Aurora Galleries is pleased to announce that the catalog for its October 2 & 3, 2004 Space & Aviation Auction includes a wonderful collection of artifacts, literature and memorabilia, from the dawn of flight in the ballooning age, through the US and international space prgrams and including science fiction. We also have an incredible collection of special militaria, including maps and battle plans from the D-Day invasion.
Some of the highlights of the auction include:
·Photo autographed by the Mercury 7, ex. the Michael Collins collection (Lot 54)
·Airsickness bag (unused!!) from the soon to be retired Vomit Comet, as well as a wonderful assortment of photographs of astronauts in training aboard the aircraft (Lots 156 & 157)
·Apollo spacesuit components (Lots 163 – 165)
·Complete set of Apollo 11 – 17 beta cloth name patches (Lot 166)
·Photo autographed by the Apollo 1 crew the day before the fire (Lot 255)
·Flags carried to the Moon aboard Apollo 11 (Lots 319-322)
·Special collection of notes, memos and letters by Wehner von Braun (Lots 772 – 826A)
·Dyna-Soar Program memorabilia (Lots 855 – 861)
·First editions of Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days” (Lots 932 & 933)
·Special collection of D-Day TOP SECRET documents, including the “Operation Neptune” sea assault battle plan ( Lots 940 – 956)
·Konstantin Tsiolkovsky illustrated original manuscripts (Lots 1058 – 1061)
And the keynote item – an Apollo 15 cuff checklist actually used on the lunar surface!
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