Lot 511: Astronauts and Test Pilots

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-06 13:05:39

Lot 511: Collection of approximately 35 items, each signed by an astronaut or test pilot, including fifteen covers signed by: John Glenn; Gordon Cooper; Frank Borman; Sally Ride; Kenn Mattingly, Sally Ride, Bob Crippen, and Dale Gardner; Fred Haise, Joe Engle, Richard Truly, and Gordon Fullerton; Joe Engle and Richard Truly (3); Bob Crippen, Bruce McCandless, Gordon Fullerton, and David Griggs; Richard Truly, Karol Bobko, and Guion Bluford; Fitz Fulton, Tom McMurtry, and Ray Young; Robert Gibson, Kathryn D. Sullivan, Loren Shriver, Dick Covey, and Jeffrey A. Hoffman; Fitz Fulton, Tom McMurtry, Ray Young, and Victor Horton; Fitz Fulton, Tom McMurtry, Victor Horton, and Vincent Alvarez; and Fitz Fulton, Tom McMurtry, and Victor Horton. Also includes twelve flown covers carried on test flights (mostly on the T-38A), each signed by the pilot, including: Stephen S. Oswald; Andrew M. Allen; Michael Baker; Mark Brown; Robert D. Cabana; Tom Hendricks; Mark C. Lee; David Leestma; Carl J. Meade; Byron Lichtenberg; Brian Duffy; and Stephen Thorne. Next are four official color satin-finish 10 x 8 'red-numbred' NASA photos of test flights, each signed in black felt tip by between five and sixteen pilots in various combinations, with some signers including: Jim Voss; Charlie Hayes (2); A.J. Roy (3); Joe Algrandi (3); Arthur 'Ace' Beall (4); David L. Mumme (3); Winston E. Scott; Greg Johnson; Ken Cockrell; and Bruce Arnold.The remaining items are a William J. Knight SP; a Richard Frost ALS; a G. David Low SP; and a Dave Griggs SP. In overall fine condition, with irregular ink adhesion to a couple signatures on one of the multi-signed test pilot photos. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: $600-800
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