Rare fiberglass composite Star Trek phaser to be auctioned

London's Daily Mail says a rare fiberglass composite phaser gun prop from the Star Trek TV series is expected to sell of $60,000 when it's auctioned next month.

London's Daily Mail reported on Jan. 22 that a rare fiberglass composite phaser gun prop from the original "Star Trek" TV series is expected to sell for $60,000 when it's auctioned in February. The prop is one of two known to exist from the show.

The report says the phaser appears in an episode called "Assignment: Earth," broadcast on March 29, 1968. It belonged to the production company behind "Star Trek," Desilu, and was sold off after filming ended in 1969. It has been owned privately ever since.

The report adds that it is likely that prop was used in other episodes during the second and third seasons of the original series.

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