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Headquartered in Amherst, NH, RR Auction is globally recognized as the trusted source for authentic autographed memorabilia and rare signed documents. Since its inception in 1976, the firm has published over 360 consecutive monthly autograph catalogs, which are distributed internationally. The firm recently auctioned the autographed photo of Albert Einstein with his tongue wagging for a record $74,340 and the check astronaut Neil Armstrong signed the day he left for the moon for $27,350.
WWII Aviation: Hell’s Angels51WWII Aviation: Hell’s Angels
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Leather Type A-2 flying jacket belonging to a Sergeant Smith of the 303rd Bomb Group. Jacket is a size 38 and has a manufacturer’s label sewn inside o
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
Wernher von Braun52Wernher von Braun
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Signed book: Astronautical Engineering and Science. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1963. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 394 pages. Signed on the half-title page in black i
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky53Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
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Russian physicist (1857–1935) who pioneered the study of rocketry and cosmonautics and whose discoveries were of crucial importance in the development
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
V-1 Inlet Valve54V-1 Inlet Valve
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Flown inlet ‘flap’ valve strip from the Klappenregister of an Argus pulse jet that was part of a propulsion unit of a V-1 flying bomb. Shutter type va
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
V-2 Rocket55V-2 Rocket
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A liquid oxygen injector from a V-2 rocket motor. Injector is shadowboxed against an informational background and framed to an overall size of 4.5 x 4
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Wernher von Braun56Wernher von Braun
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Printed report submitted to von Braun, one page, 8 x 10.5, headed at the top, “Notes 1-7-63 Stuhlinger,” with several pencil notations by von Braun, e
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Cape Canaveral Launch Complex Souvenirs57Cape Canaveral Launch Complex Souvenirs
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Five small relics taken from five different launch complexes at Cape Canaveral. Relics are: metal from the Pad 5 gantry; cableway from the Complex 14
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
German Rocketry:  Sanger, Dr. Eugen58German Rocketry: Sanger, Dr. Eugen
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Austrian-German aerospace engineer (1905–1964). Original German issue of the 1934 German Rocket Society publication, ‘Flug Zeitschrift fur dat Gesamte
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Wernher Von Braun59Wernher Von Braun
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Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of von Braun behind his desk, signed and inscribed in black ink “For Melanie Roddam, with the very best wishes—Wernher von
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Wernher von Braun60Wernher von Braun
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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, June 8, 1954. Letter to Commander Robert Brooks of the Pasadena Air Force Association. In part: “Thank you very much for y
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Yuri Gagarin61Yuri Gagarin
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DS, in Spanish, signed by Gagarin in red ink on the line designating him “Presidente,” one page, 5.75 x 3.75, Moscow, no date [but 1965]. The document
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Soviet Liquid Fuel Orientation Engine62Soviet Liquid Fuel Orientation Engine
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An actual orientation liquid fuel engine (11D428A) complete with the fuel valve assembly that was used as a part of united engine installation with a
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Omega Speedmaster Wristwatch63Omega Speedmaster Wristwatch
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Flown stainless steel Omega Speedmaster professional wristwatch, worn by cosmonaut Anatoly Artsebarsky during his five months on the MIR space station
Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
Aleksandr Poleshchuk64Aleksandr Poleshchuk
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Rare flown Russian Soyuz Forel Immersion suit taken by Poleshchuk on TM-16 to the Mir space station. The suit is intended to be used in the case of a
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Soyuz TMA-665Soyuz TMA-6
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Flown Soyuz TMA-6 capsule forward-looking porthole. Porthole and frame measure 14? in diameter, and was used by the flight engineer during the docking
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 7,000.00
Nikolai Budarin66Nikolai Budarin
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Russian cosmonaut, a veteran of three extended missions aboard Mir and the International Space Station, who has also performed eight spacewalks. Cosmo
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Soyuz TMA-167Soyuz TMA-1
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Flown recovery beacon antenna cover, flown aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 mission. Cover measures approximately 15? in diameter and is composed of ebonite and
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
Soyuz TMA-368Soyuz TMA-3
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Flown Soyuz TMA-3 YAW thrusters-engines holder. Piece measures approximately 9 x 7 and is made of a composite of ebonite, carbon fiber, and glass. Pie
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
MIR69MIR
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Mir Space Station “Merkurii” control panel used during cosmonaut training. Panel measures 12.5 x 9 x 9 and was used for the Sigma telescope from 1990–
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Salyut Space Station Mockup70Salyut Space Station Mockup
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A revolving orbital map, most likely used on the Salyut space station training mockup. Color map of the world, measures 38? long, is affixed to a clot
Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,000.00
Valentina Tereshkova71Valentina Tereshkova
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Vibrant color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Tereshkova posing in her white spacesuit, signed in black felt tip in English and Russian, “First woman in
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Valentina Tereshkova and Alexei Leonov72Valentina Tereshkova and Alexei Leonov
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Color limited edition 32 x 17.75 poster entitled ‘Seagull,’ by Leonov, numbered AP #19/95, signed in the bottom border in pencil by both, with someone
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sokol III Spacesuit73Sokol III Spacesuit
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Complete training-used Sokol III ‘Strizh’ made as a launch and re-entry suit for the Russian ‘Buran’ space shuttle. Suit includes: black leather lace
Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
Soyuz Thruster Engine74Soyuz Thruster Engine
