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Aerophilately, Rocket Mail and Astrophilately,
Featuring the Johann Strauss & Leo Malz Collections


Misc. American Space Flights




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Lot 6519
NASA, Government supplied 8 x 10 photos from Mercury to ASTP. Better lot of unusual images from Mercury (8), Gemini (18), Apollo (48), ASTP (53), 1974 era STS (18), Saturn 1B (15), Solar Max, Surveyor (15), Mars Viking (23) plus a dozen lithos; about a quarter have NASA serial numbers (including some AP-11) and a few are in color; great color shot of the Cape (GT-V), capsule at sea (GT-VIII?), and more; expect excellent condition; 190+ photographs. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.2 lbs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6520
NASA, Treasure trove of photographs and lithographs Mercury thru Shuttle. Someone had an "in"; NASA, about 25 of experimental aircaft and LANDSAT; Mercury, at least 50 with more than a dozen from the Kearsarge (unfortunately many are beat up), some have serial numbers, unusual images; Gemini, great shots (including serial number) for Grissom's flight, a color (with number) of White during space walk, and another 40 or so from the program; at least 50 from Apollo including color Ap-7 and Ap-11 launch, several issued by the USS Hornet, beautiful AP-8 Earthrise in color and numbered; plenty of Shuttle (at least another 50); some ASTP and stray stuff; also at least 125 lithographs; useful for the keen specialist. Shipping charges apply - weight 11.4 lbs.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6521

United States, The tough ones. They weren't generous with autograph requests or lost their lives prematurely; for whatever reason, these are names you need to tell the story of the conquest of space; W A Anders, John Young, Edward H White II, Brewster Shaw, Dan Brandstein, Ellison S Onizuka, Don Lind, Norm Thagard, Jerry Carr, Deke Slayton, Ron McNair, Dick Scobee and Elliot See; also includes a clean Ap-11 VIP card postmarked on the moonlanding and two unusual Houston envelopes with a cachet for the Lunar Receiving Laboratory; good stuff.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 6522

United States, At least 1000 Mercury, Gemini and Apollo event covers. Moderate duplication organized by flight; nice mix of launch and recovery covers; expect Orbit, KSC Officials, club cachets, Space Voyager, NASA Exchange; lots of tracking stations; some shuttle but mostly MGA; clean and organized in two big box trays. Shipping charges apply - weight 21.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 6523

United States, Space Craft series with many better. About 1000 envelopes spanning US spaceflight from the 1960's and 70's; clean and fresh without odor or mildew; keys include Shepard airmail (2), Boy, What a Ride, Man-in Space globe (2), Grissom airmail, green globe (4), Liberty Bell recovery (5), Glenn inverted error (2), Mariner I (2), Little Joe 2 (2), Asset 1963 (5), Asset 1964 (6), Stargazer (3), talking robot (4), Enos (3); also includes scarce sample art mockup, Grissom airmail is a series key with only 50 produced. Shipping charges apply - weight 15.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6524

United States, Better autographs for your growing collection. Edward H White II on a Harry Gordon add on GT-IV launch; John Young on GT-3 Cape Canaveral hand cancel (the Grissom is an autopen); Sally K Ride (just months after she was named an astronaut and years before she became America's first woman to fly); Don Lind on a GT-XII Orbit launch; Richard Gordon and Alan Bean (and Conrad autopen) on an Ap-12 mid-mission postmarked in Houston; Don Mallick, Fitz Fulton and Vic Horton on an SRB parachute drop test; John S Bull on a GT-XII launch; Brian T O'Leary on a Ap-11 KSC Official; Jack Lousma, Vance Brand, Bob Crippen, Karol Bobko, Richard Truly and Gerald Ford on an ASTP cover postmarked in San Francisco for the recovery but sporting a KSC Official (curious); Frank Borman and Dr John S Bull on a Project Mercury FDC; ticker tape from the Aug 13, 1969 Ap-11 parade in New York City; a VIP card cancelled on July 20, 1969 for Ap-11; and Chuck Yeager on a 30th anniversary envelope at Edwards; 13 items.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6525

United States, Mercury launch with Gemini and Apollo recovery. Tray of about 500 covers; the pre-1965 is Sarzin and Swanson generic launches; Gemini and Apollo are all Beck rubber stamp with heavy emphasis on the Primes; a Sarzin Ham (AM cancel), and a SpaceCraft Goliath (typed address) in beautiful condition included to sweeten the pot. Shipping charges apply - weight 8 lbs.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 6526

United States, Rank Velvetone collection including many better items. Highly collectable felt-like cachets; created in small quantities (generally about 50) by baking in his wife's oven; includes Shepard (2), Grissom (2), Carpenter (three types), Schirra (3) and Cooper (3); also mechanical man (2), Ham (2), Little Joe 2, LLRV, Enos (3), 1st Apollo launch, and 1st manned paraglider; 129 in total. Shipping charges apply - weight 2 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6527

