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Choice Letter Bearing a Sample of Original “Kapton” Foil from Apollo II

ALDRIN, Buzz Fabulous typed letter signed on the colorful letterhead of Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut.  Lengthy letter regarding the July 20, 1969 flight to the moon.Attached to the center of this letter is a piece of Kapton Foil from Apollo 11.  The letter is boldly signed “Buzz Aldrin.” Never folded and in mint condition. $795.00

ALDRIN, Buzz Color portrait, appx. 8”x10” of Neil Armstrong’s photograph of the American flag on the lunar surface with  Astronaut Buzz Aldrin standing to the right. Very boldly signed “Buzz Aldrin”. $275.00

ALDRIN, Buzz Rare, Vatican issued First Day Cover. Two cachets, one of the “Capsule Lands On Moon, July 20, 1969” and the other of a portrait of  Paulus PP VI in his observatory at Castel Gandolfo looking through his telescope. Speaking to the astronauts the Pope sending greetings and blessings “to you, conquerors of the Moon”.  Vatican Postage Stamp “Resurrection of Christi”  cancelled at the Vatican Post Office, July 20, 1960.  Hand signed with a fabulous signature of Buzz Aldrin. $275.00

ARMSTRONG, Neil Superb color 8”x10” NASA photograph of Neil Armstrong posing in his white space suit against a lunar background. This photo uninscribed by Armstrong represent most likely the most coveted prizes in the field of collecting space autographs. $3,750.00

Very Rare Watercolor of Neil Armstrong, Signed

ARMSTRONG, Neil A One of a kind, original watercolor of Armstrong floating in space holding an American Flag, with the moon and stars in the background. Extremely rare, it is well known that Armstrong basically stopped signing autographs in the Spring of 1994. Obviously this very special item is an exception. Original ink drawing of the head of President John F. Kennedy with the written statement in ink “In a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon…it will be an entire nation.” John F. Kennedy-1961. $2,900.00

ARMSTRONG, Neil Photograph, 8"x10", black & white, full face, close-up pose. Inscribed "To Lisa Maye, Neil Armstrong".  A fabulous signature of Armstrong measuring over four inches long. $1750.00

ARMSTRONG, Neil Neil Armstrong, “First man on the Moon” Trading Card containing an original strand of his hair.  Limited to 1,969 numbered copies. Harry Marx cards (Harry Marx was his personal barber).  Most important is these cards are one of the very few places to obtain an absolute genuine strand of Neil Armstrong’s hair.  Card in Mint condition. $22.50

ARMSTRONG, Neil & ALDRIN, Buzz Scarce glossy photograph 10”x8” of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin erecting the American flag on the lunar surface. Signed in silver ink by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.  This is one of the most famous photographs showing both the Apollo II astronauts. $3750.00

Scarce pair of Typed Letters by Armstrong and Aldrin

ARMSTRONG, Neil & ALDRIN, Buzz Scarce typed letter signed nearing his full signature. Cardwell International, Office of the Chairman. April 26, 1982. Armstrong writes to the Director of Marketing of IHME in London.  He refers to an invitation and writes in part: “After reviewing the information provided and checking my schedule for that period, I have concluded that I will decline. I appreciate your bringing this opportunity to my attention.”.
Very scarce typed letter signed, Research and Engineering Consultants, Inc. Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., President. Aldrin writes in part: “...in regards to your request for a copy of Orbital Rendezvous, I am afraid I cannot be of much help to you. I have only one copy and it is my understanding that M.I.T. doesn’t send copies as it is quite expensive to copy and not very understandable at that.  I wish I cold help further but all I can suggest is writing to M.I.T...” Boldly signed “Buzz Aldrin.” $2,495.00


ARMSTRONG, Neil, ALDRIN, Buzz & COLLINS, Michael Very unusual and outstanding large color portrait, 11”x14” of the footprint-strewn Apollo II landing site. Most likely taken during the ascent of the lunar module Eagle. Signed by all three astronauts. Published by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. $8500.00

Fourth Astronaut to Walk on the Moon

BEAN, Alan Color photograph taken by Neil Armstrong showing Buzz Aldrin looking at the first Lunar American Flag at Tranquility base on July 20, 1969, 8”x10”. On the lower margin Bean has written: “Reach For The Stars! Alan Bean, Apollo XII.”. $165.00

First African American In Space

BLUFORD, Guion Photograph, 8”x10”, Black & white of Bluford sleeping while floating with another member of the crew inside the space capsule.  Very boldly signed “Guion Bluford, NASA Astronaut”. $45.00

Last Man on the Moon

CERNAN, Gene His book: “The Last Man on the Moon.”  St. Martin’s press, N.Y. First Edition, March 1999.  Three hundred fifty-six pages, illustrated.  Signed on the title page SOLD

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR BY MICHAEL COLLINS

COLLINS, Michael Original watercolor, 12”x16” entitled “Acadia Pines”. Water scene with background of land an pine trees. Signed with excellent contrast and dated by Collins “IX’ 05”.  In very fine condition. Comes with the original colorful Certificate of Authenticity from the Gallery who represents Collins artwork. $850.00

