Well, finally the Harriman Maroon has surfaced, but not quite in the condition I hoped. This had long been my Maroon of choice (If I couldn’t land a Kirk). But when it came to market, it was just Harriman’s jacket. The pants were not his, and the shirt wasn’t even the right color. I passed.
Now, I don’t think the costume was overpriced at $ 6,500. Heck, if it was all his, I think it is a $ 8,500 costume (at least I would have gone that high on a complete Harriman), besting the previous non-principle high of $ 7,600 for the Admiral Catrwright Maroon that IAW sold.
But the problem with a “Frankenstein” costume (as my good friend Adam Schneider would call it) is that you can never say it IS Harriman’s Maroon. And that really bothers me. If I have it on display, I would have to say “Well, the jacket is Harriman’s, but the pants and shirt aren’t.” every time I showed it off! Oh that sucks.
Now, that is me. I hope the new owner gets it and loves it and enjoys it. He should, it is still a great piece. It just didn’t do it for me, and it was really disappointing to see such a mismatched costume (not the fault of PSOL – I am sure this is the way it came).
I actually would rather have a complete background Maroon that just the Harriman jacket Maroon. Is that weird? Well, maybe. Collecting Star Trek props and costumes is weird in general! I mean we all have our quirks, and that is actually what makes this hobby kinda cool. I mean, Anthony likes different things than Adam, than Dana than Donna and so we all support each other and love it when one another lands a great piece.
Well, just an insight inside the bizarre inner workings of my collecting mind.