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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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