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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-06-2007 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Regency-Superior release

Event:Space Memorabilia Appraisal Clinics
Date:Saturday & Sunday, November 17 & 18, 2007
Time:9am-4pm
Where:Residence Inn Cape Canaveral
8959 Astronaut Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Date:Saturday December 1, 2007
Time:9am-4pm
Where:Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Hotel
3000 NASA Parkway, Houston TX 77058
Sponsor:Regency-Superior Auctions
What:Free Appraisal of your Space Memorabilia by the Country's Leading Auctioneer
Cost:Free to the Public
Contact:Regency-Superior Auctions
(310) 553-5475
Regency-Superior Auctions, the country's leading auctioneer of Space Memorabilia, is traveling to two major cities to conduct free Appraisal Clinics.

The company will be hosting these clinics in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Saturday and Sunday, November 17-18th at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral. Two weeks later, Regency-Superior will travel to Houston, Texas on Saturday, December 1st at the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Hotel.

Regency-Superior will have their space experts on hand to evaluate, appraise and assist collectors wishing to get top dollar for their space-related and early aviation memorabilia. Collectors are encouraged to bring any astronaut autographs, flown flags and equipment, uniforms, medallions, models, crew patches, documents, and commemorative presentations for auction.

Regency-Superior conducts two major Space Memorabilia auctions each year at their Beverly Hills gallery. Their experience is second to none, and is well known throughout the world for their auctions of stamps & coins, sports, Hollywood, and space memorabilia.

Their auctions realize some of the top values in the industry, selling to collectors from the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Each of their sales is simulcast on eBay live, allowing collectors to bid on items prior to, and during the public auction itself.

Space memorabilia is in high demand. Past auctions have brought incredible prices particularly for items that were flown in space, and for those that were aboard lunar landings. Recently, a 1969 flown cover, autographed by the entire crew of Apollo 11, and notated in Michael Collins' hand which read "Carried to the Moon aboard Apollo 11" sold for $20,000.

A King James Bible inside a beta cloth zippered pouch flown aboard ALL Skylab Missions, sold for $7,500. Additionally, models of various prototypes and craft are extremely desirable. A 1964 LEM NASA concept model sold for $8,000. This four-part model was made by a master modeler at Johnson Space Center Technical Services, and was on display for many years at JSC.

For more information regarding the Space Memorabilia Appraisal Clinics in Cape Canaveral and Houston, please contact Alan Lipkin at (310) 553-5475 or email alipkin@RegencySuperior.com.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-17-2008 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Regency-Superior release
Alan Lipkin, Senior Vice President of Regency-Superior Auctions will be holding a free appraisal clinic for Aviation, Rocket, Space and other related memorabilia at the Huntsville Marriott Hotel on Sunday, February 3, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. He will be accepting material for auction as well as purchasing material outright at that time.

No appointment is necessary, though it would be useful to have an idea of attendance before-hand so, please call Alan at their Beverly Hills office at: (310) 203-8766 or email at: alipkin@regencysuperior.com to let him know you are coming.

Types of material appraised include (but are not limited to): Autographs, documents, contractor models, photographs, awards, correspondence. Stamps, commemorative envelopes (covers), items carried aboard space missions, etc. Auctions include Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, ASTP, Shuttle, ISS, American, Soviet/Russian, Chinese material from the respective programs. Also needed for auction is Balloon, Aviation & Rocketry related material from the early 20th Century (or even before). Huntsville, with its history and personnel related to the space program will likely have much of interest.

For larger holdings & estates to be viewed before or after the clinic, please arrange in advance.

Regency-Superior, Ltd. is a Space Memorabilia Auction house that has been holding Aviation & Space auctions twice per year since 1993.

Date:
Sunday, February 3, 2008

Time:
9:00am to 5:00pm

Location:
Huntsville Marriott Hotel
5 Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL 35805

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-04-2008 09:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Huntsville Times: Autograph can be 'right stuff' at space auction
A distinguished-looking older gentleman walked into a small meeting room at the Marriott Hotel and told the appraiser who'd set up shop there for the day that his wife had some "junk" she wanted him to look at.

