· First, most members do not have a way in which to sell their excess material and the Space Unit Auction provides a way to get the material to other collectors; andThe Space Unit Auction obtains items to sell in many different ways: donations of stamps, covers, etc. are always welcomed (Thank you to Ron Ulrich, Paul Rittman, John Macco, and Les Winick for their continuous donation of covers to help support the Space Unit.), consignments from members to sell their excess material, and consignments from estates in which the Space Unit sells the collection over a period of time to help the heirs dispose of a collection they usually know nothing about.
· Second, the task of marketing the material to hundreds of collec-tors is handled by the Space Unit using the auction listing sent with each issue of The Astrophile, and
· Last, the handling of the estimating value (if requested), shipping of sold material, and collecting of money is handled by the Space Unit.
|Apollo 16 crew signed cover||$550||(EV $200)|
|STS-41 crew signed cover||$171||(EV $120)|
|Tereshkova signed cover||$59||(EV $45)|
|GT 6/7 NASA cachet cover||$34||(EV $25)|
|Gemini 11 launch cover with RSC||$12||(EV $10)|