Agatha Christie Limited Edition Writers Series Fountain Pen
The design of the Writers Edition created in honour of Agatha Christie is based on Montblanc's classic style of the early 1920s. Around the cap, made of black precious resin, winds a snake made of 925 sterling silver, which hints at the creeping tension of the author’s novels and also serves as the clip of the pen. The eyes of the snake are set with two rubies that glint bewitchingly. The head of the snake is also engraved on the rhodium-plated 18-karat gold nib. Each Agatha Christie Writers Edition pen is also decorated with the signature of the grande dame of the crime novel. The Agatha Christie was the second limited edition of Montblanc's 'Writers Series', and followed the release of the 'Hemingway'. Both have become extremely sought-after models in the ensuing decades.
A fine limited edition 1994 patron of art louis xiv 4810 fountain pen with box and paper. Ref: 28612, No.1934/4810, manufactured in 1994. The vermeil barrel and cap engraved with foliate design, recalls the interior decoration of the
rooms and salons of Versailles, cap top decorated with Monblanc star in black resin, 18K gold engraved nib with heartshaped hole, decorated with bows, common fashion accessory for the court, together with personal service card,
international warranty, reply card, original
box and outer card.
Louis VIX: the Sun King. He is a historically
controversial figure, but he is also universally recognized for his appreciation of the fine arts. Louis XIV founded numerous leading European cultural academies, took a personal interest in
promising, talented artists and created an
edifice that will always be associated with
his name: the Palace of Versailles.
Prince Regent Patron of Art Limited Edition 4810 Fountain Pen. Blue resin barrel, 18K gold-plated filigree in the Regency style. 18K
gold nib with crown motif. Outer sleeve, outer box, display box,booklet. Launch: 1995. Limitation: 4810 Fountain Pens worldwide.
Gold plated 925 sterling silver fretwork, 18K gold nib, The pen is new, in mint condition, never used, with box and papers.
The Patron of Art Edition The Prince Regent pays tribute to this British king and patron of the arts with a pen of truly regal appearance. A
fascinating fretwork pattern winds over the deep blue precious resin barrel of the pen.The cap is decorated by a crown whose delicate composition recalls the keen eye for detail of royal craftsmen of the past. Despite various periods of turmoil during his reign, King George
IV of Britain, with his appreciation for the fine arts, managed to shape British culture to his taste. His influence is still visible today. Because of the monarch's penchant for culture, art forms from the period of his reign are known as those of the Regency Period .
A fine limited edition 1996 Patron of Art 4810 Semiramis fountain pen in factory box. Ref: 28624, No.1982/4810, manufactured in 1996. The black resin barrel is embraced by gold-plated fretwork inlays red enamel lacquer, the clip
decorated by heraldic animal of Ishtar, cap top imprinted Montblanc star, 18K gold engraved nib recalls the great era of Semiramis, in double factory sealed box with original packaging.
The politically astute Queen Semiramis is responsible for uniting the two countries of Babylon and Assyria to create one of the most fascinating empires of the ancient world.
Semiramis, as a lover of fine arts and patron of Nabu, the tutelary deity of the scribes, ordered the building of several palaces and monuments. It was under her rule that the gigantic Gate of Ishtar and the legendary second Wonder of
the World the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were created.
A commemorative stamp is a postage stamp,
often issued on a significant date such as an
anniversary, to honor or commemorate a place,
event, person, or object. The subject of the
commemorative stamp is usually spelled out in
print, unlike definitive stamps which normally
depict the subject along with the denomination
and country name only. Many postal services issue
several commemorative stamps each year, sometimes holding first day of issue ceremonies at locations connected with the subjects.
Commemorative stamps can be used alongside
ordinary stamps. Unlike definitive stamps that are often reprinted and sold over a prolonged period of time for general usage, commemorative stamps are usually printed in limited quantities and sold for a much shorter period of time, usually until supplies run out.
This lot includes the full collection of Indian commemorative stamps that are all in mint
condition and are unhinged. There are a total of
2,094 Indian commemorative stamps part of this
collection. These are all the commemorative
stamps launched by India since independence. The
stamp collection dates from 1946 to 2009. The
collector took over a decade to put this collection together.
Signed 8 x10 photo of Freddy Mercury of the rock band "Queen" Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara - Indian Parsi) was a British singer,
songwriter and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant
stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range. As a songwriter, he composed many hits for Queen, including "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Somebody to Love," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," and "We Are the Champions." Mercury also led a solo career, and also occasionally
served as a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists.