United States, Refined grouping of space covers. Collectors will appreciate the discernment exhibited in these four volumes; one is 83 envelopes from US satellite programs mounted on space-related pages, often accompanied with pictures or newspaper articles; the second volume has 104 launch and mission related covers with extensive ephemera to support the story; the final two volumes, with 106 and 81 covers respectively, house better recovery ship; expect more than normal emphasis on Primes and 1/3 to 1/2 are Beck printed, a good number are autographed by Navy personnel, also some surprising support vessel covers; nothing stellar but a valuable collection nonetheless. Shipping charges apply - weight 20.4 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6528

United States, Premier space dealer stock of US FDCs and pictorials. Approximately 500 covers organized by stamp including; 1371, C76, 1107, 1173, 1193, 1331-32, 966, 976, 1434-35, 1529, 1556, 1557, 1569-70,1244, 1274, 1192, 1200, 1070, 1912-9, 1575 and 1759; expect great overall condition in sleeves; numerous cachet designers noted, a few dozen hi value stamps ($9.95, $10.75, etc); the pictorials are all modern and extremely clean, approximately 5-6 per cancel in a sleeve, baseball, dinosaurs, Star Trek, whatever; about 3500 pictorials; quite the boost to a dealer with established clientele. Shipping charges apply - weight 87.2 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6529

United States, Want to learn autopens? Here's your chance. Autopens can be a challenge; what helps is having lots of examples to supplement online resources; here you get 133 envelopes with about 200 examples; lots of Armstrongs, Grissoms, Youngs and others important to identify correctly; the covers themselves are well worth collecting; early SpaceCraft, Beck printed, KSC Officials, PRS, and numerous better cancels; includes hard to find Bassett and Williams APs; don't let this get away. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.8 lbs.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6530

United States, Mixture of genuine autographs and autopens for your viewing pleasure. Alan Shepard and Stu A Roosa (and Mitchell autopen) on Ap-14 cover; Charlie Duke (with Mattingly and Young autopens) on an Ap-16 PRS; John Young signed a Mercury FDC; two autopens of White (both GT-IV launch dates); Tom Stafford (with bad Slayton and Brand) on an ASTP FDC; Conrad autopen on Ap-12 launch date; Al Worden (with autopens of Scott and Irwin) and UN Secretary General U Thant on an Ap-15 in New York envelope; Young (reduced printed autopen?) on Apr 12, 1981 KSC cover; Edward H White II (with autopen McDivitt) on SpaceCraft GT-IV launch; tragically autopens of Young and Crippen on gold Thiokol STS-1 contractor's cover (a pity); Scott Carpenter on Captain's cover (MA-7) but without CO signature; bonus Ap-11 VIP card postmarked July 20, 1969, and an AS-202 KSC Official, very clean (and nicely addressed) but the impressions of both the CDS and rubber stamp cachet are light.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6531
United States, Old school trading cards - Project Mercury, Star Trek, Star Wars, and more. Project Mercury (1963) 55 cards still reeking of bubble gum, 3D images on reverse; Star Wars (1977) 16 cards; Star Trek Next Gen (1994) 108 cards; Next Gen Master Series (1994) 99 cards; Star Trek (1991) 310 cards; Star Trek artist series (1993) 90 cards; Star Wars galaxy (1993) 140 cards; bonus Star Trek classic TV, Spiderman, space stamps book; more than 800+ all in perfect condition. Shipping charges apply - weight 13.2 lbs.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6532

United States, Mostly Prime and Seconadary Recovery Ships. Consists of 192 envelopes; of these 95 are Prime and 97 are Secondary or something else; the Primes consist of 24 Mercury, 43 Gemin, and 28 Apollo; look for GT-VIII and AP-11 HC; some are signed by the CO; decent condition; bonus (extremely rare) USS Farragut SRS; happy hunting. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.8 lbs.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6533

United States, Literally thousands of US FDCs and space event cancels. Corner the market on space event cancels; mild to moderate amounts collected by the only full-time space dealers for decades; in one (admittedly large) box you will have a tremendous array of topical covers; as folks migrate to topical and thematic collecting you will be positioned to supply the need. Shipping charges apply - weight 40.4 lbs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 6534

United States, Space Voyager cachets and wonderful ASTP group. Known for consistently accurate and attractive, Space Voyager has always been a favorite with collectors; about 250 here with minimal duplication; 45 ASTP Australia; 22 Norfolk, PN+G, New Zealand; another 75 or so with varied art (NASA Exchange, Colorado, Ross, Space City Cover Society, etc); strong material for the post-Apollo era. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.6 lbs.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6535

United States, Balance of US space covers. About 2/3rds are event and 1/3 show and commemorative covers, some silk, some NASA Exchange, lots of Space Voyager, Boudwin rubber stamp, and Sarzin; a few hundred are Shuttle related; 13 different FMF local posts on cover, several PRS (nothing extraordinary), several 3x5 Live from the Moon photos; bonus hi value FDCs including $2.40 (2 plus a block of 4), $3 (4), and $10.75 (4); about 1000 in total. Shipping charges apply - weight 9.2 lbs.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $170
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Lot 6536
United States, NASA Distinguished Service Medal (40mm.). A striking cross design in gold with, in the center, a raised disc of blue enamel with a stylized satellite with an angled ellipse which depicts orbital flight; at one point it was the highest award the Agency could bestow for distinguished service, ability or courage, that personally made a contribution representing substantial progress to aeronautical or space exploration in the interests of the United States; realized $750 at the Superior May 1998 sale.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6537

