VINTAGE HOLOGRAMS -
Rare Collection Available for Exhibition

About the Collection (Before I was a sculptor.....)

I acquired this collection of 3D display holograms starting in 1985 while employed at the world's primary hologram art / giftware distribution businesses, most notably Reconnaissance, Holos Gallery, and AH Prismatic. I dealt directly with holographers and their production facilities and resold their artworks and holo-products to shops, art galleries, and collectors. My holography career lasted until I left my job as editor / subject-matter-specialist at Ross Books, publisher of the unique Holography MarketPlace, Shoebox Holography, and Holography Handbook, in 2000. 

Throughout those 15 years, I was uniquely positioned to interact with renowned holographers, scientists, and businesspersons from all over the world. Being based in the San Francisco area, a hotbed of holographic innovation, I was especially close to the community of local holographers, several of whom are represented in this collection. 

Many of the holograms in the collection are of the highest quality and some are historically significant. Others are just fun to look at.

Note:

  • Online photographs are not representative of all visual effects (3D imaging, color, brightness, etc.). Sizes (inches) are approximate. Additional pictures and detailed descriptions can be supplied.
  • Many of the "glass plate" holograms included in the collection are extremely rare. Production runs were very limited (commonly a handful to several dozen). Film, photopolymer, embossed, and some dichromate holograms were mass produced at the time of initial commercial opportunity, but most have not been reproduced since. 
  • Due to my work, I have also collected some rare, industry-related documentation.
Sales and Rental:  
  • All work represented can be authenticated (as fully as possible with remaining resources).
  • I'd prefer multi-piece orders or selling entire collection. Sale prices do not include shipping costs.
  • Inquiries regarding hologram sales and exhibition rentals can be sent to art@arhody.com. 

Signed and dated.

Type&

Size
(inches)

Name /
Description

Artist /
Manufacturer

Year /
Timeframe

Notes

$

   
   
   
   
   
   

Silver Halide
Glass Plate
Reflection

4 x 5

Mirror Man

Adrian Lines

1983

Shot at London Holographics?

Artist died at age 24 in 1985.

Historically notable.
Highly collectible.
$500

4 x 5

Split Rock and Fern

John Kaufman

1987?

Multi-color

"Very few of them were made and one should think of it as unique. Yes, the fern was hand printed after processing using trieth as the 'ink'." - JK 2017.

Renowned artist
Color.
Highly collectible.
$500

4 x 5

Slate

John Kaufman

1985?

"I never really kept track of how many 4"x5"s I made of each image. Of the Split Rock, probably not that many as it came later. The Slate is earlier but wasn't as big a seller as some. So I would say that they are on the slightly rare end of the scale." - JK 2017

Renowned artist
Highly collectible.
$300

4 x 5

Daises

Lon Moore

11/1984

signed & dated

op: $25

Renowned artist.
Highest quality.
Highly collectible.
$400

4 x 5

Starburst

Lon Moore

4/1985

Signed & dated

Multi-color

op:$50

Historically notable.
Renowned artist.
Color.
Highly collectible.
$500

4 x 5

Crystal Skull

Lon Moore

Artist Proof (for mass replication for RedBeam product line)

Multiple-exposure

Renowned artist.
Highest quality.
Highly collectible.
$300

4 x 5

Electric Guitar #1

Lon Moore

Artist Proof (for mass replication for RedBeam product line)

Renowned artist.
Highest quality.
Highly collectible.
$300

4 x 5

Electric Guitar #2

Lon Moore

Artist Proof (for mass replication for RedBeam product line)

Multi-channel

Renowned artist.
Highest quality.
Highly collectible.
$300

4 x 5

Doorknob

Lon Moore

Artist Proof (for mass replication for RedBeam product line)

Renowned artist.
Highest quality.
Highly collectible.
$300

4 x 5

Supersonic Bird

Greg Cherry

early/mid 80s

"The Supersonic bird is a collectors item, priceless, I don't have a copy and I only made a few of them." Greg Cherry 1/26/2017

op:$28

Renowned artist.
Highest quality.
Highly collectible.
$300

8 x 10

Telescope

Gregg Cherry

1984

Multi-image

Viewer can look thru barrel of scope to see space scene.

op:$150

Historically notable.
Renowned artist.
Highest quality.
Highly collectible.

$1000

4 x 5

Icon II

Peter Miller

1984

Face reflected in projecting mirror shards.

Renowned artist   
Highest quality.
Highly collectible.
$400

4 x 5

Acupuncure Hand

John Kaufman

1984?

