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Original Stephen Hickman Oil/Canvas Unicorn Painting Science Fiction Fantasy Art

December 27, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

ORIG Stephen Hickman Oil/Canvas Unicorn Painting Science Fiction Fantasy Art Done Covers For Heinlein Niven Pournelle McCaffrey etc.
Ending January 5, 2015 9:50PM http://yqz.me/Stephen_Hickman

Up in this auction is an amazing piece, an original Stephen Hickman oil on canvas of a fierce Unicorn. Stephen Hickman is a Science Fiction and Fantasy Illustrator artist. The painting is monogrammed and dated 1980 in the lower right and measures approx. 30″ across. Truly a stunning piece by a master award winning listed artist.

We found the following information on his site stephenhickman (Great Site!):

ORIG Stephen Hickman Oil/Canvas Unicorn Painting Science Fiction Fantasy Art Done Covers For Heinlein Niven Pournelle McCaffrey etc.

ORIG Stephen Hickman Oil/Canvas Unicorn Painting Science Fiction Fantasy Art Done Covers For Heinlein Niven Pournelle McCaffrey etc.

Stephen Hickman has been illustrating science fiction and fantasy for three decades. His work is inspired by the masters of fantasy and science fiction writing — J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Clark Ashton Smith.

His illustrations have been used as cover work for many contemporary writers: Stephen Brust, Hal Colbatch, Tom Cool, Gordon Dickson, David Drake, Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Jerry Pournelle, and Steve Stirling among others.

Hickman’s work has earned him critical acclaim, including a World Science Fiction Convention’s Hugo Award and 5 Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.

Since 1976 Hickman has illustrated over 400 covers for Ace, Baen, Ballantine, Bantam, Berkeley, Dell, Del Rey, Doubleday, Phage Press, Tor, Warren Publications and others.

In 1988 Hickman wrote The Lemurian Stone (Ace Books), which formed the basis for his Pharazar Mythos illustrations, The Lion Pavillion, is one example, and is also reproduced along with The Archers, in the 1994 edition of Spectrum.

In 1994 he was awarded a Hugo Award from the World Science Fiction Convention for the United States Postal Service’s Space Fantasy Commemorative Booklet of stamps, the first official recognition by the government of the SF genre.

In 1996, Hickman created the Cthulhu statuette inspired by an earlier cover illustration done for H.P. Lovecraft’s story The Call of Cthulhu (Baen Books). The statuette was produced and distributed by Bowen Designs. A second edition is now available, as well as a bust of H.P. Lovecraft himself.

14th Century Vellum Mass Antique Mediaeval Antiphonal Page Illuminated

December 17, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

14th Century Vellum Mass Antique Mediaeval Antiphonal Page Illuminated Italian or Croatian 1350-1400 Starting December 18, 2014 18:38:01 PST
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Description composed by world renowned Asian expert & appraiser, Mr. Anthony Lee. His bio is below. Up in this auction is an antique (14th Century circa 1350 to 1400) mediaeval antiphonal page, vellum. Probably Italy or Croatia, ca 1350 – 1400.
It is the ordo of the mass section. in remissiónem peccatorum. Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum, et vitam ventúri sæculi. Amen.

Antique Mediaeval Antiphonal Page Illuminated Italian or Croatian 1350-1400 yqz 14th Century Vellum Mass Section Nicaen/Apostles Creed

Antique Mediaeval Antiphonal Page Illuminated Italian or Croatian 1350-1400 yqz
14th Century Vellum Mass Section Nicaen/Apostles Creed


Translates to: The forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
It is the end of the Apostles or Nicaen Creed (CREDO)
And then going into the SANCTUS
“Holy Holy Holy lord, God of Power and might” – the start of 2 Sanctus at the bottom.
Antiphonal are huge pages from large books of the order of the mass large enough to be visible by a large number of choir members from one lectern traditionally in the choir section of the church.

