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Space Exploration Photography and Ephemera to include items from the collection of the late Tim Furniss
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Space Exploration Photography and Ephemera to include items from the collection of the late Tim Furniss

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Over 1200 photographs and 400 lots, sequentially unravel the story of human endeavours to discover what lies beyond our home planet, from early rocketry engineering by the forefathers of space exploration to complex interplanetary missions.  For frequently cited refernces, online sources and sale information, click here.

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The Collection of the late Tim Furniss 

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Auction dates
Feb 22, 2022 12:00 PM GMT
Viewing dates
Feb 18, 2022 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM GMT
Feb 21, 2022 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM GMT
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We found 429 items matching your search
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Early rocketry and aviation collection (61 photographs), ca. 1920s-1940s
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The first photograph from 100 miles up, 7 Mar 1947
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The first rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, Bumper V2 (3 views), 24 July 1950
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The first US satellite launch (Vanguard TV3 & 1, Explorer 1, Pioneer 2 and 3; 5 views), 1957-1958
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NASA's very first concept for a space station by Convair's Krafft Ehricke, 1958
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The first photo of the sun and the Earth together; the first crude view of the Earth (2), 1959
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The first views of the Moon's far side, Luna 3, 4-22 Oct 1959
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Laika, the first animal to orbit the Earth (2 views), Sputnik 2, 3 Nov 1957
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Miss Baker, the first animal to survive a spaceflight, Mercury Programme, 28 May 1959
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Miss Sam, Mercury Programme, 21 Jan 1960
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President Eisenhower tours the missile test base in Cape Canaveral (2 views), 10 Feb 1960
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X-Planes collection; Neil Armstrong after an X-15 flight; Chuck Yeager's Bell X-1, 1940-1960s
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Diptych: views of Neil Armstrong in a cockpit of an X-plane and after a test flight; 1960-1962
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Portrait of the Mercury Seven astronauts with the Atlas rocket, Mercury Programme, 30 April 1959
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Portrait of the Original Seven Mercury astronauts, Mercury Programme, Jan 1961
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Portrait of the Mercury Seven astronauts, SIGNED by Walter Schirra, Mercury Programme, 1960s
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Portrait of the first human to journey into outer space, Yuri Gagarin, Vostok 1, 12 Apr 1961
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Breakfast on the morning of the first US space flight, Mercury Redstone 3, 5 May 1961
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Alan Shepard, the first American in space, awaiting the lift off, Mercury-Redstone 3, 5 May 1961
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The first US manned space flight, Mercury-Redstone 3, 5 May 1961
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The recovery of Alan Shepard, the first American in space (5 views), Mercury-Redstone 3, 5 May 1961
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Second U.S. sub-orbital flight: the launch and recovery (4 views), Mercury-Redstone 4, 21 Jul 1961
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First man-made images from space, Vostok 2, 6 Aug 1961
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Five portraits of John Glenn in his spacesuit, Mercury Atlas 6, 20 Feb 1962
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Two portraits of John Glenn before his historic flight [large format], Mercury-Atlas 6, 20 Feb 1962
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America's first orbital flight - lift off [large format], Mercury-Atlas 6, 20 Feb 1962
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John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth in weightlessness, Mercury-Atlas 6, 20 Feb 1962
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Launch of the first American into orbit (2 views), Mercury-Atlas 6, 20 Feb 1962
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The first American orbital flight: four views of the recovery, Mercury-Atlas 6, 20 Feb 1962
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President Kennedy honours John Glenn after his historic orbital flight, Mercury-Atlas 6, 20 Feb 1962
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The first photograph of Earth taken with a handheld camera, Mercury-Atlas 6, 20 Feb 1962
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Mercury cameras (2 views), 1962-1963
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Portrait of America's first three astronauts, Project Mercury, ca. 1962
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Second U.S. manned orbital flight (3 views), Mercury-Atlas 7, 24 May 1962
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Recovery of the Aurora 7 capsule with Scott Carpenter onboard, Mercury-Atlas 7, 24 May 1962
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Four spacesuit portraits of Walter Schirra during pre-launch activities, MercuryAtlas 8, 3 Oct 1962
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Scott Carpenter and Walter Schirra posing with their spacecraft (2 views), MA7 & MA8,1962/1963
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The last mission of the Mercury programme (11 views), Mercury-Atlas 9, 15-16 May 1963
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Lift off (2 views), Mercury-Atlas 9, 15 May 1963
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First Hasselblad photographs of the Earth from space [triptych], Mercury-Atlas 9, May 1963
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First American TV pictures from space: Gordon Cooper in weightlessness, Mercury-Atlas 9, 15 May 1963
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Mercury programme: contact sheets (MR-1&3, MA-4&6) and commemorative photographs, 1961-1963
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John F. Kennedy delivers the famous 'We Choose to Go to the Moon' speech,12 Sept 1962
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President John F. Kennedy with a scale model of the Apollo command module, Sept 1962
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The New Nine [large format], Mercury Programme, 1962
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Portrait of NASA's Mercury Seven with the New Nine astronauts, Feb 1963
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An early official portrait of Neil Armstrong, 9 Oct 1964
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Lift off of the first Apollo Command Module, Saturn SA-6, 28 May 1964
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The world's first spacewalk, Alexei Leonov weightless in outer space, Voskhod 2, 19 Mar 1965
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Cosmonauts (13 views), 1962-1965
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Gemini-era space capsule seat prototype, 1960s
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Two pre-launch views of the crew and the Titan rocket, Gemini 3, Mar 1965
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Lift off, Gemini 3, 23 Mar 1965
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A portrait of Ed White the day before the first US spacewalk, Gemini 4, 3 Jun 1965
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Four views of the crew, the launch and the mission control, Gemini 4, 3-7 June 1965
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First American spacewalk: Ed White floats in zero gravity, Gemini 4, 3-7 Jun 1965
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Ed White floats in zero gravity during the first U.S. EVA (2 b&w views), Gemini 4, 3-7 Jun1962
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The first photograph of a spacecraft taken in orbit, Gemini 4, June 1965
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Four views of Ed White and James McDivitt after the splashdown and recovery, Gemini 4, 3-7 Jun 1965
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Views of Earth from space: Cape Kennedy, Baja California, Pacific and Egypt, Gemini 4, June 1965
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