Almost time to get out your wallets, folks!
Remember when I yammered the other day about the full-sized Shuttlecraft Galileo prop getting set to go on the auction block? Well, it’s getting close to that time. In fact, the thing already has its own page on the Kiko Auctions website. The listing includes a rather extensive gallery of photographs, showing the prop and assorted components in their present condition. There’s also some video detailing part of a prior restoration effort. According to the write-up on the page, a couple of pieces look to be missing, but I imagine that someone with the proper materials and skills could manufacture replacements.
The auction will begin on June 18th at noon (Eastern time, I’m guessing, as that’s the time zone where the auction house is located), and end at noon on June 28th. An opening price hasn’t been posted, but rumors are circulating that at least $100,000 is desired.
I suppose if I commit to eating nothing but Ramen noodles for the next decade or two, I could probably swing this.