Lot #3173
Apollo 10 Signed Photograph Presented to Charles Schulz

"To the 'Real Charlie Brown,' from three who have grown very fond of our new friend"
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Estimate: $600+

Description

"To the 'Real Charlie Brown,' from three who have grown very fond of our new friend"

Official color semi-glossy 10.5 x 10.5 NASA photo of the Command Module Charlie Brown floating high above the moon, as viewed from the detached Lunar Module Snoopy during the Apollo 10 mission, affixed to the original 16 x 20 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in black felt tip to Charles Schulz, the creator of the popular Peanuts comic strip, "To the 'Real Charlie Brown,' from three who have grown very fond of our new friend—who would believe a ball game on the moon—our best to you—Apollo X, Gene Cernan," "Tom Stafford," and "John Young." Cernan, ostensibly at a later date, has added below, "& Charlie Brown II.” Framed without glass to a slightly larger size. In very good to fine condition, with fading to the image, and light soiling, staining, and a scratch/gouge to the mount. The connection between the Apollo program and the Peanuts comic strip is well documented. The call signs for the Apollo 10 spacecraft were the names of characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy, the semi-official mascots of the famed 'dress rehearsal' Apollo mission, and Peanuts creator Charles Schulz also drew some mission-related artwork for NASA. An amazing gesture of appreciation from the Apollo 10 astronauts to one of Earth's most adored cartoonists.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space
  • Dates: #619 - Ended October 21, 2021





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