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Handsome 8 x 10 half-length portrait of Wernher von Braun, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “True pioneering spirit knows no bounds. It made Texas one of the greatest states in the Union. It is extending our exploration out into our universe, Wernher von Braun.” In fine condition, with a small bit of emulsion loss to upper edge, a few small bends from mailing, and trivial brushin…

Sold For: $2,027 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

ALS, one page, lightly-lined, 8 x 10.5, no date but circa 1970. Letter to his secretary. In full: “Please get me ‘Apollo and Apollo Applications’ Staff Study for the Subcommittee on NASA Oversight of the Committee on Science & Astronautics, U. S. House of Representatives, 90th Congress, Second Session…1968.” In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to the u…

Sold For: $708 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

DS, one page, 3.5 x 5.25, June 17, 1973. A Federal Aviation Administration ‘Medical Certificate I Class’ filled out in type with von Braun’s personal information and a note from his doctor: “Holder shall possess correcting glasses for near vision while exercising the privileges of his airman certificate.” Signed at the conclusion in ballpoint by the doctor and by von …

Sold For: $708 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Program for the 10th Annual Honors Dinner Meeting of the Alabama Section of the American Rocket Society, held at Fort Raymond W. Jones Armory on October 19, 1961, 5.25 x 8.25, 27 pages, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by eighteen of the attendees, including Wernher von Braun and Hermann Oberth. In very good condition, with scattered soiling. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.

Sold For: $360 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Signed miniature book: Robert Hutchings Goddard: Father of the Space Age. Limited edition, numbered 1408/1926. Worcester, MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 1966. Hardcover, 2 x 3, 85 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page in fountain pen, “For Dr. Wernher von Braun, with admiration and respect, and all good wishes—Mrs. Robert H. Goddard.” In fine condition. A unique and excell…

Sold For: $497 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Six KNIGA covers, all with cachets commemorating Russian space achievements, issued and canceled to mark one of the first six Russian manned space missions. Each signed in ink by one of the first six cosmonauts, including: Yuri Gagarin, German Titov, Andriyan Nikolayev, Pavel Popovich, Valery Bykovsky, and Valentina Tereshkova. In fine condition. Accompanied by documentation and a postcard (all in…

Sold For: $2,231 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Partly-printed untranslated invitation in Cyrillic on an off-white 7.25 x 5 card embossed with a detailed hammer and sickle Soviet crest, November 7, 1965, signed at the top in ink by Yuri Gagarin and Pavel Popovich. In very good condition, with moderate scattered creases and several stains. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.

Sold For: $327 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

An interesting cosmonaut pilot survival kit contained within an olive drab canvas bag, stamped on the front with part numbers, "HA3-7, 9104917." The main kit is inside a removable interior pouch that has the same part numbers stamped on the front, with several survival materials held within the form-fitting foam case by thick gray elastic bands. Items in this kit include: a looped razor-wire saw, …

Sold For: $1,842 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Collection of thirteen Soviet space medals, primarily from the 1980s, including nine accompanied by their original award citation certificates: a 1982 '25 Years of Space Era' medal for direct involvement in space research programs; a 1984 '50 Years to Yuri Gagarin' medal for contributions in preparing and carrying out piloted space flights; a 1984 memorial medal of the Flight Control Center of Yur…

Unsold: $0 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

A collection of approximately 350 Soviet commemorative space pins and buttons, various shapes and sizes, commemorating different cosmonauts, missions, or achievements. In overall fine condition.

Sold For: $437 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Three aluminum commemorative coins, all approximately 1.25″ in diameter, issued between 2005 and 2007, each honoring a different unmanned Sputnik mission and its canine passenger. Coins are from Sputnik 2 (Laika), Sputnik 5 (Belka and Strelka), and Sputnik 9 (Chernushka). All three were issued by the Samara Industrial Complex, makers of the Soyuz spacecraft, and are made from metal that was …

Sold For: $296 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Pair of matching cosmonaut gloves with an insulated nylon canvas outer surface and inner pressure glove with pebbled green rubber palm and fingertips, each measuring 14″ long, both signed on the Velcro-close flap over the knuckles in black felt tip by Aleksandr Serebrov. In overall fine condition. Serebrov was a decorated Soviet cosmonaut who flew on four missions—Soyuz T-7, Soyuz T-8,…

