The DeForest Kelley Collection auction begins on January 16th.
DeForest Kelley portrayed the curmudgeonly but wise Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy on Star Trek: The Original Series and the movies that followed, appearing for the last time as the character in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country in 1991. A talented actor who’d gotten his start in Westerns, Kelley passed away in 1999.
Over the years, Kelley was sent boxes of Star Trek™ memorabilia by the Paramount Consumer Products Department, and some of these items, along with articles of personal clothing, were passed along to his personal assistant and close friend Kris Smith. And Smith has decided to make them available for public purchase beginning January 16th. All items will not be available on that date as this will be an ongoing process that may take several months. In the meantime, check out what you could win at auction and how you can bid.
DeForest Kelley appeared at many Star Trek conventions over the years, and some of the shirts he wore will be available for bidding.
You can get a quick view of some of the upcoming items by going to Smith’s site. Be sure to read the detailed instructions so you’ll be able to find what you’re interested in purchasing on Ebay. Now, take a quick look at what you’ll be able to find soon but not necessarily on January 16th.
Below is a shirt that Kelley wore at a number of conventions.
Description from Smith’s site: Item 2012 “Bronzini” long Sleeved long collar shirt (1970’s/80’s style?) Size: M, Bright Orange/Red very fine thin fabric , No label to identify fabric …thin light fabric with silky feel. Carries an Italian Brand name however no label to identify source.
Condition: Previously worn and in very good shape.
Description from Smith’s site: Item 9007 “Allen Lolly Nottingham England” V neck pullover Sweater Size M Dark Green Composition: 100% Cashmere Made in Scotland, Condition: Very good
This is your chance to own something from DeForest Kelley’s personal collection. If you’d like to search Ebay yourself, search for ” DeForest Kelley Collection”. (The quotes are necessary!)
And be sure to pick up a copy of Smith’s book, DeFOREST KELLEY UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, A Harvest of Memories from the Fan Who Knew Him Best. If you didn’t get a chance to meet Kelley in person, this book will make you feel like you did.