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*PARKER REPRODUCTION DHE 20 GAUGE/ 16 GAUGE TWO BARREL SET WITH CASE.

SN 00642. Cal. 20 ga./ 16 ga. 3" and 2-3/4" Chambers. 0 Frame. Both sets of 28" bbls have matted, concave ribs, fitted with two ivory beads. 20 ga. bbls are marked with typical Winchester Parker Reproduction nomenclature. 16 ga. bbls are unmarked except for caliber and SN on water table. (All 16 ga. bbls for Parker Reproductions were made by Krieghoff International, and were fitted to 20 ga. frames at Krieghoff's American facility in Pennsylvania. Approx 500 sets were produced, bbls were in their own SN range, not numbered to the guns. This set is number 0077.) Typical DHE action features non automatic safety and single selective trigger. Finely figured, and nicely marbled Claro walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14" over black leather covered pad, and features standard checkering and drop points. Gold oval on toe line is engraved "J. E. F." Matching splinter forend fits both bbl sets. 20 ga.: Bore diameter: left-.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-3/16", drop at comb: 1-7/16". Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14". 16 ga.: Bore diameter: left-.669, right -.669. Bore restrictions: left -.016 (Mod), right -.010 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-1/8", drop at comb: 1-1/2". Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14". Leather case with leather corners is lined in red felt. with Parker "Old Reliable" label. Case has space for gun and both bbl sets. Case contains high quality 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod, two rosewood handled turnscrews, crystal oil bottle, 8 choke tubes (2 are in gun) in black cloth wallet and red plastic container, and a pair of snap caps for each bbl set. Gun is accompanied by Trevallion Gun Stocks hang tag. PROVENANCE: Once the property of noted writer, J. E. Fender, gun is accompanied by his description, a "Parker Reproductions" advertising page, and an exceptional, interesting, informative, but unpublished article entitled "A Labor of Love ..: Tom Skeuse and the Parker Reproduction Shotgun" outlining the story of reintroducing the Parker gun and the involvement of a number of interesting people, including Larry Baer and Dieter Krieghoff. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig black. Action retains 98% of an exceptional re-color hardening replacing the shiny and thin colors normally found on Parker Reproductions. Engraving remains sharp. Stocks retain nearly all their orig finish with numerous slight marks and scratches from light field use, some extra oil rubbed into butt. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, with a few marks in leather. Cloth shows some light rubs and compressions from contact with gun. Accessories are excellent. 4-48900 MGM167

  • USAUSA
  • 2013-10-14
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A fine exhibition quality model of a 10 'bc inch gauge Royal Scot 4-6-0 Loc...

A fine exhibition quality model of a 10 'bc inch gauge Royal Scot 4-6-0 Locomotive and Tender No 46139 The Welch Regiment , built by Mr Louis Raper of Failsworth to the design by Sir William Stanier in 1943, the steel and copper boiler having fittings including safety valves, regulator, blower,whistle, steam brakes, injectors and blow down valves, incorporating fully external detailing and smoke deflectors, fine quality cab with twin sight glasses, drain cocks, regulator, lever operated sliding doors to firebox, reverse control, steam brake control, drivers seat and oak planked floor. Chassis with three cylinders fitted and Walschaerts valve gear, fine lubricating system, draincocks, sanding gear,steam brakes, vacuum pipes,leaf springs and quality finished wheels, fluted motion and smoke deflector plates as fitted to this later example. The tender with water scoop, hand feed pump, brakes to all wheels and fitted steps, handrails and lamp irons. The model finished in British Railways Brunswick Green Livery with lining and polished brightwork.. Length 146 Cab Width 19 'bd The original Scot Class was designed and built by Sir Henry Fowler and rebuilt by Sir William Stanier FRS of which this is an example.Often refered to as the Rebuilt Scot being derived from the LMS Royal Scot class introduced in 1927 with parallel boiler and single chimneys. The original locomotives of this design were finally withdrawn from service in December 1962. * Sir William Stanier FRS. Chief Mechanical Engineer of the LMS at the companies Crewe works. * Louis Raper of Failsworth, Lancashire was regarded by Jack Salem as possibly the finest all round locomotive builder of his time.

