88th week of IAW auctions (auctions ending October 27th)
While this is the 88th week of auctions, It is titled Week 97 to be consistent with the Star Trek Auctions Archive.
Well, orange County is having some bad fire issues! The smoke around Disneyland was unlike anything I had ever seen. You actually had to close the vents in your car! Sadly, many people have lost their homes. Which is another great reason to insure your collections if they are valuable. You never know what might happen.
There were 109 items this week but only two topped $ 1,000. Another great week for bargains.
At $ 1,713, the Spock headband from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home was a pretty good deal. At Christies, this sold for $ 4,560 with buyer's premium. Pretty iconic and something that is easy to display.
A Starfleet Red Two Piece Command Uniform went for a very fair $ 1,136. These continue to be popular and don't dip below the $ 1,000 mark. The fact that this has really become an iconic costume, used by Picard and Frakes for so long in TNG, means people want this version more than any others.
At $ 838, the Beige Class B Starfleet Uniform from Star Trek: The Motion Picture was a good deal on what I think is the best version of these costumes. I am sorry I missed this one!
The First Contact Style Sciences Blue Uniform was a steal at $ 788. The market is saturated and these are going cheap. If you ever think you might want one, now is the time!
Note that Enterprise Jumpsuits are going CHEAP!!! We had a Female Operations Gold go for $ 510, and a Female Operations Red go for $ 449.
The Starship Bridge Communication Earpiece was top prop this week at $918. Again, this is an iconic prop, and went higher than I figured, but not higher than it is worth for sure. Another good deal I think.
The Nemesis Style Starfleet Phaser Rifle was a great deal at $ 780. The description mentioned an intentional break, but the item had some siugnificant black tape over the left side of the gun and this wasn't explained. Still, a good deal for sure, as anything can be repaired, and at this price, the buyer has themoney to spend on the repairs.
The Enterprise Klingon Distruptor from "Bounty" was a great deal at $ 736. These are really nice and the rubber is VERY solid, so this piece will last a long time. Thanks to Colin and his crew for noting that this was the last one available. Notes like that really help collectors. Still, this went CHEAP!
I think Hoshi Sato's Bulletin Board went cheap! It is actually a cool prop and includes samples of different languages and even some PADD translights. At $ 637, a good deal!
THIS WEEK'S AWARDS:
Best Costume of the Week: While it is not technically a costume, but part of one. None the less,
Star Trek: IV Spock headband from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home at $ 1,713 was the best costume item this week.
Best Prop of the Week: Clearly the Starship Bridge Communication Earpiece at $ 918 was the best prop this week!
Best Buy of the week: SOOOOO Many great buys this week! I will have to go with the Enterprise Klingon Distruptor from "Bounty" which, at $736, is a total steal for a great piece of Klingon History..
Worst Buy of the week: None! Keep up the good work!
Sleeper of the Week: The Enterprise Uniforms were insanely cheap, but at $ 838, the Beige Class B Starfleet Uniform from Star Trek: TMP was awesome.
HIGHEST PRICED ITEM THAT SOLD
Star Trek: IV Spock headband from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home at $ 1,713
Star Trek: First Contact Starfleet Red Two Piece Command Uniform at $ 1,136.
Star Trek: Generations Starship Bridge Communication Earpiece at $918.
Star Trek: TMP Beige Class B Starfleet Uniform at $ 838.
Star Trek: First Contact Sciences Blue Uniform at $ 788.