Star Trek collectibles

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2015-06-26 10:50:03

Star Trek collectibles comprise memorabilia and other ephemera linked to the popular science fiction franchise.

The franchise

The franchise began with the original Star Trek series in the 1960s. Although the show was eventually cancelled, the popularity of its syndicated reruns lead to a series of movie spin-offs in the 1980s, and spin-off series include Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Notable sales

Costumes

Uniforms

Admiral James T Kirk's Starfleet Officer's uniform with jacket and shirt was auctioned by Heritage in July 2010 for $44,812.50 including buyer’s premium.

The costume is featured in 1982’s the Wrath of Khan. Its style is more militarial than the outfits featured in the original, as modified by director Nicholas Meyer.

Mr Spock’s pointy ears

A 2010 Propworx/CBS sale of props from the original Star Trek series included an original pair of Mr Spock’s pointy ears, as worn by actor Leonard Nimoy. They sold for $3,000.

Props

Propworx/CBS's online auction of memorabilia from the original Star Trek series included a prop "computer screen" from the bridge of the original 1960s Enterprise. It sold for $14,000.

“Balok” puppet head

A "Balok" puppet head from first season episode, The Corbomite Maneuvre, appeared for sale at Heritage Auctions and was bought for $70,000,

The 16-inches-tall polyurethane foam head was designed by legendary sculptor/artist Wah Ming Chang. Chang’s other designs included the Enterprise crew’s iconic communicator devices.

Notable collectors

In 2010, actor Ben Stiller revealed himself to be a collector of Star Trek memorabilia at the year’s Academy Awards.

"I should have worn my Spock ears… I have two pairs from the original series, both signed by Leonard Nimoy - but that would have been nerdy… This is so much cooler."

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