RR Auction

Boston — The extraordinary ‘Book of Mormon’ carried to the moon on Apollo 16 by Commander John Young and later presented to NASA photographer M. Edward Thomas following the mission will be auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction.

The signed and flight-certified opposite the title page, "This Book of Mormon flew on Apollo 16 to the moon & returned to earth, John Young, 7/7/72."

Boston — A Stephen Hawking signed letter on the hunt for gravitational waves and the birth of his daughter will be auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction.

The exceedingly rare one page typed letter signed “Stephen,” on University of Cambridge, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics letterhead, dated November 10, 1970. Letter to physicist Charles W. Misner, a professor

Boston — An extremely rare signed photograph of Neil Armstrong taking his ‘giant leap for mankind ’ sold for $52,247 according to Boston-based RR Auction.

Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 Lunar Module 'Eagle' touched down on the surface of the moon.  Astronaut Neil Armstrong descended the spacecraft's ladder and spoke his immortal words: 'That's one small step for a man

Boston -- RR Auction will honor the Apollo 11 astronauts, their predecessors and those who made the historic mission possible, and their enduring legacy in manned spaceflight during its June 13-June 20 sale.

With over 500 lots highlighted by autographs, hardware, and flown artifacts, this auction brings to life the history of the space program.

Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969

Boston, MA — Boasting nearly 1,000 lots in a variety of genres, RR Auction's June Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale is highlighted by a Science and Technology section with online bidding until June 12.

Highlights include a Charles Darwin letter requesting a sketch of a barnacle fossil.  The four-page handwritten letter signed "C. Darwin," from August 8, 1850. Letter to Nathaniel

Boston — An amazingly rare combination of Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky signatures sold for $64,055 according to by Boston-based RR Auction.

The signatures were obtained shortly after the historic October Revolution, a seizure of state power instrumental in the larger Russian Revolution of 1917. It took place with an armed insurrection in Petrograd, following and capitalizing on the

Another fairly quiet week in the auction rooms coming up:

On Tuesday, May 7, Bonhams Los Angeles sells Prints & Multiples, in 214 lots. A copy of Albrecht Dürer's 1498 engraving known as Hercules at the Crossroads is estimated at $