United States, 1963, Oct NASA Group 3 complete on cover. Entire collection of autographs of 14 of the most important astronauts NASA ever selected;while eight were slated to fly in Gemini half would be killed; three in separate T-38 crashes, and one in the Apollo 1 ground fire; ten flew in Apollo with half walking on the surface of the Moon; signed on a Mercury First Day Cover cancelled the previous year; autographed by Cunningham (AP-7), Aldrin (GT-12, AP-11), Anders (AP-8), Schweickart (AP-9), Bassett, Collins (GT-10, AP-11), Scott (GT-8, AP-15), Cernan (GT-9, AP-17), Bean (AP-12), Eisele (AP-7), Chaffee, Gordon (GT-11, AP-12), Freeman, Williams, Phenominally RARE; Anders, Bassett, Chaffee, Freeman and Williams are scarce individually.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 6538
United States, Autograph collection on NASA photographs. Fine grouping of better autographs on 16 8x10 items; inscribed Kurt Debus on Kodak paper with violet data on reverse; Wally Schirra on NASA photo showing Mercury flotation collar dated Jan 19, 1962, Schirra has penned on the back "Shuttle < or = DC-3 not able to provide income"; Gordon Cooper in civilian attire as resort ambassador, photo Walt Disney Productions; Apollo 12 crew in quarantine trailer signed by Charles Conrad, Dick Gordon and Alan Bean, on NASA photo with violet data on reverse; Gemini XII prime and back up crew on NASA photo with violet data on reverse autographed by Gene Cernan, Gordon Cooper, Buzz Aldrin and James Lovell; sepia like photo of X-15#1 landing with F-104 Starfighter in chase signed by Robert M White X-15 Test Pilot Astronaut on Kodak paper; litho of STS-7 crew with signatures of Bob Crippen, Rick Hauck, John Fabian, and Norm Thagard, it includes a Sally Ride but it appears to be an autopen; litho with bold James Lovell in his WSS; litho signed by Bruce McCandless; litho of Apollo 7 crew signed by Schirra; laser photo print from JSC series autographed by Bruce McCandless STS-41B; business suit lith from Project Mercury with probable Schirra autopen; laser photo with bold autographs of Dick Scobee and Joe Algranti;NASA photo with violet data on reverse shows weight and balance test prior to flight for Gordon Cooper; litho inscribed from Bruce MCCandless STS-41B, STS-31; terrific NASA numbered B&W taken onboard USS Kearsarge following MA-8 flight autographed by W Schirra Jr, overall condition excellent. Shipping charges apply - weight 1 lbs.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6539
United States, NASA. (1963) Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar signed photographs and TLS. In response to a request from the Yago Library of Research Aeronautics, Astronautics and Related Sciences in Pittsburgh, Air Force Systems Command and X-20 experimental test pilots sent photographs and fact sheets; group includes 9 photographs and a TLS on Air Force Flight Test Center letterhead from X-20 pilot Henry C. Gordon; 5 images are unsigned and include two artist concepts and three of the mock up; the four autographed pictures are James Wood, Albert Crews Jr, Henry C Gordon and M O Thompson; wonderful photographs of an exotic, stillborn project; PAO says "landing the aerospacecraft will be no more difficult than touchdown in an X-15"; includes delightful poem written for the X-20.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6540
United States, NASA. 25 B&W glossy photographs of Project Vandguard. Period 8x10 images from varied sources; most are NASA with violet data on reverse, US Navy, National Archives, Naval Photographic Center, Eastern Space and Missile Center Photographic Laboratory, and some are just on Kodak paper; some classic launch or explosion shots but others quite unusual and detailed, an excellent grouping for the specialist interested in rocket technology during the IGY period, all in excellent condition.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6541
United States, Inexpensive jewelry tells the story of a career. Compact Fisher pen with gold colored Command Module attached; junk "fob" from Apollo 8; pocket money clip with beautiful Apollo 9 emblem; tie pins from North American Aviation, a pair that look like Moon rocks (though probably not), a Dolphine helicopter, a silver and a gold shuttle with open cargo bays, B-2 bomber, F-20 Tigershark, and the Apollo 16 emblem; French cufflinks with a CSM suspended inside an oval, an engine bell (F-1?) against a black background, and a pair of black rectangles, one with Saturn and stars, and the other with Apollo and the Moon; the remainder are tie clasps, the shuttle with open bay doors, NAA longevity, CSM with Moon, Apollo CSM in an oval, pewter Skylab, and gold CSM approaching the LM; nostalgic; bonus, three "recovery ship" baseball type caps with mission patched purportedly flown (but highly unlikely), the emblems are Ap-1, SL-4, and ASTP; also a mint copy of the Mar-Apr 1978 edition of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction magazine autographed in red by Isaac Asimov. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.2 lbs.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6542
United States, manned space flight patches. Small collection of cloth patches (most 4-5"); eight scarce vintage USS Iwo Jima recovery ship; Apollo 1 Lion Brothers, Apollo 11 Lion Brothers mission support and recovery fleet; seven AB Emblem shuttle missions; three NASA meatball vectors; total of 29 patches plus nine mission emblem stickers.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Current Bid $50
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Lot 6543

