Trek Mementos Fetch Out Of This World AmountsBy Caillan
December 14, 2001 - 5:54 PM
Would you be willing to pay $50,000 for a prop phaser from 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan'? That's how much it sold for in Wednesday's Star Trek Auction held at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum.
More than three hundred one-of-a-kind items went under the hammer, including memorabilia from the personal collections of Original Series production executive Herbert F. Solow and art director Matt Jeffries.
The special effects model of the original Enterprise built by Jeffries was bought for $42,500, while the designer's scale model of the Star Trek soundstage fetched $40,000. Other big winners included a phaser rifle from 'Star Trek: First Contact' and the gold tunic worn by William Shatner as Captain Kirk, which went for $45,00 and $40,000, respectively.
All 79 Original Series scripts used by Jeffries, including his notes and doodles, were bought for $19,000. The art director will donate all of the monies raised from his collection to the Motion Picture and Television fund.
A full report from the auction can be found here at StarTrek.com.