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Auction Description for Regency-Superior Auctioneers: Space & Early Aviation Memorabilia
Auction Description:

Bid on more than 320 lots of early Aviation & Space Memorabilia. Items available from high-altitude flights, balloons, and rocket programs through modern day Shuttle missions. And, of course, everything in between (Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Apollo-Soyuz, etc)

Many items from the massive estate of long-time collector, Richard Stonely, plus material from collectors worldwide.

Terms of Sale Collectibles:
The Property described in this catalog is offered at Public Auction by RegencySuperior, Ltd (hereinafter referred to as 'Auctioneer'), on behalf of various consignors and itself. RegencySuperior, Ltd is a licensed auctioneer (2908000944). The placing of a bid shall constitute acceptance of all the Terms of Sale in their entirety:

1. Bidding. All lots are sold to the highest bidder at one advance over the second highest bid (or the opening minimum bid), plus a 20% buyer's premium. In the case of tie bids, the first bid received shall prevail. Bids may be made in person on the auction floor, by mail, telephone, fax, website, email, or by agent. Current catalog values (where possible) are used for all material, unless otherwise noted. You may speak with one of our lot describers for a more detailed description of a particular lot. Please call at least 72 hours prior to the sale (1-800-782-0066).

2. Bid Cancellations will only be accepted up to one hour prior to the sale. The Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any misdescribed lot. The right is reserved to reject bids, which in the Auctioneer's opinion, are not offered in good faith.

3. Reserves. Some consignors have been advanced monies against the sale of their properties. It may be assumed that all lots are subject to a reserve price. The auctioneer may implement such reserve price by bidding on behalf of the seller.

4. Payment can be made by Cash, Check, Money Order, Credit Card (at no additional cost) or PayPal. Successful bidders who have furnished a credit card will have their lots forwarded immediately; all others will be invoiced, and payment must be remitted within 7 days. Lots will not be sent without full payment. Please allow 10 days for processing and mailing of lots. Bidders are responsible for shipping, handling and insurance costs. Overseas bidders are responsible for any custom duties and taxes imposed by their respective country. Proof of receipt of a shipment at the advised address shall constitute delivery. Title shall not pass to the buyer until full payment is received. A late payment charge of 2% per month will be imposed on all past due accounts over 30 days. If collection of any balance due requires legal action, the bidder is responsible for all legal fees incurred.

5. Expertization Extensions. All lots are sold as genuine, unless otherwise noted. Lots accompanied by an Expert Certificate (COA) shall not be subject to re-certification if issued within the past 10 years. The following conditions apply to requests for expertization: (a) the lot must be paid in full; (b) the lot must be submitted by either the Auctioneer or the bidder to an expertizing authority recognized by the Auctioneer within 21 days of the sale; (c) if submitted by the bidder, bidder must notify Auctioneer and send a copy of the application form to the Auctioneer; (d) if submitted by the Auctioneer, the COA fee plus a $10 per lot handling fee and shipping costs to and from the expertizing service will be charged to the buyer; (e) any expenses incurred shall be borne by the buyer, except the Auctioneer shall be responsible for a full refund of the expertization charges if an adverse opinion is rendered; (f) Lots may NOT be returned due to 'grading' since it is highly subjective; (g) lots submitted for certification will be considered cleared 90 days from the date of the sale, unless written notification is received otherwise.

6. Artwork. If you are buying a lot containing original artwork, you are buying the artwork only and NOT the right to commercially make prints and reproductions for sale to the public without the expressed written permission of the artist. Any glass used within frames will not be shipped; it will be removed prior to shipping. If you wish to keep the glass, you must pick up the lot in person or arrange your own shipping.

7. Please note that *SHIPPING* of all auction lots will begin on Monday,October 3rd. Shipping and Handling charges are based upon the actual cost of packaging, insurance and shipping. Delicate or breakable items require additional packaging and may cost more, especially if professional crating is required. Shipping charges depend upon your location and an estimate can be given when accompanied by your Zipcode or Country. Most bulky shipments to destinations within the USA are sent via UPS. We try to combine multiple items to reduce shipping & packing costs.

