Oh, the things you’ll buy (at auction)

Bonham’s Auction House concluded their Space and Aviation sale on Monday. Hundreds of amazing pieces of ephemera from the US, Europe, and Russia were on the block, and my oh my did I want them all! I usually attend auctions with a very distant interest, only looking and studying the items with a broad interest in book-selling and trading. This time, however, the space collection spoke to my personal interests, and I’m not ashamed to say that drooling was hard to avoid.

Here are some highlights from the items that were sold. Some surprising, some predictable–all enviable. Thanks to Bonham’s for hosting and thanks to Space History Specialist Cassandra Hatton for an amazing and informative catalogue!

[To enlarge or learn more about an item/lot, clicking on the image will take you to the full Bonham’s listing.]

SPACE RACE—WHO IS AHEAD?—SIGNED

SPACE RACE—WHO IS AHEAD?—SIGNED

SOVIET EVA SPACESUIT GLOVE

SOVIET EVA SPACESUIT GLOVE

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YOU NEED A SHAVE!—CREW SIGNED

 

 

 

 

 

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