Kirk Uniform Fetches High Price In AuctionPosted by T'Bonz - 19/07/10 at 12:07 pm
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan may be almost thirty years old, but memorabilia from the movie still commands a high price.
Captain Kirk’s Star Trek uniform from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, sold several days ago at the Heritage Auction Galleries auction, ended up bringing in the second-highest price of the auction.
The Kirk uniform consisted of a “distinctive maroon jacket, sleeveless white undershirt, black trousers, and black leather belt with metal Starfleet insignia buckle included. The jacket features a Western Costume Co. tag with Shatner’s name typed onto it and Russom’s name handwritten on it in black felt tip; the slacks have a Paramount Studios tag bearing Russom’s name in felt tip sewn into the waistband. The uniform is in overall Excellent condition with the exception of a small hole on the front of the jacket where an insignia pin was attached.”
According to the auction site, the uniform “features a jacket and undershirt worn by none other than William Shatner in his role as Admiral James T. Kirk, and later modified and worn by Leon Russom, along with the included trousers, as the Starfleet Commander-in-Chief in Star Trek VI.”
The uniform was sold for $44,812.50. A black 1959 Gibson Les Paul custom guitar fetched the highest auction price, going for $56,762.50.