SPACE EXPLORATION PHOTOGRAPHY AND EPHEMERA

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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Date of the auction: 30.06.2020

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Lunar Orbiter. NASA and Kodak press releases and indices of photographic...

A fascinating group of original NASA and Kodak artefacts relating to these important unmanned missions to the Moon and the ground-breaking technology used to photograph the Moon, transmit and recover the images on the Earth. The Lunar Orbiter flights were responsible for photographing and mapping

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter I. NASA press photographs

Eleven items related to lunar photography from the first mission of the Orbiter. Ten NASA press photographs, gelatin silver prints, of images of the Moon taken by the Lunar Orbiter 1, each showing a different section of the craterous surface. The photographs include the first high resolution image

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter II. NASA press photographs

Eight NASA press photographs, gelatin silver prints, featuring stunning images of the Moon taken by the Lunar Orbiter II, showing different sections of the craterous surface, including the craters Copernicus and Fauth. The lot includes: 1. Two official NASA "Black Number" prints: L-66-9823 and

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter III. NASA press photographs

Twelve NASA press photographs, gelatin silver prints, featuring images of the Moon taken by the Lunar Orbiter III. Images show different sections of the Moon's craterous surface, including portions of Oceanus Pocellarum, Cavalerius Hills, craters Copernicus and Theophilus (the prominent impact

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter IV. NASA press photographs

Six vintage NASA press photographs, gelatin silver prints, featuring images of the Moon taken by the Lunar Orbiter IV, showing different sections of the craterous surface, including portions of Mare Orientale and Mare Imbrium. The lot includes three official NASA "Black Number" prints: L-67-4826

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter V. The first photograph of nearly full Earth taken from space.

A group of six original NASA press photographs, gelatin silver prints, featuring images of the Moon taken by the Lunar Orbiter V, showing sections of the Moon which had never been photographed before. Included in the group is the first photograph of nearly full Earth taken on the 8th August 1967

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter III. Kepler crater

A large-format vintage NASA gelatin silver print, high resolution, frame number III-162 medium resolution, captioned in margins (containing a date error): 'NASA-LRC LUNAR ORBITER PROJECT - MISSION III SPACECRAFT FRAME NO 162, 1 OF 1 MEDIUM RESOLUTION SITE III -S-26 GRE03030490, KI NO 3049

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter IV. Mare Orientale and Oceanus Procellarum

A large vintage gelatin silver print, medium resolution, numbered NASA LRC- IV-187, captioned in bottom margin: 'NASA-LRC LUNAR ORBITER PROJECT - MISSION IV SPACECRAFT FRAME NO 187, 1 OF 1 MEDIUM RESOLUTION'. Stamped COMPLIMENTS OF THE NATIONAL SPACE SCIENCE DATA CENTER GODDAD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter I. Region near Marius Hills

A pair of large-format vintage gelatin silver prints, high resolution images of frame 213. Numbered NASA LRC II-213 H2 and II-213 H3 (oblique view), captioned in margins. 61 x 51cm (20 x 23 ½ inches), image 48 x 57cm (18 ¾ x 22 ¼ inches) The images feature the view near Marius Hills and Oceanus

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter I. Second "Earthrise" image of the Earth taken from lunar orbit

A large-format vintage gelatin silver print, medium resolution, numbered NASA LRC I-112M, captioned in margins. 51 x 61cm (20 x 23 ½ inches), image 48 x 53cm (19 x 21 inches) This is a stunning image of the Earth as seen from the lunar orbit. Most of what can be seen on the Moon is the far side with

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter III. Tsiolkovsky crater

A large-format vintage gelatin silver print, medium resolution, numbered NASA LRC III-121M, captioned in margins. 51 x 61cm (20 x 23 ½ inches), image 40 x 47cm (16 x 18 ½ inches) An absolutely stunning overhead image of Tsiolkowsky crater with the lunar equator and the south pole in the horizon

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter V. Eratosthenes crater

A large-format vintage gelatin silver print, medium resolution, numbered NASA LRC V-135M, captioned in margins: 'NASA-LRC LUNAR ORBITER PROJECT - MISSION V SPACECRAFT FRAME NO 135, 1 OF 1 MEDIUM RESOLUTION SITE 32 GRE08051110, KI NO 5111 PHOTOGRAPHED: DATE 15 AUG 1967 TIME 10:54:55:49 READOUT: 22

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter IV. Lunar disk

A large-format vintage gelatin silver print, medium resolution, numbered IV-8M, captioned in margins. 51 x 61cm (20 x 23 ½ inches), image 46 x 42cm (18 x 17 inches) Striking image of the lunar disc nearly in its entirety and its surface. Condition Report: Expected corner bends. Some dark marks on

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter III. Theophilus crater

A large-format vintage NASA gelatin silver print, medium resolution, frame number III-78, captioned in margins: 'NASA-LRC LUNAR ORBITER PROJECT - MISSION III SPACECRAFT FRAME NO 78, 1 OF 1 MEDIUM RESOLUTION SITE III -S-8 GRE08031090, KI NO 3109 PHOTOGRAPHED: DATE FEB 17 1967 TIME 10:45:47:77

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter IV. Lunar disk

A large-format vintage gelatin silver print, medium resolution, numbered IV-173M, captioned in margins: 'NASA-LRC LUNAR ORBITER PROJECT - MISSION IV SPACECRAFT FRAME NO 173, 1 OF 1 MEDIUM RESOLUTION SITE 31B GRE05041310, KI 4131 PHOTOGRAPHED: DATE 24 MAY 1967 TIME 05:32:43:24 READOUT: MAY 29 1967