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Used Hydrogen Peroxide Thruster engine, 9 x 6 x 1.5, used on one of the Soyuz 7K-OK spacecrafts (1966–1971). Capsules of this design were planned for
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
EVA Orlan Glove75EVA Orlan Glove
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Right-hand glove from an Orlan EVA spacesuit, #10KC-0390022, is complete with an outer thermal-insulated nylon canvas, pebbled rubber palm and finger
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Soviet Space Wrench76Soviet Space Wrench
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Possibly-unique flown Soviet space wrench, flown on Soyuz TM-14,measuring approximately 19? long. C-shaped wrench features a free moving spring six-p
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
X-15 Pilots77X-15 Pilots
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Limited-edition flown commemorative cover honoring the X-15 Rocket Pilots, #1115/1500, flown over Edwards AFB by X-15 pilot Joe Engle, signed in penci
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Pete Knight78Pete Knight
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Flown limited edition signed book: Robert Hutchings Goddard: Father of the Space Age. Limited edition of 1926 copies (This being No. 67). Worcester, M
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
X-1579X-15
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X-15 Pilot Rescue manual, issued by NASA’s Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, hardcover six-ring binder, 6 x 8, 80 pages. This manual outl
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
X-1580X-15
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Eye-catching X-15 contractor’s model. Composite model measures 15? long with all of the appropriate decals and comes with its original clear Lucite No
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
X-15 A-281X-15 A-2
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Flown nose cone from an external fuel tank for an X-15 A-2 rocket plane. Aluminum construction tank measures approximately 23? high with a diameter of
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Bill Dana82Bill Dana
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Chief Engineer at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center from 1993 to 1998. Formerly an aerospace research pilot, Dana flew the F-100 variable sta...
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
X Planes83X Planes
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Twenty unsigned photos, various finishes, almost all measuring 8 x 10 or 10 x 8, of various experimental aircraft. In fine condition.
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
X-15 Pilots84X-15 Pilots
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Three photos: color satin-finish 10 x 8 of Robert White posing in his silver suit by an X-15 aircraft, signed in black felt tip, “Best Wishes, Robert
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Chuck Yeager85Chuck Yeager
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Yeager emerging from the hatch of the Glamorous Glennis, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a couple trivial sur
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
X-15 Pilots86X-15 Pilots
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Robert White dressed in his flight suit and standing next to his X-15, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Bernard S
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Scott Crossfield87Scott Crossfield
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Color vintage glossy 10 x 8 double weight photo of Crossfield standing in front of his X–15, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Arthur Shackman,
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Neil Armstrong and X-15 Pilots88Neil Armstrong and X-15 Pilots
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Stunning satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the X-15 aircraft, signed vertically in black felt tip by Neil Armstrong and pilots Milt Thompson, Bob White, Jo
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Neil Armstrong and X-15 Pilots89Neil Armstrong and X-15 Pilots
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Vintage glossy 9 x 7 NASA photo taken on October 5, 1960 and numbered E-5931, of Armstrong and five others posing in front of one of their jets, signe
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Mercury 790Mercury 7
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Vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of the Mercury 7 astronauts with a model of a rocket, inscribed in blue ballpoint in the upper right in Shepard’s ha
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
Mercury 791Mercury 7
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Famous color 10 x 8 NASA photo of the entire Mercury 7 crew posing by an aircraft, signed vertically in ink by “M. Scott Carpenter,” “Gordon Cooper,”
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Mercury 792Mercury 7
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Limited edition color satin-finish 10 x 8 composite photo of Mercury astronauts Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, and Wally Schirra, number
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Wally Schirra93Wally Schirra
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Schirra, dressed in his Mercury space suit, exiting an elevator, signed in blue felt tip, “Wally Schirra, Mercury Atlas 8 Comma
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Wally Schirra94Wally Schirra
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Color vintage 8 x 10 NASA head-and-shoulders photo, signed in blue ballpoint, “W. M. Schirra, Jr.” In fine condition, with tack hole to top border and
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Wally Schirra95Wally Schirra
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Color 10 x 8 NASA photo of Schirra posing in his spacesuit before a wall-sized world map and a model of the Mercury capsule, signed in blue felt tip.
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Alan Shepard96Alan Shepard
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Superb glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of Shepard posing in his silver spacesuit and helmet, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition.
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Alan Shepard97Alan Shepard
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 NASA head-and-shoulders photo of Shepard posing in front of a model rocket, signed and inscribed in black ink “To Steven—Alan B.
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Alan Shepard98Alan Shepard
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Vintage color 8 x 10 NASA head-and-shoulders photo, signed in black felt tip, “With warm regards—Alan B. Shepard, Jr.” In fine condition, with a singl
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Alan Shepard99Alan Shepard
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 NASA full-length photo of Shepard standing outside in his Mercury flight suit, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint “To Mother
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Deke Slayton100Deke Slayton
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Color semi-glossy 8 x 10 cardstock head-and-shoulders photo, signed in black felt tip, “Deke K. Slayton.” In fine condition, with two trivial dings to
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00