Now, when writing this section, I realized that most of the highest selling costumes were from my collection. I really cleared out the closet and trimmed down my collection a great deal. And I liked it too because a lot of my friends from the Star Trek Prop, Costume & Auction Forum won these costumes and they will now bring joy to them in their collections.
The Celeste Yarnell red mini-dress uniform went for $ 8,000. I could have seen this going for a bit more, but none the less both buyer and seller were happy. The dress was offered with TOS women’s boots, which one rarely sees.
In fact both items went to Arnaud from France, a top collector in Europe and Propworx very first customer! It was Arnuad that bought the Battlestar Galactica Viper in 2008. when we had just gotten up to Vancouver. So we were happy that he got these very rare and precious Star Trek artifacts!
The beginning of the auction also had two amazing TNG costumes in the Worf Jumpsuit and the Tasha Yar dress uniform. Both went for identical $ 3,750 bids. The Worf went for $ 3,000 at Christie’s, and although this wasn’t that exact costume, it was identical, though without rank pins.
The Yar was one of the first costumes I got back in 2006. After the Christie’s Star Trek auction, the winner of the Lot that had this and Tasha’s jumpsuit, wound up winning a Klingon Costume for almost $ 10,000. he needed to sell the Yar’s and I was happy to oblige. I paid $ 1,500 each back then, so I did well in this auction off of it. It is a beautiful costume, but I have her jumpsuit, which I find more appealing. When I had my home in Atlanta, her jumpsuit was displayed next to the Carol Marcus, which made a truly awesome “Women of Star Trek” display.
There are actually boots that go with this that were misplaced in the move. When I find them I will contact the winner.
Lot # 13 was Dr. Bashir’s Future uniform from “The Visitor”. First off, “The Visitor” is one of the best Star Trek episodes EVER of any version. It is the “Field of Dreams” of Star Trek, because if you are a guy, you will cry. This is all about Jake and his Dad, and Tony Todd gives an emmy worthy performance. So go watch it!
Now, why did I sell this? Well, I bought The Doctor version of this costume from “Endgame” and that gave me all 4 major “Endgame” characters, Admiral Janeway, The Doctor, Miral Paris and Harry Kim. So I have all 3 section colors, plus the Admiral is different in its trim. And I wanted that selection so I could do a cool display. So I really didn’t need the Bashir. It is a beautiful costume though and went for a reasonable $ 2,100 with a future combadge!
The final costume from my collection that I am highlighting here, is the Keith Carradine “A.G. Robinson” costume from the Enterprise episode “First Flight”. Now this is a standard “Enterprise” blue jumpsuit, in command gold, and this one even had a pair of boots. Though why they are hiking boots I do not know! But this was a great episode and I really liked it. Carradine is of course an accomplished actor and pulled his brash character off well.
I thought this was an important costume when I got it and I think someone got a great deal as this costume only went for $ 1,400. In Starfleet history, AG Robinson was the first human to break the Warp 2 barrier.
Well, that is all for this entry. I will have Costumes Part 2 up tomorrow!