Saturday, May 28, 2011

Actor Larry Hagman Fossil

The actor made famous for his role as the oil baron J.R. Ewing on the television show Dallas, Larry Hagman is auctioning of his cephalopod fossil grouped with geodes. It is lot number 7 and described as "Two two blue and white crystal geodes, together with a fossil of squid in black marble. Fossil, 8 by 12 inches". Estimated price $100-200 US and already has an on-line bid.

UPDATE: Ammonite/Geodes sold for $200.

CLICK LINK HERE to see the auction site with pictures of the items and also a picture of where they were displayed in his home. The polished cephalopods appear to be from Morocco (Silurian Period?). These items are decorations and not part of a formal collection.  It is neat to see them in an auction with all the television/movie items.

Another item that is interesting is the replica of the genie bottle from his television show I Dream of Jeannie.   CLICK HERE TO VIEW.  Estimated value $1000-2000.

UPDATE: Replica genie bottle sold for $8000!

The auction will be June 4, 2011 at Julian's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California with Internet bidding as well.  Free Public Exhibition: Monday, May 23rd - Friday, June 3rd Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (P.S.T.) (Closed Sundays) Live and Online Auction: Saturday, June 4, 2011 Session I: 10:00 a.m. P.S.T. Session II: 2:00 p.m. P.S.T. Location: Julien's Auctions Beverly Hills 9665 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 150 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 For more information email or call 310-836-1818

Embedded in this posts is a television story about the auction. Mr. Hagman's wife has sick and it appears he needs to downsize their estate and move where she can get treatment.


Waldron Shale Graptolite - Acanthograptus?

Unidentified graptolite found in Waldron Shale (Silurian Period) of Jennings County, Indiana USA.

Specimen 2 cm tall and 1 cm wide.  It looks like undetermined identification #1 in the The Silurian Experience Field Guide on the Rochester Shale page 78.

UPDATE (May-2020): Primitive Worlds Rochester Shale web site now lists that as likely Acanthograptus sp.