Pins project from accupuncture points.

Renowned artist   
Highest quality.
Highly collectible.
$300

61/2 x 8

Rasta Dreams

Bob Hess

1990

Rasta against fingerprint background.

Renowned artist   
Highest quality.
Highly collectible.
$400

4 x 5

Flying Skull

Bob Hess

1990

Cracked

NFS

5 x 7

Spectre of Los Angeles

John Hess/Bob Hess

1990

Renowned artist
Highest quality.
Highly collectible.
$300

6 x 8

Live Cannabis

Bob Hess

1994

Possibly the first live pot plant recorded with a green pulse laser (the ideal laser).

Renowned artist  
Highest quality.
Highly collectible.
$500

3 x 4

Live Cannabis   

Bob Hess

1994

Possibly the first live pot plant recorded with a green pulse laser (the ideal laser).

QTY = 2   

Renowned artist  
Highest quality.
Highly collectible.
$300

3 x 2 1/4

TV

Bob Hess

Chuck Hassen

(also Brian Kane, Alan Rhody, John Gunther, Paula Bobeck)

9/1995

Artist Proof #2

Dated and numbered

Digitally generated
multi-channel image.

For cover of Holography Marketplace 5

Historically notable to digital imaging enthusiasts.
Sold as set #5
$300

4 x 4

TV

Bob Hess

Chuck Hassen

9/1995

Artist Proof

Signed “Chuck 1st try?”

Digitally generated
multi-channel image.

For cover of Holography Marketplace 5

Historically notable to digital imaging enthusiasts.
Sold as set #5
$300

5 x 6

Live Fish in Tank

Bob Hess

Ron Olsen

Green pulse laser live fish in tank

Dim copy

op:100  (bright)

Novelty 
$25

4 x 5

Classic Car

This could be highly collectable, based who made it and when...researching

?

8 x 10

Ragtime

Mike Madora

Hologram Experience, England

1989

Signed & dated

Pulse laser

Multi-channel

Center cut of 12 x 16 plate 

Renowned artist  
Highest quality.
Highly collectible.
$500

4 x 5

Still Life with Peanut

Jeffrey Murray

Holography Institute   

1990

Signed & dated

op:$30 

Known artist

high quality
$200

4 x 5

Animated Frog Pond

Jeffrey Murray

Holography Institute   

1989

Signed & dated

Multi-channel

op:$30 

Known artist


high quality
$200

4 x 5

Elephant

Jeffrey Murray

Holography Institute   

late 80s?

op:$30

Known artist

high quality
$200

2 x 2 1/2

Coins

Jeffrey Murray

Holography Institute   

late 80s?

Back unpainted

Novelty 
$25

2 x 2 1/2

Crystal

Jeffrey Murray

Holography Institute   

late 80s?

Back unpainted

Novelty 

$25

2 x 2 1/2

Rosebud

Jeffrey Murray

Holography Institute   

1988

Signed & dated

Original frame

Known artist

high quality
$200

1 ¾ x 2 1/4

Rosebud

Jeffrey Murray

Holography Institute   

1990

(1 Signed & dated)

production samples (no frame)

QTY= 6

Novelties
$20

4 x 5

Grapes

Jeffrey Murray

Holography Institute   

1992

Signed & dated

dim

Novelty
$25

3 x 3

Skull/Rose

Jeffrey Murray

Holography Institute   

Multiple-exposure

Scratch

NFS

4 x 5

Lemon

Patty Pink

Holography Institute

1987

Signed & dated

Novelty
$25

4 x 5

Hand with Pearls

Alan Rhody

1/12/1985

Student project

(1st reflection hologram)

shot at Holography Institute   

NFS

4 x 5

Skeleton

Riding

Motorcycle

Alan Rhody

late 80s

Back unpainted

shot at Holography Institute  

QTY= 8 

$100

4 x 5

Receding Landscape

Alan Rhody

late 80s

shot at Holography Institute

NFS

4 x 5

Skull, Pearls, Rose

Alan Rhody

1985

Student project

shot at Holography Institute   

NFS

Silver Halide
Glass Plate
Transmission

Size
(inches)

Name /
Description

Artist /
Manufacturer

Year /
Timeframe

Notes

$

4 x 5

Mobius Loop

Alan Rhody

1985

Student project

(transmission hologram)

shot at Holography Institute

NFS

Dichromate
Glass Plate

Size
(inches)

Name /
Description

Artist /
Manufacturer

Year /
Timeframe

Notes

$

5 x 7

$10,000 bill

Doug Miller
Holographic Designs

QTY = 2

op:$24

1600  were originally produced for Sharper Image, but Secret Service had others destroyed.

