Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall
All prices include the buyer’s premium
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s flown Apollo 11 in-flight coverall jacket, worn during the historic 1969 mission to the moon and back, sold for $2.8 million at an auction held July 25th by Sotheby’s in New York City. It was the most valuable American space-flown artifact ever sold at auction, and the most valuable jacket ever sold at auction. Aldrin’s name (as “E. Aldrin”) was printed above the Apollo 11 mission emblem. Also showing was a U.S. flag and the NASA “meatball” logo.