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Baudaux Monique (Belgian 1931-2009) Boulevard Haussmann

by Jean Marc Gallery and Auctioneer

September 16, 2015, 11:00 AM ACDT

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $3,800 - $7,600

Description: Baudaux Monique (Belgian 1931-2009) Boulevard Haussmann oil on canvas, 9 x 12 framed: 16.5 x 19.5 in

Condition Report: good

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Baudaux Monique (Belgian 1931-2009) The Canal

by Jean Marc Gallery and Auctioneer

September 16, 2015, 11:00 AM ACDT

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $3,800 - $7,600

Description: Baudaux Monique (Belgian 1931-2009) The Canal oil on canvas, 21.5 x 27.5 in framed: 32 x 38 in

Condition Report: good

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Baudaux Monique (Belgian 1931-2009) Abby

by Jean Marc Gallery and Auctioneer

September 16, 2015, 11:00 AM ACDT

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $3,600

Description: Baudaux Monique (Belgian 1931-2009) Abby pastel on paper, 18 x 24 in framed: 28 x 23 in

Condition Report: good

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Baudaux Monique (Belgian 1931-2009) Brussels Scenery

by Jean Marc Gallery and Auctioneer

September 16, 2015, 11:00 AM ACDT

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,800

Description: Baudaux Monique (Belgian 1931-2009) Brussels Scenery oil on board, 9 x 12 in framed: 14 x 17 in

Condition Report: good

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One Cent Life Portfolio - Walasee Ting & Joan Mitchell

by Pine Valley Auctions, LLC

September 4, 2015

St. George, UT, USA

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Description: Double Sided Custom Frame, Double Matted Lithograph out of the book from the One Cent Life Portfolio Published in 1965 // Walasee Ting , As a poet as well as painter, he is the author of 13 books, including "One Cent Life" (E. W Kornfeld, 1964) a portfolio of 62 Lithograph out of the books by 28 artists. Joan Mitchell was bold and inventive painter, and preeminent member of the “second generation” of Abstract Expressionists. Born in Chicago, she attended Smith College and The Art Institute of Chicago before moving to New York in 1950.

Condition Report: Good

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One Cent Life Portfolio - Walasee Ting & Joan Mitchell

by Pine Valley Auctions, LLC

September 15, 2015, 10:00 AM MST

St. George, UT, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $3,500

Description: Double Sided Custom Frame, Double Matted Lithograph out of the book from the One Cent Life Portfolio Published in 1965 // Walasee Ting , As a poet as well as painter, he is the author of 13 books, including "One Cent Life" (E. W Kornfeld, 1964) a portfolio of 62 Lithograph out of the books by 28 artists. Joan Mitchell was bold and inventive painter, and preeminent member of the “second generation” of Abstract Expressionists. Born in Chicago, she attended Smith College and The Art Institute of Chicago before moving to New York in 1950.

Condition Report: Good

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159g Preserved Tribolite Fossil On Base Material

by Western Asset Reserve

September 4, 2015

Henderson, NV, USA

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Description: Excellent preserved specimen from Sahara Desert

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LARGE BRASS PRESERVING PAN

by Sheppards

September 22, 2015, 11:00 AM BST

Rosenallis, Ireland

Estimated Price: €50 - €80

Description: LARGE BRASS PRESERVING PANDirect all shipping enquiries to shipping@sheppards.ie

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VERY FINE VIENNESE CITRON, TURQUOISE AND SILVER GILT SEAL

by Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches

September 14, 2015, 6:00 PM EST

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: Austrian. Circa 1890. The large handle surrounded by four cavaliers supported by the seal mounted with silver gilt and set with cabochons. Height 4". With original fitted case. Note: This lot is being re-offered for sale due to the fact that Marie Petti and Gary Kokot of 239 Preserve Court, Royal Palm Beach, FL failed to honor their commitment to pay for it. They purchased it in our June 1, 2015 auction.

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Paul Jamot  (1863-1939)  French painter

by East Coast Books

September 30, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

Wells, ME, USA

Estimated Price: $150 - $250

Description: Paul Jamot (1863-1939) French painter, art critic and museum curator. He became curator of national museums, a member of the Institute , Commander of the Legion of Honour, honorary curator of the Louvre Museum , Reims museum director from 1927 to 1939. ALS, 1930, 2pp, 5-1/4 x 8-1/2 in. He speaks about Delacroix drawings. Fine. Rare!.

Condition Report: VG

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CENSER WITH MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES

by Galerie Zacke Vienna

September 12, 2015, 2:00 PM CET

Vienna, Austria

Estimated Price: €300 - €450

Description: Yellow bronze. China, Qing dynastyA tripod globular vessel with dragon handles. The legs formed as the heads of mythological creatures, with spirited decoration in a relief offering dragons and phoenix. The motif is repeated on the cover that is topped with a shizi. Bearing multiple stylized characters, meaning shou (long life). The bottom with a retrospective mark Da Ming Xuande nian zhi. Complete preservation, patina.HEIGHT 17,2 CMFrom an Austrian collection

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Donald Sultan, Warm and Cold & Lilies, 2 Lithographs, 1986-1998

by Auctionata US

September 24, 2015, 2:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: Group of 2 lithographs on wove paperUSA, 1989-1998Donald Sultan (b. 1951) – American painter, sculptor and printmaker‘Warm and Cold’ signed with the artist's initials, titled, inscribed and dated in pencil, numbered 'AP 13/13'From Warm and Cold folio, page 8‘Lilies’ signed with the artist’s initials, titled, inscribed and dated in pencil, numbered '38/70'Dimensions, ‘Warm and Cold’: 21 x 17 in. (53.3 x 43.2 cm.)Dimensions, ‘Lilies’: 26 x 21 ¼ in. (66 x 54 cm.)Very good conditionEstimate $1,500-$2,000This group of two lithographs by Donald Sultan exemplify Sultan’s modern take on the still life tradition. In “Lilies” (1998), white flowers are flatted against a white background, creating a semi-abstract decorative motif that conflates the relationship between subject and ground. “Warm and Cold” (1989) comes from the book of the same name, written by acclaimed playwright David Mamet. A children’s book of sort, Sultan gives poetic description to what keeps you warm when it is cold, depicted here as steam boxes. Donald Sultan (American, b. 1951)Growing up in the Appalachian Mountains, painter, printmaker, and sculptor Donald Sultan earned his BFA from the University of North Carolina in 1973 and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1975. He was awarded the Creative Artist Public Service grant in 1979 after moving to New York four years earlier and gained prominence as a member of the New Image movement in the late 1970’s. His first solo exhibition was with the Artists Space in 1977 in New York, and his work soon gained international critical acclaim with exhibitions worldwide. Using both abstract and representational imagery, Sultan became best known for his large-scale still life and landscape paintings made of industrial materials in a minimalist style. His works are held in the collections of the Tate Gallery, National Gallery of Australia, and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among many others. Condition“Warm and Cold” very minor soiling in corners; minor pale foxmarks in lower left margin, well away from image; a few small brown spots smaller than a pencil eraser upper left margin in pencil signature. Otherwise each in good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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GRP inc EFE Bristol boxed Bus - 16203 MW Coach

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

September 30, 2015, 10:30 AM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £60 - £80

Description: EFE Bristol boxed Bus group - including 16203 MW Coach "Royal Blue"; 16302 LS Bus "Eastern National"; 16315 LS Bus "Southern Vectis" and others similar - Mint in Excellent to Near Mint boxes. (20)

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GRP inc Hornby O Gauge locos and Rolling Stock

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

September 19, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Rugby, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £100

Description: Hornby O Gauge Group of Locomotives and Rolling Stock a quantity consisting of a Type 40 0-4-0 Tank Loco BR black No.82011, clockwork. No.1 Tankers National, Esso and Manchester Oil together with pre-war Shell, Royal Daylight Tankers and LMS Brake Van and No.1 Crane Truck. Good. (8)

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PAINTING BY LOCAL N.J. ARTIST STEPHANIE FRACASSO

by Leighton Galleries

September 10, 2015, 5:00 PM EST

Allendale, NJ, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $350

Description: Stephanie E.C. Fracasso (New Jersey, 1938-2013), a tabletop still life, oil on canvas, signed at lower right, 24x30in.

