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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-19-2006 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From The Trumpet (newsletter from Swann Auction Galleries):
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Our fourth annual Space Exploration auction on Saturday, March 18 features an important collection of manuscripts, documents and photographs related to early rocketry, including an ALS from Konstantin Tsiolkovsky to the Imperial Academy of Science inquiring about the status of funding to conduct experiments on the resistance of air, February 1900 ($2000/3000); a sheet with 7 drawings of Robert Goddard's designs for reducing and tank valves for his liquid fueled rockets ($10,000/12,000); excellent material related to the V-2 rocket including photographs, engineering diagrams, blueprints and technical documents; and Wernher von Braun correspondence and signed photographs. Among Apollo 11 artifacts from the Buzz Aldrin collection are a flown navigational chart section illustrating the flight path just prior to engine ignition that lowered Neil Armstrong and Aldrin to the lunar landing site ($25,000/30,000); and a sheet from the Lunar Surface Checklist listing procedures they followed in preparing their space suits and Lunar Module cabin in order to become the first people ever to step on the moon ($7000/9000). There are also desirable photographs and documents signed by the Apollo 11 crew. Other Apollo flights are well represented, including flown Apollo 13 material from the Fred Haise collection. Rare postal covers include the official NASA cachet for the Apollo 1 flight, postmarked the evening of the Apollo 1 spacecraft fire ($1500/2000); covers signed by complete Gemini and Apollo crews; and from the Space Shuttle program, a postal cover signed by the entire crew of the ill-fated STS-107 "Columbia" flight, postmarked on launch date and the tragic day of reentry ($4000/5000).

Larry McGlynn
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posted 02-24-2006 01:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I heard that the Swann catalog will be out in the mail next week. The catalog will up on their site on or about the 3rd of March.

Larry

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-28-2006 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my catalog in the mail today and note that the same (sans photographs, for now) is on their website (sale # 2073).

Philip
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posted 03-01-2006 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will absentee bidding be possible via eBay ?

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posted 03-01-2006 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for denem   Click Here to Email denem     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great question Philip. I'm curious ,too, about ebay absentee bidding.

Looks like the "star attraction" is a beta cloth flown to the moon signed by the Apollo 11 crew. a very nice item!!!

dennis

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-01-2006 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Correction to earlier reply: Swann Galleries will have all items listed on eBay for live bidding starting 7 days before the actual sale.

[This message has been edited by Robert Pearlman (edited March 02, 2006).]

DChudwin
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posted 03-07-2006 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my catalong and found lots of nice goodies for cover collectors. For example:

1) Apollo 1 Fire KSC cachet and cancel-- reportedly one of only 40 existing and rarely seen at auction.
2) Apollo 15 flown covers, both the Sieger cover and Phases of the Moon varieties.
3) Autographed insurance covers for Apollo 11 (the less common KSC launch), 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.
4) Grissom autographed Mercury launch cover.
5) Crew signed covers for GT-4, GT-5 (with rare KSC cachet), GT-6 (with KSC cachet), GT-7 (with KSC cachet), GT-7/6 (all 4 crew on large USS Wasp cover), GT-12 and all manned Apollo flights (except Apollo 8).

These are just a few of the goodies that I noticed. The catalog is nicely illustrated and the lots are also shown on-line. The items look good to me, unlike the autopens found in some other auctions.

My only problem is which items I can afford to bid on.

David

spaceflori
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posted 03-08-2006 12:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi David,

please note this is NOT a Sieger Apollo 15 flown cover but one from the confiscated series.

The Sieger covers were signed again on the frontside by Scott and Irwin with a handwritten note "Landed at Hadley Appennine".

Florian

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DChudwin
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posted 03-09-2006 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the correction about the Apollo 15 cover.

David

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posted 03-10-2006 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see the Swann auction is now up on eBayLive Auctions: http://www.liveauctions.ebay.com/catalogs/18993

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-18-2006 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Photographs from today's Swann Galleries auction, courtesy Jay Rubin:

Leon Ford
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posted 03-18-2006 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Leon Ford   Click Here to Email Leon Ford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got an e-mail from Swann this evening informing me of the items I won in the auction this afternoon. WOW! A class outfit that knows how to run an auction. Others should be taking notes.

Leon

mensax
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posted 03-19-2006 05:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who's the bald headed guy on the front row? and the old man sitting next to him?

Noah

Larry McGlynn
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posted 03-19-2006 06:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Noah,

I wouldn't know.

Larry

divemaster
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posted 03-19-2006 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
a couple of shills.

a fool and his money.

I gotta million of 'em!

Larry McGlynn
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posted 03-26-2006 07:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At least I still have a head of hair.

divemaster
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posted 03-26-2006 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i just grew taller than my hair, Larry, that's all. If I was your height, it would be just fine.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 03-26-2006 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I maybe a bit shorter, but I am still better looking.

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