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Trek Sale Beams Up $7M

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April 4, 2006
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The first auction of official Star Trek memorabilia in New York over the weekend far exceeded expectations, raising more than $7 million from more than 1,000 lots of props, costumes, models and miniatures, the Reuters news service reported. The highest-selling item in the three-day auction by Christie's was a model of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D, which was used in the pilot of Star Trek: The Next Generation and went for a record $576,000 to an unidentified private American bidder.

Virtually all items sold for more than their presale estimates, Reuters reported. The total taking of $7,107,040, including commission, was far more than double what had been expected.

The 78-inch-long model of the Enterprise-D, used extensively in TNG, was also featured in the feature film Star Trek: Generations. Its presale estimate was $15,000 to $25,000.

The top costume price was $144,000 for Dr. McCoy's spacesuit from the original Trek series episode "The Tholian Web."

A model of a Klingon bird of prey ship, first seen in the film Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, soared to $307,200, or more than 30 times its presale estimate of $8,000 to $12,000. And an Enterprise-A model made for Star Trek: The Motion Picture and used in later sequels had the distinction of being the sale's final lot, fetching $284,800.


Holy Cow! I KNEW I would need to hit the Powerball to be able to buy anything from this auction, but the prices for stuff went way higher than I expected them to! Never underestimate the amount of money us Star Trek geeks will pay for stuff!

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December 4, 2007
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This is why I'm a college student; I have no money.

Anyway, do you know what the cheapest item was in the auction?

--Bluescreen_ODeff (possible member of Barclay's Holocoholic's Anonymous)

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March 14, 2006
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I don't know what was the cheapest auditioned, but the the cheapest price to bid I saw was $300.00 for a gold starfleet communicator pin from the Next Generation. It would have been nice to have any of those items in your own home, but at least most of them are in the hands of the fans.

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