VIKING 1 BECAME THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL OPERATIONAL SPACECRAFT TO LAND ON MARS 40 YEARS AGO. A LOOK AT RELATED LOTS FROM THE HERITAGE AUCTIONS ARCHIVE
TRADING CARD NUMBER of Topps’ 1962 “Mars Attacks!” series featuring this image (top).
This original illustration by Norman Saunders, Wally Wood and Bob Powell realized $31,070 at a November 2012 auction.
APOLLO MISSION THAT used this page from the flight’s navigation dictionary – showing the “half-unit vectors” for Mars – referenced by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin while on the lunar surface. The lot realized $8,962.50 at an April 2013 auction.
NUMBER OF KNOWN examples of this ancient Roman gold coin of Emperor Gallienus featuring god of war Mars on its reverse. It sold for $20,700 at an April 2011 Heritage auction.
NUMBER OF PAGES in this 1918 first edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ The Gods of Mars, with publisher’s red cloth and dust jacket. It realized $14,340 at a September 2011 auction.
NUMBER OF MARTIAN spaceships visible in this half sheet poster for Paramount’s 1953 classic The War of the Worlds. It sold for $39,435 at a November 2006 auction.
YEAR THIS MARTIAN meteorite was found in Morocco. It realized $125,000 at a June 2013 Heritage auction.