RR Auction: Space Exploration

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RR Auction is honored to represent our friend, Bill Lende, with this special auction featuring his incredible personal collection of memorabilia chronicling the space race. Included are one-of-a-kind correspondences to and from top scientists, key players and soon-to-be legendary astronauts who broke the chains of gravity and explored space for the first time. These historically significant items were curated lovingly by Bill for decades, and are a true testament to his admiration of those who launched us into this brave new world, and what it took to accomplish that. Included with these historic letters are incredible items like a flown and fully crew-signed Apollo 11 flag; the rarest of all flown commemorative coins: the Apollo 17 Robbins medallion; and Buzz Aldrin’s gold cartier LM model. We have a unique opportunity to go fishing with Al Worden, CMP of Apollo 15. And after our success last auction, we’re offering more exceptional meteorites from the “Meteorite Men” collection.
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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Dave Scott Signed Photograph9108 - Dave Scott Signed Photograph
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Ideal official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Scott posing in his white space suit next to a small model of the lunar rover, signed in black felt tip
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dave Scott Signed Photograph9109 - Dave Scott Signed Photograph
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Uncommon official 10 x 8 black and white NASA lithograph of Dave Scott tending to the lunar rover at the edge of Hadley Rille during the mission'...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Dave Scott Signed Photograph9110 - Dave Scott Signed Photograph
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Patriotic official color semi-glossy 10 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo of Scott saluting the American flag on the lunar surface, signed in black felt tip
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Dave Scott Pair of Signed Photographs9111 - Dave Scott Pair of Signed Photographs
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Two photos: an official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Scott posing in his white space suit next to a small model of the lunar rover, signed and insc
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Jim Irwin and Dave Scott Signed Photograph9112 - Jim Irwin and Dave Scott Signed Photograph
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Irwin saluting the American flag on the lunar surface during an Apollo 15 EVA, signed and inscribed in black
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Jim Irwin Signed 'To Rule the Night' Book9114 - Jim Irwin Signed 'To Rule the Night' Book
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Signed book: To Rule the Night. First edition, third printing. Philadelphia: A. J. Holman Company, 1973. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 251 p
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Al Worden Set of (3) Signed Items9115 - Al Worden Set of (3) Signed Items
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Three items: a TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, November 27, 1973, to Mrs. Barbara M. Greenwood, in part: "It seems like a decade ago ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dave Scott Signed Apollo 15 Mission Report9116 - Dave Scott Signed Apollo 15 Mission Report
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Brad-bound manual entitled "Apollo 15 Mission Report," MSC-05161, 8 x 10.5, approximately 324 pages, December 1971, signed on the front co...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Ken Mattingly 1973 Typed Letter Signed9117 - Ken Mattingly 1973 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “Ken,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, March 1973. Letter to Harold G. Collins of the Mission Support Office in the Kennedy Space Cent
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John Young 1973 Signed Letter9118 - John Young 1973 Signed Letter
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TLS signed “John,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, March 1973. Letter to Harold 'Hal' Collins, who was retiring from his position as Ch...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John Young 1974 Typed Letter Signed9119 - John Young 1974 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “John W. Young,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, September 11, 1974. Letter to Sean Fitzpatrick, a research assistant at the National
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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John Young Signed Photograph9122 - John Young Signed Photograph
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Sought-after color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Young in his white space suit, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint to NASA Chief of Mission Support Ha
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Ken Mattingly Signed Photograph9123 - Ken Mattingly Signed Photograph
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Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Mattingly in his white space suit, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Ken Mattingly Signed Photograph9125 - Ken Mattingly Signed Photograph
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Official color glossy 8 x 10 red-numbered NASA photo of Mattingly posing with a model of a command/service module, signed and inscribed in thin black
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charlie Duke Set of (3) Signed Photographs9127 - Charlie Duke Set of (3) Signed Photographs
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Three photos: an official color glossy 8 x 10 red-numbered NASA photo of Duke posing in his white space suit, signed in black felt tip, “Charlie Duke,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charlie Duke Pair of Signed Photographs and Book9128 - Charlie Duke Pair of Signed Photographs and Book