8. Returns & Refunds. Every effort has been made to describe lots accurately. Any lot described incorrectly must be returned intact within 7 days of receipt. Photo illustrations may not be to scale, and in no case constitute an incorrect description. The following are NOT returnable for any reason whatsoever: (a) Lots containing multiple items (whether photographed or not) because of value; (b) lots described as containing items with faults or defects; (c) lots inspected by floor bidders or postal viewers; (d) lots described 'sold as is' or in 'mixed' condition; (e) photographed lots for reasons of centering, cancellations, margins or perforation faults; (f) lots may NOT be returned due to 'grading' since it is highly subjective; and, (g) lots altered from their original condition, including the addition of authentication markings, even if not genuine. If your auction invoice is not paid in full within 7 days of receipt, all lots will be rendered not returnable for any reason.

9. Tax Buyers residing in Missouri are subject to state sales tax, unless exempt and provide a valid resale certificate.

10. Claims. Should any dispute arise between bidders, the decision of the Auctioneer is final. Any oral or written statements, including those regarding condition, made by any staff of the Auctioneer are statements of opinion only, and should not be construed as warranties of any kind. The Auctioneer is a subscriber to the ASDA's Code of Ethics for Public Auction firms. In the event of any dispute between the Auctioneer and Bidder, the parties agree to binding arbitration in accordance with the rules of the ASDA. This agreement contains a binding and enforceable arbitration clause, and shall be governed by the laws and regulations of the State of Missouri.

11. Prices Realized are posted on RegencySuperior's website.
Payment Rules:
Payment can be made by Cash, Check, Money Order, Credit Card (at no additional cost) or PayPal. Successful bidders who have furnished a credit card will have their lots forwarded immediately; all others will be invoiced, and payment must be remitted within 7 days. Lots will not be sent without full payment. Please allow 10 days for processing and mailing of lots. Bidders are responsible for shipping, handling and insurance costs. Overseas bidders are responsible for any custom duties and taxes imposed by their respective country. Proof of receipt of a shipment at the advised address shall constitute delivery. Title shall not pass to the buyer until full payment is received. A late payment charge of 2% per month will be imposed on all past due accounts over 30 days. If collection of any balance due requires legal action, the bidder is responsible for all legal fees incurred.
Buyer's Premium:
All lots are sold to the highest bidder at one advance over the second highest bid (or the opening minimum bid), plus a 20% buyer's premium.
Shipping & Handling:
Please note that *SHIPPING* of all auction lots will begin on Monday, January 23rd. Charges are based upon the actual cost of packaging, insurance and shipping. Delicate or breakable items require additional packaging and may cost more, especially if professional crating is required. Shipping charges depend upon your location and an estimate can be given when accompanied by your Zipcode or Country. Most bulky shipments to destinations within the USA are sent via UPS. We try to combine multiple items to reduce shipping & packing costs.
All international bidders are responsible for duties and customs fees according to their country's laws governing overseas purchases.
Tax & Customs Fees:
Tax Buyers residing in Missouri are subject to state sales tax, unless exempt and provide a valid resale certificate.
All international bidders are responsible for duties and customs fees according to their country's laws governing overseas purchases.

Space & Early Aviation Memorabilia (320 Lots)

by Regency-Superior Auctioneers

January 19, 2017, 11:00 AM CST

Live Auction

St. Louis, MO, USA

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1910s-20s ZEPPELIN MAGIC LANTERN SLIDES & FILM

Estimate: $600 - $800

Description: Six different roughly 6¾"x2" Superfine Magic Lantern Slides, each bearing four images involving Zeppelins and Zeppelin activities (one depicts Count Zeppelin) all housed in Superfine Magic Lantern slide box with label written in German, French and English. Made in Bavaria, slides and box are completely original. Also includes two (2) 1¼" wide E.P. Magic Film rolls, one with 18 images (sports) and other with 16 images (Zeppelin & Zeppelin related), both housed in E.P. Photo-Film Cinematograph box. Interesting group in very good condition.

