Lot #555
David G. Simons

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Estimate: $100+


American physician and Air Force lieutenant colonel (1922-2010) who, as part of Project Manhigh, set a record of high-altitude balloon flight in 1957 at 19 miles above the Earth in an aluminum capsule suspended from a helium balloon. Three items: a glossy 8 x 10 photo of Simons in uniform, signed and inscribed in black felt tip; and two TLSs sending his autograph, one of which expands upon his work: "At the present time I am in rehabilitation medicine at the Long Beach VA Hospital developing a research program that will examine the nature of muscle pain that is commonly responsible for much low back pain and chronic disability." In fine condition, with some bends to the lower right corner of the photo.

Auction Info

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