One Giant Leap: Celebrating Space Exploration 50 Years after Apollo 11

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Date of the auction: 18.07.2019

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APOLLO PHOTOGRAPHY – MUSGROVE, Robert G. Lunar Photographs from Apollos 8...

APOLLO PHOTOGRAPHY – MUSGROVE, Robert G. Lunar Photographs from Apollos 8, 10, and 11 (NASA SP-246). Washington: NASA, 1971. Featuring both color and black-and-white photos of the beautiful phenomena of outer space, as well as photos of astronauts and spacecraft. SIGNED and INSCRIBED: " Apollo 8

Lot #: 121

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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BUZZ ALDRIN – Group of books written and signed by Buzz Aldrin.

BUZZ ALDRIN – Group of books written and signed by Buzz Aldrin. A collection of five books AUTHORED and SIGNED by Gemini 12 pilot and Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin. Further details on the contents of this lot: 1) Armstrong, Neil, Collins, Michael and Aldrin, Edwin E. First on

Lot #: 122

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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APOLLO 11 BOOK COLLECTION. Group of four books, all signed by Buzz Aldrin.

APOLLO 11 BOOK COLLECTION. Group of four books, all signed by Buzz Aldrin. A collection of pamphlets and illustrated books with color photographs from the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. Three are SIGNED by Buzz ALDRIN on the front cover and the last is SIGNED on the title page. Further details on

Lot #: 123

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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SPACE LITERATURE – Book collection authored and signed by various astronauts.

SPACE LITERATURE – Book collection authored and signed by various astronauts. A collection of four books AUTHORED and SIGNED by Buzz ALDRIN, Gordon COOPER, Jim LOVELL, and Tom STAFFORD. Further details on the contents of this lot: 1. Aldrin, Buzz and Barns, John. Encounter with Tiber . New York

Lot #: 124

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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APOLLO EXPEDITIONS – Cortwright, Edgar M. Apollo Expeditions to the Moon...

APOLLO EXPEDITIONS – Cortwright, Edgar M. Apollo Expeditions to the Moon (NASA SP-350) . Washington: NASA, 1975. A profile on the Apollo missions, signed by astronauts from every manned Apollo flight. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual Apollo flight numbers by Buzz ALDRIN, Alan BEAN, Gene

Lot #: 125

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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MOON SEEN FROM LUNAR ORBIT – Masursky, Harold, Colton, G.W., and El-Baz...

MOON SEEN FROM LUNAR ORBIT – Masursky, Harold, Colton, G.W., and El-Baz, Farouk. Apollo Over the Moon - A View from Orbit (NASA SP-362) . Washington: NASA, 1978. Delivering Apollo's views of the Moon from the lunar orbit, with signatures from astronauts. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual

Lot #: 126

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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MOON PICTURE BOOK – Chappell, Russell E. Apollo (NASA EP-100). Washington...

MOON PICTURE BOOK – Chappell, Russell E. Apollo (NASA EP-100). Washington: NASA Office of Public Affairs, 1973. A celebratory publication with over 100 photographs illustrating the Apollo missions, signed by astronauts. With eleven Apollo astronaut signatures on the front end papers. To signify

Lot #: 127

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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APOLLO MISSIONS – Compton, William D. Where No Man Has Gone Before, A...

APOLLO MISSIONS – Compton, William D. Where No Man Has Gone Before, A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions (NASA SP-4214). Washington: NASA, 1989. An in-depth account of every lunar exploration mission of the 20th century, down to the penny spent on a bolt; signed by astronauts. SIGNED and

Lot #: 128

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Benson, Charles D. and Flaherty, William B...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Benson, Charles D. and Flaherty, William B. Moonport: A History of Apollo Launch Facilities and Operations (NASA SP-4204). Washington: NASA, 1978. From the library of Fred Durant, who assisted von Braun's Explorer I launch effort, an account of the launch facilities and

Lot #: 129

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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SATURN VEHICLE – Bilstein, Roger E. Stages to Saturn: A Technological...

