RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Literature

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Boasting almost 1,000 lots, RR Auction's October Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale features a robust literature section that includes autographs from authors across the ages—from Goethe to Kafka to Hemingway, a wide assortment of great writers and literary movements are represented. Other highlights in the sale include an important letter by Stephen Hawking, an extremely rare Mao Zedong autograph, a fully signed Led Zeppelin album, a wise autograph quote by Albert Einstein, and a letter by Thomas Jefferson on a political economics textbook. 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 September 2019.
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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Charles Maurice de Talleyrand and Jean-Pierre, Count of Montalivet306 - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand and Jean-Pierre, Count of Montalivet
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Partly-printed DS, in French, signed “Charles Maurice" and "Montalivet,” one page, 22 x 17.75, January 25, 1813. An imperial decree issued...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tokyo Rose307 - Tokyo Rose
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ALS signed “Iva T,” one page, 4 x 5, January 25, 1992. Letter inside a greeting card, in part: "Due to a terrible mix-up I failed to send sever...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William Tryon308 - William Tryon
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Revolutionary War-dated manuscript DS, signed “Rec'd Wm. Tryon, Gov'r,” one page, 5.75 x 4.5, March 18, 1778. Document confirming payment re...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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USS Constitution309 - USS Constitution
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Desirable pin tray cast from metal removed from the USS Constitution during its 1927 restoration, measuring 4.5? in diameter, with the perimeter readi
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Claude Victor-Perrin310 - Claude Victor-Perrin
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LS in French, one page, 8 x 12.5, May 22, 1821. Letter to the minister of war. Based on the request of Lieutenant General Viscount Digeon, the Duke of
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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World War I311 - World War I
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Impressive World War II period color map of the planned zone of occupation by the United States Third Army in the Rhineland of Western Germany, dated
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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World War II Generals312 - World War II Generals
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Grouping of six items signed by four American generals from World War II, consisting of letters and signed photos, all inscribed to "Ken Browne...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sgt. Alvin C. York313 - Sgt. Alvin C. York
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DS, one page, 8 x 3, April 14, 1932. Receipt from the Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute, Inc., which acknowledges a payment of $1 from Mr. Ellis D.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Louis Bleriot314 - Louis Bleriot
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Vintage matte-finish 5.5 x 3.5 postcard photo of Louis Bleriot in his monoplane when he flew across the English Channel on July 25, 1909, signed in pe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alan Eustace315 - Alan Eustace
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Four color glossy 10 x 8 photos of Alan Eustace during or preparing for his world record highest-altitude free-fall jump, each signed in silver ink or
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Henri Farman316 - Henri Farman
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Vintage matte-finish 5.5 x 3.5 postcard photo of Henri Farman flying during the Grand Prix of Aviation on January 13, 1908, signed in fountain pen, ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Amy Johnson317 - Amy Johnson
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Striking vintage matte-finish 3.25 x 5.25 photo of Amy Johnson wearing her aviation coat and goggles, signed in fountain pen. Reverse bears a J. Capst
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Hubert Latham318 - Hubert Latham
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Vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of Hubert Latham smoking a cigarette, published by EOK of Paris, signed in fountain pen, "H. Lath...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Chuck Yeager319 - Chuck Yeager
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Signed book: Yeager. First edition. NY: Bantam Books, 1985. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 342 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo Astronauts320 - Apollo Astronauts
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Very attractive handmade autograph display honoring the 12 manned missions of the Apollo program, signed in ink or felt tip by a total of 18 astronaut
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Project Gemini321 - Project Gemini
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Phenomenal color 10 x 20 print of the GT-5 capsule, the McDonnell-built spacecraft used for NASA's fifth Gemini mission, impressively signed in ...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Mercury Seven and Mission Control322 - Mercury Seven and Mission Control
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Sought-after color 11.75 x 21.75 print of the Mercury capsule with launch escape tower designed and built by McDonnell Aircraft, signed in various ink
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Edward H. White II323 - Edward H. White II
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Vintage semi-glossy 7 x 7 photo of White when he became the first American to walk in space during the Gemini IV mission, signed and inscribed in blac
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 8324 - Apollo 8
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Flown fabric California state flag, 6 x 3.75, carried into lunar orbit during the Apollo 8 mission, affixed to an 8.25 x 10 presentation certificate s
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Apollo 10325 - Apollo 10
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Flown fabric American flag, 6.25 x 4, carried into lunar orbit during the Apollo 10 mission, affixed to a 9.25 x 11.25 presentation certificate signed
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins326 - Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins
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Amazing flown 10.5 x 8 page from the Apollo 11 Flight Plan carried into lunar orbit aboard the Command Module Columbia during the first lunar landing
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 11327 - Apollo 11
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the Apollo 11 crew posing in their white space suits against a lunar backdrop, signed and inscribed in black
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 11328 - Apollo 11
