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.

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.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Galway Metals Inc - GWM.v

Galway Metals Inc - GWM.v is advancing the Clarence Stream property located 70 kilometres (km) south-southwest of Fredericton in south-western New Brunswick, Canada.

The consolidated land position comprises 45 km of strike length of the Sawyer Brook Fault System.
On July 18, 2017 the company released News

Step Out Drilling Intersects 14.6 g/t Au over 10.2m and 7.3 g/t Au over 4.6m Near Surface at Clarence Stream North Zone

Galway Metals Inc. (TSX-V: GWM) is pleased to announce assay results from 31 diamond drill holes (5,302 meters) at its Clarence Stream gold property located in south-western New Brunswick.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Martha and The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run

"Nowhere to Run" is a 1965 pop single by Martha and the Vandellas for Motown. "Nowhere to Run" hit number eight on the Billboard Pop Singles chart, and number five on the Billboard R&B Singles chart. It charted in the UK peaking at number twenty-six.

This version was ranked #358 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®

Open trap of aquatic carnivorous plant, humped bladderwort Utricularia gibba, with single-cell organisms inside.
The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition® brings a taste of the incredible stories emerging in research laboratories to the public.

Exhibitions including selected images from each year's Olympus BioScapes Competition travel the United States and Canada throughout the year, displaying at museums, academic libraries and research institutions.

A caddisfly larva: Sericostoma

Single-cell fresh water algae (desmids). Composite image.

Embryo of black mastiff bat

Lily flower bud, transverse section.

Ant on its deathbed—a carnivorous plant known as a sundew.

 Barnacle appendages that sweep plankton and other food into the barnacle's shell for consumption.

A weevil.

Scales on the wing of a Panacea prola butterfly

Mouth of a live mushroom coral, Fungia

Algae, Scagelia

A rat cerebellum

Phyllobius roboretanus weevils using Stereo microscopy.

Green coneheaded planthopper nymph with its gears. The insects are accomplished jumpers, able to accelerate at 500 times the force of gravity. To synchronize the movement of their hind legs they use a pair of cogs. The insect demonstrates that gears are not a human invention.