RR Auction: Space and Aviation

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RR is proud to present our seventh semi-annual Space Auction. We’ve curated an incredible selection, including: the much-lauded Dan Schaiewitz Space Collection, our first Exclusive “Meteorite Men” section in partnership with Aerolite Meteorites, an exceptional sampling of vintage NASA models, bountiful selection of unique pieces from the Ken Havekotte Collection, and an Apollo 1 50th anniversary tribute.
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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Meteorite Men Director's Slate with Pultusk Meteorite8151 - Meteorite Men Director's Slate with Pultusk Meteorite
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Director's slate used in filming for the final episode of Meteorite Men, measuring 11 x 9.25, filled out with information on the take, which too...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Mount Dooling Iron Meteorite Slice8152 - Mount Dooling Iron Meteorite Slice
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Superlative large Mount Dooling (Australia) iron meteorite slice, specially prepared in the laboratory to show its crystalline structure. The complete
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Northwest Africa Martian Meteorite8153 - Northwest Africa Martian Meteorite
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Extremely rare Northwest Africa (NWA) 7397 Martian meteorite fragment. The fragment weighs 2.891 grams and measures approximately 18 mm x 15 mm x 10 m
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Northwest Africa Meteorite8154 - Northwest Africa Meteorite
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An egg-shaped Northwest Africa (NWA) 869 stone meteorite, nicely cut into two matching halves with both faces polished. The matched pair weighs 185.1
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Northwest Africa Vesta Meteorite Slice8155 - Northwest Africa Vesta Meteorite Slice
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Northwest Africa (NWA) 11081 eucrite (stone) meteorite slice, a very rare type thought to be from Asteroid Vesta. The full polished slice weighs 17.2
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Saharan Stone Meteorite8156 - Saharan Stone Meteorite
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An unclassified stone meteorite from the Sahara Desert, demonstrating the weathering that occurs when a meteorite has been on Earth for a long period
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Seymchan Pallasite Meteorite Slice8157 - Seymchan Pallasite Meteorite Slice
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Beautiful Seymchan pallasite meteorite (Russia) slice consisting of approximately 50% nickel-iron alloys and 50% extraterrestrial gemstones (peridot),
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Sikhote-Alin Iron Meteorite8158 - Sikhote-Alin Iron Meteorite
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Appealing Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite from the largest recorded meteorite fall in history on February 12, 1947, over the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in Sib
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sikhote-Alin Iron Meteorite8159 - Sikhote-Alin Iron Meteorite
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Substantial Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite fragment from the largest recorded meteorite fall in history on February 12, 1947, over the Sikhote-Alin Mount
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Early Rocket Pioneer Signatures from the Original Wernher von Braun Rocket Development Team of the G8160 - Early Rocket Pioneer Signatures from the Original Wernher von Braun Rocket Development Team of the G
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Extremely rare hand-illustrated 1949 Easter card presented to Mildred and Hans, consisting of three off-white 11 x 7.75 sheets with punch holes to lef
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Early Space Collection of Photographs8161 - Early Space Collection of Photographs
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Collection of approximately 120 original vintage glossy photos mostly dating from the late 1950s, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, many marked "ABMA" [A...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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German Rocket Scientists Multi-Signed Cover8162 - German Rocket Scientists Multi-Signed Cover
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Very rare commemorative cover with a cachet honoring Hermann Oberth, signed in various ink types by ten of the world's pioneering rocket leaders...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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German WW2 A4/V2 Rocket 5 Small Injection Valves8163 - German WW2 A4/V2 Rocket 5 Small Injection Valves
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Collection of five German WW2 A4/V2 rocket injection valves, each measuring about .75 x .75. These would have been used in the combustion chamber of a
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Hans Hosenthien Handwritten Papers8164 - Hans Hosenthien Handwritten Papers
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World War II-dated collection of Hans Hosenthien's handwritten notes, totaling eight pages on five sheets, deriving from Germany's Peenemund...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Hans Hosenthien Operation Paperclip Document8165 - Hans Hosenthien Operation Paperclip Document
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German rocket scientist and engineer (June 26, 1915–July 3, 1996) who arrived in America under Project Paperclip on November 16, 1945. He worked with
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Hans Hosenthien Operation Paperclip Signed Affidavit8166 - Hans Hosenthien Operation Paperclip Signed Affidavit
