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Astronauts / Cosmonauts
The year 2021 seemed to popularize the interest in space travel. Many tests were flown to space as well as celebrities getting their astronaut wings. It appears anyone can fly to space as long as they have the cash to do so. William Shatner has recently returned from space and others with tickets to fly are: Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher, James Cameron and Michael Strahan.
Burial in space is getting attention. There are now ashes released on the moon and Clyde Tombaugh, astronomer who discovered Pluto has a portion of his ashes that visited the planet and continues onward to be the first to reach interstellar space.
This has revived an interest in collecting astronaut autographs. Of course, many new to the field want to start with the firsts. The first to fly and enter space (12 April 1961) was Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968). Gagarin was banned from further space flights for fear of Russia losing the Hero of the Soviet Union. For February we examined our inventory and list some signed Gagarin autographs. If you study the Gagarin autographs posted on this site, you should easily pick out the many forgeries being offered elsewhere, complete with useless C.O.A.'s


16 Astronaut Signatures
BORMAN, Frank, BORMAN, Frank, CERNAN, Gene, CONRAD, Charles,  DUKE, Charlie, EVANS, Ron, GLENN, John, GLENN, John, MATTINGLY, Ken,  McDIVITT, James A., SCHMITT,  Harrison,  SCOTT, Dave, SLAYTON, Deke, STAFFORD, Tom, STAFFORD, Tom, SWIGERT, Jack
A fabulous collection of 16 astronaut signatures. All 16 are in very fine condition. SEE FULL DESCRIPTION


Choice Apollo II Insurance Cover from the Buzz Aldrin Estate

ARMSTRONG, Neil (1930-2012), ALDRIN, Buzz (1930-   ) and COLLINS, Michael (1930-2021). A fabulous, large, colorful cachet of the crew mission emblem is on the left side of the cover. Affixed is one Apollo 8 six cent stamp, cancelled by a stamped NASA rocket launching. The signatures of the three astronauts were signed within days of Armstrong and Aldrin’s first historic walk on the moon. A box of covers, most likely 100 signed by all three, were stolen from the Kennedy Space Center’s crews’ quarters which were to be used as insurance covers. $12,950.00

A Rare collection of Signed Photographs of the 12 Men who Walked on the Moon

ARMSTRONG, Neil, ALDRIN, Buzz, CONRAD, BEAN, Alan, SHEPARD, Alan, MITCHELL, Edgar, SCOTT, Dave, IRWIN, Jim, YOUNG, John, DUKE, Charles, CERNAN, Eugene, SCHMITT, Harrison  H.  All twelve photographs in fine condition. A remarkable collection. $7,750.00

Rare Collection of 19 Astronauts on their Signed Personal Business Cards

19 Astronauts - Signed Personal Business Cards DUKE, Charlie, GORDON, Dick, CERNAM., Eugene, WORDEN, Al, SCHWEICKERT, Russell, SCHIRRA Jr., Wally, POGUE, William, CARR, Gerald P., STAFFORD, Thomas, CUNNINGHAM, Walter, ROOSA, Stuart, EVANS, RON, McDIVITT, James A., CONRAD, Charles, HAISE, Fred,
MITCHELL, Edgar, BORMAN, Frank, EISELE, Donn
A fabulous collection of 19 personal signed business cards, two by Gerald P. Carr, nine inscribed. Several astronauts have added the name of the flight they were on.  All 19 signed cards are in very fine condition
$650.00

ALDRIN, Buzz Color portrait, appx. 8”x10” of Neil Armstrong’s photograph of Buzz Aldrin walking on the lunar surface at Tranquility Base on July 20, 1969 facing the planted American flag. Signed on the lower white margin “”Buzz Aldrin Apollo XI.”. $525.00

ALDRIN, Buzz Color portrait, appx. 8”x10” of Neil Armstrong’s photograph of Buzz Aldrin walking on the lunar surface at Tranquility Base on July 20, 1969. Amazing, Neil Armstrong and the Lunar Module are reflected in Aldrin’s visor.  NASA photograph, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center photograph. SOLD

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. SOLD

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”. SOLD

ALDRIN, Buzz Official 8”X10” color NASA Lithograph of Aldrin wearing his white Apollo II space suit. Inscribed and signed by Aldrin’s hand: “To Gary Brown with best wishes Buzz Aldrin.” The reverse bears Official NASA logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and a short biography of Buzz Aldrin. $475.00

