sure that chair ended up on star trek ent.
so yea weird
so anyway this is listed in imdb in the trivia section from the movie.
”Midway during shooting, the captain’s chair from the bridge set disappeared, apparently stolen. While the film crew scrambled to find a way to work around the problem, the Star Trek: Enterprise cast and crew shooting in the soundstages next door decided to have a little fun at their franchise-mate’s expense: Scott Bakula visited Patrick Stewart’s trailer to present him with a makeshift wooden “replacement” chair with the letters K-A-P-T-I-N painted on it. ”
so what they made another red chair ? and is this the one being sold ?.
someone needs to ask the owner of this collection to confirm where he
got the chair , cause it could very well be stolen.
And if so would it not still belong to Paramount ?.
The Galieo Restoration Team was actually funded by other fans’ donations. If the team hadn’t won they would of returned all the money. Clearly stated on their site.
#1 Right, so wives (and by definition women in general) can’t possibly be Star Trek fans?
Maybe once the ‘Galileo’ has been restored, they can have a grand opening and invite Chris Doohan to do the honours. After all, he used to play in it!
A bit of a typo on the pricing of Chekov’s jacket I believe.
@13, I tend to feel the same way, however I wonder are these things better off in the care of a fan who really loves the pieces, or being in a warehouse packed away somewhere? Also, museums, particularly entertainment museums are very difficult to keep afloat.
It would be very cool if J.J. Abrams worked Matt Jefferies original shuttle design into the upcoming Trek movie.
I want that Chair so badly!
One of the greatest captain chairs of Star Trek plus knowing Sir Patrick used it
I love TNG, but…6000$ for a spandex uniform, thats just plain crazy!
26. Bob Tompkins – June 29, 2012
Has the 7 of 9 catsuit been laundered?
Are you hoping it has… or that it hasn’t?
So was the Doug Drexler and Mike Okuda effort to get funding to buy the shuttlecraft a separate effort from the winning team of Alec Peters?
I was hoping the Drexler team might win, but seeing what Peters has been up to, it seems a good thing.
I have to agree with Jon, post #13.
I think that the Lucasfilm approach of keeping everything that they posibly can in their archives and control how it is exhibited is the best way to go.
Keeping acess to the originals available and reasonably priced to all will keep interest in the respective franchises alive longer than going with the whomever has the deepest pockets approach. If you have the money to spend to show the world that you are the biggest and mst devoted fan of whatever you are a fan of, you should be able to buy an exact replica (and spend as much money as you want) on the exact measurements of the original in the property owners’ archive.
The Christie’s Star Trek auction may have been the smartest financial move for Paramount to make, but a huge PR mistake. It’s understood that Star Trek exists because it generates money for Paramount. But despite the protestations that they wanted to get the models and props into the hands of fans that will love them and take care of them, the message they sent loud and clear was that your loyalty over the years means nothing, show us the money.
The model of the Enterprise E didn’t go to a loyal fan who would take care of it, wound up in some rich guy’s garage who put it up for auction on E-Bay. If you were a member of the Lucasfilm Fan Club, they would send you a cell from one of their animated series for free. It may have been a cell of a foreground plant or a background cloud, but you got something screen used. They understood that making the effort would pay off in he long run.
Perfect example is the Holltywood Trasures episode featuring the guy who owned the Don Post C-3PO replica but could’t bear to part with it. Seems to me that segement was done to answer criticism that the show was getting about it being an hour long infomercial for the super rich fan.
Once you start segregating the fan bas into the haves and the haves not so much, the inevitable result is that the more affluent get catered to and everyone else gets priced out. It’s already happened to just about all professional sports. Its in the process of happening with Star Trek. The Star Trek Exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum in 1992 was probably the last time that we were all just Trek fans and not segregated by the contents of our wallets.
The other very real downside is that the items get bought by some show producer who whill try to wring some profit out of them without much regard about acutally taking vare of them. The Star Trek:The Experience exhibits are notorious for the treatment of the models they have on display that were bought at the Christie’s auction – their treatment and display of the 3 foot Enterprise D model when I sawit in San Jose was absolutely disgraceful.
That chair is mine. In my dreams. I couldn’t even afford Garret Wang’s used Voyager Kleenex. Not that I would want that, because I wouldn’t.
I saw the Seven of Nine catsuit at a local museum display of sci-fi costumes. The mannequin wearing the suit was not as, um, statuesque, as Jeri Ryan. It had lost its magic ;-)
43. Shilliam Watner
“Garret Wang’s used Voyager Kleenex. Not that I would want that, because I wouldn’t”
Hey, Garret Wang’s Kleenex is nothing to sneeze at!!
6/29/12: The original release date for the sequel. Please note, Bill Peters. : D
45. Harry Ballz – :-)
Have you be scarce lately, Harry? Or have we just been frequenting these areas at different times? It seems I haven’t seen as much of you lately.
What can I say?
Lately, I’ve been busier than a hooker at Charlie Sheen’s house!
I’d been thinking the same thing. You are missed, Harry! Hope your schedule eases up a bit soon!
Harry – contrary to popular belief, hookers don’t really have to do that much at Charlie Sheen’s house. He quickly passes out, leaving them to hang around and deplete his drugs, booze and food. It’s like a vacation for hookers.