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clifford
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posted 02-28-2013 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for clifford   Click Here to Email clifford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bonhams' March 25, 2013 space auction catalog is now posted online. Some really impressive stuff.
Space History auctions focus on space exploration from the early days of Project Mercury and Vostok through the Gemini missions, the historic Apollo moon landings, Soyuz, Skylab, ASTP, and beyond.

The auctions feature photographs, flight plan sheets, Robbins medallions, models, patches, emblems, flags, lunar surface equipment and other hardware, much of it flown and often signed and inscribed by astronauts and cosmonauts such as Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Yuri Gagarin.

Tykeanaut
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posted 02-28-2013 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it me or are some of the estimates a little "punchy"?

SkyMan1958
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posted 02-28-2013 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bonham's estimates are often over the top. At the end of an auction there tend to be a fair amount of "Did Not Sell". However, given their well healed (and often clueless about collecting space memorabilia) clientele, they also can get some quite high prices. What is amazing to me is some of the prices they get for material that could easily be recreated for significantly less, e.g. by going to Spacefest etc. and getting assorted astronaut signatures on a photo.

noroxine
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posted 03-01-2013 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for noroxine   Click Here to Email noroxine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there a way to download the catalogue (PDF Version)? I only find printing two pages by two pages.

David Carey
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posted 03-22-2013 11:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A video on this auction ran on Fox News today.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-24-2013 02:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please see this article and discussion topic for information regarding the Apollo 11 flown documents included in Bonhams' March 25 sale.

prontouk
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posted 03-26-2013 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for prontouk   Click Here to Email prontouk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just looking through results of this auction. Did I really see a set of Lion Brothers patches sell for $3125 (Lot 120)!!

Must consign my collection for next sale. Then I could buy another 20 sets and keep the loot rolling in. I fear some people really don't have a clue about the real world.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 03-27-2013 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lot # 119; a bog standard Topping LM model for $6800!!! Some pretty incredible prices realised for Gene Cernan signed prints too.

Tykeanaut
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posted 03-28-2013 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those signed print prices are just wacky!

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