United States, 100 NASA autographs for your collecting pleasure. A few on stamps, folder or photograph but vast majority on event covers; only one autopen (White) which is not counted; several candidate finalist autographs not counted; a few are KSC Officials, a Beck PRS, or other better covers but most are just good solid signatures; as you might expect several were subsequently lost in aviation accidents including Sonny Carter, David Griggs, Judy Resnick, Elliot See, Roger Chaffee, and Ed White; autographs include Group 1 Carpenter (2), Cooper (2), Glenn (3), Schirra (3), Shepard (2); Group 2 Conrad (2), Mc Divitt, See, Stafford (3), White, Young; Group 3 Cernan (3) Chaffee, Gordon, Scott (2); Group 4 Garriot, Gibson (5), Schmitt (2); Group 5 Brand, Carr (4), Duke, Engle (3), Evans (3), Haise, Irwin (2), Lousma (2), Mattingly, Pouge (5), Roosa; Group 6 Allen, Henize, Thornton (2); Group 7 Bobko, Crippen (2), Fullerton, Hartsfield, Overmyer, Peterson, Truly (2); Group 8 Gibson, Gregory (2), Shaw (2), Fabian, Griggs (3), Hart, Hoffman, Resnik, Seddon, Sullivan, Thagard; Group 9 Blaha; Group 10 Carter; Group 11 Baker; Group 13 Wilcutt, Bursch, Jones, Wisoff; Group 14 Smith. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.4 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 6544

United States, Astronauts who passed away before their time. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life; group of Americans lost to car accidents, civilian and military aircraft crashes, pad fire, and loss of the space shuttle; includes, Edward H White II, Gus Grissom, Dave Griggs, Sonny Carter, Ronald E McNair, Dick Scobee, Ellison Onizuka, Judy Resnik, Mike Smith, Roger Chaffee, Elliot See, Edw G Givens, CC Williams, Charlie Bassett,Ted Freeman and Bob Lawrence; 16 covers in total.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 6545

United States, The autographs you are missing. Elliot See postmarked on the day he died in 1966; Edward H White II on a Cape Canaveral launch cover (sorry, the McDivitt is an autopen); John Young on a GT-3 Prime (too bad the Grissom is an autopen); Scott Carpenter on a MA-7 Captain's cover (with the CO signature); Sally K. Ride on a NASA Exchange launch envelope; Buzz Aldrin on a KSC Ap-11 launch cover; and Bill Anders on a multifranked Ap-8 FDc (lovely); you want this 7 piece lot.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 6546

United States, Titanic collection of astronaut autographs. This group consists of 193 autographs on 150 envelopes; some are FDCs, launch, recovery, KSC Officials, NASA Exchange, and many other cachets; while there are some autopens sprinkled in this group they are not included in the count; autographs include, McNair, Brand, Hartsfield, Overmeyer, Aldrin, Young, Irwin, Gordon, McDivitt, Schweickart, Haise, Shepard, Roosa, Lovell, Cernan, Scott, Henize, Stafford, Evans, Mukai, Brandenstein, Allen, Conrad, Bean, Engle, Weitz, Lousma, Fullerton, Thorton, Gibson, Hart, Gregory, Merbold, Gibson, Butterworth, Doi, Garriott, Pogue, Carr, Neri, Al-Saud, Baudry, Schmitt, Hoffman, Fisher, Peterson, Coats, Nelson, McCandless, Crippen, Bobko, Mattingly, Slayton, Eisele, Swigert, England, Seddon, Hauck, Buchli, Truly, Sullivan, Mohri, and more. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.4 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 6547

United States, Nine tough autographs of astronauts lost too soon. 21 signatures on eight envelopes; includes Ellison Onizuka, Dave Griggs, Dick Scobee, Judith A Resnik, Ron McNair, Theodore C Freeman, Charles A. Bassett II, Elliot See, and Edw G Givens Jr; the Bassett was postmarked Feb 28, 1966 (the day he died) as well as Jun 3, the day GT-IXA took off; the See envelope was also cancelled on Feb 28, 1966 (day of death); an impressive group.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 6548

United States, Beck printed cachets on recovery ships. Fresh, unpicked Morris Beck recovery ship covers; 37 Mercury (3 prime), 200 Gemini (28 prime), and 201 Apollo (45 prime); also at least 100 rubber stamp examples; great Navy autographs on USS Norris (MA-8), MA-9, GT-1, GT-3, GT-IV, GT-V, GT-VIA, GT-VII, GT-VIII, GT-X, GT-XI, AS-502, AP-8, and the Commanding Officer on a Ap-11 PRS with hand cancel, the Gemini 8 with a terrific hand cancel and autograph is scarce. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.6 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6549