For Alan Lipkin - who specializes in space memorabilia - what the woman with the man was carrying inside her paper sack could either be a gold mine or a dud. He's been appraising other people's stuff for years, and he's seen it go both ways.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-03-2008 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Regency-Superior release

Event:Space Memorabilia Appraisal Clinic
Date:Friday, July 18th / 9am-5pm
And by appointment only:Saturday, July 19th
Sunday, July 20th
Where:Huntsville Marriott Hotel
The Challenger Room
5 Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL 35805
Regency-Superior Auctions, the country's leading auctioneer of Space Memorabilia, is coming to Huntsville, Alabama for a one-day appraisal and space clinic. The clinic will be held at the Huntsville Marriott Hotel on Friday, July 18th, and by appointment only on Saturday & Sunday, July 19th & 20th.

Regency-Superior will have their space experts on hand to evaluate, appraise and assist collectors wishing to get top dollar for their space-related and early aviation memorabilia. Collectors are encouraged to bring any astronaut autographs, flown flags and equipment, uniforms, medallions, models, crew patches, documents, and commemorative presentations for auction.

Regency-Superior conducts two major Space Memorabilia auctions each year at their Beverly Hills gallery. Their experience is second to none, and is well known throughout the world for their auctions of stamps & coins, sports, Hollywood, and space memorabilia.

Their auctions realize some of the top values in the industry, selling to collectors from the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Each of their sales is simulcast on eBay live, allowing collectors to bid on items prior to, and during the public auction itself.

Space memorabilia is in high demand. Past auctions have brought incredible prices particularly for items that were flown in space, and for those that were aboard lunar landings.

For more information regarding the Space Memorabilia Appraisal Clinic, please contact Alan Lipkin at (310) 553-5475 or email alipkin@RegencySuperior.com.

Alan Lipkin
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posted 07-22-2008 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alan Lipkin   Click Here to Email Alan Lipkin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to throw open for suggestions a couple of questions that I have.

I have held several 'Space Memorabilia Appraisal Clinics" over the past couple of years in several different U.S. Cities. These have included: Houston, TX, Titusville, FL, Huntsville, AL & Washington, D.C.

People have brought all sorts of material for evaluation as to its value and or suitability for auction.

I have two questions:

  1. What do you think of changing the name of these "Space Memorabilia Appraisal Clinics" to "Space Road Shows"?
  2. Where would you recommend that I go in the future for these shows?
I can (and probably will) return to those areas where I have already been, but I would like to widen the field so to speak. I have a few ideas myself, but I would love the input from people here.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Alan Lipkin
Senior Vice President
Regency-Superior, Ltd.

stsmithva
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posted 07-22-2008 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can see changing the name a bit from "Space Memorabilia Appraisal Clinic", but "Space Road Show" is I think too broad or vague. Could be a science demonstration.

Unless you think it's too long, I think that the name that will make anyone realize exactly what is going on (that is, what they should bring to get looked at) would be
"Space Memorabilia Appraisal Road Show."

By picking Houston, TX, Titusville, FL, Huntsville, AL & Washington, D.C., you've already gone to the four places where a lot of space history occurred. How about just a major city far from where you've already gone, like LA, New York, or Chicago?

Matt T
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posted 07-22-2008 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about Dover, Delaware (home of ILC), Windsor Locks, Hartford, Connecticut (home of Hamilton Standard/Sundstrand), Worcester, Massachusetts (home of David Clark/Airlock), and Akron, Ohio (home of B.F. Goodrich) - but I want first pick from that sale.

jimsz
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posted 07-22-2008 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jimsz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alan Lipkin:
Where would you recommend that I go in the future for these shows?
I would like to see something similar but available by mail or online (hi res scans). Some of us live no where near the space "hot spots".

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-23-2008 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would suggest Cleveland, Ohio, perhaps on October 18-19...

Alan Lipkin
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posted 07-24-2008 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alan Lipkin   Click Here to Email Alan Lipkin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your replies, we will really take them into consideration.

Robert, much as I would like to attend the Ohio show, it is only one week after our October Space Memorabilia auction, it is too close to schedule. We are looking at our calendar for the rest of 2008 & all of 2009 and will come up with a schedule of "Road Shows".

So far "Space Collectibles Road Show" seems to be in the lead for a "title". Space Memorabilia is a bit too much of a mouth-full.

