A Piece Of Trek History Up For Auction
Source Sy Fy Portal
20 June 2002

By Ian M. Cullen

How would you like to own a piece of Star Trek: History? According to a new report on Sy Fy Portal now you can, for the right price, the original Captains chair from Star Trek: The Original series could be yours.

The actual set prop is due to go up for auction on the popular auction site E - Bay on the 27 Of June. The seller is listed as profiles in history. Which is a group that was founded in 1986, and bills itself as the nation's leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts.

The sale is all part of the Bob Justman auction that began on May 1st. Justman was as producer on the original series, and also did some work in the early days of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

According to the eBay listing, the chair -- which will be available as part of the live auction in Beverly Hills, Calif. -- was constructed at the Desilu Culver Studios in November 1964. It was first used by Jeffrey Hunter as Capt. Christopher Pike in the series first pilot, "The Cage," and remained throughout the entire run of the original series with William Shatner as Capt. James T. Kirk.

The starting price of the chair is at $80,000, but the value has been estimated at somewhere between $100,000 and $150,000. In case you're worried about whether or not it's the real thing, the chair comes with letters of authenticity from Jefferies, Justman, former executive in charge of production Herb Solow and Marc Hurd, director of technical operations at CBS Television City.

The chair is completely original, except for a minor alteration made to an arm panel, Profiles In History said.

To view pictures of the chair, and to get more information on the auction, visit its eBay auction page.

A full listing of items available through the auction -- both online and live -- is available by visiting the Profiles In History eBay area.