Historically notable.
Highest quality.
Highly collectible.

$300

4 x 5

Mermaid

Back unpainted

4 x 5

Coins

Back unpainted

4 x 5

Nautilus Shell

Untershier?
Dichomate Inc?
Doug Miller?

1979

Back unpainted

4 x 5

Sea ceature Skeleton

Back unpainted

2 x 3

Woman Undressing

pre-90

Double-sided

Unique.
Highest quality.
$200

Dichromate
Misc

Size
(inches)

Name /
Description

Artist /
Manufacturer

Year /
Timeframe

Notes

$

1 1/2
diameter

Discs - various images

early 90s

Multi-color discs used as pendants and watchfaces  

QTY= 12  

Technically notable

$100 all

1 1/4

diameter

Disc - Earth

Holographic Industries
Dave Rayfield?

1994

discs used as pendants and watchfaces 
QTY= 27  

$10 each

2
diameter

Disc - Lasart
"Business Card"

August Muth

Lasart

floating hands in space with words

Renowned artist
Highest quality

$30

2
diameter

Pin - Saxophone

August Muth

Lasart

saxophone and floating notes

Renowned artist
Highest quality

$50

8 x 4

Goblet

Filled with coins and assorted objects.

Richard Rallison

IDC

early/mid-80s

According to  a Rallison paper, production of pendants and discs ended in 84. Another company could have made this using his technique. Rallison died in 2010.

op:$20

Historically notable.
Highest quality.Highly collectible.

$300

Film
Transmission

Size
(inches)
Name /
Description
Artist /
Manufacturer
Year /
Timeframe
Notes
$

6 x 8
Loose Ends
Lon Moore
1979
Simple image from historic era
Reknowned artist.
Highest quality.
$300

Not pictured

9 1/2 x 19

Cable Car

120° integral stereogram (Multiplex)

David Schmidt
Multiplex Co
1976 +
Rainbow-colored image of a cable car slowly moving among a group of people in San Francisco.
Copy probably produced by Peter Claudias in mid 80s.
Reknowned artist.
$300

Silver Halide
Film
Reflection

Size
(inches)

Name /
Description

Artist /
Manufacturer

Year /
Timeframe

Notes

$

4 x 5
Marching Band

 Clark Charnetski

Conductron (McDonnell Douglas)

1970/71?

Lippmann type reflection hologram on film   

Included in two books  and company's promo materials (Les Prix Nobel En 1971 - Published 1972 By Imprimerie Royale P.A.Norstedt & Söner.)

Historically significant.

Highly collectible.

$500

2 1/4 x 2 1/4

Rosebud

Third Dimension Ltd

1985

QTY = 2

one in original packaging

$30 each

5 x 7

What Shall I Wear

Third Dimension Ltd

1985

in original packaging

good condition

$90

2 1/4 x 2 1/4

Daffodils

Third Dimension Ltd

1984

copy of pulse laser master by Richmond Holographic Studios

good condition

$30

4 x 5
Slight of Hand

Ian Ginn?

Third Dimension Ltd

Multi-channel
good condition
$60

4 x 5

 Roses

Third Dimension Ltd

1984

copy of pulse laser master by Richmond Holographic Studios

dimmed 

$30

5 x 7
Coffee Cup
Third Dimension Ltd
1985
Signature and date are optically replicated
good condition
$60

2 1/4 x 2 1/4

assortment: Chick, Watch, Weasel, Rosebud, Moth, Space Shuttle, TV

Third Dimension Ltd

1985

ink marks over image designate factory seconds

QTY - 40

NFS

Not pictured

5 x 7

Martini Glass

Third Dimension Ltd

1985

Emulsion problems.
(ruined image)

NFS

4 x 5

Werewolf

ink marks over image designate factory seconds

QTY = 6 

$20 each

3 x 4

Bird on Milk Bottle

part of larger image

NFS

4 x 5

Telescope

Chris Lambert

Multi-image

Viewer can look thru barrel of scope to see woman undressing

high quality

$60

4 x 5

This Means You

Lon Moore

Mass produced version of pre-existing older image

high quality 

$60

4 x 5

Saturn

Lon Moore

Mass produced version of pre-existing older image

high quality

QTY = 23 (8 sheets of 4-up with 9 unsuitable images)

$60 each

4 x 5 

Bert and Sadie

Lon Moore

Mass produced version of pre-existing older image

QTY = 2

$60 each

4 x 5

Attic

Lon Moore

high quality

$60

4 x 5

Antique Car

Lon Moore

high quality

$60

4 x 5

Gargoyle

Lon Moore

high quality

$60

4 x 5

Bathroom

Lon Moore

high quality

$60

4 x 4 1/2

Still Life with Peanut

Jeffrey Murray

Holography Institute

1985

signed & dated

With original documentation

$60

4 x 4 1/2

Halloween

Jeffrey Murray

Holography Institute

1985

signed & dated

With original documentation

$60

4 x 4 1/2

Animated Frog Pond

Jeffrey Murray

Holography Institute

1986

signed & dated

With original documentation

Multi-channel.

