74th week of IAW auctions (auctions ending July 9th)
While this is the 74th week of auctions, It is titled Week 81 to be consistent with the Star Trek Auctions Archive. There were no auctions for Week 80 and there will be none for week 82 according to Burt's system.
Just got back from Vancouver and San Diego. Lovely cities both. The weather was beautiful and I got to have some fun.
This was a huge week with 182 items listed. Colin talked about takings ome time off to write descriptions for the items going to Vegas, but this certainly wasn't the week!
The Commander Riker Two Piece Uniform went for a VERY healthy $ 5,250. This is Captain's territory and I would have thought this would go in the $ 4,000 range. Still, he is a popular character and this will hold it's value I think.
The Ben Sisko Variant Captain's Uniform went for $ 3,501 and was pretty reasonable at that price. It had the very rare vest despite not having a jacket, so was like we saw in "In the Pale Moonlight".
The Captain Tucker Starfleet Uniform at $ 1,825 was a great deal. Tripp is VERY popular and this was a steal for sure. This had rank pips too and so that makes it even more interesting.
The Guinan Costume at $ 1,725 was a great deal too. Guinan costumes haven't been as common as you might think, and she is certainly a popular and memorable character, so I think this was a good buy.
At $ 1,276, forum member John Nichols got a very nice deal on the Voyager Seska Uniform. This is pretty rare, since Seska wasn't in a Starfleet uniform for long. But I think it is an important costume in Voyager lore.
The Enterprise Admiral Forrest Arctic Gear Costume at $ 1,225 was an interesting costume, but a bit more than I would like to pay for a costume that wasn't very important.
The Harry Kim Uniform lot at $ 1,152 was a steal! Good deals like this are to be had these days and you just need to look for them.
The T'Pol Pilot Away Team Jacket at $ 1,125 was a very good deal. T'Pol items are expensive and this is as close to a uniform as one might get. Sorry I missed this one!
My Aussie friend Chrissy won the Operations Gold Starfleet Uniform for $ 1,025. These are really nice and display well. The material actually looks good in person, even though the actor's hated them!
The First Contact Style Data Stunt Uniform went for $ 1,009, which I think is a very good deal. It is nice to be able to get a costume that is identified with a character and at the same price you would pay for a background costume.
Romulan Senator Robes finally came back down to Earth (sort to speak), and sold for $ 889.
As far as props go:
At $ 2,524 the Enterprise E Master System's Display was overpriced as it wasn't actually used on a LCARS. Looks like an extra that was never used.
My buddy Alex from Hong Kong won the Generations Enterprise B Media Kit at $ 1,604, which I think was a bit high. The last won of these went to Grant from Canada and when delivered was totally broken. This appears to be the same one, and I hope it isn't.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, my buddy Willie won the Starfleet Type III Phaser Rifle at $ 1,325, which is actually the EVA rifle used in First Contact. Molded rubber, but pretty sharp, this was a bit higher than previous ones, but fairly priced none the less.
The Starfleet Yard LCARS Panel Lot at $ 910 was a pretty good deal. So many of these go for crazy prices. But I think this was a smart buy.
THIS WEEK'S AWARDS:
Best Costume of the Week: The Commander Riker Two Piece Uniform at $ 5,250.
Best Prop of the Week: The Starfleet Type III Phaser Rifle at $ 1,325 was VERY cool.
Best Buy of the week: The Harry Kim Uniform lot at $ 1,152 was a steal!
Worst Buy of the week: At $ 2,524 the Enterprise E Master System's Display was way overpriced for something never used.
Sleeper of the Week: The T'Pol Pilot Away Team Jacket at $ 1,125
HIGHEST PRICED ITEM THAT SOLD
Star Trek: TNG Commander Riker Two Piece Uniform at $ 5,250
Star Trek: DS9 Ben Sisko Variant Captain's Uniform at $ 3,501
Star Trek: Enterprise E Master System's Display at $ 2,524
Star Trek: Enterprise Captain Tucker Starfleet Uniform at $ 1,825
Star Trek: TNG Guinan Costume at $ 1,725