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Public Auction #441

Click here for pre-auction bidding, ended August 16, 2019 at 6:00PM (New York time)
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MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTABLES — Autographs
LotConditionDescriptionValue/Bidding
79Matched set of Apollo 11 autographed 8"x10" NASA photos from the E. Huston collection. Acquired by Woody Witt at auction. Includes: "Best Wishes", Michael Collins; "To Ed Huston With Best Wishes", Buzz Aldrin; and "To Edward B. Huston - All Good Wishes" Neil Armstrong. Also contains an original 1978 letter from Elaine Moore Neil's secretary returning his FDCs unsigned and offering the "enclosed autographed picture" as a substitute. Great Apollo 11 pieces. See the webphotos. Ex Huston, Ex Witt.Cat. Value: S.B. 1500.00
Price Realized: $950.00
80Neil Armstrong autograph in the top center of a complete sheet of fifty Apollo 8 Scott # 1371, commemorative stamps with a September 6, 1969 cancel from Wapakoneta, Ohio (Armstrong's home town). COA states "fine condition, with some mild toning to border" by Scott Cornish and R&R #3131381Cat. Value: S.B. 800.00
Price Realized: $550.00

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81Autographed pieces from Walter Cunningham. First is an 11"x12" blue folio issued for the First Day ceremony for the Apollo 8, Scott #1371 stamp embossed on the front with Walter Cunningham's name. The interior has a pocket in which the full pane of the stamp resides contains a bold Walter Cunningham autograph probably done in 2002 as the attest photo shows. In a separate pocket is another pane of stamps that Walter got autographed by the Apollo 8 crew at the ceremony. All looks legit to us, so see the webphotos. Ex Witt.Cat. Value: S.B. 800.00
Price Realized: $550.00

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82Political figures of the 1940s through the 1970s featured by autograph in 13 binders. Themes include: Cabinet members, Supreme Court Justices, Senators, Congressmen, Governors, and all sorts of movers and shakers. Hundreds and hundreds of seemingly hand signed autographs on covers, pictures, documents, requests, and cards. Probably some autopens. Comes with plentiful biographic information in plastic pages from the Witt estate holding. Ready for someone new to organize and enjoy again.Cat. Value: S.B. 600.00
Price Realized: $1,500.00

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8310th Congress of the Association of Space Explorers (2005) set of five covers with the autographs of 60 attendees. The "Space and Ecology" conference described in the "Space and Philately" journal article by Igor Rodin (copy included) goes on to identify the signatures one by one. Only 200 sets were produced. Clean and fresh. Part of the Witt collection. Scarce.Cat. Value: S.B. 600.00
Price Realized: $180.00

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84Space: On April 3, 1969 the crew of Apollo 8 was presented with National Geographic Society's highest award the Hubbard Medal. The ceremony was held at Constitution Hall in Washington D.C.. Vice President Spiro Agnew was master of Ceremony and presented the medals to all three crew members: Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders. This trifold brochure served as official program for the event and is hand signed by each as seen in the webphotos. Rare. Ex Witt.Cat. Value: S.B. 500.00
Price Realized: $700.00

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85United States autograph assortment from the Witt estate in one carton. Between 75 to 100 mainly covers and some 8 X10 photos from the 1930s to the 1990s. Includes entertainers, TV personalities, baseball players, politicians etc. Entails Bob Hope, Will Rogers, Doris Day, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Dale Jarrett, Bob Lemon, Bob Feller, Lou Boudreau etc. Some 19th Century material of forgotten persons likewise to be found. Checking out will be beneficial to gauge your bid.Cat. Value: S.B. 450.00
Price Realized: $750.00
86Autographed Cards from Seventh Planetary Congress. Historically important and attractive set of six autographed cards from 1991 Seventh Planetary Congress. More than fifty different autographs. International representation. Clean, fresh. Ex. Witt. Unusual to find a complete set. Desirable to topical collectors, historians, and German-area philatelists.Cat. Value: S.B. 400.00
Price Realized: $160.00
87Neil Armstrong. Color 8x10 lightweight composite photo FDC of an artist's impression of the Apollo 11 crew signed in black felt tip, "Neil Armstrong". Collector notation on reverse: "Autographed by Neil Armstrong, February 26, 1986, Acheson Auditorium, Dept. of State Bldg., Washington, D.C. President's Commission on 51 L Hearings." Fine condition, with mounting marks on the reverse. Neat. Unusual. COA Scott Cornish 2007 and COA R&R #3149371.Cat. Value: S.B. 400.00
Price Realized: $600.00
88Striking Apollo 8 NASA photo (AS8-16-2588) signed by all members of Space summit meeting circa 1969-1970. Includes: Dr. Werner Von Braun, James Lovell, Frank Borman, Earl Warren, Gerald Ford, Bill Anders, and others. Along is a key to all the black sharpie signatures. Ex Witt.Cat. Value: S.B. 350.00
Price Realized: $700.00
89Apollo 15, 8 x 10 glossy photo of the Hadley-Apennine landing site with the unfurled flag. Signed by all three astronauts. Personalized: "Michael, His Love from the Moon". Ex Regency-Superior, Ex WittCat. Value: S.B. 250.00
Price Realized: $160.00

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90Buzz Aldrin presentation folder from the Moon Landing FDC ceremony as found. Package includes: folder inscribed ( Col. Edwin E. Aldrin, USAF), sheet of Moon Landing stamps, two unsigned ceremony programs, Aldrin signed FDC, Calle signed FDC, "On the Moon" photo FDC, and a signed (Buzz Aldrin) NASA photo CS-51768. No COA.Cat. Value: S.B. 250.00
Price Realized: $425.00

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91Five presentation folders for stamps issued in the late 1950s each with a full pane of stamps signed in the margin by Arthur E. Summerfield, Postmaster General. All five seemingly presented to members of Congress (names redacted). Along for the ride are two corresponding FDCs for a pair of issues. All have webphotos.Cat. Value: S.B. 100.00
Price Realized: $130.00
92Neil Armstrong on "1997 League" baseball. Red sharpie. No COA. Ex WittCat. Value: S.B. 100.00
Price Realized: $50.00
93First Day ceremony folder (personalized Donald K. Slayton) for the May 5, 1969, six cent Apollo 8 commemorative stamp issue with stamp sheet. Includes DK Slayton autographed NASA photo that was taped inside. Ex Witt.Cat. Value: S.B. 100.00
Price Realized: $85.00
94Michael Jordan autographed small size (7 inch diameter) souvenir MVP basketball. The ball is no longer orange, but a washed out yellow. The signature is clean and crisp. Purchased at a Chicago area Charity auction years ago.Cat. Value: S.B. 50.00
Price Realized: $12.00
95Personalized Liberace autographed 8x10 BW glossy studio photo. Signed in black Sharpie in his flamboyant style complete with his hallmark piano doodle "To Mickey Miller, from your friend, Liberace". Appropriately housed in a heavy metal bejeweled ornate frame. Wonderful.Cat. Value: S.B. 40.00
Price Realized: $36.00
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