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MARVELS OF MODERN MUSIC

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Do you have the stuff of rock legends like The Beatles, Hendrix, Buddy Holly, or others? RR Auction is seeking autographs, instruments, posters, stage worn clothing, handbills, photos, and other music-related memorabilia for our Marvels of Modern Music 2 auction. Contact Bob Eaton at Bob@RRAuction.com for a free appraisal. If you’ve got what it takes, we’ll add you to our star-studded line up.


Bidding Begins on November 15th! An intial bid must be placed on lots by 6pm Thursday, November 29th, A one hour extended bidding period begins followed immediately by the 30 minute Rule at 7pm. All times in RR Auction guidelines and instructions are stated according to the Eastern (U.S.) time zone.

Aviation...................................................................7

Apollo 11............................................................ 117

Hindenburg.......................................................... 30

Apollo 12............................................................ 152

Path to Space...................................................... 37

Apollo 13 ........................................................... 158

Cosmonauts........................................................ 38

Apollo 14............................................................ 162

X-15 and “X-Plane” Program...............................51

Apollo 15............................................................ 168

Project Mercury................................................... 54

Apollo 16............................................................ 183

Project Gemini .................................................... 69

Apollo 17............................................................ 188

Project Apollo....................................................... 78

Apollo-Soyuz...................................................... 193

Apollo 1.............................................................. 104

Skylab ............................................................... 198

Apollo 7.............................................................. 105

Space Shuttle................................................... 204

Apollo 8.............................................................. 107

Challenger/Columbia ....................................... 216

Apollo 9.............................................................. 109

Hubble Telescope.............................................. 220

Apollo 10............................................................ 114

Miscellaneous................................................... 221

Bob Eaton owner, acquisitions bob.eaton@rrauction.com

Tricia Eaton auction production manager tricia.eaton@rrauction.com

Bobby Eaton vice president of operations bobby.eaton@rrauction.com

Carla Eaton NH Auctioneer License #3029

Mike Nelson senior catalog writer mike.nelson@rrauction.com

Adam Karr shipping supervisor shipping@rrauction.com

Bill White lead authenticator bill.white@rrauction.com

Dan McCarthy catalog writer dan.mccarthy@rrauction.com

Stacey Jordan customer service stacey.jordan@rrauction.com

Mandy Eaton-Casey chief finical officer amanda.casey@rrauction.com

Jessica Hinckley executive bidding assistant jessica.hinckley@rrauction.com

Sarina Carlo art director sarina.carlo@rrauction.com

Elizebeth Otto consignment manager elizebeth.otto@rrauction.com

Erika Rosenfeld inventory processing, researcher erika.rosenfeld@rrauction.com

Annie Nichols junior art director annie.nichols@rrauction.com

Bobby Livingston vice president, public relations bobby.livingston@rrauction.com

Robert S. Eaton Sr. 1940–2001

Linda Immerman acquisitions assistant linda.immerman@rrauction.com


GENERAL RR AUCTION INFO R&R Auction Company, LLC, d/b/a RRAuction Licensed auctioneer: Carla Eaton, NH license #3029

CONTACT INFORMATION

5 Rt 101A, Suite 5 • Amherst, NH 03031 Local/International: 1-603-732-4280 Local/Int’l fax: 1-603-732-4288 Website: www.RRAuction.com Email bidding: Bid@RRAuction.com

HOURS

Office hours are Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. eastern standard time; hours on the last night of the auction are dictated by the 30 Minute Rule (see below). Any item in the auction can be viewed in our offices during normal business hours. Please call to set up an appointment.

RRAUCTION’S POLICIES EXTENDED BIDDING & THE 30 MINUTE RULE

The final day of bidding for all lots is Thursday, November 29. Any bidder may bid on any lot prior to 6 pm. At that time, the Extended Bidding goes into affect. If you have not bid on a lot before 6 pm, you may not bid on that lot after 6 pm. Only those bidders who have placed bids on a lot before 6 pm will be allowed to bid on that lot after 6 pm. Hence, if you are the only bidder on a lot at 6 pm, that lot is awarded to you. During the extended bidding period, a lot will remain open only to those who bid on that lot prior to 6 pm. All lots WITHOUT an opening bid at 6 pm will remain OPEN to ALL bidders until 7 pm or until they receive their first bid. These lots will close immediately upon receipt of a bid or at 7 pm, whichever comes first. For all lots that are active after 7 pm, bidding will remain open until 30 minutes pass without a bid being placed on THAT lot. The 30 Minute Rule is applied on a PER LOT BASIS; each lot in the auction closes individually based on bidding activity after 7 pm. On a PER LOT BASIS, the 30 minute timer will reset each time a bid is placed after 7 pm. If you are the high bidder, raising your maximum bid will NOT reset the timer. RR Auction reserves the right to close the auction at any time at its sole discretion.

POSTPONEMENT

RR Auction may postpone the auction for a reasonable period of time as the result of any significant event (e.g., an Act of God, etc). In this unlikely event, bidders and consignors will be notified of the new closing date.

GUARANTEES

Each signed item is unconditionally guaranteed genuine without time limit. If a lot is declared to be not authentic, we may ask the purchaser to supply the written opinion of one competent authority acceptable to us. We will refund the original purchase price after documentation has been submitted. The buyer’s only remedy under this guarantee is the cancellation of the sale and the refund of the purchase price.

PAYMENTS Payment is due by Monday, December 10, 2012, unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in the suspension of your bidding privileges. Credit cards and PayPal are only accepted up to $5,000. Credit Card orders will be shipped first. Please send PayPal

payments to FinanceDepartment@rrauction. com. Overseas orders must be paid by credit card, paypal, or

wire. All checks, cashiers checks or money orders are payable to R&R Auction Company, LLC. Orders paid by cashier check, money order, wire, Pay Pal or credit card are shipped upon receipt.

Personal and business checks are also accepted and orders paid via this method on winnings over $500 will ship 7 business days after receipt. Returned checks are subject to a $25 fee. We recommend paying by cashier’s check, money order, or wire transfer. Wire Information: Account number: 003880291609 Company name: R & R Auction Company, LLC Routing/Transit (ABA) Number: 0260-0959-3 SWIFT Address: BOFAUS3N Bank Address: Bank of America 500 Amherst Street Nashua, NH 03063

TERMS OF SALE A buyer’s premium of 20% will be added to all winning bids. RR Auction prefers cash, check, or wire payments. For winning bids of $5,000 or less, clients may choose to pay via credit card or PayPal for an additional 2.5% convenience fee. You are obligated to honor any bid(s) you make, and you authorize us to charge your credit card for any unpaid winnings.

RETURNS Every item is cataloged with the intent of accuracy. Improperly described items must be returned within three days of receipt. Please call us before returning any items. A merchandise credit will be issued in the case of a subjective, unresolvable dispute over condition.

CONSIGNORS Consignors are not allowed to bid on or withdraw their own lots. We will contact all consignors via mail, fax, or e-mail with their tentative final results the day after the auction ends.

SELLER RR Auction reserves the right to: (a) remove any item, (b) reject any bid, and (c) ban anyone from participating in this auction for any reason. We reserve the right to the final decision in all matters regarding this auction.


RR AUCTION’S BIDDING INFO REGISTRATION Your bidder number remains the same from auction to auction, but you must register to bid in each auction, even if you have already participated in past auctions. During registration, we will confirm your name, shipping address, phone number, e-mail, and method of payment if you are successful. Please provide any address or payment changes, or any special shipping requests, before the close of the auction.

NEW BIDDERS Bidders without a number must apply for one before they can participate in the auction. Fill out a New Bidder Application form online at http://rrauction.com/new_register. com, or request a form by mail or fax. Your bidder number will be issued only after all information has been verified.

PLACING BIDS By participating in the auction, you are accepting these Terms and Conditions. You are agreeing to the

alternative of dispute resolution by arbitration. Arbitration replaces the right to go to court, including the right to a jury trial. If any dispute arises regarding payment, authenticity, grading, description, provenance, or any other matter pertaining to the auction, the bidder or a participant in the auction and/or RR Auction agree that the dispute shall go to binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association. A.A.A. arbitration shall be conducted under the provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act and in a locale mutually convenient to both parties. Where a locale cannot be agreed upon the determination shall be made by the independent ADR institution. Any claim made by a bidder must be presented within one (1) year or it is barred. The prevailing party may be awarded reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. An award granted in arbitration is enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction.

MINIMUM BIDS Every item has a minimum bid (MB). No bids below this amount will be accepted.

MAXIMUM BIDS To maximize your chance of winning, we strongly encourage the use of maximum bids. For example, assume an item you want currently has a high bid of $100. Your bid would then be $110 (10% over $100), and you could tell us, “I’d like a maximum bid of $242 for that item.” We will enter your bid at $110, and we will then bid for you until the lot reaches your maximum of $242. If competitive bids only reach $148, you would win the item at $163—10% over the highest previous bid. To prevent tie bids, all maximum bids should be made in proper increments. Maximum bids are strictly confidential. Placing arbitrary, non-incremental bids on lots with prior maximum bids may result in these lots being sold for less than 10% above the underbidder’s bid.

BID INCREMENTS Bids on an item must raise the current high bid by at least 10%.

CHECKING BIDS You can open, monitor, and/or raise bids as often as you wish. However, all bidding is governed by the 30 Minute Rule and extended bidding. Extended bidding always goes into affect at 6 pm on the last day of the auction. At 7 pm, the extended bidding ends and the 30 Minute Rule goes into effect.

RESERVES Some lots may have a confidential reserve, below which the lot will not be sold.

CALLBACKS RRAuction offers a callback service on auction night for any bidder who has the high bid on an item whose current bid is over $1,000 and who has placed a maximum bid. At your request, we will call you if your maximum bid is topped. We will need your correct telephone number(s) where you can be reached until the auction closes. Callbacks begin after 6 pm on auction night. You must request this service; it is not automatic. We make every effort to ensure that bidders who request a callback are contacted if outbid; however, we do not guarantee this service.

WITHDRAWING BIDS You are obligated to honor any bid(s) you make, and no bids may be withdrawn at any time. There are no exceptions; failure to comply will terminate all future bidding.

AFTER THE AUCTION WINNER NOTIFICATION We will notify all winners by email, phone, or fax by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. Auction results are available at rrauction.com.

SHIPPING All orders are now shipped FedEx and we must have your street address on file. At our discretion, some orders of high value may be sent via overnight or two-day service. Insurance is added to each invoice, with a minimum of $2 for the first $200 of value and 55¢ per $100 of value over $200. Oversized orders will have additional postage added to their invoices. Within the United States, rates for shipping and handling only are:

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TERMINOLOGY

INTERNET LOG-IN INSTRUCTIONS

CONDITION

Access our online catalog at www.RRAuction.com and register to become a bidder. We offer the most interactive online auction in the collectibles field. After you have completed the registration form, you will have access to:

Each item in the catalog is described with a statement indicating its overall condition. The condition of the items we offer generally falls into the following range: good—very good—fine—very fine. Treated as a scale of 1 to 4, good describes an item that has as many as several flaws, which are described in detail; very fine describes an item whose condition and appearance may be regarded as flawless and superior in every respect. Most of the items we offer are in fine condition, meaning that there are no serious flaws. While we make every effort to describe flaws that materially affect appearance and value, we generally do not specify minor or routine flaws, such as (but not limited to) pencil or secretarial notations, mailing folds to letters, normal aging to paper, or tiny bends or creases from normal handling. We encourage prospective bidders to examine the image(s) of each item closely and to contact us with specific inquiries regarding condition.

GROUP LOTS In descriptions of group lots of two or more items, every effort is made to mention any obvious flaws. Bidders should note that condition for group lots is given as a general statement or range, and that specific flaws to single items within the group may be omitted in the interest of catalog space. Questions about group lots, or specific items within a group lot, should be addressed before the close of the auction to Tricia Eaton (tricia@rrauction.com).

MATTED & FRAMED Many of the items offered for sale in our monthly auctions are described as matted and/or framed. We do not remove items from frames; the given dimensions of items housed in a frame and/ or mat indicate sight size only. Photographs and other ephemera used with matted and framed items are not subject to description and condition statements, nor are they considered a reason for return. Condition refers only to the item and not the mat or frame. Our terms of return apply only to the item and not the matting and framing. Any item that is removed from the frame cannot be returned. Returns are only accepted when there is an authenticity question or the description of the item is incorrect.

ALS  — Autograph Letter Signed (a letter entirely handwritten and signed by the given personality)

AQS — Autograph Quotation Signed ANS — Autograph Note Signed (a short ALS) LS — Letter Signed (a letter in a secretary’s hand, but signed by the given personality)

SP — Signed Photo

• Real-time online bidding • Tracking of lots/consignments All auction and bidding regulations stated in the Terms and Conditions in the front of the catalog apply to online bidding.

OBTAINING A BIDDER NUMBER & PASSWORD Before you can bid on the internet, you need to obtain a bidder number and password. If you do not have a bidder number, just follow these few easy steps: 1. Go to www.RRAuction.com and click on the NEW BIDDER REGISTRATION button located under the log-in box.

Having trouble registering to bid online? Please give us a call at (603) 732-4280 or e-mail us at Stacey.Jordan@RRAuction.com

2. You will then be sent to a registration page, on which you will enter your personal information. The safety of your personal information is ensured by top-of-the-line online security. RRAuction does not share your information. Please make sure to give accurate information so we can contact you with your bidder number. If you already get the catalog, your bidder number is located on the label on the envelope. Call or e-mail us for your password. 3. Your application will be proccessed within 24 to 48 hours (excluding non-business hours) as long as all information is received. You will be contacted with a bidder number and password.

DS — Document Signed FDC — First Day Cover INSCRIBED  — “Personalized” Book Grading Fine (F) - unused, no damage Near Fine (NF) - one or two very minor flaws Very Good (VG) - some signs of wear, but overall sound Good (G) - well-worn but complete Poor (P) - heavily worn, sufficient as a “Reading Copy” All defects will be noted. For complete book grading guide, please check online.

CHANGING/ FORGOTTEN PASSWORDS After you have performed the steps above, you will be able to log in to your account and change your password. If you have forgotten your password, enter your bidder number, then click the FORGOTTEN PASSWORD button. We will automatically send your password to your e-mail address on file. If you have any problems changing your password, call or send an e-mail to Tricia@RRAuction.com.


THE RR AUCTION TEAM OF AUTHENTICATORS & CONSULTANTS BOB EATON AND BILL WHITE, RR AUCTION

AUCTION

After 30 years in business, during which time well over 1,000,000 signed items have crossed their paths, no one has had more daily exposure to autographs than Bob Eaton and Bill White. To date, RR Auction has published more than 370 consecutive monthly catalogs. Several award-winning, in-depth published studies have earned Bill a reputation as a trusted authenticator. Bob, a PSA/DNA authenticator, is well established as one of the foremost authenticators in the autograph industry.

Certificates of Authenticity

are complimentary with every lot sold.

RR Auction is committed to offering authentic autographs. This commitment is the foundation on which RR has built its reputation as a responsible, respectable auctioneer. Backing our commitment to authenticity, we are proud to offer a 100% Lifetime Money Back Guarantee on every signed item we sell. The Certificate of Authenticity that accompanies every signed item is good for the life of the piece regardless of owner. While RR Auction is exclusively responsible for its guarantee, we are proud to work with a group of industry experts providing authentication services for autographed collectibles.

JOHN REZNIKOFF, UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES John is the founder of University Archives, a leading firm specializing in the appraisal and authentication of documents and manuscripts. He is affiliated with multiple professional organizations dedicated to the autograph industry, is a contributing editor for Autograph Collector magazine, and is a PSA/DNA authenticator.

PSA/DNA

STEVE ZARELLI

PSA/DNA is the world’s leading third party autograph authentication company. Using state of the art technology, PSA/DNA created a security system to prevent counterfeiting, forgery and piracy. As the most respected service in the industry, PSA/DNA’s years of expertise and knowledge have established an impeccable reputation for providing professional, unbiased, expert opinions.

Letters of Authenticity

are available on certain lots.Priced upon request*

Letters of Authenticity are available on certain lots. Priced from $25 to $200*

STEVE ZARELLI Steve has been collecting and closely studying space and aviation autographs for over 15 years. He has been at the forefront of identifying deceptive forgeries and his findings have been published in the definitive space collecting reference, Relics of the Space Race, as well as the UACC’s Pen & Quill magazine. Steve was also a contributor to the UACC signature study, Neil Armstrong: The Quest for His Autograph.

ROGER EPPERSON SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED/REAL Roger has an extensive background as a full-time dealer in autographs and collectibles, and is a trusted authenticator in all areas of contemporary music. When supported by the REAL logo and Roger’s name, music-related autographs assume an added value.

Letters of Authenticity are available on certain lots. Priced from $30 to $150*

FRANK CAIAZZO beatles autographs

Frank is the world’s leading authority on Beatles signed and handwritten material. Since he began his study in 1986, he has amassed the largest file of signed examples on the planet. Through decades of focused and diligent research, he has acquired great skill in identifying authentic Beatles autographs, and also has gained the insight necessary to accurately approximate the era in which they were signed.

RENATO SAGGIORI With more than 50 years in the European autograph market, Renato is considered an expert on the manuscripts of European royalty, scientists, painters, and writers. He is also considered the leading authority on papal autographs and manuscripts. His 2006 book, The Popes - Five Centuries of Signatures, is an indispensible reference tool.

BRIAN GREEN AND MARIA GREEN, BRIAN AND MARIA GREEN CIVIL WAR SIGNATURES Civil War Signatures

With more than 45 years combined experience in the field, Brian and Maria are two of the nation’s leading experts in Civil War autographs and manuscripts.

JAMES CAMNER, LA SCALA AUTOGRAPHS James is a leading classical music autograph dealer. With more than 35 years experience, he is a founding member of PADA, an authenticator for PSA/DNA, a member of the ABAA, and an author of over ten published books on related subjects.

RICH CONSOLA Rich has studied Elvis Presley’s handwriting and signature for nearly 20 years, which has placed him in the forefront of Presley authenticators worldwide. * For more information on Letters of Authenticity contact Tricia by phone at (603) 732-4280 ext. 114 or by email at Tricia@RRAuction.com


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Aviation

AVIATION 7


Extraordinarily rare hand-notated photos of Bell’s ‘tetrahedral kites,’ his early attempt at advancing aviation 1. Alexander Graham Bell. Two original vintage notated photos. First glossy photo measures 5 x 3.75, is affixed to an 8.5 x 6.5 off-white mount, and shows a double wing kite high in the air. In the lower portion of the mount, Bell writes “Kite A in the air flying from flag pole on top of Beinn Bhreagh. Photograph taken June 15/98 at Circle Kite Station.” Reverse of the mount bears an unsigned glossy 4.5 x 3.5 photo of Bell posing outdoors, string in his hands, with a small kite near his feet. Second glossy photo measures 5 x 3.5, also affixed to an 8.5 x 6.5 mount, shows a similar style kite high in the air, apparently tethered to a flag pole, notated in the lower border by Bell, “Kite A in the air flying from flag-post on top of Beinn Bhreagh. Photograph taken June 15 1898 at the Circle Kite Station.” Bell has crossed out an incorrect date to the notation, initialing the change “AGB.” Some light finish wear to kite photos, rippling and surface mark to photo of Bell, and some light toning and soiling to mounts, otherwise fine condition.

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When Alexander Graham Bell watched his friend Samuel Langley carry out early tests of his Aerodrome in the 1890s, the inventor’s mind turned to aviation. He began experimenting with kites made of many pyramid-like cells, which he called ‘tetrahedral kites,’ and believed they could be used as the basis for a heavier-than-air craft. Joining the race to design and build the first successful airplane, he assembled a small group of engineers and formed the Aerial Experiment Association (AEA). Though the AEA failed to beat the Wright brothers to success, they did make important contributions to early aviation (most notably Glenn Curtiss’s June Bug, which also brought extensive legal troubles from the famous brothers). These incredibly rare photos, holding Bell’s hand-written notes, offer a fascinating glimpse into the inventor’s lesser-known passion: aviation. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

AVIATION


Extraordinary collection of original photos illustrating the highs and lows of the Wrights’ earliest public demonstrations, including the first fatal crash in 1908 2. Wright Brothers. Collection of 15 original vintage unsigned glossy

photos, both 7 x 5 and 5 x 7, taken for Collier’s magazine by J. H. Hare. Photos include: Orville in flight on September 7, 1908, during the first hourlong flight; senators and congressmen inspecting the plane in between flights; one photo of aviation pioneer and competitor Glenn Curtiss; two photos of the plane’s launch device; one photo of passenger Lt. Thomas Selfridge being transported on a stretcher after the September 17, 1908 crash that claimed his life; and two photos of the plane covered in a tarp after the crash. Twelve of the photos show the brothers’ plane. In very good condition, with a few missing corners and scattered surface marks and creases. Taken by Collier’s famous photojournalist Jimmy Hare, this outstanding collection of original gelatin silver photographs captures the heyday of the Wright brothers’ earliest public flights. Most notable are the photographs

from the failed flight in Fort Meyer, Florida on September 17, 1908. While demonstrating their achievement for the U.S. army in an attempt at securing a purchase, a propeller blade broke and spun the machine out of control, sending the plane crashing to the ground from a height of about 75 feet. Orville suffered extensive injuries and his passenger, Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge, became the first airplane fatality in history. Despite the disastrous ending, the Army was impressed and ordered the first military airplane from the Wright brothers, turning the tragedy into a simultaneous success. Combining the photos of this historic day with a dozen other fascinating images—including incredible shots of the aircraft in flight; Wilbur standing at his plane’s side; rival Glenn Curtiss watching Orville fly, just months before facing accusations of copying their design—this extraordinary collection tells the story of the brothers’ early public flights with astounding clarity. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

AVIATION 9


3. Orville Wright. Bank check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Wright, payable to The Ironic Jewell & Vision Co., for $16.00, dated July 21, 1917. Beautifully matted and framed against a 19.5 x 16.5 reproduction photo of the first flight, along with a small swatch of original fabric from the original Wright flyer, flown on December 17, 1903, to an overall size of 22 x 18. In fine condition, with a couple staple holes to check, as well as expected cancellation holes, two lightly touching top of the first letter of signature. Accompanied by a photocopied letter of provenance which states the original larger relic bears a blue ink notation reading “Fabric from Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk Harvey D. Geyer 3/2/51’.” Period typing on the sheet above reads: ‘“All of the fabric for covering the original Kitty Hawk plane was muslin, purchased from Hunter & Hardy Dry Goods Store E. Third Street, Dayton Ohio, and known as ‘Pride of the West’ muslin.” Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

4. Wright Brothers. Vintage Wright Brothers pinback button, .75-inch diameter, bearing images of both Orville and Wilbur Wright and the text, “Wright Brothers Home Celebration, Dayton, Ohio, June 17–18, 1909.” Produced by Whitehead & Hoag Co., it retains the original cardboard maker’s insert on the reverse. In fine condition, with trivial surface marks and soiling. In June of 1909, the brothers returned to their hometown of Dayton, where they were greeted with parades, receptions, and fireworks, and received medals from Congress, the state of Ohio, and the city. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

6. Orville Wright. Original

.25 x .25 triangular portion of the original wing covering fabric used by Orville Wright during the world’s first flight at Kitty Hawk. Cloth matted with a photo of the flight, a descriptive plaque, and a reproduction of the original statement of authenticity (which was originally signed by a co-executor of the Orville Wright estate, Harold S. Miller), to an overall size of 14.5 x 18. In fine condition. A great piece of aviation history! RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

7. Orville Wright. TLS,

5. Orville Wright. Two original unsigned Christmas cards from Orville Wright. The first card measures 5 x 4 closed, with an embossed Christmas candle on front with text in silver: “The Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year,” with the inside bearing Wright’s name embossed in type; the second card measures 6.25 x 5.5 closed, engraved on the front cover with embossed silver holly: “Greetings for Christmas and the New Year,” with Wright’s name embossed in type inside. In very good condition, with two areas of tape toning to bottom of first card, and scattered creases and tape remnants to second card. Cards originate from the collection of Rev. H. Randel Lookabill of Dayton, Ohio, and Greenville, Indiana. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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one page, 7.25 x 10, personal letterhead, December 21, 1935. Brief letter to Reverend H. Randel Lookabill. In full: “I thank you for your letter of congratulations on the thirty-second anniversary of our first flight. I also thank you for the clipping from the ‘Sentinel.’” In fine condition, with small mounting remnants and toning to edges. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. A boldly signed example. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Rare oversized photo of their historic first powered flight, inscribed by Orville to his cousin 8. Orville Wright. Fabulous vintage matte-finish 9 x 6 oversized photo of the Wright Brothers first flight, signed and inscribed in black ink to his cousin, “To Elizabeth Payne, with best wishes, Orville Wright.” Double matted and framed to an overall size of 15 x 12.5. In fine condition, with moderate contrast to the handwriting against the turf background, and the handwriting a couple of shades light but completely legible.

On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright piloted the first powered airplane 20 feet above a wind-swept North Carolina beach in a flight lasting 12 seconds and covering 120 feet. That brief trip skyward earned the brothers throngs of admirers including their cousin, whom the brothers bestowed with this remarkable image…one that is more than twice the size of the more common, but still scarce, ‘first flight’ signed photos. An exceptionally desirable image, with outstanding association; just a handful of these oversized images have ever appeared at auction. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

AVIATION 11


Very rare 1937 portrait of aviation pioneers Orville Wright and Glenn Martin

9. Orville Wright. Vintage matte-finish 10.75 x 8.5 photo of Orville Wright posing between Glenn Martin and William H. Coverdale, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, “Orville Wright,” “Glenn L. Martin,” and “W. H. Coverdale.” A pencil date notation of “1937” has been added in an unknown hand to the lower right. Some light creases to corners and edges, a bit of light silvering, visible only at an angle, surface impression to lower right of image, and a few light surface dings, otherwise fine condition. On December 17, 1937, on the 34th anniversary of man’s first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, the Associated Press reported from New York that Orville Wright ‘made one of his rare trips away from his Dayton OH home to attend a meeting of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences.’ Coverdale was almost certainly one of the several hundred attendees at the December 17, 1937, meeting of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, at which Glenn L. Martin was also present. This photograph was most probably taken that day. Orville Wright is wearing a circular button on his left lapel which may identify him as the ‘guest of honor.’ Research has been unable to find any record of a sale at major public auction of a photograph signed by both Wright and Glenn L. Martin. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Wright questions the equipment on a failed attempt to set a world-record altitude flight 10. Orville Wright. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, March 11, 1926. Let-

ter to C. F. Schory of the National Aeronautics Association providing very specific details on an altitude test performed by record-setting pilot John A. Macready, who conducted several test flights for the Wright Brothers, and at one time held altitude, distance, and endurance records. In part: “Your letter…enclosing correspondence with the Air Service Engineering Division is received…We went to the field Tuesday, but the sky clouded before the machine was ready, so that the test had to be postponed. We have had an over-cast sky since that time. I am very much puzzled over the barograph calibrations of these altitude tests. In the test on January 29th, Lieutenant Macready reported on landing that his altimeter indicated an altitude of 36,200 feet (F.A.I.) We tested under a bell jar at ordinary room temperature an unsealed barograph which had been carried on the flight. This indicated a little less than 35,900 feet altitude. The official barograph was sent to the Bureau of Standards for test with the result of 38,704 feet. I presume the test at the Bureau of Standards was made under conditions of low temperature as obtained in the flight, and this might account for some of the difference in the calibration of the two barographs. On the other hand the altimeter and the barograph tested here agreed quite closely, as we have found they have always done in the many tests heretofore.” In very good condition with two punch holes along the top edge, a pair of light paper remnants and professional restorations to several areas of paper loss, staple hole and rusty paperclip mark to top left, and scattered instances of toning and soiling.

At 10 a.m. on January 29, 1926, Lieutenant John A. Macready the US Army’s chief test pilot, finally piloted an experimental aircraft in the hope of establishing a new altitude record for airplanes. Wright was one of three official observers for the flight. Although his altitude—more than seven miles above Earth—was impressive, it did not break the world record of 39,586 feet, set in 1924. A highly detailed page pertaining to one of the “next steps” in aviation history. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

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An exceptionally rare handwritten letter on bold Wright letterhead, replying to a young man inspired by “my flight at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration” 11. Wilbur Wright.

ALS, three pages on two separate sheets, first sheet measuring 5 x 6.25, with second page trimmed to a size of 5 x 2.5, very rare personal letterhead, December 22, 1909. Letter, written from Dayton, Ohio, to J. M. Beck, Jr. In full: “Some time ago while at College Park I received a copy of your school paper containing an article by you regarding my flight at the HudsonFulton Celebration. I was very much interested in noting how the subject appealed to a young man and had thought to write to you expressing my appreciation but laid the paper aside and only ran across it again recently. I am always interested in young men and their ways of looking at new things. With best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.” Toning and tape remnants to corners of first page, a small edge tear to first page, a partial separation along central horizontal fold to first page, and moderate toning and soiling to second page, as well as some brushes to last sentence and mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise very good condition. Accompanied by the original Wright Brothers mailing envelope addressed in Wright’s hand. Also accompanied by a reproduction photo of a young man, possibly Beck, standing in front of what appears to be a Wright flier with a canoe attached to the bottom, possibly taken at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration mentioned in the letter. Held in the fall of 1909, the Hudson-Fulton Celebration commemorated two major events in New York and New Jersey history: the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discover of the Hudson River, and the 100th anniversary of Robert Fulton’s first successful application of the steamboat. New York City organizers, including J. P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie, turned the two-week event into a full display of modern achievement. Having recently demonstrated flights in Europe with great success, Wilbur Wright was invited to fly for the crowds; on September 29th he set to the air, circling the Statue of Liberty. Six days later he returned, making a 33-minute flight over the Hudson River to Grant’s Tomb and back, enabling a million New Yorkers to see their first airplane flight. Honored to give this demonstration and show the world what was possible, Wright hoped to inspire younger generations to continue innovating and exploring new technologies. He achieved his goal with a young man named James M. Beck, impressed and enthused by the miraculous display. This incredibly rare letter, on Wright letterhead that we have never before seen, captures the excitement of early flight, instilling the spirit of innovation in the next generation. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Wright pointedly defends his title as first in flight, dismissing Clement Ader’s contradictory claim in this rare signed manuscript published just weeks before his death 12. Wilbur Wright. An amazing typed manuscript of an essay entitled “What Clement Ader Did,” which was published in the May 1912 edition of The Aero Club of America Bulletin, 10 pages, 8.5 x 11, signed on the last page in black ink, “Wilbur Wright,” with a couple of additional ink notations in the hand of his brother Orville Wright. The essay begins “Clement Ader was a French electrical engineer, who during the last quarter of the nineteenth century devoted a great deal of study and money to the problem of human flight…Having exhausted his own resources, he succeeded in enlisting the aid of the French Government and proceeded to the construction of a large machine, having a steam motor of 40 horse power. This apparatus was tried under conditions of great secrecy in October 1897 at the military field at Satory, near Paris…but the results were so unsatisfactory that the French Government, which had spent more than one hundred thousand dollars on the project, refused to advance further funds.” After the last line, Orville has added “and Ader abandoned the attempt to solve the problem.” The essay continues “After the possibility of human flight had been demonstrated by the Wright Brothers, claims began to be made that the Ader machine before being wrecked, had flown nearly one thousand feet in 1897. After a time a systematic attempt was begun to establish by constant repetition a legend which might eventually displace the truth. But the friends of M. Santos Dumont, who claimed the honor of being the first man to fly within the borders of France, became aroused and a heated controversy arose. At length M. Archdeacon succeeded in obtaining permission of the French Ministry of War to publish the official report of the Commission which supervised the trials of the Ader machine in 1897. The report conclusively shows that the Ader machine never left the ground.” The following six pages of the essay show the results of the report. The last two pages of the essay contain Wilbur’s summation and conclusion, and read, in part: “It will be seen that the report shows that the Ader machine never left the ground. It started with the wind on its back and rolled along the ground at a speed not greater than twelve or fourteen miles an hour. The wind on its back and the pull of the screws tend to force the upper part of the apparatus forward, while the friction of the wheels on the ground retarded the machine below…A puff of wind rolled the machine over and smashed it to pieces. The official report accords

exactly with the statement made to us in 1906 by a member of the French Commission, which came to America to negotiate with us in that year. He said the machine never flew at all…He also remarked that if the machine had really flown, the Commission would not be in America negotiating with us. The failure of the Ader machine was the real cause of the failure of this negotiation with us, because the French Officials at home could not believe that we had succeeded, where Ader with the assistance of the French Government had failed, and they feared being laughed at if they closed a contract with us…The Wright Brothers had heard of Ader only as a man, who was rumored to have attempted to solve the problem of human flight…and had met with disastrous failure…Consequently his work contributed nothing to the final success.” The essay also contains pencil notations and line by an unidentified editor from the Aero Club of America Bulletin. In very good condition, with two horizontal mailing folds, aforementioned notations, staple holes to upper left corners, and scattered soiling. Accompanied by an original May 1912 edition of The Aero Club of America Bulletin.According to Dawne Dewey, Archivist of Special Collections and Archives at Wright State University, Dayton, OH, only seven Wilbur Wright articles have ever been published. Five of them are at the Wright State University or Library of Congress and one was sold at Kenneth W. Rendell Galleries in 2003—the here-offered example is the final specimen available on the open market. Published mere weeks before Wilbur’s death from typhoid fever, this essay is one of the final pieces he wrote. At the peak of the excitement over the first public heavier-than-air flight, Frenchman Clement Ader announced that he had flown his machine, Avion III, over 300 feet in October of 1897. Despite the fact that the French Ministry had cut funding for his project immediately after this supposedly successful flight, and despite the fact that the only surviving witness recalled that the wheels had lifted and almost immediately crashed, several historians of aviation began to credit him with the flight. Written with decisive clarity, the Wright brothers address their competitor’s tale with precision and finality, debunking his claim and denying any contribution his failed attempts made to their own work. One of only seven articles published by Wilbur Wright before his untimely death, this outstanding essay gives voice to the leading pioneer of aviation, passionately defending his crowning achievement. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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The final step before attempting powered flight: an incredibly scarce original photo showing the 1902 Glider on “October 18th E. Slope #2 Hill,” developed in the Wright’s private darkroom and marked in Wilbur’s hand 13. Wilbur Wright. Very rare original vintage 4.75 x 3.75 photo, taken by either Orville or Lorin Wright, of a glider in the air at Kill Devil Hills in October of 1902. Reverse of the photo is notated in fountain pen by Wilbur Wright, “October 18th E. Slope #2 Hill.” The negative to this photo was developed in the Wright’s darkroom in the small building in the backyard of their Dayton home. In fine condition, with one missing corner tip and some scattered light soiling to reverse. Hoping to improve upon their 1900 and 1901 Gliders, the Wright brothers spent significant time redesigning and testing their 1902 model. Discovering the best use of the movable vertical rudder—not to change the direction of flight, but to aim or align the aircraft during banking turns and when leveling off—and developing the technique of wing-warping to actually turn the glider, the brothers finally gained full control of their craft on October 8, 1902. They continued testing, performing hundreds of well-controlled glides over the course of two months (the longest lasting 26 seconds and covering over 600 feet). This photograph, capturing the glider in air just ten days after their milestone success, shows an important piece of the long series of trials and changes that convinced them they were ready to take the next step: adding power. Printed in their private darkroom in Dayton, Ohio to avoid leaking information of their designs, any Wright photo from this period is incredibly scarce; oriented with a hand-written note from Wilbur on the back, this one is simply astonishing! Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Stunning Ernest Montaut lithograph of Wright’s historic flights at Camp D’Auvours, signed by artist and aviator at the height of the excitement 14. Wilbur Wright. Magnificent vintage color 35 x 17.75 lithograph drawn by Ernest Montaut and finished by artists in his studio and publishing

house (pochoir process), entitled ‘Wright Au Camp D’Auvours,’ depicting Wilbur on his ‘flier’ near Le Mans, signed in fountain pen “22 December 1908, Wilbur Wright.” Litho is affixed to an identical size board and archivally framed. In fine condition, with some scattered light edge chipping and title faded. With rising European skepticism that the Wright brothers’ claims of flight had been inflated by the US, Wilbur Wright began official public demonstrations on August 8, 1908 at the Hunaudieres horse racing track near Le Mans, France. Immediately thrilling the French public and erasing any doubts of their achievement, Wright drew crowds of thousands to the small track, forcing him to relocate to the larger Camp d’Avours to accommodate the masses. He took to the air every day, breaking records as soon as he set them, and quickly became the most celebrated figure in Europe. Drawn in by the hype, artist Ernest Montaut—known for his innovative, action-packed prints of aviation and motor racing—created this print for sale at his studio, L’Estampe Sportive Artistique in Paris. The prints were produced by the pochoir process, in which the outlines were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed, then painstakingly colored using individual color stencils. This extraordinary lithograph, purchased and signed while the historic flights dominated the headlines, is the only of its kind that we have seen: an absolutely remarkable piece! Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

The Aero Club of America bestows its highest award to a balloon observer

15. Aero Club of America. Extremely rare and eye catching Aero Club of

America commendation, 27 x 20, dated January 18, 1919. Commendation reads, “This is to certify that the War Medal of the Aero Club of America has been awarded to Lieutenant P. N. A. Roonay in recognition of valor and distinguished service.” Signed in print at the bottom by President Alan R. Hawley and honorable secretary Augustus Pope. Commendation is affixed to an identical size board. In very good condition, with uniform mild toning, and surface loss and adhesive remnants to edges, which could be easily matted out. The War Medal was the Club’s highest honor and bestowed on those who had served during World War I and performed distinguished acts of heroism, bravery, and self-sacrifice. Roonay received this award for ‘repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Anstauville and Germonville, France on July 22 and again on September 26, 1918, while conducting important observations and adjusting artillery fire from a hot air balloon, eventually parachuting to safety each time while under attack by German aircraft. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

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A gathering of pioneers at one of America’s first air races 16. Harvard Aero Meet 1910. Menu for the testimonial dinner honoring Claude Grahame-White after the 1910 Harvard Aero Meet, 5.5 x 8,

September 16, 1910, signed on the reverse in pencil by 21 race participants and organizers, including Claude Grahame-White, A. V. Roe, William A. P. Willard, Governor Ebenezer S. Draper, Sydney MacDonald, Charles J. Glidden, Abbott Lawrence Rotch, A. A. Merrill, Charles H. Taylor, Carl A. Sylvester, Alfred R. Shrigley, George M. Cox, John W. Luce, Clarence W. Barron, James J. Meade, J. Howard Edwards, D. Frank Lord, Alonzo D. Peck, and Hugh Bancroft. Menu bears a brown ribbon tied in a bow at the top, and an affixed photo of Grahame’s Farman biplane. In very good condition, with scattered toning and some brushing to the signatures. Accompanied by a map of the aviation field and a program for the meet, featuring biographies of the participating aviators and summaries of the events and prizes. The meet was the second major aviation race ever held in the United States, and Grahame-White won the $10,000 grand prize at the event. Willard, an organizer of the event who also signed the program, would meet tragedy at the Harvard meet two years later, in a fatal crash with Harriet Quimby, the first woman in the United States to earn a pilot’s license. Roe founded a British aircraft manufacturer, Avro, which played a key role in developing military planes during both World Wars. This program is a truly one-of-a-kind piece from the early days of flight. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

Scarce Smithsonian ‘Milestones of Flight’ cover set 17.

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Rare, complete set of 100 Smithsonian ‘Milestones of Flight’ commemorative covers, in two original 8 x 11.25 Smithsonian binders. Scarce and flown covers include: #1, honoring Yeager’s supersonic flight, flown at supersonic speed over Edwards Air Force Base on the 25th anniversary of his flight; #7, honoring the US Aerobatics Team, flown aerobatically with Charlie Hillard, world men’s aerobatic champion; #14, honoring the first around-the-world flight, flown around the world by Pan Am on the 50th anniversary of the flight; #15, honoring Apollo 10, with postal cancellation on the reverse from the five year anniversary of the Apollo 10’s complete orbit of the moon; #21, honoring the 45th anniversary of Byrd’s flight over the South Pole, flown over the same course taken by Byrd and the US Navy Antarctic Development Squadron 6; and #24, honoring the first micrometeoroid detection satellite, which includes a signed letter from the program manager about a cancellation error. Most covers have a typed address or address label affixed to the lower right. In fine condition, with light bends and toning to some of the covers. Sets in the original binders that include the #1 Yeager cover are rare and especially desirable. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Insightful 1920s aviation manuscript comparing the Eagle VIII and the Falcon III

18. Aviation. Early 1920s manuscript, written in

an unknown hand, on 14 sides of 10 adjoined lined pages, describing the inner workings of an airplane. Manuscript includes two sketches labeled “Main Wiring Diagram,” and “Gramaphone Cabinet,” and a chart of “General Data,” which includes speeds and weights of the Eagle VIII and the Falcon III. A small sampling reads, in part: “Jaguar starting. See that both the engine magnets are switched off and that the throttle is in the slow running position. 2. With gas starter. Connect the gas coupling of the starter to the lead to the distributor of one of the two engine magnets. See that H1 lead switch from gas starter mag to engine mag is switched off. 3. Start the gas starter…The ignition system is a highly developed form of battery-coil ignition, designed as an integral part of the engine. The general layout comprises a direct current generated gear driven from the engine.” Other topics include the “Liberty Aero Engine.” In fine condition, with a fragile hinge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare complete 1930s Barnstormer’s flight gear 19.

Barnstormer Pilot’s Uniform. Very uncommon complete ‘Barnstormer’s’ flight gear, circa late 1920s to early 1930s. Included is a front quarter horsehide leather jacket with shearling collar & lining, (40” chest, 34.5” length, loose button in pocket); leather pilot’s helmet/cap; unusual folding goggles; a wool scarf; leather 3-finger gloves/mittens; button fly pants which lace up to knees; and knee high leather boots. In very good condition, with scattered crazing to leather, mainly on coat and cap, and expected age wear. This ‘uniform’ is very similar to what was worn by Charles Lindbergh for his famous N.Y. to Paris flight in 1927. A scarce find as examples are rarely found complete. RRAuction COA.…(MB $500)

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20. Glenn Martin. TLS signed “Glenn L. Martin,” two pages, 8.25 x 11, Glenn L. Martin

Motors Company letterhead, November 3, 1932. Letter to E. T. Asplundh of Pitcairn Aircraft. In part: “A special design job could be worked out for you, giving you 1400 r.p.m. on the propeller, and if 85 octane fuel were used, 140 H.P. crosses the power curve at 2300 r.p.m….We have just finished a recent contract on the four-cylinder engine for the Army Air Corps, where 120 H.P. was guaranteed at 2100 r.p.m….we had no difficulty in exceeding the horsepower on the motor…The six-cylinder is very smooth at high revolutions, and would also take gears perfectly with some slight amount of re-designing in the front end…The six cylinder engine, however, gets to be a long engine, but this may not interfere with your plans.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature, mild overall toning, and staple holes to the upper left corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

23. Charles Lindbergh.

Wrapped package of Boric lint, measuring approximately 2.5 x l.25, box is marked “Boric Lint, Tabloid, Pleated, Compressed, Burroughs Wellcome & Co”. This boric lint is part of a survival equipment kit purchased by and flown and/or used by Charles A. Lindbergh in 1938. In fine condition. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of authentication by noted Charles Lindbergh expert Ev Cassagneres explaining the story behind the survival equipment purchased by Lindbergh which was carried on board a Miles Mohawk airplane on flights through Europe and Asia. This item was purchased from a family friend of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

21. Celestino Usuelli. Italian aviation and dirigible pioneer (1877–

1926) who was the first person to cross the Alps in an airship. Vintage 4.75 x 6.75 gelatin silver photo, affixed to a 6 x 8 mount, of Usuelli’s airship hovering over a crowd, signed in fountain pen, “Celestino Usuelli, 16 Agotto 1910,” with notations in another hand, in Italian, to top right. In very good condition, with scattered light soiling, silvering to darker areas of image, and an ink spot under signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

22. Charles Lindbergh. Flown package of Boric Gauze and Swab, measuring 1 x 1, labelled “Boric gauze and Swab, Tabloid Compressed, Burroughs Wellcome & Co.” This boric gauze is part of a survival equipment kit purchased by and flown and/or used by Lindbergh in 1938. In fine condition. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of authentication by noted Charles Lindbergh expert Ev Cassagneres explaining the story behind the survival equipment purchased by Lindbergh which was carried on board a Miles Mohawk airplane on flights through Europe and Asia. This item was purchased from a family friend of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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24. Charles Lindbergh. Handwritten telegram in pencil signed “Charles A. Lindbergh,” one page on the reverse of a Western Union telegram, 8 x 6.5, December 30, 1929. Lindbergh writes out his telegram response to Wallace O. Lee. In full: “Deeply appreciate your message Stop We arrive Indianapolis shortly after noon but can only stop a few minutes as we are due St. Louis tonight Stop Please thank governor and Mrs. Leslie for this very kind invitation Stop We wish we could stop over in Indianapolis and regret that our engagements will not permit.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one vertical fold passing through the signature, a uniform shade of toning, and a few scattered creases. Lindbergh is responding to Lee’s telegram on the front. In part: “Governor and Mrs. Leslie…desire that I extend to you both invitation to be guests in their home during your stay in Indianapolis.” Accompanied by an unsigned telegram concerning Lindbergh’s arrival in Camden, New Jersey. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Lindbergh offers fatherly advice to his son as he heads to school in Switzerland 25. Charles Lindbergh. ALS, in pencil,

signed “Father,” three onionskin pages, 8.25 x 10.75, January 29, 1960. From Switzerland, Lindbergh writes to his son Scott. In part: “Yesterday, I enrolled you in the International School of Geneva, Switzerland. You are definitely accepted, but this must be held in strict confidence until you receive formal notification of acceptance. You are to report to the school on the 10th, 11th, or 12th of September-not earlier than the 10th and not later than the 12th, with the 11th being probably the best date…Mr. Forbes was quite impressed by the record you made at camp last summer, and, I think very much interested in you and the interests you are developing. He though you might be able to take the school’s advanced course in mathematics next winter if your marks in that subject stay up this year. I have the feeling that you are going to get a lot out of this school and a year in Europe. I don’t think you will have to slave at the studies, but of course there will be considerable work and concentration involved & incidentally, Mr. Forbes said to tell you to bring your skiis…I read the list of subjects you want to take and apparently most of them will be available. You are to board at the school, in an ex-private residence that holds about twenty boys -two or three to a room. Each boy arranges and decorates his own corner with posters, animal skins hung on the wall, or anything else that is not too inappropriate…There is talk about a mountain-climbing expedition on Mt. Etna next winter (vacation time) and a choice between this and skiing for boys who don’t go home for Christmas. But this is only a possibility, and may depend on a reasonably good scholastic standing! I don’t know about the girl supply; but there are some pretty good looking ones in French Switzerland.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold to each page and a paperclip impression to top edges. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Lindbergh’s application for an Airman Medical Certificate in which he notes that his “Total Pilot Time to Date” is “7000” miles, due in part to his historic flight 26. Charles Lindbergh. Carbon DS, signed “C. A. Lindbergh,” 8 x 10.5, June 19, 1972. A carbon copy of an Airman Medical Certificate, filled out by Lindbergh and filed with the Federal Aviation Administration. All of Lindbergh’s handwriting, including his signature, is in blue carbon. Lindbergh has printed his name in full “Lindbergh Charles Augustus,” his Darien, Conn. address, Social Security No., and date of birth “2/4/02.” Other information filled out by Lindbergh include Height in inches “74,” Weight in pounds “185,” Color of Hair “Gray,” Color of Eyes “Blue,” Occupation “Consultant,” Employer “Self,” and Length of Time in Present Occupation “43 Years.” Under “Total Pilot Time To Date,” Lindbergh has written “7000” (Civil) and “1000” (Military) and, “17” (Civil–in Last 6 months). Typed (not carbon) on the front of the document under “Limitations” is: “Holder shall wear glasses which correct for near and distant vision while exercising the privileges of his airman certificate.” Reverse bears pencil notations regarding Lindbergh’s medical examination. In fine condition. While Lindbergh was initially against US entry into World War II, he supported the war effort after Pearl Harbor and flew many combat missions in the Pacific as a civilian consultant, 1000 miles according to this application. The White House refused to reinstate Lindbergh’s Army Air Corps Colonel’s commission that he had resigned in April 1941 after FDR had accused him a ‘defeatist and appeaser’ because of his recommendation that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Nazi Germany. An unusual item making almost direct reference to his record-breaking flight in 1927. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) AVIATION 21


27. Charles Lindbergh. Gold tone pin of an eagle with outspread wings, measuring approximately 2 x 2.25, engraved on the front, “S. S. Dwight W. Morrow,” and “Mrs. Dwight W. Morrow, Sponsor, September 21, 1943,” on the reverse. Dwight Whitney Morrow was the father of Lindbergh’s wife, Anne Morrow. In fine condition. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance by noted Charles Lindbergh expert Ev Cassagneres. This item was purchased from a family friend of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Stocked hypodermic case from a Lindbergh survival kit 28. Charles Lindbergh. Medical hypodermic kit, 3.25 x 3˝ housed

in a silver toned case, includes syringe, two different size needles, and nine vials of assorted medicines, including Strychnine, Hyoscine Hydrobromide, and others, and a small glass container of Ether. In fine condition, with expected age wear. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of authentication by noted Charles Lindbergh expert Ev Cassagneres explaining the story behind the survival equipment purchased by Lindbergh which was carried on board a Miles Mohawk airplane on flights through Europe and Asia. This item was purchased from a family friend of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

29. Charles Lindbergh. Colorful 4.75˝ diameter patch for the 1984 Charles A. Lindbergh Fund Dinner

honoring James Doolittle and the Mercury 7 astronauts. Patch depicts a water plane and space capsule in the center with the astronauts’ names embroidered along the bottom. Patch is affixed to a 9 x 11 sheet of off-white cardstock. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

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in front of their Lockheed Vega monoplane with a few Central Airport managers. Scattered surface impressions, some soiling to the upper left, and spotted silvering to dark areas of the image, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by sections of two newspapers that published the photo, dated April 19 and 20, 1933. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

31. Charles Lindbergh. Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo of Charles

and Anne Lindbergh with airport manager Carl Flournoy at Central Airport in Camden, New Jersey. Light overall toning and a crease to the lower left corner tip, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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33. Charles Lindbergh. Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo of Charles and Anne Lindbergh chatting with Carl Flournoy. In very good condition, with scattered creasing to the borders, a few surface marks, and the lower right corner clipped off. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 34. Charles Lindbergh. Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo of the handsome aviator with Carl Flournoy during a stop at Central Airport. A few surface impressions, small crease to the lower left corner tip, and a ding to the left edge, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

32. Charles Lindbergh. Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo of the Lindbergh couple with Carl Flournoy during a stop in Camden, New Jersey. In very good condition, with a few light bends and creases, paper loss to the lower right corner, and some rippling to the emulsion and edges. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) AVIATION 23


36. Charles Lindbergh. Pocket compass, approximately l.75˝ diameter, silver tone with “U.S.” engraved on one side. Accompanying box is marked “Compass Assembly Pocket Type Air Forces Order No. W535 - AC - 27707 Mfr’s Assy Dwg 1941 Longines-Wittnauer Watch Co., Inc.” This compass is presumed to be part of a survival equipment kit purchased by and flown and/or used by Charles A. Lindbergh in 1938. In fine condition. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance by noted Charles Lindbergh expert Ev Cassagneres explaining the story behind the compass “It was assumed…items were used at various places during their many years of travel and exploration trips and projects.” This item was purchased from a family friend of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

37. Charles Lindbergh. Pocket flashlight, with a 5.5˝ aluminum tube,

battery operated, with red on/off button and pocket clip, marked “Bond,” on the clip. In fine condition, with expected light wear. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of authentication by noted Charles Lindbergh expert Ev Cassagneres explaining the story behind the survival equipment purchased by Lindbergh which was carried on board a Miles Mohawk airplane on flights through Europe and Asia. This item was purchased from a family friend of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

40. Charles Lindbergh. Color souvenir composite print, 9 x 12, honoring Lindbergh’s 1927 transatlantic flight, printed by the Andrew W. Kellogg Co. In very good condition, with a partial separation to a horizontal crease to lower portion. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

38. Charles Lindbergh. Pocket

knife, silver tone with blue “P A A” and global logo on each side of the hilt, measuring 3.5” fully extended. Accompanied by a letter of authentication by noted Charles Lindbergh expert Ev Cassagneres stating the knife “must have been given to Lindbergh when he was a consultant to that airline after WW II or before.” In fine condition, with expected light wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

39. Charles Lindbergh. Print of a sketch of Lindbergh by Edna A. Hoadley, 10 x 13, entitled The Man of the Air, signed in ink, “C. A. Lindbergh.” In fine condition, with a uniform shade of toning, mild rippling to the left edge, and artist’s signature inherent to the print. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Lindbergh presentation Tiffany watch given to his world tour advance man in 1927 41. Charles Lindbergh. An 18k solid gold Tiffany & Co. wristwatch presented to Milburn

Kusterer by Charles Lindbergh to commemorate their 1927 tour of the United States and Kuster’s first flight with Lindbergh taken on October 25, 1927, from Mitchel Field in Long Island, New York to Teterboro, New Jersey. According to the flight log of the Spirit of St. Louis, Kusterer was the final passenger on the historic aircraft prior to its donation to the Smithsonian Museum. Watch face measures 1” in diameter, has an inlaid second hand, and is engraved on the reverse, “From Charles A. Lindbergh to Milburn Kusterer October 23, 1927.” Watch is in good working order and bears a contemporary alligator skin band, but is accompanied by its original cloth strap. Accompanied by a photocopy of a letter of provenance from Kusterer’s granddaughter which reads, “This watch was given to my grandfather, Milburn Kusterer, to commemorate his first flight with Lindbergh. The flight occurred on October 25, 1927. The flight was 40 minutes long. As was told to me, Mr. Lindbergh had the watch engraved two days earlier and gave it to him after the flight was over. Milburn Kusterer worked for Mr. Lindbergh as a publicist and front man organizing his many tours.” Upon Lindbergh’s return to the United States after his transatlantic flight, Harry F. Guggenheim, on behalf of the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics, and the US Department of Commerce sponsored Lindbergh’s tour of the United States from July 20, 1927, to October 23, 1927, for the purpose of promoting commercial aviation. The tour team consisted of Lindbergh; Donald E. Keyhoe, aid to Lindbergh and tour manager; Milburn Kusterer, advance man; Philip R. Love, pilot of the airplane that followed the Spirit of St. Louis; Ted Sorenson, the initial airplane mechanic; and Cecil C. Maidment, who replaced Ted Sorenson as airplane mechanic during the tour. The details of the Guggenheim tour and the relationship of the tour team is described in the book Flying with Lindbergh authored by Donald E. Keyhoe and published in 1928 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. At the conclusion of the tour on October 23, 1927, Lindbergh made a personal gift of a gold wristwatch to each of the members of the tour party engraved in memory of the tour. The gift of the wristwatches is described on page 297 of Flying with Lindbergh. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Stately portrait of the fearless aviator and a priceless relic from his groundbreaking flight 42. Charles Lindbergh. Vintage matte-finish 8 x 11 photo, signed

and inscribed in fountain pen, “To George Wingay, With best wishes, Charles A. Lindbergh, June 3, 1927.” Photo is affixed to its original slightly larger mount and grandly suede matted and framed with a .5 x .5 swatch of fabric from the Spirit of St. Louis, four photos of Lindbergh, and two name plaques to an overall size of 39.25 x 35.5. In fine condition, with small stain to background, a bit of scattered light silvering, and photographer’s notations to lower border.

