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andrewcli
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posted 09-21-2007 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewcli   Click Here to Email andrewcli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Scott. You always seem to have the right answers.

Andrew

andrewcli
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posted 09-21-2007 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewcli   Click Here to Email andrewcli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking at the price realized sheet that Robert provided the link to, lot2570 is not listed.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 09-21-2007 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was an impressive auction last night. I watched the lots and prices with much interest.

After watching the Apollo 12 Robbins Medallion from the 1715 Plate Fleet sell for $9K, I must tell Howard that I don't hate him anymore.

A most impressive auction in sales and, from the comments of the successful bidders, service.

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Larry McGlynn
A Tribute to Apollo

gliderpilotuk
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posted 09-21-2007 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes a well-run auction and the live video/audio feed was a real bonus. It would be nice not to have to stay up until 3am to place live bids next time though.
Can anyone enlighten me - Ebay says the second session starts at 16:00PDT, but the catalogue says 4pm CT. I thought there was 1 hour difference between PDT and CT, or not?

Paul

mjanovec
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posted 09-21-2007 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gliderpilotuk:
I thought there was 1 hour difference between PDT and CT, or not?

It's a two hour difference, with the Mountain Time Zone falling between Central and Pacific.

I believe the original start times of 4pm CT were shifted back to be 6pm CT at some point for both sessions. So I think tonight's session starts at 6pm CT and 4pm PDT.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 09-21-2007 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Mark. I'm definitely NOT staying up until 3am again, so I guess they get no live bids from me!

Paul

4allmankind
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posted 09-21-2007 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to echo what others have said regarding their online auction experience.

I won 1 lot, and received my winning email with my total by the time I had signed on this morning.

The online experience was fault-less.

Also kudos to the auction house for getting us the follow-ups we needed regarding the lots in question, with a fair amount of time remaining for interested parties to weigh their interest in those pieces.

A refreshing experience when compared to some other recent space auctions that had caused me nothing but drama.

The AP wrote an article on the auction.

Jay in NJ.

mjanovec
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posted 09-22-2007 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Associated Press has a story about the sale of Buzz's handwritten prayer note being sold at Heritage.

mjanovec
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posted 09-25-2007 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I posted in another forum about one of the Heritage lots already being offered on eBay, under somewhat suspicious circumstances.

I wanted to post the link here, if it will help attract the attention of Heritage and possibly the true buyer of this lot (assuming the buyer is not the eBay seller). If Heritage did not sell this item to the person in Italy, they may wish to take action to stop this auction.

poofacio
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posted 10-03-2007 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for poofacio   Click Here to Email poofacio     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is the way an auction should be run!

John K. Rochester
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posted 10-10-2007 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had to e-mail twice before recieving information on my total amount owed, but honestly..that's not that big a deal compared to some horror stories I've heard about other auction houses. Anyways, I may have overspent a bit on my Bill Anders signed cover ( $350 ) but I really liked the full "Bill Anders" signature instead of a lot of "Anders" signatures I'd seen available in the past..Plus I needed it to complete a full Apollo 8 crew. So for me it was worth the cost.

All I need now is a relatively inexpensive Jack Swigert and Stu Roosa and all my crews will be complete!! What to do THEN??

stsmithva
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posted 02-03-2008 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know this auction was completed over four months ago, but I just noticed what lot #25274 contained, and just as importantly what it sold for. If the winner is a cS member: wow, congratulations! I'll copy and paste the list:

"Gordon Cooper, Scott Carpenter, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Deke Slayton (two autopens), Alan Shepard (secretarial signature), Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Roger Chaffee, Alan Bean, Buzz Aldrin, James Lovell, Thomas Stafford, Elliot See, Dave Scott, Walter Cunningham, Bill Pogue (one authentic, one autopen), Al Worden (autopen), Joe Irwin (autopen), Charles Conrad, Frank Borman, Ed White, Gene Cernan, Jack Swigert, Jack Lousma, Vance Brand (autopen), and many others."

And all that sold for just $1075. Sure, that's a big "just", but isn't $1075 how much three, maybe just TWO of those, could sell for? About eight of the rarest, most expensive astronaut autographs are in there. Some of them signed across Mercury stamps on index cards, which somewhat obscures the signature, but others, like an inscribed White, are very good examples. There was also good provenance in the form of letters from NASA to the person who originally obtained them. Someone either filled a lot of holes in their collection or is going to take the time to sell these for two or three times what they got the lot for.

Here's the link, but you might need to sign in to see the details.


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