Condition Report: Note: Stephanie Fracasso was a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her work was exhibited in numerous group and solo shows in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and it received many awards including several best in show awards. She

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PAINTING BY LOCAL N.J. ARTIST STEPHANIE FRACASSO

by Leighton Galleries

September 10, 2015, 5:00 PM EST

Allendale, NJ, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $150

Description: Stephanie E.C. Fracasso (New Jersey, 1938-2013), a still life with vase of flowers, coal scuttle and bellows, signed at lower left, 12x16in.

Condition Report: Note: Stephanie Fracasso was a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her work was exhibited in numerous group and solo shows in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and it received many awards including several best in show awards. She

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170+ letters from CIA double agent Aldrich Ames written from prison

by Lion Heart Autographs

September 30, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $10,000 - $12,000

Description: 170+ ALSs from CIA Double Agent Aldrich Ames Written from Prison: “The [Central Intelligence] Agency just goes berserk – there is no legal or bureaucratic obstacle inside the Agency to check the insane impulses of the top guys” ********** AMES, ALDRICH. (b. 1941). American CIA case officer and former chief of the CIA’s Soviet branch of the counterintelligence division. In 1994, Ames was convicted of spying for the Soviet Union and Russia for nine years. He was the highest paid turncoat in American history and compromised the greatest number of CIA intelligence assets. A substantial and revealing archive of letters written during his imprisonment at Allenwood Penitentiary, where he continues to serve a life sentence. 170+ ALSs. (“Rick” often accompanied by a smiley-face). 320+pp. Tall 4to. Lewisburg, 1994-2005. Nearly every letter is written on yellow, lined legal paper, and all are addressed to his sister Nancy Ames Everly. The letters present a full and revealing accounting of Ames’ imprisonment beginning with solitary confinement. Ames rails against the CIA and other government agencies, attempts to maintain contact with his family, including his wife and son, plans legal strategies with his attorney while working several legal appeals, reports on a serious prison guard threat, and offers a humorous accounting of how the IRS is claiming back due taxes on the millions of dollars he received from the Soviets. In addition, Ames reveals a lengthy and very cultivated accounting of the books and magazines he is reading; arranges TV interviews with ABC, CNN and other meetings with journalists; and discusses bureaucratic setbacks. Some interesting excerpts: ********** October 19, 1994. ALS. 3pp. About his wife (who was had just been sentenced to serve 63 months in prison) and son. “What you tell me of Rosario comes as no surprise, and I have no right or inclination to make it otherwise. It is a necessary way to preserve and fortify herself against what has happened and what is to come. What I do so very much hope for is that the resolve and strength she will need to survive will also be of a mind which will overcome her trials. That she be able to leave them behind her somehow in a way which will enable her – and Paul – to pick up life again and heal. Only then will I truly hope for whatever reconciliation is possible…” ********** October 21, 1994. ALS. 3pp. Regarding possible interviews by Diane Sawyer and Sally Quinn as well as a possible movie project directed by Oliver Stone: “Apart from my deep contempt for Stone’s ideas and methods, I would not be interested, I think, in ever assisting him. Stone’s bizarre concepts of reality and his need to present his own point of view would probably be harmful…” ********** November 6, (1994). ALS. 5pp. “Friday I received a copy of the Senate committee report [The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued its report on Ames on November 1st], which makes public a great many more details than before. It also tended to be a bit depressing reading as it not only rehashed past problems or indiscretions, but described and expressed them in truly demonizing ways, mainly reflecting the IG [Inspector General’s] report. But of course it reflects a kind of triple-biased point of view: first, individuals (former colleagues) have natural difficulty focusing on good things and would hesitate to express them for the IG’s review; second, the Agency made its tough decision to try to explain why such an incompetent clown existed and was given one assignment after another, rather than reflect the more complex realities; and third, the Senate Committee found it convenient simply to flagellate the Agency for ever tolerating me. The CIA/IG released earlier a public version of its report and, together with the Senate report, ‘close reading’ of both does reveal the gaps, rough… edges and artificial construction of my portrait.” ********** December 2, (1994). ALS. 4pp. Regarding the interception of mail to his attorney Plato Cacheris (recently retained by Edward Snowden). “All this makes the absurd incident with Mr. X (you remember, he called you & identified himself as CIA, and then you asked me about him in your letter to me? And the Hulk [Mark J. Hulkower, 1957-2011, prosecutor in Ames’ trial] then wrote a letter to BoP [Bureau of Prisons] claiming I broke the law in my reply!) So no doubt the CIA was busy playing a game on you, too, monitoring our exchange to see what you would do….Really, the BoP and FBI usually know what they’re doing in matters like this. The Agency just goes berserk – there is no legal or bureaucratic obstacle inside the Agency to check the insane impulses of the top guys. It’s happened many times before. No one really knows whether they’re getting a legal or illegal order.” ********** June 4, 1995. ALS. 2pp. “The guards from the SHU [Special Housing Unit] were late again, and I had to wait locked up for some 15 minutes. No big deal, but an uncomfortable incident followed. When I came out, ready to go, the two changing room guys were standing there with two C.O.’s from the SHU. There was a moment of silence, they all smiled, I smiled and raised my eyebrows. No one spoke. I stood there with my eyebrows raised a bit and seconds of silence ticked away, perhaps ten of them—a lot under those circumstances—and their smiles became grins. My smile stopped. Then the big bearded joker broke the silence by saying someone should call on the radio to clear the corridor. One of them did. Short silence again. The joker launched into a description of how it [had] taken five C.O.’s to subdue Ames once, a mock report to his three colleagues. Another suggested they needed some practice. Then the mood broke and they began talking of a past incident of subduing some legendary fellow they had known. Strange & unpleasant, though I never felt that they were going to do anything. But it was the first such case of that sort of spontaneous, unplanned and careless attempt at bullying or humiliation I had experienced.” ********** November 12, 1995. ALS. 5pp. “My refusal to talk to the FBI and CIA is a response to the government’s failure to perform as called for in my plea agreement, involving a whole range of issues affecting my own situation here. But the FBI has so far appeared unimplicated in these abuses, and to a limited extend has presented itself as uninvolved. This is useful to me, though any attempt to exploit or further any FBI-CIA institutional/turf differences would surely provoke them to close ranks. The FBI may have hoped that a good guy/bad guy routine would be useful to it, but surely recognizes as I do that there is very little real basis for such ploys. What it comes down to in the end is faithful performance by each party to the plea agreement -- without mutual satisfaction on that, no games or tactics will help either.” ********** March 31, 1996. ALS. 2pp. “Wise’s article is a good one in general and he usefully points out the huge expansion of the military espionage efforts. As the Pentagon gets deeper and deeper into it, there’s every likelihood of self-correcting disaster ahead. If the Agency has managed some pratfalls, wait till this gong show gets going!” ********** February 17, 1997. ALS. 5pp. Contains a “circular” that he asked his sister to distribute “to stimulate letters, faxes, emails, to Congressmen and Senators and to local newspapers.” The circular reads, in part: “Well, I’m back in the hole again. I was suddenly ‘arrested’ in the compound on Monday afternoon Feb. 10th, handcuffed, strip searched and put into a solitary cell back in Allenwood’s Special Housing Unit where I’d spent the 20 months between Aug. 94 and April 96. They had told me that some of the staff here feared for my safety in genl population due to the story coming out in U.S. New & World Report… which they thought might rouse some of the more excitable prisoners here to kill me for my crimes or to extort from me the $2 million I’m said to have access to… The CIA and BoP officials in Washington who kept me segregated her for 20 months couldn’t resist the opportunity local initiative gave them. They have now co-opted the process and have ordered Allenwood staff to keep me locked up in involuntary protective custody… this is also the time if you’re so inclined to write to your Senator and Congressman