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Collecting has always been in Tom Slater’s blood. At the age of six he began with sea shells, and soon graduated to coins, the “gateway drug” to so many other fields of collecting. By the age of ten, Tom’s Dad would drop him off at coin shows within driving range, picking him up at the end of the day. All the dealers knew Tom, and they would give him coins to shop around the floor with the hope of making a small commission. Usually he was able to make $50 to $100, no small sum in the early 1960s, which of course was promptly invested in his collection.   When Tom was 12 he rented space in his barber’s shop and set up a display case, selling coins on weekends.  A year later he formed a partnership with one of his customers, and the pair opened their own coin shop. When Tom eventually left for college his partner continued to operate the shop for some 20 years.   But the turning point in Tom’s collecting journey came when as a high school student he by chance discovered the then-infant hobby of political campaign collectibles. An avid reader of anything to do with U.S. history, especially that of the presidents, he was instantly hooked!  Tom published his first political memorabilia sales list at age 19, and founded a major mail order auction at 25.   Somehow he managed to find time to graduate from Yale with honors, and brief experiments with law school and a corporate sales position were but minor detours. In 1976 he became a full-time dealer and auctioneer, and maintained a robust business in political and other collectors’  items until his company, Slater’s Americana, was absorbed by Heritage in 2004. Since that time Tom has served as Director of Americana auctions and Senior Historical Specialist for Heritage Auctions.
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Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown 'LM G and N Dictionary' with Extensive Signed LOA

Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown "LM G and N Dictionary" with Extensive Signed LOA

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Nov. 14-16

Apollo 15 Lunar Module Flown Sample Scale, NASA SEB39105200-302, as Presented to Mission Backup Commander Richard Gordon

Apollo 15 Lunar Module Flown Sample Scale, NASA SEB39105200-302, as Presented to Mission Backup Commander Richard Gordon

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Nov. 14-16

Apollo 11: Deluxe Framed Presentation Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™ and CAG Certified

Apollo 11: Deluxe Framed Presentation Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection and CAG Certified

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Nov. 14-16

Apollo 13: Lumen Winter Original Oil on Canvas 'Steeds of Apollo' Painting, 1981, the Basis for the Apollo 13 Mission Insignia

Apollo 13: Lumen Winter Original Oil on Canvas "Steeds of Apollo" Painting, 1981, the Basis for the Apollo 13 Mission Insignia

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Nov. 14-16

History of Manned Spaceflight Book by David H. Baker Containing Hundreds of In-Person Signatures, including All Twelve Moonwalkers

History of Manned Spaceflight Book by David H. Baker Containing Hundreds of In-Person Signatures, including All Twelve Moonwalkers

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Nov. 14-16

Apollo 11 Flown and Crew-Signed Beta Cloth Mission Insignia Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, Signed and Certified, in Framed Display

Apollo 11 Flown and Crew-Signed Beta Cloth Mission Insignia Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, Signed and Certified, in Framed Display

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Nov. 14-16

Neil Armstrong's One and Only Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown MS67 NGC 14K Gold Robbins Medal

Neil Armstrong's One and Only Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown MS67 NGC 14K Gold Robbins Medal

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$2,055,000

Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Flight Plan

Neil Armstrong's Copy of NASA's "Preliminary Apollo 11 Flight Plan AS-506 / CSM-107 / LM-5" Book Date-Stamped April 24, 1969

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$112,500

Neil Armstrong's Personally Owned and Worn Early Apollo-Era Flight Suit by Flite Wear with Type 3 NASA Vector Patch

Neil Armstrong's Personally Owned and Worn Early Apollo-Era Flight Suit by Flite Wear with Type 3 NASA Vector Patch

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$81,250

Apollo 11 Flown Crew-Signed 'Type One' Quarantine Cover, Hand-numbered NA-5 and Certified by Neil Armstrong

Apollo 11 Flown Crew-Signed "Type One" Quarantine Cover, Hand-numbered NA-5 and Certified by Neil Armstrong

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$93,750

Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Spacesuit Comfort Glove Signed and Certified with Signed Letter of Certification, in Framed Display

Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Spacesuit Comfort Glove Signed and Certified with Signed Letter of Certification, in Framed Display

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$68,750
Apollo Guidance Computer: Original Display and Keyboard (DSKY) Unit, Signed by Harrison Schmitt

Apollo Guidance Computer: Original Display and Keyboard (DSKY) Unit, Signed by Harrison Schmitt

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$47,500
Apollo 11 Flown American Flag on Presentation Signed by Armstrong and Aldrin in Framed Display

Apollo 11 Flown American Flag on Presentation Signed by Armstrong and Aldrin in Framed Display

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$21,250
Pre-Apollo 11 version | Apollo Lunar Module Grumman Contractor's Model on Base
5.19.2017 SPACE RACE: Curated Collection of Space Race Models

Curated Collection of Space Race Models Documents "The Greatest Adventure on Which Man has Ever Embarked"

26 scale models, from Sputnik to the Space Shuttle, offered at no reserve

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