SATURN VEHICLE – Bilstein, Roger E. Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicles (NASA SP-4206). Washington: NASA, 1980. History of Saturn V, the spacecraft that took astronauts to the Moon. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their Apollo Saturn vehicle number(s) by Saturn V

Lot #: 130

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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APOLLO SPACECRAFT – BROOKS, C.G., GRIMWOOD, J.M., and SWENSON, L.S...

APOLLO SPACECRAFT – BROOKS, C.G., GRIMWOOD, J.M., and SWENSON, L.S. Chariots for Apollo: A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft (NASA SP-4205). Washington: NASA, 1979. Covering the efforts and challenges surrounding the development and construction of the Apollo space vehicles, signed by seventeen

Lot #: 131

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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APOLLO SPACECRAFT – ERTEL, Ivan D., et al. The Apollo Spacecraft: A...

APOLLO SPACECRAFT – ERTEL, Ivan D., et al. The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology (NASA SP-4009) . Washington: NASA, 1969-1978. SIGNED by a member of every Apollo crew, a rare complete set of this history of the vehicles that resulted in the 1969 Moon landing. Volume variously INSCRIBED and/or SIGNED

Lot #: 132

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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VON BRAUN, Wernher and ORDWAY, Frederick I, III. History of Rocketry and...

VON BRAUN, Wernher and ORDWAY, Frederick I, III. History of Rocketry and Space Travel . New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1966. Limited edition of this iconic work by the genius of 20th century rocket development, signed by seventeen astronauts. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual space flight

Lot #: 133

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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ROCKETRY – Von Braun, Wernher and Ordway III, Frederick I. History of...

ROCKETRY – Von Braun, Wernher and Ordway III, Frederick I. History of Rocketry and Space Travel. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1969. Best known work by the leading rocket developer Dr. Wernher von Braun, signed by astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual space

Lot #: 134

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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LUNAR LANDING LITERATURE – Bedini, Silvio, von Braun, Wernher, and Whipple...

LUNAR LANDING LITERATURE – Bedini, Silvio, von Braun, Wernher, and Whipple, Fred. Moon, Man's Greatest Adventure . New York: Harry Abrams, 1973. Profusely illustrated history of the lunar landing, co-authored by one of the most central figures in space flight's early development. SIGNED and

Lot #: 135

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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ROCKETS AND MISSILES – Baker, David. The Rocket, the History and...

ROCKETS AND MISSILES – Baker, David. The Rocket, the History and Development of Rocket and Missile Technology . New York: Crown Publishers, 1978. One of the most comprehensive works ever published on rocket and missile technology, signed by astronauts. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their launch vehicle

Lot #: 136

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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MANNED SPACE FLIGHTS – Baker, David. The History of Manned Space Flight...

MANNED SPACE FLIGHTS – Baker, David. The History of Manned Space Flight . New York: Crown Publishers, 1981. An illustrated written account covering the first 25 years of human efforts in space exploration, signed by astronauts. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual flight number(s) by Buzz

Lot #: 137

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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AMERICAN ASTRONAUT PHOTOGRAPHY – Schick, Ron and Van Haaften, Julia. The...

AMERICAN ASTRONAUT PHOTOGRAPHY – Schick, Ron and Van Haaften, Julia. The View from Space – American Astronaut Photography 1962-1972 . New York: Clarkson N. Potter Inc., 1988. The View from Space: including the astronauts' direct commentary on their own photography SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their

Lot #: 138

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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LUNAR LANDING – Cooper, Henry S.F. Apollo on the Moon . New York: The Dial...

LUNAR LANDING – Cooper, Henry S.F. Apollo on the Moon . New York: The Dial Press, Inc., 1969. A journalist's report for the general public in anticipation of the first Moon landing. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual Apollo flight number(s) by: Buzz ALDRIN, Alan BEAN, Gordon COOPER, Walt

Lot #: 139

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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APOLLO MISSIONS – Allen, Lawrence. Man's Greatest Adventure . Selah, WA...

