From the Earth to the Moon
#AUCTION 50 years after the very first steps of Man on the Moon by the crew members of the Apollo 11, the year 2019 continues to celebrate this unparalleled event. Exhibitions, conferences, books and of course auctions follow one another at a steady pace to pay tribute to this moment, which is still unique in the history of the conquest of space. In Cannes, in mid-July, there will be an event sale which will present for the first time Hergé’s historic 1964 album “On a marche sur la lune”, signed by the crew Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with on the cover page, in front of the illustrious signatures, another equally exceptional dedication, a drawing in blue ink by Tintin et Milou of the comic book master. the perfectly preserved album is estimated at between 8000 and 12000 euros and could fly much higher because the sale will take place on the anniversary of the first of L’ Homme, July 21. A little more than 130 lots will be scattered during this sale, unique of its kind in France and entitled like Jules Verne’s famous novel “From the Earth to the Moon”. Among other things, we will find an original copy of the novel accompanied by an autograph card of the author, a 45T “Blue Moon” stamped by Crooner Frank Sinatra and Neil Armstrong or the album ‘Walking on the Moon’ signed by the Police group, photographs of the inaugural Concorde flight, small pieces of coating of the Apollo 11 capsule put under glass. A whole series of objects and memories more or less heterogeneous but which retrace and reveal the craze and fantasy still very present for everything that touches directly or indirectly on this page of history.
If you are jaded by your travels and the banality of traditional tourist offers in the heart of summer, for a few euros, offer yourself a trip “from earth to moon” without any complexes!
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