He has been voted one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music. In 2005, a poll organised by Blender and MTV saw Mercury voted the best male singer of all time. In 2008, Rolling Stone editors ranked him number 18 on their list of the 100 greatest singers ever. In 2009, a Classic
Rock poll elected him the best rock singer of all time. Additionally, All Music has characterised Mercury as "one of rock's greatest all-time
entertainers," who possessed "one of the greatest voices in all of music."
This legendary picture of him standing in a concert is one of the most popular pictures of the singer.
This presentation comes with 7 pictures of Freddy Mercury along with a laser cut engraving of his name.
Stevie Wonder is one of the most prominent figures in popular music. As a child prodigy, he became one of the most creative and loved
musical performers of the late 20th century. Wonder signed with Motown’s Tamia label at the age of 11 and has continued to perform
and record for Motowns until 2010.
Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You". He has recorded more than 30 US top ten hits, and received 25 Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.
Presentation comes with a signed microphone by Stevie Wonder along a picture of him preforming
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known for his work with his E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana, working-class and
sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey, his distinctive voice and his lengthy and energetic stage performances, with
concerts from the 1970s to the present decade running over three hours in length.
Springsteen's recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. His most successful studio albums, Born to Run (1975) and Born in the U.S.A. (1984), showcase a talent for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily American life; he has sold more than 64 million albums in the United States and more than 120 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. He has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award as well as being inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
Presentation includes a painted drumhead with Bruce Springsteen autograph and three pictures of him along with his name in laser cut logo
Saul Hudson better known by his stage name Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the former lead guitarist of
the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. During his later
years with Guns N' Roses, Slash formed the side project Slash's Snakepit. He then co-founded the supergroup Velvet Revolver, which re-established
him as a mainstream performer in the mid to late 2000s. Slash has since released three solo albums, Slash (2010), featuring an array of famous guest musicians, Apocalyptic Love (2012) and World on Fire (2014) recorded with singer/guitarist Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, along with rhythm section Brent Fitz and Todd Kerns, known on the album as The Conspirators.
Slash has received critical acclaim as a guitarist. Time named him runner-up on their list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009, while Rolling Stone placed him at No. 65 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" in 2011. Guitar World ranked his solo in November
Rain" No. 6 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitar Solos" in 2008, and Total Guitar placed his riff in "Sweet Child o' Mine" at No. 1 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Riffs" in 2004. In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame, along with the rest of Guns N' Roses' original line-up.
In 1995, two great legends came together to perform. Michael Jackson the undisputed "King of Pop" and Slash the "King of Six Strings" performed at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards. This amazing collaboration rocked an amazing performance transition from "Black or White" to "Billie Jean".
This amazing photo was taken at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards, and was signed by the guitar legend Slash. Coupled with a signature of Michael Jackson, this custom "Black or White" presentation with etched nameplate is a perfect for any lover of the "King of Pop", and the "King of Six Strings".
The Jackson 5, later known as The Jacksons was an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Formed in 1964 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie Jackson Tito Jackson and Jermaine Jackson Marlon Jackson and Michael Jackson would later join, and the band's name would be changed to ‘The Jackson 5’. After participating in talent shows they entered the professional music
scene in 1967 as The Jackson Five, signing with Steeltown Records and releasing two singles. The group made music-business history when their
first four Motown singles shot to Number One in 1970. Everyone loved the Jackson 5, and the cherubic, charismatic Michael was especially
Michael Jackson, born on August 29, 1958 was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his
contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. He debuted on the professional music scene along with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 in 1964,
and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music.
"Beat It" is the third single from the singer's sixth solo album, Thriller (1982). "Beat It" received the Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Male
Rock Vocal Performance, as well as two American Music Awards. It was inducted into the Music Video Producers Hall of Fame. The single, along
with its music video, propelled Thriller into becoming the best-selling album of all time, with sales estimated at 65 million copies worldwide.
Born on April 16, 1889, Charlie Chaplin rose to fame in the silent film era, making him a worldwide icon through his screen persona "The Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures of the film industry.
His career spanned more than 75 years as a comic, actor and film maker.
As one of Hollywood’s most prominent figures in film, his style of acting and film making was unmatched in the industry. When sound was introduced to film in the 1930's, Chaplin refused to create sound films, and continued making silent films such as "City Lights" (1931) and "Modern Times" (1936). In 1940 his film "The Great Dictator" (a film that satirized Adolf Hitler) created controversy for Chaplin, causing his popularity to decline, going so far as to label Chaplin a communist affiliate. An FBI investigation was opened against Chaplin, which forced him to leave the United States and settle in Switzerland.
