Got 60K? You could buy Captain Kirk's original - and extremely rare - Star Trek phaser

Do you have $60,000 lying around? If so, you could be getting your geeky hands on a 47-year-old phaser prop that was used on Star Trek: The Original Series by Capt. Kirk (played by William Shatner) himself back in March 1968.

This is actually one of two phasers used on TOS that’s still left today. When the series was canceled in 1969 after only three seasons, a lot of the sets and props were, sadly, thrown away. This particular phaser was made from fiberglass and doesn’t look as cool in person as it did on the series, but it’s still part of sci-fi history. The prop belonged to the original production company and was later purchased by a private collector. And now it’s going up for auction.

Have a look at the prop:

The phaser prop might even sell for more, since the Ressikan flute used by Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) that went on sale a few years back ended up selling for a whopping $48,000 when the expected value of that particular prop was only $800-$1200. And in 2013, a phaser rifle that was also used by Kirk in the series sold for $231,000.

Will you guys be opening your wallets wide for Capt. Kirk’s phaser prop?


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