University Archives' online auction slated for August 19th could be the largest in company's history
The auction is being billed as the largest and most diverse in the company's history. The full catalog, showing all 351 lots, is up and online for bidding and viewing now, at the newly revamped University Archives website (UniversityArchives.com).
By: University Archives
The auction is being billed as the largest and most diverse in the company's history. The full catalog, showing a whopping 351 lots, is up and online for bidding and viewing now, at the newly revamped University Archives website (www.UniversityArchives.com)
"This sale is packed with rare, significant and highly collectible items from multiple specialty categories,"
Aviation and space collectors will be over the moon with a marquee selection of 25 lots, led by the American flag flown aboard the Apollo XIII mission affixed to a NASA certificate signed by Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise, from the estate of Jack Swigert. The flag is 5 ½ inches by 4 inches; the certificate is 10 inches by 11 ¾ inches. The lot should sell for $18,000-$20,000.
Other highlights include an Apollo XI photograph depicting the Lunar Module "Eagle" signed by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, as well as material relating to iconic figures Amelia Earhart, Charles A. Lindbergh, and Yuri Gagarin. PSA/DNA slabbed and graded official NASA red number photographs and colorful embroidered badges will round out this category.
The one-page document making official the sale of G. Westinghouse & Company by its founder, George Westinghouse, Sr., to his son, George Westinghouse, Jr., signed by both men, is one of the most important financial documents in American history (est. $9,000-$10,000)
For more information please visit www.universityarchives.com.