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Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-24-2017 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rasdale Stamp Company has been selected to sell the remaining space collectible inventory of the former Regency-Superior Galleries.

Pre-auction bidding ends Nov. 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (EST); the live auction takes place Nov. 18-19, 2017 beginning each day at 10:00 a.m. (EST).

There are two sections of the sale devoted to space:

The lots includes astronaut signed books and lithos, the balance of the Richard Stonely collection and a few bulk lots of cosmonaut flown artifacts.

David C
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posted 10-24-2017 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lot 767, Michael Cooper?

Steve Zarelli
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posted 10-25-2017 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While there is some debate whether Richard Stonely was more of an "accumulator" or "collector," there was no doubt that he took pride in his collection and it was important to him.

Kind of sad to see it all thrown into huge lots and bulked out... what you would expect to see with a massive collection of worthless 80s baseball cards.

BMckay
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posted 10-27-2017 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just wondering, who get the funds from auction of Richard's stuff?

spaceflori
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posted 11-17-2017 04:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry for my harsh words, but their online catalog and bidding system is the same (or similar) useless crap as Regency-Superior has used for many years and in my opinion is responsible for the ultimate business loss against renowned auction firms.

This is a total mess:

  • Every time I log in I have to confirm my details with my credit card number displayed in full without XX.

  • For three days it says application under review, never received a confirmation email.

  • Their photographs sometimes don't load, their catalog format is crap.
I cannot emphasize more the convenient and easy to use interface RR, Heritage and many other auction house use these days.

rgarner
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posted 11-17-2017 04:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it is easy to use personally, it just isn't pretty.

spaceflori
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posted 11-18-2017 05:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After four days and four emails to them, no reply.

Wonder if they are that reliable when it comes to charging your card or shipping your items?

spaceflori
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posted 11-18-2017 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can't even call them on auction day! Wow, great service!

Business hours are Monday through Friday.

rgarner
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posted 11-18-2017 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is a small family run business, they probably have everyone working the floor at the auction. I noticed a few floor bidders while I was watching.

I don't think it is fair to expect RR and HA level service from such a small auction. But then it will be interesting to see how they handle payment and dispatch — that is the one place you don’t want to auction to fall short!

1202 Alarm
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posted 11-18-2017 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1202 Alarm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gee, bidding on two auctions in the same time, the 4th American Space Museum charity auction and that one, was quite a stressful experience. Crazy agenda...

Florian is right, their system is obsolete but, it worked.

Also, this week I called their staff, and they gave me a full explanation of their system, even making a bidding test as I was online to be sure I got their procedure right. Some nice people there, and hopefully no problem for payment and shipping.

A lot of items from Padalka, Orlan and Sokol pair of gloves, full checklist books flown and stamped Mir or ISS — nice stuff. But bidding (and winning) at the exact same time for the shuttle tire on the other auction and for the Russian stuff here on two screens was not fun at all.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 11-20-2017 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Enough tantrums!

Personally I had no issues: the auction portal was a bit clunky but worked, even on an iPad, unlike some auction houses.

Happy to win most of the items I bids on.

1202 Alarm
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posted 11-20-2017 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1202 Alarm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gliderpilotuk:
Enough tantrums!
My English is definitely poor, lol. So, "stressful experience" (bidding on two auctions simultaneously) actually means "tantrum."

I also replied to Florian that, yes, the Rasdale system is working well.

By chance, "disproportion" is exactly the same word in French or English.

SpaceAholic
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posted 11-20-2017 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anybody who participated in this auction receive notification that he or she has won an item? The bid sheet (at least in my case) only captures pre-bidding status and not the actual outcome at end state...

rgarner
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posted 11-20-2017 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No email yet, ditto on the bidding sheet.

jtheoret
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posted 11-20-2017 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jtheoret   Click Here to Email jtheoret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No word at all yet. I will say while I am very happy with the lots I won, I would have won lots more (pun intended) if the bid button had been a little larger. I can't say how many lots I ended up just missing because I clicked that little button in the wrong place apparently and the time expired (at least 4 or 5 lots I actively and aggressively was bidding on). You're welcome to whoever ended up with them!

SpaceAholic
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posted 11-21-2017 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Winning notice (in my case for lot 684) was received a short while ago.

milkit1
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posted 11-22-2017 07:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for milkit1   Click Here to Email milkit1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
if anyone wants to sell some of the Charles Conrads, please let me know.

SpaceAholic
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posted 11-22-2017 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spoke with Rasdale on the phone this A.M., they already sent outbound several pallets of lots commencing yesterday, with more to follow today, Monday/Tuesday of next week.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 11-23-2017 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 1202 Alarm:
My English is definitely poor, lol.
Pas du tout, 1202! I just thought the criticism of Rasdale was rather unfair.

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