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

ALDRIN, Buzz His book:  Men From Earth.  Bantam Books, 1989, First Printing, three hundred fourteen pages illustrated. On the half title page the astronaut has inscribed and signed his name with a very unusual large signature measuring five inches long. $175.00

ALDRIN, Buzz His book:  “The Return” A Tom Doherty Associates Book, May, 2000, First Edition, First printing, 301 pages. Signed in silver ink on the title page. SOLD

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. SOLD

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. SOLD

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 This is a Rare glossy photograph 10”x8” of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin erecting the American flag on the lunar surface.  This photo was taken from a camera on the Lunar Module.   NASA, [1969] This photograph shows  Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin raising the American flag on the Moon’s surface about 27 feet from Eagle.  Buzz Aldrin stated that this Apollo Flag was blown over by the blast from the rocket exhaust during takeoff from the moon.  Signed photographs of Armstrong and Aldrin on the lunar surface are considered rare.  Signed by both Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin using a silver ink pen. $11,000.00

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. This can easily be the centerpiece of any Apollo II or space autograph collection. $11,500.00

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.  Five cards in Mint condition. A wonderful chance to own a genuine collector’s item and the DNA of Neil Armstrong. $100.00

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

BEAN, Alan Isle of man Post Office official First Day Cover Affixed are 6 Isle of Man postage stamps cancelled Man on the Moon, 20 JULY 2009.  Alan Bean- Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 12 First artist to walk on another world, Limited edition Number 287 of 750. Hand signed by Alan Bean. $150.00

BEREGOVOY, Georgi Choice Russian printed color postcard of Beregovoy, head and shoulders pose, in uniform, 4”x6.5”, boldly signed with excellent contrast. $65.00

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

BORMAN, Frank, Charlie Duke, and Gene Cernan A Decade of Achievement, 8 cent postage stamp cancelled First Day of Issue cancelled Houston Aug 2, 1971.  Hand signed by all three astronauts. $145.00

BORMAN, Frank Choice typescript: “From the Book of Genisis Read by the Crew of Apollo 8 Christmas Eve, 1968”.  One page, boldly signed   at the conclusion by Frank Borman.  $125.00

BYKOVSKY, Valery Soviet cosmonaut who flew on three space flights, Vostok 5, Soyuz 22 and Soyuz 31/29.Choice Russian color postcard, 4”x6.5” of the cosmonaut in uniform, head and shoulders pose.  Attractively signed with nice contrast. $55.00

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

CERNAN, Gene Attractive cover with a fine color cachet of the Apollo 17 emblem US 8 cent postage stamp with a meter stamp cancellation NASA Lift off, Kennedy Space Center, Dec 11, 1972. Perfect large hand signed signature “Gene Cernan.” Together with a “in person” COA from collector Ralph Swap. $295.00

First Night Launch of a Manned Space Craft

CERNAN, Gene Choice Apollo 17 cover with a  colorful cachet, Kennedy Space Center. Affixed is a US Flag 8 cent stamp cancelled with the NASA Launch. Postmarked, Kennedy Space center, DEC 11, 1972. Boldly signed with a large signature “Gene Cernan.” $225.00

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR BY MICHAEL COLLINS

COLLINS, Michael Original watercolor, “Broken Dreams”, measures 14”x20” of a boat se up on blocks with a posted 4 Sale sign.  Palm trees and heavy vegetation in the background. Signed by Collins and dated “IV-08” 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. SOLD

Command Module Pilot of Apollo 11

COLLINS, Michael Collins was the first person to have performed more than one spacewalk.  Very early NASA photograph of Collins, half length pose in his white space suit. Fabulous early inscribed photograph with an unusually large signature: “Best wishes to Moody Books Michael Collins.”. $525.00

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. SOLD

Command Module Pilot of Apollo 11

COLLINS, Michael Striking color photograph of the launch of Apollo 11. Hand signed with wonderful contrast by Michael Collins. SOLD

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. SOLD

CONRAD, Charles Fabulous three full page typescript: “We Just Went From Storm to Storm”.  Being superstitious  Conrad talks about his fears and before launce being hit by lightning and so much more.  E talks in detail about landing on the moon and about walking on the moon. Most interesting reading of the highlights of his voyage. Inscribed and signed on the title page. $225.00