This bold image was signed just days after the successful completion of Lindbergh’s 33.5 hour flight to Paris, a journey that claimed the lives of six brave pilots before him. His ‘partner,’ The Spirit of St. Louis, was nothing more than a single-engine, single-seat, high-wing monoplane covered in fabric. Together, they braved tumultuous conditions and times of such impaired vision that they were guided only by the barely visible stars. After a miraculous landing in Paris, Lindbergh and the plane were overcome by an overjoyed mob of spectators, both barely emerging, with a bit of damage done to the fabric covering the plane’s fuselage. This original swatch is exceedingly scarce and incredibly desirable, providing a tangible piece of history from one of aviation’s most lauded flights. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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The record-setting pilot meets with fellow aviators, plotting the air routes that would carry America through the golden age of aviation

43. Charles Lindbergh. Vintage pearl-finish 10 x 8 photo of Lind-

bergh with a fellow pilots in Newark in October 1930, signed in fountain pen by Lindbergh, H. G. Andrews, Bob LeRoy, Ted Weaver, and one other. In very good condition, with a few scattered creases, light soiling to the upper border, some cracking to the emulsion, and mild silvering to dark areas of the image. Instrumental in managing and mapping out the early air routes of TWA (commonly referred to in the early 1930s as ‘The Lindbergh Line’), the famed pilot arrived in Newark while testing the new route from there to Columbus, Ohio. Side by side with his peers, the legend maintains his commanding presence—a national celebrity and key figure in promoting early commercial aviation.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“The face of the man in the boat… I believe it is Kusterer who…went in advance of our tour to make the necessary arrangements” 44. Charles Lindbergh. TLS signed

“C. A. Lindbergh,” one page, 8 x 10, Long Barn, Weald letterhead, September 28, 1937. Letter to Timothy Burns. In full: “Thank you very much for sending the extra set of photographs for my wife. I am returning one set with this letter. The face of the man in the boat with Mrs. Burns is rather indistinct but I believe it is Kusterer who, as you may remember, went in advance of our tour to make the necessary arrangements in regard to landing, programme, etc. Kusterer is the man in the lower right hand corner of the other picture of the out-board motorboat.” In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, a few other creases and wrinkles, and scattered spotting, mostly to the blank areas. Milburn Kusterer, representing the Daniel Guggenheim Foundation for the Promotion of Aeronautics, had handled all the details of Lindbergh’s three month tour of the United States after his epic transatlantic flight to Paris. Accompanying this letter are 11 x 8.5 reproductions of three of the 13.75 x 10.75 photographs of Lindbergh returned by the aviator to Burns with this letter. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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45. Charles Lindbergh. Charles Lindbergh’s grandfather’s

wristwatch, made by Longines, Switzerland, 18K tonneau-form (cushion) two-bodied solid lug case, silvered dial with applied gold Breguet numerals, gilt hands, caliber 10 86N 16-17 jewel gilt movement, case diameter 24 mm, case length to tips of lugs 31 mm, without strap, the solid lugs requiring either clip-type leather or one-piece cloth strap, movement serial number 4467380. The watch is engraved on the back “C. H. L.” for Charles Henry Land, according to the accompanying letter from Ev Cassagneres, Ryan Aircraft Historian and Lindbergh/Spirit of St. Louis Specialist. The watch is ‘signed’ Longines on both case and movement, the case with French eagle’s-head touch mark indicating 18K quality and seen on many pieces from the Art Deco era. In good running order, fine gilt plates in nearly perfect condition, the dial is original but was tarnished and cleaned at one point, (which may have lifted off any Longines ‘signature’), and now has black patches on the edges outside of the visible field, hands with fine gilding, case showing very light wear but sharp denting to the case-back, slight bending to the solid lug bars, the back initials fully legible overall, the case interior with two repair marks from servicing. The original glass crystal has a small edge chip, edge abrasion and scratches. This item was purchased from a family friend of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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The Lindberghs set off for a transcontinental flight 46. Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10

photo of the Lindberghs with airport manager Carl Flournoy at Central Airport in Camden, New Jersey, signed in fountain pen, “Charles A. Lindbergh” and “Anne Lindbergh.” In very good condition, with scattered surface creases and dings, a tear to the upper right corner, and the emulsion behind each signature erased to aid in ink adhesion. Accompanied by sections of two Philadelphia newspapers dated April 20, 1933, mentioning Lindbergh’s visit to the airport, including one that uses this particular photo. Flying a Lockheed Vega monoplane, Lindbergh was preparing to set off on a transcontinental flight to the west coast to perform inspections for the Western and Transcontinental Air Lines. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

47. Charles and Anne Lindbergh.

DS, signed “Charles A. Lindbergh” and “Anne M. Lindbergh” one onionskin page, 8 x 11, August 1, 1973. Document reads, in full: “We make this note to record the fact that the buildings and property at 21 Tokeneke Trail, Darien, Connecticut, (named Tellina) are jointly owned by us. Each of us has paid with personal funds for one half of the property and of the construction. (See records and bank checks.)” In fine condition, with a few light creases and wrinkles. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

49. Oscar Westover. TLS signed “O. Westover,” one page, 8 x 10.5, War Department letterhead, September 31, 1932. Letter to the editor of Aviation Magazine, regarding the Curtiss YA-8 Attack airplane. In part: “Although this aircraft will have been in production for one year…it is still in the ‘service test’ stage of development and has not, as yet, been adopted by the War Department as ‘standard equipment’ for the service…the performance figures on this aircraft must be regarded as confidential until one year has elapsed from the date the aircraft is declared ‘standard service equipment.” In fine condition, with trivial creases and soiling, and a light erased pencil notation to the upper right corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

48. Spirit of St. Louis over Crater Lake. Beautiful hand-tinted color matte-finish 13.5 x 10.5 photo by Fred H. Kiser of Lindbergh in the Spirit of St. Louis over Oregon’s Crater Lake framed to an overall size of 16.5 x 13.5. Official photographer’s info on the reverse calls it a “Colorgraph,” and indicates that it was shot at 10:11 am on September 16, 1927, hand-colored in oil, and distributed by Kaiser’s, Inc. Some scattered spots of soiling, otherwise fine condition. Kiser was one of the most successful landscape and commercial photographers of the early 20th century, and was the first official photographer of Crater Lake National Park. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Enormous Sikorsky cororate archive including photos, letters, brochures, contracts, and blueprints 50. Sikorsky Aviation Corporation.

Once in a lifetime recently-discovered archive of original items from the Sikorsky Aviation Corporation archives in New Jersey. Archive consists of approximately 750-1000 pieces including pages, original archive stamped photos, original blueprints, interesting inter-office letters from mid-1930s, rich in aviation and airplane specific details, large 1930s full color factory presentation brochures from Sikorsky, Wright (1930s), Pratt & Whitney 1935, Pan Am 1945, and many more. Also included is an amazing and extremely rare original 1925 bound and published presentation on the Helicopter (there were no helicopters yet, thus a very early and unusual item). There are many items that are rare or oneof-a-kind originals. There are many World War II-related items also in this archive collection, including war time airplanes (photos, blueprints,etc), as well as government contracts and more. Note: most all of the hundreds and hundreds of photos in this collection have the Sikorsky Archive stamp on rear or paper description tag attached. Archive also includes: original biplane photos; file photos of Henry Ford with Sikorsky; rare 1920s original Air Meet entry tag (Howard Field); early 1950s Russian helicopter book; an original file copy of 1929 airplane inspection procedures; many World War II original file photos; presentation brochures from the 1930s to the 1960s; very rare one-of-a-kind photos and negatives; early 1930s aviation items from Sikorsky archive; 1930s airplane engine and propeller folders and brochures; rare blueprints from 1935 and other years (pre-WWII); sales records from 1928 on (including records of sales to Howard Hughes, US Navy, and Pan Am; official pilot’s notes from 1945 for R-6A and Franklin engine 0-405-9; American Airways letters 1930-1932; two telegrams (Western Union regarding Sikorsky’s opinion on Polar Flight Moscow-to-San Francisco; and a request from U.S.S.R’s Pravda for Sikorsky opinion; original “Miracle of the Helicopter” (pre-published, prebinding) file folder copy of book with original photos and notes; stamped “Unclassified” Dept. of Navy proposal w/Sikorsky (full portfolio); a copy of Gemini Space Capsule recovery thank you letter to Sikorsky; and rare original airplane and helicopter testing reports. The following airplanes, helicopters, and amphibious planes have materials in this archive, (there may likely be more vehicles covered in there; this list was gathered from a quick glance of the archive): CH-53A; R-6A; R-43 Amphibian Airplane; S-38; S-39; S-40; S-58c; S-62; S-64; VS-44A Amphibian Airplane; VTOL Aircraft; and engineering photos from June/July 1943 for following aircraft: YR-4A; XR-5; and XR-6. In very good overall condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $500)

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Shellback certificate issued during the search for Earhart 51. Amelia Earhart. Partly-printed DS, one page,

20 x 14.5, July 7, 1937. A Shellback certificate issued to Commander William D. Mull, in part: “To all sailors wherever ye may be, and to all Mermaids, Whales, Sea Serpents, Porpoises, Sharks, Dolphins, Eels, Skates, Suckers, Crabs, Lobsters and all other Living Things of the Sea, Greetings. Know ye that on this Seventh day of July 1937, in latitude 00000 and Longitude 174˚ W, there appeared within Our Royal Domain the U.S. S. Colorado bound South for the Equator and for the Phoenix Islands, searching for the Earhart plane. Be it remembered…Comdr. William D. Mull, (MC) U.S.N.… having been found worthy to be numbered as one of our Trusty Shellbacks has been duly initiated into the Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of Deep.” Signed by “Davey Jones” and “Neptunus Rex” in type and in fountain pen by Captain W. L. Friedell. Framed to an overall size of 21.25 x 15.25. Mild overall toning, a bit heavier to edges and some light rippling, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a commemorative Earhart coin presented to Philadelphia Mayor Moore at the Gimbel Banquet on October 5, 1932. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

52. Amelia Earhart. Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Earhart with pilot Don Terry during a stop at Central Airport. In fine condition, with a light crease to the upper left corner, a few dings to the edges, and silvering to dark areas of the image. Accompanied by two clippings from newspapers that published the photo. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

53. Amy Johnson. Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo of Amy Johnson (nee Mollison) with pilot Ralph Charles and manager Carl Flournoy at Central Airport, en route to Los Angeles. Scattered creases, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by three newspaper articles about her stop dated September 5 and 6, 1933, including one which published this photo. She is quoted as saying, “I am making the cross-country flight to instill confidence in the women of America in flying.” RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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54. Hindenburg. Collection of five items pertaining to

the Hindenburg. Items are: Printed Manuscript, signed in facsimile “A. E. Jessurun,” 10 pages, 8.5 x 11, May 1936. Headed “News Letter No. 2.” and titled “Flying Trip What a Trip! What a Trip!” Narrative of his trip by air, leaving Chicago on April 30, 1936: Chicago-San Francisco-Los Angeles-Newark-Lakehurst and then, aboard the “Hindenburg,” to Frankfurt, Germany, arriving on May 13, 1936. Jessurun details his experiences on his flights aboard the Hindenburg, including a conversation with Dr. Hugo Eckener, commander of the flight. Jessurun describes an incident occurring as the Hindenburg returned to Lakehurst. In part, “For a moment I experienced the sensation of falling through space, when as abruptly everything seemed righted and we were flying along smoothly. Upon inquiring, I found that one of the men in the Control Room had accidently pulled the wrong lever causing the Airship to go down, but had discovered his error immediately. The passengers remained very calm, and the Captain assured them there was no danger.” A printed message from A. E. Jessurun on the reverse of a 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard, April 30, 1936. Titled “Flying Trip,” Jessurun begins, “I leave this afternoon by Airplane for San Francisco to New York and from Lakehurst, New Jersey I will fly on the Graf Zeppelin Hindenburg to Frankfurt, Germany remaining there one and one half days and then fly on the Hindenburg to Lakehurst, New Jersey and fly back to Chicago.” A charred gentleman’s travel razor in a metal case, 3.25 x 2 x 1.25, with spare blades, recovered from the wreckage of the Hindenburg by a firefighter after the airship burst into flames and crashed. Publicity reprint of three articles about Jessurun’s flights on one 7.5 x 14 sheet, from the Newark Evening News on May 8, 1936, New York Journal of Commerce on May 23, 1936, and Chicago Herald & Examiner on May 27, 1936, picturing him with a stewardess. Color postcard, 5.75 x 4, picturing “Sleeping Cabin in the Airship ‘Hindenburg,’” addressed to Mrs. Van Eiff, Spofford, N.H., U.S.A., postmarked aboard the Hindenburg, August 11, 1936, with two additional postmarks, one dated August 11, 1936, noting it was flown by airship, the other, depicting an airship approaching North America, captioned “German Airmail Europe-North America.” In overall very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Three items recovered from the Hindenburg disaster 55. Hindenburg. Collection of five items, including three relics recovered after the 1937 crash. Items are: a charred gentleman’s collapsible travel razor in metal case, measuring 2 x 1.25 x .75; a charred set of spare razor blades in metal case measuring 2 x 1 x .25; and a remnant of a die, possibly Bakelite, from a pair of dice, heavily chipped. Six dot side, most of two dot side and half of three, four and five dot sides present, with separate remnant of one dot side. All three relics were recovered from the May 6, 1937, crash site by a Lakehurst firefighter. Also included are: an in-flight ALS on a 5.5 x 3.5 picture postcard of the Hindenburg dining room, dated June 21, 1936. Postcard reads, “A remarkable crossing. Very spacious public rooms & staterooms. Two floors of passenger accommodations. Perfect weather, no vibration & steady as a rock. Now flying about 1000 ft above the water. Go over Ireland tonight.”; and an unused color 4 x 7 luggage label from the German Zeppelin Shipping Company with spaces to fill in “personal information and bed number.” In fine condition, with aforementioned expected charring and damage to relics. Provenance: Bonham’s: San Francisco, 2008. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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56. Hindenburg. Commemorative first day envelope with a cachet honoring the Hindenburg’s Germany to US route, postmarked May 6, 1936, with two special German postage stamps with images of the airship, and a red Germany to North America cancellation. In very good condition, with scattered mild toning and soiling, small label affixed to lower center, and a typed address to lower right. The stamps on this piece are highly valuable in their own right. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Hindenburg.

Original postcard carried onboard the Hindenburg’s maiden voyage from Friedrichshafen, Germany to Lakehurst, New Jersey, and addressed to “Mr. J. J. Naber, Lind-Air Products Co.” Reverse has German postage with Hamburg cancellation stamps dating to April 24, 1936, and postmarked in New York on May 9th, 1936. Reverse also bears a red special maiden voyage stamp with an image of a zeppelin. In very good condition, with scattered toning, soiling, and light creasing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

A large jointed fragment pulled from the wreckage 58. Hindenburg. An extremely rare oversized jointed aluminum fragment of the Hindenburg’s superstructure. Twisted fragment measures 7.5 x 7, with bolted hinge still slightly flexible. Fragment was retrieved from the wreckage after the airship hit the ground at Lakehurst, New Jersey, on May 6, 1937. This relic was featured in the 20th century film, “The Hindenburg.” Provenance: Stanley Lehrer Collection; Ken Schultz, 1994. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

Skin and frame recovered from the crash site 59. Hindenburg. Two swatches of the Hindenburg’s silver canvas,

measuring approximately 2.5 x 1.5 and 2 x 1.5 respectively; and an approximately two-inch metal fragment of the airship’s frame, twisted and charred, both recovered from the crash site. Provenance: Bonham’s: San Francisco, 2008. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Hindenburg Explodes at Lakehurst” 60. Hindenburg. Original

front section of the Friday, May 7, 1937, edition of the New York American, with the headline above the fold screaming “Hindenburg Explodes at Lakehurst; 34 Dead,” and the secondary headline stating “Dirigible Crashes in Flames as It Tries to Land; 63 Survive, Cause Vague.” Front page also features a huge iconic image of the airship crashing to the ground in flames. A central vertical fold, an extra light horizontal fold through headline, uniform toning, pencil notations along top edge, and chips and small tears to fragile edges, otherwise very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

61. Hindenburg.

Original four-page Late City Edition of the Friday, May 7, 1937, New York Herald Tribune, with the headline announcing “Hindenburg Explodes at Lakehurst, 34 Die; Dirigible, Landing, Falls 500 Feet in Flames,” with a smaller headline reading “Static Electricity Theory Is Advanced as a Cause,” with a large photo of the airship crashing to the ground. In good and fragile condition, with tape repairs to fragile intersecting folds, separations and chipping to folds, pencil notations along top edge, and small tears and chips to the fragile edges. Accompanied by three small clipped articles regarding the Hindenburg, and a handwritten note that reads, “An on-the-air radio reporter broke into tears and sobbed ‘you’ll have to excuse me for a few moments, folks. This is the first tragedy like this I’ve ever seen.’”RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

63. Hindenburg.

Vintage 5.5 x 3.5 postcard photo of the Hindenburg on the ground in Frankfurt, with observers in the foreground, and a larger crown in the background. Scattered light surface marks, some rubbing to finish, and some light silvering to darker areas, visible only at an angle, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $150)

64. Hindenburg. An on board Hindenburg bill, 4.5 x 9.5, completed in pencil for a total purchase of $69.85. Three horizontal folds, and some scattered light creasing and toning, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

65. Hindenburg. Color Hindenburg baggage tag, 4 x 6, with an image of the Hindenburg flying over the water, with a large sailboat below, and personal information added for Mrs. Clark Williams of Frankfurt, Germany. A couple vertical creases and some scattered light toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

62. Hindenburg. Vintage postcard, 5.5 x

3.5, of the Hindenburg over Lakehurst, New Jersey, in 1936. Reverse is addressed to a woman, and features a German postmark for the card’s arrival at Frankfurt on May 14, 1936. In very good condition, with scattered soiling to image side, as well as light show-through and impressions from cancellations, and some light toning and pencil notations to correspondence side. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Postcard sent from her maiden voyage to America 66. Hindenburg. A United States government postcard, 5.5 x 3.25, with an ALS, in German, signed “Your loving nephew Edmund,” stamp-dated May 7, 1936, to his aunt and uncle in Germany, with the address side bearing several desirable airmail stamps and a large Frankfurt postmark where card was received on May 14, 1936. Postcard reads, (translated): “I am sending you this card via the dirigible ‘Hindenburg’ on its first flight from America. By same mail I am sending you a letter, please do not open this envelope. It does not actually contain a letter and is only intended for my collection. Please return both items to me with a letter from you. Hoping you are both well and already in possession of these long awaited items.” Uniform toning, some light soiling to correspondence side, and several notations and pencil marks to address side, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

67. Hindenburg. Rare

passenger identification card, 4 x 3, for admission to a bus and gangway for the Hindenburg, stamp-dated May 20, 1936. Identification card is sealed in removable plastic. In very good to fine condition, with scattered creasing and a few trivial spots. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

69. Hindenburg Stationery. An

unused sheet of embossed stationery, 8.25 x 11.5, engraved at the top, “Luftschiff Hindenburg An Bord,” [On board Airship Hindenburg] and a red German Zeppelin Shipping Company icon in the upper left. A horizontal fold slightly below center and a few trivial wrinkles, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

68. Hindenburg Passenger List.

Scarce maiden voyage passenger list from the Hindenburg’s first eastward crossing from Lakehurst, New Jersey to Frankfurt on Main, Germany, on May 11, 1936, 6.5 x 10, four pages. First page lists the officers, Ernst A. Lehmann, Commander, with the inside two pages listing all 52 passengers on the voyage. In very good condition, with light soiling and rippling to covers, scattered mild creases, and a small pencil notation inside. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

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70. Graf Zeppelin. Flown

fragment of skin from the Graf Zeppelin LZ 127 airship. Fragment measures approximately 1.75 x 1.75 and is matted with an original postcard photo of the Graf Zeppelin and a German air mail envelope that was carried on the Graf Zeppelin in 1938 to an overall size of 11 x 14. Accompanied by a photocopy of a letter of authenticity, a transcription of which is available online. RRAuction COA.… (MB $200)

73. WWII Ace: Thomas B. McGuire. An interesting

71.

WWI Aviator Doll.

Unusual aviator pilot doll, circa post World War I to 1920s. Doll measures approximately 15˝ high, with solid head and hands, as well as articulating shoulders. Doll is dressed in full uniform including his pilot’s helmet and metal pilot wings and metal insignia. In very good condition, with one missing show and expected age wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

archive of reproduction wartime photos of American ace Thomas B. McGuire. Archive includes eight satin-finish 11 x 14 and 14 x 11 photos of McGuire and his plane, including a photo of McGuire and Charles Lindbergh in 1944. Also included is a color satin-finish 11 x 14 photo of McGuire’s memorial, a printed copy of his Medal of Honor citation, and a print of McGuire’s “19th Victory.” All items are double matted to overall sizes of 16 x 20 and are housed in a brown leatherette case with a gold palque affixed to it which reads, “Governor Thomas H. Kean, Major Thomas B. McGuire, Jr., Memorial Inc.” In overall fine condition.RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

74. Navy Training Course: Aircraft Turrets. Original 1946 edition manual for the Navy

Training Course in Aircraft Turrets, 5.25 x 7.75, 240 pages, printed by the Government Printing Office in 1951. In very good condition, with scattered creasing, toning, and handling wear. An intense manual full of diagrams and pull-out schematics. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

75. Air Force Helmet. Original 72. B-29 Training Manual. Re-

stricted training manual entitled “The B-29, Airplane Commander Training Manual for the Superfortress,” 8 x 10.5, 177 pages, bound by three holes punched to left edge. Second page bears a foreword from General H. H. Arnold, with a printed signature at the conclusion, and states: “The techniques and procedures described in this book are standard and mandatory. In this respect the manual serves the dual purpose of a training checklist and a working handbook.” Scattered cover wear and creases, dampstaining to back cover, and a few small cover tears, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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US Air Force K-1 flight helmet. High altitude pressurized flight helmet has a thin gray separate fiberglass outer shell with a detachable inner sage green nylon lace-up hood with neck skirt. There is full communication gear including earphones and microphone and a US Air Force decal above at the top. The descriptive label on the skirt reads: “Hood, Helmet, Flying, K-1, Stock No. 8415-NSL, International Latex Corporation, Delaware…Part No. MG-52 (Type K-1 Helmet) Contract No. AF-33(602)-5438, Inspected: “Feb 23, 1955.” In very good condition, with some tears to rubber face seal and light overall scratches and surface marks to shell. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Path to Space “Just when I begin to think that perhaps things will relax a bit, it seems that my duties in connection with our manned lunar landing program multiply rather than diminish” 76. Wernher Von Braun. TLS, one

page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, June 30, 1966. Letter to Daniel E. Dupree, Dean of the School of Pure and Applied Sciences at Northeast Louisiana State College. In part: “As for the next year or so, a careful examination of my calendar shows clearly that my schedule continues to grow more rugged and uncertain. Just when I begin to think that perhaps things will relax a bit, it seems that my duties in connection with our manned lunar landing program multiply rather than diminish. Much to my distress I have been forced recently to cancel a number of long-standing engagements because of sudden and unexpected changes in my official assignments.” In fine condition, with some scattered creasing to the lower right, and filing holes and a paperclip impression to the top border. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

77. Hans H. Hosenthien.

Member of Wernher von Braun’s rocket team (1915– 1996). Three pages of handwritten notes and schematics by Hosenthien: a detailed schematic, in pencil, on an 11 x 8.5 sheet of graph paper, labeled “AC Function Multiplier”; an 8.5 x 11 lined page with four mathematical equations and notes; and an 8 x 10 sheet of onionskin paper taken from a larger report. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by a printed letter of authenticity from Ken Havekotte. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

78.

Explorer I.

Collection of three artifacts used during the launch of Explorer I on January 31, 1958. A small cross-cut section of umbilical cable; a piece of covering from another cord; and a metal fragment from the gantry at Launch Complex 26. Each artifact is affixed to a various sized informational cards. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

79. Konstantin Ts i o l k o v s k y.

Russian physicist (1857–1935) who pioneered the study of rocketry and cosmonautics and whose discoveries were of crucial importance in the development of manned space travel. Booklet entitled ‘The Success of Aeronautics in the 19th Century,’ in Russian, 18 pages. Signed and inscribed at the top of the first page, also in Russian, with a three-line inscription dated 1901. In very good condition, with uniform toning to all pages, a stamp below signature, repaired tear to bottom of first page, and some scattered light foxing. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

80. V-2 Rocket. Flown fragment

from a captured German V-2 rocket that was test fired in 1946 at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Fragment measures approximately 1 x 1.25 and was cut from the rocket’s tail fin assembly. Accompanied by a printed letter of authenticity from Ken Havekotte. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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81. Nikolai Budarin. Russian cosmonaut, a veteran of three extended missions aboard Mir and the International Space Station, who has also

performed eight spacewalks. Cosmonaut Nikolai Budarin’s flown Sokol KV-2 glove. Left-handed glove is numbered and lettered in Russian and is complete with the locking coupling. The hand and finger portion of the glove consist of a custom molded rubber hand that is reinforced with leather in the palm. Constructed of nylon, rubber, and leather, the glove has Budarin’s initials printed in Cyrillic on its cuff. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

82. Cosmonaut Glove.

Right-hand glove from an Orlan EVA spacesuit, #8K1-0890060, numbered and lettered in Russian and has the locking coupling. Glove is complete with an outer thermalinsulated nylon canvas, pebbled rubber palm and finger pads, rounded blue rubber fingertips, two Velcro flaps above the knuckles, and a table of pressure levels with coordinating minutes on the wrist. In very good condition, with wear and cracking to fingertips, as well as some wear and surface loss to leather portions of fingers and thumb. Provenance: Odyssey Auction, March 1995. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

83. Cosmonaut Glove. Early left-handed well-used cosmonaut space glove. Glove is numbered and lettered, “GL,” in Russian along the cuff, and is complete with the locking coupling. The hand and finger portion of the glove consist of a custom molded rubber hand that is reinforced with leather in the palm. Constructed of nylon, rubber, and leather. In very good condition, with wear to palm and fingers, scattered soiling, and a line through portion of serial number. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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84. Chernoushka. So-

viet space dog that made one orbit on board KorablSputnik-4 (Sputnik 9) on March 9, 1961. Unique and very interesting 1966 U.S. FDC honoring the humane treatment of animals, tied to a U. N. Space stamp and the Soviet stamp picturing Chernoushka, ‘signed’ with an ink paw print of Chernoushka. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling and missing top left corner of one of the postage stamps. Noted dealer Charles Hamilton wrote about the paw prints on pages 69–71 of Big Name Hunting, recalling a story told to him by Herman Darvick about the “strangest autographs in his collection.” Darvick had written to the dogs’ care of the Russian Space Center asking them for their autographs and receiving several paw prints back in the mail. Accompanied by photocopies of the pages of Big Name Hunting with Darvick’s story. An ALS to Mr. Darvick from Vasily V. Parin (19031971), founder and first Secretary General of the USSR Academy of Medicine, certified this paw print. This letter is reproduced on page 70 of Big Name Hunting. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

86. Cosmonauts. Five impressive Soviet medals, various sizes, each presented on a color ribbon with a pin on reverse; and eight untranslated printed citations, various sizes, each in its individual presentation folder, dating from the late 1950s to 1980s. In fine overall condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Beaulieu camera that spent 3 years in space

85. Cosmonauts. Extensively flown Beaulieu movie camera flown to the Salyut 6 space station on board Soyuz 26 in 1977 and returned to earth three years later on board Soyuz T-3. This 16 mm camera is fitted with a semi-automatic P. Angenieux (Paris) 120 mm zoom lens that is designed for outdoor use only. During the period this was on board the space station it was available for use (during EVAs only) by a total of 29 cosmonauts who served aboard Salyut 6, including Yuri Romanenko, Georgi Grechko, Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Oleg Makarov, Aleksei Gubarev, Valery Bykovsky, Leonid Kizim, and Gennady Strekalov. Camera is accompanied by a counterbalance and battery which screws into the bottom. Also accompanied by a typed letter of authenticity from Valery Bykovsky, listing the 29 cosmonauts who had access to the camera while it was in space. In fine and apparent working condition. A total of three space walks were conducted on Salyut 6 from 1977–1979, although it is unknown if this camera was used during any of the EVAs. Provenance: Ex-Valery Bykovsky; Superior Auctions. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Cosmonauts 41


88. EVA Orlan Glove. Right-hand glove from an Orlan EVA spacesuit, #10KC-0390022, is complete with an outer thermal-insulated nylon canvas, pebbled rubber palm and finger pads, rounded blue rubber fingertips, two Velcro flaps above the knuckles, and a table of pressure levels with coordinating minutes on the wrist. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

89. Expedition 22. Limited edition name tag and patch presentation

of the three members of Expedition 22. Presentation consists of three 3.5 x 2.25 flag patches of the United States, Russia, and Japan, as well as 4.25 x 1.5 name tags for Oleg Kotov, T. J. Creamer, and Soichi Noguchi, with their names in English and Russian. Framed to an overall size of 11.5 x 14.25. In fine condition. Made by Kentaur, an official manufacturer of space wardrobes for ISS. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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90. Expedition 21. Limited edition name tag and patch presentation of the five members of Expedition-21. Presentation consists of four 3.5 x 2.25 flag patches of the United States, Canada, Russia, and Belgium, as well as 4.25 x 1.5 name tags for Jeffrey Williams, Nicole Stott, Roman Romanenko, Maksim Surayev, Frank De Winne, and Robert Thirsk, with their names in English and Russian. Framed to an overall size of 11.5 x 14.25. In fine condition. Made by Kentaur, an official manufacturer of space wardrobes for ISS. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Cosmonaut mirror worn in space for a four-hour space walk outside of Mir 91. Flown Cosmonaut EVA Mirror. Flown and used mirror #133 worn by cosmonaut Aleksandr Volkov during a four hour and twenty minute

space walk outside the Mir Space Station on February 20, 1992, during his 175 day stay aboard the station. Mirror measures 2.25 x 3 and is housed in a simple plastic frame. A multi-colored elastic loop is attached to both sides to be worn over the bulky sleeve of the space suit. Reverse of the mirror is stamped “133,” and signed in blue ballpoint by Volkov. Accompanied by a letter of provenance, in Russian, signed by Volkov, which reads (translated): “Mirror No. 133 used during a space walk. It was worn on the sleeve of the ‘Orlan DMA’ space suit of Mission Commander Volkov during his 4 hour and 20 minute space walk, on 20 Feb 1992.” In fine condition, with several small cracks and separations to plastic frame. The purpose of Volkov’s space walk was to dismantle external experimental equipment and clean camera lenses. The session had been cut short because a fault in a heat exchanger in Volkov’s spacesuit. Provenance: Superior Space Memorabilia Auction; Fall 1996. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Flown Vostok-1 food presented by Gagarin 93. Yuri Gagarin. A flown used tube carried on board Gagarin’s Vostok-1 mis-

sion. Tube, labeled in Russian “Black Current Juice,” measures 6.5 inches long and is complete with cap. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity, in Russian, from the original recipient of the tube, which reads, “This tube ‘Black Current Juice’ was on board the spaceship controlled by Gagarin and was given to me by Gagarin as a present with a dedication after the flight. The sheet with the dedication was lost in the meantime.” In fine condition, with expected wear from use. A great relic from the first human space flight. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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94. Alexei Leonov. Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Leonov’s historic

space walk, signed in silver ink in Russian, adding “First space walk” and “Vostok 12, 18-03-65.” In fine condition, with a couple surface marks to the upper right. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

95. MIR Film Canisters. Five flown film canisters, flown on board the Mir Space Station from February to July of 1990. Canisters measure 2.75˝ high, are each labeled separately, and are stored in a 21˝ flexible band, which has several Russian notations. Accompanied by a typed letter of authenticity, in Russian, from the Federal Scientific Research Center, June 25, 1997, which reads, in part: “Enclosed with this certificate of authenticity film canisters A-12…were equipped with photo films UT-18 and Type 42L, which were used for photo registration of unique objects of Earth and natural events and carrying out the experiment ‘GF-UZOR.’ The photo shooting was carried out in the period of February-July of 1990 by the crews of cosmonauts of 5th and 6th expeditions to the space station ‘Mir’ Serebrov, Viktorenko, Balandin, Soloviyov.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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97. MIR Training Control Panel. Mir Space Station “Merkurii” control panel used during cosmonaut training. Panel measures 12.5 x 6.25 x 5.5, with several rows of buttons, a small three-digit digital display, and a red-covered set of emergency buttons on the right side. The Merkurii control panel was used in the manual system control loops of the Quantum and Spectrum modules, and was planned to be utilized in the manual control loop of the MIR-2 basic module. Panel is mounted to a display stand with a plaque affixed to base. In fine condition, with expected wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 98. MIR Space Station Lamp. Mir space station interior blue lamp. Bulb’s diameter measures approximately 2˝ and is complete with housing and wiring. Lamp is affixed to a vertical display stand measuring 10˝ high with a descriptive flag on the base. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Speedmaster watch worn over 5 EVAs by highly decorated cosmonaut Gennadi Strekalov 99. Omega Speedmaster Wristwatch and Glove. Two flown and EVA-used items worn by cosmonaut Gennadi Mikhailovich Strekalov. An important Omega Speedmaster Professional manual chronograph with NASA flight qualification logo on back, delivered to the Mir Space Station on board Soyuz TM-21, worn by Gennady Michailovich Strekalov during five of his spacewalks (EVA) between May and June of 1995, and equipped with Velcro strap for fitting around his space-suit glove. This iconic model, one of the few existing examples actually worn in space, has full chronograph functions including minute and hour registers with constant seconds, tachymeter bezel for calculations of speed in units per hour, anti-magnetic movement cover, black dial and bezel insert, luminous markers, and is engineered for full water-resistance. The mechanism is Omega caliber 861, 17 jewels, serial number 48294756 repeated on both movement and lug-back, the back with full inscription reading “Flight qualified by NASA for all manned space missions / The first watch worn on the moon” concealed largely beneath the Velcro attachment swatch. Watch is accompanied by a left-handed glove from Strekalov’s Orlan EVA space suit worn during a May 1995 spacewalk, serial number 0540183, with outer thermal insulated nylon canvas, pebbled rubber palm and finger pads, rounded rubber fingertips, and two Velcro flaps above the knuckles. Accompanied by two handwritten letters from Strekalov, in Russian. One lists his missions and commendations, and states: “’Omega’ watch—special watch for work in space—was delivered on board Mir station with ‘Soyuz TM-21’ spacecraft. It was used 5 times at EVA in period May-June of 1995.” Second letter reads, in part: “I…confirm that glove of spacesuit ‘Orlan’ was used at extravehicular activity (EVA) in May, 1995…Fastened to this glove, at EVA, was ‘Omega’ watch which was also used in subsequent four EVA.” The watch is in excellent running condition, all chronograph functions working perfectly, mechanism in mint condition, dial, hands and bezels in mint condition, case nearly mint with hardly any rubbing, wear or scuffing, clearly only used as an instrument and not subjected to regular wear. The strap has some glue remnant where it was in contact with the glove. The case-back and edge was marked with red polish to indicate its sealing and full closure position, to which it has been returned. A spectacular condition example with extensive historic documentation. An excellent collector example of the “Moon Watch” model, here being one of the few on Earth that has actually been in space, complete with the glove on which it was worn, carrying clear documentation. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

Flown Sokol KV-2 glove of a four-time shuttle astronaut 100. Stephen Robinson. Astronaut Stephen

Robinson’s Sokol KV-2 training glove. Left-handed glove is numbered and lettered in Russian and is complete with the locking coupling. The hand and finger portion of the glove consists of a custom molded rubber hand that is reinforced with leather in the palm. Constructed of nylon, rubber, and leather, the glove has Robinson���s initials printed in Cyrillic on its cuff. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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101. Salyut Space Station Mockup.

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 cloth backing and spreads across two rotating drums, one which is still operational, and housed in a heavy metal frame, to an overall size of 40 x 16.75. Attached to the frame are two sliding plastic indicators used for delineating daylight and nighttime, as well as a detached clear plastic cover, labeled in the upper right, in Russian. Side of frame bears a serial number of 17K-7988-10, and is accompanied by a detached metal arm, which measures 36 inches long. In good condition, with toning and light fading to colors of map, paper loss and small vertical tears along entire bottom of map, some mechanics inoperable, and expected handling wear from use. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $500)

Complete training-used Sokol III ‘Strizh’ made as a launch and re-entry suit for the Russian ‘Buran’ space shuttle 102. Sokol III Spacesuit. 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 and zipper boots, black leather communications cap, gloves, beige suit, and clear plastic visor. The hoses for the suit are also included. This suit is numbered 12 and was used in training by testing pilot Petrovichev. The ‘Strizh’ (Falcon) spacesuit was developed and tested from 1981–1991, and it was designed to be worn by crew members on board the Buran reusable space shuttle. Two Burans were manufactured and prepared for launch, but after a single unpiloted orbital mission, and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the program was canceled. In fine condition, with expected wear. Very few of these suits were made, with most of them having been destroyed or discarded over time during different tests. RRAuction COA.…(MB $1000)

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103. Soviet Liquid Fuel Orientation Engine. An actual orienta-

tion liquid fuel engine (11D428A) complete with the fuel valve assembly that was used as a part of united engine installation with a thrust of 13.3 kg (mass – 1.2 kg) for the channels of pitch, yaw and roll. Engine and assembly measure approximately 12 x 5. Engine has a moveable mount (removable) extending over the beta cloth covered nozzle and yellow foam core insulation over the fuel valve assembly. Engine is affixed to a vertical mount with an informational plaque affixed to base. This engine was made for use on Zvezda—the core module of the International Space Station that provides living quarters and life support for the crew. It was originally intended for the Mir-2 space station, but when this project was canceled after the fall of the Soviet Union, it was amalgamated into the ISS instead. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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104. Soviet Star City Centrifuge. Presentation scale model of the

Soviet training centrifuge from the Star City complex. Revolving model measures approximately 6.25˝ long and is mounted to a 4 x 8.25 mount with an engraved presentation plaque, in Russian, at the end. Plaque reads “To Colonel Petrov E. I. on the day of his 50th Birthday from the Commander of the Military Regiment #12741.” In fine condition, with scratches and wear to the base. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

105. Soyuz. Scale model of a Soyuz space craft made by the Samara factory. Model measures 13.5˝ tall and screws in to a vertical base with an overall height of 15.75˝, and upper half of model having been assembled at an angle. In fine condition, with light wear to circular base. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 106. Soyuz Thruster. Used Hydrogen Peroxide Thruster engine, 9

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x 6 x 1.5, used on one of the Soyuz 7K-OK spacecrafts (1966–1971). Capsules of this design were used for the first ferry flights in the Salyut space station program. This thruster was one of the key components of the Orientation and Attitude Control Maneuvering engine. The thruster is complete with fuel assembly and shows the rainbow effects on the metal of numerous firings. Each part bears engraved identification numbers. Engine is affixed to a vertical display stand measuring 14” high, with a descriptive plaque on the base. In fine condition, with expected wear from use. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

107. Soyuz TM-1–3 Film Canister. Flown Russian light protective

transporting canister, 8.25˝ high with a diameter of 5.5˝, #KAP-350-N13, flown to and from the Mir space station for the delivery and protection of film. Accompanied by a typed letter of authenticity, in Russian, on Federal Scientific-Research and Industrial Center letterhead, which reads, in part (translated): “This…light protective transporting canister…located at Mir, was used many times for delivering and protecting photo films. The films were used for launching multizonal space photo shots for the research of earth and surroundings…by the crews of cosmonauts from expeditions AO-1, AO-2, AO-3 from the space station Mir in 1987-1988.” In fine condition. Provenance: Superior Galleries; May 6 and 7, 2000. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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108. Soyuz Main Control Panel Clock. Flown Soyuz main control panel clock, measuring approximately 5.75 x 3.5 x 2, with a Soviet serial number on one side. Panel bears three small analog dials to measure hours, minutes, and seconds, a larger analog clock with a sweeping second hand and small hour dial set into the bottom, as well as three counter dials, two measuring hours and seconds, and several switches and knobs which can be used to set the dials. Clock is affixed to a vertical display stand measuring 6.5˝ high with a descriptive flag on the base. In fine condition, with expected wear and a few chips to right edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $500)

109. Soyuz Crews. Flown com-

memorative cover with a cachet honoring the Russian space program, with several postmarks, including one from the Mir space station, signed in black ink by Soyuz TM-17 crew members Vasili Tsibliyev, Aleksandr Serebrov, and Jean-Pierre Haigneré and by Soyuz TM-16 crew members Gennadi Manakov and Alexander Poleshchuk. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

110. Soyuz TM-24. Flown printed fabric Russian flag, 7.25 x 4.5, carried aboard Soyuz TM-24 and the Mir space station, signed in blue and green ballpoint by cosmonauts Valery Korzun and Aleksandr Kaleri, and also signed by French astronaut Claudie Haigneré. Flag also bears three on-board space cancellations of Soyuz TM-24 and the Mir orbital complex. Accompanied by a 2004 certificate of authenticity, in Russian, on International Public Charitable Foundation for Support of Russian Cosmonautics letterhead from Shumkin Naum Andreevich. In fine condition, with moderate feathering and spreading to postmarks due to nature of the material. Provenance: Aurora Auctions; Fall 2006. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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111. Valentina Tereshkova. Color satin-finish 8

x 10 portrait of Tereshkova in her spacesuit, signed in black felt tip, adding “First woman in space,” and “Vostok-6 16.06-19.06 1963.” In fine condition, with a light crease to the upper left corner tip. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


112. Soyuz TMA-1. Flown recovery beacon antenna cover, flown aboard the Soyuz TMA-

1 mission. Cover measures approximately 15˝ in diameter and is composed of ebonite and carbon fiberglass. Cover is screwed to a vertical mount that stands 34˝ high, with a plaque on the base. This cover was jettisoned after the successful landing of the spacecraft. This was the first flight of the new TMA-class Soyuz spacecraft, and the fifth mission to fly to the International Space Station. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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113. Space Shuttle Buran Ejection Seat Control. Shuttle

Buran ejection seat control lever. Lever consists of two heavy red rubber handles with hand activated release levers at the top of each which would activate the ejection mechanism. Both handles are also extensively labeled in Russian. Affixed to a 15˝ vertical display stand with a descriptive plaque on the base. In fine condition, with expected handling wear. Two Burans were manufactured and prepared for launch, but after a single unpiloted orbital mission, and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the program was canceled. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Soyuz TMA-3 YAW thrustersengines holder. Piece measures approximately 9 x 7 and is made of a composite of ebonite, carbon fiber, and glass. Piece is mounted to a vertical stand and base with a plaque that reads, “Soyuz TMA-3 YAW Thrusters-Engine Holder.” This piece was part of the Soyuz spacecraft Thermal Control Protection System, which was essential to the protection of the craft and crew during reentry. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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115. Voskhod Spacecraft Life Support Unit.

Life support unit to be used on board Voskhod–1. Unit measures approximately 5 x 4.25 x 4.5, with several input and outputs on the side (all labeled in Russian), as well as two switches on the face (again both labeled in Russian), one for 100% oxygen, the other surrounded in red. Unit is affixed to a vertical display stand measuring almost 9˝ high with a descriptive plaque on the base. In fine condition, with expected wear from use. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

116. Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov.