to ask them what’s happening and why the CIA should be reading your mail, etc.” ********** December 18, 1997. ALS. 1½pp. “My fabulous cheese should arrive next week and those degrading Xmas bags of candy as well. The food service boss has taken to wearing a Santa Claus hat during meals -- a gesture widely seen as an insult aggravated by the daily level of incompetence he puts on display. The food service staff -- and the prisoners working in the kitchen, too -- ought to wear brown bags over their heads instead.” ********** March 15, 1998. ALS. 4pp. “Rumor, just prior to the lockdown about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, had it that a fellow in our unit was badly stabbed in the yard or in the gym. There was quite a roundup the next day and a half with half a dozen people being taken to the SHU [Special Housing Unit] from the unit -- no violence or resistance apparent, but the unit was occupied at those times by the dozen-member goon squad or by the SORT team. On Friday we got, of all things, a memo from the warden informing us that we’d be locked down for the duration of the investigation but that the population’s behavior would be a factor in ending it as well. It would be a good guess that the victim died and that some sort of gang -- or a group -- related quarrel was behind it.” ********** January 27, 1999. ALS. 2pp. “Here are various documents I’ve been meaning to send. I’m working on my Tax Court Reply Brief and have most of a first draft done. I need to do some more -- it’s an endless topic -- on the double jeopardy issue. Constructive receipt is not a problem -- I’ll be castigating the IRS for losing its agreement on a counterfactual hypothesis/speculation. Their agreement rests on the imaginary supposition -- contradicted by the facts -- that the Soviets were unwilling to let me have access to the funds during 1985-1988 and that if they were unwilling, I had no enforceable claim to them, etc., etc.” ********** November 16, [1999]. ALS. 1p. “Along the same line I noted an awful piece of Gore overkill in last Thurs. IH Trib, in which he artfully managed to drop the name of four (the number 4, not 3) very obscure prime ministers: Tunisia, Moldova, Uzbekistan, and another, forgettable, place. But, then, none of these guys have any class.” ********** February 2, [2000]. ALS. 2/3p. “P.S. Have received two amazingly warm and complimentary letters (asking for money) from Senator Lott. How nicely illustrative of our political process.” April 3, 2000. ALS. 1p. “Could you check the George Washington University Law School’s website to see what they do re: pro bono work on prisoner appeals? Specifically, I was struck by a story in the National Law Journal about a case being handled by one of the faculty there, Professor Jonathan R. Turley (He’s one of the lawyers for a military defendant in an espionage case who can’t talk to his lawyers without censorship.)” Ames, concerned that his mail is being read, concludes, “This is a little more than I’d like the gov’t to know at this point, but you get my drift…” ********** March 16, [2001]. ALS. 1p. A list of periodicals to which he subscribes: Granta, The New York Review of Books, NLJ [National Law Journal], The Nation, and Lingua Franca. “It seems that [Martha] Raddatz still wants to do an interview, despite my conditions. I was told yesterday that the warden is still considering her request. It’ll be interesting if he (ha!) decides to deny it -- It’ll be a first and an interesting contrast to his approval of a Knight Ridder reporter’s request for interviews with both Walker and me. I declined the honor -- don’t know what Walker did. It would sound a lot like content discrimination if the Agency [CIA] refuses it.” ********** [August 8, 2001] ALS. 2½pp. Giving his opinion of various websites including the CIA’s website: “CIA -- looks pretty amateurish especially compared to State and White House… no DO live despite all the self-publicity. Home page for kids? (Sounds almost sinister.)” ********** August 15, 2001. ALS. 1p. With 2½pp. AMs: “Here is some material on free legal information sites on the net, together with a list of cases otherwise can’t seem to find or get hold of. Can you take a look? …Don’t spend too much time, though -- you’re not my legal research assistant. Also, please note for future use the following text: Did congress put a statute of limitations on the writ of habeus corpus in 1996 when it imposed one on First [?] 2255 claims? Notorious convicted spy Aldrich Ames doesn’t think so, and needs pro bono representation to get his claim of coerced and uninformed guilty pleas thrown out as untimely in the Fourth District, heard in the Middle District of PA.” ********** February 24, 2002. A letter from the IRS demanding Ames pay $1,070,920.48, back taxes on the money he received for spying for Russia, along with a copy of his response to the IRS and a note reading: “It is an unfortunate truth that I cannot pay what I owe, nor any noticeable part of it. Unemployed, indigent and serving a life sentence in federal prison, I have no prospect of every being able to do so …” ********** Autograph copy of a letter to the editor of Science via email August 3, 2002. (“Aldrich H. Ames”). “The guest editorial by Elizabeth Parker (The Intelligence Blame Game) 19th July 2002 must raise eyebrows over her views of the effects of the Vietnam War and Watergate on the national security establishments ability to deal with terrorist threats… but her main point, that academic distrust of that establishment and a reluctance to assist it is a desperate national problem, is even less wisely taken, supported only by an anecdote and rather sharp rhetoric. Our national security managers are generous funders of a dizzying range of research and technology they think useful for combatting terrorism, and there has seen no lack of talented and dedicated scholars to use that largess… she might have noted that it is our scholars who carry on the good work, and our national security managers (and the Congress) who don’t seem very interested.” ********** February 28, 2003. ALS. 3pp. “Now for a really important chore. You know I’m on the U of C [University of Chicago] alumni list and their big 40th anniversary is coming up. In honor of that I want to get registered on the two alum websites…” [He lists his activities at University of Chicago] “I filled out and sent in a reunion questionnaire in early January, and just got a nice letter from one of the organizers… who offered to send me a DVD production he plans to make of the reunion.” ********** July 9, 2003. ALS. ½p. “Looked again at the social security info you sent and must check some things here. Doesn’t appear feasible, though. My record sure does look patchy.” ********** October 10, 2005. ALS. 1p. About his being transferred to another prison. “Organizer for this transfer is not quite so difficult or messy as I had feared -- I do have less stuff than I thought. With luck and a decent box for mailing, another load of books and some papers, will shortly be on its way to you. Wherever I end up, I suppose my mail will take just as long, if not longer. And, we don’t travel with anything, not even an address book. So here’s the plan: You can check with BoP locater… to see where I’ve landed.” ********** In February 1994, after 31 years at the CIA, the FBI arrested Aldrich Ames for espionage when an investigation revealed he had been spying for the Soviets. As a Russian intelligence analyst, Ames had worked in various field offices before being stationed at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. In 1985, in the wake of an expensive divorce, Ames’ desire for money prompted him to enter the Soviet Embassy in Washington, D.C. and offer to sell secrets to the KGB. After that initial meeting, Ames regularly met with his Russian handler and used “dead drops” to pass on secrets. He compromised 100 CIA operations and supplied information that led to the execution of at least 10 CIA operatives. By 1986, “the CIA and FBI learned that Russian officials who had been recruited by them were being arrested and executed. These human sources had provided critical intelligence information about the USSR, which was used by U.S. policy makers in determining U.S. foreign policy,” (“Famous Cases & Criminals: Aldrich Hazen Ames,” The FBI website, www.fbi.gov). Although the Agency acknowledged it had a mole in its midst, it took several years before Ames’ extravagant spending, which far exceeded his salary, brought him under suspicion. Ames’ meetings with the Soviet diplomat were found to correspond to large deposits into his checking account and, in 1993, he was placed under FBI surveillance. He was arrested just prior to a planned trip to Moscow, whereupon he enthusiastically confessed to his crimes. Over the course of his career as a double agent, Ames was paid $2.5 million plus $2.1 million the Russians had deposited on his behalf in a Moscow bank. His plea agreement led to the forfeiture of his assets and a life sentence. His second wife, Rosario Ames, was found complicit and sentenced to five years in prison. Aldrich Ames is currently serving out his life sentence without parole at the Allenwood U.S. Penitentiary in Pennsylvania. ********** An astonishingly rich source, documenting Ames’ eleven years in prison in hundreds of pages of unpublished letters. Many letters include cut out magazine cartoons relating to his thoughts and feelings about his imprisonment, and nearly all the hand addressed envelopes are present.

