Trek Auction Fetches Almost $300,000Posted by T'Bonz - 20/08/10 at 12:08 pm
Earlier this month, a Star Trek auction by Propworx was held at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel, as reported by TrekToday; featuring props, furniture, artwork, models and costumes.
Two pieces from the original series era commanded the highest prices, while a photo of Data’s cat Spot brought in more than ten times its estimated value.
The second-highest price was for a Klingon Battlecruiser model, which sold for $12,000. The model was created for Star Trek: The Motion Picture but was never used in the movie. This model was based on an original model now in the National Air & Space Museum.
Robert Picardo (EMH) was in attendance to auction off the chair in which he sat during his time on Star Trek: Voyager. The chair sold for $3,000 and a translight that had been behind the doctor’s desk went for $4,000.
The surprise of the auction was the popularity of Data’s painting of his cat, Spot. Originally thought to be worth between $200-$400, the painting sold for $8,400, with three different bidders in attendance at the auction vying for the honor of taking the painting home with them.