Semi-glossy 7 x 9.25 composite photo of Soyuz TM-4 crew members Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov, signed in blue ink and felt tip by both cosmonauts. Rippling to horizontal edges, a few surface marks, and a bit of irregular adhesion to one of the signatures, otherwise fine condition. These two cosmonauts would stay in space for just under 366 days on the Mir space station, setting a new spaceflight record. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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117. Zvezdochka. Soviet space dog named by Yuri Gagarin, that made one orbit on board KorablSputnik-5 on March 25, 1961, the final practice flight before Gagarin’s historic flight the following month. Unique and very interesting 1966 U.S. FDC honoring the humane treatment of animals, tied to a U.N. Space stamp and the Soviet stamp picturing Zvezdochka, ‘signed’ with an ink paw print of Zvezdochka. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling. Noted dealer Charles Hamilton wrote about the paw prints on pages 69–71 of Big Name Hunting, recalling a story told to him by Herman Darvick about the “strangest autographs in his collection.” Darvick had written to the dogs care of the Russian Space Center asking them for their autographs and receiving several paw prints back in the mail. Accompanied by a hardcover copy of Big Name Hunting. An ALS to Mr. Darvick from Vasily V. Parin (1903-1971), founder and first Secretary General of the USSR Academy of Medicine, certified this paw print. This letter is reproduced on page 70 of Big Name Hunting. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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119. Neil Armstrong and X-15 Pilots. Satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of 118. Neil Armstrong. Uncommon glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of

Armstrong in his flight suit entering an X-15 plane, boldly signed and inscribed in blue felt tip “To Steve, Neil Armstrong.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

an X-15 aircraft on the tarmac, signed vertically in black felt tip by Neil Armstrong and pilots Milt Thompson, Bob White, Joe Engle, Bill Dana, Scott Crossfield, and Pete Knight. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Superb early photo of Armstrong and five other groundbreaking pilots 120. Neil Armstrong and X-15 Pilots. Fantastic vintage glossy 10.5

x 8 NASA photo of six original X-15 test pilots posing with one of their aircraft, signed vertically in fountain pen by Neil Armstrong, Robert Rushworth, Forrest Petersen, Joe Walker, Robert White, and John McKay. Scattered creases and cracking to the emulsion (especially to the borders), some light soiling, mild silvering to dark areas of the image, slight irregular adhesion to the signatures, and McKay’s signature light but legible, otherwise very good condition. Numerous records—official and unofficial—were set during the course of the X-15 program, including an altitude record (354,200 feet) achieved by Walker, a NASA pilot, in 1963. Armstrong, of course, would become the best remembered of the group for his role in history as the first man on the moon. A stunning photo from the early days of NASA. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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121 Neil Armstrong. Uncommon color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of X-15 planes in a hangar, signed in black felt tip, “All good wishes, Neil Armstrong, X-15-1, X-15-3.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

122. Edward Allen. Pioneer of

modern flight tests (1896–1943). Flown cover filled out by Allen to indicate that it was flown on an XB-15 test flight in Seattle, Washington, and signed, “Edward T. Allen,” postmarked December 27, 1937. In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

123. Joe Walker.

Postal cover bearing a March 30, 1961, Edwards Air Force Base cancellation and stamped X-15 cachet with the text “Record of 169,600 ft.,” signed over the cachet in blue ink by Walker. Scattered toning, an ink correction to the record, stamped address, and slight irregular adhesion to the signature, otherwise fine condition. Any item signed by Walker is quite scarce, more so in philatelic material. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

125. Chuck Yeager. A 1/32

scale wooden model of a Bell X–1A rocket research plane, signed on top of the wing in black felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanied by a photo taken at time of signing. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Steve Zarelli. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

124. X-15 Pilot Rescue Manual. X-15 Pilot Rescue Manual issued by NASA’s Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, hardcover six-ring binder, 6 x 8, 80 pages, January 1965. Manual outlining the duties and techniques of the pilot rescue personnel assigned to the task of protecting the lives of the X-15 pilot and B-52 crew, as well as procedures for minimizing damage to the aircraft. In very good to fine condition, with some dings, soiling, and warping to the front cover. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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126. Scott Carpenter. Flown right hand couch/ control arm, flown on board Scott Carpenter’s Aurora 7 flight on May 24, 1926. Metal arm and bracket measure approximately 13 x 8 x 5.5, with an articulating lever with a partial handle. Bracket is screwed into a 17 x 11 Lucite display base, with an informational plaque which states “The original right hand/couch control arm used by astronaut Scott Carpenter to control the flight of Aurora 7. The arm was removed from the spacecraft after it was received aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid.” In fine condition. An early and very important flown artifact. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

127. John Glenn. Twenty-six original NASA photos of various finishes, three color, each

approximately 8 x 10 or 10 x 8, including one ‘red-numbered’ photo of the Mercury-Atlas 6 liftoff. All photos depict either Glenn or his ‘Friendship 7’ spacecraft, including several of Glenn preparing for the flight and meeting John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from NASA physical conditioning supervisor Joe Garino, Jr., in which he states that the photos “were personally obtained by me during my years of association with the American space exploration program.” RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Cooper’s Speedmaster strap worn during the Faith 7 flight 129. Gordon Cooper. Flown 19˝ Velcro

watch strap, S/N 16, worn on the wrist of Cooper’s pressure suit during his Faith 7 flight, which originally held an Omega Speedmaster watch. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Cooper which states “On May 15 and 16, 1963, I piloted the ‘Faith 7’ spacecraft…the longest manned flight at the time. During the mission, I wore an Omega Speedmaster watch on the outside of my pressure suit. The watch was secured by a 19-inch black velcro watch strap. The watch strap has a label stitched at one end that is marked CF (what appears to be a 5 or an 8) 5052=3 S/N 16.” In fine condition, with some scattered light soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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130. Gordon Cooper. Cooper’s B-26-B,-C Pilot’s Amplified Check

List, 4.5 x 7.5, bound by two staples at the top and dated “(Revised 22 July 1953).” A nine card check list including preflight inspection, warm-up, flight, emergencies, and post flight activities for the B-26 aircraft. Signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “My B-26 check list used for flights. Gordon Cooper.” In fine condition, with some scattered light toning and soiling, and expected handling wear. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

131. Gordon Cooper. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Cooper, signed

in black ink. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

132. Gordon Cooper. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of the front cover of

the May 24, 1963, issue of Life, showing Cooper before his Mercury flight, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with some scattered light surface rubbing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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133. Gordon Cooper. Signed book: Leap of Faith. First edition, first

printing. NY: HarperCollins, 2000. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 279 pages. Signed on the title page in black ink. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

134. John Glenn. FDC honoring Glenn’s flight, signed in black ink,

“Best regards to Ralph Gibson—J. H. Glenn, Jr.” Cover is attached by its corners to its original 9 x 6.25 informational sheet. In fine condition, with a mild shade of overall toning. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

135. John Glenn. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Glenn in his spacesuit, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Original Friendship 7 launch crew pin design 136. Friendship 7. Original vintage signed pencil sketch of the

design for the Friendship 7 launch crew lapel pin on an off-white 8.5 x 11 sheet. Design shows a Mercury spacecraft orbiting the earth, with “Friendship 7” in the same lettering as that painted on the actual spacecraft with “Launch Crew” printed on the top part of the large “7.” The actual launch date of “Feb. 20, 1962” is written along the orbital path. Signed in the lower right corner by the pin’s designers Charlie Beatty, Joe D. Trammel, and George W. Baldwin. This design was used in the making of the pin and also featured on a dinner dance flyer in honor of John Glenn and the astronaut team, a copy of which is included. In fine condition, with a uniform shade of mild toning. A visually striking and unique item from the beginning of the space age. Provenance: Superior Galleries, May 2001. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Original oversized oil painting 137. John Glenn. Original color oil painting by David K. Stone on a 26 x 23 masonite board, featuring a portrait of Glenn in front of the Friendship 7 capsule, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, “John Glenn, Friendship 7, Discovery STS-95.” Also signed by the artist in paint in the lower right. In fine condition, with some chipping to the edges. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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138. Gordon Cooper. Mercury and Gemini astronaut Gordon Cooper’s personal Omega Seamaster automatic wristwatch purchased by him

in 1950 and worn continuously through the 1950’s, flying with the Air Force and then with NASA until issued the Omega Speedmaster. Stainless steel head with original silvered dial, Omega caliber 351 17 jewel bumper-type automatic movement in rose-tone gilding, serial number 12864146, “Staybrite” steel screwed case-back with reference C2577-2, crown with Omega logo, with generic expansion bracelet. The watch is accompanied with a letter from Gordon Cooper on his letterhead confirming purchase while assigned to the 525th Bomber Squadron at Neubiberg AFB in Munich, his subsequent use of the watch, and its flawless functioning during that period. In good running order, bright clean plates and bumper with a few fine scratches from servicing, minor rust on the stem near the crown internally as is typical for this water resistant crown type, original dial with lightly mottled speckle overall to the central area with some speckle to the outer chapter, original hands with light oxide overall, acrylic crystal with small fracture at 9, case showing light even wear overall with very few nicks, some very fine scratches, good polish to the case-back but some scratches at center, light wear to the crown, the expansion strap broken at one link and missing an end-cap with case contour fit. The head is in very presentable condition given its extensive use by this historic personage, and would only require a new strap for immediate wear. Consignor notes that watch was recently serviced by a master watch repairman on the west coast. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

Glenn parks his T-Bird at the Cape

139. John Glenn. Twenty-day Cape Canaveral Missile Test Area temporary vehicle permit, issued to John Glenn for his 1962 Thunderbird, signed “J. H. Glenn, Jr.,” one page both sides, 5 x 3, dated March 6, 1962, filled out in another hand and signed on the reverse by Glenn. In fine condition, with old tape to right edge extending to reverse, a bit of light soiling and a rusty paperclip impression to right edge. Glenn had completed three orbits of the Earth aboard Friendship 7 on February 20, making him just the third American in space. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Mercury 57


143. Gus Grissom. TLS signed 140. John Glenn. Glossy 8 x 10

photo of Glenn posing in his spacesuit in front of a huge NASA sign, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1961 Roosevelt flown dime from the Liberty Bell 141. Gus Grissom. Desirable

flown 1961 Roosevelt dime, carried on board Gus Grissom’s Mercury Liberty Bell 7 flight. Dime is housed in a silver bezel with a dime-sized sterling disc attached that reads “Liberty Bell 7,” on one side and “21 July 1961,” on the reverse. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Betty Grissom stating “I, Betty Grissom, hereby state that …Virgil Grissom’s ‘Liberty Bell’ dime…is authentic.” In fine condition. Grissom carried just 100 of these dimes with him on his mission. Provenance: Odyssey Auctions, 1994. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

“Virgil I. Grissom,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA Space Task Group letterhead, August 18, 1961. Letter to an admirer. In full: “Thank you for your congratulations and thoughtfulness. Your reaction as a fellow American has been most heartwarming to me. I am very proud to have been a part of this step in our space program.” In fine condition, with a mild block of toning over the entire letter from previous display, light erased pencil matting guides to the borders, and a trivial paperclip mark to the top border. Grissom wrote this letter a month after his near-catastrophic Liberty Bell 7 flight. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

142. Liberty Bell 7. A limited

edition presentation containing a 1.5˝ long segment of film from Liberty Bell 7’s pilot observation camera, recovered from the Atlantic Ocean on July 20, 1999, from a depth of 16,043 feet. Strip is housed in a triangular acrylic, #130/1000, with an image of the space craft, and Gus Grissom, and two explanatory plaques on the reverse, stating that the film contained the only in-flight images of Grissom during his flight and the harrowing moments after splashdown, and was issued in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Grissom’s flight by the Kansas Cosmosphere. In fine condition. Accompanied by its original box and certificate of authenticity from the Kansas Cosmosphere. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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144. Gus Grissom. Vintage color 8 x 10 NASA photo, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “Best wishes to Fran, Gus Grissom.” In fine condition, with trivial corner tip dings and creases. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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President Kennedy’s gift to the wife of Gordon Cooper 145. John F. Kennedy: Gordon Cooper. Color vintage matte-finish 13.5 x 10.5 photo of President Kennedy and the First Lady with the Cooper family, affixed to an 18 x 16 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in blue ballpoint “To Mrs. Cooper, with warm regards, John Kennedy.” A uniform shade of toning and the image slightly faded, otherwise fine condition. The photo was taken in the Oval Office on May 21, 1963, the day Kennedy awarded Cooper the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. Cooper had returned from his historic flight on Faith 7 just five days earlier, the last mission of the Mercury program. A historic photo that Kennedy inscribed to Cooper’s wife, Trudy. Accompanied by two photos of Kennedy with Cooper: one from the Rose Garden medal ceremony and one of them at Cape Canaveral. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Grissom’s parking pass for the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Area 146. Gus Grissom. Vehicle permit, signed “Virgil I. Grissom,” one page both sides, 5 x 3, July 16, 1961. Cape Canaveral Missile Test Area temporary vehicle permit, filled out in another hand with information about Grissom’s red 1961 Chevrolet and signed by Grissom on the reverse. In very good condition, with a central vertical fold, light scattered soiling, toned tape affixed to the left and right borders, and a rusty paperclip mark to the left border. This permit was issued just days before Grissom’s historic and near-fatal Liberty Bell 7 flight. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Mercury 59


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148. Liberty Bell 7. Flown screw from Gus Grissom’s Liberty Bell 7, recovered from the Atlantic Ocean on July 20, 1999. Screw measures approximately .5˝ in length and is presented inside a Lucite display with an image of the spacecraft, as well as printed information about the recovery. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 149. Mercury. Book: Results of the First United States Manned Orbital Space Flight, February 20, 1962. Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office. Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.75, 204 pages. In fine condition, with some light toning to fore-edges. Hardcover versions of these manuals are almost never encountered. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 150. MAC Button. Original pinback “MAC” button, 2.5˝ in diameter.

151. Mercury. Three piece wooden model of the single-seated Mercury

capsule that carried astronaut Alan Shepard on a sub-orbital flight in 1961 as the first American in space. Model has a total height of 23.5˝ with a maximum diameter at the base of approximately 14˝. Model separates into three pieces, and is made primarily of wood with metal discs between the three sections and a gold colored resin nose. Inside is hollowed out and blue nylon parachutes with white woven cords are included in their respective sections. In fine condition. The Mercury capsule was designed by John F. Yardley, who also oversaw the two-seat Gemini flights, and was an integral part of the early shuttle program. This model reportedly originates from Yardley’s St. Louis office. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Pin features a space capsule in orbit, with “MAC” along the bottom edge, most likely standing for McDonnell Douglas. Scattered surface marks, light staining to edges, and expected age wear, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Wendt’s personal copy of the important Mercury Familiarization Manual 152.

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Guenter Wendt’s personal copy of the McDonnell Project Mercury Familiarization Manual, 9 x 11, signed once on the vinyl cover in ballpoint, “G. F. Wendt,” and again on the last inside page, “G. Wendt.” Cover is also signed in black felt tip, “Scott Carpenter, Aurora 7,” “Gordon Cooper, Mercury 9, Gemini V,” and “Wally Schirra, Mercury 8.” Skipping to Wendt’s front cover signature, light cover creasing and handling wear, and toning from a bookend on back cover, otherwise fine condition. Issued in December 1962, “this document is applicable to spacecraft 20 and its one-day orbital mission…The purpose of this document is to present a clear operational description of the spacecraft systems and major components.” Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

153. Mercury 7. Vintage glossy 10 x 8.5 NASA photo of the Mercury astronauts posing in their flight suits in front of an F-106, signed in black ink “M. Scott Carpenter,” “J. H. Glenn, Jr.,” “Walter M. Schirra,” “Leroy S. Cooper, Jr.,” and “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.” Photo also bears autopen signatures of Gus Grissom and Deke Slayton. In very good condition, with scattered creases, mainly to borders and corners, and mild silvering to darker areas, visible only at an angle. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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154. Mercury. Rare NBC News Project Mercury MA-9 binder,

10.25 x 11.5, 186 pages. Handbook that covers various matters of the Mercury program, including astronaut biographies, details on the spacecraft, the flight plan, and objectives of the future Gemini program. Scattered marks and soiling to the binder and light toning to the pages, otherwise fine condition. The first such volume we have seen. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

155. Mercury 7. Life magazine from September 14, 1959, featuring the Mercury astronauts on the cover, signed on the cover in black felt tip by John Glenn (ins), Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, Scott Carpenter, Alan Shepard (ins), and Deke Slayton. In very good condition, with scattered wear and creasing to cover, remnants of a mailing label to lower left of cover, and a moderate musty odor. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

156. Mercury 7. Vintage ink and ballpoint signatures, “Leroy G. Cooper, Jr.,” “Virgil I. Grissom,” “Donald K. Slayton,” “M. Scott Carpenter,” “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,” “Walter W. Schirra, Jr.,” and “John H. Glenn, Jr.,” on an off-white 6 x 6.5 sheet. Sheet is also inscribed in Alan Shepard’s hand, “To Johnny Lauson, with best wishes from The Astronauts,” and dated January 25, 1960. Affixed to a 19 x 13 foam presentation board with printed images of the astronauts in their flight suits and an artist’s rendition of the Aurora capsule in orbit. In fine condition, with a horizontal fold through Schirra’s signature, which is also a shade light. A highly desirable group of ‘formal’ signatures from NASA’s original astronauts. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Uninscribed portrait of America’s first astronauts originally given to Gus Grissom’s brother 157. Mercury 7. Vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of the Mercury 7 astronauts with a model of a rocket, signed in the lower border in various inks “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,” “Walter M. Schirra, Jr.,” “John H. Glenn, Jr.,” “Virgil I. Grissom,” “M. Scott Carpenter,” “Donald K. Slayton,” and “Leroy S. Cooper, Jr.” In fine condition, with some trivial edge trimming, a ding to top edge, and Schirra’s signature a shade lighter than the rest. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Lowell Grissom, Gus Grissom’s brother, stating “the attached photo was given to me by my brother, Astronaut Virgil ‘Gus‘ Grissom, shortly after he was selected as one of the original seven Mercury astronauts in 1959.” A very presentable uninscribed example with the astronauts’ desirable ‘formal’ signatures. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

158. Mercury 7. Color 10 x 8 NASA photo of the seven Mercury astronauts, signed in black felt tip by Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton, each signing vertically above his respective image. In fine condition, with trivial binder dings to the top border. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Grissom signed Air Force pose 159. Mercury 7. Color 10 x 8 NASA photo of the Mercury astronauts posing in front of an Air Force jet at Langley on January 20, 1961, signed vertically in blue ballpoint, “Scott Carpenter,” “Gordon Cooper,” “J. H. Glenn, Jr.,” “Gus Grissom,” and “Wally Schirra,” in black ballpoint, “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,” and in black ink, “D. K. Slayton.” Photo is affixed by its top edges to a slightly larger mount. In fine condition, with Slayton’s signature very light, but still legible, and a few scattered light creases. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. A scarce photo as the ones usually found lack Grissom’s signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

160. Mercury 7. Color limitededition satin-finish 10 x 8 composite photo, numbered #26/300, signed in black felt tip by Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, John Glenn, and Scott Carpenter. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

162. Mercury 9. Scarce printed flight plan, titled “MA-9/20 Flight Plan, Revision A, Flight Control Format,” dated April 15, 1963, 8 x 10.5, 19 pages, bound by two staples to the left edge. Inside has a time line from the time of launch to splashdown after 22 orbits. Accompanied by a copy of a memo forwarding the revised copy. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning. The first such copy we have encountered. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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161. Mercury 7. Three blocks of stamps: one block of 15 4-cent stamps, 5.75 x 5.25, honoring Project Mercury; one block of 10 4-cent stamps, 3.25 x 5.25, honoring Project Mercury; and one sheet of 20 forever stamps, 7.25 x 5.75, honoring Alan Shepard and the Messenger Mission. In overall fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Mercury Albums. Four albums from various Mercury missions: a full size 33 1/3 New York Post Record Library album (no outer sleeve) titled “‘Roger Friendship 7!’ The John Glenn Story,” and three seven-inch 33 1/3 records titled “America’s First Man In Orbit,” “Aurora 7,” and “Sigma 7,” all with their outer sleeves. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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From Cooper’s 1963 Mercury mission— Faith 7 flown storage bag

164. Mercury 9. Flown storage bag and holder,

carried on board Gordon Cooper’s Faith 7 mission in 1963. Empty bag measures 8 x 26.5, and is signed on the bag in black ballpoint, “Flown on Faith 9 Gordon Cooper.” Bag is rolled and housed in a 5˝ long white rubber tube, with Velcro affixed to the back of the tube to hold it in place. Tube is also signed in black felt tip, “Flown on Faith 9, Gordon Cooper.” Accompanied by a handwritten letter of provenance from Gordon Cooper, which reads, “This plastic storage/experimental bag was flown on Mercury 9 (Faith 7) on 15–16 May, 1963. Gordon Cooper.” Mercury astronaut-certified flight-flown items are highly desirable. Provenance: Regency-Superior; April 2007. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

165. Mercury Astronauts. Original McDon-

167. Mercury Gantry Handrail. A 4 x 2 section

nell SEDR 104-18 Project Mercury Familiarization Manual, 8.75 x 11, June 1, 1962, consisting of technical diagrams and descriptions of the Mercury capsule, signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Alan Shepard, Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper, and Scott Carpenter. In fine condition, with mild toning and dings to the corners. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

166. Mercury Astronauts. Color 8.5 x 11 cardstock photo of a Mercury Atlas launch, signed in black felt tip by John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, and Gordon Cooper. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

of handrail from the astronaut gantry of Complex 14, used in the Mercury program from February 20, 1962, until May 15, 1963. Section is mounted to a 4 x 4 wooden display base with a descriptive plaque, which has become unattached. In fine condition, with aforementioned unattached plaque. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

168. Project Mercury. Unsigned book: Project Mercury: A Chronology by James M. Grimwood. Washington, DC: NASA, 1963. Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5, 238 pages. Rare NASA publication SP-4001 featuring a history and images of the Mercury program. Bound in blue and bearing silver lettering on the front cover with a NASA logo and image of a Mercury capsule, and the words “NASA Reference” on the reverse. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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The former president remembers first meeting the Mercury 7 astronauts 169. Richard Nixon. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, March 10, 1982. Letter to

Deke Slayton, sent on the occasion of his retirement. Nixon writes the greeting at the top, “Dear Deke.” In part: “In one pioneering role after another—as one of our original seven astronauts, as a member of the historic Apollo-Soyuz mission, and as a key participant in the space shuttle project—you have made your mark on the American space program as few others have.” At the bottom, Nixon has added a handwritten postscript, “One of my most memorable experiences was meeting with you & your six colleagues in the Vice President’s office over 20 years ago. RN.” In fine condition, with light block of toning over text and postscript from previous display, and Nixon’s signature and writing a bit faded, but still completely legible. Nixon’s involvement with the space program spanned from the Mercury project to making the historic phone call from the White House to the Apollo 11 astronauts on the surface of the moon. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

170. Wally Schirra.

Cape Canaveral area map, 20.75 x 11, labelled “MA-8: Spacecraft ground tracks for different wind soundings acquired before launch aborts during early portion of launch with respect to Cape Canaveral facilities,” and signed in blue ink, “Wally Schirra,” adding “Ouch,” and an arrow pointing to the landing area. In fine condition, with two vertical folds. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

171. Wally Schirra.

Glossy 10 x 8 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. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

173. Alan Shepard. Signed book:

Moon Shot. First edition, first printing. Atlanta: Turner Publishing. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 383 pages. Signed on the title page in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

172. Wally Schirra: Mark Harmon. Prop badge, 2.5 x

3.75, picturing Mark Harmon as Wally Schirra in the HBO series From the Earth to the Moon. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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174. Alan Shepard. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 candid photo of Shepard in his spacesuit, signed in black felt tip, “Best wishes—Alan Shepard.” A few creases and impressions to the upper right, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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A Mercury astronaut gets a B- on a wing design report 175. Deke Slayton. Slayton’s typed college report for Aero 132, titled “Structural Design of a Wing,” submitted by Slayton to the Department of Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, dated August 19, 1949, 8.25 x 11, 28 pages. End of report contains six pencil engineering sketches and schematics, five of which are initialed by Slayton. Opening page of report bears the instructor’s notations and grade which read “No conclusions! Incomplete references. Always give a title, scale, name etc for a drawing. B-.” Several pages also bear the instructor’s red pencil notations. Report is housed in its original folder. In fine condition, with expected toning. A very early example from the original Mercury astronaut. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

176. Deke Slayton. DS, signed “Donald K. Slayton,” one page, 8 x 10.5, May 7, 1943. Power of attorney, filled out and signed by Slayton, who adds his name to the text of the document, which reads, in part: “That I, Donald K. Slayton, U. S. Army, by those presents do hereby make, constitute and appoint Chas. S. Slayton, my father, my true and lawful attorney.” Horizontal and vertical fold, a few creases, and a uniform shade of toning, otherwise fine condition. This was prepared and signed right after Slayton got out of flight school.Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

177. Guenter Wendt. Two color satin-finish photos, one 8 x 10 of Wendt with the Liberty Bell 7 capsule, signed in black felt tip, “Guenter F. Wendt, Project Mercury Padleader,” and one 10 x 8 of him posing with models, signed in black felt tip, “Guenter F. Wendt, Padleader.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Slayton’s 1943 Last Will and Testament completed before flying combat missions 178. Deke Slayton. DS, signed “Donald K. Slayton,” one page, 8 x

11.75, May 7, 1943. Slayton’s last will and testament, with his signature appearing at the beginning of the text. In part: “I, Donald K. Slayton of 309th Bomb Grp. C. A.A.B., being of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding, do make, publish, and declare this instrument…my last will and testament…All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate of very kind…I give, devise and bequeath unto Chas. S. Slayton, my father…and appoint Chas. S. Slayton Executor.” Signed at the bottom by three witnesses. Central horizontal and vertical fold, small tear to top, and a uniform shade of toning, otherwise fine condition. Slayton flew 56 combat missions with the 340th Bombardment Group over Europe during World War II and later flew seven combat missions over Japan. This document was prepared and signed right after Slayton got out of flight school. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I know of no plans to send the President into space in 1976” 179. Deke Slayton. TLS

signed “D. K. Slayton,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, March 29, 1971. Letter to an admirer. In part: “I was obviously very disappointed when grounded from the Mercury flight. There are no plans at present for me to fly in Skylab, but I have not given up on the potential of getting a space flight eventually. I know of no plans to send the President into space in 1976; or, as a matter of fact, anyone else either, since we do not anticipate having manned programs running in that time frame.” In fine condition, with a trivial spot of soiling to the upper left, some show-through from a notation to the reverse, and slight haloing to the signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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180. Cape Canaveral Launch Relics. Three small relics

taken from different launch complexes at Cape Canaveral. Relics are: metal from the CX5 service tower of Complex 5; cableway from the Complex 14 tower to the Ready Room; and linoleum from the White Room of Complex 19. All three are affixed to a printed 8.5 x 11 informational sheet, authenticated by William Dickerson. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Eighteen of NASA’s biggest names, including the future crew of Apollo 11, sign a gag card for Wally Schirra in December of ‘65, as he embarks upon his Gemini 6 mission 181. Gemini 6. Unique Hallmark Christmas card, sent as a gag to future Apollo 7 commander Wally Schirra. Colorful Christmas card measures, 5.5 x 11, and features a felt-textured Santa on both sides. Card opens along a top hinge with a pre-printed sentiment inside, along with an inscription likely in Alan Shepard’s hand, “To Wally…From the Troops. This is to help you get ‘fit for the flight!’” Signed inside in ballpoint and felt tip by 22 of Schirra’s friends, including Tom Stafford (Schirra’s Gemini 6 partner), Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Alan Shepard, John Young, Dave Scott, James McDivitt, Jim Irwin, John S. Bull, Ron Evans, Bill Anders, Jack Swiggert, Al Worden, Fred Haise, Frank Borman, Charles Conrad, and Alan Bean. Card is also signed by several non-astronauts as well. In fine condition. Often teased for his unhealthy habits (namely smoking and drinking),

Schirra regularly found himself the victim of pranks pulled by the famously mischievous astronauts. Humor was their most effective and frequently utilized tool in relieving tension before missions. Sent during the Christmas season of 1965, shortly before Gemini 6 and 7 achieved the first rendezvous between vessels in space (on a relatively short mission, keeping Schirra from his indulgences for only 26 hours), this card likely accompanied a pack of cigarettes or bottle of booze, to help “get ‘fit for the flight!’” With twenty-two signatures, including eight Gemini crew members, eight moonwalkers, and the entire Apollo 11 crew, this card is a veritable who’s who of NASA legends. An absolutely spectacular, one-of-a-kind piece, holding value not only as a personal, lighthearted prank before a famous mission, but especially in its extensive list of signers. One of the most remarkable signed space items we have ever offered! Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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182. Group 2 Astronauts. Friendship 7 launch date postal cover,

signed along the left side in ink and ballpoint by all nine Group 2 astronauts: “Edward H. White II,” “Elliot See,” “Neil Armstrong,” “James A. McDivitt,” “Charles Conrad, Jr.,” “John Young,” “James Lovell,” “Thomas P. Stafford,” and “Frank Borman.” In fine condition. When they were chosen in 1962 as the second group of NASA astronauts, only the first original 7 were working astronauts at the time. The Group 2 selections expanded the number from 7 to 16 within the first four years the space agency had hired astronauts as a vital part of our country’s space exploration program. An extremely desirable grouping, seldom offered on a single item. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

184. Group 2: Charles Conrad.

Uncommon and early vintage glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of astronaut trainee Conrad, signed and inscribed in blue ink “To Grace, the girl with the ‘green stuff’—Thanks, Charles Conrad, Jr.” Printed information on the reverse is headed “Manned Spacecraft Center Astronaut Trainee,” and provides a brief biography of Conrad. In fine condition, with a few scattered mild surface creases. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

185. Group 2: James Lovell. Un-

Super early official Armstrong ‘Astronaut Trainee’ portrait 183. Group 2: Neil Armstrong. Rare vintage glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of astronaut trainee Neil Armstrong, signed and inscribed in blue ink “To Grace—with best wishes—Neil Armstrong.” Printed information on the reverse is headed “Manned Spacecraft Center Astronaut Trainee,” and provides a brief biography of Armstrong. In fine condition, with scattered light surface marks and spots to finish, not affecting overall appearance. Armstrong actually missed the astronaut application deadline in 1962, but fortunately Dick Day, an associate of Armstrong’s from Edwards Air Force Base slipped the application into the pile. An exceptionally early portrait of arguably the most famous member of the ‘New Nine.’ Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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common and early vintage glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of astronaut trainee Lovell, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint “To Grace—Best regards, James Lovell.” Printed information on the reverse is headed ���Manned Spacecraft Center Astronaut Trainee,” and provides a brief biography of Lovell. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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186. Group 2: Elliot See. The

would-be commander of Gemini 9 (1927–1966) who perished in a plane crash before the historic voyage. Uncommon and early vintage glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of astronaut trainee See, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint “With best regards to Grace and thanks for all the money—Elliot See.” Printed information on the reverse is headed “Manned Spacecraft Center Astronaut Trainee,” and provides a brief biography of See. In fine condition, with a couple scattered light surface creases. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

187. Group 2: John Young. Uncommon

and very early vintage glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of astronaut trainee Young, signed and inscribed in blue ink “To Grace, with best wishes, John Young.” Printed information on the reverse is headed “Manned Spacecraft Center Astronaut Trainee,” and provides a brief biography of Young. In fine condition, with a few scattered trivial surface marks. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Flown and notated Gemini V checklist page

189. Gemini 5. Flown checklist page carried on board Gemini V, 10.5 x 8, divided into 24 identical sections for 21 different primary landing areas, with information filled in by Conrad in flight for those areas in pencil. Notation in the lower left corner reads, “Wx Bad, The End,” indicating bad weather for landing area 122-1. Signed at the bottom in black felt tip, “A flown page from Gemini V, Charles Conrad, Jr.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Molly Brown patch from Grissom’s collection 188. Gemini 3. Original embroidered Gemini 3 mission patch, measuring 3.5˝ in diameter, affectionately referring to the capsule as “The Molly Brown.” Patch is affixed to the center of a letter of authenticity from Betty Grissom which reads, “The attached cloth emblem is one of the originals made at the request of my husband for his Gemini 3 flight. Gus had lost his Mercury capsule after a short circuit blew the hatch. Molly Brown, the ‘unsinkable’ heroine from the Broadway musical, seemed the best choice by my husband for the name of his Gemini spacecraft. NASA never officially named Gemini 3 Molly Brown, but the name was enthusiastically used by the press during coverage of the March 23, 1965 flight.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Gemini 71


Flown patch with the mission’s controversial slogan 190. Gemini 5. Flown embroidered Gemini 5 mission patch, 4˝ in di-

ameter, picturing a Conestoga wagon with the motto “8 Days or Bust,” on the wagon. Signed on the reverse, “Flown on Gemini V, Gordon Cooper.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Cooper stating “This patch flew in space from August 21-29, 1965. I was spacecraft commander.” In fine condition. Gemini 5 was the first mission to have an embroidered patch. However, the design was deemed unacceptable by NASA and had to be covered over on the crew’s patches with plain cloth. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Dave Scott’s flown Fliteline medallion from the dangerous Gemini 8 mission

192. Gemini 8. Flown heat shield from the Gemini VIII space capsule. Shield fragment measures 1 x 1.75 x 1.25, with the upper portion charred and melted from the intense heat of re-entry. Fragment is affixed to a 5.5 x 2.5 wooden mount with a plaque that reads, “Heat shield from Gemini VIII, Armstrong–Scott, March 16, 1966.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 193. Gemini 9. Vintage glossy 10 x 8 NASA photo of Gemini 9 crew members Tom Stafford and Gene Cernan, and back-up pilot Buzz Aldrin working out, signed later in black felt tip by all three. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

191. Gemini 8. Flown gold-plated Fliteline medallion, approximately

one inch in diameter, flown aboard the Gemini 8 mission. One side bears a raised insignia of the mission, with reverse engraved “First to dock in space. 16, March, 1966.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott which reads, in part: “I hereby certify that the gold-plated Gemini VIII medallion included with this letter was flown aboard the Gemini VIII mission…This medallion has been in my personal collection since we returned from the mission.” Condition is mint state. Gemini VIII completed the world’s first orbital docking. What followed the successful docking by Armstrong were some of the most hair-raising few minutes in space-program history. The Gemini VIII capsule, still docked to the Agena, began rolling continuously. Never having faced this in simulation, the crew undocked from the Agena. The problem was a stuck thruster on the spacecraft, which now tumbled even faster at the dizzying rate of one revolution per second. The only way to stop the motion was to use the capsule’s reentry control thrusters, which meant that Armstrong and Scott had to cut short their mission and make an emergency return to Earth 10 hours after launch. Provenance: Dave Scott. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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194. Gemini 9. Color vintage

glossy 10 x 8 photo of Gemini 9 crew members clowning around in the White Room before their postponed mission, with Buzz Aldrin standing by, signed later in black felt tip by Gene Cernan, Tom Stafford, and Buzz Aldrin. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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195. Gemini 10. Uncommon color 10 x 8 NASA photo of the Gemini X crew posing in their spacesuits, signed in black felt tip by John Young and Michael Collins. In fine condition, with a few dings along the top edge. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

196. Gemini 11. Flown Gemini 11 embroidered mission patch, measuring 4.25˝ long, signed on the reverse in black ink by Charles Conrad. Accompanied by a handwritten letter of authenticity from Conrad which states “This Gemini XI patch flew aboard Gemini XI during the period 12 to 15 September, 1966. Charles Conrad, Jr. Cdr. Gemini XI.” In fine condition. Flown items from the Gemini missions are uncommon. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Gemini. Official NASA Gemini Summary Conference Slides manual used at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, in February of 1967, 8 x 10.5, bound by two staples along the left edge, featuring photos, illustrations, and graphs relevant to the mission. In very good condition, with block of toning, creasing, and light rubbing to the front cover. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

198. Gemini. Set of 20 different blueprints for various systems of the Gemini Capsule, 17 x 11, including power systems, “retrograde sequential system,” “post impact sequential system,” “communications system,” “ASCS thrust control and sequencing,” “instrumentation system,” “periscope system,” “clock system,” and “bio-medical system.” A central vertical fold, toning to the borders, and a rusty binding staple to the upper left corner, otherwise fine condition. Provenance: Aurora Auction, November 2003, The Deke Slayton Estate collection. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Gemini Model.

Scarce limited edition aircraft manufacturer’s desk model of a Gemini space capsule, #6/79. This 1/30 scale model measures 5.25˝ high and sits on a 7 x 5 wooden base bearing a small plaque and also holds a replica of the St. Louis arch. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

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200. Gemini Schedules. Brad-bound manual titled “Gemini Program Schedules,” 10 x 11.5, with operation schedules for five spacecraft, as well as assorted charts, memos, and schematics. In very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 201. Aldrin, Cooper, and Gordon. Signed book: Project Gemini: A Chronology. NASA SP-4002. Washington, D. C.: NASA, 1969. Softcover, 8 x 10.25, 307 pages. Signed on the front cover in silver ink by Gordon Cooper, Buzz Aldrin, and Richard Gordon, who adds “Gemini XI.” In fine condition, with some scattered light wear to covers and spine. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 202. Bill Anders. Color 10 x 8 NASA photo of NASA’s Group 3

astronauts, with Anders seated in the front row holding a model of the Command Module, signed in black felt tip, “Enjoyed working with you on the SESL ORI—Bill Anders.” Photo also bears pre-printed signatures of all the astronauts in the lower border. In fine condition, with a bit of light contrast to portion of sentiment. The SESL (Space Environment Simulation Laboratory) was built at Johnson Space Center in 1965 to conduct thermal-vacuum testing for the Apollo command and service modules, Apollo lunar modules, and other space craft, and ORI stands

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for Operational Readiness Inspection. Photo comes from the estate of a quality engineer with whom Anders worked on SESL soon after he joined the astronaut program. Anders is the most difficult autograph to obtain of all living astronauts! Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

203. Charlie Bassett. Selected to be the two-man crew of Gemini 9, Bassett and Elliot See were killed on February 28, 1966, when their T-38 trainer jet crashed into McDonnell Aircraft Building 101. Color vintage 8 x 10 NASA photo, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Louis Puzara, with my best wishes, Charlie Bassett.” Light to moderate contrast to signature and inscription, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 204. Phil Chapman. First Australian-born American astronaut (b. 1935) who spent five years in NASA Astronaut Group 6. Scarce color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Chapman in his white spacesuit, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Randall, Phil Chapman.” In fine condition, with a light crease to the upper left. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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205. Edward Givens.

Group 5 astronaut (1930– 1967) who briefly served on the Apollo 7 support crew before being killed in an automobile accident. Scarce commemorative cover with a cachet honoring the first Apollo sub-orbital mission, signed in black ballpoint, “Edw G. Givens Jr.” In fine condition. Due to his untimely death, Givens is one of the toughest astronaut signatures to acquire. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

206. Richard Gordon.

Original commemorative portfolio entitled Gemini 11: You Were There, 8 x 10.5, September 15, 1966, signed on the front cover in black felt tip, “Richard Gordon, A ship that was there when we needed it!” A portfolio distributed to members of the USS Guam recovery team, featuring various images of the recovery. The first page is a printed dedication. In fine condition, with a light creasing to the upper right border of the front cover, some mild scattered soiling, and light rust spots to the metal binding inside. Accompanied by a glossy 8 x 10 photo of Richard Gordon and Charles Conrad after the recovery with inherent printed signatures. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

207. Richard Gordon. Limit-

ed edition Gemini 11 replica flight plan, #47/50. An exact replica of the actual flown Gemini 11 Flight Plan including the paper stock, graphics, binder rings and even the Velcro strips on the cover. Signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “Replica of the original Gemini XI flight plan, Richard Gordon PLT,” and also signed on a label affixed to the back cover by artist Linda Gordon. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

208. Gus Grissom. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of the lift off

of Gemini 3, carrying Grissom and John Young into orbit, signed in blue ballpoint by Grissom. Some scattered light creases, surface marks, and impressions, and a few spots to finish, otherwise fine condition. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

209. Robert Lawrence. First African-

American astronaut (1935–1967) who was killed in a crash of an F-104 Starfighter at Edwards Air Force Base. Rare commemorative cover with a cachet honoring Project Gemini, signed in blue ballpoint, “Robert H. Lawrence, Jr.” In fine condition, with some mild toning and a light pencil and adhesive remnant to bottom edge. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

210. James Lovell. Color satinfinish 8 x 10 photo of Lovell in his space suit prior to the launch of Gemini 7, signed in black felt tip, “James Lovell, Gemini 7.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

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Oversized flown American flag 211. James Lovell. Flown uncommon oversized printed fabric American flag, 17.75 x 11, carried on board the Gemini 7 spacecraft in December of 1965. Signed on a white stripe “This American flag was flown aboard Gemini 7 Dec 1965, James Lovell.” In fine condition, with a central vertical fold and a few creases. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from James Lovell. Pilot Lovell and Commander Frank Borman would become the first humans to circle the moon on Apollo 8 just three years later in December, 1968. Retaining its vibrant color, this is a much larger example than usually seen. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1960s knee pad clipboard used by Jim McDivitt 212. Jim McDivitt. During his years as a test pilot and before becoming an astronaut, Jim McDivitt used this ‘knee pad’ during his flights. The pad measures 6 x 9.5 x 3 with a built-in red-domed light (not tested), and a buckled strap for attachment around the upper leg, marked “U.S. Property/ Type MSU-163P Clipboard, Pilot’s” and manufactured by Elbe File and Binder Co. There is a Pilot Identification label on the left side with a handwritten notation “MCDIVITT.” Accompanied by an annotated “Pilot’s Flight Plan and Flight Log” page and a wooden pencil. Also accompanied by a certificate authenticity from Novaspace. A useful piece of test pilot equipment with the important connection to the Gemini 4 and Apollo 9 commander. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

213. Ed White. Homemade souvenir commemorative cover with an affixed

cachet honoring space travel, bearing a May 15, 1963, Cape Canaveral postmark, signed in black ink, “Best wishes, Edward H. White II.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Schirra’s PPK manifest for Gemini 6, submitted to Deke Slayton for approval 214. Wally Schirra. Wally Schirra’s handwritten Gemini VI PPK manifest, in pencil, one

page, 2.75 x 5. This list was submitted pre-flight to Deke Slayton, Chief of the Astronaut Office. Schirra lists 11 different items to be included in his PPK, among them “33rd Degree Masonic Ring (Dad),” “Miniature Gemini s/c,” “Fla. Hunting license,” “20 Gold medals,” “various flags,” and “15 GTA-6 patches.” A ballpoint notation “Wally,” is at the top in another hand. In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold and some scattered light creases. Accompanied by certificates of authenticity from Jo Schirra and Farthest Reaches Inc., stating the list comes from Schirra’s personal collection. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

216. Clifton Williams. 215. Elliot See. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of See in a jacket and tie, signed in black ink. A slight crease to the upper left corner and light block of toning to the right border, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Group Three astronaut (1932–1967) who died in a crash of a NASA T-38 jet trainer near Tallahassee, Florida. Rare color vintage 8 x 10 NASA photo of Williams posing in a jacket and tie with a model of a rocket, signed in black felt tip, “With sincere best wishes—C. Williams.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Gemini 10 flown New Zealand flag 217. John Young. Flown printed fabric New Zealand national flag,

6 x 4, flown aboard Gemini 10, signed in silver ink “Flown GT–10, John W. Young.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Hasselblad camera made exclusively for NASA’s use on the Apollo lunar program 218. Apollo Hasselblad Camera. Apollo-era Hasselblad 70 mm EL Data camera intended for application on the lunar surface, “P/N SEB 33100040-301, S/N 1038,” with attached film magazine, “P/N 33101018-301, S/N 1039,” as well as a Carl Zeiss 80 mm lens. Back of the magazine bears two labels which read, “Earth Obs,” and “IFO2,” as well as two small squares of Velcro. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from NASA Aerial, Instrumentation and Motion Picture photographer Dick Williamson, which reads, in part: “I have examined the 70 mm Hasselblad camera… the attached film magazine…and the Carl Zeiss 80 mm lens…This equipment was made by Hasselblad exclusively for NASA’s use on the Apollo lunar program. I feel certain that this camera flew in the Apollo command service module during one or more lunar flights…” Flown provenance has not been positively established by RR Auction. There are also several distinctive features and markings on the equipment: 1) The camera contains a ‘reso plate,’ which is an exclusive feature of lunar cameras. It is a glass plate that creates small horizontal and vertical crossed lines in the photograph, 2) There are two pieces of white Velcro on the back of the film magazine that were used to attach the magazine to a firm surface in the command service module… and 3) the magazine is marked ‘IFO2,’ and ‘EARTH OBS’ to indicate its use.” In fine condition, with scattered light wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $500)

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Scarce Block II command module rotation control 219. Apollo Rotation Hand Grip Controller. Rare Apollo

Rotation Hand Grip Controller. Controller housing measures 7.25 x 5.5 x 3, is labeled on the face “1,” with its attached umbilical measuring 13.3˝ long. Also referred to as attitude controller or rotation hand control, this was used for controlling the spacecraft attitude. Handle pivots at the palm for pitch up/down, through the center of the handle for yaw left/right, and inside the housing for roll left/right. Levers in front of the handle lock the handle or unlock it for operation. Handle is missing the trigger switch which would activate the astronaut’s headset. Modified with “internal mechanical interface material changes to preclude stress corrosion.” (Rockwell specification ME901-0704-0802). Honeywell identification plates to one side identify part as “Rotation Control, Honeywell Part No. CG166H8, Rockwell spec. ME901-0704-0702, Serial No. 10028AAK1060, Manufacture Date 10 June 1969.” Modification Identification: “Honeywell Part No. CG166H9, Rockwell spec. ME901-0704-0802, Acceptance Date 6-15-73.” Joint connecting to the housing has its Beta cloth cover, with plastic tag labeled “P1,” other end retaining its protective metal cap. Actual flown handles from missions are prized possessions of the astronauts in their private collections, and very difficult to come by for private collectors. To obtain such a rare and early Block II Rotational Control handle is a unique opportunity and makes for a fine display piece in any Apollo-era collection. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

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Apollo.

Hand painted animation cel, 12.25 x 10, showing a command module approaching a lunar module ascent stage. Cel was used during the Apollo missions to show a simulation of what was occurring to the television audience. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

222. Apollo. An eclectic

mix of approximately 40 pieces of paper currency, coins, and novelty pieces accumulated by Gene Cernan during a 1973 trip around the world; Apollo 15 and 16 DOD Support booklets; a softcover copy of On Course to the Stars, signed and inscribed by Blanche and Don Chaffee, Roger Chaffee’s parents; a commemorative display featuring a United States 29-cent postage stamp, 1 x 1.5, issued on August 31, 1992, honoring Theodore von Karman. Stamp is removably incorporated into an Apollo 01 commemorative display, featuring five coins of different denominations issued in 1967, to an overall size of 6.75 x 9.5; a lot of 36 unsigned vintage glossy NASA photos, both 8 x 10 and 10 x 8. Photos cover a wide range of subjects including mission and equipment preparations, crew photos, artist’s renditions of moon landings, training, and moon missions; and an 8 x 10 commemorative plaque, presented to Jim McDivitt, for his part in the Apollo 11 mission. In overall fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

223. Apollo. Scarce Apollo Mission

221. Apollo. Nine items: complete set of 12 matchbooks, each com-

memorating one of the Apollo missions plus one honoring presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon; deck of Kennedy Space Center playing cards featuring the Apollo 11 logo; two approximately 3.25 x 2.75 replicas of the plaque left on the lunar surface by the Apollo 11 crew; and a 6.5-inch long souvenir letter opener picturing a space shuttle; an Apollo 16 splashdown dinner menu, 5.25 x 8, two pages, for a celebration aboard the USS Ticonderoga, with the Apollo 16 astronauts as the guests of honor. Menu features many ‘space-related’ food items, including “Hadley Rille Green Salad,” “Taurus Littrow Grown Beef Steaks,” “Sonic Boom Baked Moon Rocks w/ Soure Creme,” and “Moon Mist Champagne from the ‘Sea of Nectar”; and a printed prayer on an off-white 8.5 x 11 sheet, offered aboard the Ticonderoga on the occasion of the recovery of Apollo 16, signed at the bottom in black ink by Lex L. Davis, Commander, Chaplain Corps, of the US Navy; limitededition Apollo 14 souvenir mini-coin, .5-inch diameter, commemorating the 1971 flight. The coin was made from a special melt of silver into which was placed 10,000 grains of silver carried aboard Apollo 14 on its voyage around the moon. The souvenir was originally presented to members of the Franklin Mint Collectors Society; and a Zippo ® lighter, 1.25 x 2.25 x .25, featuring the General Electric and Apollo Systems Department logos. The artifact was presented as a souvenir by General Electric. In overall fine condition, with the expected wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100 )

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Simulator Maintenance and Repair Procedures Manual, General Precision Inc., Section VIII, housed in a three-ring binder, measuring 10.25 x 11.5, and full of schematic diagrams. Beginning of the manual states “The Apollo Mission Simulator Visual System is designed to provide the astronaut with realistic “out the window” displays such as would be experienced during any phase of an actual Apollo mission. Simulation of the earth, moon, stars, spacecraft (in two windows) and other true to life images ranging from five feet to infinity is accomplished optically and electronically...The scenes viewed through the telescope and sextant duplicate the scenes...which might be viewed from the operational spacecraft in size, general appearances and relative distance.” In very good condition with overall toning. First time we have seen this volume. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Apollo. Eleven photos of various finishes, including four color NASA photos, each approximately 8 x 10 or 10 x 8, including three photos of the moon, one photo of Lyndon B. Johnson, one photo of Richard Nixon, and NASA photos of the Apollo 10 capsule, Apollo 4 crew, and Apollo 9 mission. In overall fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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225. Apollo. A red streamer, measuring 3 x 14.5,

with “Remove Before Flight” printed on the front, and numbered DTT 575118, and return if found instructions printed on the reverse. In fine condition, with a few fold and creases. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from C. L. ‘Buddy’ Corbin of the Apollo Launch Team. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

228. Apollo A7L Suit Liner. Apollo A7L Suit Liner, made by Inter226. Apollo. One

block of 40 8-cent stamps, 9 x 10.25, with images honoring the Apollo space program. In fine condition, with the left border folded and light paper loss to the upper corner, not affecting any stamps. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

national Latex Corporation. Suit bears a manufacturer’s label inside the collar which reads, “Spec. CP 2001 liner assembly PGA, A7L-107000-07 MODEL NO. 2001…SERIAL 004 DATE 4/68 CONTRACT NO. nas 9-6100 Nasa 74897,” with the size having been blocked out. Suit has a Velcro opening on the back, with Velcro at the arm cuffs also. In very good condition, with scattered soiling and wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

227. Apollo Thruster Nozzle. LR-101 thruster nozzle, the type used on the Mercury Atlas as the Vernier Thruster. Nozzle measures 14.25˝ long, with the nozzle having a diameter of 5˝. Nozzle appears unused, with stamped assembly number on the rim of the base. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Exceptional NASA contracted high-fidelity space suit mock-up 229. Apollo A7L Space Suit Mock-Up.

