The First 'Space Selfie' Sells for £5,952 Ten Times its Estimate at Bloomsbury Auction



London -A one-of-a-kind collection of vintage NASA photographs, including the first photograph from space and the first 'space selfie' sold at Bloomsbury Auctions' buzzing London saleroom on Thursday 26th February. High demand from over 300 bidders across the globe saw prices soaring past their pre-sale estimates.

The First US Spacewalk, captured by James McDivitt - Ed White's EVA over New Mexico, Gemini 44, 3 June 1965.
Sold for £2,728 [Lot 25]

The First US Spacewalk, captured by James McDivitt - Ed White's EVA over Hawaii, Gemini 4, 3 June 1965.
Sold for £13,640 [Lot 294]

The First US Spacewalk, captured by James McDivitt - Ed White's EVA over New Mexico, Gemini 4, 3 June 1965,
Sold for £10,540 [Lot 293]

The first 'Space Selfie', taken by Buzz Aldrin, Gemini 12, November 1966,
Sold for £5,952 [Lot 80]

The first photograph of a man standing on the surface of another world, Apollo 11, July 1969
Sold for £3,472 [Lot 250]

Portrait of Buzz Aldrin with photographer Neil Armstrong reflected in his gold-plated visor, Apollo 11, July 1969,
Sold for £11,160 [Lot 325]

The first photograph from space, 24 October 1946
Sold for £1,736 [Lot 2]

The first high quality colour photograph of the whole planet Earth, 18 November 1967,
Sold for £1,984 [Lot 103]

First Earthrise seen by human eyes, William Anders, Apollo 8, December 1968,
Sold for £9,920 [Lot 155]

The From the Earth to the Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs was held at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' saleroom in London's Mayfair on Thursday 26th February 2015. The catalogue and results are available to view and download online at www.bloomsburyauctions.com

Notes

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are a UK 'top 5' auctioneer of fine art and collectibles. As part of Stanley Gibbons we are the only UK stock-exchange listed firm of auctioneers and occupy the same stable as coin specialists Baldwin's, and Frasers Autograph's. Established in 1759, we have the broadest and most regular calendar of specialist catalogued sales in the industry, numbering over 150 per annum, and provide vendors and buyers alike access to market-leading specialist advice in any number of collecting fields. We operate from salerooms in Donnington Priory (near Newbury), London's Mayfair, Bristol and Godalming.

London - 27th February 2015