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 2012-04-25
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MUHAMMAD ALI 1966 DRAFT BOARD LETTER

MUHAMMAD ALI 1966 DRAFT BOARD LETTER A significant six-page letter sent by Muhammad Ali on August 23, 1966 to the National and State Directors for the Selective Service, petitioning either one to exercise your jurisdiction in making Ali's local Draft Board re-open and consider anew my classification as it now stands...so that my claim for exemption as a Minister of Religion, which has never before been submitted to the Local Board may be determined. Ali had earlier that year been reclassified, his appeal had been declined, and he was now eligible for immediate induction. When this letter was written, Ali felt that his new request would not be properly considered because of great public pressure upon the Local Board to speedily induct me. Ali also believed that it would be in the best national interest and of justice to all concerned if this matter would be decided by the Selective Service and not by the judiciary. Signed Respectfully Submitted, Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., A/K/A Muhammad Ali, Special Field Minister, The Lost Found Nation of Islam Based on this letter, Ali's local board did re-open his case, but his request for reclassification was declined. On April 28, 1967 in Houston, Texas, Muhammad Ali refused induction into the armed forces citing his conscientious objection to the war, claiming exemption through the fact that he was a Minister of Religion. Without due process, Ali was stripped of his title, and forced into boxing exile for three and a half years. He was eventually found guilty of draft evasion, sentenced to five years imprisonment and had his passport confiscated. Ali's stand served as a rallying point for anti-war groups. On June 28, 1971, the United States Supreme Court voted unanimously to reverse Ali's conviction. This letter served as a basis for that decision. Together with over twelve hundred pages from the National Archives on Ali's original trial, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision and a copy of the Supreme Court decision. Excellent condition. (4)

  • USAUSA
  • 1997-10-19
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HERGÉ Georges Remi dit (1907?1983)

HERGÉ Georges Remi dit (1907?1983) LA FRESQUE DU CENTRE WALLONIE-BRUXELLES À PARIS Ensemble de 2 panneaux à l'encre de Chine pour le dessin ayant servi à la réalisation de la fresque se trouvant dans l'escalier du centre Wallonie-Bruxelles à Paris. Ensemble réalisé en 1979. 51,5 x 73 cm l'un. On y joint la mise en couleur sur 2 panneaux de même format. Un certificat des Studios Hergé sera remis à l'acquéreur. Superbe, très décoratif. Ce 26 septembre 1979, Hergé avait tout lieu d'être heureux : non seulement, on inaugurait dans le Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles de Paris une fresque tout à la gloire de la série des aventures de Tintin, mais de plus, on proposait au public de découvrir au même endroit Le Musée imaginaire de Tintin, une exposition aussi belle qu'instructive. La conception de cette fresque, qui devait venir prendre place sur le mur d'un escalier menant du hall d'entrée au foyer du Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, ne fut pas une mince affaire. Il fallait non seulement tenir compte de la configuration particulière de cet escalier – ses déclivités spécifiques – mais aussi veiller à bien répartir les différents personnages retenus pour y figurer en grandeur nature et cela, sur une dizaine de petits murs répartis en accordéon sur toute la surface concernée. Si le résultat fut à la hauteur des espérances, il en alla tout autrement pour l'escalier qui devait être construit au pied de la fresque : il ne vit jamais le jour ! La fresque réalisée par Hergé et ses collaborateurs se voulait témoigner de l'univers fascinant des aventures de Tintin, à travers quelques-uns de ses personnages les plus emblématiques, nonobstant la présence de plusieurs seconds rôles, toutefois tout aussi importants dans la conduite de l'action que les « vedettes » comme Bianca Castafiore, Tchang, Séraphin Lampion ou Nestor. Par certains objets, elle évoque aussi la pluralité des mondes visités par Tintin et les continents traversés : fusée lunaire, bouteille de Loch Lomond, champignon de L'Étoile Mystérieuse, totem du chevalier de Hadoque, perroquet des îles lointaines, idéogrammes chinois ou yéti des sommets himalayens, tout est là pour nous ramener à ces milliers de pages des récits imaginés par le maître de la Ligne Claire. Une telle réalisation ne s'improvise pas, raison pour laquelle Hergé prit son temps de dessiner avec soin l'ensemble de la composition ; un ensemble très attrayant qui fut reproduit sous forme d'une sérigraphie offerte aux invités de l'inauguration du Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles à Paris, le 26 septembre 1979. Limitée à 300 exemplaires, signée par Hergé, elle fut encartée dans un portfolio dans lequel figuraient d'autres reproductions de grands artistes belges. Le dessin d'origine, de 420 sur 200 mm, avait été réalisé à l'encre de Chine et colorié à la gouache, à l'aquarelle et à l'écoline. C'est à partir de ce travail que furent ensuite réalisés les croquis définitifs qui allaient être reproduits dans la fresque. On notera au passage les modifications, les différences et les nuances apportées à la création de départ. On notera surtout la perfection du trait et le soin mis à colorier les surfaces dans ces quatre originaux, produits exemplaires de la petite fabrique de rêves des Studios Hergé ! Estimation 35 000 - 45 000 € Sold for 50,525 €