United States, Cornucopia of space related autographs. Want a delicious group of 27 items (envelopes, letters, and photos)?; 5 autographs (and a rubber stamp) on a SpaceCraft Mariner 4 cover, project manager on SpaceCraft Nimbus envelope, project manager on SpaceCraft cover for Echo 2, chief aerodynamic scientist from von Braun team (but sent to Russia) on SpaceCraft ATS 4 envelope, Walter Dornberger from Peenemunde on Ft Bliss FDC, John Gilligan (Gov of Ohio) and Tricia Nixon Cox (President's daughter) on opening of Neil Armstrong Museam in Wapakoneta; Paul Hartley (Voice of Gemini), GEN Curtis LeMay, GEN L L Lemitzer (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs), J Van Allen (on 5x7 photo), W H Pickering (Dir of JPL), Tom Mc Murtry (1st flight super critical wing), Gordon Cooper (5x7 litho), Fitz Fulton (8x10 color photo), Tom McMurtry (2 hand written letters signed), BGEN Homer Boushey (1st to pilot rocket powered airplane), Scott Crossfield (on FDC), Robert White (TLS on AF Flight Test letterhead with envelope), Forrest Petersen (Navy FDC); Aerospace Research Pilot Scool (ARPS) Class II, Charles C Bock Jr, Albert Crews Jr, Donald M Sorlie, and William T Twinting, Class III Charlie Bassett (4x5 photo), Class IV David R Scott (4x5 photo), Chuck Yeager; 32 autographs in total. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.4 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6550

United States, Ready for Prime Time, Prime Recovery Ship covers. J H Glenn Jr autograph on USS Randolph (MA-6) Captain's cover; USS Intrepid (MA-7) Captain's cover signed by the CO, XO, and Scott Carpenter; extremely rare USS Farragut (MA-7) SRS; USS Kearsarge (MA-8) Captain's cover with additional PM hand cancel for the GT-VIA splashdown (both the black ship cachet and violet Beck RS on the reverse; USS Kearsarge (MA-9) Captain's cover on an attractive pink envelope, PM hand cancel, and the most beautiful black cachet you have ever seen; USS Intrepid (GT-3) signed by the Captain; USS Wasp (GT-IV) Captain's cover; USS Wasp (GT-IV) signed by the Captain, it has a black rubber stamp cachet, and a subsequent AM hand cancel from GT-VII; large AM hand cancel CDS with black cachet and CO autograph on USS Lake Champlain (GT-V) envelope; USS Leonard F Mason (GT-VIII) example of a SRS which became a PRS, particularly nice strike; and lastly a USS Guadalcanal (GT-X) autographed by the CO; 10 great pieces in all; usual toning on MA-6 from glue.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 6551

United States, Grade A Prime, Prime Recovery Ship covers. Eleven better examples for your PRS collection; USS Randolph (MA-6) Captain's cover with vintage JH Glenn Jr autograph; USS Farragut SRS (extremely rare); USS Intrepid (MA-7) Captain's cover (missing CO auto); USS Kearsarge (MA-9) Captain's cover with hand cancel and cachet in black; USS Intrepid (GT-3) autographed by the CO and helo pilot; USS Wasp (GT-IV) autographed by the Captain; USS Wasp (GT-IV) Captain's cover; USS Lake Champlain (GT-V) autographed by the CO, AM hand cancel and a black cachet; USS Wasp(GT-VIA) signed by the CO on black ship cachet; unusual USS Wasp (GT-VIA) PM hand cancel with violet Beck rubber stamp cachet (and CDS type mission info) with a GT-IX machine cancel as well (GT-IX Beck RS on reverse); and lastly a USS Leonard F Mason (GT-VIII) SRS which became a Prime, to top it off it is franked with a C65; typical glue toning on MA-6.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6552

United States, 6 crew signed envelopes Gemini to the Shuttle. Sharp SpaceCraft launch cover autographed by Gordon Cooper and Charles Conrad Jr (GT-V); Ap-12 KSC Official signed by Dick Gordon (and autopen), Charles Conrad and Alan Bean, also signed by Kurt Debus; great Ap-13 PRS with outstanding Type I hand cancel autographed by James Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert, along with an unrecognized signer; Orbit cachet with a Cape Canaveral mid-mission (astrophilatelically incorrect) machine cancel with compact signatures of Dave Scott, Al Worden and Jim Irwin; attractive shuttle ALT envelope postmarked at Edwards AFB and sign by the duo who would fly STS-2, Joe Engle and Richard Truly; lastly, a STS-62A cover with Bob Crippen, Dale Gardner, Guy Gardner, Jerry Ross, Mike Mullane and Brett Watterson, which was to be a flight of Discovery from Vandenberg AFB but cancelled when the Challenger was lost; a good looking group.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6553

United States, High value USPS space products. Five great product types beautifully packaged ready to market; 2842 ($9.95) Men on the Moon FDC Express Mail next day service USPS supplied cardboard envelopes (5); 1909 ($9.35) Eagle and Moon STS-8 FLOWN flight cover and folder (18); 2841 (29 cent) with FLOWN encapsulated 2842 ($9.95) Tribute to space exploration FDC (8); World Expo 2000 Space Achievement & Exploration FDC deluxe folder containing 3409 (60 cent block of six), 3410 ($1 set of five), 3411 ($3.20 pair), 3412 ($11.75 world) and 3413 ($11.75 astronaut); "Silk" cachet ASDA cards with FDC and show cancels, included is FDC set from Aniheim and three sets from Expo Station (as well as 17 blank cards and numerous envelopes); issued price $830; 28 products extremely clean and ready to be monitized. Shipping charges apply - weight 6.6 lbs.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6554

United States, 1958-59, First successful American launches. Clean set of nine Sarzin cachets for the important pre-Project Mercury flights; includes Explorer I, III, IV, VI, and VII (2); Pioneer I, Vanguard I and II; a wonderful collection of the earliest missions; unaddressed if not to Sarzin.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6555

United States, Early Sarzin cachet assortment. Useful lot of Clyde Sarzin covers in decent condition; Explorer I, Vanguard I (with odd NASA meatball), Explorer III (another meatball), Vanguard II, Explorer VI, Satellite ice cream cone, Space mice (Sally, Amy and Moe), MA-1, MA-2, MR-3 (two types), MR-4, Robot, Enos (two types), and UN welcomes astronauts; a total of 16 envelopes; slight to moderate toning noted.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6556

United States, All dressed up with nowhere to go. Hired for the anticipated Apollo Applications Program, Group 6, aka the Excess 11 (XS-11) found themselves without a chair when the music stopped; signatures included in this group include; Donald Holmquest Scientist Astronaut on a C76 FDC; P K Chapman on an Ap-11 KSC Official; and Brian T O'Leary on a Houston machine cancel dated Oct 20, 1967 (he was hired Aug 11, 1967 and had resigned by Apr 1968); John S Bull ("Original 19" Group 5) on an Ap-14 cover; Duane Graveline (Group 4) on a C76 FDC; F Curtis Michel (also Group 4) on an early Apollo envelope; Dave Scott (who flew GT-VIII and Ap-15) along with a Young autopen on a Ap-10 KSC Official; a real John Young on a sharp looking Andromeda (Charles Riser) envelope; and finally Buzz Aldrin (GT-XII and Ap-11) on a lovely Ap-11 KSC Official; bonus Arthur G Philips Jr Lt Col, the AC for the C-141 Starlifter that flew the mobile quaranine facility (MQF) with the Ap-11 astronauts aboard from Honolulu to Houston; a Ap-11 VIP card postmarked July 20, 1969; and lastly ticker tape from the parade in New York City the following month.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6557

United States, Sarzin artwork on Explorer, Pioneer and Vanguard. All the key Port Canveral hand cancel for the satellites launched in the 1950's; Explorer I, III, VI, and VII; Pioneer I; Vanguard I and II; seven envelopes in all; toned line on left edge of Vanguard II.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6558

United States, X-20 Dyna Soar pilot autographs. The USAF Dynamic Soarer program, based on a German orbital bomber, lasted from 1957 to 1963; by 1963 Bill Dana and Neil Armstrong had left and Albert Crews joined; this extraordinary group consists of individual envelopes with a amateurish (but handsome) drawing of the Boeing space plane; autographs of all pilots at the time (and the USAF Commandant) were Thompson, Wood, Crews, Gordon, Knight, Rogers and Yeager (Commandant).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6559

United States, KSC Officials collection for the specialist. From 1965-75 the post office at the Kennedy Space Center placed rubber stamp cachets on mail postmarked on the day of important launches; these 16 envelopes represent important examples for a student in this field; First Day of Postal Service addressed to audit office at Bendix (with unusual Bendix receiving mark); AS-202 addressed to Ralph Yario; ASTP addressed to Leo Malz; SL-2 autographed by Kerwin, Weitz and Conrad; attractive AP-11 first anniversary; proof-like GT-12; GT-11 signed Joseph Karth M C; GT-10 addressed overseas; GT-9 autographed by Kurt Debus; AP-13; GT-VIA on airmail envelope; Spirit 7/6 light with additional Goldey artwork; Spirit 7/6 dark; GT-7 with AP-13 and Registry postmark (toned); backdated Cape Canaveral hand cancel with AS-204 essay; Beck printed (B762) cachet, red Resistry postmark, and a AP-7 essay/proof in blue, the AP-7 essay/proof is rare, particularly as presented with the Beck cachet; the AS-204, despite the backdated cancel is also inportant.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6560

United States, Worldwide souvenir and mini-sheets signed by 19 astronauts. Interesting grouping produced in Germany with signed stamps on one side and biography (in German) on the reverse; autographs of Cernan, Mitchell, Swigert, Lovell, Borman, Cunningham, Mc Divitt, Eisele, Bean, Schweickart, Roosa, Cooper, Gordon, Carpenter, Glenn, Scott, Stafford, Schirra, and Conrad; 19 in total. Shipping charges apply - weight 1 lbs.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6561

