The Air and Space Sale

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Date of the auction: 17.09.2019

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EARLY AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE.

EARLY AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE. CHRONICLING 20TH CENTURY AVIATION FROM THE EARLIEST WRIGHT BROTHERS IMAGES THROUGH TO COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY APPLICATIONS. Over 1300 photographs, generally silver gelatin prints, approximately 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches through 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches, early 1900s

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN AF-2S AIRCRAFT MODEL.

GRUMMAN AF-2S AIRCRAFT MODEL. Hand-made contractor's model in painted wood, c.1945, on wooden stand, 15-3/4 inches long, 20-1/2 inch wingspan. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. The AF-2S was developed by the U.S. Navy along with AF-2W as a matched pair of hunter/killer

Lot #: 7W

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GULFSTREAM I AIRPLANE MODEL.

GULFSTREAM I AIRPLANE MODEL. Hand-built wooden model of a Gulfstream I turboprop business plane, with glass base in the form of a sundial, contained in a custom wooden case. 15 x 18-1/2 x 6 inches, excluding stand. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. Grumman's Gulfstream I

Lot #: 8W

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GULFSTREAM II CONTRACTOR'S MODEL.

GULFSTREAM II CONTRACTOR'S MODEL. Model in fiberglass and metal, with wooden base, 650 mm wingspan, 28-1/2 inches in length, 18-1/4 inches high without base. Custom wooden box. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. The Grumman Gulfstream II executive jet was a development of

Lot #: 9W

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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RIGEL SSM-N-6 CRUISE MISSILE MODEL.

RIGEL SSM-N-6 CRUISE MISSILE MODEL. Contractor's model of a U.S. Navy Rigel missile, circa 1950, in wood and metal, on a metal launch gantry, all attached to a glass base with white painted Grumman logo and lettering: "Project Rigel XSSM-N-6 Test Vehicle." 19 x 5 x 8 inches, excluding base

Lot #: 10

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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MARTIN P6M SEAMASTER MISSILE DEFENSE CONTRACTOR'S MODEL.

MARTIN P6M SEAMASTER MISSILE DEFENSE CONTRACTOR'S MODEL. Set of models including a U.S. Navy Martin P6M SeaMaster Jet and accompanying plaque with proposed design of the Bushfire SARH missile and defenses, showing their location in the rear of the fuselage. Model in painted resin and metal, the

Lot #: 12W

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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BENDIX GRUMMAN EAGLE MISSILE MODEL.

BENDIX GRUMMAN EAGLE MISSILE MODEL. Contractor's model in wood and metal, on aluminum base, engraved on the base with Bendix and Grumman logos, and "Eagle," 20 x 3-1/2 inches diameter, excluding stand, in custom wood box. Traces of felt residue from box adhering to fuselage. Provenance: Manufactured

Lot #: 14

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN HAWKEYE W2F-1 MODEL.

GRUMMAN HAWKEYE W2F-1 MODEL. Mood and medal model, with glass base, early 1960s, marked on the base with a Grumman logo and titled "W2F-1 Hawkeye," 20 x 14 x 7-3/4 inches. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. The Northrop Grumman E-2A Hawkeye, originally designated W2F-1 during

Lot #: 16W

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN A7 PROTOTYPE MODEL.

GRUMMAN A7 PROTOTYPE MODEL. Hand-crafted painted wooden model on glass base, of a Grumman A7 jet proposal, in U.S. Navy livery, c.1963. The base is marked "Grumman Design 128 — G-12." 20-3/4 x 20 x 6 inches, excluding base. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. In 1962 the U.S

Lot #: 17W

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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JET AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY LINE MODEL.

JET AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY LINE MODEL. Consisting of two aircraft models — an A6 Intruder and an F14 Tomcat — on a model assembly line with robotic assembly tools. Wood, metal, plastic and resin, contained in a wooden fitted box, with two luggage-style handles on either end of the base for removal from

Lot #: 18W

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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RANGER INFANTRY HEAVY ASSAULT CUTAWAY MODEL.

RANGER INFANTRY HEAVY ASSAULT CUTAWAY MODEL. Half-fuselage model with translucent plastic exterior hull, wood and metal interior parts, on a wooden base, with painted color-coded details of interior portions of the missile, aluminum plaque on base with Grumman logo, titled "Ranger Infantry Heavy

Lot #: 19W

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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NORTHROP M2-F3 REACTION CONTROL THRUSTER.

