Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes Nov 07    
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
Bidder Login
Bidder #
Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends November 7th
Marvels Of Modern Music Auction Preview
Begins Nov 08
Search
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
Bidding
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Testimonials
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2018 Auction Calendar
Dec 13
Dec 5
Nov 15
Nov 7
Oct 18
Oct 10
Sep 25
Sep 12
Aug 8
Jul 19
Jul 11
Jun 28
Jun 21
Jun 13
May 17
May 9
Apr 19
Apr 11
Mar 15
Mar 7
Feb 15
Feb 7
Jan 18
Jan 10
  More Dates & Deadlines

Item 9008 - Gordon Cooper's Mercury 7 Signed Pamphlet Catalog 518 (Nov 2017)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Sold Price: $6,072.33 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


Gordon Cooper's personally owned Project Mercury brochure published at the NASA Langley Research Center in April 1959, four pages, 8 x 10.5, vertically signed on the first page to the right of their respective images in blue ballpoint by each member of the Mercury 7 crew: "Malcolm S. Carpenter," "Leroy G. Cooper, Jr.," "John H. Glenn, Jr.," "Virgil I. Grissom," "Walter M. Schirra, Jr.," "Alan B. Shepard, Jr.," and "D. K. Slayton." In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Cooper, in full: "This Project Mercury brochure is from my personal collection. It was signed by all seven of the Mercury astronauts just after its release back in April 1959. All of us owned very few group photos at the time and thought this would be a great memento for us to keep. We only signed about a half dozen of these brochures for each of us. We had not signed a lot of autographs then, so most of us signed in our proper full names." Signatures of all seven Mercury astronauts on a single item remains one of the more elusive prizes for serious space collectors; dated to just four months before the group's official selection, this fully signed vintage brochure is all the more impressive and desirable given its great visual appeal, outstanding condition, and steadfast provenance deriving from the pilot of the Faith 7 spacecraft. From The Bill Lende Collection.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.


You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information


Tips For Consignors

Auctions

For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.