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Massive aerospace collection featuring hundreds of autographs
Massive collection of space and aviation material consisting of hundreds upon hundreds of autographs, letters, airmail covers, photos, promotional materials, and ephemera such as calendars, prints, magazines, newspapers, and programs ranging from the 1930s through the 1960s. All together, the collection contains well over one hundred pounds of miscellaneous aviation–related ephemera.
Highlights of the space portion include:
Signed photos of numerous astronauts, several inscribed, including: Scott Carpenter (2); Charles Conrad (2); Harrison Schmitt (2); Charlie Duke (2); Edgar Mitchell (2); Gordon Cooper (2); Deke Slayton (2); John Glenn (3); James Lovell; Alan Shepard (2); Wally Schirra (2); Alan Bean; Dave Scott; Jim Irwin (4); Gene Cernan; Michael Collins; Frank Borman (2).
Signed commemorative covers: John Glenn; Sally Ride; Harrison Schmitt; Alan Bean (2); Joe Engle; and Alexei Leonov.
Signatures on cards: Wenher von Braun; Edgar Mitchell; Jim Irwin; Alan Shepard; Charlie Duke; Gordon Cooper; Harrison Schmitt; Gene Cernan; Charles Conrad; and Wally Schirra.
Highlights of the aviation portion include:
Signed photos of aviators, several inscribed, including: James H. Doolittle; Douglas ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan (2); Pappy Boyington; Frederick C. Bock; Chuck Yeager; Jeanna Yeager; Ira Eaker; Frank Hawks; Robin Olds; Cliff Robertson; Bill Dana; Scott Crossfield; and Adolf Galland.
Signed commemorative and airmail covers: test pilots (Yeager, Crossfield, Thompson, White, Knight, Rushworth); Ernst Udet; Thomas Sopwith; Walter Hinton; Chuck Yeager; Maurice Bellonte; military aviators (Saburo Sakai, Jobst Schaefer, E. A. Baldwin, Georg Christi); James H. Doolittle (2); Curtis LeMay; Paul Tibbetts; Bernt Balchen and Floyd Bennett; and Roscoe Turner.
Signatures on cards and album pages: Dieudonne Coste; Jim Mollison; Richard E. Byrd and Bernt Balchen; Jacqueline Cochran; Joe Foss; C. Kingsford Smith; Scott Crossfield; Alan Cobham; Joe Kittinger; and Manuel Nogues.
Letters: Peter Townsend; Bob Scott; Ira Eaker; Earle Ovington; Clarence Chamberlin; Lowell Thomas; Frank Whittle; James H. Doolittle (2); Igor Sikorsky; Frank Hawks; Amy Mollison; Gabby Gabreski; Ira Eaker; Paul Tibbetts; and Roscoe Turner.
Other items of note: a program signed by James Doolittle, Leigh Wade, Lowell Thomas, and others; an aircraft fabric swatch attributed by an ink notation, “From Lindbergh Monocoupe”; and a limited edition book entitled Not as Briefed, numbered 167/195, signed inside by James H. Doolittle.
In overall very good to fine condition. Due to the large quantity, secretarial and/or printed signatures may be included. Interested parties are encouraged to view the collection in person at our offices or call us with specific inquiries, as this collection is sold as is and no returns will be accepted. Please contact RR Auction for a shipping quote.
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