Dec 14, 2023 - Sale 2656

Sale 2656 - Lot 10

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
First moon landing. Illustration created for MBI Corporation to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first moon landing, 1994. Watercolor and acryllic paint on board. 381x508 mm; 15x20 inches. Signed in lower left image.

From the National Postal Museum: "James Barkley's painting features a close-up of the first astronaut on the moon. His special space suit includes a life support system carried on his back to allow him to move about freely. In the background is the American flag, which is supported at the top by a metal wire to keep it extended on the windless moon. Mr. Barkley made his philatelic debut in 1972 with the design of the Mount McKinley stamp."