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German rocket scientist and engineer (June 26, 1915–July 3, 1996) who arrived in America under Project Paperclip on November 16, 1945. He worked with
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Miss Baker Collection of Photos8167 - Miss Baker Collection of Photos
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Group of nine original vintage glossy photos related to Bioflight 2, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, showing squirrel monkey Miss Baker, rhesus monkey Miss Able, a
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Hermann Oberth Set of (4) Signed Items8168 - Hermann Oberth Set of (4) Signed Items
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Four items, each signed in blue or black ink, "H. Oberth," with formats including: an off-white 4.25 x 7 book page showing the telescopic ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Hermann Oberth Signed German Rocketry Journal8169 - Hermann Oberth Signed German Rocketry Journal
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Rare pairing of original German Raketenflug newsletters from April 1933 and August 1953, 5.75 x 9 and 5.75 x 8.25, with the 1933 newsletter signed on
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Peenemunde HAP11 Document8170 - Peenemunde HAP11 Document
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Untranslated partly-printed document in German, one page, 8.25 x 11.75, no date but circa 1940s. A document pertaining to the "Heimat-Artilleri...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rocketry Pioneers Set of (4) Signed Covers8171 - Rocketry Pioneers Set of (4) Signed Covers
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Four signed postal covers: an airmail envelope with a cachet honoring the first American rocket airplane flight, postmarked Hewitt, New Jersey, Februa
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Eugen Saenger Handwritten Rocket Propulsion Manuscript8172 - Eugen Saenger Handwritten Rocket Propulsion Manuscript
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Austrian aerospace engineer best known for his contributions to lifting body and ramjet technology (1905–1964). Rare handwritten manuscript, unsigned
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Segment of Allison J33–A–14 Regulus Missile8173 - Segment of Allison J33–A–14 Regulus Missile
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Cross-section segment of an Allison J33-A-14 turbojet Regulus cruise missile from the late 1950s, measuring approximately 26? tall and 12? in diameter
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Stephen Smith Signed 1934 Rocketmail Cover8174 - Stephen Smith Signed 1934 Rocketmail Cover
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Pioneering Indian aerospace engineer (1891–1951) who developed techniques in delivering mail by rocket. Indian rocket mail cover with an affixed cache
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Reinhold Tiling Signed and Flown Rocketmail Card8175 - Reinhold Tiling Signed and Flown Rocketmail Card
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German engineer, pilot, and rocket pioneer (1893–1933) who was killed as a result of burns suffered in an explosion at his rocket workshop. Flown rock
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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US and German Rocket Team Signed Cover Collection8176 - US and German Rocket Team Signed Cover Collection
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Appealing collection of 25 FDCs and commemorative covers bearing space-related cachets or stamps, each signed by in ink or felt tip by a pioneering ro
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Wernher von Braun Handwritten Signed Note8177 - Wernher von Braun Handwritten Signed Note
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ANS signed “B,” one page, lightly lined, 5 x 7.25, November 17, 1974. Note to Kayren Redman Governale, his secretary at Fairchild Industries, in full:
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Wernher von Braun Handwritten Manuscript8178 - Wernher von Braun Handwritten Manuscript
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Autograph manuscript in pencil, three pages, lightly lined, 8 x 10.5, unsigned, no date, written entirely in the hand of von Braun. The manuscript is
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Wernher von Braun Signed Photograph8179 - Wernher von Braun Signed Photograph
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Ideal glossy 8 x 10 photo of von Braun wearing his Marshall Space Flight Center name tag and posing in front of the AS–506, the Apollo 11 moon rocket,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Wernher von Braun Typed Letter Signed8180 - Wernher von Braun Typed Letter Signed
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TLS in German, signed “Wernher,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, November 26, 1968. Letter to German rocket pioneer Rudolf Nebel, thanking him fo
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Wernher von Braun's Personal Copy of 'The Day Kennedy Died'8181 - Wernher von Braun's Personal Copy of 'The Day Kennedy Died'
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Wernher von Braun's personal copy of the book The Day Kennedy Died. First edition. San Antonio, Texas: The Naylor Company, 1964. Hardcover with ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Cosmonaut Set of (6) Signed KNIGA Covers8182 - Cosmonaut Set of (6) Signed KNIGA Covers
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Six KNIGA covers, all with cachets commemorating Russian space achievements, issued and canceled to mark one of the first six Russian manned space mis
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Yuri Gagarin Signed Notebook8183 - Yuri Gagarin Signed Notebook