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR BY MICHAEL COLLINS

COLLINS, Michael Original watercolor, 12”x16” entitled “Antiques”. Very colorful original watercolor of an Antique Shop with buoys hanging from the building.  Hand signed by Michael Collins and he adds the date “IX’ 05”.  In very fine condition. Comes with the original colorful Certificate of Authenticity from the Gallery who represents Collins artwork. $850.00

Very Scarce Signed Book by Apollo XI Crew Member

COLLINS, Michael His book (Memoir):  “Carrying The Fire/ An Astronaut’s Journeys.”  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 2009.  Four hundred seventy-eight pages, illustrated. This paperback is the 40th Anniversary Edition, printed in commemoration of Collins, Armstrong and Aldrin’s 1969 lunar landing.  Forward by Charles A. Lindbergh. Signed, in ink, by Michael Collins on the title page. $225.00

Complete Collection of Signed Photographs
of the 12 Men Who Walked on the Moon

ARMSTRONG, Neil & ALDRIN, Buzz & CONRAD, Charles & BEAN, Alan & SHEPARD, Alan & MITCHELL, Edgar & SCOTT, Dave & IRWIN, Jim & YOUNG, John & DUKE, Charlie & CERNAN, Gene & SCHMITT, Harrison H. The complete collection $5,900.00

Remarkable Collection Of The Top 27 Cosmonauts
Who Spent The Most Time In Space

COSMONAUTS This collection consists of the signatures mostly on cards of 27 of the top 29 Cosmonauts who spent the most time in space. $895.00

Remarkable Collection Of The Top 27 Cosmonauts

Russian Space Program Published in Russian, 1980. One hundred eighty-four pages, heavily illustrated in color. Hand signed by 18 Cosmonauts, two signed twice therefore a total of twenty signatures. $695.00

Tenth Astronaut to Walk on the Moon

DUKE, Charlie Color photograph, 8”x10” taken by Neil Armstrong showing Buzz Aldrin looking at the first Lunar American Flag at Tranquility Base on July 20, 1969.  On the lower margin Duke has written: “Reach For The Stars! Charlie Duke Apollo 16.” $150.00

Invitation Signed By The First Cosmonaut In Space
And the First Cosmonaut To Walk in Space

GAGARIN, Yuri The invitation measures appx: 5”x7.25” with the embossed coat of arms of the former Soviet Union.  Boldly signed by Yuri Gagarin and A. Leonov (who made the first space walk).  Choice uncommon early signature of Leonov and three others. On the verso is an inscription in German and signed by two others including Pavel Beleyaev (flew in Vostok with Leonov). $795.00

First Person To Enter Space as a Space Traveler

GAGARIN, Yuri Russian Business card for Vladimir Ampleev, Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union. Boldly signed by Gagarin on the verso. Together with a photo of Gagarin in uniform along with several others.  Vladimir Ampleev met Gagarin and the only thing he had on him for Gagarin to sign was his business card. SOLD

First Person To Enter Space as a Space Traveler

GAGARIN, Yuri Soviet Postage Stamp of a rocket in flight and a profile portrait of Gagarin. Signed across the stamp with good contrast. $395.00

First Person To Enter Space as a Space Traveler

GAGARIN, Yuri Russian postcard photograph, stamped on the verso: 22ND Congress of the Communist Party. Photo is black & white, head and shoulders pose in uniform wearing his medals. Signed on the lower white margin.. $650.00

A Moonwalkers Personal Expense Account

IRWIN, Jim Expense account submitted for his travels with the High Flight Foundation traveling to Switzerland during Aug. 89. In his hand he lists his expenses and income. Signed in full. $135.00

Discovered Comet Kohoutek

KOHOUTEK, Lubos German postcard portrait off the comet moving thru the solar system. Signed in full along with a three word sentiment, dated “6-6-1995” on the verso.”. $75.00

RARE FLIGHT SUIT SIGNED BY FIRST MAN TO WALK IN SPACE

LEONOV, Alexei Offered is a collection of a high altitude flight suit and its components including the helmet and its detached olive green neck drape.  This VMSK-4-12 unit with four tags comprises of the orange outer suit for flights over water for visibility in case of a crash with the ZK-4 inner sweater, MK-4 component and inner VZK-4 dry suit liner and is  accompanied by the orange neck drape. This is worn over the TZK-2M thermal suit for warmth along with the olive green VKK-6ML, partial pressure suit with orange connection hose accompanied by VKK-6M storage bag plus life preserver units on either side. Dry suit three finger pilot gloves are also present. Comes in a large zippered olive green Russian flight suit bag having the correct stamped markings.  The flight suit comes with all the original Russian pamphlets indicating the tests that were made with original Russian stampings and signatures of those testing.  The original helmet is hand signed and dated “7.XII 93” by Alexei Leonov.  Leonov sold this suit privately before the Sotheby’s Russian Space History sale to offset the expenses for his trip to the New York sale. He agreed to sign the helmet as part of the negotiated price. SOLD

