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MRN Bricks: “Are you taking odds that sooner or later this guy (dus15) is going to get exposed as making fakes? That much money is going to attract a lot of them, especially for people with too much money and who don’t know what to look for.”
HSTO: ”That has certainly crossed my mind and it would be pretty easy to alter the red version of Uhura (and the glow in the dark Defiant) and then print a box. I began posting the ornament listings by seller for this very reason.”
March 18, 2022
HSTO: “May I ask how and why you have had so many of these ornaments? This is your fifth Uhura you have put up this year along with four of the 2011 Defiants. How many more do you have?”
dus115: “This is my last one.”
HSTO: “How did you ever end up with five?”
dus115: ”Just from collecting. Especially at the height of COVID-19.”
A 2009 Uhura Gold Special Event Edition ornament sold for $1815.00 (with $39.95 shipping) on January 17, 2022. The seller was originally asking $2095.00 when the eBay offering first launched. The rare Uhura Gold ornament had a limited quantity of 450 when it was originally released.
This latest Uhura Gold ornament was the third sold on eBay in the past three months.
The increasingly rare Uhura ornament in her gold uniform is currently up for sale on eBay. The 2009 Special Event Edition ornament was limited to just 450 pieces and is currently listed at $2,095. The ornament is a repaint of the widely available 2007 Uhura dressed in red ornament.
The gold uniform, worn by Nichelle Nichols, can be seen in “Mudd’s Women” (S:1,E:6) and “The Carbonite Maneuver” (S:1, E:10).
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Original Retail: $0.00 (Promo Give Away at SDCC, July 22-26, 2009
Artist: Anita Marra Rogers
Box Text: “Hailing frequencies are open.” From the command deck of the Starship Enterprise, Lieutenant Uhura breaks the silence of deep space. As communications officer, she transmits messages in all the languages of the known galaxy. Hers is often the first human voice to be heard by alien races in unexplored star systems. Both Uhura’s name and her spirit reflect the Swahili word for “freedom.”
Usually seen in “engineering and security” red. Lieutenant Uhura wore this striking “command” gold uniform in only one original episode, “The Carbonite Maneuver” (1966).
This special event edition repaint of the 2007 Lietenant Uhura limited quantity ornament was created for exclusive distribution at major collector events and conventions.