Star Trek memorabilia to boldly auction
After their hit Michael Jackson sale, Julien's will sell items from the 2009 blockbuster film
In the summer of 2010 at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada you can own a piece of movie history as props and costumes from the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Star Trek - released May 8, 2009 - hit the auction block at Julien's Auctions.
The J.J. Abrams directed blockbuster exploded onto the screen to rave reviews and box office success and next summer you can bring home a piece of the action.
The Julien's Auctions Summer Sale of entertainment memorabilia, planned for early summer 2010, will contain 25 props, costumes and set pieces from Star Trek. These items are being auctioned to benefit Children's Defense Fund (childrensdefense.org) and Student Veterans of America (studentveterans.org).
Highlights of the iconic costumes available from Star Trek include the one worn by franchise legend Leonard Nimoy during his pivotal meeting with the young James T. Kirk, Starfleet cadet costumes as worn by Zoe Saldana and Chris Pine, and the insignia badges needed to complete a Star Fleet Uniform ensemble.
True Star Trek fans can also own the equipment needed to survive in the final frontier. Seat yourself aboard the bridge of the U.S.S. Kelvin in uniform with your Hero Chair and try to avert future and past disasters.
Outfit yourself for a fight in a rugged Romulan costume armed with the prop weaponry from Nero's mining ship The Narada. Whether it's a physician's Tricoder or your own phaser, these props will make you feel like you're a part of the action.
As a very special addition to the auction, eight one-of-a-kind artist rendered U.S.S. Enterprise models will also be available. Built by Quantum Mechanix and painted by artists from around the world, these custom-made collector dream items will also be sold to benefit each charity.
The auction will be unmissable for Star Trek fans and movie memorabilia buffs, giving you an opportunity to bodly go where no collector has gone before.
And here's a interesting piece of trivia for Trekkers: the franchise's creator Gene Roddenberry owned the first Apple Mac Plus computer ever produced.
The computer, gifted to Roddenberry by Apple in January 1986, teleported off the auction block for $8,260 earlier this year - greatly exceeding its $800-$1,200 estimate.
2010 should be another big year for Julien's. The auction house was all over the newspapers earlier this year after it sold Michael Jackson's iconic rhinestone studded glove for £212k, worn by the singer when he debuted his legendary Moonwalk dance on television in 1983.
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