Just wanted to update about the auction. An update was sent out about the upcoming "test" this Saturday. Here is that info:
ScreenUsed Practice Auction - One Day Auction - ScreenUsed - San Jose California
In anticipation of our auction on November 3, we are holding a fake practice auction a week earlier on October 27, 2012 at 10am PDT. This will give everyone a chance to register, login, and bid on some items that we made up. No need to worry because it will not cost you anything at all! For the first time ever, you can bid as high as you would like without any repercussions from your friends and family.
The intention of this fake auction is to allow everyone to test out their network access and system configuration before the live auction on November 3rd. If you have issues getting into the auction, the phone number for iCollector support is 1-866-313-0123, so that you can call them during the auction. We will keep the auction open for a few hours to provide time for anyone having issues to hopefully work through them. Each item will be up for bidding quite a while, and we may even go back and reopen some a second time for fun.
To prepare ahead of time, here is a link to the system requirements on the iCollector website (copy and paste in your browser address line):
Live Online Auctions
I also thought it would be fun to go thru 10 items or so that I thought were kind of cool and give them some background, some insight into the items and maybe a guess at what the final bid price would be all in the name of fun.
I started yesterday on thepropstop with of course Herbies keys and today I did some digging into the Klingon costume and revealed more details about the actors, the episodes and some possible hidden information under stickers not pulled to check whats underneath.
The Best of Screenused.Coms auction 3rd November on Icollector.com (Day 2) Lot 320 Klingon costume & mask | the propstop's world of entertainment memorabilia
I think I can be of help here…at least with the names inside the costume…so lets have a closer inspection of these from the auction site.
First up we have a Star Trek 6 head….which has just been placed with it for completeness. The costume wasn’t one used in that from the tags or the style. The head could have been obtained from its a wrap: the trek auctions and they have sold anywhere between $500-3,000 in the past. There are closeup versions and slightly further away but they are all a little different with beards etc that are made along with wigs in a varied manner. The thing to watch with these is the thin foam…fingerprints and oil will dissolve this kind of foam away over time…and once it starts it won’t stop.
So interior tag time..lets visit these. First up Bob Minor. His information appears below.
Bob Lee Minor (born 1 January 1944; age 68) is a stuntman, stunt actor, and stunt coordinator who played Bo’rak in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Visionary” and served as Michael Dorn‘s stunt double in the episode “Soldiers of the Empire“. He received no on-screen credit for his latter appearance.
I would say this looks to be that very costume Bo’rak from the above especially when compared with the DS9 tag.
Next we have the name Patrick Barnitt on a piece of tape….tape which I have seen a number of times in Star Trek uniforms…especially boots and pieces of armor.
Patrick Barnitt (sometimes misspelled as Patrick Barritt) (born 23 May 1967; age 45) is an actor who played several background characters in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. He also appeared as a Borg in Star Trek: First Contact and was one of the stand-ins for Patrick Stewart on Star Trek: Insurrection, in the exodus scene. He received no on-screen credit for his appearances. Best known for his performances as a Borg, Barnitt appeared in all, but two major Borg episodes of Voyager. His trousers from the episode “Stigma” were sold off on the It’s A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay and previously worn by Jason Alexander in the Voyager episode “Think Tank“.  His costumes from the episodes “Innocence”  and “Unity”  were also sold off.
This looks like the costume Barnitt wore in “VOYAGER: Prophecy” as a background Klingon.
These gauntlets definately have another name under the tape so I ask you Screenused…please lift it and see whose name is under there!
Matthew James Williamson is an actor who made three Star Trek appearances across two Star Trek series in 2001.
He had previously appeared in Woody Allen’s 1990 comedy Alice, which also had Keye Luke in its cast. In 1999, Williamson co-starred with John Fleck in a film called Swap Meet. He also guest-starred on Alias and ER and appeared in the made-for-TV Helter Skelter remake in 2004. This latter project also featured Robert Costanzo, Robert Joy, Robert Pine, and Keith Szarabajka.
I put money on this one being from “Voyager:Endgame”..just the gauntlets sadly as the costume isn’t the same.
So…whats it worth. Well it has a bid on now for $3500 and I see no reason why it shouldnt end at $5,000 for such a nice example. Klingon costumes have sold in the past few years as low as $2,000 and as high as $10,000 so anything is possible although this does have no boots.