Battlestar's red 'Six' dress sells for $23K, tops prop auction

Tricia Helfer's signature red dress as Number Six generated a winning bid of $23,000 to top the list of items sold at an auction of Battlestar Galactica memorabilia last week. Offered alongside hundreds of props, costumes and set pieces from the acclaimed SCI FI series, the dress netted the auction's highest bid after two buyers drove up the price in a fierce bidding war.

Over the weekend of May 8-10, Battlestar Galactica fans enjoyed the chance to take home memorabilia from the show at a charity auction in Pasadena, Calif. Coordinated after the show's finale by NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group and Propworx, hundreds of iconic items from SCI FI's acclaimed series were sold via live and online auctions.

Second only to Six's dress, Starbuck's flight suit sold for $16,500 to an Internet bidder; meanwhile, the "Battlestar 75" seal from the "Weapons Control" section of CIC sold for $16,000, significantly eclipsing its estimated sale price of $600-$800. Another item estimated to sell for less than $1,000, "Kara's Bizarre Painting on Canvas," went for $15,000.

Other highlighted items include Adama's Duty Blue Uniform ($13,000), Sharon's flight suit ($13,000), Starbuck's Duty Blue Uniform ($12,000), Kara's bloodied dog tag ($8,500) and Helo's flight suit from "Daybreak" ($8,500). Additionally, a fire control board sold on the auction floor for $8,000, Sharon's Raptor helmet went for $7,250, and a Pegasus War Room spotter model sold for $7,250.