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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Julien's auctions off Roddenberry and Shatner items
Julien's Auctions has added a Star Trek items to their Summer Auction on June 27th. What was originally just props & costumes from the new movie has morphed into a broader Star Trek sale with the addition of items from Eugene Roddenberry and William Shatner.
This will be a big summer for Star Trek prop & costume collectors as June will also see the Profiles in History sale, which will have a couple hundred props in their sale, and the Propworx official Star Trek auction (licensed by CBS and including assets from the Star Trek Experience).
The items from the JJ movie are all top notch and will draw good bids. But besides a few Majel Roddenberry costumes from her estate, the Roddenberry and Shatner items are not of interest to most collectors.
Highlights from Roddenberry's Bel Air home include: a Gene Roddenberry hand annotated script from Star Trek: The Next Generation (Est. $2,000/$3,000), costumes worn by Majel Barrett Roddenberry as she portrayed Lwaxana Troi in both Star Trek The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine (Est. $800/$1,200), a copy of “I Sing The Body Electric” inscribed to Gene Roddenberry by Ray Bradbury (Est. $1,000/$1,500), a Peabody award for Star Trek The Next Generation episode “The Big Good-bye” (Est. $400/$600), the remaining archive of Lincoln Enterprises Star Trek film clip collection (Est. $2,000/$3,000), cast bronze sculpture after Frederic Remington (Est. $2,000/$3,000), cast bronze figure after Auguste Moreau (Est. $600/$800), Steinway and sons baby grand piano ($8,000/$10,000) and other fine & decorative art pieces.
And from Shatner:
Leading the collection of William Shatner is his 2005 FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Harley Davidson (Est. $12,000/$14,000).Boldly go where no man has gone before… riding William Shatner's motorcycle; the first FX Super Glide was produced by Harley Davidson in 1971. Also included are his Golden Globe nomination certificates for Boston Legal (Est. $300/$500), “Rescue 911” pinball machine (Est. $1,000/$1,500), William Shatner original “Walk of Fame” plaque when he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May 1983 (Est. $150/$300) and various ephemera from his personal collection relating to Star Trek and other productions from his career.
Now, for any prop & costume collector, the above are pretty boring. The focus for collectors will remain the 25 items from the 2009 movie which are all pretty good.