Lot #557
John P. Stapp

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Estimate: $200+


US Air Force officer (1910-1999), flight surgeon, physician, biophysicist, and pioneer in studying the effects of acceleration and deceleration forces on humans. His work on Project Manhigh pioneered many developments for the US space program. Eight items signed by Col. Stapp, including: a glossy 10 x 8 photo of Stapp in his rocket sled after setting a new land speed record in 1954, signed in black ink; two color 5.5 x 3.5 postcards of the Sonic Wind No. 1 rocket sled, both signed in black ink; a glossy 4 x 5 portrait of him in uniform, signed in black ink; and four brief handwritten notes by Stapp, replying to autograph requests. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned example of Stapp's International Space Hall of Fame business card.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #583 - Ended May 13, 2020