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Auction Description for Swann: SPACE EXPLORATION

SPACE EXPLORATION

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

335 lots | 207 with images

March 27, 2004

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

MANUSCRIPT FROM A SPACE FLIGHT VISIONARY, SIGNED 4 TIMES

Lot 1: MANUSCRIPT FROM A SPACE FLIGHT VISIONARY, SIGNED 4 TIMES

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Description: TSIOLKOVSKY, KONSTANTIN. Latest thoughts regarding construction of jet devices, in the work "Research of outer space by means of jet devices (rockets.)" Autograph Manuscript in Russian, Signed 4 times. 8 pages, written in brown ink on 4 leaves, bound with a thin thread. Evenly browned, minor wear, tears, and stains to edges, not affecting text. Final leaf with bottom 2 inches lacking. Np, 1912

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HE LAUNCHED THE WORLD'S FIRST LIQUID FUELED ROCKET

Lot 2: HE LAUNCHED THE WORLD'S FIRST LIQUID FUELED ROCKET

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Description: GODDARD, ROBERT H. Typed Letter Signed "R.H. Goddard," in answer to an inquiry about his recent activities. "... am now at work on the development of a high-altitude rocket." One page, 8vo on his Mescalero Ranch imprinted stationery. Roswell, NM, 1 May, 1931

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Lot 3: "Nickel Novel" series.

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Description: A group of nine science fiction adventures published between 1897 and 1917. Most are of the weekly serial adventures series such as "Pluck and Luck," "Frank Reade Weekly," and "Brave and Bold," with mainly aeronautical story subjects. Each with minor tears and staple display mounting damage. Vp, vd

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Lot 4: Identification papers.

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Description: A grouping German military and other identification papers for Max Nowak, a mechanical engineer who was transferred via Project Paperclip to Ft. Bliss, Texas, after World War II. He worked with Wernher von Braun's team at White Sands, New Mexico, and later at Huntsville, Alabama. Includes his German Army Service Record book with picture identification and various date stamps, a workbook providing Nowak's certification to work at German metal and chemical related industries, and his March 1945 drivers license. Each document is approximately 4x7 inches with staple bindings. There is a 7-page notarized document translating German into English of all relevant pages from his German Army Service Record book and various loose leaf Germa work related papers. Vp, vd

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Lot 5: Project Paperclip and other documents.

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Description: All related to the transfer of Max Nowak from Germany to the United States. Three "RESTRICTED" documents, one identifying Nowak as an individual to be sent to the U.S. (Oct. 1945), general security regulations for Project Paperclip (April 1947), and the policy for publications by "Paperclip Specialists" (July 1948). Other documents include Nowak's affidavit on being a non-active member of the Nazi Party, his health status certifications after entry into the U.S., pay package for alien scientists, alien registration card, and other transfer papers. Vp, vd

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