OMC contacted me last summer regarding this lot of props and asked for some help in identifying and authenticating them. The process was greatly aided by the fact that every piece had originally come from a Star Trek prop master which is about as good as you can get as far as provenance goes. My job was to confirm that they were what they appeared to be. And since most of the pieces were Original Series film props from Star Trek II-VI, I was a natural choice since that's ALL that I collect.
A number of the pieces had originally been made by Star Trek prop maker Richard Coyle, a name well known to Trek prop collectors. Mr. Coyle had aided in prop making with Star Trek IV, V & VI and several of these pieces were originally made by him. He has confirmed his involvement with those pieces and one of them was screen-matched by me as confirmation.
So what's the big deal? Check it out for yourself:
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Starfleet Phaser Pistol
Star Trek V & VI Starfleet Assault Phaser Pistol
|Light still works!|
Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country Klingon Disruptor Pistol "Shotgun-Pump-style"
Brigadier Kerla and matched to a 1989 photograph on Richard Coyle's RAC Props website of the identical piece. Mr. Coyle has also confirmed in writing that he made this special pistol. This pump action beaked-nose Disruptor is a solid very heavy piece made of cast resin with a sliding black piece and is painted in the familiar Klingon rust, metallic silver and black color scheme with distressed finish. A truly unique piece with the ultimate provenance. Approx dimensions 16" x 7.5" x 2.5" Shows wear from production use.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Klingon Beak-Nosed Disruptor Pistol
Star Trek V & VI Klingon Tricorder
Star Trek VI Klingon PADD/panel
This is something that I had literally never seen before. It's a green piece of plexi with Klingon characters and various graphics silk-screened on. But with a little help from a friend I was able to determine that these pieces were used in Star Trek VI scenes aboard the Klingon ship. These were in front of Chancellor Gorkon during the assassination scene, both on the table and floating in zero-G. Cut into an angular "Klingon-esque" shape, it's about 11 inches high. Unfortunately, the lower left corner was snapped off, and it has overall wear from use. But, whatever its condition, it's definitely a unique piece.
Star Trek V Scotty Flashlight
Made for everyone's favorite engineer, Scotty. This Starfleet-issue flashlight is complete with applied detail and metal Starfleet ID badge. One of these can be seen in Scotty's hand as he walks through the Enterprise. This must be one powerful flashlight because it sure is big for the 23rd century!
Star Trek V/VI Metal Coffee Mug
1989 production made coffee mug made for Star Trek V/VI. This metal coffee mug features the familiar Starfleet symbol applied to the side opposite the handle rather than at right angles. Possibly a prototype? No way of knowing but it's made with the same materials as screen-used versions.
Star Trek: The Next Generation PADD
The only TNG piece in the sale, this is an unusual PADD in that it's made from clear blue-tinted plexi rather than the usual opaque resin. It features various "functions" and metallic stickers applied to it so as to appear to be advanced technology. A version of this piece was featured on one of those Newfield "Mission Data" sheets that were out in the 90's, though it was misidentified as an "Optical Chip".
So that's it. Nine cool pieces you definitely won't find anywhere else, all with that thing we all struggle with – solid provenance! You'll be able to check this stuff out at the OMC website:
And in the interest of full disclosure, I was paid for my services as a consultant but I make nothing from actual sales.