Lot #96
Liberty Bell 7

Liberty Bell 7

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Description

Liberty Bell 7

A flown piece of insulating tape from Gus Grissom’s Liberty Bell 7, recovered from the Atlantic Ocean on July 20, 1999. Section measures 1.75 x 1 and is in a small plastic sleeve affixed to a 2013 hand-signed statement of authenticity from the Liberty Bell 7 expedition leader Curt Newport, which reads, in part: “I certify that this section of insulating tape is an actual component from the Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft…These artifacts were recovered along with the spacecraft…and removed during the restoration process at the Kansas Cosmosphere.” Also included is a certification photo of Newport holding the tape and certificate. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space and Aviation Auction
  • Dates: #429 - Ended May 22, 2014