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Vintage dark blue vinyl notebook, 4.25 x 6, bearing Cyrillic stamp impression to lower right front cover, signed inside on the first page in blue ink
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Yuri Gagarin Signed Portfolio8184 - Yuri Gagarin Signed Portfolio
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Leather zippered portfolio case, 14.75 x 10, embossed in red Cyrillic in the upper right corner (translated), “XXIII, Congress, CPSU,” and signed and
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Alexei Leonov Signed Photograph8185 - Alexei Leonov Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 10.75 x 8 photo of Leonov during man's first-ever 'spacewalk' on Vokshod 2, prominently signed in black felt tip. In ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alexei Leonov Signed Photograph8186 - Alexei Leonov Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 11 x 8 photo of concept artwork depicting a Russian lunar landing, signed in gold ink by Leonov. In fine condition. Accompanied by
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alexei Leonov Signed Print8187 - Alexei Leonov Signed Print
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Vibrant color 24.5 x 20.5 Warhol-style art print of Leonov during man's first-ever spacewalk, signed in the lower border in black felt tip. Roll...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Mitrofan Nedelin Signed Document8188 - Mitrofan Nedelin Signed Document
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Soviet military commander (1902–1960) who served as Chief Marshal of the Artillery in the Soviet Armed Forces. He was killed in an explosion at Baikon
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Valentina Tereshkova Signed Photograph8189 - Valentina Tereshkova Signed Photograph
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Cardstock 8 x 10 photo of the first woman in space, signed in silver ink in Cyrillic by Tereshkova, who adds "Vostok-6" below. In fine con...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Orlan EVA Cosmonaut Gloves8190 - Orlan EVA Cosmonaut Gloves
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Pair of matching gloves for an Orlan EVA space suit featuring an insulated nylon canvas outer surface and inner pressure glove with pebbled green rubb
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Vostok Parachute Section8191 - Vostok Parachute Section
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Large section of earlier Vostok parachute material, completely white, measuring approximately 25 x 19. In very good to fine condition, with soiling an
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong Signed Letter and Photograph8192 - Neil Armstrong Signed Letter and Photograph
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Desirable pairing of Armstrong-signed items: a TLS, one page, 6.75 x 9, NASA letterhead, December 4, 1962. Letter to Raymond W. Schneider, in full: ...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong Signed Photograph8193 - Neil Armstrong Signed Photograph
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Fantastic color glossy 9.75 x 8 photo of Armstrong smiling from inside the cockpit of a North American X-15, signed in black ink. In fine condition. A
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Chuck Yeager Signed Photograph8194 - Chuck Yeager Signed Photograph
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Yeager in front of his Bell X-1 'Glamorous Glennis,' signed in black felt tip, "Good Luck, Chuck Yeager." I...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gene Kranz's Flight Jacket8195 - Gene Kranz's Flight Jacket
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Gene Kranz's personally-owned and -worn brown leather Type A-2 bomber jacket manufactured by Avirex Ltd., size extra large, with side and front ...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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MR-2: Guenter Wendt Signed Photograph8196 - MR-2: Guenter Wendt Signed Photograph
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Satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of launch pad leader Guenter Wendt holding Ham the chimpanzee, signed in black felt tip, “‘Ham,’ America’s first chimp in sp
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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MR-3: Alan Shepard Lake Champlain Recovery Postcard8197 - MR-3: Alan Shepard Lake Champlain Recovery Postcard
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A rare USS Lake Champlain postcard, 5.5 x 3.5, bearing a May 5, 1961, Mercury-Redstone 3 recovery date postmark from the ship, and stamped text readin
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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MR-3: Alan Shepard Signed Photo8198 - MR-3: Alan Shepard Signed Photo
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Vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of the original Mercury 7 astronauts posing with a model rocket, signed and inscribed in black ink, "To Joe C...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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MR-3: Guenter Wendt Signed Photograph8199 - MR-3: Guenter Wendt Signed Photograph
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Color semi-glossy 8 x 10 cardstock photo of the launch of the Mercury-Redstone 3 on May 5, 1961, signed in black felt tip, "Freedom–7 Launch, G...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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MA-4: Liberty Bell 7 Flown Film8200 - MA-4: Liberty Bell 7 Flown Film
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Flown segment of film recovered from Gus Grissom's Liberty Bell 7 Mercury spacecraft, issued in a limited edition acrylic display to commemorate...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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