By Lucy Harvey


This auction is out of this world as it consists of space photography that’s up for grabs to celebrate 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The auction features photographs from the personal collection of Bill Taub, NASA’s first senior photographer, a set of vintage official NASA ‘Red 2 Number’ images, as well as a number of highly publicised ‘UFO’ photographs taken by “Billy” Eduard Albert Meier.

The photograph prices range from £1,500 to almost £5,000 [$2,000 – $9,000].

One of the photographs from lot 214 has an estimated value of up to £6,900 [$9,000] as it was used as the background of the famous ‘I Want to Believe’ UFO poster from the hit sci-fi series The X-Files as well as the first oblique view of the lunar surface, dubbed ‘The Picture of the Century’ by Life Magazine.

Set up by auctioneers, Sotheby’s, a fine and decorative art broker, in New York, the auction will be running from 25 November to 2 December.