Lot #5014
Sputnik Music Box

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Estimate: $200+

The 30 Minute Rule begins April 18 at 7:00 PM. An Initial Bid Must Be Placed By April 18 at 6:00 PM To Participate After 6:00 PM

Description

Early Soviet music box commemorating the launch of Sputnik, measuring approximately 7.5″ x 4.5″ x 6.5″, featuring small metal replica of the first satellite atop a clear plastic stand, set upon a metal Earth base that features the date of the launch, "4-X-1957, CCCP." The musical mechanism has evidently been replaced, as the box plays the English carol 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' rather than the patriotic Russian anthem 'Wide is My Motherland.' In fine condition, with a small dent to the Earth base.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: April 11 - April 18