CONRAD, Charles First Day Cover commemorating the Manned Lunar Landing. Choice color cachet of the Maned Lunar Landing, affixed is a U.S. 29 cent NASA astronaut stamp cancelled First Day of Issue, Chicago, Moscow Russia, May 29, 1992. Signed; Charles Conrad CDR. Apollo XII.”. $125.00

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

CUNNINGHAM, Walter Fabulous one-and-a-half-page typescript: “excerpt from The All-American Boys”. Inscribed and signed at the top of page one adding in his hand “Apollo 7”. $100.00

CUNNINGHAM, Walter Fabulous three full page typescript: “I Told My Muscles: Okay, Just Relax”.   Dozens upon dozens of tidbits regarding his 11 days I space. Fascinating readings to say the least. In excellent condition. Inscribed, with a three word sentiment and signed along with “Apollo 7” in his hand. $100.00

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

Signed by the  Astronaut and his Wife the Co-author

DUKE, Charlie Their book; Moonwalker. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1990. Third printing, two hundred eighty-four pages. On the front free endpaper is inscribed and signed : “To Francis and DE aim high God Bless You Charlie Duke.” Below Charlie’s signature, Dotty Duke has signed her name. $110.00

ENGLE, Joe and TRULY, Richard Two color official NASA photographs. Both have similar poses, dressed in their flight suits and holding their helmets. Both boldly inscribed and signed with excellent contrast. $295.00

EVANS, Ron Cachet of Nascom Network. Affixed is a US United States in Space 8 cent stamp. Cancelled Apollo 17 Last Flight of the Apollo Program, NASA-GSFC, Dec 7, 1972, Greenbelt, MD.  Hand signed “Ron Evans Apollo 17.”  This was his only flight into space as Command Module Pilot of Apollo 17. He was the last person to orbit the moon alone. $295.00

Remarkable and Important Photograph

GAGARIN, Yuri Photograph, 9”x5.5” of the eleven original pioneer cosmonauts.  Mounted on the original wooden frame to 12.5”x8”. Signed in Cyrillic by seven of the pioneers below their images, all dressed in their regulation uniforms which is somewhat uncommon.  Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968), Valery Bykovsky (1934-   ), Gherman Titov (1935-2000).  Valentina Tereshkova (1937-   ), Andriyan Nikolayev (1924-2004), Pavel Popovich (1930-2009), Konstantin Feoktistov (1926-2009) and Boris Yegorov (1937-1994).  There is a printed inscription in the upper left corner, translated it reads: “To the President of the Republic of Congo, Massamba-Deba from Soviet Cosmonauts.”   Alphonse Massamba-Debat (1921-1977)  was the second President of the Republic of the Congo. During his presidency he sought assistance from the Soviet Union and China. A remarkable photograph with all signatures dark. $3,900.00

Rare A.NS. of Gagarin +2nd, 3RD and 4TH Cosmonauts

GAGARIN, Yuri Autograph note signed and dated by Gagarin on the verso of a calendar page from the year 1963.  The note by Gagarin translated: “Dear Sasha, I wish a good health, Gagarin, April 18, 1963,” Just beneath his signature is signed by P. Popovich (4th Cosmonaut in space), A. Nikolayev  ( 3rd Cosmonaut in space and married to Tereshkova) and G. Titov (2nd Cosmonaut in space). $2,500.00

GAGARIN, Yuri Original photo of a young Russian woman 2.25”x3.5” signed on the verso by Gagarin. SOLD

GAGARIN, Yuri Original photograph of an attractive young Russian woman 2.5”x3.5” and boldly signed by Gagarin on the verso. SOLD

A rare space related inscription by Gagarin

GAGARIN, Yuri Original photograph of two adorable young Russian boys, 3.5”x5.5”. On the verso the name of the town and date are written by a collector, “Stroitel, Oct. 29, 1964.”  Gagarin has written on the verso: “To future Cosmonauts Y. Gagarin.”. $1,350.00

A Fabulous Combination of Autographs

GAGARIN, Yuri & KOMAROV, Vladimir Leaflet from the notebook of the Delegate of the 35th Party Conference, dated in print, Moscow, Feb. 8, 1966. Boldly signed by both Gagarin and Komarov at the top of the page. Photograph of the Cosmonauts attending the conference, standing, and clapping in front of a large portrait of Lenin. SOLD

