RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

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Highlighted by a section of rare and remarkable Science and Technology autographs and space-flown artifacts, RR Auction’s June Fine Autograph and Artifact sale features a breathtaking thousand-plus lots. With signed material from Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Michael Faraday, Max Born, and Werner Heisenberg, many of the greatest scientific minds in history are represented. Other top selections include items from the personal collection of Apollo 15 commander Dave Scott, a stunning presidential autograph collection, an important Gandhi letter, and a Mickey Mouse Christmas card from Walt Disney himself. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts. Join us as we make history selling history in June 2018.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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Albert Sabin and Christiaan Barnard152 - Albert Sabin and Christiaan Barnard
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Two photos: a matte-finish 4.75 x 7 half-length photo of Albert Sabin, who is remembered for his development of a practical oral polio vaccine, signed
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker153 - Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker
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Glossy 6 x 4 photo of huband-and-wife astronomers Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker, who co-discovered the Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 with David H. Levy, posing
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gerard 't Hooft154 - Gerard 't Hooft
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Four items: an ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, March 29, 2018, in part: "Science is humanity's greatest achievement. We learned to understand the ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Edward Teller155 - Edward Teller
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Hoover Institution letterhead, November 19, 1986. Letter to Gerard L. Granat, president of the Philmore Manufacturing Company
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Edward Teller156 - Edward Teller
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Four signed items: a first edition of Better a Shield Than a Sword, hardcover with dust jacket, signed and inscribed on the first free end page in blu
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Edward Teller157 - Edward Teller
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, University of California letterhead, December 8, 1959. Letter to Dr. Henry Strutz, in full: "Thank you for your kind l...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin158 - William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
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ALS signed “Kelvin,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, University of Glasgow letterhead, March 23, 1898. Letter to Mr. Waugh, in full: "Many thanks...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Clyde W. Tombaugh159 - Clyde W. Tombaugh
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ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, February 21, 1995. Letter to Dale Parry, in part: "The Hubble Space Telescope in its now repaired condition, and in or...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Clyde W. Tombaugh160 - Clyde W. Tombaugh
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ALS, one page, 6.5 x 8.5, no date. Letter to Dale Parry, in part: "To search for planets, one needs a wide angle photographic telescope to cove...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Clyde W. Tombaugh161 - Clyde W. Tombaugh
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Souvenir typescript of "The Ten Special Commandments for a Would-Be Planet Hunter according to Clyde Tombaugh," one page, 8.25 x 10.75, si...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Tyndall162 - John Tyndall
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ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, August 27, 1881. Letter to Dr. Bowles, in part: "I feel very grateful to you for your kind thou...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo Advanced Launch Systems Model164 - Apollo Advanced Launch Systems Model
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Scarce vintage 1:100 scale model of an Advanced Launch System (ALS) created by Rockwell International. The model measures 25? tall, and features red N
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Apollo Astronauts165 - Apollo Astronauts
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Impressive poster entitled ‘Teammates in Mankind’s Greatest Adventure’ produced by National Geographic in 1973, 33.75 x 22.75, signed in felt tip and
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Anatoly Berezovoy166 - Anatoly Berezovoy
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Lengthy handwritten manuscript in Cyrillic by cosmonaut Anatoly Berezovoy, three pages, 7.5 x 11.25, no date. Untranslated manuscript detailing Berezo
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Cosmonauts167 - Cosmonauts
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Impressive collection of 51 items signed by dozens of cosmonauts, predominately consisting of philatelic covers plus a few signed cards, many multi-si
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Cosmonauts168 - Cosmonauts
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Vintage glossy 6.25 x 4.5 photo of three famed Soyuz cosmonauts seated in their military uniforms, signed in the lower border in green felt tip by Vik
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Saturn IB169 - Saturn IB
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Vintage 1:96 scale engineering model of the Saturn 1B rocket designed by the Graphic Engineering and Models Division at the George C. Marshall Space C
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Wernher von Braun170 - Wernher von Braun
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Fantastic unsigned handwritten notes in pencil, five pages, 8 x 10.5, no date but circa 1952. Von Braun's technical notes used to prepare his fa...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Wernher von Braun171 - Wernher von Braun
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TLS, one page, 7.75 x 10.5, personal letterhead, May 10, 1955. Letter to Henri Corbiere, in full: "Enclosed find my answers to your inquiry dat...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Mercury Astronauts172 - Mercury Astronauts
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the original Mercury astronauts posing in front of a Convair F106-B aircraft at Langley Air Force Base on Jan
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Mercury Redstone Capsule173 - Mercury Redstone Capsule
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Extraordinary 1:3 scale contractor's model of a Mercury-Redstone capsule from the early 1960s. The model measures approximately 50? tall and 25?...
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard174 - Alan Shepard
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ALS signed “Alan,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, June 8, 1988. In full: "Thank you for your recent letters—both arrived OK but I hav...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo 7175 - Apollo 7
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Highly appealing Apollo 7 model display custom-made by Nick Proach Models, consisting of a 1:144 scale Saturn IB rocket, standing 19.5" tall, a...
