Auction Catalogs

the Space Sale

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, Bonhams is offering this collection of objects related to space exploration.  With over 50 lots related to the Apollo 11 mission, this inaugural auction is certain to draw the interest of both avid and casual fans of space memorabilia.  Browsers of the catalog will be treated to everything from flight plans, ship models, module controllers, a lunar life raft, and even a painting by Astronaut Thomas Patten Stafford.  While a premium is placed on objects which spent time in space, the juxtaposition between object and estimate can be jarring, even comical.  A pocket comb for $2000?  Certainly if it parted astronaut hair in space!  The catalog for the Space Sale is available on the recent acquisitions shelf.  Catalogs of sales related to the Russian space program are also available in the Ingalls Library, from 1996 as well as 1993.