Fantastic and very detailed NASA KSC PAO contracted (by blueprint) high fidelity, model mock-up of the Apollo A7L spacesuit. The one-piece off-white suit has the blue helmet collar, blue and red flanges, connectors, and two hoses, detachable utility and checklist pockets on the legs, zipper pocket on the chest, penlight pocket on the left arm, and a NASA and American flag patch. This suit was used by NASA PAO for public educational, space center lobby displays, and at the KSC’s Spaceport USA now known as KSCVC. Just about as close to acquiring a real NASA space suit as you can get. RRAuction COA.‌(MB $500)

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230. Apollo AC Control Box and Sensor Assembly. Apollo-era AC

Control Box and AC Sensor Assembly, approximately 14 x 8 x 5, consisting of a “Box Assy-A C Power Control Unit,” S/N 063b2AAJ0431, a “Sensor, AC Over/Undervoltage,” by Autonetics, complete with manufacturer’s label, S/N 101740469BHA. The assembly sat on the output side of the three AC inverters to select the individual AC output from each of the 3 onboard inverters for application on the spacecraft’s electrical bus, and to report (via alarms on the Apollo Main Display console) either an undervoltage or overvoltage condition generated as a result of an inverter not converting DC to AC voltage properly or because the DC input (supplied by the fuel cells), or improper/lost timing to the inverters and complete with the sensor’s relays. The assembly has three North American Rockwell tags tied to one end, dating from 1967-1975, for the control unit. In very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

231. Apollo Adapter. Apollo program electrical adapter in original packaging and box. Cylindrical adapter measures approximately 5.5˝ long with “North American Aviation, Inc. Space and Information Systems Division” tag, and inspection stamp dated 12/6/67. Box label includes NAS9-150, the Apollo program contract number, and packaging date of 4/68. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Fourteen astronauts lend their names and missions to a scarce Hyatt Apollo model 232. Apollo Astronauts. A model of the Apollo command/ service module and escape tower, 20.75” tall, made by the Walter J Hyatt Company for the North American Aviation, Inc. with their and NASA’s logos on the 6.75” diameter base. Signed in black felt tip on the accompanying lunar shroud, which stands nine inches tall, by 14 Apollo astronauts. Signers are: Buzz Aldrin, John Young, Walt Cunningham, Frank Borman, Jim McDivitt, Gene Cernan (2), Dave Scott, James Lovell, Richard Gordon, Alan Bean, Fred Haise, Edgar Mitchell, Al Worden, and Charlie Duke. All have added their respective missions, and almost all have also added the names of their command and lunar modules. In fine condition, with scattered toning to model. Accompanied by a CD with photos of Aldrin, Bean, Cernan, Duke, Haise, Lovell, and Mitchell taken at time of signing. This model is scarce and highly sought-after on its own, let alone with signatures of 14 astronauts who piloted this spacecraft. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Project apollo 85


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Previously classified Apollo/Saturn-Early Shuttle Range Safety Equipment 233. Apollo and Early Shuttle Code Plugs. Extremely critical

Apollo/Saturn and early Space Shuttle Range Safety equipment, used by NASA on all the Apollo/Saturn flights as well as the first six space shuttle flights. This analog system was used in the case of a launch emergency necessitating the destruction of the spacecraft in the event of a major malfunction. Items included are: SRS Decoder Breakout Box Assembly,10 x 7 x 7, with the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center label affixed to the front. The Secure Range Safety Decoder, 7.25 x 3 x 4, manufactured by Avco Corporation. The Secure Range Safety Command Decoder receives a sequence of tones that are decoded according the wiring of a code plug to initiate vehicle destruction in the case of emergency. The coded sequence is Top Secret prior to launch. The input to the Command Decoder is received from the Secure Range Safety Command Receiver. The Digital Command Receiver, 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5, with its NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center label affixed to the top. The Secure Range Safety Command Receiver, was designed to receive a sequence of tones that are used to destruct the vehicle in the case of emergency. The output of the Command Receiver is fed into the Secure Range Safety Command Decoder which looks for the proper sequence of tones. The In Line DRSCS A/B Breakout Box. This Digital Range Safety Command System box measures 11 x 7 x 2.5, with multiple connections,

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including one labeled “Destruct 2.” Box retains its original manufacturer’s label, as well as an additional modification label. Six very important, and formerly classified, handmade plugs, three gold (flight) and three red, two marked for shuttle, (test). These plugs are handmade with real gold. The Marshall Space Flight Center SRS Decoder Log Book. Equipment is also accompanied by several operational and informational manuals. One is the Avco instructional manual for the decoder, which states the purpose of the equipment is to “provide the means for a Range Safety Officer or other ground based operator to command the vehicle control system to perform certain thrust termination or mission abort functions with a high degree of security (protection) against unfriendly intentional interrogation (or unintentional false alarms).” Other manuals include titles such as “Command Destruct System Space Transportation System”; “Apollo/Saturn V Range Safety Checkout System”; “Eastern and Western Range 127-1 Range Safety Requirements”; as well as manuals for the SRS Command Test Coder, Digital Range Safety Checkout Equipment, and Handbook for Motorola Range Safety Receiver. In fine overall condition. A very rare opportunity to acquire a formerly classified piece of important, and fortunately unused, NASA equipment. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

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Paying tribute to the lunar modules including Eagle, Falcon, and Snoopy 234. Apollo Astronauts. Color 13.75 x 11 Grum-

man plate print, titled at the bottom, “Plate 1. Apollo Lunar Module (Astronaut deploying ALSEP),” signed in black felt tip by 10 Apollo astronauts: “Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI Eagle”; “Dave Scott, Apollo 15 ‘Falcon’”; “Walt Cunningham LMP Apollo 7”; “Fred Haise Apollo 13 LMP”; “Charlie Duke Apollo 16 ‘Orion’”; “Gene Cernan, Apollo XVII Challenger, Apollo X Snoopy”; “Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14, Antares”; “Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9 ‘Spider’”; “James Lovell Apollo 13 Aquarius”; and “Alan Bean, Apollo 12 ‘Intrepid.’” In fine condition. Accompanied by a CD with photos of Aldrin, Bean, Haise, Mitchell, Scott, and Duke taken at time of signing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Ten astronauts add their vehicle names to a choice Grumman LM contractor’s model 235. Apollo Astronauts.

Grumman Apollo Lunar Module Contractor’s model, manufactured for Grumman by Precise Models, Inc. prior to the Apollo 11 moon landing. The two-piece LM is removable from the base, made of injection-molded plastic, and is approximately 6” tall and 10” across. It accurately separates into Ascent and Descent Stages and has numerous tiny projecting parts. The 10.25” diameter black base has color logos of both Grumman and NASA with the text “Lunar Module” printed near the edge. Signed on the base in silver ink by ten Apollo astronauts. Signers are: “Gene Cernan, Apollo X–Snoopy; Apollo XVII–Challenger,” “Dave Scott Apollo 9, Apollo 15 ‘Falcon’ ‘Spider,’” “Charlie Duke, Apollo 16, Orion,” “James Lovell Apollo 13 CDR Aquarius,” “Jim McDivitt Apollo 9 CDR ‘Spider,’” “Edgar Mitchell Apollo 14 LMP Antares,” “Rusty Schweickart Apollo 9 LMP ‘Spider,’” “Alan Bean Apollo 12, Intrepid,’” “Fred Haise Apollo 13 Aquarius,” and “Buzz Aldrin Apollo XI Eagle.” In fine condition, with some scattered light surface wear to base. Model comes with its original shipping box. Accompanied by a CD of photos of the astronauts taken at time of signing and a certificate of authenticity from Novaspace for the McDivitt signature. These desirable models are often found with severe yellowing due to age and light exposure; this one is a very presentable off-white color. Missing parts are another problem often found; this model appears to be complete. A great gathering of space pioneers all paying homage to their particular modules. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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236. Apollo Astronauts. Original NASA/Grumman Apollo Lunar Module brochure, 8 x 10, featuring eight clear acetate pages with detailed color illustrations of the Lunar Module, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Gene Cernan, Fred Haise, Charlie Duke, Alan Bean, Edgar Mitchell, Dave Scott, Buzz Aldrin, James Lovell, and Rusty Schweickart, with each astronaut adding the name of his mission and all but Aldrin adding the name of his Lunar Module. In fine condition, with mild scattered creases and light toning to the borders. Accompanied by a CD with photos of seven of the astronauts taken at time of signing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

238. Apollo Astronauts. Original NASA/Grumman Apollo Lunar Module Transgraphic Brochure. This brochure measures 8 x 10 and features eight clear acetate pages with detailed color illustrations of the Lunar Module (LM) having 118 numbered components which are identified by a legend on the trailing end paper. Signed on the front cover in felt tip and ballpoint by Buzz Aldrin, Tom Stafford, Alan Bean, and Charlie Duke, each adding their lunar module number. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

237. Apollo Astronauts. Maga-

photo of the Earthrise taken from Apollo 8, signed in black felt tip by James Lovell, Edgar Mitchell, Richard Gordon, Charlie Duke, and Frank Borman, and signed in silver ink by Gene Cernan. In fine condition, with a few scattered light surface marks and Mitchell’s signature a few shades light, but completely legible. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

zine entitled “The Astronauts & Their Families,” printed in 1965 by World Book Encyclopedia Science Service, 71 pages. Signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Alan Bean, Walt Cunningham, and Richard Gordon, and in blue ballpoint by Buzz Aldrin. In fine condition, with several creases and light wear to front cover, some light creasing and foxing to inside pages, and light overall handling wear. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

239. Apollo Astronauts. Color 10 x 8 NASA

240. Apollo Astronauts. Limited edition replica Apollo rotational hand control-

ler, #AP3/1500, affixed to a 5 x 8 wooden base, with two small plaques affixed to the base and a “Class III Not for Flight,” label affixed to the controller. Signed on the controller in blue felt tip, “Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14,” and in black felt tip, “Dave Scott, Apollo 9, Apollo 15,” and signed on the wooden base in gold ink, “Alan Bean,” “Richard Gordon,” “Gene Cernan, Apollo X-XVII,” and “Walt Cunningham, Apollo 7.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a CD with photos of Cernan, Mitchell, and Scott taken at time of signing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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241. Apollo Astronauts. Ink and felt tip signatures of 15 Apollo

astronauts on two 5 x 7 pieces of off-white foamcore, with each piece of foamcore bearing a 4˝ diameter American Space Week 1986 Apollo Reunion commemorative patch. Signers are: Bill Anders, Michael Collins, James Lovell, Ron Evans, Al Worden, Stu Roosa, Gene Cernan, Dick Gordon, Rusty Schweickart, Donn Eisele (ins), Walt Cunningham, Buzz Aldrin, Alan Shepard, Charlie Duke (ins), and Charles Conrad. Both pieces are framed to an overall size of 15.25 x 11.25. Most signatures a shade or two light, but still completely legible, Anders’s signature very light, but mostly legible, and a mild shade of toning to both pieces, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A dozen Apollo astronauts, including six moonwalkers, notate an Apollo 11 chart 242. Apollo Astronauts. Apollo 11 Translunar/Transearth Trajectory Plotting chart, 23.75 x 20, dated June 23, 1969, originally from the Trimble estate, with pencil notations from the Apollo 11 mission, signed in various color felt tip by 12 Apollo astronauts. Signers are: “The All-American Boys, Walt Cunningham, LMP Apollo 7”; “Fred Hasie, LMP Apollo 13 Odyssey Aquarius”; “James Lovell, Apollo 8 CMD, Apollo 13 Cdr ‘Lost Moon’”; “Al Worden, Apollo 15 CMP, First deep space walk 200,000 miles from Earth (Hello Earth—Greetings from Endeavour)”; “Jim McDivitt, Apollo 9 CDR, Spider, Gumdrop”; “We copy you down Eagle, Charlie Duke, Apollo XI Capcom, Apollo 16 LMP, Moonwalker”; “Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI LMP ‘Contact Light’”; “Alan Bean, LMP Apollo 12 4th man on the Moon, ‘Heavenly Reflections’”; “Richard Gordon Apollo XII CMP, Gemini XI Pilot”; “Gene Cernan, Apollo X, Apollo XVII ‘Last man on the Moon’”; “Dave Scott Apollo 15 #7 on Moon ‘Two sides of the moon’”; and “Edgar Mitchell Apollo 14 LMP 6th man on the moon, ‘The Way of the Explorer.’” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold and scattered light creases and wrinkles. Accompanied by a CD with photos taken at time of signing. A great collection of astronauts, all of whom have added extra notations regarding their missions. This chart is from the George Trimble Estate and has pencil notations made during the Apollo 11 flight. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Project apollo 89


243. Apollo Boot Mock-Up. NASA KSC PAO contracted

(by blueprint) high fidelity, model mock-up of the Apollo A7L outer moon boot. Boot measures 12.75˝ long, and is comprised of a one-piece rubber/silicone inner and outer sole, a Beta cloth throat which closes with two Velcro straps, and with several metal straps along the top edge. This boot was used by NASA’s PAO for public educational, space center lobby displays, and at the KSC’s Spaceport USA now known as KSCVC. Areas of the cloth separating from the sole, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Very rare and extremely critical Apollo Buddy Secondary Life Support System 244. Apollo Buddy Secondary Life Support System (BSLSS). Very likely

one-of-a-kind Apollo Buddy Secondary Life Support System. Part is designated Class III for training, with “Class III” etched into suit connector. This system was designed to go from space suit to space suit in an emergency on the lunar surface, to supply LCG cooling water to two astronauts using one PLSS. The system includes an umbilical cord which measures almost 8.5 feet long, consisting of a blue flow-dividing connector at one end, with an ordinary connector at one end coupled with a receptacle to accept a second PLSS water connector, which leads to two parallel plastic tubes inside. Tubes are surrounded by hand-stitched Beta cloth. Two metal lanyards are attached to the hose by stitched brown webbing to provide strain relief for the umbilical. The entire hose is accompanied by its snap-up Beta cloth thermally insulated stowage bag with lanyard used for storage. During the first two moon landings, the astronauts never ventured more than a kilometer from the lunar module, and in fact Armstrong and Aldrin didn’t venture more than 60 meters from the lander. Future missions were designed for farther EVA’s particularly with the inclusion of the lunar rover on later missions. First used on Apollo 14, these contingency systems would be stored in several locations during the lunar landing portion of the missions in the LEM, the MET, LRV LMP’s top of the back of the seat, and on the PLSS backpack. In case one astronaut’s PLSS went down during an EVA, the second astronaut could hook into his system sharing coolant until they could return to the LM. Flown systems such as this were left on the lunar surface. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

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245. Apollo Cable. Apollo-era

Oxygen Hose assembly. White rubber oxygen hose with blue anodized aluminum air and communications couplings at both ends, measures a little over 10 feet long, and marked: “Hose AssemblyOxygen; R.E. Darling Co., Inc. MFD 68,” and “MFR P/N REDAR-A10712--1.” In fine condition. Redar provided much of the exclusive life support equipment for the Gemini and Apollo programs, and for use in the Lunar Excursion Module and Lunar backpacks. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

246. Apollo Cocoa. Unflown and unopened packet of cocoa. Sizable amount of cocoa is contained in its 3.5 x 13 pouch, with drinking nozzle at the top. Label near bottom reads, “Cocoa 5 oz. hot water. 5-10 minutes.” In fine condition, with expected age wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

248. Apollo Communications Carrier Electronic Module. An Apollo-

era Communications Carrier Electronic Module(CCEM), Part No. 16495G-02, S/N 286. This module is the hardware component of the Communications Carrier Assembly, more commonly known as the ‘Snoopy Cap.’ It consists of earphones and microphones for both the right side and the left side. The two sides are joined with a 10.5˝ wiring harness. In addition the right side has a wiring harness with a connector at the end for connecting to the spacecraft umbilical cable. The electronics for the earphones and microphones are contained within blue molded rubber enclosures, with molded recesses for the earphones. These rubber enclosures would be held in place over the astronaut’s ears while wearing the ‘Snoopy Cap’. The wire harnesses are covered with Teflon fabric, which is the same fabric used for the ‘Snoopy Cap.’ In fine condition, with unit missing the right side microphone boom, and right side earphone rubber has been cut for a repair, and then sealed again. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

247. Apollo Command Module. Apollo strut assembly, possibly for the command module descent stage. Strut measures 53˝ long, with five metal collars (three full and two half), all numbered “V34-590239-11, July 30, 1969.” Metal strut is numbered “V34-590204.” RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Desirable Saturn 1 Analog Flight Control Computer

249. Apollo Saturn I Analog Flight Control Computer. Huge Apollo-era control computer. Computer measures 12.5 x 24 x 8, and weighs 53 pounds. Side panel bears a Marshall Space Flight Center label which reads, “Control Computer; Pt No. 50M-31999; Ser No. 009; MFD By Astr-N,” and also bearing a red NASA KSC Display label. In very good condition. This Saturn 1 analog flight control computer was built in-house at Marshall Space Flight Center. The computer received attitude signals from the stable platform, rated gyros as well as angle of attack information from body, fixed accelerometers, and translated commands from the guidance computer to provide input to the four outboard gimbaled H-1 engine on the first stage (there were also 4 non-gimbaled inboard engines). Upon closer inspection of the cards, there are hand written letters: “P” for “Pitch”, “R” for Roll, and “Y” for Yaw—these were the 3 axis of control which the computer, via command gimbaling of the engines, employed to adjust the the Saturn 1 launch vehicle’s flight trajectory. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

Apollo Astro Comm display panel 250. Apollo Control Panel.

Apollo Astro Comm Display control panel. stamped on the reverse with a Ge assembly number, measuring 10.5 x 19 x 6. Panel is headed at the top, “Astro Comm Display,” with six rows of eight indicator lights, with 16 lights labeled, including “Access Arm Retracted,” “Firing Command,” and “Ignition.” Rows of lights are designated for the CSM, LEM, and Prelaunch and Mission Milestones, and five buttons at the bottom, with a sixth button missing. In overall very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

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Lunar Module panel 8 mock-up

251. Apollo Control Panel. Apollo-era control panel face for Lunar Module Panel 8, 30 x 7.5, used as a mock-up or for a simulator, with 15 switches, several for audio controls, six labeled “Explosive Devices,” including “DES Start,” “Ascent,” and “Master Arm.” Panel 8 hosted the controls and displays for pyrotechnic devices, decent propulsion and audio controls. In fine condition. A neat item which could have been used by some of the moonwalkers. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Huge mission countdown clock 252. Apollo Countdown Clock. NASA

Countdown clock measuring 19 x 18.5 x 7.25. This digital countdown clock is a stack of two separate digital readouts, the first of which is labeled “Countdown 1” with display panels for mission, minutes, and seconds; and the second readout, labeled “Countdown 2” with displays for hours, minutes, and seconds. A partial label on front reads: “Property of USAF PAN/AM/ ASD 08(606)-68C-0040.” Handwritten on the side in black marker is: “8158-7323 A6838/8.” There are six pin-type connectors on the rear that would connect to communication cables. In fine overall condition, with expected wear. A great space relic which relayed vital information to the controller. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

253. Apollo Earth Orbital Experiments. Apollo Earth Orbital

Experiments booklet, 8 x 10.5, August 1, 1966. A publication prepared by the Experiments Program Office that outlines experimental procedures and contains images of equipment. Some foxing to the right border of the front cover and two rusted binding staples to the left border, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

254. Apollo Flight Pouch. Small Beta

cloth flight pouch, 2.25 x 2.75 x 1, labeled on the top of the cover in red ink “III,” S/N SED4-6108401-701, with a Velcro strip to keep cover closed and two snaps on the reverse. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

255. Apollo Handbook of Lunar Soils. Un-

bound Handbook of Lunar Soils, Part I: Apollo 11–15 handbook, 8.5 x 11, dated July 1983, 421 pages. Introduction states “The purpose of this handbook is to serve as a data base for the material properties of lunar soils. It is a resource for present and future sample investigators in selecting soil samples for detailed study, for investigators conducting syntheses studies, and for scientist and engineers designing manufacturing processes utilizing lunar soil.” RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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256. Apollo Heart Rate Gauge.

Interesting Apollo-era heart rate gauge, approximately 1.5 x 5 x 5, made by Triplett Co. with a graduated white face and two red adjustable indicators to establish safe heart rate levels. Gauge is labeled inside “Beats per Minute,” with mounting screws on the reverse and several output connectors. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

258. Apollo Lunar Bit. Training used Apollo Center Cut Lunar Bit, 2.5˝ long, used for taking soil samples, with soil remnants to the threads and inside of the carbide bit. Bit comes in its original Chicago-Latrobe tube, labeled “Center Cut Lunar Bit, type 5095–N.” In fine condition, with expected wear from use. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

257. Apollo Heat Shield. Unique 4 x 3 x 2 heat shield test block of the Apollo Command Module from 1966. Affixed to

one side of the lightweight block is a 3.25 x 2 plaque which reads, “Test block from heat shield of Apollo Command Module 1966.” Signed on the sides in silver and gold ink by Gene Cernan, Dave Scott, Alan Bean, Edgar Mitchell, Charlie Duke, Wally Schirra, and Rusty Schweickart, with all the astronauts adding their respective mission under their signatures. In fine condition. These heat shields were designed to withstand temperatures in excess of 3200°C and of course protect the occupants within the capsule. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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259. Apollo Lunar Module Brochure. Original NASA/Grumman

Apollo Lunar Module Transgraphic brochure, printed in the mid-1960s in Germany. This brochure measures 8 x 10 and features eight clear acetate pages with detailed color illustrations of the Lunar Module (LM) having 118 numbered components which are identified by a legend on the trailing end paper. In fine condition, with some light creasing to covers. Accompanied by a small swatch of Kapton foil affixed to the front cover. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

260. Apollo Lunar Module Microwave Test Coupler. Interesting ground support equipment,

measuring approximately 15.25 x 11.5 x 7, consisting of three switches, each with a Ramcor manufacturer’s label, “Model 292-X-1,” and numbered 103, 105, and 112 respectively. This was used to perform acceptance testing on one of three Radio Frequency/Microwave systems onboard the Lunar Module—either the Unified S-Band Communications System, Lunar Landing Radar, or Rendezvous Radar. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Flight-ready Apollo LM strut

34 inches 261. Apollo Lunar Module Strut. Flight-ready Lunar Module deployment truss manufactured by Grumman Aircraft. This piece comprised part of the structural-mechanical assembly between the landing-gear struts and the descent-stage structure. In conjunction with the downlock mechanism, it enabled extension and lock of the landing gear from stowed to the fully deployed position. Metal strut measures 34˝ long, with half the strut wrapped in Kapton foil, and a metal parts tag reading “Ser. 54, MRR 83326, LDW 320M109062.” Strut comes in its original NASA shipping box, labeled “Critical Space Item, Handle With Care,” as well as a partial parts label, stamped “Flight Item,” and remnants of an address label to the Kennedy Space Center. In fine condition. Flight-ready Lunar Module pieces rarely appear for sale at public auction and flown parts of this sort did not return from lunar missions. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300) Project apollo 95


262. Apollo Lunar Receiving Laboratory.

Two plastic bottles and lids used in the Lunar Receiving Laboratory to hold lunar samples upon their return to Earth. Bottles measure approximately 2.5 x 1.5 manufactured by Bel-Art. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Working rover camera lens assembly

263. Apollo Lunar Rover Camera Lens Assembly.

Apollo Lunar Rover Camera Lens Assembly, built for the remotely operated TV camera mounted on the front of the Lunar Rover Vehicles that were used during the Apollo 15, 16, & 17. This rare, functionally complete lens assembly measures approximately 5.5 x 6.5 x 3.5, has three focusing levers at top and is marked “TV Remote lens, part 2RD2960G01, serial number 3005.” It is complete with a NASA identification label on the side and an inventory tag from the Defense Center in Baltimore taped to the bottom. In fine condition, with expected wear from use. None of the flown units were returned to earth. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

265. Apollo Mission Simulator Handbook. Huge hard bound

Apollo Mission Simulator Instructor Handbook, Volume II, Spacecraft 012, dated April 1966, by North American Aviation, Inc., 10 x 11.5, and 4.5˝ thick. Introduction states “The purpose of this instructor handbook is to provide detailed instructions for using the Apollo Mission Simulator…to train flight crew personnel for Apollo Mission 204A. Handbook is divided into six sections. Previous owner’s name “L. Thompson,” is written on the front cover. Lawrence Thompson was a supervisor in the simulator program. In fine condition. It was during this training that not only the astronauts, but their equipment also, was put through its paces to insure that all were in prime flying condition. A rare volume that hasn’t been recognized as to its true rarity previously. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

266. Apollo Missions. Unusual and well-done display of the Apollo mission insignias, on paper, from Apollo 7 to 17, with each insignia contained in a 1.5˝ diameter Lucite ball. Each lucite ball contains ‘possibly flown’ kapton foil and heatshield fragments. All 11 balls are set into a purple triangular display to an overall size of 11 x 10. Some light fading to insignias and some surface marks and scratches to base, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

264. Apollo Minolta Photographic Spot Meter. Minolta Photographic Spot

Meter. Meter, P/N SEB 33100104-201, S/N 1008, measures approximately 7˝ tall, with left side having a 1 x 1 square of Velcro affixed to the flat edge, as well as a NASA property label. Lens works fine. In fine condition. Developed by Minolta, the space meter was used for measuring exposures, and first used during Apollo 8. The meter was used on nine more Apollo missions, including the mission that landed a man on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Provenance: Superior Auction, Fall 1999. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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267. Apollo Missions. Collection of 17 unsigned NASA photos from different Apollo missions, showing various portions of the missions and several astronauts on the lunar surface. Missions include Apollo 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, and 16, as well as three ‘red-numbered’ NASA photos. In overall fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

270. Apollo Patches. Collection of six commemorative Apollo mission patches, all approximately three inches in diameter. Patches are for Apollo 1, 7, 9, 12, 16, and 17. All six are presented behind Lucite on a wooden plaque to an overall size of 12.5 x 10. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

268. Apollo News Reference. Apollo News Reference book published

271. Apollo Tea. Unflown and unopened ‘space tea.’ Tea is contained

269. Apollo Parts. Collection of six unused spare parts from NASA’s

272. Apollo Training Manual. Original Apollo Spacecraft & Systems Familiarization Manual, course number APC-118, 8.5 x 5.5, August 15, 1967, featuring extensive technical diagrams of various spacecraft systems. Light scattered toning and soiling to the covers, a pencil notation to the upper border of the front cover, and a few pencil notes and notations to the diagrams inside, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

by the Grumman Corporation, 9.5 x 11, with tabbed sections containing information about the mission, spacecraft, lunar module, crew equipment, controls, guidance, power, communication, instrumentation, lighting, and the moon, among other topics. In fine condition, with a crease and some soiling to the back cover, and some bends and creases to the tabs. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

lunar landing program from the late 1960s. Each part is in sealed bags with appropriate labels and cleaning tags. Parts include a screw cap, screw cap socket head, a three-piece ring set, and a gasket. Manufacturers include Aerojet Liquid Rocket Company and Fluorocarbon. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

in a 3.5 x 15 sealed plastic pouch, containing the dehydrated tea, with a label at the bottom reading “Tea. 8 oz. hot or cold water. 1-2 minutes 2314.” In fine condition, with expected age wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Crucial spare Scimitar antenna for the Command Module 273. Apollo Scimitar Antenna. Rare flight spare scimitar antenna as used on the Apollo Service Module, Part No. V17-710701-11, S/N 10176HAA-0845, measuring 19 x 9 x 12, weighs 14 pounds, with a hemispherical shape (as the head of a mushroom). Two of these antennas were mounted on the Service Module, one on each side, giving full spherical coverage for VHF communications. Antenna bears a North American Aviation, Inc. parts label. In fine condition. Any flown examples of this antenna were carried on the Apollo Service Module, which did not return to Earth, making this spare quite rare. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

274. Apollo-era Toxic Fuel Handler’s “SCAPE” Suit. NASA

Apollo-era SCAPE suit Toxic Fuel Handler’s coveralls. (SCAPE) stands for Self Contained Atmospheric Protective Ensemble and is an original from the Kennedy Space Center. This well-used set of butyl-rubber coveralls with helmet, no gloves or boots, was made to be worn by those who transferred the dangerously volatile and corrosive propellant fuel to and from rockets at the Kennedy Space Center. The inside retains portions of its original springs and hoses. The helmet has the large numbers “613” on both sides. Helmet also retains its NASA/ KSC label inside. In good condition, with areas of rubber beginning to deteriorate, scattered wear, scuffing, and soiling, and non-functioning zipper. This genuine NASA Apollo-era SCAPE suit is an interesting addition to any Space collection. The suit retains the original “NASA property” metal tag and identification numbers. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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275. Astronauts and Cosmonauts. Color satin-finish 10 x 8 ‘rednumbered’ NASA photo of a memorial plaque left on the lunar surface by Apollo 15 in memory of deceased astronauts and cosmonauts, signed in blue and black felt tip by Buzz Aldrin, Edgar Mitchell (2), Alan Bean, Charlie Duke, Dave Scott, Richard Gordon, Scott Carpenter, Walter Cunningham, Al Worden, Alexei Leonov, Valeri Kubasov, Pavel Popovich, Valentina Tereshkova, Jack Lousma, and Daniel Brandenstein, with most adding their respective missions. In fine condition. Accompanied by a CD with photos of five of the astronauts taken at time of signing and certificate of authenticity from Aurora Galleries for the Dave Scott signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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276. Beta Pouch. Apollo-

era unmarked Beta fabric pouch roughly 9 x 9 x 3 with flap at top having four snaps. Inside of the bag contains a gray rubber bladder which fits nicely into the pouch, with a 3/8˝ dia. x 3” long rubber hose at top, however the purpose of the bladder is unknown. In fine condition. Provenance: Charles Bell Estate. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

277. Astronaut Sculpture. Bronze cast sculpture

of an astronaut with one foot on a lunar module landing pad, the other foot extended to step on to the lunar surface, measuring approximately 8.5 x 5.5, and mounted in a rectangular wooden base, with an impressed signature “J. Kebeching,” along the base of the sculpture. In fine condition, with sculpture a bit loose from base. RRAuction COA.… (MB $200)

278. Beta Retainer. Apollo-era unmarked Beta fabric retainer measuring approximately 8 x 12 with four short 1-inch wide straps attached at the corners, and a very long 2-inch wide strap passing through a sleeve of the retainer. Clips and strap adjuster attached to the straps. In fine condition. Provenance: Charles Bell Estate. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

279. Philip Chapman. Group Six

astronaut and the first Australian-born American astronaut. Souvenir treaty entitled “Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space,” on an 8 x 6 sheet of parchmenttype paper, signed in black felt tip in the lower left. Treaty also bears a postal cancellation, a First Day of Issue stamp, and an eight-cent Apollo 8 postage stamp. In fine condition. Chapman is one of the toughest astronaut signatures to acquire. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

280. Gordon Cooper. Cooper’s Post Apollo 1 Fire File. File includes a four-page Test Procedure Preparation guideline; a 95+ page Work Statement and Proceedings for members of Investigation Panel Number 7 with a list of spacecraft 012 control panel switch positions as found after the fire and general outline of panel switches; a 47-page spacecraft equipment change proposal for modifications to the Block II, CSM spacecraft 101; and a 1967 US Government memoranda, signed in blue ballpoint, “From my Apollo files, Gordon Cooper.” In fine overall condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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From Gordon’s personal collection—an Apollo prototype rotational hand controller 281. Richard Gordon. Prototype model of the controller that steered the Apollo spacecraft to the moon. Standing 6.5” tall, the rotational controller’s design was then evaluated by the astronaut office. Originating from the personal collection of astronaut Dick Gordon, and accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Gordon. That document reads in full: “This prototype of the Apollo Spacecraft rotational hand controller (RHC) was used by the astronaut office to evaluate its design and functions. From this evaluation, the final design of the RHC was determined. A unique feature of the design was that the RHC could be grasped without activating the transmission switch. I was intimately involved with this evaluation and decision from the final design. The prototype is from my personal collection.” RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Lunar Module. Original Grumman Propulsion & RCS Subsystem Study Guide for the LM-5 and subsequent Lunar Modules, 8.25 x 10.25, consisting of many pages of technical diagrams used for training purposes, dated May 1969. The LM-5 Lunar Module is what was used for the Apollo 11 mission. Light toning, soiling, and dings from use, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 284. Lunar Module. Original Apol-

lo Guidance and Navigation System Study Guide for the LM Primary Guidance Navigation and Control System, system course 3100, computer utility programs C3100, revision A, spiralbound, 8.5 x 10.5, April 5, 1967. Study guide with detailed instructions, diagrams, and flow charts regarding the Lunar Module’s guidance systems. In very good condition, with scattered foxing and soiling to the covers and first few pages. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Complete set of Lion Brothers patches including scarce variants of Apollo 11 and 16 282. Lion Brothers Apollo Patch Set. A complete set of

Lion Brothers Apollo patches. Included are Apollo I, and Apollo 7-17. Patches of particular note are a purple variant of the Apollo 7 patch; an extremely rare ninecolor variant Apollo 11 patch, with an orange border and blue eagle tail feathers; and a rare orange border variant of the Apollo 16 patch. In fine condition. Accompanied by a Lion Brothers informational chart about all of the patches. A well preserved collection, seldom offered in whole. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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285. Lunar Module Rest Seat. Rare and special seat

made for use in the lunar module during ground tests. The seats were installed by attaching straps on the seats to fittings on the armrests in front, and a ceiling fitting on the back. Seat consists of a welded aluminum frame with Beta cloth seat and Teflon bottom edging, and three straps. The back strap bears the label, “SYSTEMS ENGR REST SEAT.” This seat would be used on the right side for the LM Pilot. (LM technical documents often refer to the LM Pilot as the Systems Engineer, and this label reflects that usage). Grumman part number LDW340-28435-3 stamped in red on the seat bottom. In fine condition, with minor scuffing. Provenance: Charles Bell Estate. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

286. Mission Control.

Satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of the Mission Control emblem, signed in black felt tip by Chris Kraft, Gene Kranz, John Hodge, Gerry Griffin, Jerry Bostick, Milton Windler, Glynn Lunney, and Sy Liebergot. In fine condition, with some scattered surface spotting and Bostick’s signature a shade light. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

288. Moonwalkers. Pro-

gram for One Giant Leap, The Third Annual Salute to Aviation, 8.5 x 11, 28 pages, held on September 20, 1996 at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica, California. Signed in blue felt tip on the cover by Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Dave Scott, Alan Bean, Edgar Mitchell, and Harrison Schmitt. In fine condition. A member from each of the six lunar landings are represented on this piece. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

287. Moonwalkers. A 7.75 x 5.25 swatch of Beta cloth with a 4.75 x 2.5 printed American flag in the center, signed in the borders in blue felt tip “Buzz Aldrin Apollo XI,” and in black felt tip, “Alan Bean Apollo 12,” “Edgar Mitchell Apollo 14,” and “Charlie Duke Apollo 16.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Printer’s proof of America’s Journey into Space, signed by 45 astronauts and cosmonauts, including all 12 moonwalkers 289.

Moonwalkers.

Signed book: America’s Journey into Space: The Astronauts of the United States. This is a rare Printer’s Proof sent to author Anthony Cipriano before publication, an archetype representing the original pages which were hand numbered and hand corrected. NY: Wanderer Books, 1979. Softcover, 6.75 x 9.5, 193 pages. Signed inside next to their full-page sketches, originally done by renowned space artist William Joffe Numeroff, by all 12 moonwalkers: “Neil Armstrong,” “Buzz Aldrin,” “Charles Conrad Jr.,” “Alan Bean, Apollo 12, Skylab II,” “With regards, Alan Shepard,” “Ed Mitchell,” “To Tony, His Love From the Moon, Jim Irwin / Apollo 15,” “Dave Scott, Gemini VIII / Apollo 9 / Apollo 15,” “Charlie Duke, Apollo 16,” “To Tony, With Thanks & Best Regards, John Young,” “Gene Cernan” and “Jack Schmitt.” Also signed throughout by 33 Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Shuttle astronauts, some adding brief inscriptions to the author, Anthony Cipriano, and pertinent mission information. Signers are: Scott Carpenter, D. K. Slayton, Wally Schirra, James A. McDivitt, Frank Borman, James Lovell, Tom Stafford, Dick Gordon,Donn Eisele, Walt Cunningham, Bill Anders, Rusty Schweickart, Jack Swigert, Fred Haise, Mike Collins, Stu A. Roosa, Joe Engle, Al Worden , Ron Evans, Joseph P. Kerwin, Jack Lousma, Jerry Carr, Vance Brand, Karol J. Bobko, Jeff Hoffman, Gordon Fullerton, Joe Allen, Richard Truly, Bruce McCandless II, Dale Gardner, Donald L. Holmquest, and the Apollo/Soyuz Soviet cosmonauts A. Leonov and V. Kubasov. Book is also signed inside by Edward Teller, J. H. Doolittle, Max Faget (designed the original spacecraft for Project Mercury, credited with contributing to the designs of every US human spacecraft from Mercury to the Space Shuttle), W. H. Pickering, NASA Administrators James E. Webb, T. O. Paine, and George M. Low, Robert R. Gilruth, Al Nagy (named the then “Mercury Mark II” program “Gemini”), W. J. Kapryan, Mel Savage,and twelve others. In fine condition, with some pages loose and a duplicate of pages 41-42 as might be expected in a printer’s proof, and light show-through from a few signatures. Book is housed in a custom navy leather clamshell case with five raised bands on the spine and titles stamped in gilt. Imprinted on the front cover of the case is an illustration of a rocket launch using an actual 1 x 1.75 (visible) piece of Kapton foil to represent the flames. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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290 . Moonwalkers. Original Apollo Moon Flights globe, made by Bonus Enterprises Inc., measuring 7˝ tall, signed on the globe in black felt tip, “Alan Bean Apollo 12,” “Edgar Mitchell Apollo 14,” and “Charlie Duke Apollo 16.” In fine condition. Globe comes in its original box. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

291. Saturn 1B. Origi-

nal spiral bound manual from the John F. Kennedy Space Center, titled “Launcher with Firing Accessories Complex 34 Saturn 1B,” dated September 1, 1965, 11.75 x 11. The heavily illustrated manual, as stated in the introduction, “provides guidelines for preparing the launcher with firing accessories for the Saturn IB vehicles at Launch Complex 34.” In very good condition, with scattered toning, heavier to the front cover. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

292. Saturn V. Saturn V Composite Mechanical Schematic, 10M30531 Rev. L, 8.5 x 11, 416 pages, June 15, 1969. Impressively thick manual consisting of tabbed sections containing a complete parts list and schematics for various rocket systems. Front cover bears a “For Information Only Destroy After Purpose Served” stamp. In very good condition, with scattered foxing, toning, and soiling to the covers, and a couple pencil notations to the front cover. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

294. Dave Scott. Dave Scott’s

printed Aeronautics and Space Report of the President, 1973 Activities, 8 x 10, 131 pages. Report was made for President Richard Nixon to present the nation’s progress in space activities. Signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Scott, and signed again in blue ballpoint, “From my personal collection. Dave Scott, Gemini VIII, Apollo 9, Apollo 15.” In fine condition, with an ink notation and light toning to cover. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

295. Successful Launch Meter. Probability of Successful Launch Meter, made by International Instruments Inc., designed to fit into a console. Meter measures 4.25 x 1.5 x 3.75, and labeled on the face “Probability of Successful Launch—%,” with meter going from 40–99.9 percent. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

293. Dave Scott. Dave Scott’s printed Apollo Spacecraft Program Apollo Soyuz Test Project General Presentation Material manual, dated October 1972, 10.5 x 8, 258 pages bound by two staples to the left edge, full of reference material from previous Apollo missions as well as the objectives for the Apollo-Soyuz mission. Signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “From my personal collection and used in preparation and support of Apollo 17 and ASTP. Dave Scott, Gemini VIII, Apollo 9, Apollo 15.” In fine condition, with some light staining to fore-edges. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Apollo 1 Incredibly rare NASA crew portrait from “Rog,’ “Ed,” and “Gus” 296. Apollo 1. Extremely rare 10 x 8 NASA photo of the Apollo 1 crew posing in their blue flight suits with a model of their capsule, signed in black felt tip, “Ed White,” “Gus Grissom,” and “Rog Chaffee.” In very good condition, with a noticeable horizontal crease slightly above the center of the photo, affecting White’s and Chaffee’s facial areas and some scattered foxing to borders. Consignor notes that the signatures were obtained in the first week of January 1967 by a personal friend of Grissom’s after a nightclub performance in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Only 20 to 25+ Apollo 1 crewsigned portraits are believed to exist, and they are easily considered the rarest of all Apollo crew signed portraits, even more so in the case of Chaffee’s less-formal signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

297. Edward H. White II. Color vintage 8 x 10 NASA photo of White

in a jacket and tie, signed and inscribed in black ink “To Sid, Best wishes, Edward H. White II.” In fine condition, with a crease to bottom border and some light contrast to signature and inscription. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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298. Edward H. White II. Ed White’s United States Air Force Commendation Medal. The Commendation Medal is a mid-level US military award/decoration which is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service. Hexagonal medal measures 1.25˝ across and is engraved on the reverse “Edward H. White” and comes in its original case with blue/yellow ribbon and lapel miniature, but missing the chest ribbon. In fine condition, with a few small cracks to case. This was Ed White’s first important military decoration, awarded to him in 1965. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Apollo 7

Flown Robbins medal from Scott’s personal collection

300. Apollo 7. Flown sterling silver Apollo 7 Robbins Medal, approximately 1.25 x 1, with a raised design on the face of the mission insignia—a capsule orbiting Earth, the mission number, and the last names of crew members Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, and Walt Cunningham. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved “Oct. 11, 1968” and numbered “230.” Accompanied by its original case, numbered “230.” Condition is mint state. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 7 silver medallion numbered ‘230’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 7, October 11-22, 1968…After the mission, the Astronaut Office distributed the medallions accordingly. I specifically requested the Apollo 7 number ‘230’ included with this letter.” This was the very first Robbins Medal designed for the Apollo 7 mission for Cunningham, who wanted a special memento to take on the mission. The flown treasure proved so popular that every mission into space since has carried on the tradition. Scott requested number 230 to have a consistent collection and the number represented a Mercedes 230SL for which he had aspirations. Provenance: Dave Scott. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

301. Apollo 7. Flown sterling

silver Apollo 7 Robbins Medal, which has been made into a tie clip, with medal approximately 1.25 x 1, with a raised design on the face of the mission insignia— a capsule orbiting Earth, the mission number, and the last names of crew members Wa l l y S c h i r r a , Donn Eisele, and Walt Cunningham. Reverse has an alligator-type clip soldered on, with the number “252” visible at the bottom. This was the very first Robbins Medal, designed for the Apollo 7 mission for Cunningham who wanted a special memento to take on the mission. The flown treasure proved so popular that every mission into space since has carried on the tradition. Medal originates from the Deke Slayton estate. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

Flown flag from the first manned mission 3 0 2 . Wa l t Cunningham. Flown

printed fabric American flag, 6 x 4, flown aboard Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission. Flag is signed on a white stripe in black felt tip, “Flown with me on Apollo 7. Walt Cunningham.” Flag is affixed by its corners to a 10 x 12 presentation mount, along with a color image of the mission’s crew, with a printed statement reading, “This flag was carried aboard the first manned Apollo spacecraft Apollo VII. October 11–22, 1968. Schirra-Eisele-Cunningham.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Cunningham. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Desirable flown Fisher Space pen from the first manned Apollo mission 303. Donn Eisele. Flown Fisher AG-7

Space Pen carried by Eisele on board Apollo 7. Chrome-finish pen measures 5.25” long with a small piece of Velcro attached near the top. Pen comes with a 7.75 x 4.25 wooden display plaque with an engraved plate: “Used By Col. Eisele on the Apollo #7 11 Day Mission—Oct. 11, 1968-October 22, 1968,” and bearing an engraved signature of Eisele at the bottom of the plaque. In very good condition, with a noticeable crack to lower barrel (which could be hidden when mounted), and separated top and bottom half. Apollo 7 was the first mission to use the Fisher Space Pen, making this one of the first examples of this famous pen to actually be flown in space and one of the more sought-after flown relics as it is one of the few flown items that can be used on Earth. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

Training-used Flight Plan

304. Dave Scott. Dave

Scott’s training-used printed Apollo 7 final Flight Plan, dated September 16, 1968, measuring 8 x 10.5, bound by a staple to the left edge, and providing a minute-byminute time frame for the entire mission. First page is a copy of the flight plan submission bearing copies of signatures of William Anderson, Warren North, Deke Slayton, George Low, and Chris Kraft. Signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “From my personal collection and used in training for Apollo 9. Dave Scott, Gemini VIII, Apollo 9, Apollo 15.” In fine condition, with ink notation to front cover and mild handling wear. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

305. Walt Cunningham. Abort Plan for

Apollo 7, Volume I—LEV Aborts manual, dated September 12, 1968, 8 x 10.5, 27 pages, bound by two staples along the left edge. Introduction states, in part: “The LEV is designed to accelerate the command module (CM) away from the launch vehicle to a safe separation distance and far enough down range from the launch pad for a safe water landing.” Signed on the front cover in blue felt tip, “Walt Cunningham, Apollo 7.” In fine condition, with some scattered light toning and foxing to inside pages. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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306. Donn Eisele.

Eisele’s flown and worn NASA shorts and T-shirt, worn during the Apollo 7 mission. Light blue Champion gym shorts, with “NASA 25,” printed on the left thigh and matching light blue Champion short sleeve T-shirt, with “NASA” printed on the left breast. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Eisele’s wife Susan Black stating “I do attest that this is a NASA gym shirt and pair of shorts that were worn in space by Donn during the Apollo VII mission.” Some scattered light staining and soiling to both, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

3 0 7 . Wa l t Cunningham.

Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Cunningham during the Apollo 7 mission, signed in black felt tip, “At work on the 9th day of Apollo 7, Walt Cunningham.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Apollo 8 Flown Robbins medal from Dave Scott’s personal collection 308. Apollo 8. Flown sterling silver Apollo 8

Robbins Medal, approximately 1.5 x 1.25, with a raised design on the face of the mission insignia— the number 8 making a pass around the moon and Earth—and the last names of crew members Frank Borman, James Lovell, and Bill Anders. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved “Dec. 21–27, 1968” and serial numbered “230.” Condition is mint state. Medal comes in its original presentation case, numbered “230.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 8 silver medallion numbered ‘230’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 8, December 21-27, 1968…After the mission, the Astronaut Office distributed the medallions accordingly. I specifically requested the Apollo 8 number ‘230’ included with this letter.” Scott requested number 230 to have a consistent collection and the number represented a Mercedes 230SL for which he had aspirations. Provenance: Dave Scott. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

Flown on man’s first visit to the moon 309. Apollo 8. Flown printed fabric American flag, 6 x 4,

flown to the moon on Apollo 8. Flag is affixed to the top of a 10 x 12 certificate stating “This flag was carried aboard the first manned lunar orbit spacecraft Apollo 8 December 21–27, 1968.” A 3.5 x 4.5 crew photo is affixed at the bottom of the certificate. Certificate is signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Gene, Best regards, Frank Borman,” and “James Lovell.” Certificate also bears an autopen signature of Bill Anders. In fine condition, with four small squares of toning to corners of flag from adhesive on reverse, crease to top right corner, and a bit of trivial soiling to lower right corner. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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310.

Apollo 8.

Four items: one color 10 x 8 NASA photo of the view of Earth from the Apollo 8 spacecraft; one 10 x 8 glossy photo of the same image; and two booklets entitled Apollo 8: Man Around the Moon, 7.75 x 10.25, 24 pages, featuring many images from the flight. In overall fine condition, with a few creases to the glossy photo. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

311.

Apollo 8.

Presentation photo folder, 11 x 8.5, from the New York State Dinner honoring the Apollo 8 crew at the Waldorf-Astoria on January 10, 1969, with a color photo of the Earthrise taken from orbit inside, signed on the front cover in black felt tip by James Lovell and Bill Anders, and in blue ballpoint by Frank Borman. Accompanied by the menu/program from the event. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light toning and a few bends. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

312. Apollo 8. Apollo 8 Mission Control

Houston badge. Laminated light green badge, issued to Deputy Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center George S. Trimble, measures 2.5 x 3.75, with access stamps at the bottom. In fine condition, with punch hole to top edge. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

313. Bill Anders. TLS signed

“Valerie & Bill Anders,” one page, 7 x 9, NASA letterhead, December 21, 1970. Letter on the second anniversary of Apollo 8. In full: “‘Earth Shine,’ by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was written after she and her husband had lunch with me in the Crew Quarters prior to my flight on Apollo 8. Mrs. Lindbergh was able to relate much of the spirit and perspective that I experienced about the mission. On this second anniversary of Apollo 8, we hope you share with us the feeling that this time of year holds. We remember with gratitude the success of the flight, and the prayers and help of those close to us. We would like you to have this book that we have enjoyed so much.” Moderate toning to the edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

314. James Lovell and Frank Borman. Flown two-sided checklist page, carried on

board Apollo 8, 5.5 x 8, identified as a P27 update page and dated October 6, 1969, originally removed from the flown Apollo 8 ‘Updates’ book with part number SKB32100042-201 and serial number 1003, signed in black felt tip, “James Lovell, Apollo 8 CMP” and “Frank Borman—Apollo 8 CDR.” In fine condition, with three punch holes to left border. Page originates from the personal collection of James Lovell, and is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Spaceflori indicating that the complete book was acquired at auction in 2008, as well as a CD with photos of both astronauts taken at time of signing, and printed images of both astronauts signing the page. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Apollo 9

Flown Robbins medal from the commander’s personal collection 315. Apollo 9. Flown sterling silver Apollo

9 Robbins Medal, approximately 1-inch diameter, with a raised design on the face of the mission insignia. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved with the last names of astronauts James McDivitt, Dave Scott, and Rusty Schweickart, as well as “March 3–13, 1969” and is serial numbered “97.” Condition is mint state. Medal comes in its original presentation case, numbered “97.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 9 silver medallion numbered ‘97’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 9, March 3-13, 1969…After the mission, the Astronaut Office distributed the medallions accordingly. I specifically requested the Apollo 9 number ‘97’ included with this letter.” Provenance: Dave Scott. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

316. Apollo 9. Flown printed fabric French flag, 5.75 x 4, carried on board Apollo 9. Flag is affixed to an 11 x 14 certificate stating “Carried into space during the flight of Apollo IX 3–13 March 1969,” and signed in black felt tip by Dave Scott, James McDivitt, and Rusty Schweickart. Certificate is affixed to an identical size board. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Novaspace as part of Jim McDivitt’s garage sale. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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317. Apollo 9. A collection of nine different color transparencies cut from the first (pre-color corrected) numbered Master in March 1968 from the Apollo 9 mission on three 2.75 x 7 strips. Images are of: three consecutive views of the CSM taken from the Lunar Module; three consecutive views of the Command Module looking at the docking adapter at a range of about 15 meters; and three consecutive views of the Command Module looking at the docking adapter from a range of 30 meters. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Richard W. Underwood, Supervisory Aerospace Technologist. In fine condition. Provenance: Superior Galleries, May 2001. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

318. Apollo 9. Flown Kapton

foil insulation swatch, approximately 1.5 x 1, removed from the top hatch of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module Spider by Schweickart and McDivitt before the Spider was cast off into space. Encased in a cylindrical 2.75 x 3.25 piece of Lucite cut at an angle for display purposes, with an Apollo 9 emblem and certificate of authenticity at the bottom. A limited edition piece, numbered #22/200, originally distributed through the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. In fine condition, with a couple chips to the Lucite. Accompanied by a matching certificate of authenticity signed by astronaut Russell Schweickart certifying that it is a piece from his personal collection. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

319. Apollo 9. Three original glossy 10 x 8 photos of Jim McDivitt

and Rusty Schweickart in flight. In overall fine condition, with a couple light bends and surface dings. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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320. Apollo 9. Color semi-glossy 8 x 10 ‘rednumbered’ NASA photo of the Apollo 9 astronauts during recovery training, signed in black felt tip by Jim McDivitt, Dave Scott, and Rusty Schweickart. Some creasing to the corner tips and borders, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)


Lindbergh sends congratulations to the crew

321. Apollo 9. Original printed telegram, one page, 8.25 x 6.5,

sent by Charles and Anne Lindbergh to the crew of Apollo 9. Addressed to “Astronauts McDivitt Scott and Schweickart,” telegram reads, in full: “Our congratulations on your brillantly [sic] executed mission. Charles and Anne Lindbergh.” Telegram also bears an MSC mail room stamp, dated March 14, 1969. In fine condition, with a few creases and a rough top edge. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Novaspace as part of Jim McDivitt’s Garage Sale. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

322. Apollo 9. Bound operations

manual titled “Saturn V Flight Manual SA 504,” dated January 26, 1969. Manual measures 8.25 x 10.75. An opening page states in part, “This manual was prepared to provide the astronaut with a single source reference as to the characteristics and functions of the SA-504 launch vehicle and AS-504 flight mission.” Manual is full of flow charts, check lists, and procedures for various states as well as emergency detection, performance, instrumentation, and mission variables. Signed on the front cover in black felt tip, “Dave Scott Apollo 9 CMP,” and “Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9 LMP,” and signed in green felt tip, “Jim McDivitt Apollo 9 CDR.” In fine condition, with some mild toning to front cover. Accompanied by certificates of authenticity from Novaspace for Scott’s and McDivitt’s signatures. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

323.