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Three items: an official color glossy 8 x 10 red-numbered NASA photo of Duke in his white space suit, signed in black felt tip, "Charlie Duke, ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Apollo 16 Mission Report9129 - Apollo 16 Mission Report
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Staple-bound manual entitled "Apollo 16 Mission Report," MSC-07230, 8 x 10.5, approximately 400 pages, dated August 1972. The report chief...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Harrison Schmitt 1972 Typed Letter Signed9130 - Harrison Schmitt 1972 Typed Letter Signed
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Early TLS signed “Harrison H. Schmitt,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, June 16, 1972. Letter to Jackie Boscutti, in full: "Thank you very...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Harrison Schmitt 1973 Typed Letter Signed9131 - Harrison Schmitt 1973 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “Harrison H. Schmitt,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, stamp-dated July 16, 1973. Letter to Ilyana Beckner, in full: "Thank you...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Harrison Schmitt Signed Photograph9132 - Harrison Schmitt Signed Photograph
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Official color semi-glossy 10 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo of LMP Schmitt standing next to a large split boulder on the lunar surface, signed in black
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan Pair of Signed Photographs9133 - Gene Cernan Pair of Signed Photographs
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Two official color 10 x 8 NASA lithographs, one depicting Cernan holding and saluting the American flag on the lunar surface, signed and inscribed in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harrison Schmitt Set of (3) Signed Photographs9134 - Harrison Schmitt Set of (3) Signed Photographs
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Set of three official color NASA lithographs: an 8 x 10 of Schmitt posing in his white space suit, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Joe Engle Apollo 17 Signed Photograph9135 - Joe Engle Apollo 17 Signed Photograph
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Engle posing in his white space suit, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Bob Tom, with my bes...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Ron Evans Pair of Signed Photographs and Note9136 - Ron Evans Pair of Signed Photographs and Note
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Three items: an official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Evans in his white space suit, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, "To Ms. Jackie, ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Apollo 17 Mission Report9137 - Apollo 17 Mission Report
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Staple-bound manual entitled "Apollo 17 Mission Report," JSC-07904, 8 x 10.5, approximately 300 pages, dated March 1973. The report chiefl...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Chariots for Apollo: A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft Book9138 - Chariots for Apollo: A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft Book
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Rare book: Chariots for Apollo: A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft. Washington, D.C.: NASA, 1979. The NASA History Series. Softcover, 6.75 x 9.75, 5
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology Four-Volume Set9139 - The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology Four-Volume Set
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Complete set of The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology, Volumes 1–4. NASA SP–4009, Washington, DC: NASA, 1969–78. Softcovers, 7.75 x 10.25. The fourth vo
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Deke Slayton Set of (4) Signed Items9140 - Deke Slayton Set of (4) Signed Items
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Group of four signed items, including three TLSs and a signed photo. All TLSs are signed "D. K. Slayton," and are one page on NASA letterh...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Jack Lousma 1974 Autograph Letter Signed9141 - Jack Lousma 1974 Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “Jack Lousma, NASA Astronaut, Skylab II—28 July–25 Sept. 1973,” two pages, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, January 24, 1974. Letter to "M...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Charles Conrad 1972 Typed Letter Signed9142 - Charles Conrad 1972 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “Charles Conrad, Jr.,” one page, 5.25 x 8, NASA letterhead, April 1972. Letter to Jackie Boscutti, in full: "Many thanks for your th...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jack Lousma Pair of Signed Poems9143 - Jack Lousma Pair of Signed Poems
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Two identical souvenir typescripts of the poem "Sermons We See" by Edgar A. Guest, each one page, 8 x 10.5, both signed in the lower left ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Young Signed Photograph9144 - John Young Signed Photograph
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Young wearing a flight suit featuring his numerous mission patches, with four spacecraft models displayed bel
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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STS-51 Crew-Signed Photograph9145 - STS-51 Crew-Signed Photograph
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the STS-51 crew, signed in black felt tip by all five members: Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., William F. Readdy, J
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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SpaceShipOne Collection9146 - SpaceShipOne Collection