In 1972 Chaplin was presented with an Honorary Academy Award for "the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form
of this century”. His work continues to be held in high regard for some of the industry's greatest films of all time.
In celebration of Charlie Chaplin's recent birthday (April 16), we have a wonderfully rare signed b/w movie photo of the great Charlie Chaplin. Presented in a custom framed presentation with laser cut graphics, custom nameplate, and several photos as "The Tramp".
Wall Street is a 1987 American drama film, directed and cowritten by Oliver Stone, which stars Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen. The film tells the story of Bud Fox (Sheen), a young stockbroker who becomes involved with Gordon Gekko (Douglas), a wealthy, unscrupulous corporate raider. Stone made the film as a tribute to his father,
Lou Stone, a stockbroker during the Great Depression. The character of Gekko is said to be a composite of several people, including Owen Morrisey, Dennis Levine, Ivan Boesky, Carl Icahn,
Asher Edelman, Michael Ovitz, Michael Milken, and Stone himself. The character of Sir Lawrence Wildman, meanwhile, was modeled on the prominent British financier and corporate raider Sir James Goldsmith.
The film was well received among major film critics, including Roger Ebert. Douglas won the Academy Award for Best Actor,
and the film has come to be seen as the archetypal portrayal of 1980s excess, with Douglas' character memorably declaring that
"greed is good.”
Alfredo James "Al" Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an American actor of stage and screen, filmmaker and screenwriter. Often considered by audiences and commentators to be one of the
greatest actors of all time. Al Pachino shot to fame when he was approached by Director Francis Ford Coppola, who cast him as Michael Corleone in the blockbuster Mafia film The Godfather (1972). Al Pacino's performance earned him an Academy Award nomination. The film was the box office leader for 1972 and was, for a time, the highest-grossing picture ever made. It won three Academy Awards for that year: Best Picture, Best Actor
(Brando) and in the category Best Adapted Screenplay for Puzo and Coppola. The movie went on to become one among the iconic movies of all time. The success spawned two sequels: The
Godfather Part II in 1974, and The Godfather Part III in 1990.
James Bond – Celebrating 50 years of the British Secret Service Special Agent with this amazing 16×20 photo picturing all 6 men who have played Bond on the big screen. Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig! All together, in one fantastic collage image with custom 007-50th
Anniversary logo, individual character banners listing their respective films and other logos and images. Fantastic piece for the true Bond fanatic!
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – signed movie poster from the 2nd installment of one of the most successful and beloved movie franchises in history! Poster is signed by Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Key Huy Quan, composer JohnWilliams, producer George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – signed movie poster from the 3rd installment of one of the most successful and beloved movie franchises in history! Poster is signed by Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Allison Doody, John Rhys-Davies, Julian Glover, composer John Williams, producer George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg.
Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), nicknamed "The Golden Bear", is a retired American professional golfer. He is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time, winning a total of 18 career major championships, while producing 19 second-place and 9 thirdplace finishes in them, over a span of 25 years. Nicklaus focused on the major championships (Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, Open Championship, and PGA Championship), and played a selective schedule of regular PGA Tour events, yet still finished with 73 victories, third on the all-time list behind Sam Snead and TigerWoods
Nicklaus has also taken part in various off-course activities, including golf
course design, charity work and book writing. Nicklaus also runs his own tournament on the PGA Tour, the Memorial Tournament. His golf course
design company is one of the largest in the world. Nicklaus' books vary from instructional to autobiographical, with his Golf MyWay considered
one of the best instructional golf books of all time
Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time. Following an
outstanding amateur and two-year college golf career, Woods turned professional at age 20 in late summer 1996. By April 1997 he had already
won his first major, the 1997 Masters in a record-breaking performance, winning the tournament by 12 strokes.Woods has broken numerous golf records. He has won 14 professional major golf championships, the second highest of any player (Jack Nicklaus leads with 18), and 79 PGA Tour events, second all time behind Sam Snead, who had 82 wins.Woods has broken numerous golf records. He has been World Number One for
the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number of weeks of any golfer. He has been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record eleven
times. Woods has won 18 World Golf Championships, and won at least one of those events in each of the first 11 years after they began in 1999.
Woods and Rory McIlroy are the only golfers to win both The Silver Medal and The Gold Medal at The Open Championship.