Apollo 9. Lunar Module Systems Handbook, Vehicle LM-3, dated March 15, 1968, prepared by Flight Control Division at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. Large manual contains 13 sections covering the topics of Structures, Crew Systems, Environmental Control, Guidance and Control, and Extravehicular Mobility Unit. Humorous notations on the front cover in an unknown hand read, “This book is to be left in area of Link Shift-Leader’s Desk (LMS). It will be removed from the area only upon penalty of death or worse.* *Worse=3rd shift on CMS-3.” Manual is housed in its three ring binder. In very good condition, with mild handling wear and scattered soiling to front cover. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

324. Dave Scott. Flown printed fabric American flag, 6

x 4, flown on board Apollo 9, signed on a white stripe in blue ballpoint, “Flown aboard Apollo 9, March 3-13, 1969, Dave Scott, CDR.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part, “I hereby certify that the United States flag included with this letter was flown aboard Apollo 9, March 3-13, 1969…and was carried in my Personal Preference Kit (PPK)…This US flag has been in my personal collection since we returned from the mission.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Twice-flown mission patch carried during three EVAs 325. Dave Scott. Flown embroidered Apollo 9 mission patch, measuring 3.5˝ in diameter, carried on board Apollo 9, and carried again in the pocket of Dave Scott’s space suit during all three EVAs during the Apollo 15 mission, and also carried to the South Pole in 1970. Signed on the reverse in blue ink and felt tip, “A-9, South Pole, A-15 Hadley Delta. Dave Scott.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 9 patch included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 9…and I then carried this same patch on Apollo 15 in the pocket of my A7L-B spacesuit.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

326. Dave Scott. Flown embroidered Apollo 9 mission patch, 3.25˝ in diameter, signed on the reverse in felt tip, “Flown aboard A-9, Dave Scott.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part, “I hereby certify that the Apollo 9 patch included with this letter was flown aboard Apollo 9, March 3-13, 1969…This Apollo 9 patch has been in my personal collection since we returned from the mission.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Flown Targets of Opportunity map from the commander’s personal collection 327. Jim McDivitt. Large, flown Target of Opportunity (TOO) Map, carried on board Apollo 9 in 1969. This second edition map measures 39.5 x 10 and is labeled in the lower right, “Targets of Opportunity Earth Flight Chart (AET) Apollo 9 Mission.” This map shows the 10 principal areas of photography for the EOS65 Multispectral Terrain Photography Experiment, the one formal scientific experiment aboard the mission. As a photographic dress rehearsal for Landsat, this critical and highly successful experiment provided the global scientific community the first simultaneous satellite photography of the earth’s surface. The photography consisted of 372 photographs of identical surface locations as indicated on the TOO map, taken simultaneously by a four-camera Hasselblad assembly mounted in the Apollo spacecraft window. Map is signed in green felt tip, “Flown aboard Apollo 9, Jim McDivitt CDR.” Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from McDivitt which states “I certify that this Target of Opportunity map was flown onboard Apollo 9 on her flight from March 3-13, 1969.” In fine condition, with several vertical storage folds. Rare and one-of-a-kind.Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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328. Jim McDivitt. Jim McDivitt’s mini-flight plan book used

during training and with some sections used in flight for Apollo 9. An unusual small book, 5.5 x 8, of approximately 222 pages, three hole-punched, and held together by three binder rings. McDivitt has written on the front cover: “Apollo 9 Final Flight Plan (Mini-style) Flight Spare Some Comments Jim McDivitt.” The official mission transcripts quote McDivitt at 41 minutes into the mission saying that he should have brought the whole mini flight plan. There are various pencil annotations inside showing its use, including references to actual mission events such as Dave Scott being cold and where each crew member slept. In fine condition, with some mild handling wear and rippling. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Novaspace as part of Jim McDivitt’s Yard Sale. A rare training and flight used artifact. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

329. Rusty Schweickart. Flown

printed quote, carried on board Apollo 9, on an off-white 4 x 3 slip. Quote, originally from Robert Kennedy, reads, “I dream of things that never were–and I ask ‘Why not?’” Signed in ballpoint, “Flown on Apollo 9, Rusty Schweickart.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

330. Rusty Schweickart. A 9 x 9 swatch of Beta

cloth, bearing a printed 3˝ diameter Apollo 9 mission emblem, signed in black ink by Schweickart. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Inspiring quote carried in the command module 331. Rusty Schweickart. Flown printed quote, carried on board

Apollo 9, on an off-white 4 x 3 slip. Quote, from Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson reads, “I am a part of all that I have met; Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough Gleams that untraveled world whose margin fades Forever and forever when I move.” Signed in ballpoint, “Flown on Apollo 9, Rusty Schweickart.” In fine condition. Carried on board the first Apollo mission that included the lunar module. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Apollo 10

332.

Apollo 10. Flown printed fabric American flag, 5.75 x 3.75, flown aboard Apollo 10 during its orbit around the moon. Flag is affixed by its corners to a 9 x 12 certificate stating “This flag traveled on Apollo X with the first LM to the moon, Apollo X, May 18–26, 1969,” and is inscribed in black felt tip by Gene Cernan, “To Gene & Kay—Our sincere & personal best wishes to our good friends—The Crew of Apollo X,” and signed “Tom Stafford,” “John Young,” and “Gene Cernan.” In fine condition, with four small squares of toning to corners of flag from adhesive on reverse and some mild toning to edges of certificate. With all its mission objectives achieved, Apollo 10, with this flag aboard, set the stage for the first manned moon landing just two months later. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Robbins medal from Dave Scott’s personal collection flown in May of 1969 333. Apollo 10. Flown sterling silver Apollo 10 Robbins Medal,

approximately 1.25 x 1.25, with a raised design on the face of the mission insignia and the last names of crew members Tom Stafford, John Young, and Gene Cernan. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved “May 18–26, 1969” and serial numbered “230.” Condition is mint state. Medal comes in its original presentation case, numbered “230.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 10 silver medallion numbered ‘230’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 10, May 18-26, 1969…After the mission, the Astronaut Office distributed the medallions accordingly. I specifically requested the Apollo 10 number ‘230’ included with this letter.” Provenance: Dave Scott. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

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334. Apollo 10. Color semi-glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo, inscribed in black felt tip by Cernan, “To Hal—With our most sincere wishes & personal thanks for all your help, Apollo X,” and signed by Gene Cernan, John Young, and Tom Stafford. Light overall toning, a couple dings to the edges, and trivial surface spotting and impressions, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

335. Apollo 10. Donn Eisele’s Apollo 10 training LMP checklist. Ring-bound checklist, S/N 1002, measures 6 x 8, and separated into several sections including “Prethrust for Orbit Change,” “Normal Deorbit and Entry,” and “Postlanding.” Manual also has several pencil notations, presumably by Eisele. The back page includes the annotation “a la Fred Haise,” in the hand of astronaut Fred Haise. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Andrew Eisele stating the manual originates from his father’s personal collection. In fine condition, with expected handling wear and scattered toning and foxing to cover. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

336. Gordon Cooper and Tom Stafford. Gordon Cooper’s personal Apollo 10 Spacecraft Dispersion Analysis Manual, 8 x 10.5, 35 unbound pages, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “From my Apollo X notebook, Gordon Cooper B.U. CDR.,” and in blue felt tip, “Tom Stafford, CDR.” In fine condition, with small ink notation to top right of cover as well as a bit of light soiling. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Stafford-certified patch that “flew to within 50,000 feet of the lunar surface in our Lunar Module (LM–4) named Snoopy” 337. Tom Stafford and Gene Cernan.

Flown Apollo 10 mission patch. The gold-trimmed shield-shaped emblem for the flight shows a large, three-dimensional Roman numeral “X” sitting on the moon’s surface, a CSM circling the moon as an LM ascent stage flies up from its low pass over the lunar surface with its engine firing. Signed on the reverse in black felt tip by Tom Stafford and Gene Cernan. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Tom Stafford, reading, in part: “This cloth patch was carried to the Moon on the Apollo X mission…The patch flew to within 50,000 feet of the lunar surface in our Lunar Module (LM–4) named Snoopy…This patch has been in my private collection since 1969.” Item was obtained directly from General Stafford by the consignor. With all its mission objectives achieved, Apollo 10, with this patch aboard, set the stage for the first manned moon landing just two months later. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

338. Gordon Cooper and Tom Stafford. Gordon Cooper’s per-

340. John Young. TLS, one page, 5.25 x 8, NASA letterhead, September 27, 1971. Letter to an admirer. In full: “Many thanks for the birthday greetings. As you well know, this is one day that all of us always enjoy and your remembrance made it even more enjoyable to me.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold, slightly affecting the top of the signature, and a light overall shade of toning. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $250)

sonal Apollo 10 Spacecraft Dispersion Analysis Manual, 8 x 10.5, 35 unbound pages, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “From my Apollo X notebook, Gordon Cooper B.U. CDR.,” and in blue felt tip, “Tom Stafford, CDR.” In fine condition, with small ink notation to top right of cover as well as a bit of light soiling. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

339. John Young and Tom Stafford. Glossy 10 x 8 NASA photo of Tom Stafford addressing the crew of the USS Princeton after the splashdown and recovery of Apollo 10, with John Young in the background, signed in the presence of the consignor in black felt tip, “Tom Stafford, Cdr, Apollo X, After return from the moon, 26 May 1969,” and “John Young.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Highly-prized uninscribed flown flag from the first manned lunar landing 341. Apollo 11. Remarkable and extremely desirable flown printed fabric American flag, 5.75 x 4, flown aboard Apollo 11 during its historic flight

to the moon. Flag is affixed by its corners to a 10 x 12 certificate stating “This flag traveled to the moon with Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing, July 20, 1969,” and signed in black ink and felt tip by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. In fine condition. An iconic, and highly coveted uninscribed relic from the most historic and avidly collected of Apollo missions! Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Highly desirable flown Apollo 11 medal #231, from the collection of moonwalker Dave Scott 342. Apollo 11. Historic flown sterling silver Apollo 11 Robbins Medal, approximately 1.25˝ diameter, with a raised early design on the face of the iconic Apollo 11 mission insignia, with the eagle carrying the olive branch in its beak. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved with the last names of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, along with the July 16, 1969, launch date; July 20, 1969, moon landing date; and July 24, 1969, return date. This medal is serial numbered “231.” Condition is mint state. Encapsulated in a plastic NGC holder and graded MS66. Medal is accompanied by original case, numbered “231.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 11 silver medallion numbered ‘231’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 11, July 16-24, 1969…After the mission, the Astronaut Office distributed the medallions accordingly. I specifically requested the Apollo 11 number ‘231’ included with this letter.” Remarkably scarce flight-flown mementos such as this—particularly one from man’s first step into a brave new world—rarely find their way to the marketplace and are highly prized by collectors. Provenance: Dave Scott. RRAuction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Analyst notes taken live during the mission “Go for landing…‘Houston Tranquility Base here. Eagle has landed’” 343. Apollo 11. A printed Apollo 11 Final Flight Plan, dated July 1, 1969, bound by two rings, measuring 8.5 x 11, belonging to test pilot and ABC News analyst Bob Rahn, was at the studio as Apollo 11 approached the first lunar landing. Rahn helped North American Aviation design the command module, and even oversaw the Apollo 11 command module Columbia being attached to the Saturn V rocket. Rahn has made notations along most of the timeline of the mission, including the lunar landing and splashdown as he watched and listened to transmissions from the CDR, LMP, CMP, and Houston. One blank page in the timeline features a full page of notes of the actual landing including “Go for landing…1201 alarm. Picking up dust drifting rt. Contact lt. on. Eng. Stop. ‘Houston Tranquility Base here. Eagle has landed’ Land 102:45:40. Auto target to football field size crater. Had to take over manual.” A notation of a conversation between Collins and mission control states after LM separation “Unable to see LM probably looking in wrong area.” Rahn writes a large amount of notes about the docking of the two spacecraft after leaving the moon, as well as preparations for the return to Earth. Two full pages of notes on Columbia’s reentry, splashdown, and astronaut recovery are at the end of the timeline, with notations including “Visual contact 1223:45. Hornet vis contact…Splashdown. Stable II.…Collins—our condition is ok. Take your time. Swimmers in water 1303… Transferring BIGS to crew 1321. 1st Astro emerging 1329…First astro in sling 1351…Helicopter on carrier 1358:55. Crew out heli. In Mobile Contain Unit 1407.” In fine condition, with scattered soiling to covers and expected handling wear. Accompanied by a hardcover copy of Rahn’s memoir, Tempting Fate, as well as an unsigned vintage AP photo of Rahn. This exact copy of the flight plan is mentioned in his memoir. Rahn wrote: “One of my prized possessions is a detailed flight plan upon which I had written all the chit chat between Neil and Buzz Aldrin and the flight controllers. It started at 40,000 feet on the descent to the moon when Buzz was calling out the last 1,600 feet as a co-pilot would on an instrument approach. I was really sweating...And I didn’t stop sweating until he said, ‘Houston, Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed.’” A well-detailed eyewitness account of some of the most important and nerve-racking moments of the mission. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300) apollo 11 119


The First Lunar Landing: As Told by the Astronauts 344. Apollo 11. The First Lunar Landing booklet, 9 x 12, 25 pages, signed on the first page in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong, in black felt tip by Michael Collins, and signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Jack Good, with best wishes, Buzz Aldrin.” In very good condition, with scattered creases and soiling mostly confined to the covers, and a pricing label affixed to the lower right corner of the front cover. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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MOCR (Mission Operations Control Room) badge. Laminated light green badge, issued to Deputy Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center George S. Trimble, measures 2.5 x 3.75, and has an attractive illustrated background of the lunar lander and command module. In fine condition, with punch hole to top edge and some light toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Apollo 11 Lunar Receiving Laboratory badge. Laminated light yellow badge, issued to Deputy Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center George S. Trimble, measures 2.25 x 3.75, with an attractive illustrated background of the lunar lander and command module. In fine condition, with a punch hole to top edge. Badges for the Lunar Receiving Laboratory are quite rare. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

347. Apollo 11. Limited edition commemorative knife, #655/1000, made by the Case Knife Manufacturing Company in 1989 in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Blade measures 11.5˝ long with a serrated spine and commemorative Apollo 11 scene engraved onto the blade. Handle is made of a composite white plastic firmly riveted to the metal for an overall size of 16.5˝. Knife comes with a black resin display cast. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Breathtaking Apollo 11 color film transparencies from the instantly recognizable ‘Hasselblad Magazine S’ 348. Apollo 11. Amazing and extremely rare complete roll of 70mm color film transparencies from the famous Apollo 11 Hasselblad Magazine S,

shot by Neil Armstrong. Roll is labeled at the beginning “Heads; Mag S, Apollo 11,” and photos are labeled “AS11-40-5844,” up to “5970.” Spectacular images of the lunar surface from inside and outside the capsule as well as triumphant images from humanity’s first ever moonwalk. Magazine S produced arguable some of the most memorable and reprinted images from the entire Apollo program, including the iconic Buzz Aldrin “visor,” American flag, descent from the lunar module, and lunar boot-print images. This is either a second or third generation print from the original roll. In fine condition, with some scattered staining along the roll to most of the images, but not affecting the overall visual appearance. Provenance: Superior Galleries, May 2001. RRAuction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Remarkable cue card—personally certified by Aldrin as “Flown to the Moon Apollo 11”

349. Apollo 11. Two adjoined Velcrobacked cue cards from the Apollo 11 mission. First card measures 2.5 x 8 and is headed at the top, “EMS–AV to 7000 fps, Boost,” and starts at T -3:00, continues to lift-off, and ends at “11:50 Insersion.” This card is signed at the top in black felt tip, “Buzz Aldrin,” and signed again on the reverse with the confirmation “Flown to the Moon, Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI.” Attached to the bottom of the first card is laminated 2.5 x 8 cue card, printed primarily in red, headed “Mode 1,” and “Mode II–III–IV,” with both modes starting with “Abort.” In fine condition, with some scattered light toning and soiling. The cue card details contingency abort activities (automatic and crew initiated) during the critical boost phase of flight from launch through earth orbit insertion which would allow the crew to effect an early return or achieve orbit in the event of a critical launch vehicle or Command Service Module (CSM) anomaly. The card addresses four abort modes. Mode 1 (enabled up to 19 miles altitude) leveraged the Launch Escape System (LES) to separate and ferry away the Apollo Command Module from the booster, Mode II (after jettison of the LES) utilized the Service Propulsion System (SPS) and Command Module Reaction Control Engines (RCS); Mode III (Contingency Orbit Insertion or COI) employs the Saturn V third stage (SIVB) and Mode IV uses the SPS to achieve CSM orbit in the event the S-IVB is unable to do so. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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The 1984 World’s Fair honors the 1969 moonwalkers

350. Apollo 11. Very nice Apollo 11 15th anniversary com-

memorative citation, 10.5 x 13.5, commemorated at the 1984 World’s Fair, Louisiana World Exposition, on July 20, 1984, signed in black felt tip by crew members Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin. Also signed by NASA administrator James M. Beggs, and bearing a souvenir Apollo 11 mission patch affixed to top left. A gold foil NASA seal is affixed to the bottom. The citation is housed in its 13 x 16 presentation folder. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light foxing to bottom. An unusual association between the two events boasting very large signatures. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

351. Apollo 11. Flown piece of coldplate metal used to shield the Apollo 11 Command

Module Columbia as it carried the crew to and from the moon. The fragment measures approximately 1 x .25 and is encased in a 3.5 x 5 x 1.5 block of Lucite imprinted with the mission name and an identifying notation. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

352. Apollo 11. Scarce FDC honoring man’s first landing on the moon, signed in black felt tip by Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, and in blue felt tip by Buzz Aldrin. In fine condition, with a bit of trivial toning along top edge. Uncommon in this form as the Apollo 11 crew have long refused to sign any type of covers. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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From Aldrin’s collection, one of the few known covers carried to the moon

353. Apollo 11. Extremely rare flown Apollo 11 postal cover, from Buzz Aldrin’s personal collection, bearing a color cachet honoring the first manned lunar expedition, postmarked August 11, Webster, Texas, and clearly stamped, “Delayed in quarantine at Lunar Receiving Laboratory M.S.C.-Houston, Texas.” Signed in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin. Cover is also notated at the top in black ballpoint by Aldrin “EEA 51, Carried to the Moon on Apollo 11.” Although the crew splashed down July 24, 1969, they and their equipment and belongings were immediately quarantined until August 11, when the covers were able to be postmarked at the Webster, Texas, Post Office. In very fine condition. A superb example, these covers are seldom seen where part of Armstrong’s signature is not obscured by the color cachet. These covers represent the pinnacle for any collection of space-related covers. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

354. Apollo 11. Origi-

nal flown fragment of film flown to the lunar surface on board Apollo 11. Film is affixed to an 8.5 x 11 certificate of authenticity signed by Richard W. Underwood, Supervisory Aerospace Technologist at the Johnson Space Center. Certificate details the chronology of the film from after liftoff until its return on board Columbia. The certificate states that “107 photographs were taken on this film roll while on the surface of the moon.” Research indicates roll (or magazine) 39 (also called Q) was used to take frames 5737–5843. Included in those frames were the first photo ever taken by a human on another world, and of the American flag after the astronauts were back in the lunar module. In fine condition. Accompanied by two satin-finish 8 x 8 photos which were taken by the Apollo 11 moonwalkers and attributed to frames of Magazine 39. Underwood was responsible for developing the Apollo photographs—in fact he was the first person to view every photograph from the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz and the first 23 space shuttle missions. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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edition presentation of a small section of flown film, approximately .25 x .25, carried to the lunar surface by Neil Armstrong, #5/11, affixed to a commemorative cover bearing a cachet honoring Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong by the Space City Cover Society. Cover also bears a July 20, 1969, Houston, Texas, postmark. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

356. Apollo 11. A limited edition presentation of two small sections of flown Kapton foil from the Apollo 11 command module that orbited the moon, #5/11, affixed to a commemorative cover bearing a cachet honoring Apollo 11’s return to Earth, and bearing a July 24, 1969, Cape Canaveral postmark. A typed certification on the cover states, in part: “The attached Kapton polyimide film…was an actual part of Apollo 11’s Command Module…that orbited the moon,” and signed by Ken Havekotte. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Type 3 insurance cover

357. Apollo 11. Type 3 insurance cover with the Apollo 11 mission emblem cachet, postmarked July 16, 1969, at the Kennedy Space Center, signed in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin. In fine condition, with a few light spots of soiling and the postmark stamp affecting the top of Armstrong’s signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

358. Apollo 11. A .5 x .5 swatch of Kapton foil removed from the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia’s thermal protection subsystem, removed after splashdown by O. W. Nasse, who was assigned to the Apollo 11 post landing and safety recovery team. Piece is affixed to a letter of authenticity from Ken Havekotte. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

359. Apollo 11. Two different

pieces of Kapton foil removed from the heat shield of the Apollo 11 capsule, removed after splashdown by O. W. Nasse, who was assigned to the Apollo 11 post landing and safety recovery team. Foil pieces are affixed to an 8.5 x 11 informational certificate of authenticity from Ken Havekotte. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

360. Apollo 11. Thirteen items: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing press kit, 8.25 x 10.5, 250 pages, providing very detailed information and diagrams related to the first moonwalks; booklet entitled ‘Moon,’ 5.5 x 8.25, 64 pages, published by Nelson Doubleday, Inc., in 1970. The program served as an introduction to young adults about the lunar program; a black-and-white 8mm film in its original box issued by NASA, entitled “Official NASA Footage Apollo 11 Man on the Moon.” Released by Columbia Pictures, the film offered ‘home movies’ of the historic lunar landing; and a collection of ten items, each pertaining to the Apollo 11 launch. Items are: one-page NASA press release regarding the launch, NASA pre-launch briefing informational packet, NASA Public Information Division “Space Sheet,” NASA/Grumman Apollo lunar module narrative, July 1969 issue of the Canaveral Section Report, two press packets from Bendix Aerospace Systems Division explaining the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package, a July 9 copy of “Moon Mail”; and two 8 x 10 glossy photos of one of the Apollo 11 astronauts ‘practicing’ in their space suit. In very good to fine condition, with some mild toning and the expected wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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361. Apollo 11. Flown core

sample removed from the heat shield of the Apollo 11 command module. The sample measures approximately .75 x .5 x .5 and has one rounded edge where the sample was removed from the heat shield. Sample is held by a metal claw suspended above a wooden base with a 1.5 x .75 brass plaque stating “Apollo 11 Heat Shield Fragment.” The base has a diameter of 5.5” and is housed in a glass dome measuring 7” high. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

362. Apollo 11. Twelve unsigned items: three color 10 x 8 NASA photos of the crew posing in their white spacesuits; two color 8 x 10 NASA photos of the Apollo 11 space vehicle; four booklets released by NASA entitled Log of Apollo 11, 10.25 x 7.5, 11 pages, featuring a timeline and images from the flight; and three shiny Apollo 11 bumper stickers, 5 x 3, depicting an American Flag. In overall fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

363. Apollo 11. A rare lapel pin depicting the lunar surface and a US flag on the face and marked: “1st Manned Lunar Landing, NASA/ Grumman” on the reverse. The post is missing. In fine condition, with some light tarnishing. These pins are seldom available. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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364. Apollo 11. Apollo 11 launch access badge, 5 x 3, number 2697, issued to an unnamed recipient as an invitation to the launch of Apollo 11. The front of the badge includes the Apollo 11 mission emblem and lunar landscape; the reverse bears the NASA logo and reads: “The National Aeronautics and Space Administration cordially welcomes you to the launch of Apollo 11, the first mission planned to land Man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth. This credential is issued to the bearer for his sole, exclusive, personal use, and is not transferable. After launch, it may be kept as a souvenir of the mission.” Badge is housed in its original removable plastic sleeve with a metal alligator clip on the reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

365. Apollo 11. A printed Apollo 11 Lunar Trajectory Notes manual, dated July 14, 1969, 8 x 10.5, 167 pages, bound by two staples on the left edge. Foreword states this document “is to provide the layman with some general information about the design of lunar trajectories and some specific information about the Apollo 11 mission.” Manual provides information on Launch and Translunar Ejection, Lunar Module Descent and Landing, LM Lift-Off, and Emergency Return to Earth. In very good condition, with pencil notations and foxing to front cover, dampstaining to back cover, and expected handling wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Lunar Surface Operations manual notated in real-time as Armstrong and Aldrin stepped onto the lunar surface “‘One small step for man & one giant leap’…Deployed flag” 366.

Apollo 11.

A printed Apollo 11 Lunar Operations Plan, dated June 27, 1969, 8 x 10.5, staple-bound, providing a minute-byminute plan for the time astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were to spend on the lunar surface. This plan was the personal copy of noted test pilot and friend of Neil Armstrong’s, Bob Rahn, who has written his name and department on the front cover. Rahn was hired by ABC News as an on-air expert during the Apollo missions. He was at the studio as Apollo 11 approached the first lunar landing and has made meticulous and fascinating notes on the pages with the time line for Armstrong and Aldrin’s walk on the moon as it actually occurred. Rahn’s notes begin at 22:54, just before Armstrong sets foot on the moon. His notes include “2256. Step off LM. 1st words. ‘One small step for man & one giant leap.’ Fine and powdery. Powdered charcoal. Go in approx 1/8 in. Can see footprints. No difficulty in moving. Easier than sim. No crater from descent eng.” At 1112, Rahn notes “Aldrin coming out,” and at 1148 “Pres. Nixon. 1150 Reply from crew to Pres.” Rahn also details the planting of the American flag on the surface at 1142: “Deployed flag—having trouble to get flag to stay upright. Have to be careful to have center of mass under you just like a football player.” In fine condition, with expected light handling wear, a few tears to cover, as well as a coffee ring. Accompanied by a hardcover copy of Rahn’s memoir, Tempting Fate. A unique firsthand account of arguably the most memorable historical event of the 20th century. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

367. Apollo 11. Rare Apollo 11 medallions, struck from a die

carried to the moon by the Apollo 11 crew, with these particular medallions being the first and last struck. Front has an image commemorating the mission, with the reverse reading “The die for this medallion was carried to the moon and back by the crew of Apollo 11 in July, 1969,” and bearing the struck signatures of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. Both medallions are affixed to a 9 x 7 wooden plaque, with a small informational plaque stating “These two medallions were the first and last struck of a limited edition of 1000.” In fine condition, with some scattered light surface wear to medallions. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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368. Apollo 11. Embroidered Apollo 11 mission patch, 3˝ in diameter,

depicting an eagle with an olive branch in its talons over the lunar surface. In fine condition, with a bit of light soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

370. Apollo 11. Seven original unsigned color NASA photos from the Apollo 11 mission, including a crew portrait and five photos of Aldrin on the lunar surface. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 371. Apollo 11. Eight original glossy 10 x 8 NASA press photos from the moon landing, depicting the astronauts, Lunar Module, and lunar surface, including seven incredibly scarce photos of Neil Armstrong on the moon. Each accompanied by a copy of its corresponding press release letter, dated July 20, 1969, which includes a caption of the photo. In overall fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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372. Apollo 11. Apollo 11 Preliminary Science Report, issued by NASA’s Scientific and Information Division, 8 x 10.5, 204 pages. Report is full of photos and explanations of the mission, and is stamped on the front cover “NASA SP-214.” Expected handling wear and scattered light soiling and foxing to covers, otherwise fine condition. These reports were issued by NASA as soon as possible after missions to release initial information quickly for research and discussion. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 373. Apollo 11. Original and complete unbound Apollo 11 press kit, 8.25 x 10.5, 250 pages, providing very detailed information and diagrams related to the first moonwalks. In fine condition, with scattered light toning and mild handling wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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One-of-a-kind original Apollo 11 VIP badge art work 374. Apollo 11. Amazing and one-of-a-kind original badge artwork for

the Apollo 11 main VIP-issued launch viewing site badges saved from the Kennedy Space Center graphic design offices. Artwork is done in pencil, ink, and paint on a 5.5 x 3.5 off-white piece of heavy cardstock, and depicts the Apollo 11 emblem, silhouettes of three astronauts, and the moon. In fine condition, with some scattered light soiling and creasing. Accompanied by two vintage NASA issued badges, one is light gray and is numbered 1465 and was issued for the actual launch; the second is light blue and issued for the 5th anniversary of the launch, allowing access to Launch Complex 39. A unique artifact from the most coveted of Apollo missions. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

375. Apollo 11. Rare Apollo Program Office Splashdown Party menu/program, held in honor of the Apollo 11 mission at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D. C., on September 9, 1969. This two-page program measures 10 x 13, and with a printed replica of the plaque left on the moon by the mission, as well as a first man on the moon postage stamp, a first day of issue cancellation, and two postmarks, one for the moon landing; and a complete multi-page seating chart for the event, 8.5 x 11, with the names for all the attendees at 117 tables. Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins are seated at three different tables. In very good condition, with scattered toning and foxing to both, as well as some light creases to seating list. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

376. Apollo 11. Color 39 x 19.5 commemorative area rug

with an image of the Apollo 11 crew and an American flag on the lunar surface, as well as fringe to vertical edges. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

377. Apollo 11. Printed Apollo 11 Technical Information Summary Apollo-11 (AS-506) Apollo Saturn V Space Vehicle, dated June 25, 1969, and measuring 8.5 x 11. The extremely detailed document provides a full technical explanation of the Apollo spacecraft’s systems and modules, complete with diagrams and schematics, with the final diagram for lunar surface communications showing a man on the moon. Scattered light toning and creasing to covers, mild handling wear, and owner’s signature at top of front cover, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Rare program from the invitation-only Splashdown Party 378. Apollo 11. Rare Apollo Program Office Splashdown Party menu/program, held in honor of the Apollo 11 mission at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D. C., on September 9, 1969. This two page program measures 10 x 13, with the back cover bearing a reproduction of the Apollo 11 Plaque left on the lunar surface as well as a first day of issue ‘First Man on the Moon’ stamp cancelled Washington, DC on September 9, 1969 (date of this event) and July 20, 1969 (date of moon landing). Signed on the back cover in brown felt tip by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin. In fine condition, with small hole to lower portion of back cover and scattered light toning. A scarce memento from this exclusive event. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Apollo 11 Data File Clip used on the surface of the moon aboard Eagle 379. Apollo 11 Data Clip. Flown Data File Clip carried to the lunar surface on Apollo 11. Clip measures

approximately 2 x 2.25, and is constructed from two plates of aluminum with a spring mounted between the plates to provide tension to hold the plates closed and the ability to grip flight equipment. A one-inch square Velcro patch is attached above the etched part number which reads: “P/N SEB32100094-301, S/N 1122 ASSY.” Accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity from Buzz Aldrin which reads: “This is to certify that the enclosed Data File Clip was flown to the moon. The device held charts and checklists in the Lunar Module. Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins, and I flew the Apollo 11 mission from July 16 to 24, 1969. Neil and I made the first lunar landing on July 20. The clip was stowed in the LM. Part number SEB32100094-301 is listed in the Apollo Stowage List for Mission AS-506 as seen on the copy of page 39 above. The dark material in the Velcro most likely is moon dust from our space suits or other equipment.” Upper portion of the certificate has a reproduction of the page mentioned, noting that four clips of this type were stowed onboard Lunar Module Eagle prior to launch. In fine condition. Provenance: Bonham’s, 2010. The clip was a simple, yet effective tool to secure equipment such as checklist sheets, flight maps, and any loose articles floating in the weightless conditions while traveling to the moon or in the 1/6 gravity environment on the lunar surface. They were placed in the Data Card Kit of the Flight Data File (FDF) with the approximate weight stated as one tenth of a pound for each. Any flight equipment taken and used on the first lunar landing then returned is rare, the more so if available to private hands. RRAuction COA.…(MB $2500)

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Uncommon vintage portrait of the first American flag on the moon presented to a prominent D.C. innkeeper 380. Apollo 11. Color vintage glossy

10 x 8 photo of the American flag on the lunar surface, affixed to a slightly larger foam core mount at its top edge, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Collins Bird—With Sincere Best Wishes, From Tranquility Base, Neil Armstrong,” “Buzz Aldrin,” and “Michael Collins.” Bird was the owner of the Georgetown Inn on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C., where astronauts and NASA officials would stay when in town. In fine condition. An outstanding image snapped from Tranquility Base. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Spectacular lunar shot of Armstrong and Aldrin

381. Apollo 11. Color vintage glossy 10 x 8 NASA photo of Armstrong and Aldrin flanking the first American flag on the moon, affixed to a foam core mount by its top edge, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Collins—With Pleasure—Neil Armstrong,” “Buzz Aldrin,” and “Michael Collins.” In fine condition, with a trivial ding to the top edge. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from PSA/ DNA. This image was developed from film exposed by the 16 mm camera mounted to the lunar module. An exceptional and highly-desirable piece for any substantial collection. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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382. Apollo 11. Color 10 x 8 NASA photo of Aldrin on the lunar surface, signed in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong, black ink by Buzz Aldrin, and signed and inscribed in blue felt tip “‘To Donald R. Brady Jr,’ Michael Collins.” In fine condition, with light creases to the upper corner tips. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

383. Apollo 11. Color 13.75 x 10.75 photo of the ascent stage of the lunar module orbiting the moon shortly before docking with the command module, affixed to a 20 x 16 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in black felt tip “To Bill Drewes, with many thanks from Apollo 11, Mike Collins,” “Buzz Aldrin,” and in blue ink, “Neil Armstrong.” Framed to an overall size of 21 x 17. Collins’s signature and inscription fairly light, but still legible, otherwise fine condition. Drewes worked in public relations for NASA. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Rare complete crew-signed NASA photo of Aldrin on the lunar surface 384. Apollo 11. Color 10 x 8 NASA photo,

signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Norman Graves, Neil Armstrong,” and signed in black felt tip, “Buzz Aldrin” and “Michael Collins, Apollo 11.” In fine condition, with some light contrast to the signatures. A superb photo that showcases Aldrin in his spacesuit, the Lunar Module, American flag, and lunar footprints, rarely found signed by the entire crew. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Type 1 insurance cover from the Aldrin family

385. Apollo 11. Signed Apollo 11 ‘Type 1’ insur-

ance cover, 6.5 x 3.5, with a printed color cachet of the moon landing, and a July 20, 1969, Houston, Texas, cancellation, signed in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin. The cover is removably affixed with transparent photo corners to a printed informational sheet stating that the item originated in the “Buzz Aldrin Family Space Collection.” In fine, bright condition. The famous insurance covers, produced immediately prior to space missions in order to provide financial security for astronauts’ families in case of disaster, have earned near-legendary status as the ultimate space-related philatelic item and one of the most sought-after formats for astronaut autographs. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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386. Apollo 11. Apollo 11 ‘Type 2’ insurance cover, 6.5 x 3.5, honoring of the three crew members and the first step on the

moon, bearing a July 16, 1969, Kennedy Space Center cancellation, signed in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

388. Apollo 11 1968 Planning Document. Printed Mission Requirements ‘G’ Type Mission Lunar Landing manual, dated May 23, 1968, 8 x 10.5, bound by two staples on the left edge. Introduction to the manual states the mission’s purpose is “to perform a manned lunar landing and return and to perform selenological inspection, survey and sampling.” This manual was the personal copy of Bob Rahn, who was later hired by ABC News as an on-air expert during the Apollo missions. Rahn has made pencil notations throughout the manual, including one reference to the EMU writing “Extravehicular mobility unit.” In fine condition, with a small form stapled to front cover and light handling wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) apollo 11 135


389. Apollo 11 1968 Planning Document.

Printed Apollo Mission G Spacecraft Reference Trajectory Volume 1 – Reference Mission Profile, dated August 9, 1968, 8 x 10.5, bound by two rings on the left edge. Introduction inside states “This volume is the first of a series related to the Apollo Mission G… present a detailed reference mission profile for one typical lunar landing mission taken from a threemonth launch period.” This manual was the personal copy of Bob Rahn, who was later hired by ABC News as an on-air expert during the Apollo missions. Rahn has made pencil notations throughout the manual. In fine condition, with aforementioned notations and underlines and light handling wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

390. Apollo 11 1969 Planning Document.

Printed Revision 1 to the Spacecraft Operational Trajectory for Mission G (Apollo 11) Volume I, Operational Mission Profile, dated July 3, 1969, 8 x 10.5, bound by two rings on the left edge. Introduction inside states “A detailed operational mission profile for a typical free return lunar landing mission is presented in this volume.” This manual was the personal copy of Bob Rahn, who was later hired by ABC News as an on-air expert during the Apollo missions. Rahn has made pencil notations throughout the manual, including one about visual tracking of the LM by the CM, “Can CM see LM land? No.” In fine condition, with aforementioned notations and underlines and light handling wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

391. Apollo 11. Complete block of 32 USPS 10-

cent First Man on the Moon stamps, 9 x 10, signed in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong and in black felt tip by Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Sheet bears several September 9, 1969, Washington, D. C., postal cancellations and is affixed to a 9.5 x 12.5 off-white sheet. Light to moderate contrast to signatures, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Astonishing photo of the astronaut’s historic ‘small step’ to the lunar surface, boldly signed “Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11”— the only signed copy ever offered at auction! 392. Neil Armstrong. Extremely rare glossy 10 x 8 photo of Armstrong on the moon, signed in black felt tip, “Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11.” In fine condition. Captured from NASA’s original video transmission of the historic event, this is one of the most recognizable images of the lunar landing: Armstrong taking his first step onto the landing pad, seconds before delivering what is arguably the most famous quote of the 20th century. As the Apollo 11 astronauts touched down on the moon and the first television transmissions made it to earth, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in California was called to work. Responsible for altering the images to photo film, the photo development team there was first to see and handle most of the nowfamous images. In appreciation for his hard work, NASA gave the man in charge of the JPL this photo, one of very few images of Armstrong on the lunar surface (as the man behind the camera, he is absent from almost all photos from the landing). As coincidence would have it, the technician’s sister lived in the same neighborhood as Neil and Jan Armstrong in Bethesda, Maryland, and on a family visit he was introduced to the astronaut and his wife. A very gracious Armstrong gladly signed this photo, which has been in the family’s possession until now. Uninscribed and boldly signed not only with his name, but also with the addition of “Apollo 11,” this quintessential image of the first lunar landing—never before on the market—is as good as it gets! Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) apollo 11 137


Commemorative sword honoring the first lunar landing 393. Commemorative Sword. Limited edition commemorative sword, #0351, made by Wilkinson Sword of London, in honor of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Stainless steel blade measures 30˝ long and is engraved with depictions of the Saturn rocket launch, the Apollo XI lunar (LM) and command (CM) modules above the Moon’s surface, and the American flag and is engraved on a floating ribbon “Apollo 11 Moon Landing 207-1969.” Engraved at the bottom near the tang “By Appointment To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Sword Cutlers,” the logo of “Wilkinson Sword London,” and “Made in England.” Overall length measures 36˝ long, with an 18 carat gold-plated crossguard and pommel and has a polished walnut grip. Sword is presented on its 39 x 6.75 mahogany plaque, with a gold-plated presentation plate captioned “Sword by / Wilkinson Sword of London / to Honour the Achievement / of the U.S.A. Moon Landing / 1969,” and also bearing an image of the Apollo 11 lunar module. Some scattered light wear and pitting, and a hole to each corner of the plaque for display purposes, otherwise fine condition. An interesting and seldomseen souvenir. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Extremely rare baseball signed by the first two moonwalkers 394. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Official Rawlings National League baseball signed in blue ballpoint on a side panel, “Neil Armstrong,” and on the adjoining side panel “Buzz Aldrin.” In fine condition, with a trivial shade of toning over signatures and a slight brush to Armstrong’s signature. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient of the signatures stating “Mr. Armstrong signed the ball on June 1, 1992 when he appeared at a golf tournament at Skyline Woods Country Club in Omaha, NE; Mr. Aldrin signed the ball on June 22, 1993 in Sioux City, IA after throwing out the first pitch before the Sioux City Explorers first-ever home game.” A very scarce format, quite possibly unique. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Uncommon First Man on the Moon Calle promotional print 395. Neil Armstrong and Paul Calle. Postcard-size print of Calle’s First Man on the Moon, 5.5 x 4, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong and also bearing a printed Calle signature; and a commemorative cover bearing a color Calle-designed cachet honoring the Apollo astronauts, signed at the top in blue ballpoint by Calle. In fine condition. An excellent, and uncommon, example of one of the most popular USPS stamps ever issued. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

397. Neil Armstrong. Unsigned

396. Neil Armstrong. One Giant Step album signed in the lower right in black felt tip. In very good condition, with a few central vertical creases, some separation to the top edge, a mild ‘ring of wear,’ and light brushing and irregular adhesion to the signature. The record is included. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

book: Wingless on Luna. First edition, first printing. NY: 1988. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 25 pages. A rare book of the lecture Armstrong gave before the Wings Club at the Inter-Continental Hotel in New York on May 20, 1988. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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398. Neil Armstrong. Signed book: Kill Devil Hill: Discovering the Secret of the Wright Brothers. First edition, first printing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.25, 389 pages. Signed in blue ballpoint on the first free end page by Neil Armstrong and his wife, Janet, as well as in black felt tip by the author Harry Coombs and three apparent Wright descendants. Also includes an original invitation to a cocktail reception honoring the author. Book condition: VG+/VG. Green cloth-covered boards with gold stamped lettering; minimal rubbing to edges; very slightly yellowed with few minor spots of foxing; previous owner’s ‘Wright State University’ name-tag affixed to front pastedown. Dust jacket in protective mylar cover; small chips/tears and creases to edges (almost exclusively at corners and spine-ends); yellowed; minor rubbing, with one small scuff on the spine. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

An historical rarity! Armstrong writes out “One small step” while jotting down notes of his mission

399. Neil Armstrong. Unsigned handwritten notes, in pencil,

on a cream-colored 8.5 x 11 three-ring binder divider. Armstrong has jotted down notes regarding Apollo 11 related documents and photos he had kept. Armstrong writes: “Apollo design Reg Mission (GE),” “USGS Lunar Surface Maps,” “‘One Small Step’— Ltd ed. Print Sandra Lawrence,” “Russian Lunar Maps,” “2 A-11 landing sitemaps,” “LM Cockpit Panel Drawing,” “Saturn-Apollo Lunar Rendezvous chart.” In fine condition, with three punch holes to left edge and a few small corner tip creases. A copious amount of handwriting from Armstrong, with the inclusion of part of his iconic words spoken while becoming the first man to step on the lunar surface. This item represents one of the scant few instances of Armstrong writing out any portion of that quote, as he emphatically refused to quote himself in writing for anyone. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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400. Neil Armstrong. Limited edi-

tion 17 x 23 lithograph featuring a graphite pencil drawing of Armstrong in his white spacesuit, numbered #610/1000, signed at the bottom in pencil by Armstrong. Also signed in the lower right in pencil by the artist, Paul Calle, beneath a pre-printed signature. Triple matted in patriotic colors to an overall size of 23 x 29. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

401. Neil Armstrong. Color 25 x 24 print by Alan Bean entitled ‘America’s Team—We’re #1,’ signed in blue felt tip, “Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11.” Matted to an overall size of 30 x 29. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) apollo 11 141


EKG reading from man’s first step on the moon presented to a member of the medical team 402. Neil Armstrong. EKG strip, six inches long, taken as Apollo 11

Commander Neil Armstrong took man’s first step on the moon. This is an actual strip of the EKG from Armstrong’s heart monitor at the moment he stepped onto the lunar surface. Strip is affixed to a 7.5 x 9.5 presentation sheet which reads, “EKG Recordings Taken as Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong Took Man’s First Step on the Moon” and “4:13:24:28 Ground Elapsed Time.” Sheet is signed and inscribed in pencil, “To Paul Jones, The heartbeats that made this accomplishment possible as recorded at MCC on my console. Keep up your heart work. Charles A. Berry M.D.” Presenation also bears a Neil Armstrong autopen signature. Sheet is matted and framed with mission patches from Apollo 7, Apollo 8, Apollo 9, Apollo 10, Apollo 11, Apollo 12, Apollo 13, and two Snoopy patches, to an overall size of 20.75 x 24.75. In fine condition, with toning around strip from adhesive. After the landing, this EKG report was saved by the Manager of Medical Administration for the Space Center. It was cut up into five pieces; four were presented to the attending physicians on the medical team. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Commanding original one-of-a-kind sketch of the first man on the moon 404. Neil Armstrong.

Boy Scout program with an excellent example of Armstrong’s early signature 403. Neil Armstrong. Vintage program for an ‘Adventure Roundup’ event held by the Boy Scouts of Central Ohio, 11 x 8.5 unfolded, two pages, November 30, 1963, boldly signed on the first page in blue ballpoint by Armstrong, who was a featured guest at the event. Matted and framed to an overall size of 16 x 13, with a window in the back to view the opposite side of the program. In fine condition, with an original central vertical fold and a toned tape remnant to the right side. This event took place only a week after JFK’s assassination—the bond between JFK and the first moon landing is significant. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Original one-of-a-kind signed pencil sketch of a bust portrait of Armstrong in his Apollo space suit, done and signed by an admirer, on an off-white 8 x 11 sheet, signed at the bottom in pencil by Armstrong. Accompanied by the original NASA mailing envelope. as well as a letter of provenance from the artist stating “I drew this picture from a picture in the Michael Collins autobiography ‘Carrying the Fire’ in 1988 or 1989. I sent the picture to Mr. Armstrong & the picture was returned to me in this envelope.” In fine condition, with a light horizontal fold through bottom portion of sheet. A well-done uninscribed original portrait. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Choice uninscribed portrait of the first man on the moon 405. Neil Armstrong. Extremely desirable unin-

scribed color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Armstrong posing in his white space suit, his helmet by his side, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Uninscribed photos of Armstrong represent one of the most coveted prizes in the entire field of space collecting. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Aldrin on the moon, signed by his photographer— Neil Armstrong 406. Neil Armstrong. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Buzz

Aldrin on the lunar surface, originally taken by Armstrong, signed in black felt tip. Some light creasing and scattered spotting to lower portion of image, with a few spots over portions of signature, otherwise fine condition. A lesser-seen uninscribed image from this most desirable of moonwalkers. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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407. Neil Armstrong.

