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Auction Description for Regency-Superior Auctioneers: Space and Autographs Auction
Viewing Notes:
Absentee Bidding for the sale ends at 10:00AM CST on January 15, 2014.

Space and Autographs Auction

by Regency-Superior Auctioneers


915 lots | 861 with images

January 15, 2014

Central West End

229 North Euclid Avenue

St. Louis, MO, 63108 USA

Phone: (314) 361-5699

Fax: (314) 361-5677

Email: info@RegencySuperior.com

1990-99 FLOWN HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE MLI FILM IN LUCITE

Lot 1: 1990-99 FLOWN HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE MLI FILM IN LUCITE

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Description: Lucite display (4½x3½x1") containing a small section of aluminized polymide film from an MLI blanket covering exterior of Hubble Space Telescope. This film section first was flown into space in 1990 on STS-31 and was returned to Earth after Hubble repairs aboard STS-103 in 1999, after having flown approximately 1.5 billion miles in space. This HST Lucite is number 19 of only 75 produced. Excellent condition in its box.

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1914 GERMANY 'NIEDERSCHLESIEN' BALLOON FLIGHT CARD

Lot 2: 1914 GERMANY 'NIEDERSCHLESIEN' BALLOON FLIGHT CARD

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Description: Preprinted balloon postcard with photo of balloon, 'Niederschlesien,' printed information on address side. The balloon was piloted by C.R. Mann and ascended July 12, 1914. Card was dropped from balloon, found July 14, 1914, and mailed the same day in Guben, to Penig. Very fine and RARE.

Condition Report: C

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1927 LUXEMBOURG PRE-PRINTED BALLOON MAIL CARD

Lot 3: 1927 LUXEMBOURG PRE-PRINTED BALLOON MAIL CARD

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Description: Preprinted Balloon mail card with text on back and illustrated address side. Pretty card. Very fine and attractive. Franked with two Luxembourg Queen Charlotte stamps 5c & 25c.

Condition Report: C

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1978-81 DOUBLE EAGLE II & V BALLOON FLOWN COVERS & FABRIC SWATCHES

Lot 4: 1978-81 DOUBLE EAGLE II & V BALLOON FLOWN COVERS & FABRIC SWATCHES

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Description: Souvenir pages commemorating first balloon crossings of Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Contains a cover for each flight, postally canceled at departure and arrival cities, colorful cachets and signatures of balloonists. Double Eagle II flew from Presque Isle, Maine on Aug 12, 1978, landed at Miserey, France, Aug 17, #548 of 1000. Signed Maxie Anderson, Ben Abruzzo and Larry Newman. Includes 4x2½ cm swatch of silver balloon material. Double Eagle V flight from Nagashima, Japan on November 9, 1981, landed at Covelo, California, on November 12, #889 of 1000. Signed by Ben Abruzzo, Larry Newman, Rocky Aoki and Ron Clark. Includes souvenir text produced by Calhoun's Collectors Society. Very fine.

Condition Report: A/C

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1900s-1920s AIRPLANE, AIRSHIP & ZEPPELIN MEMORABILIA PHOTO ALBUM

Lot 5: 1900s-1920s AIRPLANE, AIRSHIP & ZEPPELIN MEMORABILIA PHOTO ALBUM

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Description: Album filled with over 100 photos and postcards of early 20th century airplanes and airships, including Zeppelins. Some look to be personal photos and one-of-a-kind.

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