Saturday, 11 August 2007

Spock's ears for auction

Star Trek fans across the globe will be able to bid to buy the original mould of Vulcan ears, as used by Spock in the TV series from the 1960s.

Christie's auction house in Los Angeles is selling four pairs of rubber ears and the original mould in a sale of Hollywood memorabilia on 15 November.

The ears are expected to fetch up to $2,000 (£1,400) for two pairs but the mould is listed at up to $20,000 (£14,000)

The most valuable Star Trek lot is a plaster life mask of William Shatner as Captain Kirk. The mask, described as "Captain Kirk, frozen in time, and exactly in his prime" in the auction catalogue, is listed at an estimated sale price of $6,000 (£4,000).

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