Here's how Christie's describes Star Trek's handheld weapons: "Two prop phaser weapons, one of solid cast resin, the other a stunt version of cast latex and foam; accompanied by a holster clip made from black vacuformed sheet plastic, each phaser. No estimates on the value of the phasers yet."
Christie's Images Ltd. 2006
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