Picard’s Ressikan Flute, Original TOS Phaser And More Star Trek Memorabilia Up For Auction

There are a couple of movie and television memorabilia auctions happening over the next few weeks with some significant pieces of Star Trek history available.

Ressikan flute and dozens of Star Trek lots part of Prop Store auction

Starting next week Prop Store is holding a big Auction of film and TV memorabilia, with over 1,300 lots expected to bring in a total of over $6 million. Some of the iconic pieces of Hollywood history include the Harry Potter’s wand and eyeglasses, Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber from Revenge of the Sith, Indiana Jones’ Fedora, and Jeannie’s bottle from I Dream of Jeannie.

The auction also includes dozens of lots from the Star Trek franchise. The one expected to bring in the most is lot #242, Jean-Luc Picard’s original Ressikan Flute from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Inner Light.” Originally sold by CBS at the Christie’s auction in 2006, the flute comes complete with the box (matched to the one used on-screen) and is expected to bring in between $50,000 and $70,000. It is being sold along with a costume continuity script from “The Inner Light.”

Another piece of Trek history being auctioned off by Prop Store is lot #251, the light-up interior structure of V’Ger from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Measuring over seven feet long, the detailed model miniature is one of the few remaining from the 1979 film and it includes electronic lights and cables that still function. Prop Store is estimating this piece will sell for $20,000 – $30,000.

There are few original costumes spanning the Star Trek franchise. This includes Samno’s assassin EV suit from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (lot #255, estimated $10,000 – $15,000), a Klingon guard uniform (with disruptor rifle) from Star Trek: Into Darkness (lot #260, estimated $7,000 – $9,000),  Leck the Eliminator’s costume from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (lot #249, estimated $3,000 – $5,000), and a Reman costume from Star Trek: Nemesis (lot #1100, estimated $2,500 – $3,500).

The Prop Store Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction will run from Tuesday, June 29th to Thursday, July 1st, 2021. You can place bids online in advance. For more information or to register, visit propstoreauction.com.

TOS phaser, matte paintings and more in Heritage July auction

Heritage Auctions is holding a Hollywood Memorabilia Auction from July 16 – 16, with bidding opening up online next week. One of the items expected to bring in the highest bids is a rare Star Trek: The Original Series Type-2 phaser hero prop. The phaser was used for close-up camera shots and breaks down into individual components, including the detachable Type-1 hand phaser and swappable power pack. According to Heritage, this is one of only two original hero phaser props known to still exist. The opening bid is $200,000.

While the new Heritage auction includes some more Star Trek props and memorabilia, the most significant collection of other items available are over three dozen original paintings, spanning from the TOS movie era through to Star Trek: Enterprise. This includes some iconic Trek vistas, such as the Borg Cube interior, a matte painting by Albert Whitlock and Syd Dutton made of mixed media, measuring eight feet by six feet. Robert Stromberg’s painting of Malcor III from the episode “First Contact,” is another classic Star Trek: The Next Generation vista.

Some of the paintings up for bidding are somewhat smaller pieces of concept art, such as the “Ocampa Concept Art 2,” an oil painting by Syd Dutton for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Caretaker.” Or Dutton’s Concept Oil Painting of Romulus made for Star Trek: Nemesis.

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The space vagina is up for auction, complete with working lights. At seven feet, that’ll be quite the conversation starter to hang over the fireplace.

That’s not in good taste dude.

Harry will chime in at some point….

WAP in space

I didn’t want to say it. Glad you did.

Closed!

I was wondering how the flute I knew had already sold years ago was back up for sale – good to know there wasn’t “another one”. Guess the guy needs a little cash, and he will get it. Good for him!

I bid on it at the Christie’s auction, went as high as 8k in a pre-bid. It started at 12k.

Some people look at cars, motorcycles, planes with awe and astonishment to their sleekness, style and function.

I see the TOS Phaser pistol — and it’s love at first sight every time. Iconic. Beautiful. Perfect curves.

Yes, I’m having my own Scotty moment here.

That phaser looks like its had a close encounter with Khan

Ohhhhhhh, if only.

(Sure, we could sell the house to pay for some of these, but then where would we keep them?)

These auctions are always a bit bittersweet for me when I hear about them. While I certainly do not in any way begrudge the owners for wanting to make some coinage for themselves, I just become a bit saddened to think that these pieces of history just end up in someone’s (likely a very rich someone’s) personal collection somewhere to likely never be seen much again by the adoring public.

Wish they could rather go to a museum…particularly the TOS phaser and the TNG flute.

I use to feel the same way, but museums are difficult to keep open, and rarely display even a fraction of what they have. Many items are seen by the public (much of the 1991? Smithsonian Trek display items were lent by collectors. Ironically, much of these props (and costumes) would have already been destroyed had they not been in private hands. Now, as for the prices…

For that money I hope the flute is playable.

it’s not, never has been. Stewart has said as much in interviews about the flute selling for so much the first time

Phil’s initial comment makes me want to PURSE MY LIPS…….and say nothin’!!

I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way…..

Phil, as in “I am usually drawn to the dark side”?

“Wedge! Pull out! You’re not doing any good back there!”….welcome to the Dark Side.

Phil, you’ve earned my rare Beavis&Butthead chortle, “heh! heh, heh, heh!” :>)

I didn’t think your va-jay-jay joke comment warranted censorship either. Is innocent comments also DOA in this forum as well?

While I’d never presume to speak for the mods, I suspect it was the much cruder acronym that appeared a little lower in the thread that got it shut down.

Ohhhhh….It’s a Star Trek forum…. so I just assumed the P stood for P’Tak.

Patrick Stewart has said in interviews that the buyer of the flute contacted him to ask if he could arrange to bring it to be signed backstage when Stewart was performing in London, which he agreed to. Stewart even joked to the buyer that there were multiple flutes used. Don’t see a signature anywhere. Maybe it was not the real buyer but a random person with a replica and Stewart thought it was real one?

I always swore I’d buy the flute if it came back up for auction but… $50-70k would hurt the ol cash reserve.

I had a poster of Rigel VII (he famous one with the big moon behind the fortress) on my dorm room wall 45+ years ago. I don’t think I’ve ever found a painting I liked better.

I remember when they had the items on display at the (then) Las Vegas Hilton during the Convention prior to the Christie’s auction, I even spend the money to buy a catalog despite know very well that I could not afford anything. I just loved the photography of the items being sold, so it is kind of like having them in my collection. At least these auction catalogs are a great reference, if well done. Deep down, I do wish that items such as these could be on display to the fans if not the public. Much like we would see on display at STAR TREK: The EXPERIENCE in the walk through Museum of the Future. Then get a Romulan ale or Borg Sphere at Quarks bar, order Flaming ribs of Targ or Class H pizza… those were the days!

It’s a minor regret nowadays that I didn’t really have disposable income to spend on things like trips to Vegas and buying little pieces of Trek shows and movies until after The Experience closed and the bid auction happened.

Dang, I registered and am prepared to spend a lot of my pandemic savings on this…

I hope for both our sakes we’re not after the same prize.

That flute is MINE!!! In the alternate universe where I invested in dogecoin in January

There’s quite a bit of skepticism about that phaser 2 in the prop/prop replica community.

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