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Landmark films and television shows sell big
Landmark films and television shows sell big
Star Trek: The Original Series Monitor Graphic
Date of Origin: 1966
Estimated Value: $10,000--$20,000

Some props derive value from being part of iconic television shows or films, such as Star Trek: The Original Series. This Translite, a surviving piece of the now-destroyed bridge set, features diagrams of the fabled U.S.S. Enterprise and can be clearly seen in at least one episode of the series. The item, which measures 12-inches by 10-inches, will be put up for action by Propworx on August 8 at The Official Star Trek Prop and Costume Auction at the Las Vegas Hilton, which coincides with the world's largest annual Star Trek convention in Las Vegas.

"This is truly a milestone event," says Alec Peters, CEO and founder of Hollywood, Calif-based Propworx. "Never before have so many fans had the opportunity to bid on such an incredible variety of items from the Star Trek universe." Peters is also a collector himself, owning more than 30 costumes and 50 props, as well as running the Star Trek Prop, Costume & Auction Blog.

The auction, which is being run in conjunction with CBS, will also include more than 100 pieces of original concept art by Star Trek set designer Rick Sternback, and furniture from the Star Trek: The Experience, a ride that operated at the Las Vegas Hilton for more than ten years and was wildly popular with Trekkers.

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Last updated July 22 2010: 11:03 AM ET
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