  • FRAFrance
  • 2012-11-23
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Mercedes-Benz - 230 SL Pagode - 1965

Belgium - 14797 kilometres - In good condition Body style: Cabriolet/Convertible Transmission: Manual Fuel: Petrol Colour: Gold Year: 1965 Mileage in: kilometres Mileage: 14797 Certificate available: No Condition: In good condition Brand: Mercedes-Benz Model Type: 230 SL Pagode Registration papers: with Belgian registration Located in: Netherlands This very beautiful Mercedes 230 Pagode is a model from the period between 1963 and 1967. It is a manual (four gears with short shaft). The first Pagode models, of which this is one too, are carried out with a lot of chrome accents. In later models more plastic was used. In addition to the inside mirror, the exterior mirror, also many details of the dashboard are chrome-plated. At this Pagode all these parts are still in a very perfect condition. This Pagode was purchased in 1965 by gas station owner Herr Janssen in Aachen, Germany. (Original Fahrzeugbrief included) The car remained in his possession until 1975 and then was sold to car dealer Mathias Moll. He sold it two months later to Walter Ulrich in Solingen. Car remains in his possession until 1990. Then, the car was imported in Belgium by garage owner Johny Withofs. He buys it for personal use and provides the car with a 280 motor with 170hp instead of the original 150hp. Since he himself could run the engine change he opted for the stronger engine with better performance. The last owner drove for years along the company of Johny Withofs, where the Pagode was shining in the showroom. He didn’t drive the car, but when asked if it was for sale, he answered he was going to use the car, together with his wife, as soon as he would stop working. In 2013 Johnny became incurable ill and he decided to sell the Pagode to the last owner. After not being used for almost 23 years a few things needed to be done and the last owner had those things done. In addition to a lot of technical recovery, it was decided also to repaint the entire car and equip it with new soft top that all happened in 2016. This is the life story of this beautiful car that now stands perfect in our showroom. The mileage is the odometer reading. This car can be viewed and collected in Valkenburg, Netherlands. This is a used vehicle. It is highly advisable to view the vehicle before bidding, to avoid disappointment afterwards. To arrange a viewing appointment or for more info, please contact Catawiki. Offers are excluding transport and export, unless otherwise indicated.