It measures approx. 12 1/2″ x 18 3/4″ for the visible, matted, glazed and framed approx. 19 1/4″ x 26″.

Antique Scientific Equipment Laboratory Vacuum Pump Bell Jar Scientific Hobunkwan

December 14, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique Scientific Equipment Laboratory Vacuum Pump Bell Jar Scientific Hobunkwan Auction Ending 12/22/14 http://yqz.me/Hobunkwan

Antique Scientific Equipment  Laboratory Vacuum Pump Bell Jar Scientific Hobunkwan

Antique Scientific Equipment Laboratory Vacuum Pump Bell Jar Scientific Hobunkwan

Early 1900’s, mahogany and brass single arm vacuum pump with a name plate for Hobunkwan, Osaka. It has a mahogany base board situated on mahogany feet. It has a turned column for the iron pump arm and a brass piston casing. A series of tubes feeds to a 8 1/2″ diameter brass plate with a frosted glass top. It has a hand-blown glass bell jar with lots of bubbles. There is a hook inside of the dome, also made of glass. It measures at approx. 29 1/2″ tall x 28 1/2″ long x 9 3/4 deep. This is a solid, heavy piece. There are places of wood rubbing, mahogany wood chipping, and wear on the metals and cast iron handle. Oxidation and signs of well use on the brass piston casing. The glass bell jar is in great condition. Please make sure to check all of our photos. Overall nice antiquated laboratory equipment. Happy Bidding.

Antique Mills Five Cent Spearmint Gum Gambling Gooseneck Slot Machine

December 14, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique Mills Five Cent Spearmint Gum Gambling Gooseneck Slot Machine Ending 12/22/14 http://yqz.me/antiqueSlotMachine

Antique Mills Five Cent Spearmint Gooseneck Slot Machine numbered 55297. We do not claim to be experts in slot machines so we will share with you what we know. Set on a wooden base, this slot machine functions when we placed a nickle in the slot and pull the lever. So cool! Along the front of the machine it lists all of the different combinations you can get with the different types of gum symbols. Embossed along the front is a bell with

EARLY Antique Mills Five Cent Spearmint Gum Gambling Gooseneck Slot Machine

WORKS! EARLY Antique Mills Five Cent Spearmint Gum Gambling Gooseneck Slot Machine

1776 and a small owl. We are missing the back cover and the wooden base has losses to the front. There is paint loss on the machine and the inside is in need of a good cleaning with some oxidation to the metal. It measures approx. 24″ tall by 14″ wide. Be sure to see all our photos for specifics. A great piece to leave as-is or to restore! We just love it! HAPPY BIDDING!!

Mills Novelty Company from wiki:

The Mills Novelty Company, Incorporated of Chicago, Illinois was once a leading manufacturer of coin operated machines, including slot machines, vending machines, and jukeboxes, in the United States. Between about 1905 and 1930, the company’s products included the Mills Violano-Virtuoso and its predecessors, celebrated machines that automatically played a violin and, after about 1909, a piano. By 1944 the name of the company had changed to Mills Industries, Incorporated. The slot machine division was then owned by Bell-O-Matic Corporation. By the late 1930s, vending machines were being installed by Mills Automatic Merchandising Corporation of New York.

Old Hollywood Cab Calloway’s Personal Items Going Up for Auction

November 19, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Estate Auction Inc. will roll out the red carpet for Old Hollywood starting November 25, 2014. You can be part of the Cab Calloway legacy, and be part of his history. To be part of Cab Calloway’s legacy would be pretty great considering he was a spirited showman, extraordinary singer, talented actor and trendsetting fashion plate. A truly larger than life figure in American pop culture.

Cab Calloway's personal items up for auction Novemeber 2014

Cab Calloway’s personal items up for auction Novemeber 2014

We ended up with a large cache of Cab Calloway’s personal items. Over 170 separate items. All were the personal property of Cab Calloway prior to his passing in 1994. Each will be accompanied by two COA’s, tracing their provenance back to Cab Calloway.

