Lot #166
First Day Covers

Diverse haul of over 475 autographs

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Estimate: $800+
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Diverse haul of over 475 autographs

Collection of over 475 commemorative covers and FDCs signed by a wide variety astronauts, cosmonauts, athletes, aviators, authors, scientists, entertainers, military and political figures, shuttle crews, and covers flown on test or first flights. Notable signatures are as follows: Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (Tom Stafford, Vance Brand, and Deke Slayton; and Alexei Leonov and Valeri Kubasov); Eddie Arcaro; Roger Bannister; Brigitte Bardot; Christiaan Barnard; Jean Béliveau; Omar Bradley; Vance Brand and Deke Slayton; Caroline, Princess of Hanover; Denton Cooley; Jacques Cousteau; Jimmy Doolittle; Ira C. Eaker; Joe Engle and Richard Truly; Betty Ford; Gerald Ford; Milton Friedman; John Glenn (with Shorty Powers); Jane Goodall; Alexander Haig; Al Hirschfeld; Lady Bird Johnson; Ethel Kennedy; Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy; Henry Kissinger; Chris Kraft; Valeri Kubasov; Walter Lantz (with Woody sketch); Sophia Loren; Anthony McAuliffe; Arnold Palmer; Floyd Patterson; Linus Pauling; Itzhak Perlman; Colin Powell; Rainier III, Prince of Monaco; Maurice Richard; Sally Ride; Skylab 2 (Alan Bean, Owen Garriott, and Jack Lousma); Sam Snead; Benjamin Spock; John Stapp; Edward Teller; Gherman Titov; Leon Uris; James Van Allen; James D. Watson; William Westmoreland; Elie Wiesel; Simon Wiesenthal; Jeana Yeager (with Dick and Burt Rutan); and many more. The collection, which features many lesser or obscure names worthy of further research, may include secretarial. In overall fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #574 - Ended January 08, 2020