  • NLDNetherlands
  • 2017-11-05
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Christy mathewson signed 1900 first major league (rookie) contract

No one American athlete, in any sport, has ever summed up the values of his era more than the pitcher Christy Mathewson. This “Greek God in flannels,” as the publicists liked to call him, appeared on the major-league diamond, during the first years of the 20th century, as if in answer to the national yearning for a gentleman-hero. Baseball gloried in its rough-necked, hard-drinking, roustabout spirit when Mathewson first stepped upon its muddy fields. “He handed the game,” wrote dean of sportswriters Grantland Rice, “a certain… indefinable lift in culture, brains, personality.” Mathewson would be remembered today even if he had lacked those golden attributes of body and spirit. At a point when baseball was a pitcher’s game, dominated by such immortals as Walter Johnson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Chief Bender, and Rube Waddell, Mathewson’s strong right arm made him a star second to none. Over a period of sixteen full seasons of play with the New York Giants, he won twenty or more game thirteen years and thirty or more games four years. In 1908 he pitched his team to victory a record making thirty seven times. But Christy would be on the books for no other reason than his performance at the legendary World Series of 1905 against the Philadelphia Athletics. All five games pitched were shutouts, three of them Mathewson’s. In his first victory, 3-0, he allowed only four hits; his second 9-0, he allowed four again; his third, 2-0 he gave six outs. Throughout all three games, only one man walked, and only one man reached third. It would be counted the greatest World Series pitching ever seen. Surprisingly, however, the golden boy of baseball developed a reputation for hard luck. Fred Merkle’s infamous baserunning blunder cost Matty and the Giants a pennant in 1908 that would have capped off his greatest season, and “Snodgrass’s Muff” lost a World Series for Mathewson when the outfielder failed to catch an easy fly. These disappointments were minor, however, next to the central tragedy of his life. One of a number of baseball players who volunteered for service in World War I, he returned from France with his lungs weakened by poison gas and then came down with tuberculosis. After recuperation in a sanitarium, he decided to return to baseball as president of the Boston Braves. That decision cost him his life. After a relapse brought on by being overworked, he was dead at forty five. This is Christy Mathewson’s own copy of his first major league baseball contract. At the time it was signed, Matty, at age 19, was fresh off the campus of Bucknell, and the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house. In a handwritten letter (sold in our Dec. 2, 2004 auction, copies of which are included), Mathewson weighs his prospects as a big leaguer and alludes to the possibility of him signing this very contract. The letter dated July 26th, 1900 reads in part; {…When the Virginia League collapsed, as it did about ten days ago, the owners of the Norfolk and Portsmouth teams decided to hold men, playing games with each other and teams from North Carolina. By doing this they could ‘hold’ their men, and sell any of them if possible. I was one of those marked for the auctioneer and was sent here to the New York team for a trial. If the mgr. here wants me after three or four weeks trial, the New York Club will buy me, in which case I would get a better salary. At present I have a lame shoulder and don’t care a rap whether they buy me or not. I have finished a couple of games, after the other teams – Pittsburgh and Brooklyn - had ‘knocked’ out our pitcher. I have not made a very brilliant success in these two games. …} In the season that followed (1901), the fair haired and handsome Mathewson won 20 games with a miniscule 2.41 ERA, and was well on his way to becoming one of the most respected athletes of his time. He would continue his pitching virtuosity for 17 more summers, and in the process became the idol of millions – the first great sports celebrity of the 20th Century. Provenance: Ex - Barry Halper Collection. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Mr. Halper on his Yankees letterhead explaining that he obtained this from Christy Mathewson’s daughter-in-law who was bequeathed some of his effects when her husband, Christy Mathewson Jr. passed away. Additional LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA. Condition: The contract has typical folds and shows minor soiling and is overall excellent condition. Mathewson’s fountain pen signature is a 9/10.

  • USAUSA
  • 2005-12-10
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PROMPTBOOK FOR "LET'S MAKE LOVE"

