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Public Auction #441

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COVER ACCUMULATIONS — Space
LotConditionDescriptionValue/Bidding

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221Space cover collection. The Gemini program from the beginning to the end in 10 three ring binders organized by mission. Hundreds of pages, hundreds of covers. Well organized and annotated by Woody Witt the former owner of this magnificent accumulation. Highlights: well over 100 Astronaut signed pieces many identified as good, autopen, and secretarial. No COAs. Includes all the ancillary FDCs, tracking station, recovery ships and narratives. Official NASA photos. Many pictures of interesting material he was looking for along with enough original research to put together a multi frame exhibit. Outstanding framework for a most complete collection. Webphotos show only part of the holding.Cat. Value: S.B. 4000.00
Price Realized: $2,850.00

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222United States Unmanned Space selection from 1959 to 1991 in four cartons from the Witt estate. Involves twenty-two binders containing around 2,500 covers and ancillary material. Includes Space Exploration, Explore Rockets, Viking Lander Missions, Vanguard, Weather Satellite etc. A comprehensive offering that just begs for the collector or specialist in this area to view.Cat. Value: S.B. 3000.00
Price Realized: $1,900.00

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223Space related covers. 108 with many different (Dr. E. Brown, Elgin, Illinois) oversize using mainly full sheets in her style for her own collection. From the Witt estate offered intact from his hoard. Very seldom offered on the secondary market these include: FDCs, mission covers, launch covers, splashdown covers, recovery covers, etc. No astronaut signed or Apollo 11, but plenty to like. Offered at wholesale to interest those who would like to control the hoard in its entirety.Cat. Value: S.B. 3000.00
Price Realized: $950.00

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224Space covers. All the early test pilot covers leading up to supersonic flight from 1960 to 1990 accumulated in the extensive Witt holding. Six binders loosely organized by year. One whole binder devoted to X-15 flights. Many autographed photos, a bunch with COAs. Scores of autographed and signed covers involving many different pre astronaut speed flight pilots. Over a dozen Chuck Yeager signed pieces. Covers from F-1 through F-15 are common to this group. Only an in person inspection will give the full scope to this magnificent holding. Whet your Whistle with the webphotos.Cat. Value: S.B. 2500.00
Price Realized: $2,500.00

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225Space cover collection. The Mercury program from the beginning to the end in 14 three ring binders organized loosely by mission. Hundreds of pages, hundreds of covers. Dozens and dozens of Mercury Project 4 cent FDCs from many different cities including a bunch of unofficial FD spots. Well organized and annotated by Woody Witt the former owner of this magnificent accumulation. Highlights: well over fifty Astronaut signed pieces many identified as good, autopen, and secretarial. No COAs. Includes all the ancillary FDCs, tracking station, recovery ships, odd cachets, some Paul Calle signed covers and plenty of research narratives downloaded from the internet. A few official NASA photos. Many pictures of interesting material he was looking for, along with enough original research to put together a multi frame exhibit. Outstanding framework for a most complete collection. Webphotos show only part of the holding.Cat. Value: S.B. 2200.00
Price Realized: $2,500.00

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226Space twins # 1331-1332 covers forming the background of a one frame exhibit that was never accomplished by the former owner. Just over 60 covers with many (around fifty) having been signed. Signatures include Astronauts, command personnel, trackers and the like with an emphasis on crew signed covers. Ex Witt. Even includes a autographed Donn F. Eisele Space twins cover. Difficult to reassemble in today's market. See the webphotos.Cat. Value: S.B. 1200.00
Price Realized: $1,150.00

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227Space assortment roughly from 1961 to the 1980s in six cartons from the Witt estate. Around 5,000 covers mainly in albums consisting of Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle, Rockets, Missiles, Recovery Ships, etc. Spotted some intersting cachets; so check it out. A comprehensive selection that could place the space afficando into orbit.Cat. Value: S.B. 1000.00
Price Realized: $2,000.00

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228Hodge-podge of mainly United States Space related material from the early 1960s to the early 1990s in six cartons from the Witt estate. Contains thirty-seven binders of several thousand covers including one carton of “Local Post” as well as some stamps and ancillary items. Really needs examination to come up with the right figure. Take a long peek.Cat. Value: S.B. 1000.00
Price Realized: $1,350.00

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229Apollo 17 Space cover selection mainly from 1971 to 1972 in one chubby binder from the Witt estate. Comprises around forty autographed astronaut covers or several 8 X10 photos from crew members, Ron Evans, Gene Cernan, and Harrison Schmitt. either having individual, two, or three signatures. Also includes are roughly 140 related covers. Great lunar offering from the last mission to date to the Moon.Cat. Value: S.B. 1000.00
Price Realized: $1,350.00

