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Auction Name
Space Exploration
Auction Date
05/21/2021 - 05/22/2021
Sale Number
#6238
Total Lots
642
Sold Lots
633
Lots Sold
98.60%
Unsold Lots
9
Total Sales (USD)
877,843.50
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
395,440.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
593,160.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
499,200.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
748,800.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
117.23%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
50187

Silver Snoopy Award Featuring Letter with Forty-Two Astronaut Signatures.

USD 7,200.00 - 10,800.00 USD 45,000.00
50063

Apollo 11: Collection of Eight Vintage NASA "Red Number" Color Photos, Directly from the Estate of NASA Legend Chris Kraft, with Certificate of Authenticity.

USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 37,500.00
50263

Apollo 11 Crew-Signed White Spacesuit Color Photo.

USD 6,400.00 - 9,600.00 USD 27,500.00
50252

Apollo 11 VIP Launch Invitation Signed by the Crew for Astronaut Jerry Carr, Directly from His Family Collection, with Certificate of Authenticity.

USD 9,600.00 - 14,400.00 USD 20,000.00
50340

Apollo 14 Lunar Module Flown Complete Lunar Bible, #14-167, On Certificate Signed by Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell.

USD 14,400.00 - 21,600.00 USD 15,000.00
50265

Apollo 11 Crew-Signed Vintage NASA "Red Number" Buzz Aldrin on Lunar Surface Color Photo.

USD 2,400.00 - 3,600.00 USD 13,750.00
50264

Apollo 11 Crew-Signed Vintage NASA Buzz Aldrin on Lunar Surface with American Flag Color Photo.

USD 3,200.00 - 4,800.00 USD 10,000.00
50266

Apollo 11 Crew-Signed Vintage NASA Buzz Aldrin on Lunar Surface Color Photo.

USD 2,400.00 - 3,600.00 USD 10,000.00
50095

Mercury Seven Astronauts: Early NASA Group Photo Signed by All, Presented to and Directly from the Estate of NASA Legend Chris Kraft, in Framed Display, with Certificate of Authenticity.

USD 1,600.00 - 2,400.00 USD 9,375.00
50110 Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart Signed Book: 20 Hrs. 40 Min. Our Flight in the Friendship.

1928 USD 4,800.00 - 7,200.00 USD 9,375.00
50194

Apollo 8 "Earthrise" Vintage NASA "Red Number" Color Photo, Image AS8-14-2383, PSA Authenticated and Encapsulated with Certification Number 84316650.

USD 3,200.00 - 4,800.00 USD 9,375.00
50205

Apollo 8 Vintage "Red Number" Color Photos (Six): Including "Earthrise" AS8-14-2383.

USD 1,600.00 - 2,400.00 USD 9,375.00
50062

Apollo 11: Vintage NASA "Red Number" "Visor" Color Photo, Directly from the Estate of NASA Legend Chris Kraft, with Certificate of Authenticity.

USD 640.00 - 960.00 USD 8,750.00
50127

Mercury Seven Astronauts: Early NASA Group Photo Signed by All.

USD 2,880.00 - 4,320.00 USD 8,750.00
50141

Apollo 11: Paul Calle Original Signed Pencil Drawing of Neil Armstrong's First Step on a Large "First Man On The Moon" First Day Cover.

USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 8,750.00
50188 Jules Verne

Jules Verne: From the Earth to the Moon Book Signed by Eight Apollo Astronauts.

1865 USD 3,200.00 - 4,800.00 USD 8,750.00
50267

Apollo 11: Matching Individually-Signed White Spacesuit Color Photos (Uninscribed) with Embroidered NASA and Apollo 11 Mission Insignia Patches, in Framed Display.

USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 8,750.00
50128 Martin Caidin

Mercury Seven Astronauts: Martin Caidin's The Astronauts Book Signed by All.

1960 USD 1,920.00 - 2,880.00 USD 8,125.00
50134 Edward White

Edward White II: His U.S. Military Academy Army Letterman's Jacket and the West Point Howitzer from 1952, with Handwritten LOA from Ed White III.

USD 3,200.00 - 4,800.00 USD 8,125.00
50206

Apollo 8: "Earthrise" Original NASA "Red Number" Color Photo, AS8-14-2383.

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 8,125.00
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jul 15:</b> Jessie Tarbox Beals, archive of signed photographs, 15 silver prints, c. 1930. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
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    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
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    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
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    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
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    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
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