RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

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Boasting nearly 1,000 lots in a variety of genres, RR Auction's June Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale is highlighted by a Science and Technology section that includes a Lunar Module rotational hand controller, letters by Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, rare early computer hardware, and more. Other top lots include Apollo 14 moonwalker Edgar Mitchell's lunar surface-worn backpack strap, a letter by Joseph Stalin with a hammer-and-sickle sketch, a Beatles-signed promo slick for A Hard Day's Night, hand-drawn plans from Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin studio, and signed letters by luminaries like Davy Crockett, Paul Gauguin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sigmund Freud, Richard Wagner, and Claude Monet. 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 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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Salyut 7354 - Salyut 7
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Autograph notes with several sketches and diagrams concerning the repair of a space suit on the Salyut-7 space station. The present documents constitu
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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STS-1355 - STS-1
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Flown 5.75 x 4 American flag carried aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia on the STS-1 mission. Includes its original 8.5 x 11 presentation certificate b
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle Omega X-33 Watch356 - Space Shuttle Omega X-33 Watch
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Omega Speedmaster Professional X-33 analog-digital watch for use on the Space Shuttle, featuring a 41mm titanium case on a black leather Omega bracele
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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2001: A Space Odyssey357 - 2001: A Space Odyssey
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Attractive pair of original color paintings replicating Robert McCall's iconic movie posters for Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 science fiction classic ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin358 - Buzz Aldrin
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of LMP Aldrin posing in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, neatly signed in black felt tip. In fine
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin359 - Buzz Aldrin
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Excellent color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Aldrin next to the American flag on the lunar surface, signed in silver ink, "First Lunar Landing,...
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Buzz Aldrin360 - Buzz Aldrin
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Color semi-glossy 8 x 10 photo of Buzz Aldrin standing on the lunar surface, his visor showing a small reflection of the photographer, Neil Armstrong,
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Buzz Aldrin361 - Buzz Aldrin
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Two first edition books—Magnificent Desolation and Reaching for the Moon—both hardcover with dust jacket, both signed on an opening page in blue ink b
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Buzz Aldrin362 - Buzz Aldrin
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Belgian souvenir postal sheet featuring a 20F stamp honoring the Apollo 11 astronauts, 3.75 x 5, neatly signed in black ink by Buzz Aldrin. In very fi
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Buzz Aldrin364 - Buzz Aldrin
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Aldrin posing in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, secretarially inscribed in black felt tip, ...
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Apollo 11365 - Apollo 11
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Unusual small silk dessert topper American flag from the presidential dinner honoring the Apollo 11 astronauts held at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los
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Apollo 13 Locker Strap Swatch366 - Apollo 13 Locker Strap Swatch
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Limited edition flown .5 x .25 triangular swatch of a stowage locker strap carried into lunar orbit aboard the Command Module Odyssey during the histo
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Apollo 15367 - Apollo 15
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FDC with a cachet honoring a decade of American space accomplishments between 1961 and 1971, signed in black felt tip by Dave Scott, Al Worden, and Ji
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Apollo 16368 - Apollo 16
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Postal cover, 6 x 5, with an affixed Apollo 16 emblem sticker, postmarked at Kennedy Space Center on April 16, 1972, the mission's launch date, ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Apollo 17369 - Apollo 17
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Postal cover with a stamped cachet honoring the Apollo 17 mission insignia, postmarked at Kennedy Space Center on December 7, 1972, the mission'...
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Apollo Saturn V Third-Stage Valve370 - Apollo Saturn V Third-Stage Valve
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An Apollo Saturn V Third-Stage Valve manufactured by Fairchild Hiller and Stratos-Western, measuring 6.75? x 9.75? x 4?, with George C. Marshall parts
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Apollo-Soyuz371 - Apollo-Soyuz
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Deke Slayton's flown 5 x 5 swatch of Beta cloth featuring the ASTP mission insignia, carried aboard the Apollo CSM-111 for nine days in space, s...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Astronaut Class of 1998372 - Astronaut Class of 1998
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Color glossy 13.75 x 9.75 photo of the 31 men and women selected as part of NASA's astronaut class of 1998, signed around the mount by each astr...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Alan Bean373 - Alan Bean
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Satin-finish 10 x 8 close-up photo of LMP Bean holding a sample container filled with lunar soil, signed in silver ink, "Alan Bean, Apollo 12.&...
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Alan Bean374 - Alan Bean
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Two items: an official glossy 10 x 8 black-numbered NASA photo of the lunar surface captured during Apollo 12, signed in black felt tip, "Alan ...
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Alan Bean375 - Alan Bean
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Bean using a fuel transfer tool on the Lunar Module during an Apollo 12 EVA, signed and inscribed in blue fel
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Alan Bean376 - Alan Bean
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Gorgeous limited edition color 18 x 24 giclee print on stretched canvas of an Alan Bean painting entitled 'We Came in Peace for All Mankind,'...
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Charles A. Berry377 - Charles A. Berry
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NASA's chief medical officer during the Gemini and Apollo programs. Two items: an official vintage color glossy 8 x 10 red-numbered NASA photo o...
