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JG.Limited's Frontiers of Flight auction, Oct. 18, celebrates 100+ years of space & aviation history
Categories include aviation, beta cloth patches, cosmonauts, flown artifacts, flown Soviet covers, international space figures, NASA support crew, National Chicle Sky Birds cards and many astronauts. Online bidding is at www.JG.Limited.
Categories in the sale include aviation, beta cloth patches, astronauts, cosmonauts, international space figures, flown artifacts, flown Soviet covers, National Chicle Sky Birds cards and official NASA support crew and ephemera. JG.Limited is the auction arm of collectibles powerhouse JG Autographs, Inc. It held several other auctions this year, all of which were highly successful.
Several items figure to finish in the top 10-selling lots. One is an actual fabric swatch from the Wright Flyer, flown by the Wright Brothers on its maiden trip into the skies in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on Dec. 17, 1903. The fabric is about .5 inches by .875 inches at its longest points and has been authenticated and encapsulated by CAG. It should reach $5,500-$8,500.
Another is a first day postal cover from September 9, 1969, commemorating the Apollo 11 moon mission in July of that year and signed in black felt tip marker by three astronauts from the mission: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. The cover is in pristine condition, with completely flawless and bold autographs. It carries a pre-sale estimate of $2,500-$3,000.
A third is an original front page newspaper printing plate from the Monday morning, July 21, 1969 issue of the Milwaukee Sentinel, with the screaming headline, "Men Walk On the Moon! Triumph for Mankind". The semi-cylindrical drum, 14 ¼ inches by 14 inches by 7 inches, weighs 40 pounds. It's accompanied by an actual copy of the newspaper (est. $6,000-$7,500)
A fourth is an Amelia Earhart 2 inch square piece of fabric from the Lockheed Vega 5B she flew in 1932, making her the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic. The presentation was created by the National Air and Space Museum. The swatch is mounted onto a 12 inch by 15 inch sheet, with a printed photo and a full history of the crew and the flight (est. $2,000-$2,500)
To learn more, please visit www.JG.Limited.