90th week of IAW auctions (auctions ending November 18th)
While this is the 90th week of auctions, It is titled Week 100 to be consistent with the Star Trek Auctions Archive.
There were no Week 99 auctions according to Burt'[s system, so this was the 100th week of auctions! A big anniversary, that will shortly be surpassed by TWO YEARS OF IAW AUCTIONS.
There were 100 items this week but only TWO topped $ 1,000. IAW had a VERY low total sales volume this week, and averaged only $ 214 per item!! That shows how bottom heavy the auctions are. There really was not much outstanding stuff this week, but plenty of bargains.
What was amazing is the drop in price from $ 1,025 for the second highest item, the Romulan Disruptor Rifle, to only $ 415 for the third highest item! No wonder the sales numbers were so low!!
The Captain Kirk Class D Uniform Jumpsuit was the best Kirk uniform we have seen so far. We have seen Star Trek III/IV civilian wear, and a nice Kirk Commando, A ratty Class A and plenty of Climbing outfits. The only other very nice one we have seen was a Class B we saw in 2007.
Some people questioned this costume's lineage due to IAW's lax description. But after discussions with Colin, it was clear this one was the real deal as it is the same size as the one I won from Christie's. William Shatner is 5'9 1/2" according to IMDB and Stephen Collins is 6'1" and this costume was definitely the smaller size. (They both wore one of these in the movie).
At $ 6,888 it is a good deal. If this were to come up at Profiles in History, it would go well over $ 10,000. It may not have a costume tag of Shatner's name in it, but it is the real deal.
Kira's Baseball Hat from "Starship Down" was a rarity and pretty cool. A steal at $ 310. I mean, how often do we see a baseball hate from Star Trek?
The rest were boots and costume pieces and nothing of note.
The Romulan Disruptor RIfle at $ 1,025 was the other item this week to top $ 1,000. And this is worth it. I have one just like it and it is a beautiful piece made of solid resin. it is well painted and heavy!
The Screen Used Jem Hadar Facial Appliances were an interesting buy at $ 415. These were nicely painted and seemed in good condition. They do show an inside look of Star Trek, and I am warming to the idea of buying some of these to round out my displays.
There was a cheap Nausicaan Knife at $ 260 that was a good deal, since the Nausicaans are guys you love to hate (I mean they stabbed Picard in the back for god's sake!).
Deals were all over the place. Doctor Phlox's medical supplies were around $ 50-100 each; there were lots of cheap weapons and plenty of uniform parts. It really was a week of odds and ends.
THIS WEEK'S AWARDS:
Best Costume of the Week: The Motion Picture Captain Kirk Class D Uniform Jumpsuit at $ 6,888 was clearly the best costume of the week!
Best Prop of the Week: The Romulan Disruptor RIfle at $ 1,025 was the best prop in a weak selection!
Best Buy of the week: The Orion PADD from Borderland at $ 187.
Worst Buy of the week: None! Keep up the good work!
Sleeper of the Week: They all put me to sleep! Sorry, too much cheap stuff this week.
HIGHEST PRICED ITEM THAT SOLD
Star Trek: TMP Captain Kirk Class D Uniform Jumpsuit at $ 6,888
Star Trek: TNG Romulan Disruptor RIfle at $ 1,025
Star Trek: The Jem Hadar Facial Appliances at $ 415.
Star Trek: Enterprise Starfleet Uniform Boots at $ 405.
Star Trek: Enterprise NX-01 Corridor Guage Panel at $ 399.