APOLLO MISSIONS – Allen, Lawrence. Man's Greatest Adventure . Selah, WA: BRM Selah Corporation, 1974. A photographic odyssey covering the Apollo flights to the moon, with the forward by astronaut James Lovell. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual flight number(s) by: Buzz ALDRIN, Fred HAISE

Lot #: 140

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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AN ENAMEL AND BI-COLORED GOLD MOON LANDING BROOCH, PIERRE & JACQUES LEYSEN

AN ENAMEL AND BI-COLORED GOLD MOON LANDING BROOCH, PIERRE & JACQUES LEYSEN One of only ten made, the jewelers presented one of them to President Richard Nixon during his first year in office. To commemorate man's first landing on the moon, the Belgian jewelers Jacques and Pierre Leysen fashioned a

Lot #: 141

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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SATURN V – Photograph signed. 1969.

SATURN V – Photograph signed. 1969. Apollo 12 begins its expedition to the Moon. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Alan BEAN, quoting Rudyard Kipling: "Earth quakes in her throes, and we wonder for why, but the blind planet knows, when her ruler is nigh." Large color photograph, 20 by 16 inches

Lot #: 142

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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FLOWN ON APOLLO 12 – Cloth mission emblem.

FLOWN ON APOLLO 12 – Cloth mission emblem. This emblem accompanied Charles Conrad on his expedition to the Moon which spent over 31 hours on the lunar surface. The Apollo 12 crew consisted of all naval officers, thus their mission emblem design was decided on a multi-sailed clipper ship flying above

Lot #: 143

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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FLOWN ON APOLLO 12 – Lunar Module Interim Stowage Strap with Lunar Dust.

FLOWN ON APOLLO 12 – Lunar Module Interim Stowage Strap with Lunar Dust. Used aboard the Lunar Module Intrepid, this dusty strap logged over 31 hours on the Moon. Apollo 12 was the first lunar landing to perform two extensive surface explorations. During these Conrad and Bean accumulated a large

Lot #: 144

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$90,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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FLOWN ON APOLLO 12 – Data file clip.

FLOWN ON APOLLO 12 – Data file clip. Used aboard the Lunar Module Intrepid and containing a Velcro patch that retained lunar-exposed material. Charles Conrad and Alan Bean spent nearly 8 hours on the lunar surface during two extensive surface explorations, resulting in a coating of lunar dust on

Lot #: 145

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$90,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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FLOWN ON APOLLO 12 – 70mm Hasselblad film segment, 1969.

FLOWN ON APOLLO 12 – 70mm Hasselblad film segment, 1969. Carried on board and to the surface of the Moon on the Intrepid. The segment is taped to an accompanying certificate, issued and signed by Richard W. Underwood, Supervisory Aerospace Technologist at the NASA Manned Space Center in Houston

Lot #: 146

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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ONE LONG STEP FOR MAN – Photograph signed.

ONE LONG STEP FOR MAN – Photograph signed. Stepping onto the Moon's surface, Charles Conrad spoke his first words, referencing Neil Armstrong. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with his humorous first words on the Moon: "Man, that may have been a small one for Neil but that's a long one for me! Charles CONRAD

Lot #: 147

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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SECOND LUNAR LANDING – Photograph signed. 1969.

SECOND LUNAR LANDING – Photograph signed. 1969. A tour by Alan Bean of the Apollo 12 lunar landing site, in which he describes nine points of interest and points out his Commander Pete Conrad SIGNED by Alan BEAN: "Alan Bean Apollo 12 Lunar Module Pilot, November 19, 1969" and INSCRIBED by him with

Lot #: 148

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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SURVEYOR 3 SPACECRAFT – Photograph signed.

SURVEYOR 3 SPACECRAFT – Photograph signed. Conrad is photographed inspecting the Surveyor 3 Spacecraft on the Moon. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual crew flight position designation and Apollo flight number by Charles CONRAD, Richard GORDON, and Alan BEAN. Alan Bean photographs Charles

Lot #: 149

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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LANDING ASSIST – Apollo 12, Site 7, Landing Area Map . NASA, MSC.

LANDING ASSIST – Apollo 12, Site 7, Landing Area Map . NASA, MSC. Map created after Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 landing difficulties to better prepare Conrad and Bean for the next mission. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Alan BEAN: " We landed right on target in the Ocean of Storms / Alan Bean Apollo XII LMP

Lot #: 150

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019