$60

8 x 10

Piano Keys

Third Dimension Ltd

rare massproduced art piece

$300

8 x 10

The Unknown

(Mask)

Paul Dunn

D Jackson

Third Dimension Ltd

1984

One signed by both and numbered 210 / 500.  Other unnumbered was signed by D Jackson only

According to Paul Dunn:

"The main shareholder at Third Dimension (Soloman Balas) also had a controlling share of a glass blowing company.  During a visit to them we discussed a method of making [holographic images of glass faces] ...Solomon decided we should make a limited addition but obviously without the glass sculpture."

op:$31  

$500 numbered
$300 1 signature

2 1/4 x 3 1/2

medallion

Laurent Geuroult

early 90s

LG worked on Development of Non destructive holographic recording techniques in museology 90-92. Pulse laser.

High quality

$100

Photopolymer
Film
Reflection

Size
(inches)

Name /
Description

Artist /
Manufacturer

Year /
Timeframe

Notes

$

8 x 10

TV
(4 sheets, 6 images per sheet)

Bob Hess

Chuck Hassen

(also Brian Kane, Alan Rhody, John Gunther, Paula Bobeck)

Mass production proofs with letter from John Gunther, Hughes Power Products.

Digitally generated
multi-channel image.

For cover of Holography Marketplace 5

1 included with Set #5

$20 each

33/4 x 2 3/4

TV

Bob Hess

Chuck Hassen

(also Brian Kane, Alan Rhody, John Gunther, Paula Bobeck)

Digitally generated
multi-channel image.

For cover of Holography Marketplace 5

(5  holos attached to cover)

Historically notable to digital imagery enthuthiasts.

$5 each

3 x 2 1/4

TV

Bob Hess

Chuck Hassen

(also Brian Kane, Alan Rhody, John Gunther, Paula Bobeck)

Unbacked production proofs.

Digitally generated
multi-channel image.

For cover of Holography Marketplace 5

QTY = 2

Historically notable to digital imagery enthusiasts.1 Included in Set#5

$10

2 x 2

Live Cannabis

Bob Hess

11/1994

With original invoice.

Green pulse laser

high quality

op =10

QTY = 3

$20

4 x 6

Live Cannabis

Bob Hess

11/1994

With original invoice.

Green pulse laser

high quality

op=60

$90

3 x 4

Live Cannabis

Bob Hess

11/1994

Green pulse laser.

Blueshifted image

QTY = 2

$40

2 1/2 x 3 1/2
Dolphins / Earth

Bob Hess

Holos Corp

1996

Multi-channel

DuPont photopolymer

includes doc dated 2/1997

$10

4 x 5 1/2

Parrots

DNP

full-color

For cover of Holography MarketPlace

high quality

$100

5 x 8
Tubes of Paint
DNP
1998

full-color

included in promotional pack, letter date 2/1999

high quality

Historically notable. Highly collectible.$200

4 x 4

Beatles Drum Set

Applied Holographics

1987

Produced for a 10,000 limited edition box set  to celebrate the launch of the first complete set of Beatles CDs.

QTY = 2

Historically notable.

Highly collectible.

$100 each

8 x 10

Sundial

Kyrstal Holographics

1994?

sealed in original packaging/ could be photopolymer

high quality

$120

8 x 10

Pirate Skull

Treasure Island at the Mirage promotion

$100
See image above
1 1/2 
dia

Pirate Skull

Treasure Island at the Mirage promotion (chip)
inc with above

1/2 x 1/2

Snowman

advertising promotion


$5 each

4 x 5

The Toy

Yves Gentet

late 90s

full-color

high quality

Highly collectible.

