All you sci-fi freaks and Star Trek nuts, Juliens Auctions has a treat for you. The auction house has announced it will hold a sale of Star Trek film memorabilia on 27th June at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Julien’s Auctions is offering a rare glimpse into the personal life of the man who created the world of Star Trek by selling items from his home including items from his library and office.
The original Capt. Kirk, William Shatner, is also getting in on the auction, selling his custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle, his Golden Globe nomination certificate and the plaque he was presented when he got a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in 1983. Shatner plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, which helps handicapped children. Shatner will also make a June 24 appearance to sign autographs and pose for photos to raise funds for his own charity, the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, auction officials said.
Elsewhere, a futuristic Parka coat worn by actor Leonard Nimoy as his legendary character Mr Spock in a cameo appearance in the 2009 film will be expected to draw plenty of bids. Costumes and weaponry from the franchise will also appear.
The auction will also feature items from the private collection of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s home. So get set to cast your bids on some treasured Star Trek memorabilia like treasured handwritten notes by Roddenberry, a model Starship Enterprise from his office and costumes worn by his wife, Majel Barrett, who frequently appeared on the show.
In line with Gene Roddenberry’s goal “to create a brighter future,” all proceeds from the sale of Gene Roddenberry’s items will be donated to The Roddenberry Foundation.The Roddenberry Foundation makes grants to support the four pillars of the Roddenberry Philanthropic Philosophy – Children, Education, Inspiration, and Environment. My father would be proud that his memorabilia will not only be enjoyed and cherished by Star Trek fans, but that the proceeds will benefit society on a larger scale, said Gene’s son, Rod Roddenberry.
Trekkies, get ready to pack your gold-pressed latinum.
[Source: Julien’s Auctions]