The Space History Sale
26 Apr 2012, starting at 13:00 EDT.

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EXTRA LARGE LUNAR NEAR SIDE CHART.
Sold for US$ 62,500 inc. premium
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 of 1312
  • Lot 1001
    PROBLEM OF MANFLIGHT. MEANS, JAMES. The Problem of Manflight. Boston: W.B. Clarke, 1894.
    US$ 300 - 500
    £180 - 300

  • Lot 1002
    19TH CENTURY AMERICAN AVIATION POSTER. WRIGHT, CHARLES HUBBARD, artist. The May Century. Scientific Kite-Flying Described by three Experts. General Schofield's Chapters of Secret History. [New York?: 1897.]
    US$ 2,000 - 4,000
    £1,200 - 2,400

  • Lot 1003
    TWO GENERATIONS OF PIONEER AVIATORS LINKED. CHANUTE, OCTAVE. Progress in Flying Machines. New York: M.N. Forney, 1899.
    Sold for US$ 1,187 inc. premium

  • Lot 1004
    WRIGHT—SOME AERONAUTICAL EXPERIMENTS. WRIGHT, WILBUR. Some Aeronautical Experiments. [In: Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution ... For the Year Ending June 30, 1902.] Washington: Government Printing Office, 1903.
    US$ 500 - 700
    £300 - 420

  • Lot 1005
    JUNE BUG AND CURTISS NO. 1. 2 black and white photographs,
    Sold for US$ 1,875 inc. premium

  • Lot 1006
    WRIGHT AT CAMP D'AUVOURS, AUGUST 1908. Group of 4 black and white photographs,
    Sold for US$ 3,125 inc. premium

  • Lot 1007
    WRIGHT AT AUVOURS, BY MONTAUT. MONTAUT, ERNEST. Wright au Camp d'Auvours. Paris: M[arguerite] M[ontaut], 1908.
    US$ 1,500 - 2,500
    £890 - 1,500

  • Lot 1008
    DINNER FOR WILBUR WRIGHT AND FRIENDS. Cover of a menu, "Diner de la marmite," designed by G. Fraipont,
    US$ 4,000 - 6,000
    £2,400 - 3,600

  • Lot 1009
    PILOT TRAINING, PAU, EARLY 1909. Group of 5 black and white photographs,
    Sold for US$ 3,250 inc. premium

  • Lot 1010
    FROM CARRIAGES TO FLYING MACHINES. Black and white photograph,
    Sold for US$ 9,375 inc. premium

  • Lot 1011
    WRIGHT BROTHERS—SIGNED. Postcard published by Rotary Photographic Series,
    Sold for US$ 10,000 inc. premium

  • Lot 1012
    THE FIRST GREAT GATHERING OF AVIATORS. JOURDAIN, ROGER. Aérodrome de Vichy. Meeting organisé par la Ste. l'Ariel ... Concours Promenades Leçons. Paris: Publicité Vig, [1909.]
    US$ 7,000 - 9,000
    £4,200 - 5,400

  • Lot 1013
    GLENN CURTISS WINS SPEED RACE, AUGUST 1909. Group of 3 black and white photographs,
    US$ 2,000 - 3,000
    £1,200 - 1,800

  • Lot 1014
    CURTISS WINNING THE GORDON BENNETT CUP. GAMY (MARGUERITE MONTAUT). Coupe Gordon-Bennett, 1909 / Curtiss le gagnant. Paris: Mabileau & Co., 1909.
    US$ 500 - 700
    £300 - 420

  • Lot 1015
    EUGENE LEFEBVRE AT CHAMPAGNE AIR RACE, 1909. Group of 4 black and white photographs,
    US$ 1,200 - 1,800
    £710 - 1,100

  • Lot 1016
    LEFEBVRE SOARS, CHAMPAGNE AIR RACE, 1909. Black and white photograph,
    US$ 900 - 1,200
    £540 - 710

  • Lot 1017
    COMTE DE LAMBERT IN A WRIGHT BIPLANE, 1909. Group of 4 black and white photographs,
    US$ 1,200 - 1,800
    £710 - 1,100