Over 45 plaques from every organization, group and business under the sun, including plaques from: The Blue Note in New York City; The Flo-Bert Award; The Kitani Foundation; Los Angeles County Public Library; The Filmmakers Series New School; Rheingold Award (Contributions to the Children of the City of New York); Cook County Department of Corrections; N.A.A.C.P. Boston Branch; National Shoes; United Air Lines; City of St. Louis; Long Beach City College Foundation; National Urban League Guild Award; Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame; Baltimore Links; Tamarack Lodge; Society of Singers and Lamont “The Shadow” Patterson; Audelco; Provident Medical Center; City of Los Angeles; Nuffie and Cab Admirers; Rose Marie and Danny Thomas with St. Jude Hospital; Duke Ellington Memorial Award, Cotton Club Girls etc.

Over 30 Proclamations, Resolutions, and Certificates from Cities, States and Counties around the country including; City of Miami Beach; Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Signed by Michael Dukakis); San Antonio, TX; Brooklyn, NY; City of New York (Signed by Rudolph Giuliani); Baltimore City; Kansas City, MO; County of Los Angeles; Sonoma County, CA; Wilmington, DE; Washington DC (Signed by Marion Barry, Jr); City of Minneapolis; State of New York (Signed by John E Flynn); City of Dallas; Borough of Manhattan; City of New York (Signed by Ed Koch); Rochester, NY, Etc.

Cab Calloway's personal items up for auction Novemeber 2014

Cab Calloway’s personal items up for auction Novemeber 2014

Invitations to the White House (Lyndon Johnson), Personal Letter from Bill Clinton, Invitation to dine with Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Invitation to Lyndon Johnson Dinner at the Hotel Plaza

Posters, Photos, Advertisements, Artwork (collages), Trophy, Newspaper articles and full paper, etc. http://yqz.me/Cab_Calloway

1878 Antique 18K Gold Guilloche Enamel Longines Ernest Francillon Pocket Watch

August 25, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

1878 Antique 18K Gold Guilloche Enamel Longines Ernest Francillon Pocket Watch
Key Wind #152931 c 1878 Exquisite Black/Blue Enameling Ending Sept. 1, 2014 18:40:01 PDT http://yqz/me/guillochewatch

Up in this auction is an original Ernest Francillon Solid 18K Gold and black & blue enameled Longines pocket watch. 15 Jewel, key wind, serial

1878 Antique 18K Gold Guilloche Enamel Longines Ernest Francillon Pocket Watch

1878 Antique 18K Gold Guilloche Enamel Longines Ernest Francillon Pocket Watch

number 152931 on the back plate, marked 18 in numerous spots on the case, but we also acid tested it and it is solid 18K gold. It has an exquisite guilloche case with black enamel leaves and designs with just a touch of accent blues. The face is marked simply Ernest Francillon. The exterior case is in superb condition, the signed interior back plate has some key scratches on it and it needs a new crystal as it is missing. We do not have a key to fit this, so we do not know if it works, so you are buying it as is. It weighs 36.23 grams, even the fob ring tested 18K gold.

Ernest Francillon (born 10 July 1834 in Lausanne), was the Swiss manager of Longines watches and an entrepreneur. He was the nephew of Auguste Agassiz. He died on 3 April 1900 in Saint-Imier, where he founded the factory. A monument to has memory was erected on 13 October 1907.

Brief History: Longines Watch Company

In 1832, Auguste Agassiz began selling etablissage-produced watches under the name “Agassiz & Compagnie” and was particularly successful selling those watches in North America.

In the 1850’s, Agassiz passed control of his company to his nephew, Ernest Francillon. Francillon wanted to modernize the production of watches and believed that bringing all the final assembly and finish operations together into one factory would be a more efficient method of production. To accomplish this, Francillon built a factory on a piece of land known as “Les Longines” and the Longines brand was born.

