Propstore of London is once again having an auction with all sorts of cool genre pieces, including some Star Trek items. But this time out, their Trek offerings are truly staggering in their rarity and coolness quotient. There's props and costumes of course. But for the first time a loooong time, key Original Series hero pieces will be offered with solid provenance. Brandon Alinger from Propstore was kind enough to give me a sneak peak at some amazing photos and descriptions on some key pieces and gave me permission to share them here. Exciting stuff!
Simply put, the single most amazing piece has to be a Spock tunic worn by Leonard Nimoy. See for yourself:
Oh, MAN, what a beauty. Here's Propstore's description:
"Spock's (Leonard Nimoy) science officer costume from sci-fi television series Star Trek.
This costume was worn exclusively by Spock in The Original Series’ second season, and
screen matches the tunic worn in episodes “The Ultimate Computer” and “The Omega
Glory,” based on the placement and stitching of the Science Division patch.
The costume is composed of a blue velour tunic and a pair of black fabric trousers. The
tunic features a pair of faux-gold rank braids on both sleeves, indicating the rank of First
Officer, with a Starfleet science patch made of reflective faux-gold material with black
embroidery affixed to the left breast.
The collar is made of a loose-weave black fabric and would have featured hook closures,
which were removed some time during or after use the production. The collar has lost
most of its elasticity due to age, which is common in such costumes. The zipper fitted
along the left side – used by actors to get into the tunics and commonly known to fail
through use – was also removed and the seam for the zipper stitched closed.
The trousers feature Velcro strips on the side, rear and on the right-hand pocket for
attaching communicators and phasers during wear, a trait seen only in the costumes
of principle characters. Both garments were uniquely tailored for Nimoy in the role of
Spock with side-stitching used to reduce the size of the tunic’s chest, some of which
has come away over time. The bottom cuffs of the trousers were modified for use in Star
Trek: Phase 2. The tunic displays some light fading. The name “Nimoy” is hand-written
internally on the trousers’ left pocket.
Acquired directly from Paramount Studios in the early 1990s and offered with original
Paramount Archives wardrobe tags, the costume remains in overall very good condition.
The phrase "acquired directly from Paramount Studios" is the holy grail for such a piece, of course. And screen-matching it helps to seal the deal. Here's a few more shots to whet your appetite: