Lot #3585
Yuri Gagarin Signed Photograph

Iconic portrait of Gagarin, presented to a Soviet WW2 ace
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Estimate: $800+


Iconic portrait of Gagarin, presented to a Soviet WW2 ace

Magnificent matte-finish 7 x 9.25 photo of legendary cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin smiling in his military uniform and holding a dove in his hands, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to General Ivan Kozhedub, the leading Allied Ace and three-star hero pilot of World War II (translated), "To Ivan Nickoliavich Koshedub, with all my respect, Gagarin, 26-08-'62." In fine condition, with some scattered staining. Taken in Bulgaria in May 1961, this is perhaps the most iconic photo of Gagarin, which is likewise made all the more desirable by its uncommonly large size.

Auction Info

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

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