  • Lot 1018
    CHAMPAGNE AVIATION WEEK, 1909 AND 1910. 3 items, comprising: SABATTIER, LOUIS, artist. Les beaux soirs de 1909: impression de Bétheny (19 aout). [Paris: l'Illustration, 1909.]
    US$ 800 - 1,200
    £480 - 710

  • Lot 1019
    WRIGHT BROTHERS PAMPHLETS. Group of 4 pamphlets, comprising: BRACKE, A. Construction et Manœuvres de l'Aéroplane Wright. Mons: Dequesne-Masquillier & fils, 1909.
    US$ 600 - 800
    £360 - 480

  • Lot 1020
    ORVILLE WRIGHT AND THE 1911 GLIDER. Group of 4 black and white photographs,
    US$ 2,000 - 3,000
    £1,200 - 1,800

  • Lot 1021
    CURTISS' TAKE ON THE LANGLEY AERODROME. Group of 4 black and white photographs,
    Sold for US$ 1,750 inc. premium

  • Lot 1022
    LAFAYETTE FLYING CORPS. [ELLIOTT, CHESTER ARTHUR. 1897-?]
    US$ 4,000 - 6,000
    £2,400 - 3,600

  • Lot 1023
    ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL AIR RACE POSTER. WALTER, CARL, artist. Over 200 miles per hour - International Air Races, St-Louis - October 1-2-3. St. Louis: Allied Press, [1923].
    US$ 800 - 1,200
    £480 - 710

  • Lot 1024
    AMERICAN INVENTOR-PIONEERS. Group of 4 black and white photographs,
    US$ 600 - 900
    £360 - 540

  • Lot 1025
    FABRIC FROM LINDBERGH'S SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS? A square fragment of silver-coated textile,
    Sold for US$ 2,000 inc. premium

  • Lot 1026
    LINDBERGH PHOTOGRAPHS. Collection of 35 black and white photographs,
    Sold for US$ 2,750 inc. premium

  • Lot 1028
    CHESLEY BONESTELL ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION. Original gouache on artist's board,
    Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium

  • Lot 1029
    METEORITE SPHERE. Large etched iron-nickel meteorite sphere,
    Sold for US$ 3,500 inc. premium

  • Lot 1030
    EARLY CHINESE SPACE POSTER. [In Chinese:] I am a Planet in the Solar System. [China: 1958.]
    Sold for US$ 500 inc. premium

  • Lot 1031
    THE FIRST MAIL TO ORBIT OUR PLANET. WHITE, THOMAS DRESSER. Typed Letter Signed ("Thomas D. White"), 1 p with conjoined blank, 9 x 7 inches, Vandenberg Air Force Base, [November 12, 1960], to General Lyman L. Lemnitzer,
    Sold for US$ 37,500 inc. premium

  • Lot 1032¤
    POLARIS AND AGENA MODELS. 1. Model of the Polaris A-1 submarine-launched ballistic missile,
    Sold for US$ 400 inc. premium

  • Lot 1033¤
    AGENA-B UPPER STAGE MODEL. Model of the upper stage of an Agena-B upper stage,
    Sold for US$ 500 inc. premium

  • Lot 1034¤
    ATLAS ROCKET MODEL. Model of the Atlas rocket made by Topping of Akron, OH.
    Sold for US$ 750 inc. premium

  • Lot 1035
    EARLY RUSSIAN SPACE SUIT GLOVES. Pair of Russian pressure suit gloves,
    Sold for US$ 1,250 inc. premium

  • Lot 1036
    MODEL OF THE VOSTOK SPACECRAFT. Model of a gleaming Vostok with projecting antenna, manufactured by the NPO Lavochkin Institute.
    Sold for US$ 3,500 inc. premium

  • Lot 1037
    HOMELAND! [In Cyrillic:] Otchizna! ... Slava nauke, slava trudu! Slava sovetskomu stroju! [Homeland! Glory to science, glory to work! Glory to the Soviet system!] Moscow: 1958.
    Sold for US$ 1,187 inc. premium

