Lot #9019
John Glenn Set of (3) Signed Items

"I have received over 100,000 letters since my orbital flight"

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"I have received over 100,000 letters since my orbital flight"

Three items: a TLS signed "J. H. Glenn, Jr., one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, June 1963, a letter addressed to Forrest E. Cook, in part: "I have received over 100,000 letters since my orbital flight, and I am just now beginning to get caught up on my correspondence. My family and I are enjoying our new home in Texas, but we certainly missed the real winter weather as pictured on your card"; a TLS signed "John Glenn," one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Senate letterhead, March 4, 1976, a letter to Colonel Tucas M. Shaler, in part: "I understand that you will be celebrating your 98th. birthday on March 27…I remember meeting you awhile back, and only wish that you were in the vicinity on the 27th so that I could shake your hand once again"; and an official color semi-glossy 8 x 10 photo of Glenn wearing his Mercury space suit, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To David—John Glenn," with the reverse bearing purple NASA caption text. In overall fine condition, with small binder dings to right side of the 1963 letter. From The Bill Lende Collection.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space Exploration
  • Dates: #518 - Ended November 16, 2017

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