Space: the final frontier...
The great dream of mankind to overcome gravity and explore the universe has been around since time immemorial, and started to come to fruition in the middle of the 20th century.
Laika the Russian space dog – the first creature in space in 1957, Yuri Gagarin the first man in space in 1961, Neil Armstrong in 1969 taking the first step on the moon. All of these milestones and more are burned into the collective conscious of mankind.
It wasn’t always a friendly race to the stars, but it certainly was a competitive one that led to the great powers – Russia, America, and later China – to build the space stations: Soyuz, Skylab, MIR and later the ISS, the International Space Station.
Many of these unique events were documented by envelopes and artefacts that were either officially issued by space agencies or were private documents belonging to the cosmonauts and astronauts, revealing an intimate look into their thought processes at the time.
Spacemail Highlights from our auctions
We are extremely proud to be able to present a large number of these sometimes unique items that document this historical process from the Russian and American space race to you. These items come from several world renowned international collectors and curators. In addition to the Apollo letters, that were actually on the moon, there is also a large amount of original pieces documenting the Russian and American space travel.
Top-hammer prices from preceding auctions
USA 1969, APOLLO 11, Moon Landing Letter
Lot 5735: USA 1969, APOLLO 11 - flown MOON LANDING COVER from the NASA MSC Stamp Club, with identification "C-3" on small Earth in picture, starting price: 20,000 Euro, hammer price: 25,000 Euro.
More fascinating original documents
Space philately in upcoming auctions
Space philately will be an ongoing theme with us for a while, there are other treasures that are still waiting to be discovered that are with us already or on the way to us. An example of this is the dairy of the 51st cosmonaut Anatoly Nikolayevich Berezovoy, which he had with him on the orbital space station Salyut 7, over a period of 211 days, which gives deep insights to his personal and professional thoughts and feelings.
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Auctioning or selling Space philately
Have we aroused your interest in this exciting collection field?
Starting with the mid of February, 2017 you should a closer look into our online-catalogue for the upcoming auction – or simply order our printed catalogue.
Do you have Space philately that you would like to sell?
Please talk to our experts to find out how to secure the best price for your material.
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