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MANGAN, James T[homas]
An Archive of Materials from the Micronation of Celestia
State Department of Celestia, Evergreen Park, IL. The following items are included in this sale: -2 copies of Report to the Universe (1956) pamphlet. Extremely scarce, the only known copies. -State of the Sky (1958) pamphlet. -Passport to the Moon (1955). -Official license for "Banking on the Moon," issued to Beverly Bank (1966). -You Ought to Know (1947) advertising pamphlet. -2 original Chicago News Bureau file photos with press tags. -Christmas card from Carol and Jim Mangan. -Business card of Celestia's current Prime Minister, Dean Stump. -1960 newspaper article (facsimile). -1962 "Thank you" letter from John Glenn on NASA letterhead (facsimile). -Revised edition of The Knack of Selling Yourself (1968) book by James T. Mangan. An unremarkable copy, but fine condition and an interesting companion to the other items. All items except the photos (with captioned press tags and paste residue) and banking license (with mildly tattered edges and a staple hole) are in fine condition. State of the Sky even has uncut pages. One copy of the Report has a thin red mark on the Space House Boat page. An absolutely unique collection. This is a collection of papers, pamphlets, and ephemera related to the Nation of Celestial Space, a micronation encompassing the entire universe outside of the planet Earth, founded in 1948 by James T. Mangan (1896-1970). In addition to being First Representative of Space, Mangan was a prolific self-help author, industrial designer, and public relations pitchman based out of Evergreen Park, IL, a Chicago suburb (and, according to the Celestia documents her … [Click Below for Full Description]
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