The A. Wittnauer Co. became the exclusive sales agent for Longines in 1880, starting a relationship that would last for 114 years

EXTREMELY RARE! Desk Roller Barrel Organ 1 of 2 Ever Made!

July 15, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

RARE 1899 Dieffenbacher Roller Barrel Organ Upright Hotel Drop Down Desk NR yqz
WORKS By Cabinet/Organ Maker From Hershey Museum OOAK Ending Jul 24, 2014 18:32:01 PDT http://yqz.me/desk-organ

This is what we love about this business. Coming across a piece of history like this. We were recently at an estate auction in Pennsylvania and this piece came up. We could not resist it. It is a barrel organ (also called a roller organ) built into an upright desk, with two drawers on the bottom, a drop down leaf and a series of cubby holes at the top. Signed by P.L. Dieffenbacher of Turbotville, Pennsylvania. To us it looks like a hotel lobby type desk.

When we bought it we thought we would go home and do some quick research on it and that would be that. BUT NO… we could not find another like it anywhere. So… doing some research on where to look lead us to an amazing organization, full of even more remarkable people. AMICA The Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors’ Association. We contacted the president of the chapter for our area and he graciously agreed to look at photos of it. Next thing we knew we had folks calling, emailing, and sharing information about this remarkable piece. Here are the facts as we were able to determine them:

This was made by P.L. Dieffenbacher of Turbotville, PA

He was a cabinet maker and organ maker.

Including this one only three of his instruments are known of. Two organs and one musical contraption for doing bird calls.

RARE 1899 Dieffenbacher Roller Barrel Organ Upright Hotel Drop Down Desk

RARE 1899 Dieffenbacher Roller Barrel Organ Upright Hotel Drop Down Desk

All three of those instruments were at one time donated to the Hershey Museum by Dieffenbacher’s granddaughter.

The above facts are noted in Ray Brunner’s fantastic book, That Ingenious Business: Pennsylvania-German Organ Builders (The Pennsylvania-German Society, 1990)

In that book, Mr. Brunner pictures both the other organ and this organ that we are selling. (Mr. Brunner currently owns that other organ.)

All of those instruments were sold when the Hershey Museum deaccessioned their antique collection. (15 to 20 years ago.)

This organ was restored by James McFarland somewhere around 1976.

Due to its size and weight we are putting down pick up only, right here in our metropolis of Seaford, Delaware, but we can make arrangements to ship it anywhere in the world. eMail us for a quote to your doorstep.

Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 149 lbs in a 56 x 36 x 30 box.

Antique 19th C Brass French Carriage Clock ORIGINAL BOX Victorian Era France

July 10, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique 19th C Brass French Carriage Clock ORIGINAL BOX Victorian Era France yqz
Removable Panel To Display Clock ~ Unique! Ending July 20, 2014 18:50:01 PDT http://yqz.me/Carriage-Clock

Up in this auction is a 19th century Carriage Brass & Glass Clock signed French. It has its ORIGINAL BOX which is quite unique. The box has a red

Antique 19th C Brass French Carriage Clock ORIGINAL BOX Victorian Era France

Antique 19th C Brass French Carriage Clock ORIGINAL BOX Victorian Era France

removable panel that will allow the clock to be seen with it fully inside. This would help to protect it while it was riding around. It is quite unique that an original box would still be in such good shape, given the age. It has an rectangle beveled glass view window on the top under a small swing handle, and the other 4 sides are flaned with the same great beveled glass. The white face has a few hairlines through it, but they do not seem to hinder performance. This piece is in working order as it stands, however it will need a good once over when you receive it, as with any antique clock that is shipped any distance. The piece is signed only France on the face. A well made clock in a small package with its original box. It measures approx. 5″ tall and 3 1/4″ wide by only 2 1/2″ deep. The box measures approx. 4″ x 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″. The box is near shabby chic condition, just wear commensurate with age and a crack across the lid that does not hinder function. What a fun find! Good Luck!

