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I Want Captain Kirk's Chair
Topic by: oldkingcole
Posted: April 2, 2003 - 11:18 PM PST
Last Reply: April 2, 2003 - 11:18 PM PST

author topic: I Want Captain Kirk's Chair
post #1  on April 2, 2003 - 11:18 PM PST  
In my article, I Want Captain Kirk's Chair, which ran here on GreenCine back in July of last year, I reported on the two very successful Profiles In History Star Trek memorabilia auctions.

Well, I'm posting this follow-up to let you all know that Profiles In History has another amazing collection of sci-fi goodies hitting the auction block on April 26, 2003.

At their last major Star Trek auction, they sold Captain Kirk's Command Chair for more than a quarter million US dollars. Now at the upcoming April auction, they're selling the original series helm/navigation console! Maybe the same fan who bought the chair will buy the navigation console. He or she will soon have the entire original bridge set at this rate! :-) We know that whoever bought the chair last year had a whole lot of money, and that's good, because the navigation console is estimated to bring in between $80,000 and $100,000. I'm going to go on record now predicting a much higher final sale price. My guess? $200,000, easy.

Other highlights include what must be the most amazing set of significant sci-fi space-ship models ever assembled for sale in a single auction, including:

Klaatu's space ship from The Day The Earth Stood Still (catalog estimated price: $40,000 - $60,000)

The Jupiter 2 from Lost In Space (catalog estimated price: $60,000 - $80,000)

The Narcissus space ship miniature from Aliens (catalog estimate: $10,000 - $12,000)

A "space cargo" vessel from Battlestar Galactica (catalog estimate: $3,000 - $5,000)

a space ship model used in the TV version of Buck Rogers In The 25th Century (catalog estimate: $3,000 - $5,000)

A special effects segment of an Alien ship from Independence Day (catalog estimate: $2,000 - $3,000)

A 42-inch long miniature of the Harkonnen flagship from David Lynch's Dune (catalog estimate: $3,000 - $5,000)

The Emperor's flagship, also from Dune (catalog estimate: $2,000 - $3,000)

A shuttlecraft from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (catalog estimate: $10,000 - $15,000)

A special-effects model of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B from Star Trek Generations (catalog estimate: $6,000 - $8,000)

Star Trek: The Next Generation Senior Illustrator Rick Sternbach's personal USS Enterprise-D study model (catalog estimate: $1,000 - $1,500) and his personal study model of the Klingon Attack Cruiser (catalog estimate: $1,000 - $1,500)

The 4-foot filming miniature of the USS Enterprise-D from Star Trek: The Next Generation (catalog estimate: $20,000 - $30,000)

Plus many other highly iconic items, such as an original, full-scale "Robot" from Lost In Space (catalog estimate: $150,000 - $200,000), an original Darth Vader helmet used in the climactic light-sabre battle in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (catalog estimate: $40,000 - $60,000), "Edward's" Scissorhands from Edward Scissorhands (catalog estimate: $6,000 - $8,000 -- you might want to keep these away from any waterbeds!), Mordred's Golden Armor from Excalibur, Adam West's "Batgloves", from Batman ($3,000 - $5,000), Eartha Kitt's "Catwoman" costume, also from Batman ($6,000 - $8,000), one of Burt Ward's "Robin" costumes ($20,000 - $30,000), Frank Gorshin's "Riddler costume ($10,000 - $15,000), a whole lot of conceptual art from Rick Sternbach for Star Trek: The Next Generation, and tons more!

I haven't decided yet if I'm going to go. Since I moved to San Francisco, getting to Hollywood is no longer a matter of hopping in the car and driving north for 2.5 hours. But if you're in the LA area and interested in checking in person what promises to be another fascinating memorabilia auction, then check out the Profiles In History web site and mark your calendar for April 26th.

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