Color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Armstrong posing in his white spacesuit in front of a lunar background, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip “To Kim— Neil Armstrong.” A stray mark to the top border and an autopen signature beneath part of the authentic one, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

408. Neil Armstrong. Color 6 x 9

Kennedy Space Center postcard photo of an Apollo Saturn V 500 F facility vehicle arriving at launch complex 39A, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with scattered mild rubbing to surface. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

409. Neil Armstrong. Satin-finish 5.75 x 4 photo of an X-15 in flight, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with signature just a shade light. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

410. Neil Armstrong. Color 10 x 8 NASA photo of the space shuttle Enterprise atop its 747 carrier aircraft, signed in blue felt tip. A few small, light creases (one just touching “A”) and small impressions to top margin, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Armstrong to Buck Rogers: “Only two pilots went from the X-15 program to the Astronaut Program. The other is Joe Engle” 411. Neil Armstrong. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, University of Cincinnati letter-

head, May 7, 1979. Letter to his good friend Buck Rogers. In full: “Only two pilots went from the X-15 program to the Astronaut Program. The other is Joe Engle, who has not flown in orbit, but flew several of the Space Shuttle landing flights last year and is expected to command some of the forthcoming shuttle flights. Enclosed is an X-15 booklet which you may enjoy keeping.” In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to top edge and a few light creases and wrinkles. An interesting piece of correspondence between two names closely related with space travel. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

413. Buzz Aldrin. Signed book: Lunar Photographs from Apollos 8, 10, and 11. Washington, DC: NASA, 1971. Hardcover, 8 x 10.5, 119 pages. Signed on the half-title page in blue ink, “Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI.” In fine condition, with some trivial toning. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

412. Neil Armstrong. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, University of Cincinnati letterhead, May 25, 1976. Letter to a fourth grade class in Ohio. In full: “Thank you for all your letters and good wishes. I’m pleased to hear of your interest in space. I know that in your studies you will find answers to most of the questions you sent me. I’m sending the pictures as many of you requested along with my best wishes for succes [sic] in your studies.” In very good condition, with two horizontal mailing folds, one through part of the paraph, scattered creases, staple holes along the top and bottom borders, and a few trivial erased stray pencil marks. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

414. Buzz Aldrin. Apollo

11 orbital cover with a cachet honoring the Apollo 11 mission, bearing two July 19, 1969, Vatican cancellations, signed on the front in blue felt tip by Aldrin. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Unique and critical original X-ray of the first boot that touched the moon 415. Neil Armstrong. Original one-of-a-kind 14 x

17 X-ray of Neil Armstrong’s PGA Left EVA space suit boot, dated July 7, 1969, only nine days before the launch of Apollo 11. This X-ray was taken at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center as a last minute check to see if any foreign objects were present that could compromise the integrity of Armstrong’s pressure suit, such as broken off needle tips used in the suit fabrication and stitching process. These X-rays were taken and inspected by Jack Weakland, who worked in the NASA x-ray lab from 1968 to 1979, and who stored them during and after the Apollo program. Sometime later the agency determined they were no longer needed and permitted Weakland to keep them. In fine condition. A unique item directly connected to man’s first step on the moon, which shows NASA’s incredible attention to detail on this historic mission. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Storage kit, certified by Aldrin “Flown to the Moon, Apollo XI” 416. Buzz Aldrin. Buzz Aldrin’s storage kit. Envelopetype kit, made from beta cloth, measures 5 x 3.5, with a Velcro closure on the back flap, a rectangular piece of Velcro affixed to the front, and a sewn on label which reads, “Part No. A7L-201051-07, S/N 100, Code Ident. 74897.” Signed across the top in black ink, “Flown to the Moon, Apollo XI, Buzz Aldrin.” The Pocket Assembly was a field optional item (i.e. an Astronaut elective component of the A7L spacesuit) which was used to store the Neck Dam Lanyard Strap Assembly. The lanyard was installed as a retaining connection between the Neck Dam and the spacesuit’s Pressure Garment Assembly (PGA). This presents an extraordinarily rare opportunity to acquire Apollo 11 flown material—with direct astronaut provenance from the second human being to set foot on the lunar surface. Any item that accompanied the Apollo 11 crew on the very first moon mission is difficult to encounter. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Flown label salvaged from the Columbia hatch after returning from the moon

417. Buzz Aldrin. Flown U-shaped aluminum

equipment label, 9 x 4, labeled “Tool B Unlatch,” with a semi-circular arrow pointing counter-clockwise, signed in black ink, “This hatch label was attached to the Apollo XI spacecraft ‘Columbia’ and was flown into lunar orbit in July 1969. Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI LMP.” Label is affixed to a 12.25 x 7.25 black board. Accompanied by a 1998 letter of certification from Aldrin stating “I hereby warrant and certify that the aluminum equipment label, identified by the words ‘TOOL/B/UNLATCH’ was salvaged from the Command Module forward hatch of the ‘Eagle’ and was flown to the moon on the Apollo 11 flight…The label is from my personal collection of Apollo artifacts.” In fine condition, with expected toning and wrinkling to label. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Novaspace. This presents an extraordinarily rare opportunity to acquire Apollo 11 flown material—with direct astronaut provenance from the second human being to set foot on the lunar surface. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

418. Buzz Aldrin. Aldrin’s honorary doctorate degree presented to him by Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, on May 19, 1969, just one month before the Apollo 11 landing, on the occasion of the grand opening of the Goddard Library. Aldrin’s father studied under Goddard at Clark. Degree measures 11 x 14 and was presented to Aldrin as a “Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa” it comes in the original presentation folder and is accompanied by its three-page printed proclamation. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

419. Buzz Aldrin. A flown piece of the Columbia’s Command Module gold Kapton foil. Mounted to the 11 x 8.5 sheet telling the story of the flight and a complete description of the material’s role on the spacecraft, nicely signed in black ink by Aldrin. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

420. Buzz Aldrin. Launch day commemorative cover with a cachet

honoring the lunar landing of Apollo 11, postmarked July 16, 1969, at Cape Canaveral, signed in black felt tip, “Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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421. Buzz Aldrin. Staple-bound NASA manual entitled “Apollo 11 Lunar Photography,” 8.5 x 11, 12 pages plus appendix, printed by NASA in April of 1970, signed on the front cover in black felt tip, “Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 422. Buzz Aldrin. Original Hornet Plus Three Apollo 11 Splashdown

Menu, 5.25 x 8, four pages, July 24, 1969, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip. Included on the menu for the “Splash Down Dinner” on the USS Hornet was a “Special Splash Down Cake.” In fine condition, with some trivial soiling. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

423. Buzz Aldrin. Reproduction Lunar Module for Apollo Spacecraft

Operations Checkout Procedure manual, 8.5 x 11, signed at the bottom in black felt tip, “Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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424. Buzz Aldrin. Color 18 x 19 poster of Aldrin standing by the American

flag on the surface of the moon, signed in silver ink. Rolled and in fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

425. Buzz Aldrin. Replica 10.5 x 13 plaque honoring the crew of the Apollo 11 mission. The plaque reads “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon July 1969, A. D. We came in peace for all mankind.” The plaque carries facsimile signatures of all three crew members and of Richard Nixon, and has also been signed in black felt tip by Aldrin in the lower right corner. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 426. Buzz Aldrin. Apollo Mission 11 Lunar Photography Indexes, 8 x 11.25, bound with two staples along the left edge, and dated October 1969. Index contains four pull-out maps identifying “targets of opportunity” for color and black and white photography. Signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by Aldrin. In fine condition, with some mild toning to front cover. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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427. Buzz Aldrin. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Aldrin posing in his white spacesuit against a lunar background, signed in black ballpoint. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

430. Buzz Aldrin. Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Aldrin preparing to step on the moon, signed in black felt tip, “That’s one small step for a man—One giant leap for mankind. Buzz Aldrin Apollo XI.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

428. Buzz Aldrin. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Aldrin on the moon,

431. Buzz Aldrin. Color semi-glossy 10 x 8 NASA press photo of Aldrin

signed in blue felt tip, “First lunar landing, Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI.” In fine condition, with mild creasing to the lower left corner tip. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

429. Buzz Aldrin. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Aldrin in his space

suit posing against a lunar background, signed in blue felt tip, “Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI LMP.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

on the moon as he is going to deploy two components of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package, signed in blue felt tip. A ‘First Man on the Moon’ postage stamp is affixed to the reverse, and bears a first day cancellation and two postmarks. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

432. Buzz Aldrin. Reproduction Apollo 11 Stowage List, 11 x 8.5, signed on the front cover in black felt tip, “Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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433. Buzz Aldrin. Three plaques: International Space Hall of Fame gold plaque, 7.5 x 9.5, inducting Aldrin on October 2, 1982, citing the events of the Gemini XII lift-off: a gold plaque honoring Aldrin as an “Honorary Member of the North Seattle Lapidary & Mineral Society” for being “A member of the first team to collect rocks on the moon,” 10 x 6.75; and a 36th Annual Shrine North-South Football Classic gold plaque, 9 x 12, honoring Aldrin on August 1, 1987, at the Rose Bowl for outstanding service. In very good condition, with scattered surface marks, dings, some chips to the wooden mounts, and wear from handling. Accompanied by a letter of provenance. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

434. Michael Collins. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Collins posing in his white spacesuit against a lunar background, signed in black felt tip, “Michael Collins, Apollo XI CMP.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Used in training by Neil, Mike, and Buzz 436. Buzz Aldrin.

Two-sided checklist page used in training for Apollo 11, 5.5 x 8, identified as pages 1-11 and 1-12 and dated April 15 and June 1, 1969, signed in blue ballpoint, “Used in Training for Apollo XI, Buzz Aldrin.” Originally removed from the Apollo 11 Launch Operations Checklist, part number SKB32100080306, which was used in training in the Command Module Apollo Mission Simulator at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. In fine condition, with three punch holes to left border. Accompanied by a letter of provenance signed by Aldrin, which reads, in part: “The entire checklist, including the actual sheet, was used by all three Apollo 11 crew members: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and myself. We referred to this section every time we performed a launch simulation.” Also accompanied by a CD with photos of Aldrin taken at time of signing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Apollo 11’s CMP anonymously donates a signed cover to raise money for Roger Chaffee’s father 435. Michael Collins. TLS, one page, 7 x 9, National Air and Space

Museum letterhead, April 20, 1976. Letter to Anthony Cipriano offering to donate a cover to a fund raising effort for Roger Chaffee’s father. In full: “Thank you for your recent letter concerning Mr. Chaffee’s auction. I enclose a cover which may be auctioned. I‘d prefer that my name be kept out of it, as I am besieged by similar requests, and it is difficult to explain to people why I have made an exception in this case. With all good wishes for a successful auction for this most worthy cause.” In fine condition, with a few scattered light creases. Accompanied by a signed hardcover edition of Collins’s book Carrying the Fire, signed and inscribed on the half-title page to the letter’s recipient, “For Tony Cipriano, with all good wishes, Michael Collins,” and also signed by Curator of Astronautics, Walt Flint. Also accompanied by an unsigned glossy 8 x 10 photo of the Apollo 11 crew seated at a conference table, most likely at the Air and Space Museum, with a copy of Collins’s book on the table. Less than a year before his death, Roger Chaffee asked his father to promise he would do all he could to support the space program should “I buy the farm.” Donald Chaffee kept his promise to his son by traveling the country and speaking to civic and school organizations, all at his own expense. By 1974, the father had lost his business and was $78,000 in debt. The space community in conjunction with the International Association of Space Philatelists (IASP) held a benefit auction to help the father, and Collins did his part to help the cause. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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437. Walt Cunningham. Apollo 11 Prelimi-

440. Chris Kraft. Color

438. Charlie Duke. Satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Duke as Apollo 11

441. USS Hornet. Souvenir Zippo lighter engraved on one side, “U.S.S. Hornet, CVS-12,” with an image of the carrier, with opposite side engraved “CO’s Cabin.” Comes in its original box. In fine condition, but does not appear to be in working order. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

nary Science Report, issued by NASA’s Scientific and Information Division, 8 x 10.5, 204 pages. Report is full of photos and explanations of the mission, and is stamped on the front cover “NASA SP-214.” Signed on the title page in blue felt tip, “From my personal library collection. Walt Cunningham Apollo 7.” In fine condition, with expected handling wear. These reports were issued by NASA as soon as possible after missions to release initial information quickly for research and discussion. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

CAPCOM, signed in blue felt tip with his famous quote, “‘We copy you down Eagle!,’ Charlie Duke, Apollo 11 CAPCOM, July 20, 1969.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

glossy 10 x 8 ‘red-numbered’ NASA photo of a mission control celebration, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, “Chris Kraft, Apollo 11 Mission Control.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

Used by Kranz as Apollo 11 Flight Director 439. Gene Kranz. Color Apollo 11 Earth orbit map, used by Gene Kranz in his role as Flight Director of the Apollo 11 mission. Color map measures 41 x 13.5 and is titled in the lower border, “Apollo Earth Orbit Chart (AEO), Apollo Mission 11, Sheet 3 of 3, Contains Revolution 3.” Chart is signed in the center in black felt tip, “These are the orbital maps we used for injecting the Apollo missions on their lunar trajectory. Gene Kranz ‘Flight.’” Rolled and in fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Farthest Reaches and a photo of Kranz holding the map after signing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Flown Robbins medal from Dave Scott’s personal collection 442. Apollo 12. Flown Apollo 12 Robbins Medal, approximately 1.25 diameter, with a raised design on the face of the Apollo 12 mission insignia. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved with the November 14, 1969, launch date; November 19, 1969, moon landing date; and November 24, 1969, return date. This medal is serial numbered “231.” Condition is mint state. Medal comes in its original case, numbered “231.”Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 12 silver medallion numbered ‘231’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 12, November 14-24, 1969…After the mission, the Astronaut Office distributed the medallions accordingly. I specifically requested the Apollo 12 number ‘231’ included with this letter.” Provenance: Dave Scott. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

Two flown items certified by Alan Bean 443. Apollo 12. Flown printed fabric

American flag, 6 x 4, signed in black ink, “Flown to the Moon, Apollo XII, Nov. 69, Alan Bean,”; a flown printed UN Space Treaty, 5.25 x 3, entitled “Treaty of the Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies,” signed in black felt tip, “Flown to the Moon, Alan Bean, Apollo XII, Nov ‘69”; and an Apollo XII mission patch affixed to a 7.25 x 5 gray mat, signed on the mat in black felt tip by Charles Conrad, Dick Gordon, and Alan Bean. All three are double matted together with a small plaque to an overall size of 18.75 x 15. In fine condition, with signature on flag a shade or two light, but still legible. A great combination of two flown items from man’s second moon landing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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444. Apollo 12. A 9.5 x 8.75 swatch of Beta cloth with a printed 3˝

diameter Apollo 12 mission emblem in the center, signed in black felt tip, “Alan Bean,” and “Richard Gordon Apollo XII.” In fine condition, with a light vertical crease to left border. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

445. Apollo 12. An 8.5 x 9 swatch of Beta cloth, bearing a printed 3-inch diameter Apollo 12 mission emblem, signed in black felt tip by Alan Bean, Charles Conrad, and Richard Gordon. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 446. Apollo 12. Signed book: Apollo Expeditions to the Moon. First edition. Washington, D. C.: NASA, 1975. Hardcover, 9 x 12, 313 pages. Signed on the two-page title page in blue felt tip, “Charles Conrad Cdr. Apollo XII,” “Richard Gordon CMP Apollo XII,” and “Alan Bean LMP Apollo XII.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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447. Apollo 12. Twenty-fifth anniversary edition comic book entitled

“Moon Shot: The Flight of Apollo 12,” 6.5 x 10.5, signed on the cover in gold ink by crew members Charles Conrad, Richard Gordon, and Alan Bean, and also signed on the cover in silver ink by writer D. C. Agle. In fine condition, with some light brushing to Agle’s signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

448. Apollo 12. Flown swatch of Kapton foil removed from the outer skin of the Apollo 12 Command Module Yankee Clipper, approximately .5 x 1, affixed to a certificate of authenticity signed by Terry N. Slezack of the Lunar Receiving Lab Decontamination Team. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 449. Apollo 12. Apollo 12 ‘Type 1’ insurance cover, 6.5 x 3.5, with a cachet honoring the Apollo 12 mission emblem with navy wings underneath, and bearing a November 14, 1969, Kennedy Space Center postmark, signed in black felt tip by Charles Conrad, Dick Gordon, and Alan Bean. In fine, bright condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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450. Apollo 12. Two Apollo Lunar Orbit Charts, both 41 x 12, both dated “1st Edition, 8 October 1969, prepared under the direction of the Department of Defense,” one for a launch date of November 14, 1969, the other for two days later on the 16th. Maps show the trajectory for six orbits from the near and far side of the moon. Rolled and in fine condition, with some scattered light edge creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

451. Apollo 12.

Apollo 12 70-mm Photographic Catalog NSSDC 7010, 8 x 10.5, July 1970, signed on the front cover in black ballpoint, “Charles Conrad, Jr., Cdr. Apollo XII,” “Richard Gordon, CMP Apollo XII,” and “Alan Bean, LMP Apollo XII.” Catalog featuring the 70-mm photographs exposed during the Apollo 12 mission, sorted by magazine and frame number. Mild soiling to the covers, felt tip notation to the spine, and slight haloing to Gordon’s signature, otherwise fine condition. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

453. Apollo 12. Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Apollo 12 on the moon, signed in gold ink by Charles Conrad and Richard Gordon, and black felt tip by Alan Bean. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

454. Apollo 12. Color

satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Saturn V on the pad, signed in blue felt tip by Charles Conrad and black felt tip by Alan Bean and Richard Gordon. In fine condition, with some surface spotting to the lower right corner. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

452. Apollo 12.

Color 8 x 10 NASA photo of the crew posing in their spacesuits, signed in blue felt tip by Charles Conrad and black felt tip by Richard Gordon and Alan Bean. In very fine condition. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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455. Apollo 12 Press Pin. A red 2.5-inch diameter

NBC News Apollo 12 press pin, #192. In fine condition, with some scattered light surface marks. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)


456. Alan Bean and Richard Gordon. A 9.5 x 9 swatch of Beta cloth, with a printed 3-inch diameter Apollo XII mission insignia in the center, signed in black ink, “Alan Bean,” and “Richard Gordon, Apollo XII.” In fine condition, with uneven edges and a bit of light spreading to both signatures. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

458. Alan Bean and Richard Gordon. Flown two-sided

457. Alan Bean and Richard Gordon. Flown checklist page from

the Apollo 12 Launch Operations Checklist, 5.25 x 8, designated pages L2-7 and L2-8, carried on board the Command Module Yankee Clipper. The page details mission launch activity from nine seconds prior to liftoff through the first six minutes of the mission, during which time the capsule was hit by lightening at launch. Signed in black ink “Flown on Apollo XII, Richard Gordon, Apollo XII CMP,” and “Alan Bean, Apollo 12 LMP.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a 2009 certificate of authenticity from Gordon stating “this checklist page…has been in my sole possession and part of my personal space collection since my return from the moon.” Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Trans Lunar Injection (TLI) checklist page, carried on board Apollo 12, 5.5 x 8, identified as pages 2-19 and 2-20 and dated October 6, 1969, signed in blue felt tip, “Flown on Apollo XII, Richard Gordon, CMP” and “Alan Bean, Apollo 12 LMP.” The notations on the page were critical for the TLI firing of the Saturn IVB to propel Apollo 12 to the moon. These notations were made at 1 hour 47 minutes into the mission. From mission transcript 001:47:56 Conrad: Okay. You want me to read it to you? It’s 2:37:43, 179, 059, 001; burn time is 5 plus 44, 1051.54, 35420, 356, 092, 332, 300, 272, 028. TLI occurred 2 hours 37 minutes into the mission. In fine condition, with three punch holes to left border. Accompanied by a CD with photos of both astronauts taken at time of signing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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459. Alan Bean and Richard Gordon. Flown checklist page from the Apollo 12 Launch Operations Checklist, 5.25 x 8, designated pages L2-9 and L2-10, carried on board the Command Module Yankee Clipper. The page details mission launch activity from 6:15 into the flight up to insertion at 11:39. Signed on one side “Flown on Apollo XII, Richard Gordon, Apollo XII CMP,” and signed on the reverse “SCE to ‘AUX’ Alan Bean, Apollo 12 LMP.” Bean is referencing a data restoration command after the vehicle was struck twice by lightning during liftoff. In fine condition. Accompanied by a 2009 certificate of authenticity from Gordon stating “this checklist page…has been in my sole possession and part of my personal space collection since my return from the moon.” Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

460. Alan Bean and Richard Gordon. Apollo 12 CSM TEC star chart, 16 x 8, labeled at the bottom, “Preliminary, September 8, 1969,” signed in silver ink, “Alan Bean, Apollo 12 LMP, 4th man on the moon” and “Richard Gordon, Apollo XII CMP.” In fine condition, with some trivial dings to edges. Accompanied by a CD with photos of both astronauts taken at time of signing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

461. Alan Bean and Richard Gordon. Apollo 12 CSM TLC star chart, 16

x 8, labeled at the bottom, “Preliminary, September 8, 1969,” signed in silver ink, “Alan Bean, Apollo 12 LMP, 4th man on the moon” and “Richard Gordon, Apollo XII CMP.” A few surface marks and some soiling to the lower right corner, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a CD with photos of both astronauts taken at time of signing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Film from the lunar surface 462. Charles Conrad and Alan Bean. A flown

2.5 x .5 piece of film carried to the lunar surface on board Apollo 12. Film is taped by its edges to a 6.75 x 3.75 off-white certificate signed by Richard W. Underwood, Supervisory Aerospace Technologist at the manned Spacecraft Center which reads, in part: “The attached film was carried on board Apollo 12 during its historic flight to the moon…It was carried to the surface of the moon by astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean in the lunar module ‘Intrepid’ on November 19-20, 1969.” Certificate is also signed in blue ink, “From my personal collection Charles Conrad, Jr.,” and “Alan Bean, LMP.” In fine condition. An interesting item certified by both of the Apollo 12 moonwalkers. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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463. Alan Bean. Color 14 x 11 print

of one of Bean’s paintings of himself on the moon, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a few mild edge dings. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

464. Charles Conrad. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of the Apollo 12 capsule nearing splashdown, signed in black felt tip, “Charles Conrad, Cdr. Apollo XII.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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465. Richard Gordon and Alan Bean. Limited edition replica

Launch Operations checklist, bound by two rings in the left border, 6 x 8, with labeled tabs including “Near Insertion,” “Landing Phase,” and “Min Abort,” and signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “Replica of the original ‘Launch Operations Checklist’ flown on Apollo XII. Richard Gordon, CMP,” and also signed in blue felt tip, “Alan Bean Apollo 12.” Back cover also bears a label signed by the artist, Linda Gordon, Richard’s wife. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

466. Richard Gordon. Limited edition replica Launch Operations checklist, #42/50, bound by two rings in the left border, 6 x 8, with labeled tabs including “Near Insertion,” “Landing Phase,” and “Min Abort,” and signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “Replica of the original ‘Launch Operations Checklist’ flown on Apollo XII. Richard Gordon, CMP.” Back cover also bears a label signed by the artist, Linda Gordon, Richard’s wife. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Uncommon tie down strap flown to the lunar surface

467. Lunar Module Tie Down Strap. Rare flown lunar module tie down strap flown to the surface of the moon on board the Apollo 12 lunar module. Strap, serial #1146, measures 10.5˝ long, made of cloth, with a square of Velcro on each side as well as two sets of snaps. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Charles Conrad which states: “I, Charles Conrad, hereby state that Lot #209 (Tie Down Strap from the Apollo XII Lunar Module) featured in the Odyssey Auctions, February 27, 1994 catalog is authentic.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Apollo 13 Flown Robbins medal #230 from Dave Scott’s personal collection 468. Apollo 13. Flown Apollo 13 Robbins Medal, ap-

proximately 1.25 diameter, with a raised design on the face of the Apollo 13 mission insignia. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved with the full names of astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert, along with spacecraft names Aquarius and Odyssey, the April 11, 1970, launch date, and April 17, 1970, return date. This medal is serial numbered “230.” Condition is mint state. Medal comes in its original case, numbered “230.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 13 silver medallion numbered ‘230’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 13, April 11-17, 1970…After the mission, the Astronaut Office distributed the medallions accordingly. I specifically requested the Apollo 13 number ‘230’ included with this letter.” The Apollo 13 Robbins holds the distinction of being somewhat different than all of their other mission counterparts. Because of the last minute change to the crew (Jack Swigert for Ken Mattingly) all of the flown medals were melted down after the mission and new ones struck from the metal. Scott requested number 230 to have a consistent collection and the number represented a Mercedes 230SL for which he had aspirations. Provenance: Dave Scott. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

469. Apollo 13. Printed and bound preliminary Apollo 13 Flight Plan, “AS-508/CSM109/LM-7,” dated February 6, 1970, measuring 8.5 x 11, and providing a minuteby-minute time frame for the entire mission, including the test of the lunar module. First page is a copy of the flight plan submission bearing copies of signatures of T. R. Lindsey, Warren J. North, and Deke Slayton. In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, a few small edge tears, and expected handling wear. Plan originates from noted test pilot Robert Rahn, who was employed by North American Rockwell, which was making the command module. He used his expertise to determine how the astronauts would want the controls, displays, and equipment configured in the capsule. When Columbia, Apollo 11’s CM, was completed, he was assigned to help that crew of astronauts become familiar with it. It was also Rahn who appeared on live television on ABC at the beginning of the Apollo 13 emergency, correcting several sensational inaccuracies originally reported. Accompanied by a hardcover copy of Rahn’s memoir, Tempting Fate. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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470. Apollo 13. Flown core sample removed from the heat shield of the Apollo 13 command module. The sample measures approximately .5 x .5 x .5 and has one smooth edge where the sample was removed from the heat shield. Sample is held by a metal claw suspended above a wooden base with a 1.5 x .75 brass plaque stating “Apollo 13 Heat Shield Fragment.” The base has a diameter of 5.5” and is housed in a glass dome measuring 7” high. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

471. Apollo 13.

A limited edition presentation of flown Kapton foil from the Apollo 13 command module, #10/12, affixed to a commemorative cover bearing a cachet honoring Apollo 13’s return to Earth, and bearing an April 17, 1970, Cape Canaveral postmark. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

472. Apollo 13.

Flown Netting Snap Closure, flown on board Aquarius during the Apollo 13 mission. This onehalf inch round metal female snap fastener is still attached to an approximately one-inch piece of the white Beta cloth strip it was originally attached to onboard the Apollo 13 Command Module. Nicely matted and framed with a color photo of the snap on the entire strap it was removed from and an engraved plaque that reads: “LM Netting snap closure flown aboard Apollo 13’s ‘Aquarius,’ April 11-17, 1970. From the collection of Fred W. Haise.” In fine condition. Provenance: Goldberg’s, October, 2007; Fred Haise Collection. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

473. Apollo 13. An approximately 1 x 1.5 swatch of backing restraint material removed from Commander Jim Lovell’s spacecraft couch aboard the Apollo 13 command module ‘Odyssey.’ Swatch is encased in a curved acryllic cylinder measuring 4 x 2.25. Bottom has an encased Apollo 13 color seal indicating material was originally presented by the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Max Ary, president of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

474. Apollo 13. Apollo 13

‘Type 2’ insurance cover, 6.5 x 3.5, with a cachet honoring the mission insignia, an astronaut pin printed underneath, bearing an April 11, 1970, Kennedy Space Center postmark, signed in black felt tip by original crew members James Lovell, Ken Mattingly, and Fred Haise. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered mild toning. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce flown command module metal shim 475. Apollo 13. Flown lightweight metal shim, 2.5 x 2.5, with a one-inch diameter hole

in the center and four smaller holes at the corners, removed from Apollo 13. Accompanied by a photocopied temporary parts removal tag from North American Rockwell Corporation, noted at the bottom, “Apollo 13,” for “Part Number: V36-553019 Shims; Authority MAO 301-0080 ‘A’ Chg Unit 108.” RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

478. Apollo 13 [Movie]. Prop LM stowage bag from the 1995 film Apollo 13. Bag measures approximately 14 x 6.5, and is labeled at the top, “LCG Interim Stowage,” with another label reading “Sample Scale.” In very good condition, with expected distress and soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

476. Apollo 13. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo of the liftoff of Apollo 13, signed in black felt tip by James Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

477. Apollo 13 [Movie]. Original

hand-drawn one panel storyboard for the Apollo 13 film on an off-white 11 x 8.5 sheet. Notated “Sc. 147-A,” scene depicts the Apollo 13 command module spinning through space after the explosion. Affixed caption underneath reads, “Jim (O.S.) I can’t get this doggone roll out….” In fine condition, with three punch holes to top edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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480. Fred Haise and Gene Kranz. Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Kranz watching an image of Fred Haise on a large screen at mission control, signed in black felt tip, “Fred Haise, Apollo 13 LMP” and “Gene Kranz, Flight.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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481. Fred Haise. Nice 8 x 10 NASA photo of Haise, dressed in a suit and tie, and posing with a model rocket, signed in black felt tip, “Fred Haise, Apollo 13 LMP.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

484. Mission Control. Satin-finish 10 x 8 NASA photo of Mission 482. James Lovell and Fred Haise.

A double-sided page taken from the Apollo 13 Flight Crew G & N Dictionary, 5.5 x 8, with a tab on the vertical edge which identifies the page as “DEDA Input/Output Constants.” Signed on one side in black felt tip, “Used in training for Apollo 13, Fred Haise,” and “James Lovell.” Punch holes to one edge, light handling wear, and some mild contrast to signatures, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a photocopy of the front cover of the manual, which was notated “LMS2,” which refers to Lunar Module Simulator-2 where Haise and Lovell trained at Kennedy Space Center. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

483. James Lovell.

Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Lovell in his Apollo 13 space suit, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Control during the Apollo 13 mission, signed in black felt tip and ink, “Gerry Griffin, Apollo 13 Flight Director,” “Gene Kranz,” and “Glynn Lunney.” Some damp staining to the right side, affecting part of the Lunney signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

485. Mission Control. Color glossy 10 x 8 ‘red-numbered’ NASA photo of the Apollo 13 emblem, signed in black felt tip by Chris Kraft, Gene Kranz, Glynn Lunney, and Gerry Griffin, with each adding his associated flight designation below. In fine condition, with a surface crease to the upper right corner tip and a ding to the top edge. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $250) 486. Jack Swigert.

Apollo 13 recovery cover with a cachet honoring the Apollo 13 naval recovery force, signed in black ballpoint by Swigert and also signed by the Commanding Officer of the Iwo Jima and the recovery helicopter pilot. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Apollo 14 Flown Robbins medal from Dave Scott’s personal collection 487. Apollo 14. Flown Apollo 14 Robbins medal,

approximately 1.5 diameter, with a raised design on the face of the Apollo 14 mission insignia. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved with the full names of astronauts Alan B. Shepard, Stuart A. Roosa, and Edgar D. Mitchell, along with the January 31, 1971, launch date; February 5, 1971, moon landing date; and February 9, 1971, return date. This medal is serial numbered “230” along the rim. Condition is mint state. Medal comes in its original case, numbered “230.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 14 silver medallion numbered ‘230’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 14, January 31-February 9, 1971… After the mission, the Astronaut Office distributed the medallions accordingly. I specifically requested the Apollo 14 number ‘230’ included with this letter.” Scott requested number 230 to have a consistent collection and the number represented a Mercedes 230SL for which he had aspirations. Provenance: Dave Scott. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

One of only 32 Lunar Bible 50-Page ‘Text-Fragments’ duel-certified by Moonwalker Edgar Mitchell and James W. Stout, and encapsulated in a modern Fabergé Egg 488. Apollo 14. The iconic ‘Lunar Bible’ represents the first Bible, first complete scripture, and indeed the first true book ever carried by Man to landfall on the Moon. A complete Lunar Bible contains all 1245-pages of the King James Bible, and was printed in ‘Microfilm’ format (the only format possible for flight to the lunar surface). One hundred complete copies of the Lunar Bible landed on the Moon during Apollo 14 in the personal ‘PPK’ bag of Moonwalker Edgar Mitchell (after having been previously flown to the Moon aboard the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission). After the mission, a small number were segmented into both 50-page and 2-page sizes by Reverend John M. Stout to maximize the potential number of recipients. The accompanying 50-page copy is one of only 32 examples that were officially flight-certified by both Mitchell and James W. Stout of the Apollo Prayer League during the ‘Lunar Bible Certification Project’ (A.D. 2000 - 2001), and then encapsulated in modern Faberge’ Eggs! Un-certified 50page text-fragments without documentation and crudely-glued to cardboard are now selling in excess of $3,000.00 due to demand, as word of the Lunar Bible now quietly spreads. Likewise, the premium flight-certified Faberge’ examples (this copy) have sold at auction in recent years for prices now approaching $10,000.00. Quality images of the Mitchell-Stout flight certification certificate are available for viewing online. This lot is of profound significance to not only the space community as a twice-flown and once-landed lunar artifact, but also to the religious, rare book, and Masonic communities (Edgar Mitchell is a Freemason). Several of the thirty-two copies are already permanently off the market, with an example having been acquired by the State of Georgia for their rare-book holdings, and two more in the personal space collection of Edgar Mitchell and James W. Stout. Another 50-page example is on indefinite-loan to the Atlanta Masonic Library and Museum, and more of these precious-few Faberge copies may become permanently institutionalized and unavailable to collectors in coming years. RRAuction COA.…(MB $500)

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492. Apollo 14. Flown 489. Apollo 14. Un-

signed 9 x 9 swatch of Beta cloth with a printed 4-inch diameter Apollo 14 mission emblem in the center. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $200)

swatch of outer skin material from the Apollo 14 spacecraft Kitty Hawk, .25 x .25, affixed to a 5.5 x 3.5 card. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $200)

493. Apollo 14. Apollo 14

‘Type 1’ insurance cover, 6.5 x 3.5, with a cachet of the mission insignia and Navy and Air Force wings underneath, bearing a January 31, 1971, Kennedy Space Center postmark, signed around the cachet in felt tip by Alan Shepard, Ed Mitchell, and Stu Roosa. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

494. Apollo 14. Flown Beta cloth

490. Apollo 14. A limited edition presentation of a piece of an unexposed but processed 70mm film from Alan Shepard’s Hasselblad camera used on the lunar surface during the Apollo 14 EVAs. The film strip comes from Roll 64 and was on the lunar surface. Swatch is affixed to a color glossy composite photo of Shepard on the moon, signed in silver ink “Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14.” Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Florian Noller, an informational sheet on the Apollo 14 mission, and a photocopy of a letter from NASA technician Richard Underwood, who originally removed the film. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

swatch flown to the moon’s surface aboard the Apollo 14 Command Module Kitty Hawk, approximately .75 x .75. Encased in a cylindrical 2.75 x 3.25 piece of Lucite cut at an angle for display purposes, with an Apollo 14 emblem and certificate of authenticity at the bottom. A limited edition piece, numbered #22/200, originally distributed through the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. In fine condition. Accompanied by a matching certificate of authenticity signed by astronaut Edgar Mitchell certifying that it is a piece from his personal collection. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Incredible safety line carried on the lunar surface 491. Apollo 14. Flown one-inch long section of lunar surface safety line, carried on

the surface of the moon during the Apollo 14 mission, presented to NASA employee Stephen T. Dunham. Swatch is laminated to a 3.25 x 2.75 presentation card reading “Presented in appreciation of your role in Apollo 14’s success. This small portion of the lunar surface safety line was carried by the astronauts on the moon’s surface February 5–6, 1971.” The card also shows a picture of the liftoff of the Apollo 14 mission, and the names and dates of the participants, Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Edgar D. Mitchell, and Stuart A. Roosa. In fine condition. The Lunar Surface Safety Line was a 100-foot long cord designed to be used in an emergency to allow one astronaut to pull another to safety. Despite the overall 100-foot size of the line, very few examples appear on the market. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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495. Apollo 14. Color glossy 10 x 8 NASA photo of the crew in front of their mission insignia, signed in blue felt tip, “To Hazel—keep ’em flying—! Alan Shepard” and “Stu A. Roosa,” and in black felt tip, “Ed Mitchell.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

496. Edgar Mitchell. Sheet of 12.5 x 6 red and white graph paper with blue, EKG-like vertical lines, stamped “Live Data From The Moon, NASA—Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas,” signed in black felt tip, “Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14.” A vertical fold to the right border, light scattered creases, and an area or soiling to the lower border, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned color 10 x 8 NASA photo of the Apollo 14 ALSEP on the moon. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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497. Edgar Mitchell. Signed book: Apollo 14: The Moon Book. Allen

Publishing, 1971. Hardcover, 9.25 x 12.25. Signed on the first free end page in black felt tip, “Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14, 6th man on the moon” and in purple felt tip by Commanding Officer Captain Robert E. Moore of the recovery ship USS New Orelans on a page with his image. In very good condition, with soiling and dings to the covers. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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498. Edgar Mitchell. Fabulous flown 9 x 9 swatch of beta cloth, with a 4” diameter Apollo 14 mission insignia in the center, neatly signed in black felt tip, “Flown to the moon aboard ‘Kittyhawk’ on Apollo 14. 1/31/71–2/9/71. Edgar Mitchell, LMP.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Mitchell, dated February 15, 2002, that reads in part: “This certifies that the accompanying beta cloth patch, bearing the Apollo 14 insignia and inscribed…was, indeed, carried in the command module with the crew of Apollo 14 during its historic 9 day trip to the moon…This patch was part of my private collection and has been in my sole possession since being returned to me post-flight. I hope this memento of a historic period in history brings you, your family and descendents great pleasure in the years to come.” This relic should not be confused with the ‘Earth Our Cradle’ swatches circulating in the market, which have a lot of recently added text and stamps. This, rather, is a pristine flight flown exemplar in original condition! Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Mitchell flies the Fab Four to the moon 499. Edgar Mitchell. Flown cassette tape and case carried into lunar orbit by Edgar Mitchell. Scotch C-60 cassette was dubbed with music from the Beatles, Blood Sweat and Tears, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Marvin Gaye, James Taylor, and Simon and Garfunkel and bears a serial number “S/N 1099.” Cassette is signed on one side in black felt tip, “Flown A14 Edgar Mitchell.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Mitchell, which reads, in part: “This letter is to certify that the accompanying audio cassette tape bearing music by artists Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, James Taylor plus others was personally dubbed by me from the primary recordings of the several artists and carried into lunar orbit aboard the spacecraft Kittyhawk [sic] during the Apollo 14 mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands region of the moon. It was one of four such cassettes in my personal preference kit, all of which served the dual purpose of providing entertainment during the six days in transit between the earth and the moon, plus a back up recording device for personal observations in the event of equipment failure of primary transmission devices.” In fine condition, with some light wear and foxing to labels. Classic songs flown include, among others: ‘Spinning Wheels,’ ‘ Looking Out My Backdoor,’ ‘Heard it Through the Grapevine,’ ‘Something,’ ‘Here Comes the Sun,’ ‘Who Will Stop the Rain,’ and ‘Homeward Bound.’ Also accompanied by a CD of the songs on the cassette and a photo of Mitchell holding the cassette. All the items are housed in a custom clam shell case. Certainly one of the more original flown space items. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Mitchell’s PPK flown on the Kitty Hawk 500. Edgar Mitchell. Edgar Mitchell’s flown PPK bag carried on the

Apollo 14 command module. Bag measures approximately 6 x 9.25, with a patch sewn to one side with “S/N 112,” and another identification number printed on it. Signed in black felt tip, “This command module PPK was flown to the moon on Apollo 14. Edgar Mitchell CMP.” Some scattered light soiling and a broken drawstring, otherwise fine condition. Identified personal items of any astronaut are highly-prized by collectors. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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501. Edgar Mitchell. Manned Flight Awareness Poster for the Apollo 14 mission, 8 x 10.5, bearing images and printed signatures of crew members Stu Roosa, Alan Shepard, and Edgar Mitchell, signed in black felt tip by Mitchell. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

504. Stuart Roosa. Color 10 x 8 NASA photo of the Apollo 14 ALSEP, with a postage stamp and FDC cancellation at the top, signed in black felt tip, “Stuart Roosa, Apollo 14.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

502. Edgar Mitchell. Color 14 x 19 poster for Hasselblad cameras,

505. Stuart Roosa. Color 10 x 8 NASA photo of Roosa posing in his

503. Edgar Mitchell. Enormous, visually striking color satin-finish 37.5 x 7.5 panoramic photo of Mitchell on the lunar surface, signed in silver ink, “Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 LMP,” with Mitchell labeling other points of interest, including himself, the “High Gain Antenna,” “Cone Crater,” “Solar Wind Collector,” and “Double Craters.” Nicely matted and framed to an overall size of 40.25 x 11. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

506. Alan Shepard. Color 10 x 8 NASA photo of Shepard posing in

depicting an astronaut on the moon, a Hasselblad at his chest, with the poster proclaiming “The astronauts saw it. Hasselblad took it.” Signed in gold ink, “Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14.” In fine condition, with light corner tip creases and some light wear and rubbing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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space suit in front of the Apollo 14 mission insignia, signed in black ink. Photo also bears a First Day of Issue stamp, Kennedy Space Center postmark, and an 8-cent postage stamp. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

his spacesuit in front of an Apollo 14 emblem, signed in black felt tip, “Best wishes—Alan Shepard.” In fine condition, with a ding to the lower right corner. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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507. Alan Shepard. ANS signed “Al Shepard,” one page, 8 x 10.5, Department of the Air Force letterhead, no date. Note written by Shepard at the bottom of a memo to Master Sergeant Joe Garino, stamp-dated August 18, 1967. Memo reads, in part “The attached DAF, Hq., 1100th Air Base Wing, Special Order AA-1955, 1 September 1967, announcing your promotion to Master Sergeant, is forwarded for your personal file.” At the bottom, Shepard writes, “Joe—Sorry, this won’t impress your hand ball opponents—congrats!” In fine condition, with two punch and staple holes to top edge and a bit of trivial soiling. Accompanied by a photocopy of a letter of provenance from Garino. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The first lunar golfer inscribes an oversized photo to the pro who presented him the club 508. Alan Shepard. Breath-taking color 13.75 x 10.5 photo of the surface

of the moon, with lunar rover tracks leading away from the lunar lander in the background, affixed to a 14.5 x 13.75 mount, signed and inscribed in black ink “To Jimmy Burke—this trap needs raking—my personal regards to a great pro—expensive but good! Alan Shepard 1/25/72.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 21 x 20.25. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning and foxing to mount. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from golf professional Joseph Moresco which reads, in part: “Alan Shepard was a member at Champions Golf Club in Houston Texas where Jimmy Burke was the head golf professional. As an avid golfer, Alan took many lessons from Jimmy thus evolving into a great friendship. When Alan’s moon mission was planned Jimmy presented him with a six iron that he eventually used to hit the famous golf shots on the moon’s surface…The references to golf inscribed on this item are priceless!” A beautiful oversized portrait with a great reference and direct connection to Shepard’s iconic swings on the moon. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I feel that it would be delightful to meet with the other eleven lunar astronauts as you have suggested” 509. Alan Shepard. TLS signed “Alan,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Coors letterhead, May 19, 1977. Letter to fellow astronaut Jim Irwin. In full: “I apologize for the delay in answering your letter of April 21, 1977, but it was misdirected and I received it just today. I feel that it would be delightful to meet with the other eleven lunar astronauts as you have suggested. I am sure that it will be an engaging social experience and perhaps productive toward some goal of mutual interest. I feel that it should be a meeting which is not publicized to any degree so that we may indeed meet without the benefit of the press. I expect that your suggestion that wives should not be included is a good one. I can provide my own air transportation to the resort which you suggest and could bring two or three others should that be helpful. Given a two or three month notice, I could meet any date which would be amendable to the rest. My warmest regards and best wishes for a full recovery.” In fine condition, with a couple staple holes to top left. Shepard may be making reference to a reunion of Apollo astronauts at the Johnson Space Center on August 22, 1978, attended by Shepard, Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins, Cernan, and others. Correspondence between astronauts is not readily available. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) apollo 14 167


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Incredible Complete Cuff Checklist Used by Dave Scott During EVA-1

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510. Dave Scott. Unbelievably rare and historically significant

lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA) Cuff Checklist worn and used by Apollo 15 commander Dave Scott. 20 double-sided pages, 3.75” x 3.5”, with metal spiral binding working into a curved, 6.25” aluminum arm brace with Velcro wristband to hold it in place around the outside of Scott’s EVA space suit. Inside of cover bears the printed signatures of Joe H. Roberts, R. G. Zedekar, and Dave Scott, and is also initialed in blue ballpoint by Dave Scott. Includes letter of provenance from Dave Scott. Highly prized, and greatly sought after, this mission critical cuff checklist is coated in lunar dust from its extensive use by Scott as he and fellow astronaut Jim Irwin explored their landing site at the Marsh of Decay, Elbow Crater, and St. George Crater during the mission’s first EVA. Securely mounted on Dave Scott’s left wrist for over 6 hours and 33 minutes on the surface, this rare checklist also guided the astronaut in the collection and stowage of the first contingency lunar sample, deploying the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), unstowing the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) and configured the LRV for its first drive, among other important mission and contingency activities.

Apollo lunar surface EVA artifacts are the rarest and most desirable of all flown space memorabilia. Rarely offered for sale, most cuff checklists reside in museums or in the private space collections of the moonwalkers themselves. Individual pages from a cuff checklist—especially one with trace amounts of lunar dust—would sell individually for tens of thousands of dollars, making this complete artifact a priceless and important addition worthy of only the finest private or institutional collection. RRAuction COA.…(MB $5000)

This image, shot by Jim Irwin at approximately 3 hours into EVA 1 (frame 11439 from Magazine 85/LL) shows Dave at Station 1 (Elbow Crater) with tongs in left hand (his right hand is adjusting camera focus to prepare to image the bolder). The strap affixing the cuff checklist to his left arm, with its affiliated drawing and unique serial number is just visible on the exterior of Scott’s wrist as indicated; image magnification and analysis correlates identical attributes between frame 11439 and this artifact.

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Flown Robbins medal from the personal collection of mission commander Dave Scott 511. Apollo 15. Flown Apollo 15 Robbins

Medal, approximately 1.5 diameter, with a raised design on the face of the Apollo 15 mission insignia. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved “Man’s Flight Through Life Is Sustained By The Power Of His Knowledge” along with the July 26, 1971, launch date, July 30, 1971, moon landing date, and August 7, 1971, return date. This medal is serial numbered “025” along the rim. Condition is mint state. Encapsulated in a plastic NGC holder and graded MS67. Up to Apollo 15, the entire run of medallions was carried on each flight, until the misspelling of Apennines (as Appeninnes) led to a batch being sent back to the company to be re-struck. Unfortunately this could not be done in time for the launch which meant that only 127 of the 304 medallions were flown. Accompanied by its original case, numbered “025.” Provenance: Dave Scott. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

‘1715 Spanish Plate Fleet’ Robbins medal from the Apollo 15 moonwalker 512. Apollo 15. Unflown Apollo 15 Robbins Medal,

approximately 1.5 diameter, with a raised design on the face of the Apollo 15 mission insignia. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved “Man’s Flight Through Life Is Sustained by the Power of His Knowledge” along with the July 26, 1971, launch date; July 30, 1971, moon landing date; and August 7, 1971, return date. This medal is serial numbered “145” along the rim and was not flown. Medal comes in its original case, numbered “145.” Condition is mint state. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 15 medallion numbered ‘145’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and contains silver from the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet that was flown aboard Apollo 15, July 26-August 7, 1971…Prior to the mission, 304 medallions were struck…These medallions also contained a spelling error of the landing site…However, in my Personal Preference Kit (PPK) I carried a Spanish silver bar salvaged from the treasured Spanish ‘Plate Fleet that was destroyed by a hurricane in 1715. After the mission the Robbins Company restruck the 177 medallions that had not flown and included the flown Spanish bar in the mix…This Apollo 15 serial number ‘145’ has been in my personal collection since the mission.” Up to Apollo 15, the entire run of medallions was carried on each flight, until the misspelling of Apennines (as Appeninnes) led to a batch being sent back to the company to be re-struck. Unfortunately this could not be done in time for the launch which meant that only 127 of the 304 medallions were flown. Provenance: Dave Scott. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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513. Apollo 15. Apollo 15

cover with a cachet honoring the Apollo 15 mission, signed in black felt tip by Dave Scott, Al Worden, and Jim Irwin. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

514. Apollo 15. Flown swatch of Kapton foil, approximately 1.25 x .5, removed from the heat shield of the Command Module Endeavor after its recovery by Dick Williamson aboard the USS Okinawa on August 7, 1971. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Williamson. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Silver Snoopy pin carried by Scott on three moonwalks 516. Apollo 15. Flown sterling ‘Silver Snoopy’ pin, ‘Type IV’ carried on board Apollo 15, and carried in the pocket of Dave Scott’s space suit during all three EVAs during the mission. Pin measures approximately .5˝ tall, and is marked on the reverse with a lowercase “r,” stamped “Sterling,” and also stamped “United Features Syndicate,” underneath the pin. Pin also retains its clutch back. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part, “I hereby certify that the Silver Snoopy pin included with this letter is from my personal collection was carried in the pocket of my A7L-B spacesuit during Apollo 15…This Snoopy Pin was carried during each of our three EVAs at Hadley Apennine site, including the highest point reached on Hadley Delta Mountain. The location of the pocket in which the flag was carried can be seen in the photo above.” A small printed photo of Scott on the lunar surface is at the top of the letter identifying the pocket. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Troublesome Seiger cover #99 515. Apollo 15. Apollo 15 flown Sieger postal cover with a cachet honoring the Apollo 15 mission insignia, signed at the top in black felt tip, “Landed at Hadley Moon, July 30, 1971 Dave Scott,” and “Jim Irwin,” and also signed in felt tip in the lower left corner “Dave Scott,” “Al Worden,” and “Jim Irwin.” On the reverse is a typed and notarized inscription that reads: “This is to certify that this cover was onboard the Falcon at the Hadley-Apennine, Moon, July 30–August 2, 1971,” and is notary stamped and signed Mrs. C. B. Carsey. Her notary raised seal is also applied to the cover. Also on the reverse, in the lower left reverse corner, Sieger’s name “H.W. Sieger” is stamped then signed by him below a handwritten serial number “99.” In fine condition. Prior to the flight of Apollo 15, a German stamp dealer cut a deal with the crew to carry 100 covers to the moon in return for $7,000 each, on the condition that they not be sold until after the end of the Apollo program. The crew carried his covers, along with 300 of their own. Despite the agreement not to sell the items, the stamp dealer immediately began offering them to interested parties…leading to a Congressional investigation and a decision by NASA to suspend Scott, Worden, and Irwin from flight duty. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Flown umbilical cable used to supply Falcon with power as it coasted toward the moon, presented to Deke Slayton 517. Apollo 15. Flown umbilical cable, S/N B009827, with connectors, carried on board Apollo 15 which connected the command module and lunar module, coiled and mounted to a 16 x 10 wooden plaque, with a small presentation plaque which reads, “This umbilical served as the electrical connection between Falcon (the LM) and Endeavour (the CM) during the flight of Apollo 15. July 26-Aug. 2, Apollo Year 3 / Presented by the crew of Apollo 15 to Deke Slayton.” In fine condition. A critical flown item which provided necessary power to ‘Falcon’ until it undocked and proceeded to the Hadley Rille in Apennine Mountain region of the Moon. Provenance: Aurora Galleries, 2003; Deke Slayton Family Collection. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Insurance cover from Irwin’s personal collection 518. Apollo 15. Apollo 15 insurance cover,

6.5 x 3.5, with a cachet honoring of the Apollo 15 mission insignia, and bearing a July 26, 1971, Kennedy Space Center postmark, signed in black felt tip by Dave Scott, Al Worden, and Jim Irwin. Reverse bears a handwritten certification from Irwin that reads, “This Apollo 15 crew-signed cover is from the personal collection of Astronaut Col. Irwin. Jim Irwin, Apollo 15 LMP.” In fine condition. Inside of cover bears an Apollo 15 mission profile informational card. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

519. Apollo 15. A limited edition presentation of a piece of lunar

dust stained PLSS electrical cable from the space suit of Dave Scott, worn on the lunar surface during his Apollo 15 moon walks. Cable is affixed to a satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Scott in the lunar rover on the surface of the moon, with printed information about the cable printed along the bottom, and signed in silver ink, “Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR, LRV-1.” Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Florian Noller, an informational sheet on the Apollo 15 mission and a CD with photos of astronaut David Scott taken at the time of signing. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Hasselblad camera cover used on the lunar surface 520. Apollo 15. Flown Hasselblad protective cover, 3.5 x 3.5, used by David Scott on the surface of the moon when he changed film packs

during the extended scientific exploration of the Moon conducted on the Apollo 15 Mission. Cover bears the following identification information: “Remove only for required photography, P/N SEB 33100046-301, S/N 1026, Hasselblad, Protective Cover,” with a small swatch of Velcro affixed to the lower left corner. The iconic Hasselblad 500 series cameras became the industry standard for commercial and portrait photographers following the Apollo lunar program. It remains one of the premier brands, like Omega watches, that successfully capitalized on their association with Apollo to achieve iconic status. As such, most of the Apollo flown Hasselblad cameras are in museums or with the Smithsonian. Owning a flown piece of a Hasselblad is an exceedingly rare opportunity, and such artifacts are highly prized by both space and photography collectors alike. Provenance: Dave Scott; Aurora, April 2007. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Vast personal archive from Jim Irwin, including 80 handwritten pages for his book, describing his moonwalk, spacecraft design, the cover scandal, and multiple other topics 521. Jim Irwin. A large and personal archive of personal papers from

Apollo 15 Lunar Module pilot and moonwalker James Irwin. Collection includes portions of his handwritten manuscript for his book, speech notes and corrections, biblical quotes, travel itineraries, and presentation notes, some correspondence to and from Irwin, as well as newspaper clippings, magazine articles, clipped photos, and approximately four years of daily planners, well used by Irwin to track his day-to-day activities. The focal point of the archive is the 80 pages of handwritten manuscript, some of which was the inspiration for portions of More Than Earthlings, on 8.5 x 11 lined yellow sheets. Irwin has filled most of the sheets continuing on the reverse on many of the pages. In these pages, Irwin writes of his mission, his family, his faith, the Apollo 15 cover scandal, and life after NASA. The manuscript includes the following excerpts: In response to the question, “Is there color on the moon,” Irwin writes: “We saw the moon from afar and also very close. As we flew to the moon, it was completely dark—new moon. On the backside, we fired the rocket engine to slow us down…We saw the moon just 60 miles below us and it was awesome. There were mountains, valleys, wide plains and craters everywhere…There were the long shadows typical of the terminator conditions…When Dave and I arrived on the surface, we were surprised at the variety of color…From the front window of the lunar module, we could see a coal black rock sitting on the surface. The next day when we made our grand entrance on the moon surface, we collected that black rock. We found the pure white rock on the slope of the Appenine Mts and shortly after that discovery I announced the green rocks. So we did not find any green cheese there, but we did find green rocks.”

home. I felt light because of the new environment where gravity is only 1/6. The physical sensation was similar to being on a trampoline. Directly overhead was the earth. It was a half earth and about the size of a marble. It was a blue jewel in the blackness of space and seemed so far away.” “How do you feel when you look at the moon? I do regard it differently since I was there. When it is full, I can easily spot Hadley Base…I can easily see where I spent my vacation in the summer of 1971. As I gaze at the moon, I feel a part of it because part of me is still there.” Irwin also writes several pages regarding the controversy of the unauthorized covers carried on board the mission. In part: “We were accused after the flight of taking unauthorized items. This subject is worthy of an entire chapter in this book…Since there was such great interest in the envelopes, we decided to carry an additional quantity…We had done our part and now we were relying on the Germans to do their part. What a shock!…the news headlines announced that Apollo 15 astronauts had carried envelopes that were now on sale for $1000 each. Imagine our reaction!…The fat, our fat, was in the fire!…Deke was angry…We had been thrown to the lions…I am convinced that our unauthorized envelopes were the result of oversight by those assigned to inventory flight albums.” Irwin also provides a handwritten list of his PPK items, including what he carried with him in the pocket of his spacesuit, a second kit on the lunar module that was never transferred back to the command module and therefore impacted on the moon after jettison, the whirlwind publicity tour after their landing, his ticker tape parade after the mission, his religious beliefs, and many other interesting topics in the manuscript.

