RR Spring 2014 Space Auction

RR Auction's Spring 2014 Space Auction begins Thursday May 15 and runs through May 22. The auction can currently be viewed in preview.

It was a pleasure reviewing all the amazing autographed items. 

One of the highlights is lot #285, a small copy of the Declaration of Independence that was flown to the moon on Apollo 11. It includes a handwritten letter of provenance from Michael Collins that reads, “This small copy of the Declaration of Independence was carried to the moon aboard Apollo XI.”

 Flown to the moon on Apollo 11

Flown to the moon on Apollo 11

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 Neil Armstrong signed photo "authenticated" by NASA.

Another great item is lot #302, an 10 x 8 photo of Buzz Aldrin standing on the lunar surface, taken by Neil Armstrong, and signed by Armstrong. Reverse of photo bears a National Archives credit stamp along the bottom, an affixed caption, and another stamp that reads, “NASA photo taken and authenticated by,” and signed underneath in black felt tip by Neil Armstrong.