Friday, July 20, 2012

Profiles In History Auctions

You can see the latest catalogue of movie treasures by going HERE.

The model of the Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea is pretty sweet but a bit pricey at 80,000 dollars. On the website you can view the catalogue which has beautiful full photographs of each item alone and as it was worn or used in the movies. There are many things that you never thought you could get a hold of like full sized costumes and prop weaponry. It would be neat to see this auction on the net like they do those Barett car auctions of the Speed Channel.

In July Profiles in History (the company featured on the Syfy series Hollywood Treasure) will be putting a massive private collection of TV and movie memorabilia up for action. The Dreier collection contains almost 400 lots of unique pieces of mostly genre movie and TV merchandise, which have been collected over the decades by billionaire home builder Chad Dreier. The collection includes rare items from the original Superman: The Movie, Batman, Star Wars, Willy Wonka, Battlestar Galactica, Indiana Jones, and more.

The collection also includes about four dozen lots related to Star Trek. The most prominent item is probably the Captain's Chair from the USS Enterprise E (which is estimated to sell for $60,000-$80,000). There are other interesting props and set elements including the Enterprise D dedication plaque ($2,000-$3,000) or a Geordi VISOR ($3,000-$5,000) from Generations, the gold original USS Enterprise display ship from First Contact ($2,000-$3,000), And for bargain hunters there is a collection of isolinear chips from Nemesis ($1,000-$1,500) or a Cardassian PADD ($400-$600)
The collection also includes a number of other hero costumes including a Chekov's jacket from Star Trek IV ($1000-$1,5000), Picard S1 TNG uniform ($6,000-$8,000), Quark from DS9 ($3,000-$8,000), a Seven of Nine catsuit from Voyager ($6,000-$8,000), Archer Enterprise uniform ($4,000-$6,000) and more.

The auction is being held Saturday July 28th in Los Angeles. You will be able to bid in person or online. There will be a preview to check out the collection running from July 9th-25th. More information at

Among the cooler items in this collection of 1960s action figures is a talking astronaut, a glow in the dark space capsule and an actual sound recording of the Mercury space flight.
Auction Estimate: $800 - $1,200


Unknown said...

This is the best post I’ve seen about Star Trek costumes ever!

Will said...

I had the GI Joe astronaut back in the early 70s. Neither Joe or the capsule survived the endless crash landing they had to endure