A Fabulous Combination of Autographs

GAGARIN, Yuri & BYKOVSKY, Valery Very scarce booklet printed in Oslo, measures 6”x8.5”. The cover is printed in Norwegian and commemorates the visit of the two Russian Cosmonauts to their country.  When opened, the left side shows a full-page portrait of Bykovsky where he has signed his name in blue ink. Opposite is the same large size portrait of Gagarin, hand signed with excellent contrast.  $1,095.00

Gagarin at the Russian Embassy in Paris

GAGARIN, Yuri Original, one of a kind informal photograph of Gagarin in uniform with the members/representatives of the Russian Embassy in Paris.  Boldly signed on the upper left clear portion of the photograph. $895.00

Inscribed to the Son of a Russian Embassy Worker in Paris

GAGARIN, Yuri One of a kind, original photograph 3.5”X4.5”  of Gagarin, dressed in his uniform while riding in his car during a parade. Along the parade route appears to be mostly pre-pioneer Soviet children of seven years and older preparing for their entry into the Pioneer Cosmonaut organization.  The photograph is inscribed: “To Kostya, Gagarin.” This photograph was purchased from Kostya, who was the son of one of the Russian Embassy Representatives in Paris. He said his father was a member of the KGB. SOLD

Inscribed to a Pre-Pioneer Soviet Child

GAGARIN, Yuri Original, one of a kind photograph, 3.5”x4.5” in uniform, shortly after his flight, riding in a car surrounded by pre-pioneer Soviet children of seven years old and upward preparing for entry into the Pioneer Soviet Cosmonaut Organization. Inscribed in the clear area of the sky: “To Kolya, Gagarin.”. $895.00

Scarce color Portrait dated 40 days after his Flight

GAGARIN, Yuri Color portrait, 4”x6”, head and shoulders pose in uniform.  Fine bold inscription on the light area of the sky. “To Andrew, Gagarin, May 23, 1961.”. $1,295.00

GAGARIN, Yuri Color portrait of Gagarin, in uniform, on a Russian postcard. Measures 4”x6” and signed with a fine signature on the lighter portion of the card. Rubber stamp of the 23rdCongress of the Communist Party held in Moscow.  $1,100.00

Mint Photograph Signed 6 Months After his Space Flight

GAGARIN, Yuri Choice postcard photograph,  3.75”X 5.75” B&W, head and shoulders pose in uniform with medals. Perfect signature on the lower white margin. Stamp of the 2ndCongress of the Communist Party held in Moscow, Oct.17,1961. SOLD

Mint Photograph Signed 6 Months After his Space Flight

GAGARIN, Yuri Choice postcard photograph,  3.75”X 5.75” B&W, head and shoulders pose in uniform with medals. Perfect signature and inscription, on the lower white margin. Stamp of the 2nd Congress of the Communist Party held in Moscow, Oct.17,1961. $995.00

Yuri Gagarin, Very Rare Signed Autobiography
EnRoute to the Cosmo

GAGARIN, Yuri A Signed First Edition of his autobiography, EnRoute to the Cosmos, 1961. $2,750.00

The First Seven Space Travelers

GAGARIN, Yuri The first man in space. Vostok1.   Gherman Titov  Vostok 2,  Andrian Nikolayev Vostok 3,  Pavel Popovich Vostok 4, Valery Bykovsky Vostok 5,  Valentina Tereshkova (the first woman in space) Vostok 6, and  Boris Yegorov Voskhod 1. 
Rare oversized photograph, black and white, measuring 8"x11". A formal pose of eleven cosmonauts in their military uniforms and a few in dark suits all wearing their medals. $2,450.00


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). $950.00

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. SOLD

First Person To Enter Space as a Space Traveler

GAGARIN, Yuri Original colorful pair of Soviet postage stamps commemorating Gagarin’s launch and space travel. Hand signed by Gagarin in blue ink across the stamp. $475.00

Fabulous Content typed letter signed

GLENN, John T.L.S. on The Glenns, Seabrook, Texas letterhead. No date but circa early 1964. Very boldly signed “J.H. Glenn, Jr.”. $295.00

GLENN, John First Day Cover bearing a cachet of the NASA Atlas-Mercury spacecraft during lift-off and a portrait of John Glenn and his capsule orbiting earth. Project Mercury postage stamp cancelled First Day of Issue, Cape Canaveral Feb 20, 1962. Choice signature, hand signed by John Glenn.” $275.00

