A lucky dip that’s out of this world

This is an Aladdin’s cave of space memorabilia

11th September, 2016
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1931 railway poster by Margaret Horder

There is no dip luckier than the house contents sale that yields unexpected treasures. It happens, one might say, once in a blue moon.

This was the case when an Irishman living in Houston, Texas, called in at an estate sale to find an Aladdin’s cave of space memorabilia – the collection of scientist Charles M Grant whose career at the Nasa-manned Spaceflight Center spanned the Mercury, Apollo, Skylab and Shuttle programmes.

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