NORTHROP M2-F3 REACTION CONTROL THRUSTER. ORIGINAL THRUSTER ROCKET FOR JOINT NASA/NORTHROP LIFTING BODY PROJECT. Various alloys with plastic nozzle, 8 3/4 inches tall, 1967-1973, with NASA Flight Research Center tag and receipt. The M2-F3 (M for Manned, F for Flight) lifting body aircraft was a

Lot #: 20

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN AEROSPACE ELECTRONIC WARFARE TEST RANGE MODEL.

GRUMMAN AEROSPACE ELECTRONIC WARFARE TEST RANGE MODEL. Diorama type model of a building compound and components of the test range, on a wooden base, 1/96th scale, with plexiglass cover, 31 x 31 x 6 inches, in custom wooden case. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. Proposal for

Lot #: 21W

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN S-2T TURBO TRACKER WOODEN MASTER MODEL.

GRUMMAN S-2T TURBO TRACKER WOODEN MASTER MODEL. Master model in painted wood, approximately 1/12th scale, with detachable wings and propellers, 72-1/2 inch wingspan, 43-3/4 inch length. Lacking one exhaust duct, minor chipping around nose. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop

Lot #: 22

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GROUP OF ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS OF LOCKHEED PLANES.

GROUP OF ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS OF LOCKHEED PLANES. 9 gouache on board illustrations by Otto Kuhni, c.1979, various sizes (488 x 610 to 505 x 760 mm), one with additional celluloid overlay, 4 showing exteriors of jets in flight, 3 of plane interiors, many with Lockheed Corp. labels to paper overlay

Lot #: 24

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN X-29 CONTRACTOR'S MODEL.

GRUMMAN X-29 CONTRACTOR'S MODEL. Contractor's model in painted wood on wooden stand, marked only "Grumman" on tail fin. Scale not specified. 24-1/2 x 13-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches, excluding stand. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. The experimental Grumman X-29 was notable for its

Lot #: 25

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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PICCARD TRIESTE BATHYSCAPHE MODEL.

PICCARD TRIESTE BATHYSCAPHE MODEL. Wood, resin and metal model, with detachable spherical observation gondola, on wooden base, 28-1/4 x 5-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches, in wooden box. Some paint deterioration. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. Designed by Swiss scientist Auguste

Lot #: 26W

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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FLAGSTAFF II HYDROFOIL MODULAR CONTRACTOR'S MODEL.

FLAGSTAFF II HYDROFOIL MODULAR CONTRACTOR'S MODEL. Set consisting of hull on stand, with 11 interchangeable superstructure and upper deck modules, showing different configuration possibilities, all in wood and metal, the base in wood, contained in a custom wood storage box. Hull 13-3/4 inches long

Lot #: 27W

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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ISRAELI NAVY SHIMRIT HYDROFOIL CONCEPT MODEL.

ISRAELI NAVY SHIMRIT HYDROFOIL CONCEPT MODEL. In wood and metal, on wooden base, with brass plaque engraved with Grumman logo and titled "Design M-161 Israeli Navy Hydrofoil," 16-1/4 x 9 x 7 inches, in wooden box. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. Grumman's prototype

Lot #: 28

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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"NUTCRACKER" AIRCRAFT AND SHIMRIT HYDROPLANE LAUNCH VEHICLE.

"NUTCRACKER" AIRCRAFT AND SHIMRIT HYDROPLANE LAUNCH VEHICLE. Wood, fiberglass and medal model with accessories, including hydroplane and aircraft models, on wooden stand, hydroplane dimensions 37 x 6-3/4 x 12 inches, with custom wooden case and printed prospectus. Provenance: Manufactured by a major

Lot #: 29W

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN SUBMERSIBLE HYDROFOIL MASTER MODEL.

GRUMMAN SUBMERSIBLE HYDROFOIL MASTER MODEL. Master model in painted wood, resin and aluminum, on wooden base with brass identification plaque engraved with Grumman logo and identified as "Design #1610," 630 mm in length, 10 inches high (excluding base). Custom wooden box. Provenance: Manufactured by

Lot #: 30W

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN GSV-1 SUBMARINE MODEL.

