Official NASA color 10 x 8 semi-glossy photo of the Apollo 17 crew in their white space suits, signed in felt tip, “Harrison H. Schmitt,” “Ron Evans,” and “Gene Cernan.” In fine condition. A choice, uninscribed example, which Space expert Ken Havekotte notes was signed preflight. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.
Tag Archives: rrauction
Impressive Collier Trophy awarded to Scott Carpenter as one of the members of the Mercury 7, measuring 13.5″ tall with an 8.25 x 8.25 base, engraved on one side with the names of the first seven NASA astronauts, Malcolm S. Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper, John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Alan B. Shepard, Jr., and Donald Slayton, noting that they were being honored with the 1962 award “For pioneering manned space flight in the United States.” On the opposing side of the base is raised text describing the award, in full: “Awarded annually by the National Aeronautic Association sponsored by Look Magazine for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, the value of which had been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Carpenter, in part: “President John Kennedy presented the 1962 Collier Trophy that accompanies this letter to me along with each of my Mercury 7 brothers. This occurred on Oct. 10, 1963 at a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden. I consider this one of [the] most prestigious honors I have ever received and have proudly displayed it in my home for many years.”
Bidding for the Space and Aviation Auction opens Apr 16, 2015 & ends Apr 23, 2015
Fantastic fountain pen self-portrait sketch of his instantly recognizable ‘Little Tramp’ character on an off-white 6.75 x 4 album page, signed and inscribed below, “To Richard B. Gelbert, From Charlie Chaplin, Nov. 20th 1920,” adding “me” with an arrow pointing to the sketch. In fine condition. A scarce and exceptionally desirable sketch by the iconic actor of his signature character. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.
(Walt Disney Studios, 1953) Original dye transfer print featuring Mickey Mouse from the ‘Mickey Mouse’s 25th Anniversary’ painting by John Hench. Image measures 7.5 x 10, matted as prepared by the Art Props Department at Disney Studios and framed to an overall size of 16 x 20, with the Disney label affixed to the backing. Boldly signed and inscribed on the mat in red pencil by Walt Disney. In fine condition. Pre-certified Phil Sears COA and RR Auction COA.
Flown sterling silver Apollo 10 Robbins Medal, approximately 1.25 x 1.25, with a raised design on the face of the mission insignia and the last names of crew members Tom Stafford, John Young, and Gene Cernan. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved “May 18–26, 1969” and serial numbered “106.” Condition is mint state, with some expected light surface wear to reverse. Accompanied by a 2013 letter of authenticity from Apollo 10 CMP John Young, which reads: “I hereby certify that Apollo 10 silver Robbins Medal, serial number 106, was flown to the moon with me aboard the mission May 18-26, 1969 and has been a part of my personal collection since the mission.” Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Exceptional vintage 7.75 x 9.75 double-sided program cover from the 1957 Elvis Presley photo folio, signed on both sides in blue ballpoint. Smoothed overall creases and some mild staining to the forehead and nose areas on one side, otherwise fine condition. A wonderful uninscribed example with a pair of bold signatures. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Uncommon large format March 1963 issue UK Parlophone Records promotional card, 7.25 x 5, featuring an Angus McBean portrait of the band on the front, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint to their friend Chris Huston, “To Chris, me ould mate, keep going, John Lennon,” “To Chris, all the very best, Paul McCartney,” “To Chris, best wishes from George Harrison,” and “To Chris, Best wishes, Ringo Starr.” Scattered bends and creases (primarily to edges), otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Beatles expert Perry Cox, as well as a letter of provenance from Chris Huston.
Huston was a fellow Liverpudlian guitarist in one of the leading local Merseybeat bands, The Undertakers, who played many shows with the Beatles. He was a friend of the group, and actually installed the Bigsby on John Lennon’s Rickenbacker 325 guitar that he played on the Ed Sullivan Show. Shortly after the Beatles’ new promo card came out Lennon showed it to Huston, who asked them to sign it—thus the warm inscriptions to a friend. In his letter of provenance, Huston describes this as coming from a scrapbook that he kept of autographed photos of the musicians he met while touring, such as Little Richard, Gene Vincent, Tony Sheridan, and Bill Haley. Excellent provenance and association to the early British Merseybeat music scene—a simply superb, fully signed example of the rarer large format Parlophone card. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Bidding for the Marvels of Modern Music Auction opens Oct 16, 2014 & ends Oct 23, 2014