  • Lot 1038
    THE CONQUEROR OF SPACE. [In Cyrillic:] Slava kommunisticheskoj partii! Slava nashemu narodu - pokoritelju kosmosa! [The Glory of the Communist Party! The Glory of our People - the Conqueror of Space!] Moscow: 1961.
    Sold for US$ 1,125 inc. premium

  • Lot 1039
    TO THE STARS, TO THE SUN. [In Cyrillic:] K zvezdam! K solntzu! [To the Stars! To the Sun!] Moscow: 1964.
    Sold for US$ 1,500 inc. premium

  • Lot 1040
    TO SPACE—THE SOVIET WAY! [In Cyrillic:] V Kosmos Doroga Sovetskaja! [To space—the Soviet way!] Moscow: 1961.
    Sold for US$ 1,500 inc. premium

  • Lot 1041
    GLORY TO THE COMMUNIST PARTY. [In Cyrillic:] Glory to the Communist Party! Kiev: 1962.
    Sold for US$ 1,187 inc. premium

  • Lot 1042
    ORIGINAL ART FOR A SOVIET POSTER. VORONIN, IVAN YEGOROVICH. [In Cyrillic:] Our Party Leads Us Forward. [1962.]
    Sold for US$ 1,062 inc. premium

  • Lot 1043
    TO SOVIET SCIENCE—GLORY! [In Cyrillic:] Sovetskoj nauke—slava! [To Soviet Science—Glory!] Moscow: 1964.
    Sold for US$ 250 inc. premium

  • Lot 1044
    2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY POSTER. 2001: Uzay Yolu Macerasi. 2001: Space Odyssey... Yönetmen: Stanley Kubrick. [Turkey]: Yilmaz Ofset Basimevi, [c.1968].
    US$ 600 - 800
    £360 - 480

  • withdrawn
    Lot 1045
    GAGARIN—THIS FLIGHT IS ONLY THE BEGINNING. Autograph Letter Signed ("Gagarin"),
    US$ 6,000 - 10,000
    £3,600 - 5,900

  • Lot 1046
    SOVIET COSMONAUTICA. [In Cyrillic:] Sovetskaja kosmonavtika. Albom-vystavka / Putevoditel' po vystavke. [Soviet Cosmonautica. Album and Exhibition / Exhibition Guide.] Moscow: Dosaaf, 1976.
    US$ 1,500 - 2,000
    £890 - 1,200

  • withdrawn
    Lot 1047
    SIGNED BY THE FIRST COSMONAUTS. PETROV, EVGENY. [In Cyrillic:] Kosmonavty; zapiski rudovoditelia gruppy. Moscow: Sovetskaia Rossiya, 1962.
    US$ 400 - 600
    £240 - 360

  • Lot 1048
    FIRST MEN IN SPACE—SIGNED. BERGAUST, ERIK. First Men in Space. New York: Putnam's Sons, 1960.
    Sold for US$ 562 inc. premium

  • Lot 1049
    SCHIRRA'S APOLLO CREW SELECTION MEMO. THE BEGINNING OF THE ASTRONAUT "PECKING ORDER."

    US$ 1,200 - 1,800
    £710 - 1,100

  • Lot 1050
    COOPER'S PROJECT MERCURY: 1958-1961—SIGNED. "Project Mercury – Background. 1961."
    US$ 350 - 500
    £210 - 300

  • Lot 1051
    COOPER'S MERCURY ESCAPE TOWER DIAGRAM. "Relative position of tower and capsule when tower is removed using escape rocket 5 sec. after staging."
    Sold for US$ 3,000 inc. premium

  • Lot 1052
    COOPER'S CERTIFICATE FOR GLENN'S LAUNCH. "Certificate of Participation," issued by General Dynamics Astronautics.
    US$ 500 - 700
    £300 - 420

  • Lot 1053
    FLOWN LIBERTY BELL 7 FILM. A 1½ inch long segment of 16mm motion picture film encased in an 8½ x 3 x 2 inch lucite block.
    Sold for US$ 200 inc. premium

