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'Star Trek' phaser rifle sold at auction for $231,000


A one-of-a-kind "Star Trek" prop rifle used by William Shatner for a 1960s TV pilot has sold at auction for a record-breaking $231,000.

The phaser, which was featured in the second pilot episode of the original sci-fi series, was the top draw at the Julien's Auctions sale in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Saturday, and its hefty price tag is one of the highest amounts ever paid for a prop from the '60s show, second only to a captain's chair purchased by a collector for $304,750 in 2008.

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Meanwhile, a customized 1965 Imperial Crown nicknamed Black Beauty which Seth Rogen drove in 2011's "The Green Hornet" was snapped up for $46,875, and a Christopher Reeve "Superman IV" suit sold at the auction for $25,000. Other popular items included an original, signed abstract painting by Frank Sinatra, which sold for $21,250, and a slew of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia: Her bra from "Some Like It Hot" went for $28,125, a cocktail dress owned by the actress sold for $25,000 and her nightshirt was auctioned off for $15,000.