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TLS signed “Neil Armstrong," "Buzz Aldrin," and "M. Colliins,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, June 23, 1969. Letter to Day...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 11 Lunar Surface Film329 - Apollo 11 Lunar Surface Film
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Flown .25 x .5 swatch of film carried to the lunar surface aboard the Lunar Module Eagle during the historic Apollo 11 mission. The swatch is affixed
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong330 - Neil Armstrong
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ALS signed by Neil Armstrong, “Jan & Neil Armstrong,” penned inside a Christmas card, measuring 6.5 x 10 unfolded, no date, but circa December 1...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong331 - Neil Armstrong
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Stunning color glossy 9.25 x 5.75 photo of the brightly glowing moon, signed and inscribed in black ink, "To Dutch—with appreciation for our ye...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong332 - Neil Armstrong
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Beautiful official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Neil Armstrong posing in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, signed nicely in black felt
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong333 - Neil Armstrong
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Original issue of the New York Daily News from "Moonday, July 21, 1969," Long Island Final edition, Vol. 51, No. 22, 64 pages, 10.5 x 15.2...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong334 - Neil Armstrong
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong posing in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, boldly signed and inscribed in black felt
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong335 - Neil Armstrong
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Scarce signed book: First on the Moon. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1970. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 511 pages. Signed and insc
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong336 - Neil Armstrong
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Early and sought-after Hawaiian tracking station cover, postmarked at Waimea, Hawaii, on the day of the Gemini 3 flight, March 23, 1965, signed on the
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Apollo 13337 - Apollo 13
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Fantastic flown .75 x 1.5 swatch of fabric from the Apollo 13 LM Aquarius, affixed to a 7 x 5 presentation card signed in black felt tip by the crew,
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Dave Scott338 - Dave Scott
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Beautiful wooden display box presented to Apollo 15 moonwalker Dave Scott, measuring 10? x 6? x 3?, with upper lid of box featuring an Apollo 15 missi
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Skylab339 - Skylab
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Attractive flown fabric American flag, 5.5 x 4, carried on board the Skylab space station and affixed to its original 13.75 x 10.75 certificate, which
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Skylab340 - Skylab
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Flown fragment of a Skylab oxygen supply tank recovered in Western Australia after the space station’s fiery reentry in 1979, approximately 1 x 1, enc
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Buzz Aldrin341 - Buzz Aldrin
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Aldrin in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a
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Buzz Aldrin342 - Buzz Aldrin
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Apollo 11 recovery cover with a stamped cachet honoring the U.S. Navy Recovery Force in the Atlantic, postmarked on the USS Ozark on the return date o
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Buzz Aldrin343 - Buzz Aldrin
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Color 8.25 x 10.5 paperstock photo of Buzz Aldrin removed from a Christie's catalog, depicting him next to the American flag on the lunar surfac...
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Buzz Aldrin344 - Buzz Aldrin
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Buzz Aldrin in a formal pose with an American flag, his lapel bearing an astronaut pin, signed and inscribed
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Buzz Aldrin345 - Buzz Aldrin
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Aldrin wearing his white space suit and posing against a lunar backdrop, signed and inscribed in black felt t
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Buzz Aldrin346 - Buzz Aldrin
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TLS signed “Buzz Aldrin & Joan,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Research and Engineering Consultants, Inc. letterhead, May 27, 1974. Letter to Ken and Joyc...
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Apollo 11347 - Apollo 11
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Oversized commemorative FDC honoring the 20th Anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon-landing, featuring a collage of four images from the mission
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo 11 Photograph348 - Apollo 11 Photograph
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Official glossy 10 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo of the planet Earth as viewed from outer space during the Apollo 11 mission. Reverse bears "A Ko...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo 12349 - Apollo 12
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Official color glossy 10 x 8 NASA photo of the Apollo 12 'Yankee Clipper' mission insignia, signed in black felt tip by Charles Conrad, Alan...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Apollo 16350 - Apollo 16
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Three items signed by members of the Apollo 16 crew: a color semi-glossy 7.25 x 9 photo of John Young in later age wearing a blue flight suit with fiv
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Apollo 7351 - Apollo 7
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Uncommon display containing four vintage color photos documenting the historic Apollo 7 mission, each photo approximately 7 x 7, with three of the pho
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo-Soyuz352 - Apollo-Soyuz
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Commemorative cover with a stamped cachet honoring the signing of the US–USSR Space Treaty by which an Apollo spacecraft would dock with a Soyuz labor
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo-Soyuz353 - Apollo-Soyuz
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the docking of the Apollo-Soyuz spacecraft, signed in black felt tip by the cooperative prime crew of Alexei
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong354 - Neil Armstrong
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong in a formal pose, his lapel bearing an astronaut pin, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint, &q...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Alan Bean355 - Alan Bean
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Color 11.25 x 8.25 laserprint photo of LMP Bean using a fuel transfer tool on the Lunar Module during an Apollo 12 EVA, signed in gold ink, "Al...
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