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    Neil Armstrong's 1970 Model Hasselblad 500C Camera with Zeiss Planar f/2.8, 80mm Lens and Original Box, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty with a Photo Certificate. There was a fateful day in 1962 when Astronaut Wally Schirra walked into a Houston camera shop and purchased this exact model of camera to take with him on his Mercury-Atlas 8 orbital mission. When NASA saw the excellent quality of the photos he took, they ramped up the photo department, partnered with Hasselblad to make camera modifications for spaceflight, and the rest is history. Hasselblads have been taken on every manned spaceflight since those early days and we can enjoy the beauty and grandeur the astronauts experienced through the magnificent images taken by Hasselblad cameras. Offered here is a 1970 model 500C, serial number US155222, owned and used by Neil Armstrong (who shot many great photos on the moon with a similar model). What a fabulous opportunity for a photographer or space photo collector to own this classic camera belonging to the first man on the moon. It is in near-mint condition with the original instruction book, still-packaged leather strap, magazine slide, lens cap, warranty cards, and box. This lot will include an encapsulated CAG Photo Certificate with a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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