United States, Useful recovery ship remainder lot. Mercury, two MA-7 Captain's covers (not signed by CO but autographed by Scott Carpenter), rare USS Farragut SRS, two MA-8 PRS signed by the Captain, corner card from USS Bennington postmarked on the PRS, USNS Huntsville (part of Task Force 130) cancelled on the USS Kearsarge, beautiful MA-9 Beck (B323) autographed by the CO and Gordon Cooper, attractive USS Fletcher SRS; Gemini, pair of GT-3 Primes autographed by the CO and RADM as well as four SRS (including a Beck), two GT-IV Captain's covers and a foreign envelope with a helo signature, GT-V, GT-VI, 2 GT-VII with signatures, Beck GT-VIII SRS, GT-IX machine and the tougher hand cancel, two GT-XI with autographs, three GT-XII, a Captain's cover, a PRS with a violet cachet, and a third in black; Apollo, Ap-9 PRS, USNS Vanguard support, a pair of autographed Ap-10, UDT swimmers on Ap-11 SRS, pair of lovely Ap-13 SRS (one with key of Ap-13 Review Board, and the other the Governor of American Samoa on a Beck), Ap-14 PRS, Ap-16 PRS, and Ap-17 PRS autographed by the Prime Recovery pilot; 46 envelopes of which 27 are Prime; some toning on MA-8 covers.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6562

United States, Pioneer women in the shuttle program. Shannon Lucid (2) on an Ames wind tunnel test and another on an envelope canceled at Marshall Space Flight Center; Anna Lee Fisher (2) on a Goddard Space Flight Center cover postmarked for the first launch of the shuttle program and another for the STS-51A mission; Sally K Ride (3) on a STS-3 cover, STS-2 Goldstone tracking cover, and a Johnson Space Center cover for the announcement of Group 8; Jerrie Cobb (a Mercury 13) on a SpaceCraft MA-6 launch envelope; bonus items include an early Vandenberg launch (Dec 4, 1959), all six original Canadian astronauts on a FDC, and high value FDC for $9.35, $9.95, $10.75, $10.75 9a different one), and $14; 15 items in total.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6563

United States, NASA leadership autographs on 22 covers. Only three seats available to fly to the Moon but LOTS of moving parts (and people) to get them there; set of three KSC envelopes with either 6 or 7 signatures each; Gerald Ford noted on one; CAPCOMs who signed included, Brand, Hartsfield, Schweickart, Mattingly, McCandless, Bobko and Crippen; flight directors Eugene Kranz (3), Christopher C Kraft, Gerald D Griffin and Glynn Lunney; flight surgeon Charles A Berry; Center Directors Rocco Petrone, John Clark, and Robert R Gilruth; top leadership George M Low, Tom Paine (2), James E Webb (3), Sam C Phillips, Hugh Dryden, and Robert C Seamans; stray autographs include Deke Slayton, David Brinkley and Spiro T Agnew; lastly are astronauts acting as CAPCOM on a shuttle mission including Overmyer, Gregory, Lind, Thagard, Thornton, Berg and Wang.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6564

United States, Curious Orbit Covers cachet-based signed folders. Elaborate cardstock intended to be folded in booklet form; the left (intended as the back cover) has the engraved Orbit Covers cachet used on envelopes; each has Project Mercury stamps postmarked at Cape Canaveral on launch day; present are MA-8 (x4) (Schirra), MA-9 (x3) (Cooper), GT-3 (x2) (Grissom/Young), GT-IV (McDivitt/White), and GT-V (x2) (Conrad/Cooper); each is signed by a NASA Director or recovery personel, mostly helo or UDT swimmers; 24 seldom seen autographs.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6565

United States, Kennedy Space Center Officials for the specialist. 188 launch covers with the rubber stamp cachet applied by NASA; very collectable; includes GT-VII, Spirit 7/6 light (3), AS-201 (4), GT-VIII (7), GT-IX (10), GT-X (3), AS-202 (3), GT-XI (4), GT-XII (10), Surveyor C (2), AS-501 (2), AS-204 (4), AP-6 (6), AP-7 (6), AP-8 (10), AP-9 (6), AP-10 (9), AP-11 (38), AP-12 (10), AP-11 Anniv, AP-14, MR-3 Anniv (13), AP-15, AP-16 (4), AP-17 (4), SL-1, SL-2, SL-3 (2), SL-4 (3), Helios (10), ASTP (4), Viking A, Viking B; also includes 44 meters with stamp themes and 13 Vandy Officials; 245 covers in total. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.2 lbs.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6566

United States, Autopen reference collection. 23 envelopes consisting of event (Gordon add-on and Orbit), PRS (Beck rubber stamp), and blank Project Mercury FDCs; autopens include Grissom, Young, McDivitt, Cooper, Conrad, Haise, Duke, Mc Candless, Eisele, Borman, Schirra, Irwin, Duke, Mattingly, Carr, Anders, President Johnson, Secretary Mc Namara, Secretary Rusk, Senator Stevenson, and President Nixon.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6567

