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    Re: Celestial in "All Is Lost"
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2013 Nov 1, 12:08 -0700

    Brad, you wrote:
    "Amusingly, those sextant used in the movie will become valuable, but only if there is some sort of document detailing the provenance! Imagine, Robert Redford himself touched this sextant. Strangely, it will actually be more valuable than a NIB sextant."

    Yeah, it just might. :) Considering that the plastic Davis Mk. 15 that was modded and used as a prop on an episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" (pointed out by Peter Hakel: http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx/Sextants-space-PeterHakel-may-2013-g23992) sold for $8,400 --approximately 100 times a typical resale price for a used Davis Mk. 15!! So when they auction off this sextant, we'll see how Redford fans compare with Trek fans. I suspect it would beat the nominal price, $8400, but to beat the multiplier, it would have to sell something like $30,000. It's possible...

    -FER
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