Sixth Astronaut to Walk on the Moon

MITCHELL, Edgar Color photograph taken by Neil Armstrong showing Buzz Aldrin looking at the first Lunar American Flag at Tranquility base on July 20, 1969.  Measures 8”x10”. On the lower margin Mitchell has written: “Reach For The Stars! Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14.” $185.00

Signed by 13 of the 24 Astronauts Who Flew To The Moon

NASA color lithograph signed by 13 of the 24 Astronauts To Fly To The Moon, Including 7 Moon Walkers.  NASA color lithograph, 10”x8”, portrait of the moon taken in December 1972 by the Apollo 17 Mission. Signed by 13 of the 24 men who flew to the Moon including 7 of whom are moonwalkers. Signed are: Tom Stafford, Alan Shepard, Harrison Schmitt, Charles Conrad, Al Worden, James Lovell, Alan Bean, Charlie Duke, Edgar Mitchell, Richard Gordon, Frank Borman, Fred Haise and Gene Cernan.  Each astronaut has added their mission number below their signatures. $1495.00
Father of Modern Astronautics

OBERTH, Herman First day Cover commemorating the Centennial of the National Census Taking. Affixed is a label with an image of Oberth writing on a blackboard as he explains an aspect of planetary theory. The cover itself is boldly signed. $75.00

RESNICK, Judy Attractive NASA Official Photograph of Resnick in her blue jacket with NASA patch posing in front of a model of the Shuttle. Short biography of Resnick printed on verso. Inscribed and signed using a black in pen on a light portion of the photo offering excellent contrast. "Best wishes to Harry! Judy Resnick". One staple indentation top center otherwise in very fine condition. $225.00

First American Woman Astronaut To Enter Space

RIDE, Sally Her book: “The Third Planet, Exploring The Earth From Space”. Sally Ride Science, 2004, Second Edition. Forty-eight pages, heavily illustrated. Boldly signed by Sally Ride on the front free endpaper. $125.00

First Woman in Space

RIDE, Sally Official NASA color photograph of Ride, half length pose standing nest to a model of her spacecraft.  Nice inscription: “To Toni, Reach for the Stars! Sally K. Ride.”. $75.00

The First Space Travelers

RUSSIAN COSMONAUTS Large signed photograph, 8”x11”, black & white of the group of 11 Cosmonauts who are depicted standing and seated in two rows. A formal pose of the Cosmonauts dressed in their military uniforms and some in dark suits wearing their medals. 2,200.00

Twelfth Astronaut to Walk on the Moon

SCHMITT, Harrison Color photograph showing Buzz Aldrin looking at the first Lunar American Flag at Tranquility Base on July 20, 1969.  On the lower margin Schmitt has written: “Reach For The Stars! Harrison H. Schmitt Apollo 17.” $395.00

Signed by the crew of Apollo 15

SCOTT, David (1932- ), WORDEN, Al (1932-1991) and IRWIN, Jim Vatican City First Day Cover, affixed with a Vatican Postage Stamp postmarked July 26, 1971. Very colorful cover with a cachet of the three astronauts.. Apollo 15 rubber stamp cachet of the Apollo 15 Launching.  Printed message from Pope Paolo VI and also a printed message to the Pope from the three astronauts. Hand signed by Dave Scott, Al Worden and Jim Irwin. A very attractive cover $275.00

SHEPARD, Alan His book: Moon Shot, The Inside Story of America’s Race to the Moon.”  Turner Publishing, Inc. 1994, First Edition, so stated, later printing. Signed on the title page. $165.00

First Woman In Outer Space

TERESKHOVA, Valentina Color cachet of earth being circled along with a bouquet of flowers.  A very colorful Russian Space Stamp depicting the Cosmonaut wearing her space helmet. In the background is her rocket and space craft. Ornate Russian postal cancellation of June 16, 1983. Signed with a vintage signature of Tereskhova. $150.00

TOMBAUGH,  Clyde
His book “Out Of The Darkness, The Planet Pluto”.  Stackpole Books, Pa. 1980, First Edition.  Two hundred twenty pages, illustrated.  Written by Tombaugh on the half title page: “with best wishes Clyde WE. Tombaugh, 9 Dec. 1991”.  Fascinating on pages 126, 127, 128 and 129 the author makes additional notes on two of the pages which illustrate the planet Pluto, one signed with his initials. $795.00

9th Astronaut to Walk on the Moon

YOUNG, John W. He is surrounded by an American Flag, a model of the space ship Columbia, a rocket, space capsule and a moon rover. Very boldly inscribed and signed: “To B. Russell Shine, Best Wishes John Young”. $450.00





Stephen Koschal ~ Quality Autographs & Signed Books
Serving Collectors, Libraries, Institutions, Autograph Galleries and Dealers with
Autographs and Signed Books in all Fields of Collecting Since 1967.

7155 Sand Crest View, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 USA ~ Phone (561) 315-3622 ~ skoschal@aol.com