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1910s-20s ZEPPELIN MAGIC LANTERN GLASS SLIDE SET IN ORIGINAL BOX

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: Three different 10"x3" Superfine Magic Lantern glass Slides, each bearing four images involving Zeppelins and Zeppelin activities all housed in original box with label written in German, French and English and with additional label on reverse indicating topic of slides: 'Graf Zeppelins Luftschiff.' Made in Bavaria, slides and box are completely original. Boxed sets of lantern slides are scarce. Very good condition.

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1910s-20s ZEPPELIN MAGIC LANTERN GLASS SLIDE SET IN ORIGINAL BOX

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: Three different 9"x3" Superfine Magic Lantern glass slides, each bearing four images involving Zeppelins and Zeppelin activities (one depicts Count Zeppelin) all housed in original box with label written in German, French and English. Made in Bavaria, slides and box are completely original. Scarce lantern slide boxed set. Very good condition.

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1920s-30s 'THE CRUISE OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN' PATHEX FILM

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: Black 3½" film spool housing 9½ mm film titled 'The Cruise of the Graf Zeppelin'. This type of film was popular in Europe starting in 1920s. Famous directors from the period used this film such as Pabst and Riefenstahl. Comes with original box in English language though box is damaged. Interesting film in format seldom seen today.

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1930s ZEPPELIN NOTE PAD

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: Unusual 3½"x2¼" metal Note Pad Case with partial paper note pad inside. Cover depicts Zeppelin and Count Zeppelin. Slats at right for narrow writing instrument (not included) to be housed. Perfect for taking on board the airship. Very good condition.

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1930s ZEPPELIN ARTIFACTS GROUP

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: Interesting trio of different Zeppelin artifacts. Includes Zeppelin Pocket Knife made by Arnex. Solingen, Zeppelin Watch fob and mini- Purse housing gold colored Zeppelin pin. Very good condition.

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1930s ZEPPELIN MEASURING TAPE

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: Scarce Zeppelin artifact, 1¼" diameter Measuring Tape with striking depictions of Count Zeppelin on one side and Zeppelin in flight over scenic terrain on other. Very good condition.

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1930s ZEPPELIN LETTER OPENER

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: Metal 6¼" long Letter Opener with image of Zeppelin in flight on both sides of handle. Very good condition.

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1930s CAST IRON GRAF ZEPPELIN TOY

Estimate: $150 - $250

Description: A neat cast iron pull toy depicting the Graf Zeppelin with two wheels in the front and one in back. Oxidizing, but scarce artifact from the airship days. Weighs almost 2 pounds, 8¼" long, 3¼" high.

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1933 ZEPPELIN-WELTFAHRTEN I & II CIGARETTE CARD BOOKS

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: Published in Dresden in 1933, with more than 400 mounted miniature B&W silver bromide photos in each (with exquisite detail), oblong format (9½"x12½"), picture wraps, maps and more. Book I has frontispiece of Ferdinand von Zeppelin, with foreword and history of balloon and airship construction, photos (265), descriptions and details of early airship and Zeppelin construction, WWI operations including the 'Afrikafahrt' of L59 in 1917, post-war Zeppelin flights of LZ127 'Graf Zeppelin,' with diagrams, colored charts and tables and embossed reproduction of the 'Weltflug' medallion. 'Book II' has frontispiece of Herman Goering, with facsimile signature, foreword and gilt-embossed plaque to the memory of the crews of airships and Zeppelins lost during WWI and contains 155 miniature photographs with descriptions and details of Zeppelin flights including those to the Arctic (1931), Spitzbergen (1930), Holland (1929), the Balkans, Orient (1929) and others, with one color plate, map of routes, diagrams and tables. Books are both in good condition, with all cards present. Volume I shows cover wear, but Vol II looks almost new. Very rarely seen this nice!

