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Posted by on February 8, 2012 in rr auctions


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1960 Summer Olympics in Rome Original Torch

An original torch from the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, measuring 15.75″ long, engraved on the bottom, “MF—Curtisa—Bologna” and “2855,” with both “5” numerals upside down. The circular guard above the handle is engraved with the Olympic rings and the words “Giochi Della XVII Olimpiade.” The bronzed aluminum torch is exquisitely designed in a fluted conical form, evocative of classical Roman art and architecture. Includes the original canister. A scarce and wonderful piece from the classic Olympiad that announced the greatness of icons like Cassius Clay, Wilma Rudolph, and Rafer Johnson. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on November 21, 2014 in Olympics


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John and Jacqueline Kennedy White House Hallmark Christmas card from 1963

Rare official White House Hallmark Christmas card from 1963, featuring an image of a nativity scene on the front, measuring 4.5 x 6.5 closed, signed inside in bold ink as president, “John Kennedy,” and as first lady, “Jacqueline Kennedy.” The image on the front is identified as “Creche in East Room, The White House,” and a gilt-embossed presidential seal and engraved holiday greeting appear above the signatures, reading: “With our wishes for a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. The Kennedys ordered a few different variations of these cards from Hallmark, some with “Blessed Christmas” omitted, and most with facsimile signatures; in late November, 500 blank versions arrived at the White House while the Kennedys were on a trip to Florida. After returning on the evening of the 18th, both the president and first lady began to sign the cards at their leisure before leaving for their ill-fated trip to Texas on the 20th. Given the tragic events, none of the 1963 Kennedy Christmas cards were ever sent and these dual-signed cards were relatively unknown, even to the Kennedy Library, until the mid-1980s. According to Mary Evans Seeley’s book Season’s Greetings from the White House, fewer than 30 of the dual-signed cards are known to exist, making them the rarest Christmas format ever signed by a president and first lady. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.


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Posted by on November 20, 2014 in RR Autograph Auctions


Flown sterling ‘Silver Snoopy’ pin, ‘Type IV’ Dave Scott

Flown sterling ‘Silver Snoopy’ pin, ‘Type IV’ carried on board Apollo 15, and carried in the pocket of Dave Scott’s space suit during all three mission EVAs. Pin measures approximately .5″ tall, and is marked on the reverse with a lowercase “r,” stamped “Sterling,” and also stamped “United Features Syndicate,” underneath the pin. Pin also retains its clutch back and is pinned to a white 5 x 3 card on which Scott has written in black felt tip, “Apollo 15 Snoopy Pin (carried in pocket on [lunar] surface) Dave Scott, Sept 29, 2014.” Accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part, “I hereby certify that the Silver Snoopy Pin included with this letter was carried in the pocket of my A7L-B spacesuit during Apollo 15…This Snoopy Pin was carried during each of our three EVAs at Hadley Apennine site, including the highest point reached on Hadley Delta Mountain. The location of the pocket in which the Snoopy Pin was carried can be seen in the photo above.” A small printed photo of Scott on the lunar surface is at the top of the letter identifying the pocket. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Dave Scott


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Large exhibition-grade model Vostok Model

Uncommon and impressive Vostok model rocket. This 1:25 scale model is constructed from glass reinforced plastic, and metal. Made for exhibition purposes by NPO Energia in the 1993, the rocket stands 58″ tall and stands on an 11.25 x 11.25 wooden base for an overall height of 62.″ In fine condition. Vostok was a family of rockets derived from the Soviet R-7 Semyorka, designed for the human space flight program. The rocket was used to launch the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, and the first man in space Yuri Gagarin. The Vostok series flew six times, with the last mission launching Valentina Tereshkova into orbit in 1963. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Vostok Model


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Apollo 11 Signed book Aldrin,Collins,Armstrong First on the Moon

Signed book: First on the Moon. First edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1970. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 434 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, “To Stephen Antosy—with best wishes, Neil Armstrong,” “Buzz Aldrin,” and “M. Collins.” Title page bears two USPS Apollo postage stamps and a stamped cachet honoring the journey of the Columbia Service Module and space shuttle. Autographic condition: fine, with a very slight page ripple to left edge of signed page, affecting nothing. Book condition: VG/VG-, with two Apollo related postage stamps and one Columbia ink stamp to title page. A much more uncommon format, beautifully signed by all three members of the first manned lunar mission. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Apollo 11


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Block II Apollo Command Module Rotation Control

Seldom-offered Block II Apollo Command Module Rotation Control. Controller housing measures 7.25 x 5.5 x 3, with its attached umbilical measuring 104″ long. Honeywell identification plates to one side identify part as “Control Rotation; Mfr Part No. DCG166D2; Contract No. NAS9-5269; Mfr. Serial No.10028DAK1016; manufactured 26 SEPT 1966.” Spring-loaded hand controller remains quite tight and returns to neutral, and the locking mechanism is a bit loose, but still works when slight pressure is applied to the controller. Handle retains the trigger switch which would activate the astronaut’s headset. In fine condition, with several labels and stamps to housing, as well as scattered surface marks.

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Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Apollo


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