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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Propworx Auction # VIII Announced



Propworx is pleased to announce our Star Trek Auction VIII, featuring the collection of award winning costume designer Robert Blackman! Robert worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation from season three through seven, as well as all of Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. His massive collection consists of over 300 pieces of original hand drawn and computer generated concept artwork spanning all three shows.

Along with his collection of concept artwork this auction will feature cast and crew gifts from Robert, and a selection of production used scripts and production material. This special auction will take place on June 4th, 2016 and will lead into our huge Star Trek 50th anniversary auction taking place this August, which will feature props, costumes, production material, crew gifts, and the remaining Robert Blackman artwork.
                                                                                                     
Please keep an eye on our facebook page www.Facebook.com/Propworx as well as our website www.Propworx.com for updates on each of these upcoming auction, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at Auctions@propworx.com.


 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Data Arm for Sale at Prop Store



Data's arm from the episode "Phantasms" is up for sale at Prop Store.  It is rather expensive, but cool none the less.

From Prop Store:

Data’s (Brent Spiner) hand and sleeve from the sci-fi television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. The piece was made for the sixth episode of the seventh series, titled “Phantasms,” for a nightmare sequence experienced by Data where he was attacked and dismantled by workmen. 

The hand has been cast in latex and painted gold to match Data’s skin tone. The hand extends up into a forearm, also made from latex which is covered by a length of a uniform sleeve with a brown satin lining. A thin metal rod is located within the arm which was held by the actor during filming. There are slight chips and marks to the paint on the hand. The piece remains overall in good condition. Dimensions: 53.5 cm x 17 cm x 7 cm (21” x 6 ¾” x 2 ¾”)

Item size - 36.61" x 6.69" x 2.76" (93.0cm x 17.0cm x 7.0cm) 


 
While an interesting item, you would have to be a total Data nut to shell out $ 5,989 for this prop.  That is an rather high price for what I would guess is a $ 3,000 prop  (and that again would be for someone who just loved the character).   

Also, what is the provenance of the item?  Where did it come from?  I am always big on this.  Not that it is likely that this is a fake.  None the less, every prop seller owes the buyer the provenance of an item or how it was authenticated.  

Alec



Sunday, March 13, 2016

Enterprise Panel for Sale



STAR TREK: ENT “FAUX GAGES AND INDICATORS”

A faux instrument board made for scenes in various episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. The item is composed of sheet plastic with rounded corners and graphical applications adhered to its face. The item depicts multi-colored indicators and statically positioned gauges. The indicators are labeled ‘CMD’ on one item and “AUX’ on the other. The item measures approx. 12.5 X 5.25 inches.

Looking to get $210 and I'll pay shipping. Paypal preferred.

Interested?  Contact Andy at andy@3rdchair.com

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Enterprise Restoration at the Smithsonian


Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum conservator Malcolm Collum tells us about how the Smithsonian team pulled apart the classic "Star Trek" USS Enterprise model for their work.

Courtesy of Trekcore!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Ricardo Degado Sketches up for Auction




There are 9 fantastic Ricardo Delgado Concept Sketches up for bid in the Live Auctioneers Auction this coming week.

Ricardo Delgado Bio:

Ricardo Delgado is a film and comic book artist. He has worked on acclaimed films such as The Incredibles, Men in Black, and Apollo 13. Delgado is the creator of the Age of Reptiles comic book series, as well as one of the Production Designers of Disney's Atlantis – The Lost Empire. In early 2000 he published the four issue sci-fi series "Hieroglyph". 

He worked as an illustrator for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's first season. It was his idea to place a baseball card on Captain Sisko's desk in the series as a decorative item, leading to the creation of the Buck Bokai character. Delgado was heavily involved in designing the station and its interiors such as ops and the promenade. The starships he designed include the Miradorn starship that was seen in DS9: "Vortex". He also worked as an illustrator on Star Trek: First Contact.



 
  
 

You can bid on the items here:


Alec

 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

MACO Space Suit from Enterprise





MACO Space Suit

This suit was originally made for the motion picture "The Core" and later rented by the Enterprise Costume Department. Sadly the costume hasn't aged well and jumpsuit and the back pack have had considerable deterioration. Shoes, gloves etc. look fine. It still displays very well, there's no problem to the thick jumpsuit itself, just the outer layer.

If interested, contact me and I will pass it on to the seller, a well known Star Trek Prop, Costume & Auction member. He is asking $ 3,000.

 







Monday, January 18, 2016

"Let This Be Your Last Battlefield" Gloves



Star Trek prop collector Paul Savoy posted this awesome lot for sale on the Star Trek Prop, Costume & Auction Forum as well as eBay.  It is costume components of Frank Gorshin's costume from "Let This Be Your Last Battlefield".

Original Screen Used Costume from STAR TREK TOS The Original Series :
Worn by Frank Gorshin as Bele from the planet Cheron, in episode "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"


 - Pair of Screen Used Gloves
No COA but following history :
  • Profile In History Hollywood Auction 12 ebay portion, lot #467, July 2002
  • Julien Monterey Pop Auction, lot #62, Aug 2004
Come with Julien Original 2002 Auction Catalog, Bills and Tag. Ebay history pages and description
 - Bele Pants
 - Bele Costume Card, from the archives. The card contains an authentic piece of Bele fabric
 - Franck Gorshin Bele Signed Card
 - Description photo and tags


 
 
 
The lot is sold, but this is a good reason to join the Star Trek Prop, Costume & Auction Forum!

Alec



 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Klingon Dentist Chair



Propworx customer David Hirsch is a dentist and brings his hobby to work.  David has actually converted a screen used Klingon Captain's chair for use in his dentist office!

From David:

What every Star Trek Themed Orthodontic Office needs- a screen used Klingon Command chair. Just completed the LED base for it. 

This distinctly iconic Klingon bridge chair was custom-made by the production for use by various actors and as set dressing in the various Star Trek television series including Star Trek: The Next Generation. Two add-on components, above the headrest and on the back are attached with screws and were also used separate from the chair in various episodes including the season seven episode of Voyager titled "Repression".

 

Truly amazing and congrats to David for really making his hobby part of his daily life!

Alec


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Prop Store Fees Make it a Costly Auction



If you don't pay close attention, you will wind up paying way more for your items at The Prop Store Auction.  Scheduled for September 23rd, 2015, there are a ton of great items, and Prop Store has definitely made the best auction catalog since we printed our Stargate Catalogs at Propworx in 2010 (why can't Profiles step up and improve their catalogs?).  


The problem is this auction is being held in the UK.  That means all prices are in British pounds, so right off the bat, you better be multiplying your bid by at least 1.52, the current conversion rate.  In the quick action of an auction, this can be tough, so have a chart next to you with the potential bids you might place and what the GBP price equals in $.  For example:

£ 1,000  =  $ 1,520

£ 1,250   =  $ 1,918

£ 1,500   =  $ 2,302

In addition, the fees for this auction are the highest for any prop auction I have seen.  

If you live in the UK you have to pay VAT, which is like sales tax, so I am not going to deal with that.  We pay sales tax in the US too (thought it is half of VAT at worst).  But what if you live in the USA?  Here are the fees you will pay:
Buyers Premium               24%  (includes 20% VAT on Buyers Premium for non-EU bidders)

Fee for bidding online        3%

Fee for using credit card    2%
                                       _______

Total fees for US Bidders  29%


So please be aware when bidding and bid appropriately.

Alec