Condition Report: L

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1937-39 HINDENBURG PRESS PHOTOS & 1939 GRAF ZEPPELIN II PUBLICATION

Estimate: $350 - $500

Description: Five items: four 7"x9" and 8"10" contemporaneous vintage press photos, one prior to Hindenburg disaster (of flying airship), one of the flaming zeppelin, one composite showing progression of fire and Hugo Eckener and investigator during probe. Also includes 'Fuhrer Durch den Flug un Luftschiffhafen Rhein-Main mit Flugplan der Deutschen Lufthansa A.G.,' a 1939 publication showing zeppelin and other aircraft on cover, propaganda and timetables for 'Graf Zeppelin II.' Interesting and fine group.

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1937 'THANK YOU' DOCUMENT FOR CONTRIBUTOR TO HINDENBURG VICTIMS

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Special citation created as a personal 'thank you' for donors to a special fund benefiting Hindenburg victims. Translated loosely: 'With which they have expressed their condolences on the demise of the airship Hindenburg in an exemplary sacrifice. In expression for your donation I give my best thanks.' Document bears printed signature of Reichsminister Goring, is is very fine, attractive and the first of these we've seen.

Condition Report: D

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1950s-60s GRAF ZEPPELIN NEEDLEPOINT PIECE RESEMBLING 65¢ U.S. ZEPPELIN STAMP C13

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: Very unusual piece, specific date unknown. Hand-made needlepoint reproduction (roughly 16"x10") of 65¢ 1930 U.S. Zeppelin stamp, Scott C13. Item is framed (no glass) and still exhibits fresh colors and appearance. Odd

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1920s-70s AUTOGRAPHED AVIATION EPHEMERA (x20)

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Mixture of 20 B&W photographs, letters and covers featuring prominent aviators from the early to mid 20th century. Includes: Thomas Sopwith signed photos (x2) & ALS, David Simons signed photos (x4) & TLS, Fitz Fulton signed cachets (x2), Thomas Settle signed photos (x2) & ALS, Charles Zimmerman signed photos (x4), note & publication and Igor Sikorsky signed photo. All items signed throughout the 1970s, with few personally inscribed. Interesting assortment. Very fine.

Condition Report: A

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1927 CHARLES A LINDBERGH SIGNED 'WE' IN SAN DIEGO PROGRAM

Estimate: $350 - $500

Description: Menu & Program, 5½"x7", for banquet honoring Colonel Charles A Lindbergh on Sept 21, 1927 conducted by San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Lindbergh was key note speaker at this event. Program bears bold signature of C.A. Lindbergh just below his likeness on program cover. Will Rogers also spoke at this event. Interesting signed Lindbergh item. Some cover creasing and pin hole at bottom left of no significance.

Condition Report: A

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1930s TOBACCO CARDS 'DIE EROBERUNG DER LUFT' (VOLS I & II)

Estimate: $350 - $500

Description: Two rare Tobacco Card Aviation albums from the 1930s, 'The Conquest of the Air' and 'The Conquest of the Air II Foreign.' Volume I focuses on Germany and contains complete set of 234 tobacco cards including 42 cards depicting dirigibles and balloons. Volume II is foreign and includes complete set of cards covering USA, South America, France, Italy, Holland Balkans, Asia and more. Volume I also includes plans for model laid in, as well as numerous zeppelin images. Volumes with very minor edge wear, otherwise very fine.

Condition Report: L

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1955 BRISTOL OLYMPUS CANBERRA SIGNED FLOWN COVER

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: Jet Air Mail cover flown on world height record flight by the Bristol Olympus Canberra, signed by pilot Walter Gibb who reached an altitude of 63,668 ft. Includes MAY 23, 1955 BRISTOL postmark and note on back stating only six letters carried on flight. Very fine.

