The Evolution and Influence of Air Jordan Sneakers
Christie’s Auction – Original Air Takes Flight – The Evolution and Influence of Air Jordan Sneakers
Air Jordan 1 High “Black/Red,” Original Salesman Sample
The “rookie card” of Air Jordan 1s. This incredibly rare pair of the Air Jordan 1 High in the iconic black-and-red, “Bred,” colorway, is a salesman’s sample intended to be used by a Nike rep to sell Michael Jordan’s first signature shoe to footwear retailers in 1985. From one of the earliest production runs of the Jordan 1, this pair was assembled in 1984, as denoted by the production code on the inner collar of the shoe that begins with “84.”
The pair comes with a vintage brown leather Nike-branded briefcase, as well as a vintage Nike catalog from 1985 that includes the Air Jordan 1. The briefcase comes from one of the brand’s earliest “EKINs” (Nike spelled backwards), a product specialist who toured the country educating retailers and consumers about Nike products.
Air Jordan 1 Low “Metallic Blue”
The Air Jordan 1 Low “Metallic Blue” is one of only two colorways of the original low-top version of the Jordan 1 released in 1985-86. Most famous and usually found in the standard high-top version, the Air Jordan 1 was produced in lower quantities and fewer color options in the low-rise edition, as seen here. The design of this colorway features a white leather base with metallic navy blue accents on the side Swooshes and heel tab.
Air Jordan 1-2, Development Sample
This one-of-a-kind piece of Air Jordan sneaker history is a development sample of the Air Jordan 2 from 1985/86. This pair was created early in the design process of Michael Jordan’s second signature shoe, which was released in 1986. The Air Jordan 2 ultimately looked almost nothing like this sample, indicating that this is one of the very first iterations physically created of the Jordan 2 design, and thought to be the only pair of this particular Air Jordan 2 development sample in existence.
This sample utilizes the sole of the Nike Air Force 2 from 1986, which was the second iteration of the famous Air Force 1. The design of the leather ankle panels is very similar in appearance to the same area of the Air Jordan 1, further illustrating how early in the design process of the Jordan 2 this sample came from.
Air Jordan 1-14 Complete Set of Originals
Air Jordan 1-14 Complete Set of Originals
No era or collection of sneakers is more heralded than the original fourteen Air Jordan models produced during Michael Jordan’s career with the Chicago Bulls. Although many Air Jordans have been released since Jordan played his final game with the Bulls in 1998, there have been no others to come close to the level of mystique, and desirability, of the original fourteen.
For the first time ever, a set of original Air Jordans 1-14— each individual sneaker from its respective release year—has been assembled for auction, resulting in the chance to own the single greatest and most influential collection of sneakers of our time. The Air Jordan 2 and Air Jordan 6 in the set are signed by Michael Jordan himself.
Air Jordan 11 “Concord,” Michael Jordan Player Exclusive
This Air Jordan 11 “Concord” is an extremely rare, unreleased Player Exclusive version of Michael Jordan’s eleventh signature shoe. In Jordan’s size 13, this pair was produced exclusively for Jordan during the 1995-96 NBA season. Unworn by Jordan, this pair remains in pristine condition.
In the celebrated colorway of the “Concord” edition, the Air Jordan 11 is one of the most iconic models in all of Jordan’s signature line.
Air Jordan 13 Baseball Cleat,
CC Sabathia Player Exclusive, Signed
Standing 6’6” and weighing over 300 pounds, 6 time all-star pitcher CC Sabathia was an imposing presence on the mound during his illustrious baseball career. Accumulating 251 wins, more than 3000 strikeouts, and a Cy Young Award, Sabathia was known both for his on-field dominance and his cleats. Sabathia, a Jordan Brand athlete, wore some of the most sought after player exclusive Air Jordans ever produced for baseball, this Air Jordan 13 Player Exclusive Sample, is among his finest.
