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Posts: 1657
From: Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Registered: May 2004

posted 10-12-2005 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine arrived today whilst I was out at work via FedEx. I'm glad they put it through my letter box (as opposed to having me sign for it!) as I'd probably not have got it before the auction otherwise.

As always, a nicely presented catalogue, thanks Victoria!!

Regards, Derek


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From: Huntington Beach
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 10-12-2005 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Catalog received a-okay here in Huntington Beach today.


Kind Regards

Douglas Henry

Enjoy yourself and have fun.... it is only a hobby!


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From: ridgefield, ct
Registered: May 2002

posted 10-12-2005 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Victoria has been kind enough to add one more lot to the auction - lot #698. It's not on the Aurora web site, but you can see the lot at

It will [hopefully] be on the ebay live auction site.

This is a cause that is very near and dear to my heart - and a cause that hits VERY close to home for me. I ask that you all consider bidding on this very worthy item.

For even more info:

Thanks in advance!

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From: Germany
Registered: May 2000

posted 10-13-2005 12:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Tracy,

that's a cute bear !!!

I'd love to get it for my wife and just placed a bid on ebay (though I hope I get outbid for your cause).

Anyway you can also bid online on ebay

Make sure you register for the auction first as you need to register again for each ebay live auction !

Good luck ! I'll watch the auction in the live bidding !


P.S. Tracy, what's the size of the bear ?

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From: ridgefield, ct
Registered: May 2002

posted 10-13-2005 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He's a small bear, about 8 inches, but he has a VERY big heart.

Victoria said that she's going to measure him and put his size up on the ebay site.

BTW, Corporate Angel Network should hit 22,000 free flights for cancer patients sometime this month!

I am one of 60 volunteers who finds flights for those that need to get to treatment. At the present time, the #1 requested destination is MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX - home of NASA - so this is very much space related. Alan Bean's wife, Leslie, put together MD Anderson's entire patient affairs department. She and Alan [and hopefully several other astronauts] will be helping CAN put together a project for CAN's 25th anniversary and 25,000 flight sometime in 2006. But we can't do it without everyone's help.

This is a very cute bear who deserves an excellent home for an excellent cause. I never get on my soapbox about personal charities, but I am so excited that Victoria and Aurora have agreed to help us out on this one that I'm just bursting at the seams with pride.

That white scarf is also a perfect spot for an autograph of your favorite pilot, too!!!!



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From: California
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 10-14-2005 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for zee_aladdin   Click Here to Email zee_aladdin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I havent gotten my catalogue yet ...

Maybe i'll just bid on ALL the items !!!

Astro Bill
New Member


posted 10-14-2005 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Astro Bill   Click Here to Email Astro Bill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Victoria. I received my catalog for the auction today. The catalog is a collector's item itself. Every lot is illustrated. Lot #316, a painting by astronaut Alan Bean, is featured on the cover.

The catloog is 321 pages long and it includes a "Space Mission Reference Guides" section (pp. 290-309), which lists all manned US missions and all USSR/Russia and China manned missions. The prices realized for the April auction are included. I will spend hours examining every lot in this auction.

I plan to review this auction in a future issue of the Astrophile of the Space Unit.

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From: London, UK
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 10-15-2005 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to Victoria rushing me a catalogue I got two!

One criticism I've raised in the past is the resolution of the photos in the on-line PDF, eBay and hard copy catalogue. Take two lots: #147 Grissom and Young signed litho, or #369 Ap 8 crew. The contrast/resolution is so poor that in the former I can hardly make out the signatures at all and in the latter, the evidently faint Anders is invisible. As a buyer I'll be bidding blind. As a seller I'd be a bit miffed that these items weren't getting the attention they deserve. Sadly these aren't the only examples.
Maybe worth addressing in the Spring catalogues?


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