Condition Report: A/C

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1953-78 HIGH ALTITUDE PILOTS SIGNED COVERS (x4)

Estimate: $750 - $1,000

Description: Selection of 4 multi-signed cacheted covers featuring various X-15 and NASA test pilots; including Bill Dana, Joe Engle, Robert M. White, Milt Thompson, Al White, Robert Rushworth, William Knight and Scott Crossfield. All 4 covers signed in black or blue ink by every pilot with the exception of Al White, who only signed one. Very fine. Ex-Richard Stonely collection.

Condition Report: A/C

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1970s-80s X-PLANE PILOTS SIGNED PHOTOS (x21)

Estimate: $700 - $900

Description: Collection of 21 X-Pilot signed 8"x10" color or B&W photos, including X-15, all different images. Includes Crossfield (x2), Dana, Engle (x2), Everest (x5), Goodlin (x2), Rushworth (x3), Thompson (x2) and Robt White (x4). Mostly inscribed signatures, all are bold. Excellent condition. Ex-Richard Stonely collection

Condition Report: A

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c.1970s X-PLANE PILOTS SIGNED PHOTO (x2)

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Two similar 8"x10" B&W photos of experimental aircraft in flight, each signed by Champine, Joe Cannon, Crossfield, Everest, Griffith, Lundquist and Yeager. One also includes Bob Hoover (scarce). Some signatures are inscribed. Ex-Richard Stonely collection

Condition Report: A

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1970s-80s X-PLANE PILOTS SIGNED PHOTOS (x13)

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Collection of 13 different 8"x10" (one slightly larger) B&W single signed photos with some X-15 pilots. Includes Champine, Crossfield, Dana, Everest, Goodlin, Griffith, Knight, Lundquist, Petersen, Rushworth, Thompson, Robt White & Yeager. Excellent overall condition with bold, almost all inscribed, signatures. Ex-Richard Stonely collection

Condition Report: A

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1978-79 HIGH ALTITUDE PILOTS SIGNED SILK CACHETS (x4)

Estimate: $750 - $1,000

Description: Group of 4 colorano silk cachets featuring various X-15 and NASA test pilots; including Joe Engle, Bill Dana, Robert M. White, Scott Crossfield, William Knight, Milt Thompson, Robert Rushworth and Al White. All 4 covers signed in blue or black ink by every pilot with the exception of Al White, who signed one. Very fine. Ex-Richard Stonely collection.

Condition Report: A/C

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1980s CHUCK YEAGER SIGNED PHOTOS (x5)

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Five different 8"x10" B&W photos, each bearing bold signature of Chuck Yeager, two uninscribed. Very fine condition. Ex-Richard Stonely collection

Condition Report: A

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1990s FITZ FULTON AUTOGRAPH GROUPING (x10)

Estimate: $250 - $350

Description: Selection of 7 8"x10" color photographs & 3 handwritten notes featuring NASA test pilot Fitz Fulton. Nearly all photographs feature Fulton in the air during various test flights, with letters relating to requests from aviation collectors. All 10 items signed & inscribed in black or blue ink. Very fine. Ex-Richard Stonely collection.

Condition Report: A

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1997 TEST PILOTS SIGNED COVERS (x11)

Estimate: $350 - $500

Description: Group of 11 single & multi-signed cachets, all commemorating the first supersonic flight. Includes signatures from Chuck Yeager, Pete Everest (x7), John Griffith (x7), Gus Lundquist (x3), Bob Champine (x2), Scott Crossfield (x2) and Bob Hoover. All covers postmarked OCT 14, 1997, EDWARDS AFB, CA. Very fine. Ex-Richard Stonely collection.

Condition Report: A/C

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1960s X-15 PILOTS SIGNED COVERS (x29)

Estimate: $600 - $800

Description: Total of 29 single signed covers, all postmarked EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. throughout the 1960s. Signers include: Forrest Peterson (x3), Robert Rushworth (x9), Joe Engle (x8), Robert White (x7) and Milt Thompson (x2). Few signatures slightly smeared or faded, majority very fine. Ex-Richard Stonely collection.