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Five items signed by crew members of the SpaceShipOne: a color 10 x 8 cardstock photo of the ship and crew, signed in black felt tip by Brian Binnie,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gene Kranz’s Mercury Manual9148 - Gene Kranz’s Mercury Manual
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Gene Kranz's personally-owned Project Mercury manual entitled "Network Operations Directive 61-1 [Revision 3]," 10 x 11.25, August 27,...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James Lovell's Flown Gemini 7 Mission Patch9149 - James Lovell's Flown Gemini 7 Mission Patch
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Remarkable flown patch carried on the Gemini 7 mission, with a handwritten letter from Lovell. The 3.75? diameter patch features the mission insignia
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Gemini 8 Crew-Signed Display9150 - Gemini 8 Crew-Signed Display
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Highly unusual museum-style display, measuring 18.25 x 12.25, featuring a swatch of fabric from the DWC New Orleans that was carried on Gemini 8, alon
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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NASA Astronaut Group 4 Signed Photograph9151 - NASA Astronaut Group 4 Signed Photograph
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Official color semi-glossy 9.75 x 7.75 NASA lithograph of NASA Astronaut Group 4, signed in black felt tip, "F. Curtis Michel," "Owen...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo Astronauts 'In the Beginning' Signed Print9153 - Apollo Astronauts 'In the Beginning' Signed Print
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Superb color limited edition 23.5 x 29.5 lithograph by Alan Bean entitled 'In the Beginning…,' numbered AP 127/150, signed in pencil or ball...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Apollo Astronauts Signed Book9154 - Apollo Astronauts Signed Book
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Signed book: De la Terre a la Lune, trajet direct en 97 heures 20 minutes. Paris: J. Hetzel, Bibliotheque D'education et de Recreation. French l...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Dave Scott Training-Used Apollo 7 Flight Plan9155 - Dave Scott Training-Used Apollo 7 Flight Plan
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Dave Scott’s training-used staple-bound Apollo 7 Final Flight Plan manual, dated September 16, 1968, measuring 8 x 10.5, signed on the front cover in
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Apollo 10: Stafford and Cooper Pair of Name Tags9156 - Apollo 10: Stafford and Cooper Pair of Name Tags
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Pair of Beta cloth name tags for the Apollo 10 commander and his backup, each measuring 7.5 x 2.5, including: a red name tag for Commander Thomas Staf
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 Cartier Solid Gold Lunar Module Replica9157 - Buzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 Cartier Solid Gold Lunar Module Replica
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Incredible 18-karat gold model of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, made by Cartier and presented to Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin by the French news
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Estimates : 150,000.00 - 200,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 11 LM Flown Page With Neil Armstrong Notations9158 - Apollo 11 LM Flown Page With Neil Armstrong Notations
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Remarkable flown double-sided “Prep for Undocking” page from the Apollo 11 LM Activation Checklist, 8 x 5.5, signed and flight-certified in blue ink,
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin's Flown Apollo 11 Checklist9159 - Buzz Aldrin's Flown Apollo 11 Checklist
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Extraordinary flown "Evasive Maneuver, Burn Chart" page carried on Apollo 11 as part of the Command Module Columbia's flight plan, 9.5...
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 11 Crew-Signed Flown Flag Presentation9160 - Apollo 11 Crew-Signed Flown Flag Presentation
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Extraordinary flown American flag carried on the Apollo 11 mission, 6 x 4, affixed to its original 10 x 12 mount, signed on the mount in black felt ti
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Estimates : 50,000.00 - 60,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 11 Set of (3) Original Vintage NASA Photographs9161 - Apollo 11 Set of (3) Original Vintage NASA Photographs
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Fabulous collection of three vintage official color glossy 10 x 8 NASA photos of Apollo 11, including: a red-numbered photo of Buzz Aldrin next to the
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Apollo 11 Set of (4) Original Vintage NASA Photographs9162 - Apollo 11 Set of (4) Original Vintage NASA Photographs
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Collection of four original vintage glossy 10 x 8 NASA photos of the Apollo 11 mission, including: the LM as seen from the CSM during rendezvous, with
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Apollo 11 Set of (6) Original Vintage NASA Training Photographs9163 - Apollo 11 Set of (6) Original Vintage NASA Training Photographs
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Collection of six rare original vintage glossy red-numbered NASA photos, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, all showing Neil Armstrong in his space suit during Apollo
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 11 EVA Procedures Manual9164 - Apollo 11 EVA Procedures Manual
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Uncommon staple-bound manual for the Apollo 11 mission entitled, "Reference, EVA Procedures, Mission G, (CM107/LM5)," 81 pages, 8.5 x 10.5...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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