Bonhams auction house is hosting a space history sale. They’ve done similar things in the past, but this one is more fun because it’s now and Buzz Aldrin is opposed to it. Controversy and memorabilia!
I am not offering any items for sale from my current collection of Apollo 11 articles in the Bonhams auction…The Apollo 11 items being auctioned on Monday are being resold from auctions that took place in 2007 or earlier at the instigation of my ex-wife and her daughter.
Okay, Buzz, duly noted. Let’s move ahead, shall we?
Photograph of all seven mercury astronauts and signed by three of them, Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper and Wally Schirra.
$2,000 – $US3,000
James Lovell photographed the man himself, Buzz Aldrin during his Gemini 12 spacewalk. Signed and inscribed: "Buzz Aldrin, GT - 12."
$500 - $US700
Getting some earth food in while they can. Signed by James Lovell and Buzz Aldrin.
$400 - $US600
1/8 scale solid acrylic model of the Gemini spacecraft made by Atkins and Merrill's Engineering Model and Mock-Up Division in 1964 for $US50,000.
$7,000 - $US9,000
Standard-issue military sunglasses by General Optical. Comes with a typed letter on Wally Schirra's personal Rancho Santa Fe, CA letterhead.
$2,500 - $US3,500
Flown United States silk flag. Signed and inscribed on the lower 3 white stripes by Michael Collins, "Carried aboard Gemini X to a World Altitude Record, July 1966."
$5,000 - $US7,000
It's signed soup mix that went to space and came back. What more do you people want?
$6,000 - $US8,000
[Bonhams via space.com]