Condition Report: A/C

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X-15 1970s PILOT SIGNED PHOTOS (x4)

Estimate: $750 - $1,000

Description: Four different 8"x10" photos, two B&W and two color, each signed by multiple X-15 pilots. Includes Scott Crossfield, Bill Dana, Joe Engle, Pete Knight, Robert Rushworth, Milt Thompson and Robert White, all of whom sign each photo. Pete Knight added info on X-15 flight in 1967 below his signature on one photo. Excellent condition with bold signatures. Ex-Richard Stonely collection

Condition Report: A

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X-15 1970s-80s JOE ENGLE SIGNED PHOTOS & LITHOS (x10)

Estimate: $350 - $500

Description: Collection of 10 different 8"x10" color or B&W photos or lithos, each signed by X-15 pilot, Joe Engle, five uninscribed. Excellent condition. Ex-Richard Stonely collection

Condition Report: A

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1980s X-15 PILOT FORREST PETERSEN SIGNED PHOTO COLLECTION

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: Eleven (11) different 8"x10" color or B&W photos, each bearing bold signature of X-15 pilot Forrest Petersen who adds various inscriptions mostly concerning his flights to each photo. Very fine collection. Ex-Richard Stonely collection

Condition Report: A

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1933 TWO ZUCKER ROCKET MAIL COVERS

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: Two rocket mail covers. 1) Aug 31, 1933 (EZ-2C1), card franked with 3pf Hindenburg tied by Stiege '31.08.33' CDS, 1m green rocket mail stamp tied by boxed 'Befordert.../Herta/(System Zucker),' with Zucker signature beneath, red rocket cachet with 'Nordseebad...Neuwerk' crossed out, plus additional red 'Raketenpost im Brockengebiet/Erstabschuss!'; 2) Nov 4, 1933 (EZ-3C1), cover franked with Wagner 3, 8 & 12pf tied by 2 strikes Hasselfelde '4.11.33' CDS, rocket mail stamps 1m imperf (x2, 1 green & 1 black), & 1m black perf with inverted '3' overprint, tied by 2 strikes 'HASSELFELDE/4. XI. 1933/1. Nacht-Raketenflug'. ALSO, black rocket/circle cachet & Zucker signature. Attractive covers, fine to very fine.

Condition Report: C

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1950s-60s USA ROCKET FUEL INJECTOR HEAD

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: Early, bi-propellant Liquid Fuel Rocket Engine Fuel Injector Head, utilizing 'unlike doublet' capillary injector tubes. Measures 5¼" in diameter, engine type unknown. Burn marks suggest this was fired. Upper edge marked P/N D9117493 S/N 5. Plate edge marked D9118139 S/N 5. Plate edge also has assembly marks, 0 and 180, likely indicating assembly bolt positions. Interesting piece of equipment. Fine.

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1959-61 OF MICE AND MONKEYS, FIRST SURVIVING SPACE ANIMALS

Estimate: $350 - $500

Description: Fine lot of 3 photos, plus clippings and items concerning America's first animals in space to survive their journeys, beginning with Miss Baker, a squirrel monkey that flew May 28, 1959. Photos include: DR. H. C. CLAMMAN Director of Space Medicine, signed B&W 10"x8" with message, showing the flight of Atlas missile carrying: "Three black Mice Sally, Amy & Moe. See how they fly..." The mice flew 700 miles through space to land safely 5,000 miles down range; May 20, 1959 dated 10"x8" showing Miss Baker on a model of a Jupiter rocket, annotated by Donald E. Stulken, Navy Aviation Psychologist and; JOHN D. MOSELY Navy Major and D.V.M. who supervised the flights of chimpanzees Ham and Enos, 8"x10" signed press photo showing Enos descending steps. Photo signed by Mosely. Lot also includes several original newspaper clippings detailing flights of Jupiter AM-18 (Miss Baker), Atlas D 71D missile (Sally, Amy and Moe) and Mercury Atlas 5 (Enos), as well as copy of press conference speech given about Miss Baker's flight. Fascinating bit of early space materials! Fine.

