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spaceman
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posted 03-27-2013 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What are the most collectable types of space memorabilia, i.e. space flown, moon flown, astronaut owned, philatelic, etc.?

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-27-2013 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my house, it's models.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 03-27-2013 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Impossible to answer I'd imagine. Everybody's tastes vary so much I think a straw pole of every member's preference might give you a statistical favourite but that would be about as close as you would get in my opinion.

Personally, hardware and flown artifacts float my boat.

Greggy_D
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posted 03-27-2013 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It really depends upon the individual. For me, it's shuttle flown with an emphasis on pre-51L flown items.

Gonzo
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posted 03-27-2013 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow. Great question. And I'm sure you'll get varied answers.

Personally, it's patches, with a preference to Apollo and Gemini. Why? I grew up as a young kid watching those missions. They influenced my thinking.

Why patches? Lots of reasons, but misleading simplicity is probably the biggest. On the surface, patches represent the mission and so much more. When you really look at them, the beauty and deeper meanings and representations become obvious.

tnperri
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posted 03-27-2013 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me it's medallions that were flown or contain flown metal. At least those that I can afford.

james f. ruddy
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posted 03-27-2013 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for james f. ruddy   Click Here to Email james f. ruddy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Collecting has been my vocation and avocation for 60 years, (I'll be 80 years old on Sunday). I have learned one important lesson in that time, decide on an area of interest that you like then buy the best material that you can afford in that area and stay focused in that one area.

I started collecting "space" for 15 years and acquired only Apollo artifacts that were on the Moon. My past collecting history and current "space" collection can be seen here.

SpaceAholic
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The most collectable would be ephemera (since that is the most prolific and affordable); the least collectable lunar landed material - the rarest/most expensive.

randy
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posted 03-28-2013 04:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my house, it's anything I can get.

garymilgrom
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posted 03-28-2013 04:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great question. I think postal covers or patches would be the most numerous items available if that's what the OP meant.

I've found my interests change over time - but while the program might vary, I'm drawn to hardware and art repeatedly.

Tykeanaut
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posted 03-28-2013 05:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is a good but difficult question. I suppose artifacts flown or not, and it's definitely nice to meet astronauts and collect their autographs.

Fra Mauro
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posted 03-28-2013 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My personal favorite is autographed baseballs.

spaceman
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posted 03-28-2013 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
James, congratulations for Sunday. What a unique collection of moon flown collectables and the General Store Museum, thanks for sharing.

Great advice too, none of us can have everything we would like in this or any other hobby so a specialism is the way to go.

james f. ruddy
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posted 03-28-2013 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for james f. ruddy   Click Here to Email james f. ruddy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you.

Philip
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posted 03-30-2013 05:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Genuine heavy iron Soviet-Russian scale models of Soyuz, Buran and Launch vehicles... and antique globes of the Moon, planet Eart and planet Mars.

All of the above are harder-to-find and rising in price.

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