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Apollo 11176 - Apollo 11
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Historic contemporary teletype recounting the historic first moonwalk of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 21, 1969, measuring approximately 8.5
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 9 Flown Command Module Checklist177 - Apollo 9 Flown Command Module Checklist
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Extraordinary complete ring-bound CMP checklist carried and used on the Apollo 9 mission, 5.75 x 8, 81 double-sided pages, signed and flight-certified
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 11178 - Apollo 11
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Flown printed document entitled "Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and the Use of Outer Space, includi...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong179 - Neil Armstrong
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Desirable uninscribed official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong posing in his white space suit against a lunar background, boldly signed in b
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 11180 - Apollo 11
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Sought-after color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the Apollo 11 crew posing in their white space suits against a lunar backdrop, signed in black felt tip b
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong181 - Neil Armstrong
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Iconic color vintage official glossy 10 x 8 black-numbered NASA photo of Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface, with Armstrong reflected in his visor, sign
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong182 - Neil Armstrong
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DS, one page, 9.5 x 10.5, 1971. Winner's certificate presented to Eric Scott Atchison for the Peace Corps' 10th Anniversary poster concert, ...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong183 - Neil Armstrong
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Desirable uninscribed official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of the Apollo 11 Saturn V on Launch Pad 39-A, signed in black felt tip by Armstrong. In ve
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong184 - Neil Armstrong
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, University of Cincinnati letterhead, June 17, 1976. In part: "I have, for some years, maintained a policy of not signi...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong185 - Neil Armstrong
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, April 25, 1969. In part: "You are, undoubtedly, my most loyal supporters! I am, of course, deeply hon...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Michael Collins186 - Michael Collins
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ALS, one page, 8 x 10.5, October 20, 1964. Letter written from "Houston, Texas," in part: "My wife and I both enjoy Houston very much...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Michael Collins187 - Michael Collins
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TLS signed “M. Collins,” one page, 7 x 9, Assistant Secretary of State letterhead, March 10, 1971. In full: "Thank you for your message of cong...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James Lovell188 - James Lovell
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Two items: a rare and unusually large 10.75 x 10.75 swatch of gold Mylar, bearing an affixed 'Cradle of Aviation' label signed in black felt...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Apollo 15 Training-Used Sun Compass Mockup189 - Apollo 15 Training-Used Sun Compass Mockup
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Double-sided Apollo 15 sun compass mockup used in training for the mission, printed on June 18, 1971, 7 x 10.5, signed on the reverse in black felt ti
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Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Flown Flag190 - Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Flown Flag
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Fantastic flown American flag carried to the lunar surface on Apollo 15, 6.25 x 4, signed and flight-certified in black felt tip, "Carried to t...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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John Young191 - John Young
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Choice color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Young a saluting the American flag on the lunar surface, signed in silver ink, "John Young, 9th man o...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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STS-27 Flown Silver Snoopy Pin192 - STS-27 Flown Silver Snoopy Pin
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Flown sterling 'Silver Snoopy' pin carried aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis on the STS-27 mission, measuring approximately .5? tall, hand-m...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin193 - Buzz Aldrin
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Limited edition replica 10.5 x 13 lunar plaque similar to the one left on the moon's surface by the Apollo 11 crew, numbered 400/750, signed bel...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin194 - Buzz Aldrin
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of LMP Buzz Aldrin descending the ladder of the Lunar Module Eagle, signed in black felt tip by Aldrin. Typed co
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin195 - Buzz Aldrin
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Two first edition books, No Dream Is Too High and Mission to Mars, both hardcover with dust jacket, signed on the title page in blue ink by Buzz Aldri
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo 12196 - Apollo 12
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of the Apollo 12 crew posing in their white space suits in front of the lunar module Intrepid, signed in black f
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Apollo 13197 - Apollo 13
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Embroidered Apollo 13 mission patch, measuring 4? in diameter, inlaid into a wooden placard, 7.25 x 8, and protected by a plastic cover. In fine condi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo 17198 - Apollo 17
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Color semi-glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Apollo 17 liftoff, signed in black felt tip by moonwalkers Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt. Reverse of photo be
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Apollo 17199 - Apollo 17
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Official color 9.5 x 7.5 NASA lithograph of the Apollo 17 crew wearing their white space suits and posing with the lunar module, a Saturn rocket can b
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo 17200 - Apollo 17
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Postal cover with "Hello Moon" stamp, postmarked December 11, 1972, the moon landing date of the Lunar Module Challenger, signed in blue f...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong201 - Neil Armstrong
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong in his white space suit, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, "To John Holst-All the Best-...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong202 - Neil Armstrong
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Two unsigned examples of Neil Armstrong’s high school yearbooks from different years: Unsigned “Indian Village Annual” 1943 yearbook for Upper Sandus
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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