Lot 531: Signed book: Gagarin: Den Forsta Manniskan i Rymden [Gagarin: The First Man in Space]. Stockholm: Bonniers, 1961. Softcover, 5.5 x 9, 192 pages. Signed on the half-title page in blue ballpoint by Yuri Gagarin and Valery Bykovsky. Collector's notation to upper right indicates it was signed on March 3, 1964. In very good condition, with edgewear, light soiling, moderate creasing to covers, and a piece of tape affixed to the top of the spine. From the collection of Paul Rimmerfors, the president of the Swedish Peace Youth Association, who obtained the autographs when he met the cosmonauts at a reception in Stockholm's Town Hall. Accompanied by a photograph taken by Rimmerfors and a Swedish flyer depicting Gagarin.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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