-”Why land in the water when the Soviets recover on land?” “First I should point out that we can recover on land if that is absolutely necessary… The spacecraft could withstand the landing shock and they say the crew could also bear the shock. When the Apollo concept was developed, we were a little concerned about booster capability. We knew if the command module was designed for primarily water impact, the craft could be designed much lighter. Then there is the concern about a flat area for recovery. The Soviets have a vast area, but we do not have that much flat area other than the wheat fields of the mid-west. I can imagine the reaction of a farmer if we landed a red hot sizzling command module in his wheat or corn field. There is a feeling of confidence when returning from the moon and knowing that you have the entire Pacific Ocean to aim for.”

Other items included in the archive are: two color 10 x 8 NASA photos of Irwin on the lunar surface, each signed in black felt tip and bearing a pre-printed sentiment; carbons of correspondence between Irwin and the National Transportation Safety Board attempting to obtain his airman medical certification and the subsequent appeals after being denied due to his heart condition; several pages of handwritten biblical quotations; other hand-notated speech typescripts and notes, including quotes from Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Ray Bradbury, William Penn, Henry Lee, Wernher von Braun, and Plato; a telegram sent to Irwin inviting him to the Apollo 4 test; an unsigned handwritten letter of thanks for sent flowers; filled-in daily planners for 1973, and 76–78; and lots of clipped news articles, photos, newsletters, and magazine articles.

A notated typed transcript reads, in part: “Col. Irwin, what does it feel like in space?…Being on the surface of the moon did feel much different than being on earth. I had the sense of belonging there and feeling much at

A spectacular collection of firsthand information and opinions from the moonwalker, worthy of much further research. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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522. Apollo 15. Semi-glossy 9.75 x 8 NASA photo of Dick Gordon

and Deke Slayton in Mission Control watching a live image of Jim Irwin and Dave Scott walking on the moon, signed in black felt tip by Jim Irwin, Dave Scott, Dick Gordon, Deke Slayton, and Al Worden. A few scattered light creases, otherwise fine condition. An unusual photo with a great earth–moon connection, signed by all four Apollo astronauts pictured. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

524. Apollo 15. Color 10 x 7.75 NASA photo of the crew in front of the

Apollo 15 mission insignia, signed in black felt tip, “Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR” and “Al Worden, Apollo 15 CMP,” and signed and inscribed “To my friend at August Martin High School, Best wishes from Apollo 15, Jim Irwin.” Tack holes and light wear to the lower corners, a tack hole to the right border, trimmed top edge, and some mild haloing to Irwin’s signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Apollo 15’s ‘lunar license plate’ carried over 17 miles on the lunar surface, from Scott’s personal collection 523. Apollo 15 License Plate. Flown aluminum

‘lunar rover license’ plate, 1.25 x .5, marked with the registration number “LRV 001”, with “MOON” as the home state, the year 1971, and the NASA and Boeing logos in the corners. Astronaut Dave Scott carried them in his space suit knee pocket on all three lunar EVAs, including on the lunar rover. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott, stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the miniature ‘LRV-001’ license plate included with this letter is from my personal collection and was carried in the pocket of my A7L-B spacesuit during Apollo 15…To commemorate the first use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), the first vehicle to be driven on another world, I designed and had produced this small license plate for use as a memento of our lunar expedition. I carried this license plate in a pocket of Image is larger than actual size. my Apollo A7L-B EVA spacesuit (as shown in the above photo) during our nearly three-day stay on the Moon as we drove 27.76 km across the lunar surface.” In fine condition, with a few trivial surface marks. This plate, one of only an estimated 15 total, were prepackaged in a pack smaller than a pack of gum, which was stowed in the left knee pocket of Scott’s space suit before the launch and remained there until after his return to Earth. They were in space for 12 days, 7 hours from launch to splashdown. More importantly, they spent nearly 67 hours on the moon, including 18h 30m of EVAs, and were carried on LRV itself for around 17 miles across the lunar surface. RRAuction COA.…(MB $500)

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525. Jim Irwin. Jim Irwin’s heavily notated 1989 spiral

bound day planner, 7.5 x 9, with a detailed day-by-day itinerary of Irwin’s many appointments and activities. Almost all of the days are filled in, including trips to Central America, Hong Kong and China, Switzerland, and Russia, and also mentions visits with astronauts and celebrities. Irwin also attends services on almost every Sunday, one notated “Billy Graham.” On a Saturday in May, Irwin notes “Turned blue, Mary brought me back to life,” followed by a three-day hospital stay. Other mentions inside include the Air and Space Museum, the Bushs, “1200 Apollo Report,” a couple of parades, and the Thunderbirds. In fine condition, with expected wear. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

526. Jim Irwin. Flown Beta cloth pocket, carried on board Apollo 15. Pocket measures approximately 6 x 7.5 x 4.5, with an ink notation along the inside top which reads, “CARS 73.33.4.” In fine condition, with some scattered light soiling. Provenance: Aurora 2006; Irwin Family collection. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Mission patch cut from equipment before lunar module jettison 527. Jim Irwin. Flown NASA beta-cloth patch, 4.5 x 4.5, signed in black felt tip by Irwin’s wife, “Flown to the moon on Apollo 15, July 26, 1971, cut from equipment left in Lunar Module by James B. Irwin. Mrs. Mary E. Irwin, wife of the late Colonel James B. Irwin.” Sewn onto a slightly larger piece of cloth. In fine condition, with some trivial soiling and the edges of the cloth backing partially frayed. An incredible relic wisely acquired before the jettison of the lunar module. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

529. Jim Irwin. Handwritten speech, unsigned, on two light yellow 8.5

x 11 lined sheets. A wonderfully humorous and clever speech given by Irwin to a group of Realtors in Colorado Springs at an unknown date. Irwin is creatively describing the moon as one would describe a piece of real estate in a listing. In part: “…Wonderful View-towering mountains twice as high as Pikes Peak-Seems like you can see forever. No Smog-No pollution at all - No Air. No noise. Very Fertile, but no trees-No Grass to cut or water No Water… No need for Fire Insurance-No oxygen… May be shown with appointment with the lister. Commuting is a little expensive. Recommend sharing a ride. Terms are moon high.” In fine condition, with some light creasing and staple holes to top left corner. Accompanied by one of Irwin’s High Flight business cards, signed in black felt tip. Unique and very entertaining. Likely one of the most creative handwritten lunar descriptions by a moonwalker in existence. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare ‘Shamrock’ cover, one of only eight taken to the moon

528. Jim Irwin. Very rare Apollo 15 flown ‘Shamrock’ cover, #6 with cachets of a green

shamrock, a small Apollo 15 emblem, and a rendering of the Lunar Rover with two astronauts, signed in black felt tip, “Carried to the moon, Jim Irwin,” and numbered “6” in the lower left corner. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Ken Havekotte stating “This cover, No. 6, has been in the possession of Irwin’s youngest daughter…since her father returned to the moon until it was sold…in February 2000.” Also accompanied by one of Irwin’s High Flight Foundation business cards, signed in black felt tip. Only eight of these covers were flown to the moon with Irwin and research shows only one having been sold at public auction in the last 13 years. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Extremely rare ‘Silver XV’ flown patch from Scott’s personal collection 530. Dave Scott. Very rare flown Apollo 15 embroidered mission patch, measuring almost 4˝ in diameter, with the addition of an embroidered silver “XV” hallmark near the center, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint and felt tip, “Flown to the surface. Dave Scott.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part, “I hereby certify that the Apollo 15 patch (with silver ‘XV’) included with this letter was carried to the surface of the Moon…This cloth patch…features the Apollo 15 crew insignia designed by Emilo Pucci…the Roman numerals ‘XV’ are embroidered in silver thread on the edges of the crater rims in the center, and the initials of Emilo Pucci (‘EP’) are reproduced as a hallmark in the lower center…This special Apollo 15 patch has been in my personal collection since returning to Earth.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Large Irwin lunar portrait presented from High Flight 531. Jim Irwin. Color 13.75 x 10.75 photo of Irwin saluting the flag

on the lunar surface, affixed to a 20 x 16 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in black ink “To my good friend Bill Drewes. His love from the moon 8 Jan 1980, Jim Irwin, Apollo 15, High Flight FD.” Some mild toning to mount, a small stain to left side, and small area of surface loss to bottom edge, otherwise fine condition. Drewes worked in public relations for NASA. A much larger example than usually seen. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Perhaps the most well-traveled flown flag—two Apollo missions and the South Pole

532. Dave Scott. Flown printed fabric American flag, 5.5 x 4, flown on board Apollo 9, carried to the South Pole in 1970, and flown to the lunar surface during the Apollo 15 mission. Flag is signed on two white stripes in blue ink, “Flown on Apollo 9, March 1969. Carried to South Pole Jan 1970. Flown to surface of the moon, Apollo 15. Dave Scott.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part, “I hereby certify that the United States flag included with this letter…is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 9…then carried to the South Pole, Antarctica…and then flown to the lunar surface during Apollo 15…I was a member of the NASA contingent of six on an official visit to Antarctica from 9 through 15 January 1970…Throughout the journey, I carried the attached United States flag in the pocket of my parka as a symbol of exploration.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Large flown flag from Dave Scott’s personal collection

533. Dave Scott. Large flown printed fabric American flag, 11 x 7.5, carried to the lunar surface on board Apollo 15. Signed in blue ink on a white stripe, “Flown to the surface of the moon on Apollo 15. Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part, “I hereby certify that the United States flag included with this letter was carried to the surface of the Moon during Apollo 15; this large silk flag measures 11˝ x 7.5˝ and was carried in my Personal Preference Kit (PPK) aboard the Lunar Module Falcon…This large United States flag has been in my personal collection since returning to Earth.” In fine condition, with a central vertical crease. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

US flag carried up Hadley Delta Mountain by Dave Scott

534. Dave Scott. Flown printed fabric American flag, 6 x 4, carried on board Apollo 15, and carried in the pocket of Dave Scott’s space suit during all three EVAs during the mission. Signed on two white lines in blue ink, “Carried to the Hadley Delta Mountain, Surface of Moon, Apollo 15. Dave Scott CDR,” with a small ink notation in the lower right corner on the reverse of the flag. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part, “I hereby certify that the United States flag included with this letter was carried in the pocket of my A7L-B spacesuit during Apollo 15…carried during each of our three EVAs at Hadley Apennine site, including the highest point reached on Hadley Delta Mountain. The location of the pocket in which the flag was carried can be seen in the photo above…This special United States flag has been in my personal collection since returning to Earth.” A small printed photo of Scott on the lunar surface is at the top of the letter identifying the pocket. In fine condition. This flag and its impeccable provenance remains one of the few Apollo mission-flown artifacts that were personally flight-certified by the astronaut who actually carried it on the surface of the moon! Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

535. Dave Scott. Flown printed fabric Netherlands flag, 6 x 4, flown to

lunar orbit aboard Apollo 15, signed in blue ink in the white panel, “Flown around the Moon for 6 days (74 orbits), Apollo 15, July 26–Aug 7, ‘71, Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Scott which reads, in part: “I hereby certify that the national flag of the Netherlands included with this letter was flown around the moon for 6 days (74 orbits) during Apollo 15…July 26-August 7, 1971…and was carried in my Personal Preference Kit (PPK) aboard the Command and Service Module, Endeavor… This national flag of the Netherlands has been in my personal collection since returning to Earth.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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536. Dave Scott.

Flown printed fabric French flag, 6 x 4, flown to lunar orbit aboard Apollo 15, signed vertically in blue ink in the white panel, “Flown around the Moon for 6 days (74 orbits), Apollo 15, July 26–Aug 7, ‘71, Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Scott which reads, in part: “I hereby certify that the national flag of France included with this letter was flown around the moon for 6 days (74 orbits) during Apollo 15…July 26-August 7, 1971…and was carried in my Personal Preference Kit (PPK) aboard the Command and Service Module, Endeavor…This national flag of France has been in my personal collection since returning to Earth.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

538. Dave Scott. Flown printed fabric Bolivian flag, 6 x 4, flown to lunar

orbit aboard Apollo 15, signed in blue ink on the yellow panel, “Flown around the Moon for 6 days (74 orbits), Apollo 15, July 26–Aug 7, ‘71, Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Scott which reads, in part: “I hereby certify that the national flag of Bolivia included with this letter was flown around the moon for 6 days (74 orbits) during Apollo 15…July 26-August 7, 1971…and was carried in my Personal Preference Kit (PPK) aboard the Command and Service Module, Endeavor…This national flag of Bolivia has been in my personal collection since returning to Earth.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

537. Dave Scott.

Flown printed fabric Italian flag, 6 x 4, flown to lunar orbit aboard Apollo 15, signed vertically in blue ink in the white panel, “Flown around the Moon for 6 days (74 orbits), Apollo 15, July 26–Aug 7, ‘71, Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Scott which reads, in part: “I hereby certify that the national flag of Italy included with this letter was flown around the moon for 6 days (74 orbits) during Apollo 15…July 26-August 7, 1971…and was carried in my Personal Preference Kit (PPK) aboard the Command and Service Module, Endeavor…This national flag of Italy has been in my personal collection since returning to Earth.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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539. Dave Scott. Flown printed fabric Ugandan flag, 6 x 4, flown to lunar orbit aboard Apollo 15, signed in blue ink on a yellow panel, “Flown around the Moon for 6 days (74 orbits), Apollo 15, July 26–Aug 7, ‘71, Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Scott which reads, in part: “I hereby certify that the national flag of Uganda included with this letter was flown around the moon for 6 days (74 orbits) during Apollo 15…July 26-August 7, 1971…and was carried in my Personal Preference Kit (PPK) aboard the Command and Service Module, Endeavor…This national flag of Uganda has been in my personal collection since returning to Earth.” In fine condition. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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LM Range-Rate Indicator removed from a full-scale mock-up and tested during the Apollo 15 moon mission 540. Dave Scott. Apollo 15 Lunar Module Range/Rate Indicator gauge, mounted in clear Lucite, measuring approximately 4 x 5 x 6, and weighing 3.75 pounds. This unique gauge was removed from the M-6 test vehicle, a full-scale mock-up of the Lunar Module interior as the result of the Apollo 15 LM crew finding the outer pane of glass on the Lunar Module Falcon Range/Rate Indicator gauge broken. This unit was similarly broken during the Apollo 15 flight for flammability testing to see if the presence of oxygen in the electrical circuitry of this gauge posed any fire risk to the Lunar Module Falcon. The Flammability Test Report concluded ‘the presence of oxygen in the unit created no flammability constraint to the continuation of the Apollo 15 mission.’ Signed on the Plexiglas cover of the gauge in silver ink, “Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR, Falcon Endeavor.” In very good condition, with cracked and chipped outer pane and expected scorching and distress from testing. Accompanied by seven color NASA ‘red-numbered’ photos of the gauge in various stages of the test, a certificate of authenticity from Novaspace for Scott’s signature, and a CD with 47 images of the gauge, Scott signing the gauge, and the NASA testing report. A unique piece of equipment and documentation. Provenance: Goldberg Auction 2008. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

541. Dave Scott.

Unique freeze-dried ‘space food’ from the collection of Apollo 15 commander Dave Scott. The first item, labeled “Corn Chowder,” measures 3.5 x 11 and rests within a sealed pouch to which a nozzle is attached. The label also bears the simple heating instructions; the other is a 4.5 x 3.5 block of four pieces labeled “Pineapple Fruit Cake.” Also included is a sealed skin cleaning towel. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating “I hereby certify that this Apollo Food is from my personal collection.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

542. Dave Scott. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Scott in his spacesuit posing with a model of the lunar rover, signed in blue felt tip, “Dave Scott 7th Man on the Moon, Apollo 15.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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543. Lunar Surface Television. Final Apollo

15 Lunar Surface Television Operations Plan, 8 x 10.5, 57 pages, July 5, 1971. Document prepared by the Apollo Communication Systems Section of the Manned Spacecraft Center, including procedures, instructions for camera use, and timelines for television operations once on the lunar surface. In very good condition, with scattered creases, toning, and soiling to the covers, a couple small areas of trivial surface loss, a rusty binding staple to the upper left, and five punch holes to the left border. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

544. Al Worden. Signed book: Hello Earth. First edition, first printing.

Los Angeles: Nash Publishing, 1974. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 8, 80 pages. Signed on the half-title page in black felt tip, “Al Worden Apollo 15.” In fine condition, with some slight haloing to signature. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

545. Lunar Surface Checklist Manual. A

printed Apollo 15 Change B Lunar Surface Checklist, dated July 14, 1971, bound by two rings, measuring 8.5 x 11, “Prepared by EVA Procedures Section, EVA/IVA Procedures Branch, Crew Procedures Division.” Manual provides step-by-step instructions for preparation and procedures for all three Apollo 15 EVAs. Contents include post and prep activities, all three moon walks, as well as emergency lift-off. Featured inside under the “EVA-1” tab is an almost exact duplicate of the checklist worn by Dave Scott over his glove while performing his first moon walk, which is offered as item #510 in this auction. In fine condition, with expected light handling wear. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Apollo 16 Robbins medal from Dave Scott’s personal collection

546. Apollo 16. Apollo 16 Robbins Medal, approximately 1.25 diameter, with a raised design on the face of the Apollo 16 mission insignia. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved with the April 16, 1972, launch date, April 20, 1972, moon landing date, and April 27, 1972, return date. This medal is not serial numbered along the rim and is not flown. Condition is mint state. Medal comes in its original case. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott which reads, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 16 silver medallion included with this letter is from my personal collection as a prized memento of the Apollo 16 mission, April 16-27, 1972.” Provenance: Dave Scott. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

547. Apollo 16. A 9 x 9 swatch of

Beta cloth with a printed 3.25˝ diameter Apollo 16 mission emblem in the center. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

548. Apollo 16. Flown Pyro System schematic section from a data book flown to the moon’s surface aboard the Apollo 16 Lunar Module Orion, approximately 2 x 1. Encased in a cylindrical 2.75 x 3.25 piece of Lucite cut at an angle for display purposes, with an Apollo 16 emblem and certificate of authenticity at the bottom. A limited edition piece, numbered #22/200, originally distributed through the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. In fine condition. Accompanied by a matching certificate of authenticity signed by astronaut Charlie Duke certifying that it is a piece from his personal collection. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

549. Apollo 16. A 9 x 9 swatch of Beta cloth bearing a printed 3.5-inch diameter Apollo 16 mission insignia, and bearing autopen signatures of John Young, Charlie Duke, and Ken Mattingly. Swatch also bears an April 26, 1972, Houston, Texas postmark and an 8-cent postage stamp. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Velcro swatch from the lunar surface

550. Apollo 16. Limited edition presentation of a small triangular swatch of moondust soiled Velcro, approximately .5 x .5 x .75, affixed to a color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the Apollo 16 LM and rover on the moon’s surface, titled at the top, “Swatch of moondust stained Velcro from the cue card ‘LM Comm Modes’ used in the Lunar Module Orion on the Descartes Highlands, April 21-24, 1972.” Reverse is numbered “#14 Special edition, Florian Noller.”

Accompanied by a color photocopy of both sides of the LM Cue Card titled “LM Comm Modes,” picturing the 1” x 2” moondust stained Velcro from which the triangular portion here offered was removed and the following statement from Charles M. Duke, Jr.: “Flown to the Lunar Surface aboard Apollo 16, landed on April 20, 1972. Charles M. Duke, Jr Apollo 16 LMP.” Also accompanied by a copy of a Letter of Certification handwritten and signed by Duke for the flown cue card, which reads, in part: “It is my opinion that the dark smudges on the border of the Velcro hook include traces of lunar dust. This dust, which we brought in with us from the lunar surface, was on many items that were exposed in the cabin.” Also accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Florian Noller. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

551. Apollo 16.

Apollo 16 insurance cover, 6.5 x 3.5, with a cachet honoring of the Apollo 16 mission insignia, and two sets of astronaut wings, bearing an April 16, 1972, Kennedy Space Center postmark, signed in blue ballpoint by John Young, in blue felt tip by Ken Mattingly, and in black felt tip by Charlie Duke. In fine condition, with a small pencil notation and slight adhesive remnants to reverse. Inside of cover holds an informational card of the mission profile. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

552. Apollo 16. Cream-colored polyester necktie by Rhynecliffe, 56˝ long, with an Apollo 16 mission emblem printed at the end with “Charlie Duke Day,” printed underneath. In very good condition, with several small stains and light soiling. Charlie Duke Day was held on May 26, 1972, in his home town of Lancaster, South Carolina. A report in the following day’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal reports 25,000 people attended a parade in Duke’s honor and that Duke “wore a white tie emblazoned with the words ‘Charlie Duke Day.’” RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

553. Apollo 16 Training Cue Card. Apollo 16 double-sided training cue card, 6 x 8.25, with four swatches of Velcro affixed to both sides, dated March 8, 1972. Cue card is for an SPS (Service Propulsion System) Burn, providing step-by-step instructions for the scheduled burn. Card has a 4 x .75 inch section cut from the upper portion. In fine condition. The SPS was the main propulsion system for the command and service module. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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554. Apollo 16 Training Cue Card. Apollo

16 double-sided triangular-shaped training cue card, 6 x 5.25, with three swatches of Velcro affixed to one side, and one swatch affixed to the other, dated December 13, 1971. Cue card is for “Loss of Comm,” procedures on one side, and “AC PWR,” on the other side. In fine condition, with some scattered light surface loss and staining to one side. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

555. Apollo 16 Training Cue Card. Apollo 16 double-sided training cue card, 6 x 4.5, with three pieces of Velcro affixed to one side, dated March 8, 1972. One side has a chart for LOI (Lunar Orbit Insertion) Limits, the other side is headed “LOI No Go’s,” listing 43 different examples of problems that would halt a trip to the moon, including “Cabin Fire or Smoke,” “FU or OX Tank (Leak),” and “(4) Docking Latches.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

556. Charlie Duke. On The

Moon With Apollo 16, A Guidebook to the Descartes Region guidebook, 8 x 10.25, 90 pages, printed by NASA in 1972. Guidebook provides an in-depth description, images, and diagrams concerning the upcoming Apollo mission and the crews training. Signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “The game plan for a fantastic stay on the Moon; April 20–23, 1972, Charles M. Duke, Jr., Apollo 16 Moon Walker.” In fine condition, with mild handling wear, and scattered toning, soiling, and creasing to covers. Accompanied by a photo of Duke holding the guidebook after signing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

557. Charlie Duke. Two Beta cloth swatches, both 9 x 9, each with a printed color 3.5˝ Apollo 16 mission insignia in the center, one signed in black felt tip, “Fly straight—Land soft, Charlie Duke, Apollo 16 LMP”; the other signed “Thank God for America, Charlie Duke, Apollo 16 LMP.” Both swatches also bear an April 20, 1972, Houston, Texas postmark and an 8-cent postage stamp. In fine condition. Accompanied by a photo taken at time of signing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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558. Charlie Duke. Catalog of

Apollo 16 Rocks, Part 2. 63335– 66095, 8.5 x 11, 423 pages, September, 1980, signed on the front cover in black felt tip, “Charlie Duke, Apollo 16 LMP.” Catalog consisting of images and scientific details of rocks recovered from the moon during Apollo 16. In fine condition, with a few light creases and binding staples and three punch holes to the left border. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

One of the last 25 covers flown to the lunar surface 560. Charlie Duke. Flown

Apollo 16 postal cover, 6.5 x 3.5, with a cachet honoring of the Apollo 16 mission insignia, signed on the front in black felt tip, “Charlie Duke,” and numbered “3” in the upper left corner by Duke. On the reverse, Duke has added a handwritten certification on the envelope flap, which reads, “I certify that cover #3 of a total of 25 carried on the Apollo 16 flight, landed on the moon, approved for stowage in my personal preference kit. Charles M. Duke, Jr.” Cover bears two cancellations, one from the Kennedy Space Center on launch day April 16, 1972 and the other from the day of recovery, April 27, 1972 on the recovery ship USS Ticonderoga. In fine condition, with some mild toning on reverse. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Duke stating “The covers accompanied me during the flight and to the Descartes lunar landing site,” as well as two photos taken at time of signing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

From Duke’s personal collection: “Our crew EKG data during liftoff on our Saturn V” 559. Charlie Duke. EKG printout on red and white graph paper from the Saturn V liftoff, showing the heart rates of Young, Mattingly, and Duke, 9.25 x 15, signed at the bottom in blue ballpoint, “From my personal space collection! What a ride! Our crew EKG data during liftoff on our Saturn V, Charles M. Duke, Jr., Apollo 16 LMP.” In very good condition, with a central horizontal fold, scattered creases and light soiling, and rough left and right edges. An incredible relic from the beginning moments before Apollo 16’s historic flight to the moon. Provenance: Swann 2001. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Mexican flag carried to the lunar surface 561. Charlie Duke. Flown printed fabric Mexican flag, 6 x 4, carried to the lunar surface on board the LM Orion, signed in blue ink on the white stripe of the flag, “Arrived on the lunar surface aboard ‘Orion’ April 20, 1972. Flown to the moon on Apollo 16, Charlie Duke, Lunar Module Pilot.” Flag is affixed by its corners to a 9.25 x 12 certificate stating “This flag was flown aboard the first Apollo mission to the lunar highlands,” and signed in black felt tip by Charlie Duke. Accompanied by an unusually lengthy handwritten certificate of authenticity from Duke, which reads, in part: “this flag of the Republic of Mexico accompanied me aboard the lunar module ‘Orion’ to the Descartes Highlands of the moon…this flag was stowed in my… PPK. There it remained throughout almost 72 hours on the lunar surface. This flag was exposed to the vacuum of space on each of the three EVA’s which totalled over 20 hours for Apollo 16…Since that time it has remained as a treasured part of my personal space collection.” In fine condition, with a bit of trivial feathering to writing on flag. Not to be confused with the more common lunar orbit flown flags, international flags flown to the lunar surface are exceedingly rare. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

562. Charlie Duke.

Flown swatch of “moondust stained Velcro” from a cue card once mounted on the main instrument panel of the Apollo 16 Lunar Module Orion, .25 x .25, affixed to a color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the Lunar Module, signed in silver ink, “Charlie Duke, Apollo 16 LMP.” In fine condition. Originates from the personal collection of Charlie Duke, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Spaceflori, photocopied letter of provenance from Duke, and a CD with photos of Duke taken at time of signing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

563. Charlie Duke.

Souvenir typescript, one page, 8.5 x 11, an excerpt from Moonwalker, signed at the bottom in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

564. Ken Mattingly. Vintage glossy 10 x 8 NASA photo of Mattingly

in his space suit before the Apollo 16 mission, signed later in black felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

565. Ken Mattingly.

Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Mattingly in his spacesuit before the Apollo 16 mission, signed in blue felt tip, “T. K. Mattingly.” In very fine condition. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

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Apollo 17

Very rare flown Robbins medal #15 from Scott’s personal collection 566. Apollo 17. Historic and very scarce flown Apollo 17 Robbins Medal, approximately 1.5 diameter, with a raised design on the face of the Apollo 17 mission insignia. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved “America-Challenger Apollo XVII—The Beginning” along with the December 6, 1972, launch date, December 11, 1972, moon landing date, and December 19, 1972, return date. This medal is serial numbered “F15.” Condition is mint state. Encapsulated in a plastic NGC holder and graded MS67. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Apollo 15 Commander Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 17 silver medallion number ‘15’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 17…After the mission, the Astronaut Office distributed the medallions accordingly. I specifically requested the Apollo 17 number ‘15’ included with this letter.” Also accompanied by its original presentation case numbered ‘15.’ Some researchers have stated that only serial numbers F1 to F80 were flown of 300 total medallions struck. The medal also marked the first use of an ‘F’ with a serial number to denote a flown medallion. Perhaps the most sought after and difficult-to-acquire of all the Apollo flown medals, with a neat tie-in between the former moonwalker and his own mission. RRAuction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Lunar Orbit Flown Complete Apollo 17 CSM Guidance and Control Checklist

567. Apollo 17. Flown, complete Apollo 17 Command Service Module

Guidance and Control checklist, flown into lunar orbit on board Apollo 17. Checklist measures 6 x 8, is bound by its original three rings in the left edge, and contains 124 pages (62 individual sheets), mostly doublesided, including an extensively used fold-out star chart. Contains a page of inflight writing, and several pages exhibiting smudges of dust and residue spotting consistent with extensive inflight use. The G&C Checklist provided the noun and verb commands, star chart alignments, and other critical inputs needed to operate the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) via the display and numeric keypad (DSKY). The G&C checklist is literally the “users manual” for flying the Apollo command and service module spacecraft! Signed on the front cover in blue felt tip, “Flown on Apollo XVIII, Gene Cernan,” and also bears a “Provenance: The Eugene A. Cernan Space Collection,” stamp on the front cover. Accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Cernan which reads, in part: “This is to certify that the accompanying Apollo 17 CSM G & C Checklist, Part No. SKB32100123-310, S/N 1002 was flown to the Moon aboard the Command Service Module ‘America’ during the historic last lunar landing mission of the Apollo space program…This flown checklist, one of only two that flew and was used on this mission…includes star charts and alignment instructions for spacecraft control…NASA’s policy…permitted astronauts to keep disposable equipment from their mission as personal mementos. I, accordingly, chose to include this checklist among mine. This checklist has remained in my possession as a treasured part of my personal space collection for over thirty-nine years, ever since NASA presented it back to me in 1973, after my return from the Moon. This CSM G&C Checklist, with my hand signed flight certification on the cover, and my personal provenance stamp, remains both a historic tool used on Apollo 17, and a rare example of a lunar orbit flown manual from Project Apollo’s last voyage to the Moon.” In recent years, Apollo era checklists have been broken up and individual page sold for thousands of dollars. Thus, full, complete checklists are becoming extremely rare to acquire–especially one involved with the actual guidance and navigation of the spacecraft. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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568. Apollo 17. Commemorative cover with a cachet honoring

Apollo 17, signed in black felt tip by Gene Cernan, Ron Evans, and Harrison Schmitt. On the reverse, Evans has added a brief ANS: “This cover was signed prior to Apollo 17 launch in Dec. 1972, Ron Evans, Apollo 17 CMP.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

569. Apollo 17. Apollo 17 ‘insurance type’ cover with a cachet of the Apollo 17 mission emblem, signed in black felt tip by Harrison Schmitt, Ron Evans, and Gene Cernan. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

571. Apollo 17. Flown printed fabric American flag, 5.5 x 4, flown to the moon aboard the America command module. Flag is affixed to a 13.5 x 10.75 certificate stating the flag was carried to the moon and presented “In recognition of your outstanding contribution to the manned space flight program presented to Chief of the Reliability Division Joseph H. Levine.” Certificate also bears a printed signature of Christopher Kraft and a presentation date of January 1981. Framed to an overall size of 14.75 x 11.75. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light foxing to certificate. Flag originates from the estate of Joseph H. Levine, who served as Chief, Reliability Division, Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance from 1972–1985. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

570. Apollo 17. Ron Evans’s personally-owned and used Fisher

space pen, used during his training for Apollo 17. Silver pen measures 5.25˝ long with a small swatch of Velcro affixed near the top. Pen does not function. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Novaspace’s Ron Evans Garage Sale, signed by his wife, Janet Evans. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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572. Apollo 17. Four items from the Apollo 17 mission: two different Apollo 17 mission events cards, with detailed schedules of the mission, including all three moonwalks; a printed Mission Planning Briefing, 10.5 x 8; and a spiralbound TRW Flight Data notepad. Some scattered toning and foxing, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)


573. Apollo 17. Color 10 x 8 NASA photo of the crew posing with their lunar rover, signed in black felt tip, “Gene Cernan” and “Jack Schmitt,” signed and inscribed “To Al—Best wishes from the crew of Apollo XVII, Ron Evans, Jan 77.” In very good condition, with scattered soiling to the right side, slight creasing to a few corner tips, and light brushing to part of the inscription. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

574. Gene Cernan. A 9 x 9 swatch of Beta cloth, with a printed 3.5-inch diameter Apollo 17 mission emblem, signed at the bottom in black felt tip, “Gene Cernan, Apollo XVII.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Novaspace from Gene Cernan’s Garage Sale. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

575. Gene Cernan. Signed book:

The Last Man on the Moon. First edition, later printing. NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1999. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 356 pages. Signed on the title page in black felt tip, “We stood on the shoulders of giants as we reached for the stars… Dreams do come true! Gene Cernan.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

577. Gene Cernan.

Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Cernan in his spacesuit, signed in blue felt tip, “Gene Cernan, Last man on the moon, Apollo XVII.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

576. Gene Cernan. Color 9.5 x 7.5

photo of the liftoff of Apollo 17, affixed to its original 14 x 11 mount, signed and inscribed in black ink on the mount “The night Apollo XVII ‘departed’ for the Moon…To Claire, Ralph, John & Missy Gibson—Who all came to see us off! Best wishes, Gene Cernan Commander A-17.” In fine condition, with a couple of corner dings, uniform toning to mount from previous display, and some light vertical streaking to photo. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Oversized image of the last man on the moon 578. Gene Cernan. Color glossy 20 x 16 print of a NASA photo of

Cernan driving the moon rover, bearing printed mission information on the reverse, signed in black felt tip, “Gene Cernan, Apollo XVII.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

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579. Harrison Schmitt. Two color 8 x 10 NASA photos, one of Schmitt in his space suit, signed in black felt tip, “H. H. Schmitt,” and one of Schmitt in a jacket and tie, signed in black felt tip “Harrison H. Schmitt.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

printed Apollo 17 Lunar Trajectory Notes, dated November 1, 1972, 8 x 10.5, 264 pages bound by two staples to the left edge. Manual contains information on the Apollo 17 mission, brief histories of previous lunar flights, and how a trajectory is determined for a mission to the moon. Signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “From my personal collection and used for preparation and support of Apollo 17. Dave Scott, Gemini VIII, Apollo 9, Apollo 15.” In fine condition, with some light soiling to fore-edges. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

583. Dave Scott. Dave Scott’s

printed Apollo 17 Traverse Planning Data (Third Edition), dated November 1, 1972, 8 x 10.5, 116 pages bound by two staples to the left edge. Manual contains information on the small changes to the Apollo 17 mission, including experiments and EVAs. Signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “From my personal collection and used for preparation and support of Apollo 17. Dave Scott, Gemini VIII, Apollo 9, Apollo 15.” In fine condition, with some light soiling to fore-edges. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

580. Harrison Schmitt.

Color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Schmitt in his white spacesuit, signed in black felt tip, “Jack Schmitt.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

581. Harrison Schmitt. TLS signed

“Harrison H. Schmitt,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, stamp-dated July 31, 1973. In part: “Thank you for your interest in the mission of Apollo XVII and in my part in it. The opportunity was beyond my expectations and I hope that time will prove that it was worthwhile for the country and mankind as well as for myself…When the troublesome problems of the present are long forgotten, this, I believe, will be the legacy we leave to the future.” In fine condition, with a mild crease to lower right edge. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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584. Dave Scott. Dave Scott’s

NASA Mission Contingency Investigation Plan memo, stampdated November 1972, 8 x 10.5, 27 pages, bound with two staples along the left edge. Cover sheet states the plan is “for an orderly reaction by MSC organizations and the spacecraft contractors that support MSC, to an officially declared mission contingency.” Signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “From my personal collection and used for preparation and support of Apollo 17. Dave Scott, Gemini VIII, Apollo 9, Apollo 15.” Scattered staining to cover, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Apollo-Soyuz Stafford-certified flown Beta cloth 586. Apollo-Soyuz. Flown Beta cloth, carried to space during the Apollo-Soyuz mission. Swatch measures 5.25 x 5.75 with a printed color 3.25˝ diameter mission emblem in the center. Signed at the bottom, “Flown on ASTP 15–24 July 75, Tom,” and signed in the borders in ink and felt tip by Tom Stafford, Deke Slayton, Vance Brand, Alexei Leonov, and Valeri Kubasov. Accompanied by a 1990 letter of authenticity from Tom Stafford stating the cloth “was placed in my personal preference kit (PPK) on board the Apollo command module.” In fine condition, with some mild haloing to several of the signatures. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

587.

Apollo-Soyuz. Printed Apollo-Soyuz Final Flight Plan, JSC09137, 8 x 10.5, May 15, 1975. Flight plan providing a minute-by-minute plan for the entire mission, from lift-off to splashdown, including checklists, charts, and television schedules. First page is a copy of the flight plan submission bearing copied signatures of E. B. Pippert, Jr., James W. Bilodeau, Kenneth S. Kleinknecht, and Glynn S. Lunney. In fine condition, with a few light creases and binding staple and three punch holes to the left border. Accompanied by a May 14, 1975, memo from Kleinknecht, detailing some last minute changes to the plan. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 589. Apollo-Soyuz. Large color Apollo/Soyuz mission chart, 55 x 22.5, which shows the orbits and tracking stations for the mission, published by the Defense Mapping Agency. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning and soiling and a few minor fold separations. Folded. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

590. ApolloSoyuz. Color 10 x

588. Apollo-Soyuz. Collection of Apollo-Soyuz patches and decals:

two different 4˝ diameter mission patches, one American and one Russian; three 3.5˝ decals showing Snoopy meeting a Russian bear in space; 15 decals of a mission patch; five decals of the Russian patch; and a 1.75 x 2.5 metal mission press pass, missing the pin. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

8 NASA photo of the American crew of Apollo-Soyuz posing in their spacesuits behind a model, signed in black ink by Deke Slayton, Vance Brand, and Tom Stafford. In fine condition, with trivial soiling to the right border. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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591. Apollo-Soyuz. Color 10 x 8 NASA photo of an artist’s rendition of the American and Soviet capsules, signed in black felt tip and ink by Tom Stafford, Vance Brand, Deke Slayton, Alexei Leonov, and Valeri Kubasov, and backup and support crew members Ron Evans, Karol Bobko, Bob Overmyer, and Jack Lousma. In fine condition, with the Kubasov signature faded but mostly legible. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

592. Apollo-Soyuz. Four items: Apollo Soyuz Test Project preliminary Joint Crew Activities Plan, dated April 28, 1975, 8.25 x 10.5. Detailed plan gives mission requirements, flight plan guidelines, mission operations plan, onboard joint operations instructions, and a detailed timeline of the mission; Huge Apollo-Soyuz Preliminary Science Report, issued by NASA in 1976, 8 x 10. Report is full of photos, diagrams, reports, and experiment results from the mission; Apollo-Soyuz Test Project press kit, issued in 1975, 8 x 10.5, 204 pages, detailing spacecraft descriptions, docking procedures, various systems, television plans, and crew biographies; and an Apollo-Soyuz press kit, 8 x 10.5, 113 pages, distributed before the Apollo-Soyuz mission in 1975. Detailed kit gives information about the crews, mission profile, and experiments to be conducted. Forward of the kit states, in part: “This document contains information about the Apollo Soyuz Test Project and consists of two parts prepared by the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. respectively…The Soviet and American parts have been prepared individually.” In very good condition, with some light creasing, toning, and soiling, and the expected wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

594. Ron Evans. Collection of four Beta cloth patches from Evans’s ASTP backup suit: a 3.5 x 2 Evans name tag; a 5 x 2.75 American flag; a 4 x 4 ASTP crew patch; and a 4 x 4 NASA patch. Comes with an unsigned handwritten note by Evans stating that these patches are from his ASTP training suit. Each is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Novaspace’s Ron Evans Garage Sale, each signed by his wife, Janet Evans. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

593. ASTP Flown Space Biscuits. Flown space food consisting

of five pressurized cans, each containing a single serving biscuit, secured in a ‘Whale Bone’ aluminum stowage rack and dated “Day 2” of the mission. Two of the tins are marked “CMP” for Command Module Pilot Brand, two are marked “DMP” for Docking Module Pilot Slayton, and one is marked “CDR” for Commander Stafford. Top slot of the rack is empty. Accompanied by two original ‘red-numbered’ NASA photos showing the packed rack of food canisters. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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From president to astronaut “one ‘high performance engine’ to another” 595. George Bush. TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 9, White House letterhead, June 28, 1991. Letter to Deke Slayton. In full: “From one ‘high performance engine’ to another, many thanks for your thoughtful letter and for sharing with me your experiences having atrial fibrillation. I’m feeling great, back up to 100 percent. You understand how good it feels to be running again, and I’m going to take your advice to stay with it.” Bush adds a brief handwritten postscript to the bottom, signing “George.” In fine condition, with a mild block of overall toning from previous display. On May 4, 1991, while jogging at Camp David, President Bush experienced shortness of breath and chest tightness. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. This letter brings to light a common debilitating condition shared by the president and astronaut, and Slayton’s willingness to see Bush through this tough time after his diagnosis. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Slayton’s Apollo-Soyuz training shirt 596. Deke Slayton. Deke Slayton’s ASTP shirt assembly from his Apollo-

Soyuz mission training. Mustard color shirt from the Apollo Applications Program (AAP) (Skylab flights 2, 3, 4, and ASTP) used during training or backup. Label on shirt reads: “Shirt Assy…Size: Medium; Crewman: Slayton.” Shirt is sealed in plastic with a NASA-MSC “Cleaned for service” sticker affixed to the inner bag, stamped “Visual.” Shirt was found in bonded storage in 2003 at the Johnson Space center and later deacquisitioned to a museum, which then gifted it to the consignor. In fine condition. Slayton, an original Mercury 7 astronaut, would wait 16 years for his first trip into space aboard the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

597. Deke Slayton. DS, signed “Donald K. Slayton,” one page, 8.5 x 11, October 1, 1977. Slayton’s application for reserve assignment, filled out in Slayton’s hand. Slayton prints his name at the top, adds his personal information, education, aeronautical rating, his military experience, including “Astronaut— NASA-Maj. 1959-1963,” and his civilian experience. That portion reads, “Astronaut NASA—1963-Present; Mgr. Space Shuttle Approach & Landing Test. 1975-present; Apollo-Soyuz 1973-1975; Director Flight Crew Operations 1963-1973.” Signed at the conclusion by Slayton. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

598. Deke Slayton.

DS, signed “Donald K. Slayton,” one page, 8.5 x 11, October 1, 1977. Slayton’s ready reserve service agreement, filled out and signed by Slayton, who has also printed his name at the top along with his personal information. Slayton agrees to “be a member of the Ready Reserve until Oct 1985.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Slayton’s official report and certificates from the record-breaking flight 599. Deke Slayton. Deke Slayton’s personal copy of a bilingual report prepared in 1975 after the Apollo-Soyuz mission, bound in red leatherette from a total edition of 12 and signed several times inside by those involved. Cover bears a gilt title in English and Cyrillic: File on Absolute World and World Records of the World’s First Joint flight of the Soyuz (USSR) and Apollo (USA) Spacecraft on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. American and Russian agencies prepared the report to be submitted to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, the governing body for all aeronautical and astronautical world records. Inside are a number of signed reports as well as 36 photos of the astronauts from before and after the flight, schematics, and the signing of the ‘Space Magna Carta.’ Each report was produced in English and Russian, and both versions were signed. Each member of the crew has signed both versions of their respective reports: Alexei Leonov, Valeri Kubasov, Tom Stafford, Vance Brand, and Deke Slayton, with the Americans all signing together on the same two reports. Other reports are signed by various officials and engineers associated with the project. With the book are Slayton’s certificates from the FAI, 13 x 10, each signed by three of the agency’s executives and recognizing one of five different world records set by the mission: the absolute world duration record for the two spacecraft formation flight of 53 hours, 9 minutes, and 17 seconds; the absolute world record for a grouped docked mass of 20,997 kg; the absolute world endurance record for a group docked of 46 hours, 46 minutes, and 44 seconds; the absolute world maximum altitude record by a group in docked mode of 237 km; and the first joint spaceflight based on distance by a group of 1,488,320 km. Each certificate is framed to an overall size of 14 x 11. In overall fine condition, with trivial rippling to some pages of the book. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the executor of Slayton’s estate. An incredibly rare collection once owned by an original member of the ‘Mercury Seven’ and the first time the signed official report and accompanying certificates have ever been offered at auction. RRAuction COA.…(MB $400)

600. Deke Slayton. DS, signed “Donald A. Slayton,” one page, 11 x 8.5, September

1984. Stock certificate for 200,000 shares of capital stock in Space Services Incorporated of America, signed at the bottom by Slayton. Receipt is still attached to the left edge. In fine condition, with some light toning and creasing to border. Slayton was President of SSI (Space Services Incorporated) and he signed this document as president. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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601. Deke Slayton. Several pages of handwritten

notes and charts, in pencil, one dated at the top October 26, 1955. These notes were written by Slayton while he was a student pilot and engineer at the USAF Experimental Flight Test School at Edwards Air Force Base in California during a series of performance test flights and stability and control class studies. On one page Slayton has drawn two graphs as well as several mathematical formulas. Another page is a 16 x 11 Flight Data Sheet, dated September 2, for a “Cooling Sawtooth” test filled in by Slayton. In fine condition, with a light central vertical fold and some mild toning. Accompanied by a printed letter of authenticity from Ken Havekotte. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Slayton denied his airman medical certificate 602. Deke Slayton.

Typed memo, signed by Dr. Audie Davis, sent to Slayton, one page, 8.5 x 11, July 11, 1977. Memo reads, in part: “Based upon our review of the information submitted, we are unable to establish your eligibility to hold an airman medical certificate at this time…Please ask your treating physician to submit a cardiovascular evaluation as outlined in the Federal Air Surgeon’s letter of March 13, 1972.” In very good condition, with scattered creases, wrinkles, and toning, and a small separation to one horizontal fold. Accompanied by one of Slayton’s EER System’s business cards. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

603. Tom Stafford. An unopened

complete pack of 1975 Apollo-Soyuz cigarettes. Cigarettes were developed by Phillip Morris Inc. and Glavtabak, USSR, and manufactured at the Yava Factory, Moscow. Signed on the front of the package in black felt tip by Tom Stafford. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

604. Tom Stafford. Off-white GTSI Grumman hard hat, most likely from the shuttle era, signed on the side in black felt tip by Stafford. In fine condition, with expected light wear and scratches. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) apollo -soyuz 197


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605. Alan Bean and Charles Conrad. Signed book: Skylab: A Chronology. Washington, DC: NASA, 1977. Softcover, 8 x 10.25, 458 pages. Signed on the title page in black ballpoint, “Charles Conrad, Jr., Cdr. Skylab I” and “Alan Bean, LMP Skylab II.” An ownership notation to the upper right corner of the title page, light soiling to the front cover and title page, and a few dings to the spine, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

606. Charles Conrad and Alan Bean. Signed book: Living and Working In Space: A History of Skylab. Washington, D. C.: NASA, 1983. Softcover, 6.75 x 9.75, 449 pages. Signed in blue felt tip on the half-title page, “SLII—We fix anything! Charles Conrad, Jr. CDR,” and “Alan Bean SL-3 CDR.” In fine condition. Book condition: VG+/None. Blue and white wraps; light wear to edges with one tiny tear at spinehead; moderate rubbing; indentation from paperclip at upper edge of front cover and half-title; neat staple holes at upper edge of half-title. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

609. Dave Scott. Dave Scott’s Skylab JSC Flight Readiness Review Part V, dated April 13, 1973, 10 x 8.5, 83 pages, bound by two staples to the left edge. Review covers flight crew operations, medical operations, and safety. Signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “From my personal collection and used for preparation and support of Skylab. Dave Scott, Gemini VIII, Apollo 9, Apollo 15.” In fine condition, with some scattered light soiling to cover. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

610. Jack Lousma and Charles Conrad. Block of

607. Ed Gibson. Skylab recovery cover with a cachet honoring the third flight’s naval recovery force, signed in black ink by Gibson. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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four First Man on the Moon postage stamps, 5 x 2.75, signed in blue felt tip, “Jack Lousma,” and black ink, “Charles Conrad, Jr.” Moderate contrast to the signatures, Lousma’s signature slightly faded, and a pencil notation to the lower right, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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611. Skylab. Flown burst disk washer

removed from a fire extinguisher flown in the Command Module of Skylab II. Disk measures .75˝ in diameter and was removed after testing upon its arrival back to Earth. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Bob Stuckey, NASA’s Subsystem Manager for Fire Extinguishers. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

Flown flag that traveled over 100 million miles in Space

613. Skylab. Neat display of the Apollo-Soyuz and all three Skylab

mission insignias, on paper, with each insignia contained in a 1.5˝ diameter Lucite ball. Each lucite ball contains ‘possibly flown’ kapton foil and heatshield fragments. All four balls are set into a white triangular display to an overall size of 5.5 x 5. Some light fading to insignias, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

614. Skylab. NASA CSM Malfunc-

612. Ed Gibson. Flown printed fabric American flag patch, 5 x 2.75, cut from astronaut Ed Gibson’s flight uniform during his Skylab mission. Patch was on Skylab from May 25, 1973, to February 8, 1974, spending 270 days in space, with 4,300 earthorbits and having traveled over 100 million miles in space. Gibson clipped the flag from his uniform before discarding it and the fabric is still attached to the flag. Fabric above the flag is signed in black felt tip, “Flown on Skylab EG,” and is accompanied by a 2012 certificate of authenticity from Gibson, signed with a pen carried on Skylab, stating the patch is from his personal collection. The patch is accompanied by a color satin-finish 8 x 10 ‘red-numbered’ NASA photo of Gibson during training, signed in black felt tip, “Ed Gibson, Skylab III, Science Pilot.” The photo depicts Gibson with the actual US flag patch he is wearing on his gold-colored flight jacket. Condition of photo is fine, with a small clear stain from a spill to upper right lightly affecting finish, but not the signature; the patch is in fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

tion Procedures manual, Revision A, 8.5 x 11, prepared by the Flight Planning Branch, Crew Procedures Division, and dated September 1, 1972. The unbound manual provides detailed procedures, via instructions and flow charts, for CSM malfunctions. In fine condition, with expected handling wear and some light page curling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

615. Skylab. Huge printed manual entitled “Skylab Preliminary Flight Mission Rules,” Parts1-3, dated June 21, 1972, 8 x 10.5, bound by a single staple in the left edge. General introduction states, in part: “The flight mission rules outline preplanned decisions to minimize the amount of realtime rationalization required when non-nominal situations occur during the terminal countdown and the flight. Sections in the manual include Flight Operations Rules, Communications, ATM Experiments, and Space Environment.” In fine condition, with some light dampstaining and foxing to covers. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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616. Skylab. Color 10 x 8 NASA ‘floating heads’ photo, signed in black felt tip by all nine astronauts: Charles Conrad, Joe Kerwin, Paul Weitz, Alan Bean, Owen Garriott, Jack Lousma, Jerry Carr, Ed Gibson, and Bill Pogue. In fine condition, with trivial surface marks to the upper left corner. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

617. Skylab 2. Three Skylab II menus, one for each crew member,

one for Day One and two for Day Two, each with a Skylab II mission insignia affixed to the top, each signed and inscribed in black felt tip: “To Dr. Charles Bourland—Thanks for your work on the Skylab food and waste operations. (Burp!) Jack Lousma”; “For Charles Bourland, with many thanks for your help. Owen Garriott,” and signed again in the lower right corner; and “To Dr. Charles Bourland, Thanks for helping our crew. Alan,” and signed again “Alan Bean,” near the top. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

619. Skylab 2: Weitz and Kerwin. Two Skylab I menus, each 8.5 x 11, and each having a Skylab I mission insignia affixed at the top: an SML Menu Day 3 signed in black felt tip by Paul Weitz; and an SML Menu 29, signed in blue felt tip by Joe Kerwin. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

620. Skylab 3. Two original canisters of 16mm film from Skylab 3. Both canisters measure 12.5˝ in diameter. One is a silent color film labeled “Skylab-3 day-230. Off Duty activities, Haircut, Tour, Ring Locker Row, Spins, Shower,” with a running time of 21:05’ second film is also silent color and is labeled “TV-1. Day 227, SMMD, Water Gun (Lousma) Microscope/ DAC, Tape Recorder Repair,” with a running time of 24:13. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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621.

