2018-2019 Lecture Series: Space Memorabilia
Registration Information
May 6, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
Sculpture Court
New York City

NASA Collectibles & Space Memorabilia,
An Appraiser’s Perspective

Apollo 11 astronauts could not get life insurance,
so they all 
signed postal covers and left them 
with their families to sell if the unthinkable happened.

This is one of many unique stories 
which relate to
the field of space collectibles. As the interest 
in space
memorabilia grows, so does the value of this material. 

There are many challenges in valuing such items,
most importantly, 
recognizing what to look for
in space collectibles.  

This lecture will be a primer to understanding this complex market. 
It will cover the common and the rare, and offer insights into what
an appraiser should know before taking on an assignment
which includes space artifacts.    


Speaker: Gary Piattoni
Gary Piattoni Inc. 

Wine and cheese reception to follow lecture.

1.5 CE credits


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in-person & on-demand
Free  Associate and Student Members RSVP required
$10   Members
$20   General Admission

If you have previously registered for this lecture or the full series, 
you do not need to re-submit payment or registration information.

All attendees must register in advance; seats are limited.
Registration is accepted only with payment. NO REFUNDS. 

Register online (at the top of this page); OR
by calling 212.889.5404 x 11 

PLEASE NOTE: Jeans are not permitted, and men are required to wear jackets at the National Arts Club. For more information on the dress code, please visit the National Arts Club's website.


Gary Piattoni is an Illinois native with an extensive background
and experience in the art and auction industry. Since early childhood
Mr. Piattoni has been interested in, and collected items from, a variety
of categories. As a generalist appraiser Mr. Piattoni draws on a diverse
educational and career background including the physical sciences,
fine art, and working for regional, national, and international auction firms,
all culminating in his role as senior vice president at Christies New York.
In 2002 Mr. Piattoni founded Gary Piattoni, Inc., a complete estate
and appraisal service company. Mr. Piattoni’s expertise covers a wide range
of areas including fine art, furniture, decorative arts, and collectibles.
With over 30 years of experience Mr. Piattoni has developed strategic
relationships with scholars, dealers, and a variety of auction houses worldwide.
A geophysical sciences graduate from the University of Chicago, Mr. Piattoni
also holds a certificate in Appraisal Studies from New York University,
and a masters of fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Mr. Piattoni is up to date and in good standing with the
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

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