Lot #97
Sputnik 1 Model

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Estimate: $4000+

Description

Wonderful 1:4 scale model of the important Soviet Sputnik-1 satellite on a handsome curved aluminum stand, measuring approximately 19.5? tall, with a plaque on the black lacquer 9.75? x 11.75? base reading, “Sputnik-1 Model, The first artificial Earth satellite, USSR October, 4, 1957.” The body of the model is constructed of polished aluminum with four 18.25? long polished steel antennas. The model precisely portrays the antennas and brackets, hatches, and head mounting screws. In fine condition. A handsome piece representing the birth of the ‘Space Race.’

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Science and Technology
  • Dates: #650 - Ended December 15, 2022