You'll never guess how much Spock's tunic sold at auction

By: H&I Staff     Posted: July 5, 2016, 5:00PM Tags: Tags: News

Last week, we told you about hundreds of classic television props and costumes that went up for auction online.

Now, the results are in — and it looks like Star Trek was the big winner. The sci-fi series, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, raked in some serious cash.  

How serious, you ask? A uniform worn by Walter Koenig, who played Ensign Pavel Chekov, sold for $42,500. It was only expected to sell for $15,000. 

Lt. Uhura's uniform, flawlessly worn by Nichelle Nichols in the original series, sold for the same amount, as did Nurse Christine Chappel's uniform, worn by Majel Barrett. 

That wasn't the biggest draw, however. The tunics worn by Captain Kirk and Spock sold for $60,000 each. Williams Shatner and Leonard Nimoy once wore the costumes, and now they're worth six figures combined. 

Costumes weren't the only items to fetch top dollar at the auction, which was held over the span of three days last week. A tribble prop sold for $5,000, a prop of a Vulcan weapon from "Amok Time" sold for $42,500, and a sonic wrench used by Scotty sold for $3,750. 

If you didn't get a piece of the action, don't worry. There are plenty of ways to celebrate the franchise's 50th anniversary, including a convention this September in New York City, a cruise with William Shatner and a new television series scheduled to premiere next year.

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