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Edward Leavitt  (1842 - 1904)  Still Life

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Description: Edward Leavitt (1842 - 1904) Still Life. Oil/ Canvas. With Berry-Hill Galleries (742 Fifth Ave. New York, NY) Label Verso. Original Price of $6,200. Sight Size: 12 x 10 inches. Edward C. Leavitt, born in 1842, has been described as "Providence, Rhode Island's leading still-life painter" in the late 19th Century. (Zellman 324) His teacher, James Morgan Lewin, was a prominent still-life painter in Fall River, Massachusetts, a neighboring town. Leavitt, a detailed, sharp-focused, realistic painter, was in love with texture and light, and was prolific and successful, painting a variety of still life subjects including flowers, fruit and even fish and dead game animals. His objects, including costly antiques and household decorative items, were often placed on ornamental, gleaming surfaces. He was a frequent exhibitor at the National Academy of Design in the 1870s and 1890s.

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Peter Collis RHA (1929-2012) Still Life With Black Bottle

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September 14, 2015, 6:00 PM GMT

Skibbereen, Ireland

Estimated Price: €1,500 - €2,500

Description: Peter Collis RHA (1929-2012) Still Life With Black Bottle oil on canvas signed lower right h:35.50  w:43.50 cm. Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist Private Collection Exhibited: Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition 2003 No.4

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Heinz's Preserved Black Raspberries Crock

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Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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Description: Heinz's Preserved Black Raspberries Stoneware Crock, 20 lb. Original lid and bale. Excellent condition.

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Yang Qian, ‘Water Drop No. 27’, Inkjet Print, 2009

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September 24, 2015, 2:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

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Description: Mixed media archival inkjet print and screenprint in colors on wove paperChina, 2009Yang Qian (b. 1959) – Chinese artistSigned in pencil and numbered ‘31/200’Full marginsImage dimensions: 32 x 24 in. (81.3 x 61 cm.)Sheet dimensions: 40 x 32 in. (101.6 x 81.3 cm.)Very good conditionEstimate $800-$1,200Yang Qian (Chinese, b. 1959)A member of the first generation of Contemporary artists from Mainland China, Yang Qian is known for his paintings and photographs that alter the viewer’s sense of perception and illusion. Born in Chengdu, China, Yang attended the Sichuan Fine Art Institute before receiving an MFA at the University of Florida. His work has been exhibited internationally at such institutions as the National Museum of China, Beijing; the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; and the Czech National Art Museum, Prague. The artist lives and works in Beijing. ConditionIn overall good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bike

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Description: Life Fitness Life Cycle R9i

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Campaign Groups and Pairs

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September 8, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £450

Description: Six: Sergeant A. Sherman, Sultan of Oman’s Forces, late Royal Armoured Corps and Royal Electrical Mechanical EngineersOman, Order of the Special Royal Emblem, with its Asprey & Co., London case of issue; Oman, 15th National Day Medal 1985; Oman, 20th National Day Medal 1990; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya, E.II.R. (22307366 Sgt. A. Sherman, R.E.M.E.), with its named card box of issue; Army L.S. & G.C., E.II.R. (22307366 Sgt. A. Shearman, R.E.M.E.), with its named card box of issue; Nigeria, Independence Medal 1960, mounted court-style for display purposes, together with related miniature medals for the first three and four embroidered uniform crowns, generally extremely fine (Lot) £400-450---Arthur Sherman was born in 1932 and enlisted in the Royal Armoured Corps (R.A.C.) in Liverpool in January 1950. Transferring to the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers (R.E.M.E.) in January 1952, he served in Malaya from August 1954 until January 1957 (Medal & clasp), and in Nigeria from February 1960 until June 1963, in which latter period, as verified by his Certificate of Service, he was awarded the Independence Medal. Having then transferred to the Army Reserve as a Sergeant in January 1972, he served in the Sultan of Oman’s Forces and was awarded his Special Royal Emblem in November 1985; sold with the original certificate of award for the latter, together with the recipient’s original Regular Army Certificate of Service.

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Gourlay Steel (1819-1894), Sleeping Shepherd, Scotland, 1848

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September 23, 2015, 6:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

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Description: Oil on canvas Scotland, 1848 Gourlay Steell (1819-1894) - Scottish animal and court painter to the Queen, illustrator and sculptor Signed and dated lower right, ‘G. Steell 1848’ Stamp of the London frame builder on the reverse Dimensions: 86 x 112 cm Gilt splendor frame: 105 x 128.5 cm A very fine and high-quality painting, which becomes not only evident in the animals but also in the figures. The current highest auction record for a similar painting by Gourlay Steell is more than €13,000 Estimate by Auctionata Expert: 6,000 EuroCondition: The painting shows some craquelure consistent with age, pressure marks from the stretcher, some paint losses and tiny stains. The paint surface is slightly discolored. There is a major paint loss to the lower part. The paint surface has minimally lifted to the upper right (5 cm). The inspection under UV light reveals major areas of retouching to the upper right. The frame is minimally worn. The dimensions of the painting are 86 x 112 cm, and the wooden frame measures 105 x 128.5 cm.Gourlay Steell (1819-1894) Born in Edinburgh, Gourlay Steell first studied with his father, like his brother, the sculptor John Steell, and then under the guidance of William Allan and Robert Scott Lauder. He first created drawings for book illustrations and taught modeling for a time at the Watt Institute. He modeled numerous animals, which were cast poured in silver. He exhibited his paintings several times at the Royal Scottish Academy. In addition to animal depictions, Steell painted numerous hunting and equestrian motifs. In his later years, he created large animal studies. In 1872, Steell was appointed Scottish animal painter to the Queen. In 1882, he became curator of the National Gallery of Scotland. One of his sons, David George Steell, also worked as an animal painter. (cko) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Donald Sultan, ‘Morning Glories’, Screenprint, 1998