United States, NASA leadership autographs on cover. Attractive grouping of key personnel on a variety of envelopes; George M Low (NASA Administrator), George E Mueller (Associate Administrator), Rocco A Petrone (KSC Dir of Launch Operations), Robert R Gilruth (x2) (Dir Manned Spacecraft Center), John L Clark (Dir Goddard Space Flight Ctr), Tom Paine (NASA Administrator), and Floyd L Thompson (Dir Langley Research Ctr); total of 8 items.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6568

United States, Curious mission related covers. 22 covers seldom seen; extremely rare salvage ship USS Preserver from Gemini V; Gemini VI scrub cover postmarked at the Kennedy Space Center; PRIME (SV-5) postmarked Vandenberg AFB; 5 Project ASSESS covers for each flight day, Jun 2-6, 1975; scarce Prime Recovery Ship (PRS) USNS Range Recoverer Master postmarked Oct 10, 1970 for the Mars chute castor rocket; Approach and Landing Test (ALT) envelopes postmarked at Edwards AFB for Free Flight 1 and 2; a total of 5 covers carried from Det 15, 39 ARRW (Patrick AFB) on Chopper 4 in support of STS-1; very unusual Shuttle Launch Area Security envelope from USCGC Steadfast (autographed) responsible for escorting a Soviet "Fishing" Trawler from the Restricted Impact Area; four UTC Liberty SRB recovery ship covers for STS-2, one postmarked KSC Nov 16, 1981 and three Cape Canaveral on Nov 20, the three CC covers are autographed by the Master (Bond, James Bond); autographs of two Test Directors on a STS-6 mission emblem envelope; lastly is an envelope carried in a rescue tank (Hard Top One) in support of STS-45 and signed by KSC Pad Rescue #5.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6569

United States, Sarzin historical space documents. Even before Project Mercury Clyde Sarzin was creating folded vellum-like presentations cancelled on the appropriate day; 22 in this group include Enos (2), Shepard (3), Grissom (3), Glenn (5), Carpenter (2), GT-3, GT-IV, GT-V, Brien McHahon, Echo 1 (2), and the Cuba Blockade.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6570

United States, Artwork of Robert McCall (Scott 1434-35). Wonderful grouping of McCall FDCs; entire envelope sketch and signature on Decade of Achievement (1434-35); autographs of Robert McCall and Jerry Carr on a Skylab (1529) cover and what appears to be a printed drawing of a water recovery on an envelope reverse; two Pioneer (1556) covers each with great sketches related to the stamp; four ASTP (1569-70) envelopes (three difference cachets); and lastly a First Man on the Moon (C76) FDC signed by Paul Calle in red; 10 autographed covers in total.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6571

United States, 1963 (Dec 10), Wernher von Braun collection. Useful group of eight autographs and one autopen for reference; bold felt tip on Dec 1963 Cape Canaveral launch with thermographic cachet; signatures on the three values of 1934 German rocket mail labels; delightful autographs on Ft Bliss V-2 plate block; autopen is a pattern 1 on an Apollo 11 cover correctly cancelled in Houston on the day of the Moon landing.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6572

United States, (1963), Phenominal NASA Group 3 collection. Pristine collection of all 14 NASA astronauts selected in Oct 1963;each on an individual cover postmarted in Washington, DC on the announcement date; all are addressed to a prominent collector with attractive franking and amateurish (but handsome) artwork; included is a lovely ALS from Charlie Bassett and a second envelope signed by Richard Gordon; autographs of Anders, Bean, Cernan, Collins, Chaffee, Williams, Cunningham, Schweickart, Aldrin, Freeman, Eisele, Gordon, Scott, and Bassett, not easily duplicatable.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 6573

United States, (1965), NASA KSC Officials from 1965-75. SA-10, Spirit of 7/6 light (3), Spirit of 7/6 dark, GT-IX (2), 1967 Fire Prevention, AS-501, AP-9, AP-12 (3), 10th Anniversary MR-3, AP-17 (suspect signatures); also SL-2, SL-3, and SL-4 on a single trifold card; BONUS: 7 Vandy Officials including Magsat (2), Landsat-C (4) and Tiros-N; toning upper left corner of SA-10, SA-10 and 1967 Fire Prevention are scarce.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6574

United States, 1989, $2.40 Moon Landing first day covers (Scott 2419). High denomination values on FDCs honoring space exploration; 44 of the $2.40 20th anniversary stamp (2419) including a lovely example postmarked in Houston with the a stamp (C76) created by the artist's father, Paul Calle; 5 aerograms with the $9.35 value (1909) and 2 from the $10.75 stamp (2122); commercially used stamps on large piece including, 4 $3 shuttle (2544), 6 $3.20 shuttle (3261), and 2 $3 Mars Pathfinder (3178); bonus, USPS A Tribute to Space Exploration with an encapsulated $9.95 stamp (2842) FLOWN in space (and designed by Paul and Chris Calle) on a beautiful envelope with a 29 cent (2841) Calle designed stamp. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.2 lbs.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $160
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