1989 REDSOX SIGNED Wooden Bat 12 Signatures Greenwell Boggs Romero Smithson

July 10, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

1989 REDSOX SIGNED Wooden Bat 12 Signatures Greenwell Boggs Romero Smithson yqz
Evans Kutcher Price Gedman Cerone Lamp Clemens Smith Ending Jul 18, 2014 18:56:01 PDT http://yqz.me/1989-Boston-Redsox-bat

In this auction we have a wooden Louisville Slugger bat signed by some of the 1989 Boston Redsox. We will list the 12 signatures below. This bat

1989 REDSOX SIGNED Wooden Bat 12 Signatures Greenwell Boggs Romero Smithson

1989 REDSOX SIGNED Wooden Bat 12 Signatures Greenwell Boggs Romero Smithson

is 34″ long and is marked in marker on the handle “39”. Take a minute to look at our awesome photos. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out. Good Luck! It is signed by…..

Mike Greenwell

Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox from 1985 – 1996 Made major league debut on 5 September 1985. Named to Baseball Digest magazine’s 1987 Rookie All-Star Team. Inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2008.

Wade Boggs

Five-time American League batting champion Wade Boggs ranks with Tony Gwynn of the National League’s San Diego Padres as the greatest pure hitters of their generation (1980s through 1990s). In his 18-year career, Boggs racked up 3,010 hits for a career average of .328. This was accomplished in the pre-steroids, doctored-baseball era when baseball parks had more generous dimensions and were more pitcher-friendly than they were today.

Boggs was a member of the 1986 American League Champion Boston Red Sox and the 1996 World’s Championship New York Yankees team. The third baseman, who won a Gold Glove for fielding excellence with the Yankees, played in 12 consecutive major league All Star Games from 1985 through 1996. In 2005, he was voted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility and was enshrined as a Red Sox player.

Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens was born on August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio. In 1983, he joined the Red Sox. In 1986, he achieved a 24-4 record, earned the Cy Young Award and was named Most Valuable Player. In 2004, after stepping out of retirement, he pitched for the Astros. Over the next three years, he led the club to its first-ever World Series. He returned to the New York Yankees in 2007 for his final season.

Rich Gedman

Twice All-Star (1985–86) The Sporting News’ AL Rookie of the Year (1981) Selected for the All-Star team by UPI and The Sporting News (1985) Caught Dennis Eckersley’s one-hitter game (September 26, 1980) Set two AL records for putouts in a game [20] and in consecutive games [36] (April 29–30, 1986) Hit for the cycle and drove in 7 runs against the Blue Jays (September 18, 1985) Reached base in all five at-bats of historic game 5 of the 1986 American League Championship Series. This included a two-run home run in the second inning and a hit-by-pitch in the ninth inning that set up Dave Henderson’s dramatic two-out home run.

Ed Romero

1989 REDSOX SIGNED Wooden Bat 12 Signatures Greenwell Boggs Romero Smithson

1989 REDSOX SIGNED Wooden Bat 12 Signatures Greenwell Boggs Romero Smithson

Edgardo Ralph Romero Rivera (born December 9, 1957 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a former infielder for the Milwaukee Brewers (1977, 1980–85 and 1989), Boston Red Sox (1986–89), Atlanta Braves (1989) and Detroit Tigers (1990). He currently serves as the manager of the Tri-City Valley Cats.(Single A short season of the Houston Astros). He helped the Brewers win the 1981 American League Eastern Division and the 1982 AL Pennant and the Red Sox win the 1986 AL Pennant and 1988 AL Eastern Division. In 12 seasons, Romero played in 730 games and had 1,912 at bats, 218 runs, 473 hits, 79 doubles, 1 triple, 8 home runs, 155 RBI, 9 stolen bases, 140 walks, a .247 batting average, .298 on-base percentage, .302 slugging percentage, 578 total bases, 36 sacrifice hits, 18 sacrifice flies and 4 intentional walks. In 2007, Romero was the Florida Marlins’ minor league infield coordinator. He was the Houston Astros’ third-base coach in 2008, and their bench coach in 2009. In 2010, he was named manager of the Tri-City Valley Cats of the New York-Penn League He lives in Wellington, Florida.But He is now as of 2013 renting an apartment in Albany, New York because he manages a team located nearby in the HVCC campus.

