Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal
Sunday, October 22, 2006
“A recent Christie’s auction in New York City featured Star Trek items from CBS Paramount TV studios, all collectibles never before offered at public sale.
One of the most unusual items sold for the highest price ever paid for a piece of memorabilia from the popular sci-fi TVer. A winning bid of $576,000 won a 78-inch model for the starship Enterprise-D from the Star Trek: The Next Generation series. The model had been valued in the $25,000 to $35,000 range in pre-auction estimates. Another popular item proved to be Dr. McCoy’s space suit costume from one of the original TV episodes which sold for $144,000. All told, bidders paid $7,107,000 for 1,000 artifacts to commemorate Star Trek’s 40th-year anniversary.”