Auction 37 - Saturday, September 12, 2020

248 Neil Armstrong signed personal letter on undated NASA letterhead, 5.25" x 8", to Wellington boy scout Graham Fox: "Dear Graham, I don't have a tenderfoot badge, but if a (sic) can get one I will send it. Best wishes for your continued success in scouting, Sincerely Neil Armstrong" along with three books, Footprints on the Moon, Log of Apollo 11 & Our Awesome Universe, all in Nasa envelope addressed to Graham Fox. Foxing on letter, envelope worn. $2,275.00
249 Brett's Historical Series Early New Zealand by Sherrin, Wallace, Thomson, Leys, 728 + 48pp. Publ Brett 1890. Hardback book damaged/repaired spine. $300.00
250 C Donald McGill comic postcards 1900s-1950s. Some 1000 comic p/c in 5 albums, covering all periods. Appear to be all different. Few may be non-McGill. Sound condition throughout. $1,150.00
251 NZ: Canterbury Pilgrims 1850-1911 souvenir: 9 x 6cm, folded invitation to 61st Anniversary Canterbury Settlement Luncheon (to Mr N C Yendall, featuring delightful watercolour scenes of settlers' ships, 2 moas, North Canterbury Plains from Bridle Path etc. J Durey (artist) produced by Christchurch Press. Very fine fresh cond. Scarce. $250.00
252 C NZ 1940-64 Bernard Freyberg memorabilia: (1) cover from Egypt to Bishop of Wellington. Hand addressed by & signature of "B.C. Freyberg Major Gen". Cancel NZ FPO 13 MY 40; (2) Xmas card with best wishes from Royal household, signed Bernard Freyberg, (a little scruffy) in envelope cancelled 5 NOV 1962 addressed to C Hegglun; (3) + 2 others. $300.00
253 Photography: 3 early daguerrotype portraits, all of British origin: 2 in decorative metal protective frames (man, identified as "Alfred Tozer, Feb 1856" & small girl, very attractive, both tinted; the third, a seated male, has considerable fading of the image & is in a small hinged box with clasps. The earliest successful photographic method. Rare. $425.00
254 Share certificates 1895-1915 colln of 37 mining shares - nearly all South Africa but some other African countries - gold, Tin, Copper etc. Incl many attractive designs. Full list available. $375.00