Lot #6050
Mercury-Atlas 9 NYC Parade Day Sign

From Broadway to Mercury Way—original honorary street sign from Cooper’s 1963 ticker-tape parade
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Estimate: $400+

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Description

From Broadway to Mercury Way—original honorary street sign from Cooper’s 1963 ticker-tape parade

Amazing yellow ‘Mercury Way’ metal street sign, measuring 22 x 13.75, used as a temporary replacement when signs on Lower Broadway were renamed on May 22, 1963, the date of NYC’s massive ticker-tape parade in honor of Gordon Cooper’s successful Faith 7 flight. In fine condition. Accompanied by a photo collage of the parade, with two photos showing the sign in its original frame. An incredible memento from one of NYC’s largest ticker-tape parades—an estimated 4.5 million people showed to support Cooper—and a highly appealing and uncommon reminder of the final Mercury mission.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space And Aviation Auction
  • Dates: April 14 - April 21