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Paul and Chris Calle378 - Paul and Chris Calle
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Brilliant original sketch by artist Chris Calle of the Lunar Module Eagle descending to the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 mission, accompli
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Canadian Astronauts379 - Canadian Astronauts
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Two official color photos of Space Team Canada, 10 x 8 and 9.25 x 8, both showing the 1983 National Research Council six-person crew, with both pictur
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Michael Collins380 - Michael Collins
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Color semi-glossy 8 x 10 photo of Collins posing in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, signed in blue felt tip, “Mike Collins.” In very fi
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Michael Collins381 - Michael Collins
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the Lunar Module Eagle high above the lunar surface with the Earth visible in the background, signed in blue felt t
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Michael Collins382 - Michael Collins
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Two letters by the Apollo 11 CMP, both referencing his paintings: ALS signed “Mike,” one page, 3.25 x 6.75, personal stationery, August 3, 2009. Brie
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Charles Conrad383 - Charles Conrad
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Souvenir typescript for a speech delivered by Apollo 12 moonwalker Charles Conrad, 16 pages, 8.5 x 11, signed at the conclusion in black felt tip: &...
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Don Dixon384 - Don Dixon
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Stunning and surreal original 1982 painting by astronomical artist Don Dixon entitled 'Portrait of Saturn,' 19.5 x 15.5, which depicts the y...
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Douglas Aircraft Company Earth and Solar System Prints385 - Douglas Aircraft Company Earth and Solar System Prints
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Group of five color 20 x 16 educational prints detailing Earth's atmosphere and the solar system, published by the Douglas Aircraft Company in S...
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Charlie Duke386 - Charlie Duke
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Highly displayable color satin-finish 40.25 x 8.5 panoramic photo of John Young adjusting the high-gain antenna on the lunar rover at Station 10 prime
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Charlie Duke387 - Charlie Duke
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of LMP Duke wearing his white space suit and posing with a lunar globe, signed in black felt tip, "Charli...
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Joe Engle388 - Joe Engle
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Two photos signed by test pilot turned NASA astronaut Joe Engle: a glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of Engle wearing his silver flight suit and posing
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Maxime Faget389 - Maxime Faget
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Designer of the Mercury capsule (1921–2004) who also contributed to the Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 black-numbered NASA photo,
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Owen Garriott390 - Owen Garriott
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Three items: a felt tip signature, "Owen K. Garriott," on an off-white 5 x 3 card; a glossy 4 x 5 photo of Garriott with folded arms and s...
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Robert Gilruth391 - Robert Gilruth
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American aerospace engineer and an aviation/space pioneer (1913–2000) who was the first director of NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center, which was l...
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John Glenn392 - John Glenn
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TLS signed “John H. Glenn, Jr.,” one page, 8 x 10, Project Mercury letterhead, May 18, 1961. Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Ken Browne in Arizona, referencing
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John Glenn393 - John Glenn
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Glossy 6.5 x 4.5 photo of John Glenn and his wife, Annie, riding in a convertible during the parade celebrating Glenn's successful Friendship 7 ...
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John Glenn394 - John Glenn
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Fantastic semi-glossy 8.5 x 12 silver gelatin photo of Marine Corps Major John Glenn smiling next to his Vought F-8 Crusader after his record-breaking
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Fred Haise395 - Fred Haise
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Haise in his white space suit against a starry backdrop, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint, "To ...
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Jim Irwin396 - Jim Irwin
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Irwin saluting the American flag at the Apollo 15 landing site, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, &qu...
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Jim Irwin397 - Jim Irwin
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Two items: an official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of LMP Jim Irwin saluting the American flag on the lunar surface, signed and inscribed in black fe
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Jim Irwin and Al Worden398 - Jim Irwin and Al Worden
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of LMP Jim Irwin saluting the American flag on the lunar surface, signed and inscribed in black ink, "Gar...
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JPL Mars Viking Orbiter/Lander Hardware Collection399 - JPL Mars Viking Orbiter/Lander Hardware Collection
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Four pieces of hardware associated with the JPL Mars Viking Orbiter/Lander, including: a Viking Orbiter sungate transfer assembly marked "V075&...
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Gene Kranz401 - Gene Kranz
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Mission Control in Houston during Apollo 11, boldly signed in the lower border in black felt tip, "'Capcom—we are go...
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Valeri Kubasov402 - Valeri Kubasov
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Soviet facsimile editions of the three books carried on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (with facsimile signatures of the crewmen on the covers), releas
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Alexei Leonov403 - Alexei Leonov
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Excellent original 1980 painting by Voskhod 2 spacewalker Alexei Leonov entitled 'Salyut I," accomplished in oil on a 8 x 9.25 sheet of col...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Robert McCall404 - Robert McCall
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Group lot of seven items sign in black ink or felt tip by space artist Robert T. McCall, including: a color glossy 4 x 5.75 photo of McCall in 1985 wi
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NASA Group 10405 - NASA Group 10
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the 17 astronaut candidates selected as part of NASA group 10 in 1984, signed in ink or felt tip by all pictu
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