$100

4 x 5

Tut / Sarcophagus 

Yves Gentet

late 90s

full-color

high quality

Highly collectible




.
$100

4 x 5

Indian (Native American)

Yves Gentet

lae 90s

full-color

high quality

Highly collectable.
$100



4 3/4 x 5

Tiger Playing Guitar

Lon Moore

Multi-channel

$30

Not pictured

4 3/4 x 5

Egyptian Tomb

Lon Moore

$30

4 3/4 x 5

Boxer

Lon Moore

Multi-channel

$30

4 3/4 x 5

Mona Lisa

Lon Moore

QTY=2

$30

4 3/4 x 5

Doorknob

Lon Moore

QTY = 3

$30

4  x 5
Shark
Lon Moore
Polaroid
$30

5 x 5
Saturn
Lon Moore
Polaroid
$30

3 1/4 x 3 1/2

Mona Lisa

Polaroid

For cover of Holography MarketPlace


QTY = 4

$30

2 3/4 x 3 1/2

Coins

Polaroid

1 in original folding card

1 unbacked


QTY = 2

historically notable

$50

4 x 4 1/4

Polaroid Camera

Polaroid

QTY = 2

historiclly notable

$100

3 1/4 x 3 1/4

Space Shuttle with Beam

Polaroid

$5 each

1/4 x 3 1/2

Transamerica Pyramid with Beam

Polaroid

For cover of Holography MarketPlace

$10

3 1/4 x 3 1/4

Transamerica Pyramid

Polaroid

$10

2  x 3 1/4

World Map

Polaroid

QTY = 3

$10

5 1/2 x 7

Woman's Portrait

Ron Olson

Laser Reflections

Made using pulsed laser

For advertising insert in Holography MarketPlace

$50

1 x 1

Eagle

Polaroid

$5

3 x 3
Brain
Polaroid
1991

Multi-channel

includes cover of Holography MarketPlace 3rd Ed

$40

1 3/4  x 1 3/4

Blinking Eye

Multi-chanel

factory seconds

QTY = 39

$5 each

2 x 3 1/4

Santa

$5 each

Not pictured

assorted promotional items

(7) keychains, discs, samples, pins
NFS

Embossed
Publications

Size
(inches)

Name /
Description

Artist /
Manufacturer

Year /
Timeframe

Notes

$

10 x  15

Crystal Earth /
McDonald's Ad

magazine

National Geographic

12/1998

fully embossed front and back

1 complete magazine and 1 cover only

QTY = 2

2 1/2 x 4

Eagle

magazine

National Geographic

3/1984

front cover only

(no magazine contents)

4 x 5

Skull

magazine

National Geographic
11/1985
1 complete magazine
1 cover only
QTY = 2

2 x 1 1/2

Universal Soldier

comic book

Holographic Dimensions

Now Comics

1992

sealed original packaging

2 x 1 1/2

Twilight Zone

comic book

Holographic Dimensions

Now Comics

1991

sealed original packaging

Not pictured

1 x 1 1/2

Stolen Ecstasy

paperback book

Zebra Books

1985

2 1/2 x 3 1/2

Babe Ruth

baseball card

Gold Entertainment

1992

Gold Entertainment Hologram Card #5 1914-1935

limiteted edition

$10

2 1/4 x 3 1/2

Disney
sticker

Holography de Mexico?

1992?

Color
6 Disney characters per sticker

$5

1 x 1

Space Station

US Postal Service

1989

25c  prestamped envelope

incuding 1 envelope first day issued

QTY=6

$20 all

Promotional Samples

Size
(inches)

Name /
Description

Artist /
Manufacturer

Year /
Timeframe

Notes

$

assorted photopolymer includes 2 commemorative Super Bowl tix

Polaroid

1992

letter dated 1/1992

assorted photopolymer

Krystal Holographics

2000

letter dated 1/2000

assorted embossed

American Bank Note

1991

letter dated 6/1991

assorted photopolymer discs

DNP

1999?

full color samples

Publications

Size
(inches)

Name /
Description

Artist /
Manufacturer

Year /
Timeframe

Notes

$

L.A.S.E.R Arts Newsletters

L.A.S.E.R.

1985 - 1990

most issues

Not pictured

L.A.S.E.R Arts

organizational records

1985 - 1990

misc achives

Holography News

Reconnaissance

1987

full set early volumes plus additional issues

Holography MarketPlace

complete set

Ross Books

1989 - 2000

1st thru 8th editions

$1000 set

Holography MarketPlace

Ross Books

1990 - 2000

Editions 2,3,4,5,6,8

$100 each

Holography Handbook

Ross Books

QTY = 3

$50 each

3D Lenticulars
(Not Holograms)

Size
(inches)

Name /
Description

Artist /
Manufacturer

Year /
Timeframe

Notes

$


postcard


postcard