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The Nov 14-15, 2020 Collectibles Auction

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Lot 949
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: Comprehensive Collection of Signatures, Philatelic Covers/Stamps/Ephemera, Both US & Soviet Union 195+ Pieces. Likely the best collection of signatures with a stunning diversity in commemorative covers and stamps commemorating ASTP we have ever offered. Incredible patience at work here in gathering such a deep and diverse collection of 185+ covers, stamps (both from the US and Soviet Union celebrating the landmark joint project in space. Nine signed covers of which: Four (4) covers (one is a fold out piece) have signatures of all five crewmen: Tom Stafford, Vance Brand, Deke Slayton, Alexei Leonov and Valeri Kubasov and are First Day Issues for the 10¢ stamps. There are two Russian covers with stamps and commemorate the mission and boldly signed by Leonov and Kubasov. Vance Brand alone has signed a Russian Cover and US Cover, Stafford and Kubasov, the two commanders have signed a cover, Kubasov has signed commemorative cover and finally a Stafford signed cover with two other Cosmonauts, Shatalov and Yeliseiyev. Know all of these are in excellent condition, bold signatures, very clean covers.
The other covers are absolutely fantastic, a large and diverse collection of different cachets, many we have never seen before. Some of the cachets may be the same but note the postmarks are different recognizing the different accomplishments during the mission, most especially the linking. This also true for scores of Russian postmarked covers.
Also included in this collection is a table top presentation of a Soviet and US Commemorative Stamp and a one ounce Sterling Silver Proof Limited Edition Medallion and two sets of the Apollo-Soyuz Mission: Three (3) five inch patches each having a different set of initials for the US astronaut and Five (5) three inch patches each with the intials of one of the five Soviet/American crew's initials which are not commonly found.
Finally a segment of FLOWN Kapton Foil removed from the ASTP Command Module on COA by Ken Havekotte, two original NASA ASTP press kits one signed by Leonov and finally a $1 bill signed by all three of the American crew, Stafford, Brand and Slayton.

This is an outstanding collection for every level of collector or dealer, a completist's dream collection. Estimated Value $1,250 - UP
From The Collection of Alden T. Barnes.

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Lot 950
Apollo-Soyuz: 150 8 x 10" Photos Half B&W and Half Color, Publicity Photographs of the Visiting Cosmonauts in the US, Astronauts in Russia. The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project was the first international human spaceflight that brought together the two superpowers of the time, The Soviet Union and the United States. On July 15, 1975, an Apollo spacecraft launched carrying a crew of three and docked two days later on July 17, with a Soyuz spacecraft and its crew of two. Not only a significant exercise politically it was designed to test the compatibility of rendezvous and docking systems and the possibility of an international space rescue. The docking module was designed and constructed by NASA to serve as an airlock and transfer corridor between the two craft. The mission proved a spectacular media opportunity for both countries which clearly this collection proves. Fantastic (and some quite amusing) photos of the Soviet delegation including Leonov and Kubasov at a casual reception with President Gerald Ford at the White House, visiting memorials in DC, the Johnson Space Center, great photos visiting Disney World and more. Then the reverse is chronicled with photos of Slayton, Brand and Stafford visiting the Soviet Union, viewing the construction of the Soyuz 7K-TM spacecraft and visiting sites. The collection was well kept, the black and white photos particularly nice, many photos rarely seen and almost all with printed press information on verso. The color photos, about half have red serial numbers and printed press information, and the other half none at all. All the color photos exhibit the usual Kodak paper turn-to-red dye instability common with 40 year old photos printed on Kodak paper and the heat and humidity of Houston. But they capture beautifully an important moment in NASA history. Estimated Value $250 - UP
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Lot 951
Dick Underwood's Personally Owned Full Crew Signed ASTP Logo and Jack Lousma Signed Spacelab Image. From Dick Underwood's collection: 1.) ASTP, full crew signed matted image of the ASTP logo. 11 x 14", Stafford, Brand and Slayton have signed on the left side of mat, Leonov and Kubasov to the right. 2.) Great photo of Skylab signed by Jack Lousma who flew on Skylab. In good to very good condition, with water stains on left border of ASTP signed photo and one along the bottom of Skylab photo. Note a great majority of the staining can be matted or trimmed out very easily. LOA from Underwood family for each image. Estimated Value $150 - UP
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Lot 952
Apollo-Soyuz Commemorative Silver Coin with Russian Canceled ASTP Stamp and US Stamp both Post Marked 7/17/75. Limited edition sterling silver coin by Franklin Mint with excellent relief image of the American crew members and the two Russian Cosmonauts and commemorative stamps canceled both in Russia and the US on the day of docking. Very fine condition. Estimated Value $100 - UP
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