Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Christies' - Out Of The Ordinary Auction

First printing concert poster Grateful Dead, Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1966, more commonly known as the Skull and Roses. Est £6,000 – £9,000
Christie’s Out of the Ordinary auction celebrates all things extraordinary and unusual. This auction presents collectors with a wealth of unique and fascinating items.

A framed mosaic of the lunar surface. NASA Lunar Orbiter V, 1967. The view of the lunar crater Copernicus formed of 24 silver gelatin prints. Est £30,000 – £50,000

A Life-size prototype of a gorilla. Dr. Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux, circa 1863 made from articulated papier-mâché parts. Est £80,000 – £120,000

A mutoscope reel machine, 'What the butler missed." Circa 1930'S The painted sheet iron drum containing flip-book cards operating by a brass handle and coin in the slot mechanism. Est £2,000 – £4,000

A brass-mounted oak 'TEST YOUR STRENGTH' punching bag machine. CIRCA 1930S. Est £5,000 – £8,000

Ethan Hunt's CIA suspension suit from MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE 1996. A rubber headset and black rimmed glasses, latex surgical gloves, black canvas jacket, t-shirt and jogging bottoms, black lace-up boots. Est £5,000 – £7,000

A chastity belt, (girdle of Venus) Entirely of iron, formed of two pierced plates hinged in the center, the front plate with serrated border to the principle opening, each bordered by small lining-holes, with hinged waist-band, and secured by a bar and spherical padlock. 19th century. Est £700 – £1,000

A pair of fossilized giant deer antlers. CIRCA 10,500-5,700 B.C. Est £15,000 – £25,000

Fossilized scallops. Southern France. From the Miocene (23-5 million years ago). Est. £6,000 – £9,000

Exceptionally preserved Plesiosaur skull from the Middle Jurassic (circa 165 million years ago) Est £60,000 – £90,000

Two Janapense carved nut 'demon' head ashtrays. Meiji period (1868-1912) Each ashtray modelled as open mouthed demon, with inset mother-of-pearl eyes and bone teeth. Est £600 – £800

A silver replica of American football helmet. 1993.

A William IV silver-gilt cigarette box. 1836. inscribed, 'To Edmund Cork with affection and gratitude for his help and friendship over many years from Agatha Christie April 1959' Est £4,000 – £6,000

A rare Beatles portable four-speed record player, 1964, the blue case with hinged lid decorated with a colour portrait of the Beatles. Est £2,000 – £4,000

A Japanese blue-laced armour. 20TH CENTURY. The do-maru type armour with a thirty plate ridged helmet with gilt stylised horns. Est £3,000 – £5,000

A Murano glass bowl. Second half of the 20TH century. Est £1,500 – £2,500