John Glenn estate sale in Md. attracts fans of the astronaut-senator (Photos)

WASHINGTON — The estate of John Glenn is selling artifacts and belongings from the Ohio native’s long career as an astronaut and a senator.

The sale is being held through Sunday at 7208 Eagle Ridge Place, in Potomac, Maryland.

Items include mementos of Glenn’s career with NASA, the Senate and the Marine Corps. Decorative and household pieces are also available: Items range from jewelry to Tiffany crystal to mission clothing to a Mickey Mouse pin with Swarovski crystals. Stetson hats, meerschaum pipes and even dress shoes — only $10 — were on sale.

Just a few hours into the sale, more than 260 people had gotten numbers to get inside.

A baseball hat with the designation NX-01 on it went for $95. That’s a hefty price, but Don Eggert, of D.C., thought it was a bargain: It’s the registration of the first starship Enterprise, from the prequel series “Star Trek: Enterprise.”

“Here I can get something that I appreciate in science fiction,” Eggert said, “but it belonged to an astronaut who was amazing.”

The line Thursday afternoon to get into the John Glenn estate sale, in Potomac, Maryland. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Watches from John Glenn's estate. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Watches from John Glenn’s estate. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Meerschaum pipes are $175 at John Glenn's estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Meerschaum pipes are $175 at John Glenn’s estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
A wine stopper from John Glenn's estate. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A wine stopper from John Glenn’s estate. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
A prayer rug at John Glenn's estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A prayer rug at John Glenn’s estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
A donkey figurine, symbolic of Glenn’s membership in the Democratic Party, at John Glenn’s estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Wooden ducks and other items at John Glenn’s estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Ties from John Glenn's estate. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Ties from John Glenn’s estate. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Dress shoes at John Glenn's estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Dress shoes at John Glenn’s estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
A patch from the Discovery mission, ion which John Glenn became the oldest man in space, from Glenn's estate. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A patch from the Discovery mission, on which John Glenn became the oldest man in space, from Glenn’s estate. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Various personal items at John Glenn's estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Various personal items at John Glenn’s estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
A belt and sneakers at John Glenn's estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A belt and sneakers at John Glenn’s estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Detail from a long coat from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
Detail from a long coat from John Glenn’s estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services) (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
U.S. Senate cuff links from John Glenn’s estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services) (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
A sterling and enamel Thai bracelet from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
A sterling and enamel Thai bracelet from John Glenn’s estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services) (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
Detail from a shirt from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
Detail from a shirt from John Glenn’s estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services) (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
A plate from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
A plate from John Glenn’s estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services) (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
Official U.S. Capitol china from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
Official U.S. Capitol china from John Glenn’s estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services) (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
A flight jacket from John Glenn’s estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services) (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
John Glenn's Senate chair, from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
John Glenn’s Senate chair, from John Glenn’s estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services) (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
The back of John Glenn's Senate chair, from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
The back of John Glenn’s Senate chair, from John Glenn’s estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services) (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
Fostoria stemware from John Glenn’s estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services) (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
Aviation-themed cocktail glasses from John Glenn’s estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services) (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
Car racing-themed double Old Fashioned glasses from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
Car racing-themed double Old Fashioned glasses from John Glenn’s estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services) (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
A vintage Mickey Mouse pin from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
A vintage Mickey Mouse pin from John Glenn’s estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services) (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
A sterling Marine Corps pendant from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
A sterling Marine Corps pendant from John Glenn’s estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services) (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
A brooch symbolizing 'breaking the glass ceiling,' from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
A brooch symbolizing ‘breaking the glass ceiling,’ from John Glenn’s estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services) (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
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Watches from John Glenn's estate. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Meerschaum pipes are $175 at John Glenn's estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A wine stopper from John Glenn's estate. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A prayer rug at John Glenn's estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Ties from John Glenn's estate. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Dress shoes at John Glenn's estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A patch from the Discovery mission, ion which John Glenn became the oldest man in space, from Glenn's estate. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Various personal items at John Glenn's estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A belt and sneakers at John Glenn's estate sale. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Detail from a long coat from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
A sterling and enamel Thai bracelet from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
Detail from a shirt from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
A plate from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
Official U.S. Capitol china from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
John Glenn's Senate chair, from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
The back of John Glenn's Senate chair, from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
Car racing-themed double Old Fashioned glasses from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
A vintage Mickey Mouse pin from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
A sterling Marine Corps pendant from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)
A brooch symbolizing 'breaking the glass ceiling,' from John Glenn's estate. (Courtesy Greater Washington Estate Services)

Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth, in 1962. He served in the Senate from 1974 to 1999, and became the oldest person to fly in space in 1998, when he was 77. He died in 2016.

WTOP’s Kristi King contributed to this report.


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