Fantastic vintage official color glossy 9.5 x 7 NASA photo of the crew in their white spacesuits, signed and inscribed during the period (circa 1969–1970) in black felt tip, “To Chuck Lewis—With thanks for giving us the Apollo 11 descent procedures. They worked! Neil Armstrong,” “Buzz Aldrin,” and “M. Collins.” Reverse bears purple NASA caption text and “A Kodak Paper” watermarks. In fine condition, with trimmed edges, the image a bit faded, and a trivial speck of surface loss to the lower left edge. Chuck Lewis was Assistant Flight Director to Gene Kranz on the White Team during Apollo 11, having begun a long career at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston in 1964. An absolutely spectacular inscription on this highly sought-after vintage format. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.
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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.
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.
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.
Collection of seven color photos of various moonwalkers, including two from Apollo 11, all measuring 8 x 10 or 10 x 8, each signed in felt tip by the astronaut pictured. Signers are: Neil Armstrong (NASA lithograph, accompanied by a letter of transmittal from Cardwell International signed by his assistant), Buzz Aldrin (glossy photo), Gene Cernan (satin-finish photo), Charlie Duke (satin-finish photo), Edgar Mitchell (satin-finish photo), Alan Bean (satin-finish photo), and Charles Conrad (glossy photo). In overall fine condition, with a paperclip impression and surface nick to the top of the Armstrong lithograph; Armstrong’s signature is bolder than often seen. An exemplary instant collection. 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.
Complete block of 32 USPS 10-cent First Man on the Moon stamps, 9 x 10, signed in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong and in black felt tip by Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Sheet bears several September 9, 1969, Washington, DC, postal cancellations and is affixed to a 9.5 x 12.5 off-white sheet. Moderate contrast to signatures, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.