WILTON, Conn. – A NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club insurance cover from the Buzz Aldrin family space collection, signed by all three Apollo 11 crew members, and an autograph letter signed by Thomas Jefferson from Monticello in which he mentions Napoleon Bonaparte are a few of the expected highlights in University Archives’ online auction slated for Wednesday, December 14 at 11 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
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CHICAGO – Marking the 50th anniversary of the last human voyage to the moon, Wright and LAMA present One Giant Leap for Mankind: Vintage Photographs from the Victor Martin-Malburet Collection, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Project Apollo (1961–1972), an auction to take place in Chicago on Friday, October 28. This stunning collection comprises more than 300 original historic photographs from Project Apollo, the NASA program responsible for placing the first humans on the surface of the moon. Meticulously researched and collected during the course of 25 years by Victor Martin-Malburet, each image represents extraordinary feats of human exploration, imagination and collaboration, and many of those being offered have never been published. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – On July 25 at Sotheby’s, Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 inflight coverall jacket, worn during the historic 1969 mission to the moon and back, achieved $2,772,500 – making it the most valuable American space-flown artifact ever sold at auction, and the most valuable jacket sold at auction. The exceptionally rare garment was chased by multiple bidders for almost 10 minutes before selling to a bidder on the phone.
BOSTON – RR Auction‘s annual autumn space sale is one of the most hotly anticipated events in the space collecting world. Packed with more than 700 items, this auction is sure to impress even the most discerning connoisseur of the cosmos. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who orbited the moon alone while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their historic first steps on the lunar surface, died Wednesday. He was 90.
BOSTON — A Neil Armstrong-signed photograph depicting him taking mankind’s “giant leap” sold for $91,451 at RR Auction during its April 15-22 Space Exploration and Aviation sale. The glossy 10 x 8in photo of Neil Armstrong just before setting foot on the lunar surface is signed “Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11.”
BOSTON – RR Auction‘s spring Space and Aviation sale brings more than 700 items to the auction block from April 15 – April 22. The online auction is headlined by Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot (CMP) Al Worden’s collection, filled with flown items, personal mementos, and autographs. View the full catalog online at LiveAuctioneers.