623.

Skylab 3. Three

Skylab 4.

Skylab 4 Naval Recovery cover with a cachet honoring the Naval recovery force, signed on the front in black felt tip by Jerry Carr, Bill Pogue, and Ed Gibson. In fine condition, with light overall haloing to Pogue’s signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

flown relics from Skylab III: a small circular piece of a bungee cord; a swatch of soap; and a stamp made from the ink of Jack Lousma’s pen which flew on Skylab III. All three relics are affixed to various sized informational cards and all originate from the personal collection of Jack Lousma. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

622. Skylab 4. Skylab 4 Recovery cover with a cachet honoring the naval recovery force, and bearing a USS New Orleans February 8, 1974 cancellation, signed in black ink by Ed Gibson, Jerry Carr, and Bill Pogue. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

624. Paul Weitz. Flown NASA ‘meatball’ insignia patch, taken from one of Weitz’s tan in-flight jackets worn on board Skylab in 1973. Beta cloth patch measures 3.75 x 3.75, and is signed on the reverse on the tan Durette material, “Flown on Sky lab I, from my personal collection. Paul Weitz, Plt.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Weitz stating “Worn crew clothing was routinely disposed of after several days use. Prior to disposal into the large aft waste tank, I removed this emblem from my jacket.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Flight-ready fan

625. Skylab Orbital Workshop.

Flight-ready duct fan intended for mounting in the Skylab Orbital Workshop space station ventilation control subsystem. Cylindrical fan assembly measures approximately 7.5 x 7 x 7, weighs 12.5 pounds, with a handle and power supply plug at the top. A parts identification plate affixed to the center from the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center identifies the part as “Fan Assy (Heat Exchr).” A smaller parts label is affixed to a component of the fan, again from the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, serial number 8, with an accepted date of May 1972. The fan (installed as a cluster of four) delivered conditioned and recirculated atmosphere to the crew. It was designed for easy replacement, squeezing the handle retracts the fan retainer pins and released the fan from its mounted location to facilitate exchange by the astronauts. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Orbiter window cover prototype

626.

Orbiter Window Cover.

Orbiter second generation, early prototype hard window cover. Cover measures approximately 32.5 x 30. Constructed inside the Orbiter Processing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center, one side of the cover features a contoured foam rubber pad which would be placed against the window for protection. Opposite side has a hard plastic center with several canvas handles and several plastic clasps where straps could be affixed to hold the covers in place. Accompanied by one photo of the final model of the covers being attended to by engineers. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Amazing large ‘test’ section of protective space shuttle tile

627. Space Shuttle. Available to US bidders only. Unusual light emeraldcolor fit-check tile, 6 x 6 x 3, used to fit-check the shape and size of the thermal protection tiles for the Space Shuttle Challenger. Serial on tile reads: “REXG-9-07-1509 V070191005-086 T98630 P1 OXL OVOF 09.” Before crews installed the actual reentry-enabling thermal heat shield, fit-check tiles were fabricated and installed on the orbiter’s body. These ‘stand-in’ tiles were then referenced to manufacture their flight-ready counterparts. Challenger rolled out of its California assembly facility June 30, 1982. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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SRB thermal skirt complete with case 628. Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Aft Thermal Skirt.

Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Aft Thermal Skirt. Heavy duty skirt measures 62 x 29, and consists of a quilt-like material, with 10 vertical pockets and eight small loops of webbing, and would be located by the nozzle. Smaller end of blanket has a 17˝ metal brace, and center of blanket is stenciled “For Test Only.” Blanket is housed in its original zip-up reusable cover. Skirts used during launch were destroyed during the process. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

629. Space Shuttle SRB System Tunnel. Flown System Tun-

nel, four sections, each measuring approximately 18.5˝ long with various serial numbers. Each tunnel portion retains original paint with NASA tags affixed to each part. Accompanied by a United Technologies Part Installation Tag, describing the part as “Segment Subassembly, LH/RH, Cutout, Sngle, Therm.” In very good condition, with expected wear from use. The SRB systems tunnel, located at the 90° position of each SRB, houses the electrical cables associated with the E&I subsystem and the LSC of the Range Safety System (RSS). The tunnel provides lightning, thermal, and aerodynamic protection and mechanical support for the cables and the LSC. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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630. Space Shuttle Insulator Cartridge. Super neat Space Shuttle

High Pressure Insulation Cartridge for separation bolts. Six-sided two-tiered honeycomb construction cartridge measures approximately 6 x 6.5 with a hole through the top for the bolt, with foam and resin insulation applied to the outside. In very good condition, with expected wear and damage, with most of foam gone. RRAuction COA.… (MB $200)

631. Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Forward Access Door Gasket. Solid Rocket

Booster Forward Skirt Door Gasket. Curved metal framed forward skirt door gasket measures 36.5 x 39. Gasket has been changed out and decommissioned by NASA for having a gouge in the rubber gasket. An orange Non-Conforming Materials tag has been attached to the frame, with “Gouge in rubber,” written on the reverse in an unknown hand. A KSC Form 29-329 Un-Serviceable Flight Hardware tag has also been attached to frame, and the gouge is identified with a piece of yellow duct tape with an arrow pointing to the imperfection. In fine condition. Accompanied by two photos of a gasket in place on the SRB, and a photocopy of the Kennedy Space Center problem report, dated June 24, 1997, identifying the gouge and the actions taken. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

632. Space Shuttle Endeavour Wing Insulator. Available to US bidders only. Flown internal wing structure assembly insulator from the Space Shuttle Endeavour, serial number 25167-005, measures 16 x 10 x 5. Insulator was last flown on mission STS-89 from January 22-31, 1998, the 8th Shuttle-Mir Space Station docking. In fine condition, with expected wear. Accompanied by the red parts removal tag, dated September 24, 1998. This particular insulator was most likely a part of OV-105/Endeavour since the orbiter’s first flight in 1992 until after the part’s removal in Sept. 1998 after 12 shuttle Endeavour spaceflights. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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633. Space Shuttle Flown Hardware. Three flown pieces of Space Shuttle hardware, flown inside the payload bay: a two-piece Connector Bracket, 12.75 x 10.5, #IK00159-453, complete with Turn-In tag; a plate assembly, 9.75 x 15.25, with Turn-In tag; and a small bracket. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

634. Space Shuttle. Early Space Shuttle

mission patch. Triangular patch measures 4.25˝ high with a gold border. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

635 . Space Shuttle.

Collection of three relics from the Shuttle program: a clipped segment of Jack Lousma’s personal orbit checklist flown on Columbia’s STS-3 mission; a flown segment of a horse collar blanket flown on Discovery’s STS-42 mission; and a square section of thermal insulation tape. Also included is a small swatch of parachute material from Soyuz TMA-3’s descent parachute. Each relic is affixed to a various sized informational card. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

637. Space Shuttle Insulation Pad.

Available to US bidders only. Light weight silver finish insulation pad, measuring approximately 11.5 x 8 x 2 with four snaps, and restraint buttons on top and bottom. Pad is part number V070-366819-001, labeled “Scrap” on the top and bottom, and is most likely flown. In fine condition. Provenance: Charles Bell Estate. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

636. Shuttle Spacelab Damping Plate. Space Shuttle SpaceLab

Flight Unit 2 Damping Plate, flight hardware piece. Plate measures approximately 8.5 x 8.25 and is sealed in plastic with its Dornier System parts tag, stamped “Spacelab FU2 Damping Plate,” and dated August 19, 1981. Plate comes from a KSC clean room. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

638. Space Shuttle Fit Check Tile. Available to US bidders only.

Shuttle curved fit check tile, 7.5 x 6 x 2.75, marked “S/N #C68128,” with other notations on the same side. Before crews installed the actual reentry-enabling thermal heat shield, fit-check tiles were fabricated and installed on the orbiter’s body. These ‘stand-in’ tiles were then referenced to manufacture their flight-ready counterparts. Scattered surface loss, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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639. Space Shuttle Cord Assembly. Space Shuttle Cord Assembly, measuring 22” overall. A communications cord for the Launch and Entry Suit (LES) Helmet, with leads at helmet end with amplifier module, and two clips at other end, as well as three snaps along cord. Part number 189716-03, Serial Number 105. Accompanied by its JSC Project parts tag and labeled plastic bag. In very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare original LRSI tile flown on the first six Challenger missions 640. Space Shuttle Challenger LRSI White Tile. Available to US bidders only. Very rare Challenger-flown LRSI (Low-temperature Reusable Surface Insulation) tile, 5.5 x 8, #V070-195002-376-008731, and stamped on the reverse “099.” Tile was flown on the first six flights of Challenger: STS-6 (maiden voyage), STS-7, 8, 41-B, 41-C, and 41-G, before being replaced. Accompanied by its Flown Hardware tag, filled in by a technician, “Orbiter No. 099, STS Number 17,” (referring to its 17th processing flow), dated December 1, 1984. These tiles would cover the upper wing near the leading edge. They are also used in selected areas of the forward, mid, and aft fuselage, vertical tail, and the OMS/RCS pods. These tiles protect areas where reentry temperatures are below 1,200 °F. The white color is by design and helps to manage heat on orbit when the orbiter is exposed to direct sunlight. These tiles are reusable for up to 100 missions with refurbishment (100 missions is also the design lifetime of each orbiter). White tiles rarely become available for sale. Even more rarely are they available and stamped on the back as 099 ref, to OV-099 original, as this one is.RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

641. Space Shuttle Commemorative Pepsi Can. Rare 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger Pepsi

Can. On one side is the Pepsi and Pepsi-Cola logos. The back reads “Young Astronaut Program United States of America. Pepsi-Cola celebrates our first flight in space, July 1985. One giant sip for mankind.” Empty can is complete with top. In fine condition. Both Coca-Cola and Pepsi designed special cans (officially the Carbonated Beverage Dispenser Evaluation payload or CBDE) to test packaging and dispensing techniques for use in zero G conditions. The experiment was classified a failure by the shuttle crew, primarily due to the lack of both refrigeration and gravity. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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642. Space Shuttle Tile. Avail-

able to US bidders only. A 1.75 x 1.5 x 1 scrap of orbiter thermal protection tile. Tile is accompanied by a printed caption which reads, “This piece of scrap thermal protection tile, from the space shuttle orbiter is presented to you with our thanks for your ongoing support of the American space program and our work at Kennedy Space Center.” In fine condition, with a few small chips. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

643. Gamma Ray Observatory Model.

Scarce unopened 1/25 scale paper model of the Gamma Ray Observatory, 19 x 25, produced by TRW Space and Technology Group in 1991. Model is sealed in its original plastic. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

644. Redesigned Solid Rocket Motor Manual. Spiral-bound

manual entitled “An Orientation–Training Course on the Redesigned Solid Rocket Motor (RSRM),” 11.25 x 8.5, 203 pages. This internal manual was issued by Morton Thiokol in November 1987 after the Challenger disaster. An introductory page reads, in part: “The 51-L (Challenger) accident has led to a massive effort to critically re-evaluate, study, and test every component and every aspect of the Space Shuttle program.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

645. Shuttle Atlantis Flags. Two flown printed fabric flags, one Soviet Union and one United States, both measuring 5.5 x 4, carried on board the shuttle Atlantis mission STS-30 in 1989. Flags are affixed to a 16.5 x 12.5 mount along with a presentation caption which reads, “Presented to Mr. Andrei Konstantinovich Sokolov, with the most sincere appreciation of your hospitality during our trip to the Soviet Union. This Union of Soviet Socialist Republics flag and United States of America flag were flown aboard the Orbiter Atlantis, STS-30, May 4-8, 1989,” and a color glossy 11 x 14 photo of a shuttle launch signed by Paul Weitz and Jerry Ross. Double matted to an overall size of 20 x 16. In fine condition, with rubbing and soiling to finish of photo as well as two very faint signatures. Andrei Konstantinovich Sokolov was the ‘art partner’ of Alexei Leonov. There are many space art books, stamps, and postcards with his paintings. Any space collector would be remiss to have a piece of his art missing from their collection. A nice association piece. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $250) 646. Shuttle Detergent Wipes.

Detergent wipes, bagged for flight, with an overall size of 5.5 x 10, with a label reading “Detergent Wipe,” with a 2003 expiration date, a serial number, and two squares of Velcro affixed to the reverse; and a package of Pond’s Cleansing Towelettes, with a serial number cancelled with a red felt tip III, and a small circle of Velcro affixed to the back of the package. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

647. Shuttle Flexible Insulation Blanket. Flown Flexible Insulation Blanket, 10 x 6.25, made of low-density fibrous silica batting material, taken from the exterior of an unknown Orbiter by a TPS engineer at the Kennedy Space Center, to perform a waterproofing calibration test. Yellow side (formerly white before testing) is labeled “Test,” with opposite red side having been the side that affixed to the shuttle fuselage. In fine condition. These blankets were used where reentry temperature is below 649 °C (1,200 °F). There are approximately 24,300 tiles and 2,300 Flexible Insulation Blankets on the outside of each Orbiter. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) space shuttle 209


648. Shuttle Gimbal Bolt. Flown-used Discov-

ery #2 main engine gimbal bolt flown on the space shuttle Discovery mission STS-95 during John Glenn’s return to space in 1998. Bolt is numbered MD111-4035-0001 and measures 4.75˝ long with the diameter of the head measuring 1.25˝. This was one of eight bolts from Engine #2 of shuttle Discovery (OV-103) which were bolted to Discovery’s main engine gimbal bearing assembly located between the main engine and the orbiter. Upon inspection after landing, this bolt was removed because of flight hardware damage due to its expired torque/ time cycle limit. Accompanied by a color copy of the parts removal tag, task maintenance form, and supporting paperwork and documentation. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

649. Shuttle Parts. Three dif-

ferent parts from the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME). A 1.5˝ diameter cover with two numbers impressed on the top as well as “Symetrics”; a .75˝ diameter hexagonal bolt; and a 1˝ diameter cover. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

650. Shuttle Payload Blankets. Available to US bidders only. A nice

collection of six flown Orbiter TCS (Thermal Control System) blankets, various sizes, and configurations ranging in size from 9 x 4 up to 55.5 x 8, all of which have been labeled in red ink or stamped “Scrap.” Most of the blankets have come from the aft compartment by the space shuttle main engines areas. In fine condition, with expected wear. Available to US bidders only. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

651. Shuttle SRB Aft Skirt Connector Plate. Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Aft Skirt Connector Plate. Plate, S/N 2000153, measures 24.25˝ long. This piece would wind circularly all the way around the SRB aft nozzle, above the aft skirt that is destroyed during ascent. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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652. Shuttle Protective Cover. Large “Remove Before Flight” protective cover, 20.5 x 33.5, stenciled in red paint “Remove Before Flight.” Panel also bears a Rockwell International Space Division label which reads, “Protective Cover Crew Module, Interior Flight Deck, Model: A70-0658.” In fine condition. This cover was used to protect the interior of the Shuttle from UV damage while on the ground. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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653. Shuttle TCS Payload Bay Blanket. Available to US bidders only. Shuttle TCS payload bay blanket. Blanket, most likely flown, #V070-366505-016, measures 11 x 3.5, and is labeled “Scrap” on both sides in a technician’s hand. Blanket is accompanied by a copy of a NASA Nonconformance System report noting the scraping of the part as well as a red tag. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

657. Shuttle-era Hair Conditioner. Large eight-ounce bottle of No-Rinse hair conditioner. This conditioner was done by NASA contract and made to be used on board the space shuttle and the International Space Station. RRAuction COA.… (MB $200)

654. Shuttle Wing Insulation. Available to US bidders only. A flown

section of shuttle wing insulation from one of the orbiters. Section and measures approximately 18 x 10 x 5 and bears a serial number of 001, and is decommissioned with red paint. The outer surface is made of Inconel, selected for its excellent durability in radiant heat applications. The insulator mounts directly behind the leading edge and would protect the aluminum structure of the orbiter’s wing. This part would have been replaced after several missions and having logged millions of miles. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

655. Shuttle TPS Thermal Barrier Assembly. Shut-

tle Thermal Barrier Assembly, two separate pieces. One piece measures 44.5˝ long, with other piece measuring 11˝ long with “Trim to this edge” written on it in an unknown hand. These barriers were used on the space shuttle orbiters as part of the Thermal Protection system (TPS). This flight hardware piece is used as a TPS seal, possibly for any latch, panel, or landing gear doors frame seal. A parts tag is affixed to the outside of the plastic bag, identifying the part and stamped “Flight Hardware.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

658. Solid Rocket Booster Tunnel. Shuttle

Solid Rocket Booster system tunnel. Front portion of the splice plate system tunnel measures 4.5 x 5.5, is labeled in an unknown hand “Class 3 Not for Flight,” and also has a Non-Conforming Material tag affixed through one hole. Plate comes with two bolts. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

656. Solid Rocket Booster Splice Plate. Flown space shuttle

solid rocket booster SRM field joint splice plate (Systems Tunnel 90°), flown on space shuttle Discovery mission STS-82, launched from the Kennedy Space Center and retrieved from the Atlantic Ocean. Green metal plate measures 9.5 x 11.25 and has a United Technologies USBI Part Removal/Installation Tag affixed to the back. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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659. Challenger Spacelab Screws. A packet of five bolts flown on Spacelab-2, carried on Challenger mission STS51F. Packet is sealed in plastic, with a KSC 4-8A form filled out by a technician, stamped “Flight Flown on SL 02.” RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

660. STS-27. Huge flown Mission Control patch, 11.5˝ in diameter, carried on board the Atlantis on STS-27 from December 2–6, 1988. Accompanied by a 1988 letter from a NASA employee to the Director of Flight Crew Operations certifying that “Item #77—1 Each 11˝ Mission Control Embroidered Patch” was “flown in the Official Flight Kit aboard the orbiter Atlantis.” Patch is still sealed in its original plastic with a Post-It note numbered #77 inside the plastic. In fine condition. The mission control patch was designed for Gene Kranz by Robert McCall in 1973, with the Latin phrase across the top reading “Achievement Through Excellence.” RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

662. STS-44 and STS-95. Two color 10 x 8 NASA crew photos: one of STS-95, signed in black felt tip by John Glenn, Curt Brown, Steve Lindsey, Stephen Robinson, Scott Parazynski, Pedro Duque, and Chiaki Mukai; and one of STS-44 signed in silver and gold ink by Fred Gregory, Tom Henricks, James Voss, Tom Hennen, Mario Runco, and Story [Musgrave], with one astronaut adding an inscription at the top. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

663. STS-65. Flown aluminum slag sample, carried on board shuttle mission STS-65. Small sample is a piece of unburned aluminum propellant from the shuttle’s solid rocket boosters. Accompanied by a photocopied letter of provenance from crew member Donald Thomas, which reads, in part: “I thought you might enjoy this aluminum slag sample from STS-65…Along with the boosters, it reached a peak altitude of about 40 miles on July 8, 1994.” Also accompanied by a color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Thomas, signed and inscribed in black felt tip. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

661. Wide Band Signal Conditioner. Flight-

ready Wide Band Signal Conditioner, 6 x 6.25 x 11. Conditioner has two manufacturer’s labels, one from Aydin Vector, “Wide Band Signal Conditioner S/N 000014, Weight 11.75,” and a United Technologies label for “Wide Band Signal Conditioner; part No. 10400-0680802; Accept Date 2-2-89.” Accompanied by a two-page United Technologies Part Installation tag, indicating the unit was bench tested on April 26, 1993, with second page indicating testing from 1989-1990. Also accompanied by its original red NASA bag. The signal conditioner was installed in the Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) to convert telemetry signals to digital format for downlink. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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664. STS-51D Space Shuttle Discovery.

Flown thermal protection system tile segment from Space Shuttle Discovery, approximately .75 x .5, removed after the STS51D mission. Encased in a cylindrical 2.75 x 3 piece of Lucite cut at an angle for display purposes, with a Discovery emblem and certificate of authenticity at the bottom. A limited edition piece, numbered #22/200, originally distributed through the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. In fine condition. Accompanied by a matching certificate of authenticity signed by astronaut Don Williams certifying that it is a piece from his personal collection. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

665. STS-91 MIR. Flown printed fabric Shuttle-Mir Program flag, 5.5 x 3.5, flown aboard Discovery on mission STS-91 in June of 1998. Flag is affixed to a color 10.75 x 14 certificate presenting the flag to Richard B. Flaspohler, and states “This flag commemorating the Phase I program was flown to Mir Space Station aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-91, launched June 2, landed June 12, 1998.” Bottom of certificate bears printed signatures of Daniel Goldin and Frank Culbertson. In fine condition, with a few light creases to certificate. Certificate is housed in its original folder. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

667. Ellison Onizuka. Color

10 x 8 NASA photo of the crew of Shuttle flight 51-C, signed in black felt tip, “El Onizuka,” and bearing autopen signatures of crew members Ken Mattingly, Gary Payton, Loren Shriver, and James Buchli. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

668. Space Team Canada. Two photos: color 10 x 8 cardstock photo of Space Team Canada, signed in black felt tip by Roberta Bondar, Ken Money, Bob Thirsk, Steve MacLean, Marc Garneau, and Bjarni Tryggvason, with an additional inscription added by Bondar, signing first name only; and a color 8 x 10 of Roberta Bondar, signed and inscribed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

666. STS-135. Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the final Space

Shuttle crew posing in their flight suits against a patriotic background, signed in black felt tip by Christopher Ferguson, Douglas Hurley, Rex Walheim, and Sandy Magnus. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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669. Discovery Shuttle Crew. Seven color NASA photos, six 10 x

8 and one 8 x 10, of the various crews of Space Shuttle Discovery, five inscribed, and each signed in black felt tip by the entire crew. Crews are: STS-51-I, STS-31, STS-53, STS-56, STS-51, STS-82, and STS103. Notable signers in the group are Joe Engle, Bruce McCandless, Charles F. Bolden, Jr., David Walker, Guion Bluford, and Scott Kelly. Three are inscribed to Al Rochford, NASA’s chief suit technician and closeout crew member. In overall fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Choice portrait of the most elusive astronaut candidate 670. Stephen D. Thorne. NASA astronaut candidate (1953–1986) who was killed as a passenger in an airplane accident a year after being accepted for astronaut training. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Thorne in his blue flight suit next to a space shuttle model, signed in black felt tip, “Steve Thorne.” In very fine condition. Thorne is rated the toughest astronaut signature to acquire as he was killed shortly after being selected as an astronaut. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

671. Sally Ride. Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Ride with a space shuttle model, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a ding to the upper left corner tip. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Notated ALT operations plan from the head of the project 672. Deke Slayton. Slayton’s personal copy of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Approach & Landing Test SCA Flight Team Operations Plan, version 2.1.1, 8 x 10.5, 29 pages, bound by two staples to the left edge. Notated on the front cover in red felt tip, “Revised 4/19/76 per LDR RID 02.00.20, DKS.” Slayton has also made several small corrections and cross-outs on page 24. Accompanied by a photocopy of a RID form concerning the changes to the page. In fine condition, with expected handling wear, and some light creasing and toning to covers. After Slayton’s Apollo-Soyuz mission, he became head of the Approach and Landing Tests in 1976 until retiring in 1982. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

674. STS-5. A section of duct work flown aboard the space shuttle Columbia on STS-5. Section measures approximately 29˝ long, with several bends to it, with one end having a diameter of 2.5˝, the other end measuring 4.5˝. Wrapped in plastic, with its NASA tag affixed to the plastic reading “OV-102, STS-5 Flown Hardware.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 675. STS5. Flown white

Flown aboard the first mission and presented to the safety chief 673. STS-1. Flown printed fabric American flag, 5.75 x 4, flown aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia during its inaugural flight on April 12–14, 1981. Flag is affixed to an 8.25 x 10.5 certificate stating “Presented to Joseph H. Levine. It is presented to you in recognition of the significant contribution you made to the success of the mission.” Certificate also bears printed signatures of Shuttle astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen, as well as Director Chris Kraft. Framed to an overall size of 8.75 x 11.25. In fine condition, with uniform toning to white stripes of flag, most likely from adhesive on reverse. Flag originates from the estate of Joseph H. Levine, who served as Chief, Reliability Division, Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance from 1972–1985. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

support panel, flown on board the space shuttle Columbia during STS-5, launched on November 11, 1982. Panel measures 55.5 x 9, and retains all 26 screws. Two tags are tied to one edge, one reads, “OV–102, STS-5 Flown Hardware,” and the other is an “Unserviceable (Repairable) Tag–Material,” filled out in an employee’s hand, identifying the part as “support,” its mission, and reason for condition, “Removed during Slo–Mod.” In very good condition, with expected wear and soiling from use. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Challenger Six of the Challenger crew sign a cover postmarked on the day of their fateful flight

676. Challenger. Two commemorative covers: one with a cachet honoring the shuttle, signed in ink and felt tip by Christa McAuliffe, Ron McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judy Resnik, Dick Scobee, and Michael Smith, bearing two Kennedy Space Center postmarks, one on January 28, 1986; and one with a stamped shuttle cachet signed in black ink and felt tip by Gregory Jarvis and six others. Both covers are matted and framed with a crew photo, two photos of Challenger, two patches, and two informational plaques, to an overall size of 33 x 29. In fine condition. A rare gathering from this sobering space tragedy. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

677. Christa McAuliffe. ANS, one page, lightly-lined both sides, 3 x 5, no date. Note requesting materials for an understanding taxes class. In full: “For Full: Christa McAuliffe, Concord H. S. Warren Street, Concord NH 03301. Understanding taxes—35 booklets, 2 teachers editions. Thanks. Forms 35 1040; 105 1040EZ; 105 1040A to use in classroom.” In fine condition, with rough vertical edge from removal from notebook. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the note’s recipient, a former IRS employee, who met McAuliffe in June of 1985 at a dinner event in Concord, New Hampshire, where she ordered the books and forms for the tax class. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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678. Greg Jarvis. Challenger mission specialist who perished on board

after lift-off in 1986. Very rare signed commemorative cover with a cachet honoring the space shuttle, signed in ink by seven astronauts including Greg Jarvis, Charlie Walker, Steve Nagel, and Dan Brandenstein. In fine condition. Jarvis and Walker are scarce in any form. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

679. Ron McNair. Commemorative cover with a cachet of the STS41B mission insignia, signed in black felt tip by McNair and fellow crew members Vance Brand, Robert Gibson, Bruce McCandless II, and Bob Stewart. In fine condition. Accompanied by a souvenir crew patch. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

680. Ellison Onizuka. Commemorative cover with a cachet of the STS-51C mission emblem, signed in black felt tip by Ellison Onizuka, Ken Mattingly, Loren Shriver, Gary Payton, and James Buchli. In fine condition. Accompanied by a souvenir crew patch. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

681. Judy Resnik. Commemorative cover with a cachet honoring Resnik being the first woman to participate in a T-38 shuttle simulation flight, signed at the top in blue ink, “Judith A. Resnik.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

682. Mike Smith. Commemorative cover with a cachet honoring a Russian space mission, signed in ink and felt tip by nine astronauts, including Mike Smith, Bob Springer, Franklin Chang Diaz, and Mike Lounge. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. In fine condition, with light haloing to one signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Columbia 683. Columbia.

First Shuttle Flight Achievement Award presented to K. J. Johnson. Award consists of a 1.75˝ diameter medallion featuring the STS-1 crew emblem on the front and reverse stating: “Thank you for your contribution toward making the world’s first orbital flight of the Space Shuttle STS 1 possible. We would like you to have this memento made, in part, of metal taken from the Columbia.” Medallion is affixed to an 8.5 x 11 certificate which reads, “The crew of Columbia is pleased to present you with this medallion in appreciation of your contribution to the success of the First Manned Orbital Flight of the Space Shuttle,” with bottom having printed signatures of John Young and Bob Crippen. In very good condition, with tear and creasing to certificate. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

684. STS-107: David Brown. Astronaut (1956–2003) on Space

Shuttle Columbia’s tragic STS-107 mission. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Kent with best wishes, David Brown, NASA space shuttle astronaut.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Rare portrait of Israel’s tragic first astronaut, signed in English and Hebrew

685. STS-107: Ilan Ramon. Israel’s first astronaut (1954–2003) who was the payload specialist on STS-107, Space Shuttle Columbia’s fatal mission. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Al, Best wishes, Ilan Ramon, STS-107,” and signed again in Hebrew. In fine condition. An incredibly scarce portrait. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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686. STS-107: Kalpana Chawla. Payload specialist (1961–2003) on Space Shuttle Columbia’s tragic STS-107 mission. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Kent, Best wishes, Kalpana Chawla, Oct. 4, 1995.” In fine condition, with a trivial paperclip impression to the upper left. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

687. STS-107: Laurel Clark.

Astronaut (1961– 2003) on Space Shuttle Columbia’s tragic STS107 mission. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo, signed and inscribed in gold ink “To Monica, Best wishes! Shoot for the stars & enjoy the journey! Laurel Clark.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

689. STS-107: Rick Husband. Commander

(1957–2003) of the tragic STS-107 mission on Space Shuttle Columbia. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo, signed and inscribed in gold ink “To Kent—With best wishes, Rick Husband, NASA space shuttle astronaut.” In fine condition, with slight brushing to the inscription and signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

688. STS107: Michael Anderson.

Astronaut (1959–2003) on Space Shuttle Columbia’s tragic STS-107 mission. Color 8 x 10 photo of Anderson posing with a model of the space shuttle, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To: Joseph, God bless! Michael Anderson.” In fine condition, with a few scattered creases. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

690. STS-107: William McCool. Pilot

(1961–2003) on Space Shuttle Columbia’s tragic STS-107 mission. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Mr. Van Buskirk’s students: Reach for the stars! Willie McCool.” In fine condition, with some scattered surface creases and a light paperclip impression to the upper left. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

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Hubble Telescope Very limited edition extra large Hubble MLI blanket piece with over 1.5 billion flown nautical space miles 691. Hubble Space Telescope MLI Blanket Extra Large Acrylic Display. Flown limited edition Hubble Space

Telescope polymide film, #12/17, retrieved during a 1999 shuttle mission. Film measures 2.75 x 1.25 and is encased in Lucite against a color informational photo display, with the reverse bearing an image of the Hubble with an arrow pointing to where the material was removed. Information reads, “This aluminized polymide film is from an original multi-layer insulation (MLI) blanket covering the exterior of the Hubble Space Telescope. It was removed on December 24, 1999 from the Support System Module’s Bay 10 door during Servicing Mission 3A by STS-103 astronauts Steven Smith and John Grunsfeld. This material flew onorbit more than 1.5 billion miles from the April 24, 1990 launch of STS-31 (Hubble deployment) to the STS-103 landing on December 27, 1999.” In fine condition. A much bigger sample than usually found. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

692. Hubble Space Telescope MLI Blanket Acrylic Display. Flown limited edition Hubble

Space Telescope polymide film, #59/75, retrieved during a 1999 shuttle mission. Film measures .75 x 1 and is encased in a 4.5 x 3.5 piece of Lucite against a color informational photo display, with the reverse bearing an image of the Hubble with an arrow pointing to where the material was removed. Information reads, “This aluminized polymide film is from an original multi-layer insulation (MLI) blanket covering the exterior of the Hubble Space Telescope. It was removed on December 24, 1999 from the Support System Module’s Bay 10 door during Servicing Mission 3A by STS-103 astronauts Steven Smith and John Grunsfeld. This material flew on-orbit more than 1.5 billion miles from the April 24, 1990 launch of STS-31 (Hubble deployment) to the STS-103 landing on December 27, 1999.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Miscellaneous “Let’s keep the ball rolling for cooperation in space and on Earth”

693. Astronaut Photo Album. Photo album, 13 x 14.75, presented to Andriyan Nikolayev after the October 1970 Soviet cosmonaut goodwill

tour of United States, during which he and Vitaly Sevastyanoy toured Washington, Huntsville, Houston, Los Angeles, and Seattle, visiting each city’s respective space facilities. The front of the album bears the text, “Visit to the United States, Soviet Cosmonauts, October 18–28, 1970,” with Nikolayev’s name in the bottom right. At the beginning is a copy of a letter of transmittal from Buzz Aldrin to Nikolayev, which reads, in part: “I am delighted to send you this photo album which covers your recent visit to the United States…I am sure you will have many pleasant moments sharing this with Valentina and your daughter. Tell them for me how much fun we had together…It was a wonderful visit which I trust broadened the channel of communication between your country and mine.” Within the album are numerous black-and-white and color photos of their trip, mostly depicting their sightseeing and space center tours, along with newspaper clippings from each city they visited. Aldrin is visible in many of the photos, along with the two cosmonauts. Three photos are signed: one of Aldrin, Nikolayev, Sevastyanov, and Neil Armstrong at the Astrodome, with Sevastyanov holding a soccer ball, signed in black felt tip in the bottom border, “Let’s keep the ball rolling for cooperation in space and on Earth, Buzz Aldrin”; one of their tour of the Manned Spacecraft Center, signed in black felt tip by director Robert R. Gilruth; and a photo of an outing with a few different astronauts, including Aldrin, Armstrong, and Anders, signed in black felt tip “Bill Anders, Apollo 8.” In very good condition, with the leatherette covering separated from the front cover and spine, and the metal binding rings completely separated from the spine and covers. The pages and photos remain in fine to very fine condition, and the flaws of the physical album could probably be repaired. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

694. Buzz Aldrin and Mercury Astronaut. Three GI Joe

action figures: two ‘Classic Edition ‘ Buzz Aldrin figures, featuring Aldrin dressed in his white spacesuit, and one ‘Classic Edition’ Mercury astronaut figure, featuring an astronaut in the classic silver Mercury spacesuit. In fine condition, with all unopened and in their original packaging. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Large stamp sheet with almost two dozen astronauts from Apollo to Shuttle, including the elusive Phil Chapman 695. Astronauts. Full sheet of 50 eight-cent A Decade of Achievement: United States in Space postage stamps, signed in black ink and felt tip by 22 astronauts from the Apollo, Skylab, and early shuttle missions. Signers are: Jack Swigert, Fred Haise, Ron Evans, Bill Pogue, Vance Brand, Bob Crippen, Ken Mattingly, Joe Engle, Jack Lousma, Paul Weitz, Jerry Carr, Joe Allen, Alan Bean, Tom Stafford, Phil Chapman, Donn Eisele, Gordon Fullerton, Ed Gibson, Hank Hartsfield, Karl Henize, Charlie Duke, and Richard Truly. A few partially separated border perforations, mild toning, and light to moderate contrast to some of the signatures, otherwise fine condition. Stamps were most likely signed at NASA around 1972. Chapman is scarce in any form as he resigned from NASA in 1972, just five years after his selection, due to his strong opposition against building the Space Shuttle. A unique collection of signatures representing the vast majority of astronauts still active as the Apollo program came to an end. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

696. Astronaut Pins. Collection of

nine astronaut pins: a 1.75˝ diameter pin honoring John Glenn; four identical 3.5˝ pins honoring Gordon Cooper’s mission; two identical 3.5˝ pins commemorating the Apollo 8 mission; and two different 3.5˝ diameter pins honoring the Apollo 11 mission. In fine overall condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

697. Paul Calle. Fifteen

different glossy 8 x 10 and 10 x 8 NASA photos of Calle’s Star City sketches, each signed in black felt tip. In overall fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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698. Paul Calle. Huge and visually powerful limited edition giclee

on canvas of Calle’s work entitled ‘Power To Go,’ 43 x 36, #7/50. Work captures the immense size and power of the first seconds of liftoff of a Saturn V moon rocket with all five F-1 rockets firing. Signed and numbered by Calle in the lower right corner. Very nicely cloth matted and framed with museum glass ®, to an overall size of 53.25 x 46. In fine condition. A beautifully presented spectacular image by Calle, who was one of the eight original artists selected for NASA’s fine art program. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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699. Commercial Launch System User’s Guides. Three spiral

bound payload user’s guides from Conestoga, Pegasus, and Taurus. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

700. Fine Sun Sensor Head Protective Cover. Fine Sun Sensor Head Protective Cover, 4.5 x 2.5, labeled “Protective Cover…For a Fine Sun Sensor Head Remove Before Flight.” Cover comes from a Kennedy Space Center clean room. The Fine Sun Sensor, used on many spacecraft, consists of two independent single-axis sensor heads, nominally mounted perpendicularly. Digital Sun sensors are often used onboard spacecraft to measure the direction of the Sun for use in attitude determination and control. The fine Sun sensor (FSS) design combines a digital sensor with an analog component to improve the observation accuracy to 1 arcmin or better. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

701. Fitz Fulton and Vic Horton. Two flown covers with stamped

NASA Flight Research Center cachets: one signed in black felt tip, “Fitz Fulton Pilot,” and “Vic Horton, Flight Test Engineer,” adding “Carried on YF-12C research mission at supersonic speed 26 April 1973”; the other signed in blue ballpoint “Carried on NASA Research Mission in YF-12C # NASA 937, 15 Dec 73, max speed and altitude 2.60 Mach and 674000 feet. Fitz Fulton NASA Test Pilot.” In fine condition. YF-12C was the secret code name for the SR71 Blackbird test flights. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

702. Ion Thruster Model. An uncommon and unusual

1/8 scale model of NASA’s Manned Exploration vehicle. Four-piece model measures 39˝ tall with two revolving pieces. Model is housed in its original wooden box with a label affixed to the inside cover which reads, “Manned Spacecraft; Mars Exploration Vehicle; Electric Propulsion–Generated by Nuclear Reactor. Length—600 Ft. Scale 1/8˝=1’ NASA.” Some flaking and chipping to paint resulting in a few areas of surface loss, as well as the partial loss of a few decals, otherwise fine condition. Model originates from the estate of NASA employee Robert Oldrieve. RRAuction COA.… (MB $200)

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703. Lunar Orbiter 2. Two original glossy 8 x 10 NASA press photos of images of the moon taken by the Lunar Orbiter 2, including the spectacular oblique view of the Copernicus crater. Both retain the original press caption affixed to the reverse, dated November 30, 1966. In fine condition, with a few light bends and creases. The Lunar Orbiter 2’s main mission was to photograph the lunar surface in order to identify landing sites for the Surveyor and Apollo missions. The photo became legendary when it appeared in Time magazine in 1966, where NASA Scientist Martin Swetnick, called it “one of the great pictures of the century.” RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

704. Mariner 4. Twelve

original glossy NASA press photos, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, of images of Mars taken by Mariner 4. Most retain the original caption affixed to the reverse. In overall fine condition, with some light bends and creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

705. Mariner 6. Twenty

five original glossy NASA press photos, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, of images of Mars taken by Mariner 6. Most retain the original printed or affixed caption to the reverse. Accompanied by one color NASA photo of the Mariner 6 launch. In overall fine condition, with some light bends and creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

707. Mariner 9. Twenty four photos, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, of images of

Mars taken by Mariner 9. Includes the set of 12 semi-glossy cardstock press photos with captions to the reverse, and 12 original glossy photos, some with images corresponding to the press photos. In overall fine condition, with some light bends and creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

706. Mariner 7. Eighteen original glossy NASA press photos, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, of images of Mars taken by Mariner 7. All have a printed caption to the reverse. Accompanied by one color NASA photo of the Mariner 7 launch. In overall fine condition, with some light bends and ripples. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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708. Mariner Mars 1969 Project Team. Official Mariner Mars 1969

Project Team folder distributed to employees of the project, 8.5 x 11.25, containing 13 press photos, three color, related to the project, a pamphlet about the Mariner spacecraft featuring information and images, and two typed letters on Jet Propulsion Laboratory letterhead, December 15 and 19, 1969, in part: “Success in the dual Mars encounter owes much to the efforts of each of you, for…the mission was a product of the whole Laboratory…It is a pleasure to give you the enclosed representative set of photographs, selected from more than 200 returned from near Mars, as a memento of the achievement in which you have shared.” In fine condition, with some light creases to the folder and slight separation to the top of the spine. Accompanied by an original color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of a Mariner spacecraft, and a 1963 National Geographic publication featuring an article entitled ‘Mariner Scans a Lifeless Venus.’ RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

709. Robert McCall and Paul Calle. Two satin-finish 10 x 8 photos

of each artist holding up his stamp design, each signing on his respective photo in black felt tip, “Robert T. McCall” and “Paul Calle, First man on the moon stamp artist, 1969.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

710. Robert McCall. Original blue ballpoint sketch of a futuristic scene

entitled ‘Cities of Tomorrow’ on a First Day Cover, signed, “Robert T. McCall.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

711. Robert McCall. Original blue ballpoint sketch of the Viking spacecraft collecting a sample, entitled ‘Viking on Mars: Searching for Life’ on a First Day Cover, signed, “Robert T. McCall.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

712. NASA. Large group lot consisting of: unique collection of 23 spacethemed items including promotional brochures, souvenir publications, and parking or viewing passes for various missions ranging from Apollo to Viking; 38 items, almost all relating to the Challenger disaster including: a blank Teacher in Space application packet, a Teacher in Space NASA fact sheet, 32 commemorative covers honoring the crew and mission, a program from the January 31, 1986, memorial, a copy of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident, a NASA landing parking pass, and a certificate of appreciation issued to John D. Williams in support of the accident investigation; 20 unsigned photos, various finishes, almost all measuring 8 x 10 or 10 x 8, of various experimental aircraft; a North American Aviation, Inc., Space and Information Systems Division Final Report on the Paraglider Development Program Phase 1, previously stamped “Confidential” on the cover and inside pages, and dated August 15, 1961; and a booklet entitled ‘What to Do and See in the Cape Canaveral Area,’ 5.5 x 8.5, 47 pages. In overall very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) miscellaneous 225


713. Moon. An unusual pair of lunar stereoviews, 6.75 x 3.5, each showing twin images of the moon, one published by Joseph L. Bates of Boston, with the other having no photographer’s credit, but bearing a two-cent revenue stamp on the reverse. In fine condition, with light silvering to both images. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

714. NASA. Light blue long-

sleeve NASA lab coat, size XL. Coat features a snap up front, a NASA patch over the right breast, and a name tag sewn to the left breast. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $200)

716. Orbiting Astronomical Observatory. Grumman Orbiting

715. NASA. Two framed presentations given to former NASA Reli-

ability Chief Joseph Levine: a flown Orbital Refueling System (ORS) patch presented upon the success of the capability to refuel satellites in space and affixed to a 10 x 8 certificate and framed to an overall size of 11 x 8.5; two different Canadarm emblems given in honor of the successful test flights of the robotic arm on the Columbia. Emblems are framed with a 1982 letter from K. H. Doetsch to Joseph Levine and framed to an overall size of 8.5 x 11; and a framed color portrait of an artist’s rendition of the International Space Station, framed to an overall size of 11 x 8.5. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by a copy of the Candarm Certificate of Readiness and the Candarm Operational Address. Items originate from the estate of Joseph H. Levine, who served as Chief, Reliability Division, Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance from 1972–1985. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Astronomical Observatory 1/32 scale model, measuring 7.5 x 8 x 6.5 on its display stand. This is a model of one of four orbiting observatories launched between 1966 and 1972 by NASA to provide astronomical data in the ultraviolet and X-ray wavelengths filtered out by the earth’s atmosphere. Only two of the four launches were successful, however. OAO-2, launched in 1968, and OAO-3, which was also called Copernicus, launched in 1972. Carrying what was at that time the largest telescope ever orbited and three smaller X-ray telescopes, OAO-3 was primarily used in the study of ultraviolet radiation from interstellar gas and dust and from stars near the edges of the Milky Way. Scattered wear and surface marks to model and base. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

717. Parachute Tests. Original film of a 1967 NASA parachute test. Film is housed in a 7.5-inch diameter canister and comes with a filled in “Record of Phone Call,” sheet of G. T. Schjeldahl stationery, which reads, in part: “Parachute Film & Tie Bars. Summary: 1. He wants to get our official comments on the 770 parachute film he sent us. 2. He noted that only 25 tie bars had been sent instead of 29. He doesn’t have enough and may buy some from the time shops himself.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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719.

Space Food. Absolutely unique freeze-dried ‘space food’ created for use during the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. This particular example, a “Strawberry Cereal Cube,” measures about .75 x .75 x .75 and rests within a clear plastic 2 x 2 x 1.25 cube marked “Space Food,” as well as the product and missions for which it was produced. This particular exemplar was designed to be eaten without any preparation. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

718. Ranger 7. Ten original glossy NASA press photos, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, of images taken by the Ranger VII spacecraft before its impact with the moon, each with a caption affixed to the reverse from the Office of Public Education and Information at the California Institute of Technology, dated August 3, 1964. In overall fine condition, with some light bends and surface marks. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

720. Voyager Sounds of Earth. Three copper test plates for the center label of Side One of Voyager’s The Sounds of Earth. Each copper plate measures approximately 6 x 6 and each features a slightly different design for the title and information provided in the center of the album. Plates were originally discovered in the estate of a Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

721. Space Games. Five board games and puzzles: one Milton Bradley ‘Astronauts of Apollo 11: First on the Moon’ 500-piece jigsaw puzzle, depicting Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins on the box cover; one Life Magazine ‘Journey to the Moon’ 500-piece jigsaw puzzle (not accompanied by original poster); one Jaymar ‘Astronaut Landing’ 600-piece jigsaw puzzle; one E. S. Lowe ‘Countdown: The Adventure-in-Space Game’ board game; and one unopened Parker Brothers ‘Monopoly: US Space Edition’ board game. In overall very good condition, with pricing labels affixed to most and some separation to box corners. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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722. Surveyor 3. Collection of 27 original glossy photos, all 10 x 8, taken by Surveyor 3 or by Apollo 12 moonwalkers Charles Conrad and Alan Bean. Ten of the photos show the unmanned lander on the lunar surface, the Apollo 12 lunar module visible in the background of a couple of the shots, and Conrad standing next to the lander. Other photos were taken by Surveyor 3 showing parts of its body or the lunar surface, with some photos also showing transmitted date. In overall fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Deck Angle Gauge which failed during Voyager’s record-breaking flight 723. Voyager. Flown Deck Angle Gauge flown on board the Voyager during testing and its record-setting around the world flight. The deck gauge (Inclinometer) is a three-inch panel mount unit with a 7:30 o’clock resetting knob. Manufactured for the Air Force by Jaeger Watch Company of New York, gauge bears serial number “AF-43-2034.”This gauge was used as an aid in weighing the aircraft in flight to determine the weight of the aircraft, by using the indicated angle-of-attack. Side of the gauge has been signed with an electric engraving pen by Dick Rutan, who engraved “Dick Rutan, World Flt Dec 1986, Voyager.” This gauge actually failed during the flight, making it impossible to calculate the aircraft’s weight. Accompanied by a photocopied letter of authenticity from Lee Heeron, Voyager ‘5’ (Shop/Technical Technician, Assistant Crew Chief, Public Relations) during Voyager’s development and flight. Letter reads, in part; “Voyager’s pilot’s planned to use the instrument that I, Lee Herron…had supplied to them ‘on loan’ to use as an aid in weighing the aircraft while in flight…The book, Voyager, contains an accounting of the use and ultimate in-flight failure of the subject…Prior to the internment of the Voyager aircraft above the reception desk in the Air and Space Museum…Dick Rutan and I removed the subject instrument from the Voyager’s instrument panel and replaced it with a twin ‘un-flown’…Dick Rutan then inscribed the right side of the black case using an electric engraving pen.” Also accompanied by Jeana Yeager’s signed Voyager ID badge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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