Profiles In History: Hollywood Auction 74

Profiles in History is holding it’s next hollywood auction on September 29th and will feature some very choice pieces spanning the original series to the 2009 reboot film. The Star Trek lots kick off at lot number 1590 with an original series “Spock” tunic, a beautiful example of this piece from season two with original braids and patch. This piece was originally offered in 1968 via a “Design a Costume” contest, and was accompanied by three separate letters, one signed by Leonard Nimoy, so the provenance on this piece is rock solid. With an estimate of 70k-90k we will see where the hammer falls, as it will be competing with a full Spock costume being offered by Propstore this year.

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Moving on to lot 1600 is an original series “Finnegan” tunic worn by actor Bruce Mars in the episode “Shore Leave”. This piece has been up for sale before, but is accompanied by a pair of original series style pants, not the original that go with the uniform, but the next best thing as they complete the ensemble. Skipping through to lot 1604 is a beautiful TMP spacesuit worn by William Shatner. Although not complete it does feature the backpack unit with chest piece, but as noted in the description and apparent in the photograph the rubber and foam accent piece are deteriorating. Even with the lack of boots and helmet I’m sure this rare Motion Picture piece will reach it’s low estimate mark of 12k.

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Lot 1607 has to be one of my favorite pieces in this auction, a “Spock” uniform from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. A lot of people consider the costume design along with other aspects of TMP to be horrible, I find them to be semi refreshing, an aged look into Star Trek’s future from the eye’s of 1979. A complete version of the uniform, featuring the bio-buckle and intact braids and patch. The next lot, 1608 is a resin Assault Phaser from STVI. If I remember correctly there were two versions of these made for production, one by Ed Mireki which I believe this version to be. A great example of this Phaser, I expect it go for around 3,500-4,500.

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Next we have a range of props and production material from TNG to the later films. A collection of scripts from Jonathan Frakes is being resold as it was offered in last Decembers auction and most likely was not paid for. A great collection, with notes from the actor/director, but I just can’t see this going for 6-8k…..thats a lot of money for a script collection! The last piece i’ll talk about is the Geordi visor, lot 1614, as it is one of my favorite props from probably all the series. This iconic piece is so definable to me, I can remember seeing it as a child and using the same hair baret they fashioned it off of to run around my house with my Playmates Phaser and Communicator! This is a season two (hero) Visor as described in the auction book. I was able to see this piece in person last year and it is in great condition, with the “pressure” hardware, or screw plates used to keep it on the actors face still intact. I would hope it goes around the middle mark of the estimate at 5k.

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