Space Cold War telescope priced at $10k

Space memorabilia will be among the treasures for sale at a sale of 20th Century Design, scheduled to take place at Waddington's on March 31.

A historic Russian space suit will appear for sale but, for now, here's a look at a more unusual artefact from Russia's space race.

Today, it is commonly held that Russian space stations were used for espionage during its Cold War with the US - and now you can own your own piece of deep-space Cold War memorabilia.

The "pointing scope" used aboard the Military Space Station Almaz OD-4 Vzor

Dated to circa 1974, this "pointing scope" was used aboard the Military Space Station Almaz OD-4 Vzor to monitor the goings-on on Earth below.

Featuring enameled metal with a padded vinyl optics assembly and electronic components, the device was used in Russia's first-ever photographic reconnaissance of our planet's surface.

The scope was part of the station's Agat-1 used in Almaz OPS program, and measures 45.5" high, 27.75" wide and 18" deep.

It will sell at Waddington's with an estimate of $8,000-10,000.


Images: Waddington's

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