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74: ARTHUR COURT WHALE,GENE RODDENBERRY FAMILY ESTATE

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ARTHUR COURT 1979 WHALE TUREEN, FROM THE PROVENANCE OF GENE RODDENBERRY, CREATOR OF STAR TREK, AND DAUGHTER'S ESTATE. THIS IS A RARE PIECE THAT BECOMES ONE OF A KIND. THIS ALUMINUM CAST STAMPED AND DATED PIECE WAS A GIFT FROM GENE RODDENBERRY, THE CREATOR OF STAR TREK, TO ANTOINE BACHA, A AMAZING MAN THAT FOUND THE POWER OF THE MIND WHILE HELD CAPTIVE DURING 9 MONTHS OF TORTURE WHILE PILOTING A 747 AS A YOUNG 25 YR OLD AND FINDING THE WILL TO SURVIVE. NOW MEETING THE FATHER OF THE WOMAN HE LOVED, DARLENE, FOR THE FIRST TIME. ENTERING INTO A SECURE PROPERTY GUARDED BY DOGS, GREETED ENTRANCE, WONDERING WHAT HE WAS ENTERING INTO; ONLY TO LEARN THE IDENTITY OF DARLENE'S FATHER. ANTOINE FOUND THE COURAGE TO ASK HIS DAUGHTER'S HAND IN MARRIAGE. AS GENE RODDENBERRY ACCEPTED ANTOINE'S OFFER, MR.RODDENBERRY PRESENTED MR. BACHA WITH THIS 3PC ARTHUR COURT WHALE, A UNIQUE PIECE NOT ONLY AS ART, BUT SHARING A STORY THAT NONE OTHER SHARE. APPROX. 26 INCHES LONG, 10.5 INCHES WIDE WITH THE BASE, AND STANDING 7 INCHES HIGH.

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VERY GOOD

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Estimate $1,000 – $3,000
Starting Bid $500
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9:00 AM - May 16, 2012
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