Saturday, July 29, 2017

Auction Items in the News

The legendary 1890 $1,000 Treasury Note, popularly referred to as the "Grand Watermelon note," became the single most valuable banknote in existence when it sold for $3,290,000, Jan. 10, 2014.

It's known as the 'Grand Watermelon' due to the large zeroes on the back of the bill. It was estimated to be worth $2 million. The last time this note was at auction was 1970, when it brought $11,000.

Ringo Starr’s 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl kit. $ 500,000
The 1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella is six grams of pure gold and was never released in circulation. The coin was designed when there was a push in the United States for its own international coinage to enable easier trade with Europe. Congress rejected the initiative, but not before a handful were produced.

It is believed that no more than 10 to 15 exist. The coin made $2.75 million in late 2013.
A 1787 Brasher Gold Doubloon brought $4.58 million on Jan. 9, 2014.

A 1913 Liberty Nickel, "The Hawaii Five-O Specimen" brought $3.29 million at the same auction.
The blaster pistol belonging to Harrison Ford's "Star Wars" character Han Solo in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi".

The prop, based on a Mauser C96 pistol, changed hands for $ 200,000.
Lucille Ball's signature Lucy Ricardo black and white polka-dot dress worn on "I Love Lucy" sold at auction on July 30, 2013.

The estimated price was $40,000 - $60,000 ... it sold for $168,000.
An Apple 1 prototype computer, built in 1976, accompanied by an operation manual and schematic as well as a photo of its inventors, Steve Wozniak, left, and Steve Jobs.

One of the very first Apple 1 computers, it goes on sale later this month at Christie's. An Apple-1 sold for $671,000 in May in Germany.
A Jean-Michel Basquiat painting titled "Dustheads" set a new auction record for the graffiti artist at a sale of postwar and contemporary art in New York.

Christie's says "Dustheads" sold for $48.8 million on May 15, 2013.

Friday, July 28, 2017

T. Rex - Get It On (1971) HD

"Get It On" is a song by the British glam rock group T. Rex, featured on their 1971 album Electric Warrior. Written by frontman Marc Bolan, "Get It On" was the second chart-topper for T. Rex on the UK Singles Chart. Bolan claimed to have written the song out of his desire to record Chuck Berry's "Little Queenie", and said that the riff is taken from the Berry tune.

"Get It On" spent four weeks at the top in the UK, starting 24 July 1971. It was the group's biggest hit overall, selling nearly a million copies in the UK

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Ballard Power Systems - BLDP.t

Ballard Power Systems - BLD.t provides clean energy solutions enabling optimized power systems for a range of applications.

Ballard offers smarter solutions for a clean energy future.

On July 17, 2017 the company released News

Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced that it has received an order from SunLine Transit Agency (“SunLine”) for five (5) FCveloCity® fuel cell engines to power clean energy buses in Palm Desert, California. The 150 kilowatt engines are expected to be shipped in 2017. Ballard is partnering with ElDorado National, a key North American bus OEM, and BAE Systems, a system integrator and major supplier of electric drive systems, to deliver buses to SunLine Transit Agency.











http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.com/2016/05/ballard-power-systems-bldt.html

Monday, July 24, 2017

Serra Pelada

Serra Pelada ("Bald Mountain") was a large gold mine in Brazil 430 kilometres (270 mi) south of the mouth of the Amazon River. In January 1979 Farmer Genésio Ferreira da Silva hired a geologist to investigate whether gold he found on his property was part of a larger deposit. Soon word leaked out that da Silva was sitting on one of the largest deposits in the world.

By the end of the week a gold rush had started with thousands of people descending on the farm. Five weeks later there were 10,000 people on Ferreira's property and another 12,000 nearby. Huge gold nuggets were discovered, the biggest weighing nearly 6.8 kilograms (15 lb).

The government banned women and alcohol at the site. This caused the nearest settlement, until then an isolated village, to morph into a bustling center of “stores and whores”, where under-age girls worked for flakes of gold, and 60 to 80 murders occurred every month.

Use of mercury in the gold extraction process left large areas around the mine dangerously contaminated. People eating fish downstream from the mine have elevated mercury levels.
During the 1980s, up to 100,000 garimpeiros (artisanal miners) produced an estimated 2 million ounces of gold plus platinum and palladium, from a hand dug open pit. Garimpeiro production declined sharply in the mid 80s due to frequent pit wall collapse, the water table, and flooding.
COOMIGASP, a Brazilian cooperative, was a granted Exploration License in 2007. Colossus Minerals and COOMIGASP formed a partnership to develop the remaining mineralization at Serra Pelada. Colossus lost over $300 million on the Serra Pelada project and became insolvent. The current company is the result of a 200 for 1 rollback that passed control to creditors.
In August, 2014 it was announced that COOMIGASP had launched a legal challenge against Colossus that attempts to dispute the validity of the legal agreements.

The property is currently on "care and maintenance".

Friday, July 21, 2017

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead


"In the End" was released in 2000. It is one of Linkin Park's most recognizable and signature songs.
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington hanged himself at a private home in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday. Bennington was married with 6 children from 2 wives. The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.

Stornoway Diamond Corporation - SWY.t

Stornoway Diamond Corporation - SWY.t is producing from the flagship Renard Diamond Project.

Renard is located 350 km north of Chibougamau in the James Bay region of north-central Québec.

On July 12, 2017 the company released News
Stornoway Diamond Corporation  is pleased to provide production and sales results at the Renard Diamond Mine for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Highlights include:
  • 417,362 carats produced from the processing of 512,005 tonnes of ore with an attributable grade of 82 carats per hundred tonnes (“cpht”).
  • Average processing rate of 6,149 tonnes per day achieved in June, exceeding plant’s nameplate capacity and marking the on-schedule completion of the project’s production ramp-up.
  • 350,159 carats sold in two scheduled sales (2017 sales #4 and #5) for gross proceeds1 of C$40.9 million2, at an average price of US$87 per carat (C$117 per carat2).













http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.com/2016/03/stornoway-diamond-corporation-swyt.html