Condition Report: A/D

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MEXICO 1961 FULL PANE STAMPS, REYNOSA-McALLEN ROCKET FLIGHT

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: MINT never hinged full pane of 50 Mexico Airmail postage stamps (Scott C220n) with privately added red overprint honoring the 25th anniversary of first international rocket flight from Reynosa, Mexico, to McAllen, Texas. E-Z catalog lists #46AA at $50 each! Minor wrinkles, otherwise very fine. Only 500 panes overprinted.

Condition Report: **

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USA 1959-60 THREE BETTER SATELLITE COVERS

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: Three better rocket covers: (1) Explorer VII Satellite Rocket, Operation Kitchen Sink cachet with kitchen faucet & technical details. Postmarked Port Canaveral on Oct. 13, 1959. (2) Discoverer VII with Zaso cachet giving technical flight details, first class postal label, postmarked Vandenberg Air Force Base Nov. 7, 1959, transit postmark on back from Lompoc, CA. (3) Echo I Satellite with Sarzin cachet, showing photograph 'As High as a Ten Story Building,' postmarked Port Canaveral Aug. 12, 1960. All very fine.

Condition Report: C

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1960s MERCURY 6 SIGNED COLOR PHOTO

Estimate: $600 - $800

Description: A color photo (8"x10") on Kodak paper of the seven astronauts in their Mercury suits with bold signatures of Alan Shepard, Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. No Grissom signature. Excellent condition. Ex-Richard Stonely collection.

Condition Report: A

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1960s MERCURY 7 PHOTO SIGNED BY THREE ASTRONAUTS

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: B&W 8"x10" group photo of Mercury 7 signed by Wally Schirra in gold ink, Gordon Cooper in black pen (visible on black background) and Alan Shepard in black marker. All bold signatures. Very fine. Ex-Richard Stonely collection

Condition Report: A

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1961-79 MERCURY 7 SIGNED COVERS (x2)

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Two signed covers. Includes 1961 Sarzen cacheted Project Mercury Phase 2 cover with printed signature as part of cachet PLUS bearing bold signature of Virgil I Grissom in blue ball point pen. Also includes 1979 First Day Cover bearing bold signatures of Mercury 6 Astronauts: Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, Deke Slayton and Wally Schirra. Both covers housed in 20"x9¾" glassed frame.

Condition Report: A/C

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1962 MERCURY 7 SIGNED COVER

Estimate: $750 - $1,000

Description: Project Mercury commemorative cachet cover with CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA, FEB 20, 1962 cds; includes signatures from all seven Mercury astronauts, including Gus Grissom who signed on 4¢ Flag Stamp, which was later added. Minor adhesive remnants on back, otherwise very fine and highly desirable! Ex-Richard Stonely collection.

Condition Report: A/C

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1963 SHEPARD & COOPER SIGNED BLACK SERIAL NUMBERED PHOTO

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Official NASA 8"x10" black serial numbered photo depicting astronauts Alan Shepard and Gordon Cooper checking over the instrument panel from Mercury Spacecraft No. 20, boldly signed in blue or black ink. Very fine. Ex-Richard Stonely collection.

Condition Report: A

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Current bid: $100 (1 bid)

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1980s MERCURY 6 SIGNED LIFTOFF CARD

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Colorful 4"x6" card depicting liftoff of Mercury with mission patches below and Astronaut signatures above, including Alan Shepard, Scott Carpenter, John Glenn, Deke Slayton, Wally Schirra and Gordon. Very fine. Ex-Richard Stonely collection.

