Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 105

June 30 - July 1 2018 Manuscript, Space and Collectibles Sale

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Lot 738
Aerospace History: Early Rocketry Including Sets of Papers from Hans Hosenthien and V-2 Rocket Fragments. Operation Paperclip was a secret program of the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA), in which more than 1,600 German scientists, engineers, and technicians (many who were former members and some were former leaders of the Nazi Party) were brought to America to give the US an advantage over the pending Cold War and ultimately the Space Race. Hans Hosenthien (1915 - 1996) worked with the Wernher von Braun rocket team at Fort Bliss, White Stands, and Huntsville, and later became head of the Flight Dynamics Branch, Guidance and Control Division at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Offered are several of his handwritten notes, calculations and schematics. Also included is a V-2 rocket fragment from one test-fired in 1946 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico all with COas. Estimate Value $250 - UP
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Lot 739
Mammoth Archive of Early Rocket Testing: 22 Manuals, Many Unique and Numerous Photos 1959-1963. Large archive of early rocket testing and guided missiles compiled by a NASA flight director while a lieutenant at Elgin, Air Force Base, Florida. Full file box weighing 40 pounds, including Guided Missile Fundamentals from the Dept of the Air Force, Performance Summaries of the Nike, Iris, Skylark and Astrobee Rocket Vehicles with early setting manual for the LGP-30 Computer. 15 plus manuals and launching reports crammed with charts, photos, notes, memos, schematics and the like. All of these from the Project Officer, many with handwritten notations. Best is his scrapbook of his days in rocketry with newspaper articles, numerous photos mostly 8 x 10 but some smaller black and whites. A brilliant engineer's early career in America's "Race to Space" boasting hours of fascinating reading and reference. Estimate Value $750 - UP
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