91st week of IAW auctions (auctions ending November 28th)
While this is the 91st week of auctions, It is titled Week 101 to be consistent with the Star Trek Auctions Archive.
There were only 77 items this past week, but some very strong costumes. There were also lots of great bargains as well. Total sales were $ 34,111 and the average item was $ 455. 12 items topped $ 1,000.
The Phase II Engineering Red Starfleet Uniform was the hot item this week and topped the chart at $ 3,701. The reason I think this went high, is that bidders realized those were a pair of pants, not from the series, but from one of the Pilots! James Cawley, of Star Trek New Voyages, and a very experienced collector, gave me the insight that the length and color were a give away. The Mork & Mindy emblem on the back is interesting and adds to the history of the costume. This was a very strong price, but we haven't seen many of these as they all sold at Christie's.
The Voyager Captain Janeway two-piece Uniform was a good deal at $3,101. As I pointed out though, the description was weak. IAW said the jumpsuit has a tag but not the jacket. Well, was the uniform found in the Janeway section? Were they together? Another example of sloppy recording of what is crucial information leads to shakey provenance. It probably was all together, but we should know for sure.
The DS9 Breen Costume Lot at $ 2,425 sadly had no helmet. Still these are awesome costumes and a helmet replica can be fabricated. I won the first of these to be auctioned and it is a beauty. The amount of effort that goes into making these is quite impressive. This costume also was missing the belt and holster and so those will have to be replicated as well.
I won the Lt. Ducane 29th Century Starfleet Uniform from "Relativity" costume, but have decided to sell it to my good buddy Josef from Austria, who worked so hard as photographer and layout designer on teh Battlestar Galactica auction catalog. This one is a beauty. I was hoping that I would be able to get all three colors, red, green abd Captain Braxton's blue, but I am told that the Braxton has been sold already. At $2,126 this went a bit higher than the previous ones, but those were all red versions and this is the first green version.
Captain Archer's Desert Uniform went to my good buddy Dana and was an absolute steal at $ 1,600! Certainly deal of the week. It had rank pips and boots and is a beuaty!
One other great costume worth mentioning is the Captain AG Robinson Starfleet Uniform from "First Flight". I won this one at $986 which was an awesome deal, and this would have been deal of teh week if the Archer hadn't gone so cheap! I am really excited about this one as I have a bunch of props from this episode and loved Keith Carradine in this role.
The Captain Picard Circuitry Bay PADD at $1,213 was top prop this week. It was a light up version and thus a very good deal.
The USS Warp Core LCARS Panel went for a reasonable $1,002. I say reasonable because LCARS panels have held their value over the past two years. They seem to be the signature piece of TNG and later TV series and thus have sustained a strong demand.
THIS WEEK'S AWARDS:
Best Costume of the Week: The Phase II Engineering Red Starfleet Uniform at $ 3,701
Best Prop of the Week: The Captain Picard Circuitry Bay PADD at $1,213
Best Buy of the week: The Captain Archer's Desert Uniform at $ 1,600.
Worst Buy of the week: None! Keep up the good work!
Sleeper of the Week: The Captain AG Robinson Starfleet Uniform from "First Flight" at $986.
HIGHEST PRICED ITEM THAT SOLD
Star Trek: Phase II Engineering Red Starfleet Uniform at $ 3,701
Star Trek: Voyager Captain Janeway two-piece Uniform was a good deal at $3,101.
Star Trek: The DS9 Breen Costume Lot at $ 2,425.
Star Trek: The Lt. Ducane 29th Century Starfleet Uniform from "Relativity" at $ 2,126.
Star Trek: The Captain Archer's Desert Uniform at $ 1,600.