GRUMMAN GSV-1 SUBMARINE MODEL. Consisting of 2 half-hull models, in wood with metal fittings, each in a separate custom wooden box, circa 1968. Each half-hull model features a cutaway diagram of the interior chambers of the submarine on the inside surface. Each 37 x 13-1/2 inches. Provenance

Lot #: 31W

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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RUSSIAN FATHER OF ROCKETRY COMMENTS ON AMERICAN ROCKETRY PIONEER ROBERT H...

RUSSIAN FATHER OF ROCKETRY COMMENTS ON AMERICAN ROCKETRY PIONEER ROBERT H. GODDARD. TSIOLKOVSKY, KONSTANTIN. 1857-1935. Autograph Letter Signed ("K.E.Ts. & "K. Tsiolkovsky"), 4 pages recto verso of a folded leaf, 6 7/8 x 4 1/4 inches per page, Kaluga, June 17, 1924, to Yaakov Isidorovich Perelman

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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SPUTNIK-1 EMC/EMI LAB MODEL, 1957.

SPUTNIK-1 EMC/EMI LAB MODEL, 1957. Full scale vintage test model of the Sputnik-1 satellite, Moscow, [February, 1957], serial number "OKб-1/001/1957," with live transmitter (modern 12 volt power supply included). Polished metal sphere with 4 external antennae, approximately 23 inches in diameter on

Lot #: 34W

Estimate: US$400,000 - US$600,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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SPUTNIK-1 AWARD MEDAL.

SPUTNIK-1 AWARD MEDAL. SOVIET ACADEMY OF SCIENCE MEDAL AWARDED ONLY TO THOSE INVOLVED IN SPUTNIK-1 SUCCESS. Circular bronze medal, 2 1/2 inch diameter, 1/8 inch thick, in Russian, on obverse: ["IN HONOR OF THE LAUNCH IN THE USSR OF THE WORLD'S FIRST SPUTNIK / 4 OCTOBER 1957"], the reverse depicting

Lot #: 35

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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R-7 SEMYORKA SPACE ROCKET MODEL.

R-7 SEMYORKA SPACE ROCKET MODEL. Hand-painted, highly detailed aluminum and plastic model in two parts, with Soviet flag and Soyuz decals, plaque on base reading: "R-7 'SEMYORKA' SPACE ROCKET MODEL TsSKB-PROGRESS, SAMARA, OCTOBER, 2001," 159 cm tall including stand. The most recognizable and

Lot #: 36W

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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LUNA 1 AWARD MEDAL.

LUNA 1 AWARD MEDAL. PRESENTED ONLY TO THOSE WHO WERE PART OF THE SOVIET LUNA PROGRAM. Circular bronze medal, 2 1/2 inch diameter, 1/8 inch thick, in Russian, on obverse: ["In Glory of Great Motherland / January 1959"], with rocket flying over the University of Lomonosov (the main Soviet scientific

Lot #: 37

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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YURI GARGARIN SIGNED & INSCRIBED BOOK.

YURI GARGARIN SIGNED & INSCRIBED BOOK. ["I SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL OUR PLANET IS, LET US NOT DESTROY IT!"] GAGARIN, YURI. [A Soviet Person in the Cosmos. Moscow: April, 1961.] 128 pages. In Cyrillic. Original printed wrappers. SIGNED & INSCRIBED THE SAME YEAR AS HIS HEROIC FIRST FLIGHT INTO OUTER SPACE

Lot #: 38

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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COSMONAUTS CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF OCTOBER REVOLUTION.

COSMONAUTS CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF OCTOBER REVOLUTION. GAGARIN, TITOV, NIKOLAYEV, BYKOVSKY & TERESHKOVA SIGN TO HONOR THE REVOLUTION. Typed Letter Signed ("Gagarin", "Nikolayev", "Titov", "Bykovsky" and "Tereshkova", 1 page, 11 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches, [October 1968], to Colonol-General Vladimir

Lot #: 39

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GAGARIN HONORS HEROES OF THE BAY OF PIGS.

GAGARIN HONORS HEROES OF THE BAY OF PIGS. Printed document, 1 page, signed by Yuri Gagarin as President, circa April 1965, being a card produced by the Sociedad de Amistad Societico-Cubana celebrating the 4th anniversary of Cuban victory at Playa Giron. The failed CIA-backed Bay of Pigs Invasion was

Lot #: 40

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

Date: 17 Sep 2019