Sold For: $2,626 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Collection of 15 packages of Russian space food, with cuisine including: dinner bread, crackers, toffee, ginger cookies, caramel, marmalade, cookies, prunes, apple-cherry juice, ketchup, Earl Grey tea, green tea, coffee, strawberry tea, and oatmeal with wild berries. In overall fine condition. Male cosmonauts are recommended to consume 3200 calories per day, while recommended consumption for a fem…

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Flown American Confederate flag carried on the Soyuz TMA-5 mission, 6 x 4, signed on the left side in black felt tip by Flight Engineer Leroy Chiao and on the right side in extremely faded ink by Commander Salizhan Sharipov. The flag also bears two stamps at the top and bottom. Also includes a photo of the Confederate flags in space, signed in red felt tip by Sharipov, as well as a signed certific…

Sold For: $437 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Leonov during his historic first space walk, signed in silver ink, adding the flight mission and date, March 18, 1965, below his signature. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.

Sold For: $270 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Tereshkova in her white space suit, signed in black felt tip, “First woman in space...Vostok–6, 16.06—19.06, 1963.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.

Sold For: $360 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Uncommon official NASA 10 x 8 semi-glossy photo of the X–15 rocket plane in mid-flight, signed in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong. In fine condition. A desirable and uninscribed image of the North American X-15, a hypersonic aircraft that helped prepare Armstrong for missions beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.

Sold For: $3,597 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Rare vintage commemorative cover with a stamped cachet honoring Neil Armstrong’s fourth of seven flights while testing the rocket-powered X-15 aircraft, postmarked at Edwards Air Force Base, January 17, 1962, and boldly signed in blue ink by Armstrong. In fine condition, with a tiny spot of toning affecting nothing. Accompanied by a glossy photo of Armstrong emerging from the X-15. This cove…

Sold For: $2,408 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Ballpoint signature, “Neil Armstrong,” adding four rocket plane flights, ”X–1B, X–5, X–14, X–15,” on an off-white 7.75 x 10.75 summary sheet for the X–1 and X–1B projects, headed “NACA High Speed Flight Station, Muroc Army Air Base.” The sheet bears an Edwards Air Force Base postmark, dated April 14, 1981, the day the STS&ndas…

Sold For: $1,038 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Flown limited edition signed book: Robert Hutchings Goddard: Father of the Space Age. Limited edition of 1926 copies (This being No. 67). Worcester, MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 1966. Hardcover, 2 x 3, 85 pages. Signed vertically on the half-title page, “Flown on X-15-3 to 277,000ยด Alt, Oct. 17, 1967, Pete Knight.” In fine condition. Flown X-15 items are not often seen, and, considering Go…

Sold For: $2,455 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Scarce vintage ballpoint signatures of “Virgil I. Grissom,” “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,” and “John H. Glenn, Jr.,” on a 6.25 x 2.5 Fedders Island souvenir note for “A Cool 100 Bucks” from Grand Bahama Island, dated in another hand, “5/6/61.” Beginning of Grissom and Shepard signatures partially obscured by emblem, small bit of paper loss to bo…

Sold For: $858 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

An Astronaut Office MSC routing slip, 5.25 x 8, filled out in type with the names of 37 different astronauts, initialed by all and dated by most, with a note at the bottom by Alan Shepard, “Route to all astronauts and return—Al S.” Astronauts listed are: Shepard, Allen, Bean, Bobko, Brand, Carr, Cernan, Conrad, Crippen, Duke, Engle, Evans, Fullerton, Garriott, Gibson, Haise, Hart…

Sold For: $643 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Color limited edition 21 x 29 lithograph of R. L. Rasmussen’s watercolor of a Mercury rocket entitled ‘Space…The Pioneers,’ numbered 245/300, signed in the lower border in pencil by John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, and Gordon Cooper. Also signed by the artist. Rolled and in fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the National Aviation M…

Sold For: $643 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details

Rare limited edition Project Mercury commemorative Spacecraft cover with a Carl Swanson cachet honoring Freedom 7 and astronaut Alan Shepard as the first US astronaut in space, postmarked at Patrick Air Force Base, May 5, 1961, and signed in black ink, “Alan Shepard, MR3 Pilot.” Reverse notes cover is number 30 of 300. In fine condition. Accompanied by a panoramic postcard depicting Sh…

Sold For: $943 (w/BP) Auction #451 - April 23, 2015 View Details