Lot 5007: MA-8’s Hand-painted Logo Signed by Schirra and Bibby

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2015-06-29 15:09:47

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Lot 5007: Impressive Sigma 7 hand-painted logo on a curved shingle panel, measuring 18 x 10, designed by artist Cece Bibby for the spacecraft that carried astronaut Wally Schirra for a total of six Earth orbits. Signed along the bottom in gold ink by Schirra, "Wally Schirra [sigma 7 logo]," and the artist, "Cece Bibby, Mercury Artist." The plastic panel is screw–mounted on a 19 x 14 wood-finish base and bears a gilt-edged plaque, reading, in part: "On October 3, 1962, Astronaut Walter M. Schirra, Jr. lifted off pad LC–14 aboard his Mercury spacecraft Sigma 7. His mission would become one of the most successful of all the Mercury flights…The Sigma 7 logo, designed and painted onto Schirra's capsule by Chrysler–artist Cece Bibby, was the third and final logo created by her for the Mercury program." In fine condition. RR Auction's The Nasa Collection of Leon Ford Auction 455 Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $600 - 800
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