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About this blog

As the photographer at a local auction house, I often find astro-related items in lots coming up for sale (some tenuous I pre-warn you!).

Decided it was time to start sharing these little treasures.

Hopefully you'll find it interesting, illuminating, amusing and perhaps even remind you of things from your own past... or even getting dusty in the garage!

Won't be in any particular order, or any theme.... just as and when I find the time to share.

Enjoy! 😀

Damian

So to kick things off - a gold and pearl brooch in the shape of a comet:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BR_Standard_Class_9F_92220_Evening_Star

 

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https://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/c/Brands/Omega/Omega-Constellation/

 

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https://birrcastle.com/telescope-astronomy/

 

This next lots takes me back to rainy days sitting in the caravan on family holidays in South Wales - Amroth, Pembrokeshire!

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starblazer

 

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Lot #4

Some artwork for you with a 'spacey' theme. This time from one of the UK's favourite artists, although not my cup of tea to be honest. Here we have three cold cast sculptures: "Its Good to be Bad', 'Catch a FallingStar' and 'Space Cadets'.  

TakMan

TakMan

 

Lot #3

Something I really wanted... but was out-bid ! A vintage lunar crater glass paperweight. "What was I going to do with it?" asked the wife.... no idea, but it looked great! https://www.caithnessglass.co.uk     The explanation of the design - why I posted it here! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expo_'70

TakMan

TakMan

 

Lot #2

Found this young chap looking out at me from a mixed bag of old black and white press photographs. Recognise him... sans monocle..! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Moore A Hermes silk scarf, decorated with signs of the Zodiac. 88cm square. Estimate £140-160 https://www.hermes.com/uk/en/category/women/scarves-and-silk-accessories/#||Category      

TakMan

TakMan

 

Lot #1

A 'Star Sapphire' ring. A type of gemstone that exhibits a star-like phenomenon when a bright point source of light is pointed at it - known as an 'asterism' - there you go, two 'astronomy' links! A new one on me, photographed plenty of Moonstone rings, but not one of these before... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapphire#Star_sapphire So, let's add a Moonstone ring into the mix... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonstone_(gemstone)  

TakMan

TakMan

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