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Old April 9 2013, 03:47 AM   #39
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Re: Original Phaser Rifle Prop Found!

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Well, that's just the point, isn't it? It's unique, and that makes it more valuable.
Unique is one thing, but recognition is another. The type II phaser is far more recognizable than the phaser rifle, having appeared in every episode as opposed to just one.
Again, yes, that is the point. As a rule, human beings value rare things more than common things. An object that's the only one of its kind, was used just once, and hasn't been taken out of its case in 48 years is just the sort of thing that collectors would consider extra-valuable, and it's naturally going to score higher bids at an auction than a more commonplace object that was used frequently.
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