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter III. Theophilus crater

A large-format vintage NASA gelatin silver print, medium resolution, frame number III-78, captioned in margins NASA-LRC III-78M. 51 x 61cm (20 x 23 ½ inches), image 48 x 52cm (18¾ x 20 ½ inches) The print features an oblique view of the Theophilus crater. Condition Report: Some corner bends and

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter V. Various locations (seven prints)

A group of seven vintage NASA gelatin silver prints, various frames, medium and high resolution images of the Moon's various locations. Lot includes: Image V-96H1 and V96H2 (Rima and Hyginus): 51 x 61 cm (20 x 23 ½ inches), images 48 x 56 cm (18 ¾ x 22 inches) and 47 x 56 cm (18½ x 22 inches); Image

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter II. "The Picture of the Century". Copernicus crater and Sinus...

A group of four vintage NASA Langley Research Center gelatin silver prints, various frames, medium and high resolutions images of the Moon's areas of the Copernicus crater, Herschel and Spörer areas the edge of Sinus Medii. Captioned in bottom margins with their respective numbers NASA LRC II-162H2

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter III. Ocean of Storms

A large-format vintage NASA gelatin silver print, medium resolution, frame number III-120, captioned in margins NASA-LRC III-120M. 51 x 61cm (20 x 23¾ inches), image 47 x 49cm (18½ x 19 ½ inches) The print features a striking view of the Eastern end of Ocean of Storms between Fra Mauro and Reinhold

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter III. Ocean of Storms

A large-format vintage NASA gelatin silver print, medium resolution, frame number III-136, captioned in margins NASA-LRC III-120M. 51 x 61cm (20 x 23¾ inches), image 47 x 51cm (18½ x 20 inches) The print features a striking view of the South Eastern side of Ocean of Storms. Condition Report: With

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter III. Ocean of Storms

A large-format vintage NASA gelatin silver print, medium resolution, frame number III-214, captioned in margins NASA-LRC III-214M. 51 x 61cm (20 x 23¾ inches), image 47 x 42cm (18½ x 16 ½ inches) The print features a striking view into the Western side of Ocean of Storms. Condition Report: With some

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter III. Murchison, Pallas and Ukert craters

A large-format vintage gelatin silver print, medium resolution, image III-85M. Striking oblique view of the Murchison, Pallas and Ukert craters in the area of Mare Vaporum. Captioned in margins: 'NASA-LRC LUNAR ORBITER PROJECT - MISSION IV SPACECRAFT FRAME NO 85, 1 OF 1,MEDIUM RESOLUTION SITE

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter I. Taruntius and Sea of Fertility

A group of four large-format vintage NASA gelatin silver prints, medium resolution, numbered respectively I-31M, I-32M, I-33M, I-34M. All prints measure 51 x 61 cm (20 x 24 inches). The prints feature views of Taruntius crater and over the portions of the Sea of Fertility. Condition Report: Minor

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £600 - £700

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter I. Area near the Foaming Sea (four prints)

A group of four vintage NASA gelatin silver prints, various frames, medium and high resolutions images of the Moon's IS-4 and IS-2 locations of the areas near the Foaming Sea. Captioned in bottom margins with their respective numbers NASA LRC I-25M, I-29M, I-26M and I-26H3. Sized: NASA LRC I-25M: 51

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter III. Rima, Hyginus and Manilius

A large-format vintage NASA gelatin silver print, medium resolution, 51 x 61cm (20 x 23 ½ inches), image 47 x 45cm (18¾ x 17¾ inches), frame number III-73, captioned in margins NASA-LRC III-73M. Condition Report: 25cm long crease to the right edge, a small tear to the right edge, corner bends, two

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter IV. Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains)

A set of three large-format vintage NASA gelatin silver prints, high resolution, frame number IV-115 H1, H2 and H3, each print captioned in margins with its respective number: 'NASA-LRC LUNAR ORBITER PROJECT - MISSION IV SPACECRAFT FRAME NO 115, 1 OF 1 HIGH RESOLUTION SITE 21D GRE04041063, KI NO

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter III. Kepler crater

A large-format vintage gelatin silver print, medium resolution image of frame 162, 61 x 51cm (20 x 23 ½ inches), image 47 x 51cm (18 ¾ x 21 ¼ inches), numbered NASA LRC III-162M, captioned in margins. The image features an oblique view of the Kepler crater. Photo taken on 21 February 1967. Condition

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter II. Moon's far side

A set of three large-format vintage gelatin silver prints, high resolution images, numbered NASA LRC III-34 H1, H2 and H3, captioned in margins. 51 x 61cm (20 x 23 ½ inches), image 47 x 57cm (18 ¼ x 22 ½ inches) The images feature view on the Moon's far side. Condition Report: Annotated in owner's

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter II. Moon's far side

A set of three large-format vintage gelatin silver prints, high resolution, numbered NASA LRC III-33 H1, H2 and H3, captioned in margins. 51 x 61cm (20 x 23 ½ inches), image 47 x 57cm (18 ¼ x 22 ½ inches) The images feature views of the craters and cones on Moon's far side. Condition Report: With

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 30 Jun 2020

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Lunar Orbiter II. Moon's far eastern side

A set of three large-format vintage gelatin silver prints, high resolution, numbered NASA LRC III-196 H1, H2 and H3, captioned in margins. 51 x 61cm (20 x 23 ½ inches), image 47 x 57cm (18 ¼ x 22 ½ inches) The images feature view on the Moon's far eastern side. Condition Report: Annotated in owners

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 30 Jun 2020