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September 24, 2015, 2:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

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Description: Screenprint in colors on wove paperUSA, 1998Donald Sultan (b. 1951) – American painter, printmaker and sculptorSigned with the artist’s initials, titled and dated in pencil, numbered 'TP 2/3' Full margins, framedImage dimensions: 12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm.)Sheet dimensions: 23 x 22 in. (58.4 x 55.9 cm.)Frame dimensions: 26 x 25 in. (66 x 63.5 cm.)Very good conditionEstimate $1,000-$2,000ProvenanceO’Hara Gallery, New York Luscious with texture, this print by Donald Sultan fuses abstract and representational imagery to depict a pair of morning glories. With a deep blue color, the flowers dominate the composition, heightened by green leaves and a richly worked background texture. Sultan often uses flora and fauna in his work, which has gained international acclaim. Donald Sultan (American, b. 1951)Growing up in the Appalachian Mountains, painter, printmaker, and sculptor Donald Sultan earned his BFA from the University of North Carolina in 1973 and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1975. He was awarded the Creative Artist Public Service grant in 1979 after moving to New York four years earlier and gained prominence as a member of the New Image movement in the late 1970’s. His first solo exhibition was with the Artists Space in 1977 in New York, and his work soon gained international critical acclaim with exhibitions worldwide. Using both abstract and representational imagery, Sultan became best known for his large-scale still life and landscape paintings made of industrial materials in a minimalist style. His works are held in the collections of the Tate Gallery, National Gallery of Australia, and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among many others. ConditionIn overall good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Schaeffer (Jacob Christian) - Fungorum qui in Bavaria et Palatinatu circa Ratisbonam nascuntur icones nativis coloribus expressae,

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September 17, 2015, 11:00 AM BST

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £2,500 - £3,500

Description: 3 vol. only (of 4) in 2, first edition , 2 engraved frontispieces printed in red, 300 hand-coloured plates, some light spotting to first few ff., otherwise generally clean, contemporary red morocco, gilt, rebacked, preserving original gilt spines, recornered, g.e., 4to, Ratisbon, 1762-70. Schaeffer was a Prussian botanist and zoologist who was elected to the academies in Uppsala and Berlin and also became a Fellow of the Royal Society. A fourth volume was published in 1774.

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PAIR OF STERLING SILVER REPOUSSE SUPPER DISHES AND COVERS

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September 14, 2015, 6:00 PM EST

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: American. 19th Century. Maker: Peter J. Krider Co., Philadelphia. Each with branch form handles and an engraved shield. Length 10 1/2". With removable metal liners. (64 oz) Retailed by J.E. Caldwell & Co. Note: This lot is being re-offered for sale due to the fact that Marie Petti and Gary Kokot of 239 Preserve Court, Royal Palm Beach, FL failed to honor their commitment to pay for it. They purchased it in our June 1, 2015 auction.

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Rare autograph letter signed by English chemist Humphrey Davy on the subjects of sex and fishing

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September 30, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,600

Description: Davy on Fishing and Sex********** DAVY, SIR HUMPHRY. (1778-1829). English chemist known for discovering the effects of nitrous oxide and for developing the Davy safety lamp; the Davy Medal is named in his honor. ALS. (“H. Davy”). 3pp. 4to. (London), N.d. (c.1804). To his friend, English chemist WILLIAM CLAYFIELD (1772?-1837) in Bristol. ********** “I was thankful for your letter; but I should have been much gratified if you had joined me at Ramsbury. During the two days that I spent there it snowed and froze; & yet I killed some fish with the artificial fly. I hope you will contrive to meet me on the banks of some Welsh or English stream in the course of the summer. I do not intend to stir more than 200 miles from London. You shall choose our time. If I had seen you at Ramsbury I should have said something to you of the most beautiful girl I have ever seen; & chaste but for one misfortunate, you will smile; but I had no concern in it; but this opportunity is passed away. If I meet with another being that I conceive can be applied to no nobler & more excellent purpose than than [sic.] of a “solace” for a most worthy philosopher you shall hear. This would be repaying you for the share you took in my initiation into certain mysteries of which I have been a constant admirer & which I have lately passed in one Temple alone. Tobin talks of going to Ireland. I am glad you’re … process turns out so well. I mentioned the subject you wished me to mention to Davies Giddy, but I know not whether he has yet done any thing. You will receive with this my latest born & consequently my best beloved Child. Should it die in its infancy I trust it will go to the Heaven of good reputation; but I have great hopes that it will become adult & strong. I am Dear [name erased] most sincerely yours… I shall send my papers by the coach of this day from Hatchets [sic.]. Will you send Dr. Beddoes.” ********** Although Davy is best known for inventing a safety lamp for coal miners, he also wrote poetry, improved the science of agricultural chemistry, was one of the pioneers in the study of electrochemistry, demonstrated that chlorine is an element and that diamonds are made of carbon, and discovered the effects of nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”). Davy met Clayfield while both were attached to the Pneumatic Institution for Inhalation Gas Therapy, established by Thomas Beddoes (1760-?) and funded by Josiah Wedgwood, English pottery manufacturer and grandfather of Charles Darwin. Beddoes was a radical in the medical community, a proponent of pneumatic medicine which focused on respiration and the medical properties of certain gases. He appointed Davy superintendent of the facility and while there, Davy began his research into nitrous oxide. He left the institute in 1801 to accept a post at London’s Royal Institution but maintained his relationships with Beddoes and Clayfield, as our letter illustrates. Clayfield was instrumental in Davy’s nitrous oxide research through his invention of a device that measured lung capacity. In addition to his work at the Pneumatic Institution, Clayfield discovered a vein of sulfate of stronia near Bristol and was persuaded by Beddoes and Davy to publish his findings in Contributions. Because publication of the journal was delayed until the entire volume was complete, “Dr. George Smith Gibbes, a publicity-hungry medical practitioner eventually associated with Bath Hospital, had opportune lead time to announce his discovery as his own in Nicholson’s Journal. Beddoes and Davy, infuriated by this claim-jump, set out to unravel how Gibbes had become privy to Clayfield’s discovery,” (Young Humphry Davy: the Making of an Experimental Chemist, Fullmer). Davy produced many affidavits and other written material to support Clayfield’s claim. Incidentally, Clayfield also holds a place in aviation history for accompanying James Sadler on his pioneering balloon ascent from Bristol. Our letter also mentions Davy’s friend English playwright John Tobin (1770-1804). Tobin suffered from consumption – a lung disease and therefore of interest to Davy – and died at the beginning of a sea voyage prescribed for his health. Tobin’s desire to travel to Ireland, mentioned in our letter, is possibly the inception of what became his fatal voyage. Davy wrote the verse prologue to Tobin’s play The Honey Moon, produced posthumously at Drury Lane in 1805. Davy was godfather to Tobin’s son, John James Tobin, with whom he traveled later in life and who published an account of their journey that is of particular interest to Davy biographers. Davy’s metaphorical comment about his “latest born and best loved child” is especially interesting because, in fact, he had no biological children of his own, a detail that aroused much speculation in his day. Contemporary critics portrayed Davy as a dandy whose childless marriage proved a lack of masculinity and intimate relations with his bluestocking wife whom he married in 1812. “Speculation about the infertility of the relationship was evidently strong enough that John Davy felt he had to address it in his Fragmentary Remains of his brother in 1858. He placed the blame on Lady Davy, invoking her ‘irritable frame and ailing body,’ though he failed to explain how such a weak physique outlasted her husband’s by twenty-six years. This factor, and the couple’s acceptance that it precluded children, was, John Davy insisted, ‘explanatory of much in the married life’ of the Davys,” (“Humphry Davy’s Sexual Chemistry,” Configurations, Golinski). Clearly our letter shows that Davy had (at some point) a keen interest in women and that he grew to consider his scientific research and writing as his legacy or “children.” The postscript likely mentions Davy’s friend, chemist Charles Hatchett (1765-1847). In 1801, while working for the British Museum, Hatchett discovered the element columbium for which he was made a fellow of the Royal Society. However, he did not pursue a career in science, but returned to the family business in London which built world-renowned coaches. Our letter also refers to English engineer, author and historian Davies Gilbert (born Davies Giddy) (1767-1839). After a chance meeting with a young Davy in Penzance, Giddy offered Davy use of his library and introduced him to a chemical lecturer in whose laboratory Davy began his chemical investigations. Gilbert was president of the Royal Society from 1827-1830 but is best remembered for his works about the history and music of Cornwall. ********** Despite the recipient’s name being eradicated from the salutation and closing, it remains on the address panel. Folded and dust stained with the address panel intact save for a wax seal tear and paper loss along the center fold. Two words are lightly affected. In very good condition. Letters of Davy on the subject of fishing, of which he was a keen hobbyist, are rare; letters by Davy on sex are even rarer!