Dwight Evans

Dwight Michael Evans (born November 3, 1951), nicknamed Dewey,[1] is an American former professional baseball right fielder and right-handed batter who played with the Boston Red Sox (1972–90) and Baltimore Orioles (1991) in Major League Baseball. Evans won eight Gold Glove Awards (1976, 1978–79 and 1981–85). In the 1970s and 1980s, Evans played in the outfield with Hall of Famer Jim Rice as well as all-stars Fred Lynn and Tony Armas.

Rick Cerone

Cerone signed with the Boston Red Sox on April 15, 1988, and in 84 games with the Red Sox, Cerone had a .269 batting average with 3 HR and 27 RBI, as he and Rich Gedman shared the catching duties. The Red Sox won the American League East division, however, Cerone did not appear in any playoff games. He returned to the Red Sox for the 1989 season, as Cerone hit .243 with 4 HR and 48 RBI in 102 games with Boston, however, the Red Sox fell short in making the post-season. On December 19, Boston released Cerone.

Randy Kutcher

Randy Scott Kutcher (born April 20, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball utility outfielder for the San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox from 1986 through 1990. He batted and threw right-handed. Kutcher was born in Anchorage, Alaska. He was a member of two division-winning teams in his three seasons with the Red Sox, in 1988 and 1990, when he and Kevin Romine split duties as reserve outfielders for the Red Sox behind All-Star starters Mike Greenwell, Ellis Burks and Dwight Evans. Kutcher wore jersey number 5 and, later, 55. In 448 career at bats, Kutcher was a .228 hitter with 10 home runs and 40 runs batted in.

Dennis Lamp

Lamp was born in Los Angeles, California.[1] After graduating from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California in 1971,[2] Lamp was selected in the third round (62nd overall) by the Cubs in that year’s MLB Draft. In a 19-season career, Lamp posted a 96-96 record with a 3.93 ERA and 35 saves in 639 games pitched. His best season was 1985: 11-0 and a 3.32 ERA in 105 innings. In 1984 with the Blue Jays, Lamp came up just one win short of Luis Arroyo’s 1961 record for most consecutive wins by a reliever. Lamp was involved in two individual career milestones involving a pair of future Baseball Hall of Famers. On August 13, 1979, he gave up Lou Brock’s 3000th hit.[4] He also surrendered Cal Ripken, Jr.’s first major-league hit, a third-inning infield single in the White Sox’s 8–7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Memorial Stadium on August 16, 1981.

Lee Smith

After losing the 1986 World Series to the New York Mets, the Red Sox compiled a winning percentage below .500 for 1987. One of the main problems

