More CGC-graded Magazines from Armstrong Family Collection for Sale
Posted on 4/30/2019
CGC-graded magazines from the Armstrong Family Collection™ are part of a Heritage Auctions space memorabilia sale in May. The collection of thousands of items saved by Armstrong and his immediate family was certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty, a CGC affiliate. CGC graded dozens of magazines from the collection.
|These magazines from the Armstrong Family Collection™ are graded by CGC and their provenance is certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty, a CGC affiliate. Click images to enlarge (Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions)|
The May sale includes an October 1940 issue of Flying Aces, a magazine that included fiction about flying as well as instructions on how to build model planes, subjects that Armstrong had an interest in from an early age. It is graded CGC 4.5.
Also included are two Newsweeks from 1969 with Space Race covers, each with an address label for Armstrong's Houston-area home on the cover. They are graded CGC 4.5 and CGC 6.0. Other selections include two editions of the Purdue Alumnus (including a 1989 one with Armstrong on the cover), three National Geographics, two editions of Sports Illustrated and two New York Yankees Yearbooks.
In the first auction of Armstrong Family Collection items in November, a CGC-graded Newsweek from the week of the Apollo 11 mission, with Armstrong on the cover, sold for $11,875, while a 1974 Sports Illustrated sold for $5,500. See the CGC-graded items for sale in the May auction: bit.do/armstrong-magazines