Condition Report: A/C

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Current bid: $115 (1 bid)

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1980s MERCURY ASTRONAUT VINTAGE SIGNED PHOTO

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Vintage 4"x5" B&W photograph depicting astronaut portraits and rocket; with bold signatures from Astronauts John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton. Very fine. Ex-Richard Stonely collection.

Condition Report: A

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1993 DEKE SLAYTON MEMORIAL SERVICE PROGRAM SIGNED BY LAST 5 SURVIVING ASTRONAUTS

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Program from Deke Slayton's memorial service held at LBJ Space Center on June 19, 1993 and signed by last 5 surviving astronauts; Cooper, Shepard, Schirra, Carpenter and Glenn. Very fine. Ex-Richard Stonely collection.

Condition Report: A

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1961 ALAN SHEPARD SIGNED MERCURY SPACESUIT PHOTO

Estimate: $350 - $500

Description: Glossy, high quality original B&W NASA photo (8"x10") picturing America's first astronaut in his Mercury spacesuit, boldly signed in black Sharpie by Alan Shepard. Pristine.

Condition Report: A

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MA-7 FLOWN 1962 FLOWN HEAT SHIELD

Estimate: $350 - $500

Description: Mounted display with 1"x1"x1" heat shield piece glued directly to wooden 4"x4"x5" base with metal descriptive plaque that reads 'Heat Shield from Aurora 7 Mercury-Atlas 7 - May 24, 1962, M. Scott Carpenter.' Fine display piece.

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1964-67 SCOTT CARPENTER SIGNED BLACK SERIAL NUMBERED PHOTOS (x4)

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Selection of 4 official 8"x10" NASA black serial numbered photographs featuring the Mercury 7A astronaut. Images feature Carpenter among various officials and participating in underwater training. All 4 photographs boldly signed by Scott Carpenter in black Sharpie. Very fine. Ex-Richard Stonely collection.

Condition Report: A

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1962 MA-8 DUPE NEGATIVES W/ WALLY SCHIRRA SIGNED ANNOTATED ENVELOPES (x16)

Estimate: $750 - $1,000

Description: Selection of 16 official NASA MA-8 dupe negatives featuring various pre-flight images of the mission; with each measuring 4"x5". All 16 negatives enclosed in individual annotated 5"x7" envelopes, which have all been signed by Schirra. Very fine. Ex-Richard Stonely collection.

Condition Report: A

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MA-8 1962 WALLY SCHIRRA SIGNED NASA PORTRAIT LITHOS (x10)

Estimate: $750 - $1,000

Description: Ten similar 8"x10" NASA color publicity portrait lithos depicting Schirra in Mercury suit, each bearing bold signature of Wally Schirra who adds symbols for 'Sigma 7' spacecraft. Very fine overall. Ex-Richard Stonely collection

Condition Report: A

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MA-8 1962 WALLY SCHIRRA SIGNED NASA B&W PHOTOS (x9)

Estimate: $600 - $800

Description: Group of 9 different 8"x10" B&W NASA photos with five of spacecraft recovery process, each bearing bold uninscribed signature of Wally Schirra. All but one with NASA mimeographed info on reverse and seven bearing black serial numbers. Occasional corner creasing. Ex-Richard Stonely collection

Condition Report: A

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1962 MA-8 NEGATIVES W/ WALLY SCHIRRA SIGNED PAPER SLIPS (x8)

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Selection of 8 mostly 4"x5" dupe negatives featuring astronaut Wally Schirra throughout pre-flight stages of MA-8. Each negative accompanied by 4½"x5½" paper slip signed by Schirra. Very fine. Ex-Richard Stonely collection.

Condition Report: A

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MA-9 1960s GORDON COOPER SIGNED NASA SPACECRAFT CONCEPT PHOTOS (x4)

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Four 8"x10" black serial numbered artist concept photos, three different, that includes 'Pig' capsule, each bearing bold uninscribed signature of Gordon Cooper. Ex-Richard Stonely collection

Condition Report: A

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