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230Mostly Apollo 9 Space cover assortment from 1969 to some latter years in one stout binder from the Witt estate. Involves over forty autographs entailing around 70% astronaut covers and 30% 8 X10 photos from the crew members, Rusty Schweickart, Dave Scott, and Jim McDivitt having individual and multiple signatures. Entails around 100 related covers plus ancillary material from the same Mission. Also encompasses roughly five Apollo 10 signatures as well as over 100 related covers.Cat. Value: S.B. 1000.00
Price Realized: $1,000.00

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231Space cover collection. The Russian cosmonaut program from Sputnik 1 to the Soyuz in a bulging three ring binder organized by Cosmonaut and mission. Around a hundred pages, scores of covers around 75 signed. A few with COAs and letters of authenticity . Well organized and annotated by Woody Witt the former owner of this amazing accumulation. Includes: covers, cards, photographs, composites, and a few letters. Includes ancillary FDCs, tracking stations, and narratives. Many pictures of interesting material he was looking for, along with enough original research to put together a multi frame exhibit. Outstanding framework for continuation. Webphotos show only part of the holding. Impressive.Cat. Value: S.B. 1000.00
Price Realized: $950.00

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232United States Space assortment from the 1960s to 2005 in three cartons from the Witt estate. Over 1,000 covers and 8 X 10 photos in seventeen binders having the majority signed by NASA Management, Scientists, Engineers, support staff etc. Also includes some cover designer covers from 1934 to the 1980s. An outstanding lot well worth your inspection.Cat. Value: S.B. 950.00
Price Realized: $2,300.00

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233Apollo 15 Space cover selection from 1971 to the mid-1970s in one very bulging binder from the Witt estate. Embraces around forty autographs consisting of roughly 90% astronaut covers and 10% 8 X10 photos from the crew members. Includes Jim Irwin, Al Worden, and David Scott either having individual or multiple signatures. Also comprises nearly 220 related covers plus ancillary material from the same Mission. An out of this world holding.Cat. Value: S.B. 950.00
Price Realized: $950.00

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234Space Shuttle United States holding from 1978 to the 1990s in three cartons from the Witt estate. Roughly 2,000 covers, 8X10 photos and ancillary items in twelve binders including dozens of autographs by various astronauts and support personal. Inspection necessary to come up with the right number.Cat. Value: S.B. 900.00
Price Realized: $900.00

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235Aggregation of Space covers roughly from the 1960s to the 1990s in eight cartons from the Witt estate. Roughly 6,000 covers comprising Project Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle, and miscellaneous. Coming along for the ride are some nonrelated Space FDCs and others covers. Well useful holding worthy of your attention.Cat. Value: S.B. 700.00
Price Realized: $2,300.00

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236Apollo 12 Space cover selection mainly from 1969 to 1971 in one bulging binder from the Witt estate. Encompasses around twenty-five autographs consisting of roughly 80% astronaut covers and 20% 8 X10 photos from the crew members, Alan Bean, Richard Gordon, and Pete Conrad. having individual or multiple signatures. Also includes are roughly 160 related covers for the same Mission. An out of this world holding.Cat. Value: S.B. 800.00
Price Realized: $700.00

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237Apollo 8 Space cover assortment from 1968 to the 1980s in one large binder from the Witt estate. Includes roughly thirty autographs entailing around 90% astronaut covers and 10% 8 X10 photos from the crew members. Involves mostly Frank Borman but also several Bill Anders and Jim Lovell having mainly individual signatures. Likewise contains nearly 120 related covers plus ancillary material from the same Mission. Go the Moon without leaving Earth by viewing this lot.Cat. Value: S.B. 650.00
Price Realized: $900.00

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238Space covers: Set of twelve "Man on the Moon" limited edition (9/25) Chris Calle and Paul Calle autographed covers for the 25th Anniversary of the first moon landing (July 20, 1994). Each bold cachet shows individual astronauts walking on the moon. Boldly signed in blue sharpie. Outstanding, realistic, and well done in the Calle style and tradition. See the webphotos.Cat. Value: S.B. 600.00
Price Realized: $750.00

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239Just in time for the recently observed 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, Space cover accumulation in four cartons from the Witt estate. Contains hundreds and hundreds of mainly C76 FDCs, Event covers, and photos all in binders. Includes 1969 commemoration, several anniversaries, recovery ships etc. from 1969 to the 1980s. Also involves a binder of autographed covers from various space personal well as artists Paul and Chris Calle. A well-rounded offering that might put you into orbit.Cat. Value: S.B. 600.00
Price Realized: $3,750.00

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240Apollo 13 Space cover holding mainly from around 1970 in one chubby binder from the Witt estate. Incorporates roughly twenty autographs consisting of roughly 90% astronaut covers and 10% 8 X10 photos from the crew members. Most of the autographs are from Fred Haise, followed by Jack Swigert, and finally by Jim Lovell. Most are individually signed. Also entails almost 160 related covers from the same Mission. An out of sight selection.Cat. Value: S.B. 600.00
Price Realized: $1,000.00

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