Mimicking the design of the original Air Jordan 13 basketball shoe, Sabathia’s cleat adds a special New York Yankees colorway, with nods to the team’s iconic pinstripes. Sabathia’s signature is found on the left toe, and his career win and strikeout totals are listed on the right toe.
This is a rare Undefeated x Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro Player Exclusive for Kobe Bryant. The late Bryant, regarded as one of the greatest basketball players ever, is known for being one of Michael Jordan’s greatest students. In 2018 renowned Los Angeles based sneaker boutique Undefeated teamed up with Nike for a special pack of the Kobe 1 Protro in four camouflage colorways including green, red, orange, and yellow. The yellow version was inspired by the Los Angeles Lakers, and was debuted by LeBron James on social media shortly after he signed with the team in 2018. This pair was created specifically for Kobe Bryant in his size 14. Bryant was already retired at the time of release, so the pair remains in unworn condition.
Drake x Air Jordan 4 “OVO,” Sample
Drake, the world-famous, multi-platinum, Grammy-winning rapper and singer, is considered to be one of the biggest non-athlete names to have collaborated with Jordan Brand. Never released to the public, this pair is a very rare Air Jordan 4 “OVO” sample created for Drake.
The colorway was inspired by a rarely seen unreleased sample version of the model from 1989, that featured similar speckling. Unique details added to Drake’s edition include his “OVO,” or “October’s Very Own,” label’s owl logo hidden on the inner side of the heel tab, as well as an additional “OVO” and “6 God” graphics underneath the insoles. This Jordan 4 was created in extremely limited quantities, and presumed to be given only to Drake’s friends and family.
Air Jordan 4, “Georgetown,” Player Exclusive
The Georgetown Hoyas are one of the most storied programs in college basketball history, a team that has produced countless pro players including superstars Patrick Ewing and Allen Iverson. Sponsored by Jordan Brand, the Hoyas have been blessed in recent seasons with some of the most sought after and impressive Air Jordan Player Exclusives to ever hit the court. This 2012 released Air Jordan 4 PE for the Hoyas is one of the most coveted of all of the releases on the collector’s market.
With the school’s dark blue and grey color scheme, this stunning Jordan 4 features a blue nubuck leather upper, with the team’s iconic African-inspired kente cloth pattern—from the team uniform—found across the upper and inner lining.
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Sotheby’s rare Whisky & Moutai Live – Including The Black Bowmore “The Archive Cabinet”
Black Bowmore Archive Cabinet Direct From Bowmore (5 BT)
THE ARCHIVE CABINET
A complete collection of Black Bowmore whiskies sold for US$570,000 at a Sotheby’s sale, setting a new record for the Scotch brand at auction.
An exceptionally rare collection of Black Bowmore single malt, direct from Bowmore distillery on Islay, housed in a unique handcrafted Cabinet, itself a functioning bar.
Celebrating the pioneering spirit of the distillery and the story of the iconic Black Bowmore, each element of the Archive Cabinet tells a story of time and evolution. From the repurposing of former elements of the distillation process to taking inspiration from colours, textures and patterns witnessed around the distillery and across Islay.
The Cabinet houses five rare bottles of Black Bowmore, bottled between 1993 and 2016 and includes set of solid brass coasters, six hand- made glasses and a water jug.
A complete distillery owned collection of Black Bowmore from first release to last (1993-2016).
· Release Date: 1993
· Age: 29 Years
· Number of bottles: 2000
· Bottle No. 819
· Release Date: 1994
· Age: 30 Years
· Number of bottles: 2000
· Bottle: No.1
· Release Date: 1995
· Age: 31 Years
· Number of bottles: 1812
· Bottle No.7
· Release Date: 2007
· Age: 42 Years
· Number of bottles: 827
· Bottle No.2
· Release date: 2016
· Age: 50 Years
· Number of bottles: 159
· Bottle No.72
Inspired by the heart and soul of Islay, and the Bowmore distillery itself, the Archive Cabinet connects back to these in every aspect of its creation. Created by master craftsman John Galvin, this is a true piece of history; capturing the people, place and process which has made Bowmore what it is today.
