RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

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Science and Technology dominates the 900+ items in RR Auction's December Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale, highlighted by a fully functional Enigma I cipher machine used by the German military, letters by Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, an Apple floppy disk signed by Steve Jobs, an historic Apollo and other space program artifacts. Other autograph highlights include a John Dillinger letter from jail, a ledger signed by Davy Crockett, multiple George Washington and Abraham Lincoln items, and other outstanding pieces of the past. 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 December 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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Oliver Lodge361 - Oliver Lodge
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British physicist and writer (1851–1940) who held patents for key radio technologies and identified electromagnetic radiation independent of Hertz&#...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Auguste Lumiere362 - Auguste Lumiere
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Inventor of photographic equipment (1862-1954) who, with his brother Louis, patented the cinematograph and produced the first-ever motion picture in 1
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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MAC Panel Computer Programming Patch Board with Cables363 - MAC Panel Computer Programming Patch Board with Cables
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Vintage MAC Panel computer programming patch board in a metal frame, measuring 12.75? x 11? x 3?, labeled with "Secondary" and "Prima...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Cyrus and Leander McCormick364 - Cyrus and Leander McCormick
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Pioneers of modern agriculture and members of the McCormick family of Chicago and Virginia; the McCormicks introduced the mechanical reaper and founde
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Lise Meitner365 - Lise Meitner
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Austrian-Swedish physicist (1878-1968) who first identified nuclear fission. Despite never winning the award, she was nominated 19 times for the Nobel
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Paul Murdin366 - Paul Murdin
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British astronomer (born 1942) who identified the first clear candidate for a black hole, Cygnus X-1, with his colleague Louise Webster. Three items:
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Nida-Trainer Model 115P Transceiver Training Device367 - Nida-Trainer Model 115P Transceiver Training Device
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Vintage Nida-Trainer Model 115P radio transceiver training device, housed in a black plastic suitcase, measuring 18.5? x 13.5? x 5?. Etched on the fac
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Optical Rotary Table368 - Optical Rotary Table
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Black NRC Model RSX-2 optical rotary table, measuring 3.5? x 3.5? x 1?, featuring a rotating circular base marked with 360° increments. In very...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Optronics Microscope Camera Head with Power Supply369 - Optronics Microscope Camera Head with Power Supply
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Optronics microscope camera head with power supply, marked as "Model: 60800 Power Supply, Magnafire." The camera head, designed to capture...
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Antique Pathex 9.5mm Movie Projector with Color Wheel370 - Antique Pathex 9.5mm Movie Projector with Color Wheel
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Antique Pathex 9.5mm film projector with color wheel for black-and-white movies, measuring approximately 10? x 12.5? x 7.5?, marketed internationally
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Linus Pauling371 - Linus Pauling
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Two items: a TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, June 25, 1958, in full: "I thank you for your fine letter. I enclose an autographed ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Linus Pauling372 - Linus Pauling
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Partly-printed DS, one page, 16.75 x 11.75, April 26, 1952. Membership certificate for the American Philosophical Society issued to noted diplomat and
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Physicists373 - Physicists
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Group lot of eight photos of world-renowned physicists, various finishes, ranging in size from 5 x 7 to 11 x 8.5, each signed in ink or felt tip by th
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Michael Pupin374 - Michael Pupin
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Serbian American physicist and physical chemist (1858–1935) who is best known for his numerous patents, including a means of greatly extending the ran
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Carl Sagan375 - Carl Sagan
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Signed book: Pale Blue Dot. First edition. NY: Random House, 1994. Hardcover with dust jacket, 7.5 x 9.5, 429 pages. Signed on the half-title page in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William Shockley376 - William Shockley
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American physicist (1910–1989) who won the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for his development of the transistor. Glossy 5 x 7 photo of Shockley posing wi
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Microdyne Spectrum Display Unit for Telemetry Receiver377 - Microdyne Spectrum Display Unit for Telemetry Receiver
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Microdyne 1161-S(A) Spectrum Display Unit for a telemetry receiver, measuring 7? x 2? x 16.5?, marked on the side as "Ser. No. 518." The f...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Thunder Scientific Humidity Sensor378 - Thunder Scientific Humidity Sensor
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Humidity sensor manufactured by the Thunder Scientific Corp. of Albuquerque, marked as "Model 2300H1T21, Serial 2633." The main black box ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Clyde W. Tombaugh379 - Clyde W. Tombaugh
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of an artist's conception of the planet Pluto, signed in black felt tip, "Discoverer of the 9th plane...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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W-P Instruments Window Discriminator380 - W-P Instruments Window Discriminator
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Window discriminator panel useful for nuclear and photon counting, manufactured by W-P Instruments of New Haven, Connecticut, measuring 19? x 3.5? x 7
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Aviation381 - Aviation
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Highly impressive archive of 20 items signed by some of history’s foremost aviation pioneers from America and Europe, consisting of letters, airmail c
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Aviation382 - Aviation
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Pair of two flown fabric presentations created by the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum with fabric removed during restoration of
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Irv Burrows383 - Irv Burrows
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Group of four color glossy 10 x 8 photos of a McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, each signed in thin black felt tip by pilot Irv Burrows, who adds “F15 1st
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Paul Codos384 - Paul Codos
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French aviation pioneer (1896–1960) who set speed and endurance records for distance flights in the 1920s and 1930s. In December 1928, he set the worl
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Howard Hughes385 - Howard Hughes
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Fantastic vintage matte-finish 14 x 11 photo of Howard Hughes, Hap Arnold, and Oscar Westover together, signed in fountain pen by all three: "H...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Albert Kimmerling386 - Albert Kimmerling
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French aviation pioneer (1882–1912) who made the first airplane flight in Africa on December 28, 1909, and was also involved in the first airplane cra
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Léon Letort387 - Léon Letort
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Pioneer French aviator (1889–1913) who set the world record for the greatest distance traveled non-stop, flying 950 kilometres (590 mi) in eight hours
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Lindbergh388 - Charles Lindbergh
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Amazing vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 Underwood photo of Lindbergh posing with the Spirit of St. Louis, signed in fountain pen, "Charles A. Lindb...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Charles Lindbergh389 - Charles Lindbergh
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Handsome vintage matte-finish 7 x 9.5 portrait of Lindbergh looking off camera, matted to an overall size of 10.25 x 12.5, signed and inscribed on the
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Charles Lindbergh390 - Charles Lindbergh
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Signed book: The Spirit of St. Louis. Limited presentation edition, number 766. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Hardcover with acetate jacket...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Joe Sutter391 - Joe Sutter
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American engineer (1921-2016) for the Boeing Airplane Company and manager of the design team for the Boeing 747; Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine ha
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Orville Wright392 - Orville Wright
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Uncommon ALS, one page, 8 x 10, The Wright Company letterhead, no date. Letter to Mr. Woodhouse, in full: "I am inclosing several old prints. Y...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Orville Wright393 - Orville Wright
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Union Trust Co. bank check, 8 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Wright, "Orville Wright," payable to Lottie Jones for $6.25, D...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Wilbur Wright394 - Wilbur Wright
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Rare and outstanding 5.5 x 3.5 postcard photo showing Wright and others preparing to fly at Le Mans, France, signed in the lower right in ink, "...
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Estimates : 8,500.00 - 9,500.00
 