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Large Lot of U.S. Commemorative Coins.

by Morphy Auctions

September 13, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

Denver, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: Lot of five Washington commemorative 1982 proofs. Lot of three 2003 National Wild Life proofs. Two U.S. Liberty 1886. 2004 Jamestown 400th anniversary proof. Two 1989 U.S. Congressional proof. Two sets of 2004 U.S. Thomas Elva Edison. Two sets of 2004 Lewis and Clark coin proof. One set of 2005 Maine Corp Anniversary coin proof. One set of two 1995 WWII coins. Five sets of 1986 Liberty coin proofs. 2001 National Museum American Buffalo proof. Two sets of U.S. 2002 Military Academy coin proofs. Two sets of 1988 Olympic coin proofs. Size Largest : 6" L.

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George III Partially Printed Document Signed

by Leland Little Auctions

September 12, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

Hillsborough, NC, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $600

Description: in upper left corner above the royal seal, one page with verso docketing on vellum, oblong quarto, London, St. James, January 1, 1796, appointing Stanlake Batson a Lieutenant in the First Regiment of Life Guards, tax stamps affixed to front and back. 9.5 x 13.5 in.

Condition Report: Light soiling and age toning; very good condition.

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Briton Riviere RA (1840-1920) British artist

by East Coast Books

October 3, 2015, 7:00 PM EST

Wells, ME, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $75

Description: Briton Riviere RA (1840-1920) British artist of Huguenot descent. He exhibited a variety of paintings at the Royal Academy, but devoted much of his life to animal paintings. The LAST 2 pages of a letter, therefore no date. Approx. 4 x 6-1/4 in. A long crease affects nothing.

Condition Report: A long crease affects nothing.

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A Chinoiserie style lacquer Tilt-top round table.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

September 12, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: A Chinoiserie style lacquer Tilt-top round table. Circa 19th century. Queen Anne style. Black lacquer, decorated with royal family life-style scenes on the table top. 29" x 28"diameter.Condition: Re-finished top with old chips and paints loss.

Condition Report: Re-finished top with old chips and paints loss.

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Collection of Documents from the Archive of Philosopher David Baumgardt

by Kedem Public Auction House Ltd

September 8, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Collection of documents from the archive of the philosopher Prof. David Baumgardt. The collection includes hundreds of handwritten and typewritten leaves, among them: typewritten drafts of speeches, copies of letters to colleagues, several handwritten letters, drafts of compositions and typewritten compositions with handwritten corrections and proof-reading notes. Prof. Baumgardt (1890-1963), was a Jewish-German philosopher, born in Erfurt. Scholar of ancient philosophy and ethics. Served as professor of philosophy in the University of Berlin before immigrating to the USA where he died. Parts of his archive are preserved at the Leo Beck Institute in New-York. Total of hundreds of leaves, Size and condition vary.

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1976 Rauschenberg National Collection of Fine Arts Poster

by DUMBO Auctions

September 17, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Brooklyn , NY, USA

Estimated Price: $525 - $775

Description: Artist Name: Rauschenberg, Robert Title: National Collection of Fine Arts Medium: Poster Edition Size: Unknown Year: 1976 Paper Size: 45.5 x 29.5 inches Image Size: 45.5 x 29.5 inches Condition: B-: Good Condition, Signs of Handling and Age Notes: Original exhibition poster for a retrospective of Rauschenberg's works organized by NCFA, Washington DC, with mutual sponsorship of N.E.A. a Federal Agency, Museum of Modern Art N.Y.C., San Francisco Museum of Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, and Art Institute of Chicago. Copyrighted 1976 by Telamon Editions Limited. Referenced in Rauschenberg's Posters book, Number 6.

Condition Report: B-: Good Condition, Signs of Handling and Age

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National Bank of Egypt

by HWPH Historisches Wertpapierhaus AG

October 17, 2015, 11:00 AM CET

Wiesbaden, Germany

Estimated Price: €150 - €300

Description: Cairo, 1 February 1906, Specimen of a certificat for 10 Shares á £ 10, #00000, 23.5 x 39.5 cm, brown, black, coupons, text in three languages: Arabic, English, French, coupons, hole cancellation, printed at Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co.Kairo, 01.02.1906, Specimen eines Zertifikats für 10 Shares á £ 10, nullgeziffert, 23,5 x 39,5 cm, braun, schwarz, KB, dreisprachig: Arabisch, Englisch, Französisch, KB, lochentwertet, Druck durch Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co.The National Bank of Egypt was founded on 25 June 1898. After reorganization in 1961, the name was changed to Central Bank of Egypt.Die Notenbank Ägyptens wurde am 25. Juni 1898 gegründet. Nachdem das Institut 1961 reorganisiert werden musste, wurde der Name in Central Bank of Egypt geändert.Countries:ÄgyptenRegion:Afrika

Condition Report: EF

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Egypt - National Bank of Egypt

by HWPH Historisches Wertpapierhaus AG

October 17, 2015, 11:00 AM CET

Wiesbaden, Germany

Estimated Price: €50 - €100

Description: Cairo, 20 October 1916, Receipt for L. EG. 3,000, #C65832, 10.7 x 20.5 cm, black, beige, stamp "Not Negotiable", small pin holes, hole cancellation.Kairo, 20.10.1916, Quittung über L. EG. 3.000, #C65832, 10,7 x 20,5 cm, schwarz, beige, Stempel "Not Negotiable", kleine Klammerlöcher, lochentwertet.The National Bank of Egypt was founded on 25 June 1898. After reorganization in 1961, the name was changed to Central Bank of Egypt.Die Notenbank Ägyptens wurde am 25. Juni 1898 gegründet. Nachdem das Institut 1961 reorganisiert werden musste, wurde der Name in Central Bank of Egypt geändert.Countries:ÄgyptenRegion:Afrika