Featuring authentic elements of the distillery itself including:
· Original brass spirit safe installed in 1924 used in the production of Black Bowmore and replaced in 2020, after just under a century of use, is used on the exterior and its brass levers act as handles.
· Washback wood from washback No. I replaced in 2019 are used for the drawers, with the iron band marking still intact
· 4 key elements of Bowmore frozen in time; water, barley, Islay peat and wood are captured through solid acrylic pillars
· Bespoke glasses, water jug and the glass pillars crafted using the Venetian buttato process in Scotland by artisan glass makers Glasstorm
· 7 bespoke solid brass coasters designed by John Galvin
· A one-off book and sketches set which details the journey of Black
Bowmore over its five releases and the creation of the cabinet
The Cabinet will be dismantled for final transit, John Galvin will set up the final cabinet in the auction winner’s home
As a VIP guest of David Turner, Bowmore Distillery Manager, the buyer (2-4 guests included at the buyer’s choice) will be invited to Islay (at their own expense) to enjoy a private guided tour of the distillery , showcasing the ingredients and processes which go into creating the unique taste of Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This will reveal the true inspiration for this one-off Archive Cabinet and share the enriching story of Black Bowmore and the Bowmore distillery.
This includes an exclusive tour of the legendary No 1 Vaults, the world’s oldest maturation warehouse that sits on the edge of Loch Indaal. Here guests will enjoy a special cask tasting to discover the magical character of Bowmore direct from the cask. As part of the visit, guests will have unlimited behind the scenes access to the Distillery; exploring all facets of Bowmore Whisky – from the old fashioned floor maltings to the deep dark warehouses. This invitation is valid until 2030 and is non-transferable.
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Christie’s | Out of this world: the wine that went into orbit
In January a case of Petrus 2000 came back down to Earth after more than a year in space. Now Christie’s is offering one of the bottles for sale — and experts say it tastes sensational
On 1 March, a dozen of the world’s leading wine tasters gathered at the University of Bordeaux’s Institute of Vine and Wine Science for the chance to sample a wine unlike any other.
In front of the world’s press, each of them was given two glasses for blind tasting. One contained 30ml of Petrus 2000, which had been stored in a local cellar. The other contained 30ml of the same wine from a bottle that had spent 438 days in space.
Christie’s | Out of this world: the wine that went into orbit
The space wine had splash-landed in the Atlantic inside SpaceX’s Dragon capsule on 14 January, having spent 14 months orbiting the earth at 17,000mph on board the International Space Station.
At the tasting, the connoisseurs noted that the liquid had not only survived zero-gravity conditions and almost 180 million miles of travel, but had also developed a different colour, aroma and taste from its terrestrial counterpart.
Proceeds from the sale of this unique bottle of space-aged Petrus 2000 will be used to fund future projects undertaken by Space Cargo Unlimited. Estimate in the region of $1 million. Offered via
Some said the flavour of the space wine resembled rose petals, and that it smelled like cured leather or a campfire, and shone with a burnt-orange lustre.
One of the wine experts even told journalists that it seemed to taste two to three years older than its cellar equivalent. ‘There were more floral aromatics, and the tannins were a bit softer and more evolved,’ she remarked.
Above all, the panel of tasters unanimously considered the space wine to be ‘great’.
The International Space Station, on which the bottle of Petrus 2000 being offered at Christie’s spent 14 months. Photo: NASA/Roscosmos
The case of Petrus was not sent into space out of mere curiosity. It was the first stage in a six-part experiment led by Space Cargo Unlimited that aims to further our understanding of how organic material adapts to the stresses of changing environments.
Ultimately, the goal is to create new technologies to support agriculture in the face of climate change here on planet Earth.
Grapes were chosen for the first mission because of their sensitivity to small fluctuations in the conditions in which they are stored; and, along with the 12 bottles of wine, 320 vine canes were also sent into orbit.
