Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/10/09/enterprise_model/

Trekkie pays £308,000 for Enterprise model

Set cheque book to stunned

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 9th October 2006 13:09 GMT

An unnamed trekkie has coughed up £308,000 for a model of the Starship Enterprise, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The 78 inch space vessel, "which made its television debut in 1987 and was also used in the pilot and title sequences of Star Trek: The Next Generation", sold for 20 times the estimated sale price during a Christie's auction of 1,000 lots from CBS Paramount Television Studios.

The Telegraph explains: "Hundreds of fans, dressed as characters from the series, packed Christie's main salesroom in Manhattan for the sale while staff donned Trek-style costumes to take telephone bids."

The three-day sale, which also saw fans of the cult TV series shell out £214,000 for a model Klingon "Bird of Prey" ship and £104,000 for a space suit worn by Bones in The Tholian Web, generated a total of £3.8m. ®