This is a Christie’s auction celebrating the 50 years of space exploration after Apollo 11 landed the first two astronauts on the moon. The auction includes a wide variety of memorabilia from NASA, much of it signed by the astronauts. The collection includes books, photos, maps, and figurine collectibles. Many of the articles up for bidding have been to space, such as a large United States Flag, several patches worn by the astronauts, and components of disassembled spacecraft. The capstone auction item is likely the Apollo 11 timeline book used for flight planning. There are 195 lots in this auction, all of them related to the U.S. space program. Price estimates begin at USD $800 and go all the way to $9,000,000. See all available items and register to bid at Christie’s.
# of Lots:195
Price Range:$800 - $9,000,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|APOLLO 11 LAUNCH CHECKLIST – Apollo 11 Launch Operations Checklist, page 2-21 / 2-22. NASA/MSC, 15 April 1969, revised 27 June 1969.||
|TRANQUILITY BASE – Photograph signed and inscribed (\\\'\\\'Tranquillity Base, July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin||
|FLOWN ON APOLLO 10 – Large United States flag||
|THE TIMELINE BOOK – Apollo 11 LM Timeline Book. [Houston:] Manned Spacecraft Center, Flight Planning Branch, 19 June-12 July 1969.||
|FLOWN ON APOLLO 14 – A camera lens dust brush used on the lunar surface during the Apollo 14 mission, 31 January to 9 February 1971.||
|FLOWN ON APOLLO 11 – Apollo 11 LM G and N Dictionary. Page S-3. NASA/MSC, 29 May 1969.||
- Books, Manuscripts & Archives
- 20th Century
- Apollo 11
- Lunar Landing
- Space Exploration
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