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.
Visit ha.com for more information and to bid.