Trekkie pays $750,000 for Starship Enterprise

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Trekkie pays $750,000 for Starship Enterprise

Auction estimate of $40,000 vaporised.

A Star Trek fan has paid more than $750,000 for a model of the Starship Enterprise.

The 78 inch model of the iconic starship sold at Christie's in New York, dramatically beating its initial estimate of $40,000.

Originally created by model firm Industrial Light and Magic, the reproduction featured in the 1987 Star Trek episode entitled Encounter at Farpoint.

Over 1,000 items of Star Trek memorabilia were sold during the three-day sale in Manhattan. A costume worn in the original series by Dr McCoy went for an eye-watering $192,500.

At the end of the sale over $9.5 million had been paid for various Star Trek items including costumes, furniture and pointy Vulcan ears.
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