Lot 516: Guenter Wendt

RR Auction

2015-11-30 14:51:51

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Lot 516: Five items from the personal collection of Guenter Wendt: a napkin featuring the Apollo 17 mission emblem, signed on the reverse by Wendt and stamped as being from his personal collection; a Launch Complex 5 souvenir fragment cut from Gantry No. 5, affixed to an 8.5 x 11 certificate of authenticity signed by Ernest Malnassy, director of the USAF Space Museum, and signed on the left side by Wendt; and a humorous 11.5 x 9 advertisement for "Pad 19—Ethereal Caterers," signed on the reverse by Wendt and stamped as being from his personal collection; a fuse used in verifying the firing circuits in Mercury and Gemini spacecraft from the collection of Guenter Wendt, measuring 1.25? long, wrapped in toned tape labeled, "Use 10 Lock < 5," and accompanied by a photocopied certificate of authenticity from Wendt; and photocopies of Western Union telegrams related to the Liberty Bell capsule bearing an affixed handwritten note by Wendt. A rubber band stuck to the front of the napkin and some scattered surface marks to the ad, otherwise overall fine condition. From the Leon Ford Collection. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466 Wednesday, 9th December 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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