Exceptional set of official color 8 x 10 NASA lithographs of six of the original seven Mercury astronauts, each signed and inscribed to Harold Collins in ballpoint or thin vintage felt tip by the astronaut pictured, including: Deke Slayton, Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, Scott Carpenter, John Glenn, and Gus Grissom. In overall fine condition, with some small staple holes and light adhesive remnants confined to the borders, and lightly trimmed edges to the Grissom. Inscribed to the man responsible for contracting them to each of their historic Mercury missions, this is a particularly clear and boldly signed assemblage of America’s first space explorers. Provenance: Harold Collins Collection. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.
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