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Dick Lipke
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Piece of moon on auction block new
      #5427866 - 09/18/12 05:19 PM

What dreams are made of,

www.space.com/17650-moon-rock-lunar-meteorite-auction.html

Looked it up and that is the entire meteorite as found(1815 g).


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peter scherff
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Reged: 07/11/06

Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: Dick Lipke]
      #5427940 - 09/18/12 05:58 PM

Hi Dick,

Don't worry, I will not bid against you in the auction. On a more serious note, I think if it was my rock I would wait until it was published in the Meteoritical Bulletin before selling it.

Peter


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Dick Lipke
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Reged: 02/20/07

Loc: Marine City,Mich.
Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5429032 - 09/19/12 11:04 AM

Quote:

Hi Dick,

Don't worry, I will not bid against you in the auction. On a more serious note, I think if it was my rock I would wait until it was published in the Meteoritical Bulletin before selling it.

Peter




Peter, You go ahead and put this in your personal collection.Make all of us here on CN proud to say we know the guy that bought this gem.MAPS said it may be paired
to DaG 400.
I am in no longer the position to any bidding,even on e-Bay.
Don't know what would happen if I jokingly put in a bid and turned out I was the only bidder.


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peter scherff
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Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: Dick Lipke]
      #5429279 - 09/19/12 01:56 PM Attachment (115 downloads)

Hi Dick,

Whenever I am tempted to buy a lunar meteorite I look at my sample of NWA 4936 and tell myself that I don't need another meteorite.

Peter


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Dick Lipke
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Loc: Marine City,Mich.
Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5429571 - 09/19/12 05:01 PM

Quote:

Hi Dick,

Whenever I am tempted to buy a lunar meteorite I look at my sample of NWA 4936 and tell myself that I don't need another meteorite.

Peter




Peter,That is the sign of intelligence and true self discipline.
Something I lacked BIG TIME when I got hooked on Meteorite collecting.


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peter scherff
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Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: Dick Lipke]
      #5429652 - 09/19/12 06:14 PM

Hi Dick,

If DaG 1058 is not big enough for you perhaps you would prefer NWA 5000 instead.

Peter


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sealevel
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Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5430788 - 09/20/12 11:58 AM Attachment (105 downloads)

Quote:

Hi Dick,

Whenever I am tempted to buy a lunar meteorite I look at my sample of NWA 4936 and tell myself that I don't need another meteorite.

Peter




I agree, Peter.

Davio R.


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sealevel
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Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: sealevel]
      #5430837 - 09/20/12 12:21 PM Attachment (105 downloads)

Quote:

Quote:

Hi Dick,

Whenever I am tempted to buy a lunar meteorite I look at my sample of NWA 4936 and tell myself that I don't need another meteorite.

Peter




I agree, Peter.

Davio R.




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sealevel
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Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: sealevel]
      #5430841 - 09/20/12 12:22 PM Attachment (106 downloads)

Or, Martians for that matter....

Davio R.

Edited by sealevel (09/20/12 05:01 PM)


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Dick Lipke
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Loc: Marine City,Mich.
Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5431291 - 09/20/12 04:39 PM

Quote:

Hi Dick,

If DaG 1058 is not big enough for you perhaps you would prefer NWA 5000 instead.

Peter




What a unbelievable find that was for Mr. Adam Hupe.
Rather than cut it up immediately and most likely make a fortune on it in no time, he sent it nearly around the world for years to have kids of all ages gaze in amazement at a piece of the moon only inches from their noses.
He is one fine gentleman.


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sealevel
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Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: Dick Lipke]
      #5431338 - 09/20/12 05:07 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Hi Dick,

If DaG 1058 is not big enough for you perhaps you would prefer NWA 5000 instead.

Peter




What a unbelievable find that was for Mr. Adam Hupe.
Rather than cut it up immediately and most likely make a fortune on it in no time, he sent it nearly around the world for years to have kids of all ages gaze in amazement at a piece of the moon only inches from their noses.
He is one fine gentleman.




Dick,
I agree! I'm very proud that he a is a fellow IMCA Member.

http://imca.cc/index.php?option=com_cb_search&task=usersList&Itemid=11

Davio R.


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PhilCo126
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Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: sealevel]
      #5434091 - 09/22/12 09:36 AM

http://www.isciencetimes.com/articles/3806/20120919/largest-moon-rock-auctioned-expected-sell-380.htm

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bob71741
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Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5438566 - 09/24/12 06:10 PM

Just got my November S&T and there is a 2/3 page ad for the Heritage Auctions in it;in addition to the moon meteorite previously mentioned, there are 99 other rare meteorites up for auction this coming Oct 14th.

goto HA.com/6089 for photos/details about the meteorites


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peter scherff
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Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: bob71741]
      #5471510 - 10/15/12 12:53 PM

The rock sold. I didn't see many bargains in the auction.

Peter


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Glassthrower
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Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5471567 - 10/15/12 01:20 PM

I'm stunned that it sold at that price. That is not a knock on the specimen, but the buyer's market on big-ticket meteorites has not been very good in recent years. This sale is the largest I am aware of, in at least the last five years. Six-figure sales are not unheard of, but they are not very common either.

And I agree with Peter, not a lot of bargains at this auction. Especially when you factor in the extra fees a big auction house charges, which might amount to 25% or more of the final bid price. (it varies from auction house to auction house of course)

Those were some gorgeous specimens however, and it would be nice to win the lottery and go on a bidding spree at an auction like that.


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Glassthrower
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Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5471582 - 10/15/12 01:27 PM

PS - this is a good example of mainstream media attention boosting seller fortunes. This auction was picked up by all of the major newswires and blogs. The right buyer just happened to catch one of those stories or press releases. But sometimes these big auctions get ignored as well, so the market is a fickle mistress.

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peter scherff
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Re: Piece of moon on auction block [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5471601 - 10/15/12 01:42 PM

The only thin I got from the auction was the catalog.

Peter


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Staredge
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Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5570003 - 12/13/12 09:41 PM

I would love to have a piece of the moon.

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contrailmaker
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Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: Staredge]
      #5572645 - 12/15/12 01:50 PM

Will:

You can obtain lunar meteorite fragments for reasonable prices from reputable dealers. Adam Hupe has many for auction on ebay. Another good source is meteoritemarket.com.

cm


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Glassthrower
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Re: Piece of moon on auction block new [Re: contrailmaker]
      #5572653 - 12/15/12 01:58 PM

I second meteoritemarket.com. Eric Twelker is a first-rate dealer and professional. I have bought many high-quality specimens from him at very good prices. He is one of the few dealers who I can recommend without any reservations whatsoever. Good guy and good meteorites.

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