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Bonhams: Space History Featuring the First Lunar Sample

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Auction Name Space History Featuring the First Lunar Sample Total Sales (USD) 584,370.00
Auction Date 04/13/2022 - 04/13/2022 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 845,500.00
Sale Number #27937 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 1,270,000.00
Total Lots 22
Sold Lots 15 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 998,500.00
% of Lots Sold 68.18% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,498,500.00
Unsold Lots 7 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 39.00%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
21

THE ONLY APOLLO SAMPLE THAT CAN BE LEGALLY SOLD. 5 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) aluminum sample stubs, each topped with approximately 10 mm diameter carbon tape containing Apollo Moon dust,

USD 800,000.00 - 1,200,000.00 USD 504,375.00
22 15 ASTRONAUTS, NIXON & VON BRAUN

SIGNED BY 15 ASTRONAUTS, NIXON & VON BRAUN. Official Map of the Moon.

1969 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 38,175.00
6

PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED BY ALL 7 ASTRONAUTS. Silver gelatin print photograph, approximately 8 x 10 inches, 1959,

1959 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 7,012.50
14 NEIL ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL COLLINS, and BUZZ ALDRIN

RARE TYPE 2 CREW-SIGNED INSURANCE COVER. Apollo 11 Life Insurance Cover measuring approximately 4 x 6 inches.

1969 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 7,012.50
15

BUZZ ALDRIN AT TRANQUILITY BASE. Large format color photograph, 16 x 20 inches.

1969 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 4,845.00
18

ALDRIN DEPLOYS THE PSEP ON THE LUNAR SURFACE. Vintage NASA chromogenic color photograph, 8 x 10 inches, upper margin with "AS11-40-5949" printed in red,

USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 3,570.00
11

PHOTOGRAPHING THE MOON. Group of 6 vintage large-format NASA silver gelation print photographs, 16 x 20 each.

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,187.50
16

BUZZ ALDRIN & OLD GLORY ON THE MOON. Vintage NASA chromogenic color photograph, 8 x 10 inches, upper margin with "AS11-40-5875" printed in red,

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,187.50
1

Chrome two-piece sphere, approximately 4343 mm circumference; 597 mm diameter, 4 metal antennae, each on rectangular alloy mount,

USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 2,550.00
4

ORIGINAL AT-1 TELESCOPE USED FOR TRACKING THE SATELLITE. Enameled metal telescope on adjustable mount, 405 mm long, 92 mm diameter, mount 315 mm in height,

USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 2,550.00
8

THE ORIGINAL SEVEN IN SPACE SUITS, SIGNED. Large format color photograph, 16 x 20 inches.

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 2,550.00
20

ALDRIN AT THE LUNAR MODULE. Vintage NASA chromogenic color photograph 11 x 14 inches, with "A Kodak Paper" watermark on the verso,

USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 1,785.00
17

BUZZ ALDRIN BESIDE THE LUNAR MODULE. Vintage NASA chromogenic color photograph, 8 x 10 inches, upper margin with "AS11-40-5902" printed in red,

USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,657.50
13

CLASSIC CREW SHOT. Vintage NASA chromogenic color photograph, 8 x 10 inches, upper margin with "S-69—31739" printed in red,

USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,211.25
9 FEOKTISTOV, KONSTANTIN. 1926-2009.

FIRST-HAND HISTORY BY ONE OF ITS MAIN ENGINEERS. Autograph Manuscript Signed,

1996 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 701.25
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