Remarkably, early indications suggest that the vines grew faster in space, despite limited light and water.
‘Who knows, perhaps this will be the beginning of cosmic viticulture, or even a Martian Merlot’ — specialist Tim Triptree MW
Space Cargo Unlimited did not collaborate with Petrus on the project, and the identity of the wine, which retails for more than $7,000 a bottle, was a closely guarded secret until the tasting.
A spokesperson said the Petrus had been purchased from a broker in Bordeaux and selected because the wine is produced from one grape variety: Merlot.
‘Petrus 2000 is one of the finest wines in the world and ages brilliantly here on Earth,’ says Tim Triptree MW, international director of Wines and Spirits at Christie’s.
‘It was ideal for this study because so many tasting notes already exist for this particular vintage, meaning that any subtle differences could easily be picked up.’
Three of the bottles were used for the sampling, while eight are being kept for further laboratory study to see if science can explain the tasters’ initial reactions.
That might be the key to understanding exactly how wine ages — which still remains something of a mystery.
‘It will be hugely exciting to see the data on how zero gravity, changing temperatures, humidity and radiation have affected the wine on a molecular level,’ says Triptree. ‘And who knows, perhaps this will be the beginning of cosmic viticulture, or even a Martian Merlot.’
The 12th and final bottle is being offered through private sale at Christie’s with an estimate in the region of $1 million. Needless to say, this is the first time the opportunity to buy space-aged wine has ever arisen.
The exclusive bottle comes in a custom-made ‘celestial chest’ created in a collaboration between the Parisian leather goods manufacturer Les Ateliers Victor and the French street artist Cyril Kongo. It took 900 hours to make by hand.
Inside the trunk there is a moving solar system sculpture, which when perfectly aligned unlocks a vault that contains the space wine along with a regular bottle of Petrus 2000 — making the perfect pair for a home taste test.
In other drawers are a crystal decanter, two crystal glasses and a corkscrew made from a meteorite discovered at the North Pole.
The buyer will not only acquire a unique piece of cosmic history, but will also play a role in furthering the exploration of space. Proceeds from the sale will be used to fund Space Cargo Unlimited’s future projects.
‘Imagine being able to raise a glass of this space wine with your friends the next time the human race achieves something incredible beyond our planet,’ says Triptree. ‘What a toast that would be.’
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An exceptional 242-carat diamond offered on sale at ALROSA Jubilee Auction #100 in Dubai
February 26, 2021 – ALROSA, in honor of the 100th auction of large diamonds, is putting up for auction one of the largest gem-quality crystals mined by the group since 2000. The last time a lot of such significance was put up for open sale was five years ago.
The Jubilee Auction #100 will take place on March 22, 2021. The flagship of the range is a 242.31-carat gem-quality crystal with dimensions of 21.7×31.3×41.9 mm. Viewings to be held at the ALROSA sales office in Dubai from 14th to 21th March.
Evgeny Agureev, ALROSA Head of Sales: “Rough diamonds, which potentially allow for cutting a diamond larger than 100 carats, are extremely rare in nature. Even less often such gems are traded: according to the law, all rough diamonds larger than 50 carats mined in Russia undergo a state examination for redemption to the state fund. Even when it is possible to put them on sale on the market, we prefer to cut and polish the diamond in-house before. Thus, today we are especially pleased to present this exceptional lot as part of our 100th international auction”
Dubai viewings will also feature two outstanding diamonds 190.74 and 136.21 carats each and a range of notable diamonds over 10.8 carats.
Under the current legislation, ALROSA sells special-size (over 10.8 carats) rough diamonds at auctions only. The first auction of such kind was held by the United Selling Organization of ALROSA in Moscow in 2003.