GLENN, John Project Mercury, John Glenn Orbital Flight Feb. 20, 1962.  John Glenn launch day cover. Color cachet of John Glenn and of the Lift Off. Block of four 4 cent Mercury Stamps cancelled First Day of Issue, Cape Canaveral Feb 20, 1962. Inscribed: “To Lee Ann- John Glenn.” $235.00

GLENN, John Commemorative cover with a stamped cachet of Gemini 12. Project Mercury 4 cent Man in Space postage stamp with a meter stamp cancellation of NASA Lift Off, Kennedy Space Center, Nov 11, 1966. Boldly hand signed “J.H. Glenn, Jr.” with his early style signature. In very good/fine condition.  Together with another First Day of Issue cover, unsigned. $135.00

GLENN, John Very scarce campaign flyer “John Glenn President 84 IOWA”, 5.5”x8.5”, Come and Meet John Glenn, with a portrait of Glenn waving to the crowd. Hand signed “John Glenn.”. $95.00

GLENN, John First Day Cover commemorating the issue of the signing of the surrender of the South by Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. VA.  U.S. 5 cent postage stamp cancelled at Appomattox, VA., April 9, 1965 and hand signed with his scarce early signature “John H. Glenn, Jr.’. $67.50

GLENN, John Wonderful official NASA color photograph, 8”x10” half length pose in his space suit. Very boldly signed with excellent contrast. Top right corner is a mechanical inscription: To Joan Best Regards.”. $65.00

GORDON, Richard Fortieth Anniversary of Man on the Moon, Isle of Man Post Office, Official First Day Cover cachet, with two Isle of Man postage stamps cancelled 14th November 2009. Dick Gordon – Pilot Apollo XII Moon Mission. Over the Moon by sixty miles, Limited Edition Number 360/750. Hand signed by Richard Gordon. $135.00

Scarce Lengthy Inscription by Jim Irwin

IRWIN, Jim The coffee table size book : The Home Planet. Conceived and edited by Kevin W. Kelly for the Association of Space Explorers.  Mir Publishers, Moscow 1988, first edition.  Measures 10”x14”, numerous illustrations in magnificent color. Foreword by Jacques-Yeves Cousteau, Preface by Russell l. Schweickart. Contributions by many of the world’s astronauts including Jim Irwin. On the half title page Irwin has inscribed: “Bill and Nell God made a Special Home for You He Loves You So Much. He sent His Son, Jesus! Happy New Year in Him. Jim Irwin.”  Under Irwin’s last name he has written “Apollo 15” and has drawn a quarter moon. $295.00

IRWIN, Jim, Al Worden, and Dave Scott Apollo XV crew signed cover. Official colorful NASA cachet. Affixed are two US postage stamps, one being First Man on the Moon. Cancelled Houston, TX 7/30/71. Hand signed by all three astronauts. $235.00

IRWIN, Jim Rare typescript, 2 pages "I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes." A wonderful read regarding his trip to the moon and what he experienced on the moon. One of the nicest signatures of Irwin we have seen, adding in his hand "Apollo 15" and drawing a quarter moon. $225.00

IRWIN, Jim, WORDEN, Al OSS NASA color lithograph of the three-man crew of Apollo 15, inscribed and signed by Jim Irwin and signed by Al Worden. $175.00

IRWIN, Jim His book To Rule the Night, The Discovery Voyage of Astronaut Jim Irwin. A.J. Holman Co 1973, First Edition so stated. Two hundred sixty-eight pages with illustrations. Near fine copy with dust jacket. Boldly signed with an extra-large signature on the half title page. $165.00

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

IRWIN, Jim Large card, 3”x6” where Irwin has written: “Fly High with The Lord! Jim Irwin Apollo 15”. He has drawn a sketch of a quarter moon. Attractive item. $125.00

IRWIN, Jim Cover commemorating the Space Shuttle, U.S. postage stamp cancelled Kennedy Space Center Apr. 12, 1981 with the Space Shuttle cancellation. $75.00

KERWIN, Joseph Color photo, 8”x110” of Kerwin in his space suit and holding his helmet. Inscribed and signed on the clear portion of his space suit. $125.00

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

KOSCHAL, Stephen Two matching large art works each measuring 26”X38.” Both signed on the lower right bottom “S.Koschal “93”. The first is of the German Iron Cross (1939). Hand signed (each in person) by 19 German Aces. A matching item,   The Ace of Spades.  Hand signed all “in person” of over 85 American Aces. $2500.00