1989 REDSOX SIGNED Wooden Bat 12 Signatures Greenwell Boggs Romero Smithson

1989 REDSOX SIGNED Wooden Bat 12 Signatures Greenwell Boggs Romero Smithson

was a weak bullpen, and Smith was brought in to rectify the relief problems. Despite giving up a game-winning home run in his 1988 opening day Fenway Park debut, Smith posted his best ERA in five years.[24] The Red Sox had the good fortune of being in the American League’s Eastern division; in September, they caught the Detroit Tigers and held off every other team to clinch Smith’s second and last trip to the postseason. In Game 2 of the 1988 ALCS against the Oakland Athletics, Smith gave up three singles, including Walt Weiss’ game-winning RBI single, in the ninth inning of a tied game. Boston had a 0–2 series deficit going to Oakland. After Boston lost Game 3, Smith surrendered two insurance runs after entering Game 4 with the score 2–1 to complete the four-game sweep. Smith’s salary rose to over $1.4 million, but he followed his 1988 season with a mediocre 1989, finishing with his worst ERA in five years. For the seventh consecutive season, his number of innings pitched decreased or remained the same. However, he compiled 12.23 strikeouts per nine innings, nearly two higher than any other season of his career. It was also the last of his four seasons with more than 10 strikeouts per nine innings. Smith’s statistics for the 1980s gave him a valid claim as the best reliever of the decade, although he was rivaled by Jeff Reardon. While Smith had four consecutive 30-save seasons, Reardon finished the decade with five consecutive. Smith saved 234 games by the end of 1989, and Reardon had 266. Reardon was also a member of the 1987 World Series-winning Minnesota Twins. On December 6, 1989, the Red Sox had both closers on their roster when they signed Reardon as a free agent. Two of the past decade’s most dominating closers in history were even pitching in games together for Boston for the first month of 1990 with Reardon setting up Smith for a save on April 18—a game started by a third famous pitcher, Roger Clemens. The unusual double-closer situation lasted less than a month before Smith was traded to St. Louis for slugging outfielder Tom Brunansky on May 4, 1990

Mike Smithson

Billy Mike Smithson (born January 21, 1955 in Centerville, Tennessee) is a retired American professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher who appeared in 240 games in the Major Leagues over eight seasons (1982–1989) for the Texas Rangers. Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox. Smithson stood 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) tall and weighed 215 pounds (98 kg). After attending the University of Tennessee, Smithson was selected by the Red Sox in the fifth round of the 1976 Major League Baseball Draft. During the course of his seven-year minor league apprenticeship, he participated in the longest baseball game in history between the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings during the 1981 season. During the early morning hours of Sunday, April 19, 1981, he worked the full 15th, 16th and 17th innings, and got two outs in the 18th inning before turning the ball over to Win Remmerswaal. Smithson allowed two hits and three bases on balls in 32⁄3 innings pitched—but no runs. The game was suspended after 32 innings, and resumed June 23; Smithson’s PawSox won it in the bottom of the 33rd frame. After attending spring training with the 1982 Red Sox, Smithson was traded to the Rangers on April 9 for left-handed relief pitcher John Henry Johnson. He was recalled by the Rangers from the Triple-A Denver Bears and began his MLB career late in August as a starting pitcher—the role he would play for much of his big-league tenure.

Joe Price

Joseph Walter Price (born November 11, 1956 in Inglewood, California), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the Major Leagues from 1980 to 1990. He played college baseball for Oklahoma State University from 1975 to 1976,[1] and played for the University of Oklahoma in 1977.[2] On June 7, 1977, Price was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 4th round with the 102nd of the 1977 amateur draft.

Human Skull Shrunken Head Mummified Zombie

July 8, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Human Skull Shrunken Head Mummified Zombie Sideshow Oddity Sealed in Glass yqz

Human Skull Shrunken Head Mummified Zombie Sideshow Oddity Sealed in Glass

Human Skull Shrunken Head Mummified Zombie Sideshow Oddity Sealed in Glass


A Great Gaff on a Stick Not Sure Who By UNUSUAL Ending Jul 14, 2014 18:36:01 PDT http://yqz.me/Shrunken-Head-Mummified

Ok, we always wanted to have a shrunken head, and one came up at an auction recently and we were bound and determined to win it and bring it home to offer it up here on eBay.

Obviously made, most likely to go in a sideshow of oddities somewhere, the blonde shrunken head has two horns coming out of its nostrils, a ring piercing the bridge of the nose, eyes shut and lips looking stitched shut. The head is mounted on an old stick with a wound cord on it. All this mounted and SEALED in an old upside down glass pitcher with an applied handle, a top adhered to that, mounted in an old biscuit tin. We could not get it open. Overall it measures approx. 14 1/4″ high. This is just plain too cool and a must have for anyone who loves oddities.

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