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4allmankind
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posted 03-21-2004 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello all- I have a question regarding a pin I purcahsed at a Flea Market this weekend.

Circle shaped. 3 1/2 inches dia. Black and White photo in center with red and blue border on top and bottom.

It states "Hurrah for Schirra" in red on the top border. And "6 Orbits Around The Earth" in blue on the bottom.

In the middle it has a photo of Schirra wearing his helmet.

Anyone know anything about this piece? It appears to be quite old.

Thanks JR

Go4Launch
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Registered: Jul 2003

posted 04-09-2004 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, that's a vintage celluloid pin-back button produced at the time of the flight. They occasionally turn up -- I value it at about $20-$25.

Oddly, I have never seen such a button for Grissom's Mercury flight.

4allmankind
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posted 04-11-2004 11:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
go4launch- Thanks a lot for the info! Much appriciated.
JAY

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