Star Trek Collectibles: Perhaps Not The “Final” Frontier, But They’re Getting Rarer and Rarer!
In the Hollywood memorabilia collecting world, there are those pieces that may ebb and flow in popularity. Collectors may covet them one minute and be ready to let them go in the next as they shape-shift their interests and refine their collections. In other words, they come around again. Then there are those pieces that are sold and “stick” forever, never to be seen again. Well, at least not for cycles that may span decades! Maybe in museums? Star Trek is one of those multi-generational titles that everyone knows and loves and one which, for its hardcore fans, sticks – big time!
It’s a fair question to ask, “How much vintage Star Trek memorabilia can there possibly be out there?”
Well, here at Heritage Auctions, we’ve handled a lot of it, so it’s not a stretch to say that there’s more than you’d expect from a groundbreaking series that initially only occupied two seasons. It very nearly only occupied one (thanks for fixing that, Bjo Trimble and fandom)! But as much or as little as there may be of it, it is not infinite, most of it is already owned and out of reach, and the finest examples are always snatched up and taken out of circulation as soon as they hit the auction block.
In our upcoming Star Trek Auction: Tues. Feb. 22nd you’ll find highly visible, screen-worn costumes, screen-used props, rare signed memorabilia, concept art, and many more items and objects from some of the most memorable episodes and scenes of Star Trek: The Original Series. And many of these examples are of the highest quality we’ve handled, considering their age and use. Highlights include:
- Lot 89008: Grace Lee Whitney “Yeoman Rand” Starfleet Red Duty Uniform Dress and Boots from Season 1 of Star Trek: The Original Series.
- Lot 89033: Male “Scalosian” Luminescent (3) Piece Costume from Episode: “Wink of an Eye” of Star Trek: The Original Series.
- Lot 89019: Original Screen Matched Pair of Antique Dueling Pistols used by William Shatner “Captain Kirk” and William Campbell “Trelane” in Episode: “The Squire of Gothos” from Star Trek: The Original Series.
There are also some beautiful lots that could prove to give even a fan on a budget a shot at an integral piece that contributed to the series or pays homage to the art and craft of production:
- Lot 89017: Matt Jefferies (2) Drawings of a Klingon Ship and Tech Sketch from Star Trek: The Original Series.
- Lot 89011: Collection of (27) Bridge Buttons from the Collection of Visual FX Supervisor James Rugg from Star Trek: The Original Series.
- Lot 89018: Star Trek: The Original Series Replica (3) Landing Party Set: Tricorder, Type-2 Phaser and Communicator Made by Mark English.
William Shatner “Captain Kirk” of Star Trek: The Original Series Life-Size Display Figure
This could be the crowning display piece of any collection. Original, custom-made, life-sized, hyper-realistic statue constructed of silicone bust finished with hand-punched hair, prosthetic grade hazel glass eyes, and static resin hands, all expertly sculpted, cast, assembled on a posable body, painted, detailed, and finished by master Hollywood FX artists.
This one-of-a-kind, incredibly life-like figure comes fully dressed in a replica Starfleet tunic, professionally hand-crafted using highly accurate materials generated from Original Series-spec fabrics. The pants were also made using vintage Original Series fabric. The leather Boots were built by the legendary Western Costume Company, creators of the screen worn boots, using Original Series bucks as part of a minimal run. The phaser and communicator props that complete the display, are the finest replicas available and custom-embellished with handmade metal components. This figure was on display for thousands of appreciative fans at the 2021 L.A. Comic-Con.
This one-of-a-kind figure measures 70″ tall x 24″ deep x 22″ wide and weighs approx. 20 lbs. Every effort has been made to create the definitive Captain Kirk figure, offered here for the first time ever. Complete with stand, and ready for display in a place of pride on your own bridge.
In the realm of something-for-everyone auctions, this special Star Trek event hits all the marks, from Spock’s ears to phasers, tunics to Khan gloves, and even the Starship Captain to stand sentry in your fan cave! No, Star Trek memorabilia may not be in endless supply, but your search for your very own legitimate piece of the show you love can end here!
Bid for the stars!