A grand sale of ‘lunar’ proportions: Artifacts from Apollo 11 to go under the hammer!

The historic landing on moon and that famous moment when the stripes and stars unfurled on lunar surface is an image that is etched in the memory of humanity (thanks largely to television, which played it over and over). It seems now that there are more than a few takers for some of the artifacts and items that travelled on the Apollo 11 to accomplish that monumental feat. Most of these collectibles will go under the hammer very shortly and the expected price for these is sure to have many interested in the bidding.

Organized by the Bonhams, more than 50 items related to the Apollo 11 mission will be offered for sale, and the highlights include check list pages taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as a reference aid on the first manned lunar landing. The price of three of these checklists is expected to be $125,000 and $175,000, but it could be a lot more if some starry-eyed heady bidders get into a battle for the vintage stuff. Also set for auction are a star chart estimated at a value of $ 90,000, an official Apollo 11 crew insignia valued around $ 35,000 and the flight plan of the shuttle that could go for well over $50,000.

Not just these, but other scores of items from that special moment in human history and our first big adventure into space will be up for grabs. For those who love the night sky and the twinkling stars, the event on June 16 is a temptation that is hard to resist!

Via: Bonhams


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