PROMPTBOOK FOR "LET'S MAKE LOVE" Typescript, 33 pages (of 35, without pages 23 and 25, typed on rectos only). Bound in yellow wrappers (several pages detached and loosely inserted, some pages with creases and other signs of use, covers worn). MARILYN MONROE'S COPY, evidently used in the filming, with her lines circled in red crayon on many pages, and with very extensive notes in pencil and ink on inside wrappers and throughout the text. Random notes on the front cover include "The situation," "enjoy,""just work for the situation," and "dream sequence:everything you do-do more/Amanda in a dream." On the inside front cover are a number interesting inscriptions, including "using my intelligence [sic]/am not a baby any longer," "she's a person/I am playing her," and (possibly referring to her character, Amanda) "For the theatre/she'll do anything." The inside back cover too contains some interesting self-admonitory notes: "Accept it, summon all strength needed - save myself for other things/don't fight/enjoy when I can," and "Not intense/leads to only tension/relax." Every page of the promptbook is marked up, with Marilyn's lines underlined or bracketed in bright red ink, there are numerous changes in the lines and cues noted, and the margins of each page contain notes in ink and in pencil, evidently made at different times during the filming. Her extensive notes - which reveal Monroe's very serious and meticulous efforts to perfect her role as "Amanda Dell," the showgirl being romanced by an incognito billionaire - are too numerous to do more than briefly sample here. At the bottom of page 3, she writes "what a small world only theatre"; on page 4, where she is describing the attitudes toward women in the theatre, she writes "types like J. Gould," and reminds herself to say certain lines "like a child." National politics are the subject on a note on page 9, where she has written: "What's wrong with the Democratic party letting Nixon win" (the filming took place during the Presidential contest between Nixon and Kennedy). At page 8, she writes "Joan of Arc" at the top of the page, and, in the margin: "Joan of Arc [sic] hears voices - sound the wind makes in Roxbury around the corner of the house- like a human whistle." At the top of page 14, in bold letters, she writes "don't rush" and "scene made by the silences/don't rush on the silences on the lines rush if necessary." At the top of page 33 appear several provocative inscriptions: "If I have to kill myself I must do it," and "acting must/occur not be made/use something to make/this possible" At the end of her lines, on the last page, she records the final moments of the film: "he kisses her vastly." On the inside back wrapper she has written several telephone numbers including that of Dr. Greenson, her Beverly Hills psychiatrist.

  • USAUSA
  • 1999-10-27
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Producer Hal Wallis's working copy of the shooting script for Casablanca

Producer Hal Wallis's working copy of the shooting script for Casablanca Screenplay comprising both mimeographed and typed pages, titled "Casablanca" in type on upper cover and title page, additionally titled "Everybody Comes to Ricks E-27" in blue pencil at upper margin of title page, 170 pp, June 1, 1942, heavily annotated throughout in several hands and in type, in orange wraps with Warner Bros stamps, "Mr. Wallis" typed at upper center of cover, and "Master My Copy / Only / Must Keep" and "Basis 6/1/42 Rev. Final (yellow cover)" in pencil to upper cover. Provenance: Christie's, Collectibles, December 15, 1989, lot 612; the Richard Manney Collection. Casablanca—the classic that shouldn't have been. Based on an unsuccessful play, written and rewritten even during production, and starring an actor who had never carried a romantic film opposite the Scandinavian flavor of the moment, the film was not expected to be anything out of the ordinary. Its box office was respectable but not record-breaking, landing as the 7th best-selling film of the year. As time went by, however, the drama evolved into a timeless classic. The primary text present in this copy is the mimeographed shooting version of June 1, 1942 with pink and blue mimeo revision pages dated from June 5, June 13, and July 16 1942 bound in; present also are 26 typed pages, dated May 22, June 9 and July 14, 1942, bound in. The blue typed pages from July 14 (pp 147-149 as paginated) are titled "changes in new ending," and reflect the final direction of the last act of the film. In addition to the original typescript present here, many of the mimeo pages bear typed annotations, corrections and deletions, and the script is also marked throughout with handwritten additions and deletions, including several pencil notations recording the actual filming dates of particular scenes. The title page and cover give no writer attribution, listing only Hal Wallis as producer and Michael Curtiz as director. Legend has it that two teams of writers—the Epstein Brothers on the one hand and Howard Koch on the other—turned out revision pages throughout the course of filming, and it is likely that some of the typed pages here came directly from one typewriter or another. Hal Wallis is credited by critic Roger Ebert as the "key creative force" on the film, and this script is a living record of his efforts to steer the film through production. This copy includes—typed, not mimeo—a version of the famous final line, penned by Wallis himself: "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

  • USAUSA
  • 2013-11-26
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