Star Trek Christie’s Lawsuit – The Official Data’s Poker Visor Description Amendment

As previously reported (see “Star Trek Collector Sues Christie’s, CBS & Paramount Studios for $7 Million Dollars", "Star Trek Christie’s Lawsuit Story, Fundamentals of Authenticity, & The Mainstream Media"), a collector is suing CBS and Paramount Studios and Christies for $7 million dollars, claiming that the pieces won at the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection … [Read more...]

Star Trek Christie’s Lawsuit Story, Fundamentals of Authenticity, & The Mainstream Media

As reported here Friday (see "Star Trek Collector Sues Christie's, CBS & Paramount Studios for $7 Million Dollars"), a collector is suing CBS and Paramount Studios and Christies for $7 million dollars, claiming that the pieces won at the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection auction event were "fake" or inauthentic. … [Read more...]

Star Trek Collector Sues Christies, CBS & Paramount Studios for $7 Million Dollars

Christies 40 Years of Star Trek Prop Wardrobe Costume Auction

There is a news story in the New York Post about a collector who bid on and won items at the Christie's "40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection" event in New York held in October 2006. This was one of the biggest live auction events in the history of the hobby, with extensive press coverage. … [Read more...]

Internet Crime Complaint Center

I thought the Internet Crime Complaint Center would be a potentially important resource for any original prop collector that becomes a victim of fraud. Given that significant dollar amounts are typically at risk in hobby-related transactions, and communication and/or payment usually involve the Internet, this is a valuable resource to be aware of. … [Read more...]

In The News: Yesterday’s Hollywood Prop House Public Sale Event

As reported Friday (see "Hollywood Prop Houses To Hold Public Sale Event Tomorrow"), several prop houses held a public sale yesterday in order to generate revenue due to the fallout of the writer's strike. Auction houses involved included: History for Hire, Global Effects, RC Vintage, Alley Cats, Lennie Marvin Enterprises, 20th Century Props, Jackson Shrub, and The Hand Prop … [Read more...]