Star Trek is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary ... Paramount is going to auction off 4,000 Star Trek props, costumes, accessories, etc. for an estimate sum of over US$3 millions, and has appointed the world renowned auction house Christie's to be its auctioneer.
This morning I have just ordered a copy of the 40th Star Trek Anniversary Auction Catalogue from Christie's. (even the catalogue is not free ... but i reckon this is the only item i can affort to buy, hehe ...)
2-Volume Catalogue Set: £51.00 Shipping and Handling: £15.00 Total cost: £66.00 (nearly S$200 or RM400!)
Why payment in £ Pounds Sterling?
Orders shipped to North or South America will be charged in US dollars. Orders shipped to the European Union will be charged in Euros. All other orders will be charged in UK pounds sterling!
This pre-ordered catalogues will ship 3-4 weeks prior to the sale. The auction is scheduled on 5-7 Oct 2006 at NY.
Post by tylerdurden on Oct 10, 2006 14:45:36 GMT 8
those collectors see film props they way others see a rembrandt or da vinci--- as masterpieces of fine art. it would probably be showcased as a centerpiece in that collector's private home museum.
i for one, would definitely love to acquire certain pieces of film memorabilia IF i had tonnes of money to blow. here's some of the things on my wishlist, in no particular order: - the delorean from back to the future - a scale replica of the enterprise E (never did like the D) - vader's epIV lightsaber & helmet - a life-size t-800 endoskeleton from terminator - corporal hick's pulse rifle from aliens - captain picard's uniform from first contact
If you don't mind a cheaper "replica" than the original expensive props & models, here's some good news to fulfill your collection need:
a scale replica of the enterprise E - Enterprise-E scale model ships have been produced by ArtAsylum, Bandai, and Playmate. You can still owe them buy ordering from eBay or internet.
captain picard's uniform from first contact - Tailor-made a set for yourself (you can approach startrek.com.my or startrek.com.sg for tailors details) ... Most of our die-hard Trekkies own a set of this uniform, see here:
anyway, nothing can quite replace the feeling of actually owning the SAME costume worn by patrick stewart, can it? the real thing is always better, tho it comes with a "real" pricetag. sigh.
Picard's ST:FC uniform was sold at US$15,000 ... it neither fit anyone, and even if it fits, no one will ever wear it to avoid wear and tear.
So unless u want an exclusive collection (such as models), u should consider custom-made your own uniform, tailored it to fit individual size.
There are a number of M'sian Trekkies at www.startrek.com.my own Star Trek uniforms (eg: Jas, FishYahoo, Kalkamal, Vin Sen, Douglas, Qamari, Ftsvd, PJayan, Richard Si, etc) ... I'm sure you won't be alone wearing it ...