Two Icons in the World of Space flight

LEONOV, Alexei. Interesting cover commemorating the Apollo/Soyuz space flight with a cachet of the rendezvous. A U.S... printed postage stamp is cancelled Honolulu Hawaii Jul 24, 1975. Fine hand signed signatures of both astronauts. $275.00

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

Very Scarce Signed by Author and Subject Clyde Tombaugh

LEVY, David H.His book: Clyde Tombaugh  Discoverer of Pluto.  The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1991, First Edition. Two hundred-eleven pages. Illustrated.  Inscribed and signed by the author: “Inscribed for Walt Farrar with best wishes from David H. Levy TSP’91.” Signed just below the author’s inscription: “Clyde W. Tombaugh.”.  $775.00

LOUSMA. Jack Typescript, one page, of Edgar A. Guest, “A Bit of Down to Earth Philosophy for the Daily Orbit, Sermons We See”.   One page, boldly signed at the conclusion by Jack Lousma. $57.50

LOVELL, James, James A. McDivitt, and Jim Irwin First Day Cover with a triple cachet of achievements. A Decade of Achievement space stamp is affixed First Day of Issue cancelled Houston Aug 2, 1971. Hand signed by all three astronauts.”. $145.00

LOVELL, Jim His book: Lost Moon, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1994, 5th printing. On the title page is a presentation inscription: “To Bryan, Best Wishes Jim Lovell.”. $85.00

Signed by Four Moonwalkers

MITCHELL, Edgar, Jim Irwin, Charlie Duke, and Alan BeanInteresting cachet of the Telstar Communications Satellite. United Nations postage stamp cancelled First Day of Issue, United Nations Dec.3, 1962. Hand signed by all four moon walking astronauts. $225.00

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

MITCHELL, Edgar Fortieth Anniversary of Man on the Moon, Isle of Man Post Office, Official First Day Cover cachet, with two Isle of Man postage stamps cancelled 6 Feb 2010.  Ed Mitchell – Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14. My view of our planet was a glimpse of divinity. Limited Edition Number 38/750. Hand signed by Edgar Mitchell. $175.00

MITCHELL, Edgar Scarce DVD Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Man’s 1st Step On The Moon. The Wonder Of It All. In color, 2009. Signed on the cover in silver ink: “Edgar Mitchell Apollo 14.”. $150.00

Signed by 15 of the 24 Astronauts Who Flew To The Moon

NASA color lithograph signed by 15 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 15 of the 24 men who flew to the Moon including 9 of whom are moonwalkers. Those who have signed are: Buzz Aldrin, Dave Scott, 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. All have signed in black Sharpie. SOLD

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. SOLD

OBERTH, Herman First Day Cover commemorating The First Powered Flight. Fine color cachet of the flight, the Wright Flyer climbs into History. Affixed to this cover are two different Wright Brothers, U.S. Air mail, 31 cent postage stamps. Cancelled Dayton, OH Sep 23, 1978. Fine dated signature: “H.Oberth 2/4’ 85.”. $225.00

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

4th Cosmonaut in Space

POPOVICH, PavelWonderful Russian postcard of Popovich in color, 4”X6.5”, half length pose, signed with excellent contrast. $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. $285.00

First Gay Astronaut

RIDE, Sally First Day Cover with a cachet of Mission to Mars. USA 15 cent Viking Missions to Mars postage stamp cancelled First Day of Issue, Hampton, VA Jul 20, 1978. Hand signed Sally K. Ride. Not a common cover. In fine condition. Together with a COA from Gallery of History, Inc. $165.00

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.”. SOLD

Three Original Mercury Astronauts

SCHIRRA, Wally, Gordon Cooper, and Scott CarpenterUnited States in Space, 8 cent postage stamp cancelled First Day of Issue cancelled Kennedy Space Center Aug 2, 1971. Hand signed “in person” Sept. 4, 2004, at an autograph show in Los Angeles. $175.00

SCHIRRA, Wally Cachet of Project Mercury and Walter Schirra. Four cent Project Mercury US Postage Stamp, cancelled Cape Canaveral Oct. 3, 1962.  Boldly signed in red ink by Schirra. A fine vintage signature. $175.00

Only Astronaut to fly in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs

SCHIRRA, Wally Wonderful typescript, three and a quarter pages in length. “I Have Been Devoured By This Business”. On page one he writes: “Without editing! Wally Schirra”.  $150.00