 
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Vladimir Titov's Flown 35mm Nikon Camera with Special 58mm Lens395 - Vladimir Titov's Flown 35mm Nikon Camera with Special 58mm Lens
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Vladimir Titov’s flown 35mm Nikon F2 camera with special 58mm lens: camera body identified “7937881,” with B “7937881” cover, “72339” data printing bl
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 35,000.00
 
 
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Yuri Gagarin396 - Yuri Gagarin
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Vintage ink signature of Yuri Gagarin on an off-white 8.25 x 6 sheet. Gagarin adds a few lines in Cyrillic dated December 22, 1961. In very good to fi
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Moonwalkers397 - Moonwalkers
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Five items signed by moonwalkers: an official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Alan Shepard in his white space suit against the Apollo 14 insignia, sig
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Wernher von Braun398 - Wernher von Braun
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Two items: a pencil signature, "Wernher von Braun, 907 McClung Street, Huntsville, Ala.," on the reverse of an off-white 2.75 x 1.5 busine...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Theodore C. Freeman399 - Theodore C. Freeman
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Air Force pilot (1930-1964) selected as part of the third group of astronauts. He was killed on October 31, 1964, when a goose smashed through the coc
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Hermann Oberth400 - Hermann Oberth
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Romanian and German physicist and engineer (1894–1989) considered one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics. Handwritten and typed repo
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Mercury 7401 - Mercury 7
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Signed book: The Astronauts. Later printing. NY: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1960. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.5 x 8.25, 192 pages. Signed on the half...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Mercury 7402 - Mercury 7
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Fantastic set of seven 4-cent Project Mercury stamp blocks, individually signed in ink by the Mercury 7 astronauts: "Virgil I. Grissom," &...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Mercury Astronauts403 - Mercury Astronauts
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DS, signed "M. Scott Carpenter," "Leroy G. Cooper, Jr.," "Virgil I. Grissom," "Walter M. Schirra, Jr.," &quo...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Clifton Williams404 - Clifton Williams
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Clifton Williams posing with a model rocket, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Michael, with...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Apollo CM Beta Cloth Storage Pouch405 - Apollo CM Beta Cloth Storage Pouch
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Apollo Command Module Beta cloth temporary storage pouch assembly, measuring 15? x 7.25?, featuring a Velcro-secured elastic band at the top of the po
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Apollo Block II AGC Top and Bottom Plates406 - Apollo Block II AGC Top and Bottom Plates
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Top and bottom plates designed for the Block II Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC), both made of a lightweight alloy (likely magnesium) and featuring grid
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Apollo Command Module Tool Set Jack Screw407 - Apollo Command Module Tool Set Jack Screw
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Jack screw from an Apollo Command Module tool set, measuring approximately 4? x 2.5? x 1?, stenciled with difficult to decipher part numbers. In fine
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle EMU Suit Lower Torso Assembly408 - Space Shuttle EMU Suit Lower Torso Assembly
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Partial Space Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) suit lower torso and trouser assembly, with ILC-Dover tags sewn outside the waistband: &quo...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 1409 - Apollo 1
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Amazing color glossy 13.5 x 10.75 photo of the Apollo 1 prime crew posing in their blue flight suits with a model of the ill-fated Block I Command Mod
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 8410 - Apollo 8
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Felt tip signatures, "Best wishes, Bill Anders, Apollo 8," "Frank Borman," and "James Lovell," on an off-white 11 x 2....
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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