A science based post, with some work related pictures and a link to an online catalogue at the end.
Welcome to the next post in this series of sharing posts. Our theme in this one is nature, and while most of the pieces I am linking to are about the present, we being with a journey back to…
385 MILLION YEARS AGO
This was when our ancestors first moved from the sea to the land. The usual reckoning is that the key development that led to this happening was to do with limbs, which would seem to be common sense. However, according to this piece on astrobio.net, there is an alternative view now being proposed that the key development was actually to do with vision not limbs. As is now my custom I am using an image to link to the full article:
Now we move back to the present, and we start with a distressing story about…
As wild rhino numbers continue to decline the poachers whose activities are most directly responsible for this decline are becoming more brazen. This story concerns a Rhino in a zoo which was shot for its horn. The saddest aspect of this story is that the wealthy Chinese who buy most rhino horns do so based on alleged properties of the substance that are entirely fictional – this is the same stuff that our own finger nails are made of, and no one would pay big money for those. As usual, the link is in the accompanying image.
LEMURS GET HIGH(COURTESY OF WEIT AND SPY IN THE WILD)
WEIT provide an introduction to the video, which you can read by clicking here. The video itself is embedded below for your delectation:
We end with a look, courtesy of rationalisingtheuniverse, at the neutrino. We have an image to serve as a link again:
A few of the images that feature in today’s post were done on Tuesday, most today. All are of items that will be going under the hammer on April 27th. We aim to have our catalogues ready about one month before the sale, which with a two-day sale coming up on the 30th and 31st effectively means that I have tomorrow and next week at my disposal for imaging.
A WIDE RANGE OF IMAGES
I will start with the images from Tuesday that I considered worth sharing…
Today’s images cover a wide range of interests, and I will deal with the best of them by category…
These items are in 250s to low 300s, so will go under the hammer near the end of the second hour of the auction…
The first four images are of lot 241
The next four images are lot 251
This lot is not of course militaria, but it was in amongst a box of militaria and was the only book of the day.
Given that we (James and Sons) are Norfolk based this picture had to be selected)
The cricket pic got in by way of ‘photographers privelege’!
This picture is by John Constable – ’nuff said
And completing the gallery for lot 259 this quirky oval picture
Lot 292 – a four image gallery.
Lot 300 – a spitfire badge
Lot 312 (four images)
Next up in today’s whistle stop tour are some bulk postcard lots…
This vast collection fo postcards came by post from Belgium!
The bulk of lot 634
The best of lot 634
To finish, some interesting miscellaneous items…
Some interesting pewter (I think it is pewter anyway)
Lot 703 – a collection of old tins
The glass front on this on is still clear enough that you can see trhe camera lens reflected in it!