SCHIRRA, Wally Cachet of Schirra and one of his capsule. US postage stamp cancelled Cape Canaveral, Oct 3, 1972. Hand signed with a choice signature Wally Schirra. $125.00

Only Astronaut to fly in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs

SCHIRRA, Wally On his letterhead Consulate of Belgium and adding a label “Capt. W.M. Schirra, Capt. W.M. Schirra, USN (Ret.) 60 West Ranch Trail, Morrison, CO 80465.  Schirra writes: “Best wishes, Jeff Wally Schirra”.  $45.00

SCHMITT, Harrison Choice official NASA color portrait of Schmitt in his white space suit, holding the American Flag which is pointing towards earth. Inscribed and signed by Schmitt’s hand: “To Jeff Jack Schmitt, Apollo 17.”  The reverse bears the Official NASA logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and a short biography of Harrison Schmitt. $450.00

SCHMITT, Harrison Official NASA color lithograph of the nighttime launch of Apollo 17. Very boldly signed: “Jack Schmitt” in the clear portion of the blastoff. $295.00

SCHMITT, Harrison Eleventh astronaut to walk on the moon. Lunar Module pilot of Apollo 17.  United States Senator representing NEW Mexico. Official NASA color photograph of the crew of Apollo 17. Boldly signed “Jack Schmitt”. $285.00

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.” SOLD

Signed by Three Moonwalkers

SCHMITT, Harrison, Edgar Mitchell, and Charles Conrad First Day Cover commemorating the 10 Years of United States Space Achievements with a fine cachet of a rocket and North America. United States in Space, 8 cent postage stamp cancelled First Day of Issue cancelled Houston Aug 2, 1971. Hand signed by all three moon walking astronauts with Mitchell adding “Apollo 14.” $195.00

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 $175.00

Signed By Two Moonwalkers- Apollo 15

SCOTT, David (1932- ), WORDEN, Al (1932-1991) and IRWIN, Jim Choice cover commemoration the homecoming of Al Worden. Land Rover 8 cent stamp cancelled Oct. 25, 1971. Cachet of Worden, the moon, the capsule   and Apollo 15 patch. Hand signed by all three astronauts $150.00

APOLLO XIV cover signed by the Crew

SHEPARD, Alan, Ed Mitchell, and Stuart Roosa Both Shepard and Mitchell made two moon walks. Stuart Roosa was in command of the module pilot. A very attractive cover with a large cachet of Apollo XIV. First Man on the Moon stamp cancelled Houston, Feb. 5, 1971. Hand signed by the entire crew.  SOLD

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

SHEPARD, Alan His book MOON SHOT, Turner Publishing, Inc., 1994, First edition so stated paperback, heavily illustrated, 383 pages, hand signed on the title page. $129.50

SHEPARD, Alan Apollo, unmanned flight AS502, United States Navy, Pacific, U.S. Navy recovery force, NASA cachet. Three U.S. postage stamps, cancelled Honolulu Hawaii USFO. Signed “Alan Shepard.” $125.00

Space Shuttle Discovery STS-82. Flown in Space

Space Shuttle Discovery STS-82 Colorful card which has attached a piece of payload liner which was flown in space on Space Shuttle Discovery during the STS-82 mission. It spent 9 days, 23 hours, 37 minutes and 9 seconds in space, making 150 orbits of the earth. $65.00

First Royal in Space

Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Typed letter signed on his name imprinted letterhead.  One page, not dated, he writes: “I would like to take this opportunity and thank you wholeheartedly for your very nice letter in which you so kindly and warmly extended your wishes and congratulations upon the historic success of the American Shuttle Mission 51-G, 1985...” Hand signed in ink. $65.00

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

Second Human to Orbit the Earth

TITO, Gherman Superb oversized Russian postcard, measures appx. 4”x7” 1961, color portrait, head and shoulders pose wearing his medals. Signed. $75.00

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

WEITZ, Paul and KERWIN, Joe Official NASA color photograph of the launches of Skylab 1 & 2, Inscribed and signed by Paul Weitz adding “Skylab 1” in his hand. Also signed by Joe Kerwin. $160.00

9th Astronaut to Walk on the Moon

YOUNG, John W. Official color 8”x10” NASA lithograph of John Young dressed in his blue suit bearing astronaut type patches. 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 Paul Bailey Best Wishes John Young.”. $475.00

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”. SOLD





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