Star Trek fans from around the world have snapped up memorabilia from the TV and movie franchise at a New York City auction celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Bidders wearing costumes from the cult show paid more than 10 times the pre-sale estimate for items including prop weapons and models of spaceships.
The highest value items were a model of the Starship Enterprise E, which sold for $132,000, and a Borg cube model from Star Trek: First Contact, which fetched $96,000. They were only expected to raise $8,000 and $1,000, respectively.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s chair sold for more than $62,000.
Christie’s auction house expected to gather $2 million from the sale of more than 1,000 items–but the final total should now greatly exceed that.
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