Condition Report: EF

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National Bank of Egypt

by HWPH Historisches Wertpapierhaus AG

October 19, 2015, 2:00 PM CET

Zorneding, Germany

Estimated Price: €75 - €150

Description: Cairo, 25 June 1948, 1 Nominative Share of £ 10, #39075, 43.6 x 37.2 cm, red, black, horizontal fold, some coupons remaining, text in three languages: French, Arabic, English.Kairo, 25.06.1948, 1 Nominative Share of £ 10, #39075, 43,6 x 37,2 cm, rot, schwarz, Knickfalte quer, KR, dreisprachig: Französisch, Arabisch, Englisch.The National Bank of Egypt was founded on 25 June 1898. After reorganization in 1961, the name was changed to Central Bank of Egypt.Die Notenbank Ägyptens wurde am 25. Juni 1898 gegründet. Nachdem das Institut 1961 reorganisiert werden musste, wurde der Name in Central Bank of Egypt geändert.Countries:ÄgyptenRegion:Afrika

Condition Report: EF-

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National Bank of Egypt

by HWPH Historisches Wertpapierhaus AG

October 19, 2015, 2:00 PM CET

Zorneding, Germany

Estimated Price: €75 - €150

Description: Cairo, 25 June 1948, 5 Nominative Share of £ 10, #68686-90, 43.6 x 37.2 cm, brown, black, folds, some coupons remaining, text in three languages: French, Arabic, English.Kairo, 25.06.1948, 5 Nominative Share of £ 10, #68686-90, 43,6 x 37,2 cm, braun, schwarz, Knickfalten, KR, dreisprachig: Französisch, Arabisch, Englisch.The National Bank of Egypt was founded on 25 June 1898. After reorganization in 1961, the name was changed to Central Bank of Egypt.Die Notenbank Ägyptens wurde am 25. Juni 1898 gegründet. Nachdem das Institut 1961 reorganisiert werden musste, wurde der Name in Central Bank of Egypt geändert.Countries:ÄgyptenRegion:Afrika

Condition Report: VF

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Treadmill

by Nellis Auction

September 24, 2015, 6:00 PM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Description: Life Fitness Treadmill

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After Claude Monet, Still Life, o/c, 20/21 C.

by Litchfield County Auctions Inc

September 10, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Litchfield, CT, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: After Claude Monet, Still Life with Melon (1872), 20th/21st century, oil on canvas, unsigned, unframedProperty TitleProperty from Dutch Touch Art Company Dutch Touch was founded in 2000 by a Dutch national, providing a "mixture of original and reproduction paintings, ranging from Art Nouveau to Classical Creations." 30" x 40"Please view our Terminology page to learn how we define terms such as Attributed to, In the manner of, Style, etc.

Condition Report: In good condition with a few pressure marks

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After Albert Anker, Still Life, o/c, 20/21 C.

by Litchfield County Auctions Inc

September 10, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Litchfield, CT, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: After Albert Anker, Still Life with Coffee and Cognac (1872), 20th/21st century, oil on canvas, unsigned, unframed Property from Dutch Touch Art Company. Dutch Touch was founded in 2000 by a Dutch national, providing a "mixture of original and reproduction paintings, ranging from Art Nouveau to Classical Creations." 20" x 30"Please view our Terminology page to learn how we define terms such as Attributed to, In the manner of, Style, etc.

Condition Report: In good condition with one abrasion at top center and some surface grime

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The South in the Building of the Nation

by Ivy Auctions

September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Laurens, SC, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: Richmond: The Southern Historical Publication Society, 1909; 13 volumes (Volumes 1, 2, 3 History of the States; Volume 4 Political History; Volumes 5, 6 Economic History; Volume 7 History of the Intellectual Life; Volume 8 History of Southern Fiction; Volume 9 History of Southern Oratory; Volume 10 History of the Social Life; Volumes 11, 12 Southern Biography; Volume 13 Index and Study Courses); red cloth with gilt spines, marbled end papers; good condition overall with minor wear to covers, toning to pages

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A 1966 Shelby GT350

by Theodore Bruce

October 24, 2015, 7:00 PM AEST

Sydney, Australia

Estimated Price: AUD255,000 - AUD295,000

Description: A 1966 Shelby GT350 Chassis: SFM6S1513 The story of the Shelby Mustangs and the chicken farmer from Texas, Carroll Shelby is one of the best known in automotive history. When the Mustang was released in April 1964 it was a smash hit but despite Ford's best endeavours it did not really have a performance image in the newly emerging muscle car market. Ford's attempt to position the car as a "sports car", head to head with the Corvette, came unglued when they were rebuffed by the Sports Car Club of America so they turned to Carroll Shelby and his contacts. To be a "sports car" it had to be a two seater, the engine or the suspension could be modified but not both - they were the rules and the foundation for the 1965 Shelby GT 350 and one of motoring's great legends. Of the 1965 production, there were 36 "R" cars, hugely and instantaneously successful on the track. All the 1965-66 cars started life in Ford's San Jose plant and arrived at Shelby's plant, semi complete - 562 cars completed in 1965 and 2378 cars in 1966, including 999 Hertz "rent a racer" cars. The name "GT 350" has nothing to do with engine size or power. As Carroll told the story, after endless meetings, he asked Phil Remington what he thought the distance was between the production shop and the race shop. "About 350 feet" replied Remington, to which Shelby responded "that's what we will call it"… "If it is a good car the name won't matter. And, if it is a bad car, the name won't save it"! The 1965 cars with Detroit lockers, side exhausts, modified A arms, fibreglass hood, Fairlane Wagon rear brakes, 306 hp, Borg Warner 4 speeds, 9" diff, track bars, were thinly disguised racers that came in one colour "Wimbledon White". For 1966, the cars were a little more civilised, more than one colour, automatic available, side exhaust gone, Detroit locker now an option as were those famous stripes, under-ride track bars, even a fold down rear seat. A Paxton supercharger was on the option list. A little heavier, but the same basic body and dimensions. Out of San Jose, every Mustang destined for Shelby, came with a Ford Vin number on the inner front fender. Once they arrived at Shelby's factory they received a second serial number which was pop riveted over the Ford Vin. The Shelby American Automobile Club, [SAAC] the custodians of these cars, will never disclose the Ford Vin but they will confirm whether the Shelby serial number and the Ford Vin you provide, match their factory records - the ultimate protection from fakes and imitations. SAAC jealously protects the marque and run arguably, one of the best Clubs and Car registries in the world with extraordinary detail available on almost every car produced. The current owner purchased this car in Hanover, Pennsylvania in 2010 from Conover Racing and Restorations, well known and highly regarded Shelby experts. Originally sold by Courtesy Motors of Littleton Colorado for $3,695 in June 1966, the car is listed in the Register of the Shelby American Automobile Club [SAAC] and its authenticity has been verified by the 1965/66 SAAC Registrar, Howard C. Pardee of 4 Betty St, Waterford, CT 06385 GT350 SERIAL NUMBER VERIFICATION GT350 Serial Number: SFM6S1513 Name : XXXXXXXXXXXXX Date of Request : November 22, 2010 "Regarding the serial numbers you provided: the Ford serial number corresponds with the GT350 serial number I have on file - which came directly from factory records….." [SAAC will not tell you what the Ford chassis number is that matches up with the Shelby number, you have to tell them! It is one of the most tightly controlled Registers of classic cars in the world and is critical to the preservation of the marque's value] Conover Racing and Restorations carried out a full rotisserie restoration of the car which was completed in early 2011. Before the car left the USA it was shown at the SAAC Nationals - there can be no tougher judgment, as to authenticity and quality of a classic Shelby. Shelby American Automobile Club [SAAC] USA National Concours, Virginia International Raceway May 31 2011: SAAC-36 CONCOURS 2011 VIR Non-NOS Cars II Gold 66 Shelby 66 GT350 Red 6S 1513 XXXXXXXXXXX, Rob South Yarra AU The car was then exported to Australia under Import Approval 119908/3 At the Australian Nationals, not only did the car again win Gold, it also scooped the pool for Concours Excellence. Mustang Club of Australia National Concours October 2011: National Gold Award XXXXXXXXXXXXX - 1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback Red GRAHAM BELL PERPETUAL AWARD FOR CONCOURS EXCELLENCE XXXXXXXXXXXXX - 1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback Red Not shown for another two years and after a repaint to rectify some minor blemishes, it again went Gold in 2013: Mustang Club of Australia National Concours October 2013 National Gold Awards XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 1966 Shelby GT-350 - Candy Apple Red Whether you want a "show car" or simply the confidence that the car you are buying is one of the very best in the World, the Concours history of this car provides that confidence. Since 2013, the car has not been shown but it has been maintained in Concours condition and presents beautifully with recent detailing of the engine bay and the retrofit of the correct date coded "best available" [Scott Fuller] exhaust system as now required by SAAC. All the "little things" you only see in a Concours car - the unpainted dipstick tube, the yellow coil, the Autolite battery, the paint marks on the springs and driveshaft, the correct etching on all windows, the oil filler cap with the correct Ford logo… Even the "mistakes" are Concours correct - a little black overspray on the correct red oxide floor pan, firewall sound deadening is correctly "rough", as is the top of the firewall where the Export bar fits - great attention to detail. The only thing that is "knowingly" not "Concours Correct" is the installation of a dual Master Cylinder, purely for safety after the owner had a failure in a brake line in another classic Shelby, while crossing North America! The original "Concours Correct" single Master Cylinder goes with the car. However Shelbys were all made to be driven and this car drives superbly, the 289 is the original matching number engine, rebuilt in 2011 to run on unleaded fuel. It pulls strongly in any gear, shifts, steers and stops on the correct chrome Magnum wheels and "Blue Streak" Goodyear tyres.