  • Lot 1054¤
    FIRST US MANNED ORBITAL FLIGHT—SIGNED. Results of the First United States Manned Orbital Space Flight, February 20, 1962. [Houston]: MSC, [1962].
    Sold for US$ 2,000 inc. premium

  • Lot 1055
    SEVEN MILES OF WIRE—AND A SWIZZLE STICK. GLENN, JOHN. Typed Manuscript Signed ("John Glenn") and Inscribed ("For Mrs Ethel Smith"),
    Sold for US$ 375 inc. premium

  • Lot 1056¤
    MERCURY-ERA STAR CHART. Double-sized star chart, 10 x 3½ inches,
    Sold for US$ 875 inc. premium

  • Lot 1057
    SCHIRRA'S MERCURY REDSTONE PAD BLUEPRINT. "Hunts Hangar & Redstone Pad Routing Chart Schematic, Redstone Pad, Capsule 15, 16, & 17," blueprint, McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, Saint Louis, MO, c.1960.
    US$ 2,000 - 3,000
    £1,200 - 1,800

  • Lot 1058
    TRACKING SCHIRRA'S FLIGHT—SIGNED. MA-8 Tracking and Communications Networks flight chart, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 1962.
    Sold for US$ 937 inc. premium

  • Lot 1059
    CARPENTER AT CAPE. Black and white photograph,
    Sold for US$ 175 inc. premium

  • Lot 1060
    CARPENTER SPEAKS TO JFK. Black and white photograph,
    Sold for US$ 175 inc. premium

  • Lot 1061
    SCHIRRA BUYS AN ATLAS ROCKET! Black and white photograph,
    Sold for US$ 437 inc. premium

  • Lot 1062
    SCHIRRA AND HIS HASSELBLAD FLIGHT CAMERA. Black and white photograph,
    Sold for US$ 437 inc. premium

  • Lot 1063
    COOPER SPACE SUIT PORTRAIT. Color photograph,
    Sold for US$ 162 inc. premium

  • Lot 1064
    GLENN INSPECTING COOPER'S SPACE SUIT. Black and white photograph,
    US$ 200 - 300
    £120 - 180

  • Lot 1065
    COOPER'S FAITH 7 LAUNCH. Color photolithograph,
    Sold for US$ 175 inc. premium

  • Lot 1066
    COOPER—PHOTOGRAPHER IN ORBIT. Color photograph,
    Sold for US$ 175 inc. premium

  • Lot 1067
    UN POSTAL COVER—FIVE MERCURY SIGNATURES. Postal envelope with the printed names of the Mercury astronauts, several of whom visited the United Nations for celebrations related to John Glenn's orbital flight.
    Sold for US$ 1,187 inc. premium

  • Lot 1068
    GLENN'S FLIGHT—SIGNED FIRST DAY COVER. Postal envelope with four Mercury Program U.S. Man in Space stamps.
    Sold for US$ 500 inc. premium

  • Lot 1069
    CARPENTER, M. SCOTT, AND OTHERS—SIGNED. We Seven. By the Astronauts Themselves. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962.
    Sold for US$ 250 inc. premium

  • Lot 1070
    CHINA ON SOVIET AND AMERICAN SATELLITES. [In Chinese:] Reference Material on the Man-Made Satellites. Shape Ships and Space Rockets Launched by Different Countries from 1957-1964. Beijing: Chinese Science Academy Printing Factory, 1965.
    Sold for US$ 250 inc. premium

  • Lot 1071
    GEMINI PROGRAM LOGO—SIGNED. A 4 x 5½ inch decal featuring the GEMINI - MCDONNELL design logo.
    US$ 600 - 800
    £360 - 480

  • Lot 1072
    NASA PROJECT GEMINI FAMILIARIZATION—SIGNED. "NASA Project Gemini Familiarization Manual, Long Range and Modified Configurations." Saint Louis, MO: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, March 15, 1964.
    Sold for US$ 9,375 inc. premium

  • Lot 1073
    GEMINI BLUEPRINT—SIGNED BY FIVE SPACE PILOTS. Instruments, Displays, and Controls blueprint
    Sold for US$ 11,250 inc. premium

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