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Lot #366
Christa McAuliffe

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New Hampshire schoolteacher (1948–1986) who was the first teacher in space; she perished, along with all six other crew members, during the Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986. Red ink signature and inscription, “To Lynne, Reach for the stars, C. McAuliffe,” on the interior of a matchbook from the Millstone Restaurant in New London, New Hampshire. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original owner, explaining that she obtained the signature at the restaurant in 1985, shortly after McAuliffe’s selection by NASA. Expected bends to matchbook (two touching signature but not affecting legibility, otherwise fine condition. COA Scott Cornish and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #331 - Ended March 12, 2008