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1 of 6 officially licensed vans by Universal Studios, Used to promote ‘A-Team ‘TV series in the U.S. and Canada, One of the most recognizable TV series vehicles, Accepted at shows and events everywhere
1 of 6 officially licensed vans by Universal Studios
Used to promote ‘A-Team ‘TV series in the U.S. and Canada
One of the most recognizable TV series vehicles
Accepted at shows and events everywhere
VIN # CGL2590138307
In 1983, this A-Team Van was one of six (6) Vans that were officially licensed by Universal Studios to Hollywood Productions, Inc. for exhibition and promotional tours throughout the U.S. and Canada. It was used topromote the A-Team TV series from 1983 to 1987. Although this vehicle was never seen or used in the A-Team TV series it was one of the most popular attractions while touring the auto shows.
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Auction Closes on 10 June 2020 – Porsche released the 904 in 1963 as a purpose-built race car with road-going versions built to satisfy the FIA’s homologation requirements. An aerodynamic fiberglass body over a steel ladder chassis and a mid-engine layout gave the car superb handling, and with a weight of just over 1,400 pounds, it’s four-cylinder engine earned it the “giant-killer” reputation Porsche was known for. The 904 up for auction here was delivered in 1964 and campaigned in a hill climb only a month later
Please note that all of the vehicle in the Petitjean collection have been on static display for many years. As such, none of the vehicles are in running condition and all of them will require mechanical servicing to be made roadworthy. Please contact an RM Sotheby’s specalists with any further questions.
1964 Porsche 904 GTS
Offered Without Reserve
€700,000 – €900,000
Documents: French Carte Grise de Collection
Offered from 27 years of single ownership
The first of a line of mid-engined Porsche sports cars that finished with the 917
Designed by F A Porsche, his last design for his family’s firm
Highly eligible for historic racing events throughout the world
Veuillez noter que tous les véhicules composant la Collection Petitjean sont conservés depuis plusieurs années dans des conditions purement statiques. Il en résulte qu’aucun d’entre eux n’est en état de circuler et que tous devront subir une révision mécanique avant de pouvoir prendre la route. Pour toute autre précision, veuillez prendre contact avec un spécialiste de RM Sotheby’s.
Please note that this lot will need to be collected from Goddelau, Germany.
Les acheteurs doivent organiser l’expédition de leur lot à partir de Goddelau (Allemagne).
Please note that the condition report for this lot will be posted online by Sunday, June 7th. Please contact an RM Sotheby’s specialist with any questions.
Born at a similar time to the marque’s ubiquitous 911, the 904’s design was penned by F A Porsche, and for 1963 it featured the latest aerodynamic theories with a pointed bonnet overhang and a Kamm tail at the rear, successfully resulting in a drag coefficient of 0.34. The chassis of the 904 was entirely new for Porsche, with fibreglass panels bonded to the steel chassis to increase torsional stiffness; combined with fibreglass body panels, the 904 weighed only 655 kg. Power was provided by the proven four-cam engine before later versions received six-cylinder twin-cam engines.
Typically for Porsche, the design proved to be amazingly durable and efficient, two factors that work extremely well in endurance racing, with the 904 achieving countless class wins and giant-killing performances on both sides of the Atlantic. The importance of the 904 is not to be underestimated, as it started the programme that finally resulted in the legendary 917.
Chassis no. 904-062 was finished on 25 March 1964 and delivered new to Pierre Jaillardon in Marseille, who competed in a hill climb at Lodève just over a month later. Later it was sold to Mr René Maucort, who would become the principle competitor with 062, successfully competing in rallies and hill climbs throughout 1965 and ’66. A frontal accident towards the end of 1966 caused the 904 to be sold to Jose Piger; reportedly, he received the car without an engine or gearbox.
From Piger it passed through Freisinger and a third party to Heinz Kurek; Kurek proceeded to repair the front damage and restore 062 from 1975 to ’79, supposedly using this 904 as a reference for his other 904 builds. From him it passed via Bruce Canepa to Kerry Morse before being sold in 1989 back to France with Thierry Reynaud. Reynaud carried out restorative work on 062 before selling it to Monsieur Petitjean in 1993. Given the history of 062, we would recommend a close inspection of the car and its history file.
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