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Life Saving Awards

by Dix Noonan Webb

September 8, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £70 - £90

Description: France, Third Republic, Medal of Honour (4) Ministry of the Interior, for Acts of Devotion, 28mm., silver, obverse, female head by O. Roty, reverse inscribed, ‘Bureau François 1870’, with silver palm wreath on ribbon; another, reverse inscribed, ‘Labouret Amédée A. A.’, no ribbon; another, Merchant Marine, 28mm., silver, reverse inscribed, ‘Duchossoy J. B. 1911’, with ‘anchor’ ribbon; another, National Marine, 28mm., silver, reverse inscribed, ‘Torchut, Jean’, with ‘anchor’ ribbon, good very fine and better (4) £70-90

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A Rare Royal Fabrique National Semi-Automatic Rifle from the Personal Collection of King Alfonso XIII of Spain Complete with Monogrammed Leather Slipcase

by Rock Island Auction Company

September 12, 2015, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: A Rare Royal Fabrique National Semi-Automatic Rifle from the Personal Collection of King Alfonso XIII of Spain Complete with Monogrammed Leather Slipcase This early FN rifle belonged to the Spanish monarch, King Alfonso XIII, renowned as a hunter and sportsman. Designed by John Browning this rifle was made in America by Remington and sold as the Model 8. FN sold it in Europe as the Model 1900. Production was quite limited with less than 5000 produced. The matte rib barrel has a beaded blade front sight and fixed notch rear sight. Action, barrel, and frame bear standard Belgian commercial proofs. The walnut forearm features multi-point checkering. The walnut pistol grip stock has sling swivels and serrated horn buttplate with “FN” monogram. The leather slipcase is embossed with the Royal Cipher of King Alfonso XIII, a “Crown/A/XIII/2”. The right side of the stock bears a paper inventory label of the Spanish Royal Collection. Provenance: The personal collection of King Alfonso XIII. Genuine Royal firearms rarely come to market as they normally go into national collections. FN #346 would be a centerpiece in any collection of semi-automatic rifles or Browning firearms. Manufacturer: Browning Arms Model: 1900 BBL: 21 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 35 Rem Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 346 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Fine (missing parts) with 85% plus original blue finish areas of light surface scratches, scattered nicks and dings, consistent with careful use in the field by the King. Wood is fine with the expected light to moderate scuffs and dents. The action is missing the magazine follower and spring.

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British Historical Medals From the Collection of the Revd. John Watson

by Dix Noonan Webb

September 17, 2015, 12:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: BRITISH HISTORICAL MEDALS, Liverpool Mechanics Institute (Est. 1825), a silver Life Member’s pass by Ottley, named (No. 373, W.E. McAndrew, Esq), 46mm (D & W –; MG 1053; cf. DNW T11, 566); Liverpool Cathedral, 1934, a silver award medal by W. Gilbert, edge named (J. Murdock), hallmarked Birmingham 1934, 57mm (Eimer 26; E 2025; cf. DNW M12, 129) [2]. Very fine, first better and toned £100-150---Provenance: First DNW Auction 47, 8 September 2000, lot 697; second S. Martin Collection, DNW Auction M5, 17 December 2007, lot 1335

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Canada 1985 Proof Set National Parks #13474v2

by 21st Century Auctions

September 5, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $60 - $75

Description: Canada 1985 Proof Set National Parks **|**|** Canada 1985 Proof Set National Parks #13474v2

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Canada 1985 silver dollar National Parks #13491v2

by 21st Century Auctions

September 5, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $45 - $60

Description: Canada 1985 silver dollar National Parks **|**|** Canada 1985 silver dollar National Parks #13491v2

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After Anthony van Dyck, St. Sebastian, Oil, 18th C.

by Auctionata AG

September 23, 2015, 6:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €4,500 - €5,850

Description: Oil on canvas, relined Great Britain, 18th century After Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) - Flemish portrait painter of the Baroque Dimensions: 170 x 115 cm Broad stucco frame: 203 x 149 cm Large-size copy of the figure of St. Sebastian after the painting ‘St. Sebastian Bound for Martyrdom’ dating 1620/21, preserved in the National Gallery of Scotland Estimate by Auctionata Expert: 9,000 EuroCondition: The painting is in good age-appropriate condition. The canvas is relined. Several retouchings at the left arm and leg, the tree and the background, otherwise overall good impression. The image dimensions are 170 x 115 cm, the frame dimensions 203 x 149 cm. The stucco frame shows slight signs of wear. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Heinz Preserved Raspberries Salt Glazed Crock

by Showtime Auction Services

October 2, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $250

Description: Heinz Preserved Red Raspberries Salt Glazed Crock. Incised cobalt decoration. 5 1/4 inches tall X 6 1/2 inch diameter.

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