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Item 8051 - MR-3: Alan Shepard Signed Cover and Parachute Fragment Catalog 498 (Apr 2017)

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Estimate: $200.00 +
Sold Price: $539.00 (includes buyer's premium)


Two items: a USCG Cutter Eastwind Mercury-Redstone 3 recovery date cover, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Tim, Alan Shepard"; and four small pieces cut from the flown MR-3/Freedom 7 parachute that allowed Shepard to safely return to Earth after becoming the first American in space, affixed to an 8.5 x 11 copy of a certificate from Ricky Lanclos, hand-signed by Ken Havekotte. In overall fine condition, with show through from envelope adhesive. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte.

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