I like the idea of going to some larger metropolitan areas that do not have a specific connection to space like New York, Chicago, Boston. Some of the lesser visited areas with connections to the space program will aso be on our agenda. Keep sending your suggestions, it is really helpful!

mikeh
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posted 07-24-2008 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikeh   Click Here to Email mikeh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Boston is good. NASA's Electronics Research Center operated in Kendall Square, Cambridge (bordering Boston) across from MIT during the mid-60's. Also Hanscom Field AF base is not too far away. So, there is a decent chance for some interesting stuff to surface. - Mike

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posted 07-25-2008 06:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Much like "Antiques Road Show", it would be nice if someone could have a video camera present and post some youtube-type videos of some of the more interesting items to show up. That might also be a way to garner interest among some people who otherwise wouldn't know about or wouldn't bid in future Regency-Superior auctions.

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posted 07-25-2008 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael   Click Here to Email Michael     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why don't they do appraisals the day of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Astronaut Autograph and Memorabilia Show in Kennedy Space Center on the weekend of Nov. 7 2008...

bunnkwio
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posted 07-25-2008 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bunnkwio   Click Here to Email bunnkwio     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it would be wonderful, in lieu of YouTube videos, maybe just pictures and appraisal value in order to create an online 'catalog' of items. This may also help the lineage and provenance in the future, as well as those who have similar items to know 'what its worth'. Plus, it would just be darn fun. I had fun just going through Christie's site to look at the items from the 2001 auction.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 07-25-2008 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For Mike, I am hoping to possibly do appraisal services of space memorabilia during the upcoming air and space show at Kennedy Space Center in Nov. 2008. I'll post developments as they become available and confirmed.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-28-2008 10:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Regency-Superior Galleries release

Event:Space Memorabilia Appraisal Clinics
Date:Thursday, November 6, 2008
Time:9am-5pm
Where:Radisson at the Port
8701 Astronaut Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
And...
Date:Friday & Saturday, November 21-22, 2008
Time:9am-5pm
Where:Chicagopex Stamp Show
Sheraton Chicago Northwest
3400 W. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Regency-Superior Auctions, the country's leading auctioneer of Space Memorabilia, is coming to Cape Canaveral for a one-day space memorabilia appraisal clinic on Thursday, November 6th at the Radisson at the Port.

Two weeks later, a two-day clinic will be conducted in the Chicago area on Friday & Saturday, November 21-22nd. This clinic will take place within a stamp show (free of charge) at the Sheraton Chicago Northwest hotel in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Meet our Senior Vice President, Alan Lipkin, to discuss the consignment or outright purchase of your memorabilia. No appointment necessary, though it would be useful to have an idea of attendance beforehand, so please call Alan at our Beverly Hills office at: (310) 203-8766 or email at: alipkin@regencysuperior.com to let him know you are coming. Types of material appraised include (but not limited to): autographs, documents, contractor models, photographs, awards, correspondence. Stamps, commemorative envelopes (covers), items carried aboard space missions, etc.

Each auction includes items from Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, ASTP, Shuttle, ISS, American, Soviet/Russian, and Chinese space programs. Also needed for auction is Balloon, Aviation & Rocketry related material from the early 20th Century (or even before). Large holdings & estates can be viewed before or after the clinic, please arrange in advance.

Regency-Superior conducts two major Space Memorabilia auctions each year at their Beverly Hills gallery. Their experience is second to none, and is well known throughout the world for their auctions of stamps & coins, sports, Hollywood, and space memorabilia.

Their auctions realize some of the top values in the industry, selling to collectors from the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Each of their sales is simulcast on eBay live, allowing collectors to bid on items prior to, and during the public auction itself.

Space memorabilia is in high demand. Past auctions have brought incredible prices particularly for items that were flown in space, and for those that were aboard lunar landings. Recently, a 1969 flown to the Moon beta cloth patch, signed by the crew sold for $25,740 including the 17% buyer's premium.

A complete set of flown Fliteline medallions originally from the Cernan family, sold for $8,775 including the premium in their October sale. And, a unique 1969 flown LM lunar surface checklist with handwritten notes by Buzz Aldrin sold for $23,400.

For more information regarding the Space Memorabilia Appraisal Clinic, please contact Alan Lipkin at (310) 553-5475 or email alipkin@RegencySuperior.com.

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