Amazing collection, LAFR. The ship models alone are a museum exibit in themselves. And what kind of communicator is that by the window? It looks like a good one.
I notice you have the early Bantam paperbacks in your collection, as do I:
Along with THE MAKING OF STAR TREK, these James Blish books were the first things I got. They actually motivated me to be a better reader.
The communicator is one which has a couple of batteries in it. Weight and size are good. I drilled holes in the plastic cover and painted it a better shade of gold.
Yeah - the books were probably the first things I ever bought with my own allowance money.