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Penney Kols
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From: saint louis mo usa
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posted 03-09-2010 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Penney Kols     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Regency-Superior Galleries release
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, which story has been told in the award-winning motion picture starring Tom Hanks. Regency-Superior has put together an extensive collection of memorabilia related to that mission and many others - all to go on the auction block on Friday, April 16, 2010 beginning at 10am (Pacific Time) in Beverly Hills, California.

Items from Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and shuttle missions, as well as Russian and other space programs are represented in this auction, plus early balloon, zeppelin and dirigible flights.

A key item offered is a genuine early Gemini spacesuit (c.1963) complete with helmet, gloves and boots (Lot 99). It was constructed by NASA with gloves made for Gus Grissom, and torso made for Alan Shepard, America's first two astronauts.

Among the Zeppelin material is a wonderful portfolio given to American engineer George Miller who helped design refueling stations for the German Zeppelin company. A fine group of early rocket mail items is also present.

In the Mercury section, we note a photo signed by all seven original Mercury astronauts (Lot 70). This official NASA 8x10" black & white photo shows the early American astronauts gathered around a launch vehicle model.

A unique large die proof of the USA 4c Project Mercury stamp (Lot 94) is offered from the collection of Dr. Reuben Ramkissoon - an incredible exhibit piece to complete your space collection.

The Apollo section sports an Apollo 11 flown to the Moon flag (Lot 190). The flag is signed by Buzz Aldrin, and is presented on a 9x11" Apollo 11 display.

Other highlights from this sale include:

  • Electronic and mechanical parts from Command Modules or Lunar Modules
  • Some extraordinary signed photographs and lithographs from virtually every Apollo astronaut
  • Exemplary section of Shuttle autographed photographs, lithographs & covers
  • A complete Shuttle tire flown during the ALT (Approach and Landing Test) program
  • A Shuttle Aft Flight Deck Trainer that was used to train Astronauts for STS-61, the first mission to repair the Hubble telescope
Join us in person at our Beverly Hills gallery, or bid LIVE online via our website. All lots are available for viewing in our Beverly Hills gallery beginning on Tuesday, April 13th. You may also view lots and place bids directly on our website.

Good Luck with Your Bidding!
Alan Lipkin
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Peter Kemp
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From: Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom
Registered: Jul 2002

posted 03-16-2010 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter Kemp   Click Here to Email Peter Kemp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my auction catalogue here in the UK this morning. Some very nice items listed to my inexperienced eye.

Must now see what I can afford to bid on!

Tykeanaut
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From: Worcestershire, England, UK.
Registered: Apr 2008

posted 03-17-2010 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received mine too today. One question so far concerning lot #307 on page 57. Apollo 16 LM foil "removed before launch." Does this mean surplus removed prior to lift-off from the Pad or a piece taken off the LM while still on the moon?

Alan Lipkin
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From: Beverly Hills, CA USA
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posted 03-17-2010 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alan Lipkin   Click Here to Email Alan Lipkin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lot 307 was removed from module before launch from KSC; if it had been on the Moon's surface we would have indicated that (and estimated it higher). Thank you for asking.

spaced out
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From: Paris, France
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posted 03-17-2010 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those lucites and the fake/replica lunar sample disks produced by the same person were discussed at some length when they began appearing on eBay.

Personally I always found the ambiguous wording on the pieces themselves to be disingenuous. It would be nice if Regency could be clearer in the auction listings for these items to avoid any misunderstanding on the part of bidders.

spaceman1953
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From: South Bend, IN
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posted 03-31-2010 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My copy of the catalogue came INSTANTLY after I requested it... I sincerely appreciate the "customer service orientation".

rpatrick
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From: Pisa, ITALY
Registered: Jan 2010

posted 04-09-2010 06:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rpatrick   Click Here to Email rpatrick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A copy of the catalogue arrived to me in Italy today after I requested it. I sincerely appreciate it. A good service.

Michael
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From: Brooklyn New York
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posted 04-11-2010 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael   Click Here to Email Michael     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anybody have any comments on items 216 and 217? I don't know about the Neil Armstrongs.

Tykeanaut
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From: Worcestershire, England, UK.
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posted 04-13-2010 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I prefer #216 over #217, but to be honest wouldn't personally bid on either. I'm no expert so maybe someone else with a better knowledge may help you.

Tykeanaut
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posted 04-13-2010 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who's the cute cheeky kid on page 96? I see the spacesuit name is Noller. Is this Florian Junior?!

spaceflori
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posted 04-13-2010 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, that's Niklas, our new commander at home! Spaceflori junior.

Alan Lipkin
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From: Beverly Hills, CA USA
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posted 04-15-2010 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alan Lipkin   Click Here to Email Alan Lipkin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a reminder. Space Memorabilia auction is scheduled for 10:00AM California time tomorrow (Friday April 16). Good luck every one!

DChudwin
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posted 04-16-2010 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any word on results of the auction held today?

SpaceAholic
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From: Sierra Vista, Arizona
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posted 04-16-2010 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Results can be found here.

SpaceAholic
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posted 04-17-2010 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Partial to lot 138 as the "deal of the day" (which I picked up). It was misidentified from the wrong flight vehicle (its CM vice LM) and also flown to lunar orbit on Endeavor.

Matt T
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posted 04-18-2010 02:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting to see Shepard's G2G suit go for $160,000 + commission - especially as I've got the original gloves

The sale of the Shepard suit means that there are now the parts for two more or less complete G2G suits circulating in the collectors market. The same New York art dealer who sold the Shepard gloves also offered Grissom's G2G (and White's too).

rpatrick
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From: Pisa, ITALY
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posted 04-18-2010 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rpatrick   Click Here to Email rpatrick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately I lost Lot #384: c.1980s Space Shuttle Window Locking Ring for 10$ more, that I was intereseted in. I only won an Apollo valve.

Spacehardware
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From: Bolney, West Sussex, England
Registered: Jan 2008

posted 04-21-2010 04:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacehardware   Click Here to Email Spacehardware     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Matt T:
Interesting to see Shepard's G2G suit go for $160,000 + commission
Seems to be quite a few of these Shepard G2-G suits around! Page 42 of Amanda Young's Spacesuits book lists the suit shown as G2-G - Shepard B.F Goodrich, 1962.

An incredible price for a very historically unimportant suit. Makes Sotheby's Gagarin SK-1 training suit look an absolute bargain!

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