80th week of IAW auctions (auctions ending August 29th)
While this is the 80th week of auctions, It is titled Week 89 to be consistent with the Star Trek Auctions Archive.
This was a poor week. Only 4 items above $ 1,000 and those just barely so! We have been seeing a lot of that lately as IAW is putting more and more low dollar items up each week. Parts, insignia and less desirable items. I guess that has to be expected after 80 weeks of auctions! There just isn't that much good stuff left. And I am happy about that as I am just tired (and broke!) as most people are. The grand discussions that happened each week on the Star Trek Prop, Costume & Auction Forum have slowed down as there is less to get excited about.
I am now linking to Burt's Star Trek Auction Archive rather than eBay auctions ads since the eBay ads go away after 30 days, but Burt's Archive is forever! So every link below links not to the auction ad on eBay, but to the item on the archive.
The TMP Gray Class C Starfleet Jacket Wrap sold for a reasonable $ 1,283. This was a really nice uniform and there are actually a lot of people trying to get one of every type of TMP uniform. I just think these will always hold their value.
The Reginald Barclay Starfleet Uniform Jacket went for a reasonable $ 1,225. Barclay is always a popular character and the only part of this I didn't like is it had no pants!
The Tuvok Uniform with Boots at $ 1,207 was just crazy! That is so damn cheap! I can't believe how cheap Voyager character costumes have been going. Load up now!
The Enterprise Sciences Blue Starfleet Uniform from "These are the Voyages", the final Enterprise episode, went for a healthy $ 1,032. That is a good price in that these are the rarest form of Enterprise uniforms (outside of the Mirror Universe style. These uniforms are distinguished by epultes on the shoulders, the second Starfleet patch on the right arm, and a small name patch on the left chest.
For only $ 900, the First Contact style sciences blue uniform was a good deal. These are just beautiful uniforms that look fantastic on display.
The Feature Film Style Environmental Technician's costume at $ 810 was a good deal in that it had boots. Kind of boring though, but still interesting.
The Operatrions Gold Starfleet Uniform was a good deal at $ 810 too. These are what you think of when you think TNG and this was priced right.
The Voyager "Mari Equipment Prop from Random Thoughts" was the most expensive prop this week. It lights up but wasn't THAT important to the episode. I guess because both Neelix and 7 of 9 were in the scenes, someone fell in love with it. It doesn't do it for me, but I am not the biggest of Voyager fans, even though I do like it. Well, different strokes and all!
At $ 800, Captain Archer's Na'kuhl Communicator from "Storm Front" was a good deal for a neat looking prop. It lights up and has a sequence of lights. It was also used by T'Pol in that episode, so I think that makes this even cooler. Overall a good deal on a really nice episode-specific prop.
I also really liked the Nemesis Starfleet Type II Phaser with Holster at $ 670. This was really a great deal and I gave it my sleeper of the week. You got a hard rubber Phaser AND A holster! I really think this was a total steal.
And you can never go wrong with a Klingon Drinking Tankard!
THIS WEEK'S AWARDS:
Best Costume of the Week: The TMP Gray Class C Starfleet Jacket Wrap wasn't great, but it wa sthe best this week.
Best Prop of the Week: The Captain Archer's Na'kuhl Communicator from "Storm Front" was a cool looking prop.
Best Buy of the week: The Tuvok Uniform with Boots at $ 1,207 was a steal!
Worst Buy of the week: None! Good job all!
Sleeper of the Week: The Nemesis Starfleet Type II Phaser with Holster at $ 670.
HIGHEST PRICED ITEM THAT SOLD
Star Trek: TMP Gray Class C Starfleet Jacket Wrap at $ 1,283.
Star Trek: TNG Reginald Barclay Starfleet Uniform at $ 1,225.
Star Trek: Voyager Tuvok Uniform with Boots at $ 1,207
Star Trek: Enterprise Sciences Blue Starfleet Uniform from "These are the Voyages", at $ 1,032.
Star Trek: First Contact style sciences blue uniform at $ 900