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Star Trek wine goes for $6k

Two bottles of 23rd century Chateau Picard have sold for more than ten times their estimate at Christie’s New York.

The bottles – from the family estate of Captain Jean-Luc Picard (played by Patrick Stewart) of the Starship Enterprise – are from the 2267 vintage. Despite being empty film props, they fetched US$6,600.

The bottles are from the set of the long-running Star Trek movie franchise. They were used in the 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis, for the ‘memorial scene’ of a character called Data, according to Christie’s publicity.

Jean-Luc Picard’s family home in France was first shown in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Picard’s father was an accomplished vintner, and his brother Robert had taken on the family business.

The bottles are lots from ‘40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection’, a sale taking place from 5-7 October in New York, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the series.

Over 1000 lots include material from the Star Trek television series and movies, with costumes, props, set dressings, detailed models of the Starship Enterprise and various alien ships and space stations.

One highlight is a replica of Captain James Kirk’s chair, estimated to sell for between US$8,000 and US$12,000.

Written by Adam Lechmere

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