My apologies for taking so long to get up Part 2 of last Saturday’s Profiles auction, but the travel from hell took its toll and I went down with a cold. But I feel great now so back to blogging! Today I am going to review the top 5 best and worst buys from the Profiles auction.
THE FIVE BEST BUYS
1) Lot # 1251 TOS Chekov’s Tunic and Pants $ 8,000.
A total steal at this price. And half where I thought it would go. This costume went to Star Trek Prop, Costume & Auction Forum member Dr. Brett and he did well at this price.
Any of the below were good prices!
Lot # 1297…..$ 3,750
Lot # 1331…..$ 1,400
Lot # 1332…..$ 4,000
Lot # 1334…..$ 4,000
Lot # 1335…..$ 3,500
4) Lot # 1408 The Doctor’s Hero Mobile Emitter
At only $ 2,750, this is a great price for the KEY prop from Star Trek Voyager. And this is the rare metal version.
5) Lot # 1448 Captain Proton’s Jet Pack $ 600
Well, I have to admit I won this one. It went for $ 2,605 in week 33 of the IAW auctions. I was the under bidder then, but happy to save $ 2,000!
THE FIVE WORST BUYS
OK, this doesn’t mean they are BAD buys, just overpriced. But as always, I must say that I have sometimes overpaid, and that is OK if a piece is important to you!
1) Lot # 1241 Balok head puppet $ 70,000
WOW! That is a lot of money for a deteriorating piece of foam rubber. Now, this is a historcally significant piece, and I am sure whoever bought it can light his cigars with $ 100 bills, but on balance, this is a lot for a piece that needs restoration and protection, and could easily still degrade. My reccomendation? Take it to Tom Spina STAT!
2) Lot # 1409 XSL “Endgame” Tricorder. $ 10,000
OK, my bad! I was the winner here at my maximum bid! Yeah, one more increment and I was out! OUCH! The highest priced Tricorder in the auction! So why did I pay so much? Well, I own all 4 main character costumes from “Endagame”, Admiral Janeway, the Doctor, Captain Harry Kim and Miral Paris. Plus when I saw this Tric in person I was blown away! Total emotional purchase. GUILTY AS CHARGED!
Well, if you waited till the last Tricorder you got screwed! Twice the price of the other similar Tricorders. Procrastination does not pay!
Well, $ 16,000 is a lot to pay for a DS9 Phaser, even if it is a TOS style. The thinking is this ois the closet to a screen used TOS Phaser you will ever get.
5) Lot # 1491 “Trials and Tribble-ations” Tricorder $ 25,000