Color satin-finish 20 x 16 photo of Aldrin standing on the lunar surface, signed in blue felt tip, “Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin, Jr., Apollo XI, July 20, 1969, 35th Anniversary.” Rolled and in fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Novaspace. A spectacular oversized image boasting an incredibly rare complete signature, incorporating both his given name and nickname. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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Flown Apollo 11 Beta-cloth patch, 3.5 x 3.5, signed and certified on the reverse by Buzz Aldrin in blue ink, “Flown to the moon aboard Apollo XI, Buzz Aldrin.” In fine condition, with somewhat rough edges and a square spot of toning to reverse of emblem, just barely touching any writing. Accompanied by a 8.5 x 11 photograph of Aldrin holding this emblem, captioned, “Buzz Aldrin certifies flown emblem: 3/99.” A fantastic flown artifact from the first lunar landing, with handwritten confirmation and photographic evidence from the second man on the moon. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Buzz Aldrin’s right-handed glove liner, flown to the lunar surface during the Apollo 11 mission. Glove measures 9? long, with stamped information near the wrist reading: “A7L-103056-DX07 / L / N o35 / Size Slng / 74897 / ALDRIN.” Accompanied by a 1994 letter of authenticity from Aldrin which states: “This letter is to certify that the spacesuit glove liner sold in the Superior Galleries January 1993 Space memorabilia auction…was worn on the Moon at Tranquility Base.” In fine condition, with expected small pulls and wear.
These thin nylon ‘comfort’ gloves were issued to the astronauts to wear under their pressure gloves to prevent rubbing and chaffing while working in the lunar module. They also provided a bit of extra thermal protection, wicked away moisture, and made the donning of the gloves much easier. This liner is about as close as a collector can get to owning a piece of any Apollo 11 spacesuit. Provenance: Superior Auction, January, 1993. RR Auction research corroborates provenance that this glove was on the lunar surface, though we are unable to verify Aldrin’s recollection of it actually having been worn out on the lunar surface. RR Auction COA.
Ink and felt tip signatures of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Charles Conrad, and Gene Cernan on off-white cards; gold ink signatures of Alan Bean and Alan Shepard on black cards; felt tip signatures of Edgar Mitchell and Harrison Schmitt on matted down color photos; a small color photo of Jim Irwin signed in black felt tip; and individual commemorative covers signed in ink by Dave Scott, Charlie Duke, and John Young, with signatures of five other members of the Space Shuttle pilot panel on Young’s cover. All signatures are grouped together by mission and impressively double-matted and framed with color photos of each moonwalker, their respective mission patch, and a large color poster of Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface, to an overall size of 65 x 44. In fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Aldrin standing on the lunar surface, signed in blue felt tip, “First lunar landing, Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Aldrin’s honorary doctorate degree presented to him by Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, on May 19, 1969, just one month before the Apollo 11 landing, on the occasion of the grand opening of the Goddard Library. Aldrin’s father studied under Goddard at Clark. Degree measures 11 x 14 and was presented to Aldrin as a “Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa” it comes in the original presentation folder and is accompanied by its three-page printed proclamation. RRAuction COA.
Buzz Aldrin’s storage kit. Envelope-type kit, made from beta cloth, measures 5 x 3.5, with a Velcro closure on the back flap, a rectangular piece of Velcro affixed to the front, and a sewn on label which reads, “Part No. A7L-201051-07, S/N 100, Code Ident. 74897.” Signed across the top in black ink, “Flown to the Moon, Apollo XI, Buzz Aldrin.” The Pocket Assembly was a field optional item (i.e. an Astronaut elective component of the A7L spacesuit) which was used to store the Neck Dam Lanyard Strap Assembly. The lanyard was installed as a retaining connection between the Neck Dam and the spacesuit’s Pressure Garment Assembly (PGA). This presents an extraordinarily rare opportunity to acquire Apollo 11 flown material—with direct astronaut provenance from the second human being to set foot on the lunar surface. Any item that accompanied the Apollo 11 crew on the very first moon mission is difficult to encounter. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Special edition of Life magazine from 1969 commemorating the Apollo 11 moon landing, featuring an image of Aldrin on the cover, signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Aldrin, and again on the first page next to an image of his boot. Aldrin also prints his name at the beginning of the caption describing the photo, crossing out Neil Armstrong’s name. A James Spence authentication label affixed to inside of front cover, some light toning and creasing, and a musty odor, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Huge signed book: Moonfire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11. Limited edition of 1969 copies (This being No. 673). Germany: Taschen, 2009. Hardcover packaged in a custom-molded white resin box with a convex Plexiglas window, 14.5 x 17.5, 345 pages. Signed on the reverse of the accompanying limited edition color 13 x 15.5 print of Aldrin on the moon. In fine condition. Accompanied by its original shipping box. These editions sold out almost immediately when originally offered. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.