Lot 576: Hand-Illustrated Covers

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:43:44

Lot 576: Unique assemblage of FDCs and commemorative covers bearing original artwork, including: seven 'Collins' FDCs with attractive hand-painted designs honoring various aspects of the space program; a wonderful ink and pastel hand-done sketch of a space craft zooming over the sun, moon, and ocean on a First Day Cover with a cachet honoring "Space Achievement," signed in black ink, "Robert T. McCall," and removably matted in corner mounts to an 8.5 x 11 presentation sheet; a group of five different First Day Covers featuring original ink sketches of various space scenes, each signed by artist "Robert T. McCall"; and a group of four commemorative covers with hand-done paintings by artist Detlev Van Ravenswaay, each featuring a different, vividly depicted space scene, and one signed by astronaut Paul Weitz, "Paul Weitz, CDR. STS–6." In overall fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458 Wednesday, 12th August 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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