It has been fifty years since man could travel in space. It must have been a momentous occasion and I am sure the 50th anniversary will be celebrated in different ways. Bonhams, the auction house is celebrating it in their own way by organizing an auction of items related to space travel. They are calling it the Space History Sale and it will be held in New York.
If you are fascinated by space travel then this is the opportunity to acquire a piece of history. The sale will definitely bring about the memories of the space race. A lot was happening for the first time in those early years of space travel. National pride was at stake and people were willing to take great risks to cross a new frontier. A lot of that history will be made available by Bonhams.
Some personal items of astronauts and many from the Forbes collection and the estate of NASA administrator James E. Webb will be made available. The Maurer camera belonging to Edgar Mitchell from Apollo 14 is expected to fetch between $60,000 to $80,000. Another special item that would go under the Bonhams hammer is Alexei Leonov’s Sokol K spacesuit. The pre sale estimate for the space suit is $100,000 to $150,000.