Golf ball signed by The US’s very first man in web web sing, Alan Shepard (est. $4,000-$6,000). Shepard signed it for the consignor – a dilapidated expedient friend of the astronaut
Direct of Texas Medal of Honor Presentation program from October 17, 1970, for the Apollo 11 astronauts, signed by Neil Armstrong (est. $2,000-$3,000).
Plump sheet of Apollo 11 10-cent U.S. stamps (“First Man on the Moon”) signed by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins (est. $1,000-$2,000).
Neil Armstrong signed invitation to a September 1969 Homecoming, with a letter from Armstrong’s mother. The astronaut’s signature is good and courageous (est. $500-$800).
Signed photograph of Neil Armstrong, 5 inches by 7 inches, authenticated and encapsulated by Beckett Authentication Companies and products (est. $400-$500).
The sale might be led by the outstanding lifetime sequence of the unhurried Bill Endicott, plus a golf ball signed by The US’s very first astronaut, Alan Shepard.
What’s thrilling about this auction is that now we possess three separate property collections of rare and authentic, contemporary-to-the-market NASA, web web sing and aviation collectibles in all stamp ranges.”— Grant ZahajkoDAVENPORT, WA, UNITED STATES, September 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — An auction devoted totally to the burgeoning enviornment of NASA, web web sing and aviation collectibles – led by the outstanding lifetime sequence of the unhurried Bill Endicott, plus a golf ball signed by The US’s very first astronaut, Alan Shepard – might be held on Thursday, October 1st, by Grant Zahajko Auctions, live and online. The sale will initiate at 9 am Pacific time.
Previews and in-dwelling bidding might be by appointment most piquant within the Grant Zahajko gallery, located at 510 Morgan Road in Davenport. To time desk an appointment, call 509-725-5600. Of us can register and portray on the Grant Zahajko web sing material: www.portray.gzauctions.com. Mobile phone and absentee bids will additionally be well-liked. For files, consult with https://www.gzauctions.com/other.html#tab_Absentee.
The Bill Endicott sequence is a trove of NASA photos and motion photos, relationship as a long way abet as 1961 when, as a reporter, he modified into once assigned to veil The US’s fledgling web web sing program in Cape Canaveral, Fla. He met the principle seven astronauts and interviewed many others, along with other well-known girls and men people serving within the web web sing program. Mr. Endicott died in 2018 at age 91.
Remarkably, Mr. Endicott’s sequence most piquant came to light upon his passing, when his family found it amongst his possessions. The sequence – a historical archive, chronicling the delivery of The US’s web web sing program and quest to be the principle to position a man on the moon – shows the gravity of his enjoy for ‘The Final Frontier’. This is also remembered as Endicott’s legacy to NASA.
“What’s thrilling about this auction is that now we possess three separate property collections of rare and authentic, contemporary-to-the-market NASA, web web sing and aviation collectibles in all stamp ranges,” stated Grant Zahajko of Grant Zahajko Auctions. “Namely, Mr. Endicott’s archive of NASA photos, films and slides give us a peek into the 1960s web web sing programs and the astronauts.”
Mr. Zahajko added, “The auction entails many photos that I’ve no longer viewed beforehand and a few rare autographed devices, including a Neil Armstrong Direct of Texas Medal of Honor Ceremony program. And, without a doubt, the principle golf ball that Alan Shepard ever signed must be plan to be the prize lot of the catalog. This auction is a have to-encourage occasion for collectors of web web sing memorabilia.”
With a pre-sale estimate of $4,000-$6,000, the Alan Shepard signed golf ball is a top candidate for top lot of the auction. It comes with impeccable provenance. Shepard signed it for the consignor – a dilapidated expedient friend of the astronaut – when each and each were at the Vince Lombardi Launch golf match in Wisconsin, Shepard as a superstar golfer and she or he as a nightclub entertainer.
“I asked him if he would signal a golf ball, since he modified into once, in spite of the full lot, the principle person to hit a golf ball on the moon,” the woman recalled. “He’d never signed a golf ball sooner than and stated, ‘How am I supposed to write my name all the arrangement in which via all these dimples?’ I got a nail file and filed down an dwelling on the ball. That’s the effect he signed it.” The ball comes with double provenance: a letter of authentication from Beckett Authentication Companies and products and a testimonial equipped by the vendor.
Other devices to see embody lot #11, a paunchy sheet of Apollo 11 10-cent U.S. stamps (“First Man on the Moon”) signed by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins (est. $1,000-$2,000); and lot #8, a Direct of Texas Medal of Honor Presentation program from October 17, 1970, for the Apollo 11 astronauts, signed by Neil Armstrong (est. $2,000-$3,000). Each and each possess Beckett LOAs.
The Bill Endicott trove facets a NASA Gemini GTA-8 Grasp 16mm film, 14 inches in diameter, dispensed for institutional, academic and/or news reporting organizations (est. $400-$600); and a neighborhood of six traditional 16mm film reels, all touching on NASA’s Apollo web web sing program, some in coloration and a few dusky-and-white, being supplied as one lot (est. $100-$150).
The photos in Mr. Endicott’s sequence are plentiful and can embody the next:
• An current semi-intellectual traditional current coloration picture on double-weight paper of Gemini 8 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott, 8 inches by 10 inches (est. $100-$150).
• A neighborhood of 4 current intellectual dusky-and-white photos on single-weight paper from the 1960s of NASA Gemini astronauts, in beautiful condition (est. $100-$150).
• A NASA traditional current photograph Lunar Orbiter “first stare of the Earth taken by a spacecraft”, intellectual dusky-and-white on single-weight paper (est. $50-$150).
• A NASA traditional current photograph of the Saturn 1 SA-1 initiate on October 27, 1961, “the principle Saturn web web sing automobile launched”, intellectual dusky-and-white (est. $50-$100).
• A NASA current 35mm coloration sprint of an astronaut on the moon, measuring 2 inches by 2 inches, in gorgeous condition (est. $40-$60). Other NASA slides are additionally within the auction.
Diverse lots touching on Neil Armstrong will advance below the gavel, including a signed invitation to a September 1969 Homecoming (est. $500-$800). The 5 ½ hotfoot by 4 ¼ hotfoot invitation entails a letter from Armstrong’s mother, indicating her son had most piquant signed “about a” of the invitations. Armstrong’s signature is good and courageous. It additionally comes with a Beckett LOA.
Other Neil Armstrong lots embody a signed photograph of the astronaut, 5 inches by 7 inches (est. $400-$500); and a signed commemorative postal veil, postmarked April 13, 1966 (est. $300-$400). Additionally up for portray is a neighborhood of 4 traditional current NASA Gemini 8 dusky-and-white photos, displaying Neil Armstrong and David Scott, dated March 1966 (est. $80-$140).
Other worthy lots embody a 5 hotfoot by 7 hotfoot picture signed by Buzz Aldrin, depicting the astronaut signing an autograph, the signature courageous and the picture in beautiful condition (est. $150-$200); and a pair of 1935 National Air Races (Cleveland) executive and committee badges, each and each having a steel pin with silk ribbons, 4 ¼ inches from top to bottom (est. $100-$200).
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