Highly desirable ballpoint signatures of Jimi Hendrix and Mitch Mitchell on the reverse of a 4.25 x 2 ticket to the Jimi Hendrix Experience show in Germany on January 15, 1969. In very good condition, with an edge tear extending from the top edge to the center (passing through the right side of the “J” into a part of the “H”), scattered creases (a diagonal crease passing through Hendrix’s signature), and a paperclip impression to the top edge; however, these hardly affect the overall clean, attractive appearance of the piece. Accompanied by a modern photo of the concert poster. Hendrix concert tickets are themselves highly sought-after, with this one remarkably more so because of its signatures—the first signed Hendrix ticket we have offered. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL
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ALS in pencil in Spanish, signed “Picasso,” one page on the reverse of a 12.5 x 9.25 menu, no date. Picasso writes to thank his friend for sending him some socks, sketching a sock at the bottom. He also writes that he is with “Minuni,” a bullfighter whose hospital expenses had been paid by Picasso after seeing him injured in the ring. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), light creases and soiling, and a couple spots of dampstaining to the top edge. A large, impressive letter featuring an original sketch by one of the most famous artists of the 20th century. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.
Collection of thirteen Soviet space medals, primarily from the 1980s, including nine accompanied by their original award citation certificates: a 1982 ’25 Years of Space Era’ medal for direct involvement in space research programs; a 1984 ’50 Years to Yuri Gagarin’ medal for contributions in preparing and carrying out piloted space flights; a 1984 memorial medal of the Flight Control Center of Yuri Gagarin; a 1986 ‘Jubilee Medal of Yuri Gagarin’ for participation in the management of software of piloted spaceflights; a 1987 ’25 Year to the Flight of Man to Space’ medal; a 1987 ’80 Years to Sergey Korolev’ medal for participation in conquering space; a 1987 ’30 Years of Space Era’ medal for direct involvement in space research programs; a 1987 ‘Medal of Chelomey’ for participation in conquering space; and a 1990 ‘Medal of Tsiolkovski’ for participation in conquering space. Also includes four additional medals without corresponding certificates, and five certificates without corresponding medals. In overall fine condition.
Bidding for the Space and Aviation Auction opens Apr 16, 2015 & ends Apr 23, 2015
Flown commercial satellite Apogee Rocket Motor Assembly from the Palapa B2 satellite, retrieved from space by the shuttle Discovery during the STS-51-A mission. Assembly, serial number 31, with its graphite closure measures approximately 30″ tall with a nozzle diameter of approximately 23.″ This assembly flew in space for over 119 million miles until it became the focus of the first ever satellite rescue mission. A small Morton Thiokol label is affixed to the included rectangular metal collar, and reads: “Project Name: Star 30 Palapa / Subject: Retrieval S/N 031 / Photo Date: 7/28/88 / Test Description: Dis-assembly.” In fine condition, with expected wear from firing.
Launched from shuttle mission STS-41B in February of 1984, the Palapa B failed to achieve geosynchronous orbit due to a design flaw of this very assembly. After its failed deployment, the satellite was purchased by Sattel Technologies which contracted NASA to retrieve it on the November 1984 STS-51-A shuttle mission. Sattel also contracted Hughes Aircraft Company and McDonnell Douglas to refurbish and relaunch the satellite. After its recovery, Thiokol corporation de-integrated this nozzle assembly from the Apogee Kick Motor (AKM) with its graphite closure for analysis. An historically significant artifact from the first ever satellite recovered and returned to space. This is an export controlled item.
Bidding for the Space and Aviation Auction opens Apr 16, 2015 & ends Apr 23, 2015
[Walt Disney Studios, 1989) Original production cels featuring Ariel and Ursula from The Little Mermaid, showing Ursula slithering around Ariel, overlaid with special effects bubbles. The cel is placed on a matching studio copy background. Images measure 3.75 x 4.25 and 10.5 x 7, with overall dimensions of 17 x 13. Disney seal to lower right and includes the Disney certificate of authenticity. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.
Historic pairing of two Texas Revolution–era cannonballs originating from the family of Asa Mitchell, an early settler who participated in the Texas Revolution throughout its entirety. The larger cannonball measures 4″ in diameter and weighs 3 pounds 5.6 ounces, and the smaller cannonball measures 3″ in diameter and weighs 1 pound 7.2 ounces. The cannonballs exhibit general expected pitting and wear. After moving to Texas in 1822 and settling at the mouth of the Brazos River, Asa Mitchell established himself as a successful merchant, farmer, and stock raiser. He joined an early faction of supporters of Texan independence, and was one of the 112 who resisted Mexican oppression in the Battle of Velasco in 1832, the first true military conflict between Mexico and settlers in Texas. He also fought under Sam Houston in the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution in 1836, when the the Texian Army engaged and defeated General Santa Anna’s Mexican forces.
Cinematically significant screen-used ring from the final scene of the 1993 Academy Award-winning film Schindler’s List. The ring is inscribed in the inside in Hebrew (translated): “Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.” Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the film’s property master, Batia Grafka, which reads, “This is the inscribed ring given to Oskar Schindler by his factory workers during the final scene of Schindler’s List.” Also included is a photocopy of an August 5, 1993, fax between Dave Morino and Tiffany, presenting two different fonts of the ring’s inscription, and asking for a double-check on the spelling. In fine condition.
When Oskar Schindler’s factory workers hear that he must flee, having become a hunted war criminal following the Allied victory, they make him this ring as a token of their appreciation. Presenting it to him and explaining that the inscribed quote is from the Talmud, they convey their deepest gratitude in showing him that by saving them, he has saved humanity. Given to Schindler (played by Liam Neeson) by Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley) during one of the finest moments in the groundbreaking, seven-time Academy Award-winning film, this ring represents one of the most remarkable pieces in cinematic history. RR Auction COA.
Bidding for the Hollywood Auction opens Jun 19, 2014 & ends Jun 26, 2014
Serial no. 382654B, caliber .32-20 Winchester. The 24.25″ octagonal barrel has a poor bore and a full length magazine. It has a factory front sight with a German silver tip and a period replacement elevator adjustable buckhorn rear sight. The straight grip walnut stocks have a crescent buttplate. The left side of the buttstock has two small personalized carvings. The first may be a cattle brand; it has a small square with an attached arrow. The second is simply a square with about one inch sides. The magazine tube is a replacement that retains most of its blue. The rest of the metal has a mottled gray/blue patina with a couple of vice jaw marks on the barrel and some recent fine rust towards the muzzle. The barrel address is very good and the mechanism works well. The stocks show moderate wear with the tangs proud of the wood and small slivers of wood missing at the tangs. The dust cover is still present. This antique Winchester was made in 1891.
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