Auction 33

Stamps and Postal History


Autographs


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Lot 1
Cernan, Capt. Eugene, Commander of Apollo XVII, Capt. Cernan was the 2nd man to walk in space and the first man to leave his footprints on the moon; his signature on a 1984 program honoring fellow Oklahoma astronaut, Lt. Gen. Thomas P Stafford; extra copies of unautographed programs included; in 1999 he wrote a book entitled "The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space"; a must have for the space related collector!
Estimate $75 - 100.
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Lot 2
Lebedev, Valentin, Russian Cosmonaut, he made two flights into space and his stay aboard the Space Station Salyut 7 with Anatoly Berezovoy in 1982, which last 211 days, was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records, his signature and a list of four the spaceships and stations he was involved with on a 1989 Clarence E. Page Memorial Trophy Ceremonies Program; a true scientist dedicated to the exploration and knowledge of space.
Estimate $25 - 35.
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Lot 3
Pogue, Bill, Mission Commander on Skylab 4, Oklahoma astronaut signature on 1974 FDC for the Skylab stamp.
Estimate $50 - 75.
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Lot 4
Pogue, Bill, Mission Commander on Skylab 4, astronaut signature on program honoring him at the Oklahoma Air and Space Museum with a nice biography on the inside cover from 1989.
Estimate $35 - 50.
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Lot 5
Ingalls, Laura, Pioneering American aviator (1893-1967); recipient of the Harmon Trophy; set and broke records for distance and for stunt flying; later imprisoned as a Nazi agent. Typewritten Letter Signed "Laura Ingalls," 1 page, 4to, Burbank, CA, Sept 6, 1935. Just days before her transatlantic flight, she writes to apologize to postmaster Richard Singley of Lancaster, PA for misplacing some of his letters to be carried, and suggests a way to rectify it, and she instead carried an unmarked cover! Light blotting to signature, otherwise in excellent condition.
Estimate $50 - 75.
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Lot 6
King, Ernest Joseph (23 November 1878 25 June 1956) was Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (COMINCH) and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) during World War II. As COMINCH-CNO, he directed the United States Navy 's operations, planning, and administration and was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; lovely airmail cover sent Oct. 27, 1944 from the U.S. Fleet Post Office, Washington D.C.
Estimate $50 - 75.
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Lot 7
Tibbets, Paul, American Air Force officer (1915-2007); piloted the Enola Gay when she dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Commemorative Cover Signed "Paul Tibbets," postmarked Richmond, VA, 6/29, year illegible, celebrating the Boeing B-29 Washington I. Affixed to a sheet with information about the plane, which was introduced to the RAF in 1950. With additional bio.
Estimate $75 - 100.
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Lot 8
Wood, Leonard, American soldier (1860-1927); Army Chief of Staff just before the First World War; although a medical officer, he rose to ranks of command, partly due to his service in the Philippines. Good content and association Typewritten Letter Signed "Leonard Wood," as Commander of the Eastern Department, 1p, 8vo, Governor's Island, NY, September 25, 1917. Just days after the death of George Dewey, hero of Manila Bay, on January 17, Wood writes to his widow, "I cannot tell you how shocked and aggrieved I was to hear of his illness and its unfortunate termination…I valued his friendship and good opinion very highly…The nation has lost one of its great figures in both the Navy and Army…" Pencil notation at bottom, otherwise in excellent condition. With printed portrait.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 9
Cousy, Robert Joseph, "Bob" Cousy is an American retired professional basketball player who played point guard with the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1963; neat signed FDC honoring basketball and its inventor Dr. James Naismith, sent from Springfield, Mass Nov 6 1961.
Estimate $25 - 35.
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Lot 10
Owens, Jesse, Legendary American athlete (1913-80); won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Commemorative Cover Signed "Jesse Owens" vertically at right, uncancelled, for a field dedication in May 1963 that Owens attended. Dominican Republic stamp of the track star. Fine condition.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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