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stsmithva
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posted 04-18-2013 12:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In addition to the autographs of all Apollo crews I posted a couple of weeks ago, I am selling several dozen other items signed by astronauts selected in the 1950s and 1960s. Here is my "Aldrin to Evans" list. The list with "Gibson to Swigert" (and also a von Braun piece) will follow.

Most are under $100. You'll see some Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronauts' autographs for $20 and less. (You'll see some fine Armstrong, Grissom and Swigert items for more!)

Please write if you would like to see a scan of any item not shown. I will give a discount of 5% of the total if you purchase two or more items.

Postage is $1 for First Class Mail, $6 for Priority Mail, or more for international shipping or insurance.

You're probably already familiar with autograph abbreviations, but just in case: SP = Signed Picture, ISP = Inscribed (that is, personalized) Signed Picture, and TLS = Typed Letter Signed.

  • Aldrin, Buzz – Signed 1984 check – $175

  • Aldrin, Buzz – Signed postal cover with Apollo 11 cachet. (Aldrin has not signed philatelic items in decades.) – $195

  • SOLD Aldrin, Buzz – SP (B+W 4x5 vintage photo issued to the newly named Group 3 astronauts; he also wrote "Best wishes"... but poor contrast. Stamp on back: "Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. / Major, USAF / NASA astronaut) – $50 SOLD

  • Allen, Joseph P. (STS-5, STS-51A) – SP (vintage NASA business suit litho, with him holding LM; light adhesive on verso corners, not affecting front*) – $40

  • Allen, Joe (STS-5, STS-51A) – Clipped signature from a letter, with typed closing. – $5

  • Allen, Joe (STS-5, STS-51A); Lousma, Jack (Skylab 3, STS-3); Kerwin, Joe (Skylab 2); Lenoir, William (STS-5); Lind, Don (STS-51B); Brand, Vance (Apollo-Soyuz, STS-5, STS 41-B, and STS-35); Lewelyn, Anthony (never flew); Borman, Frank (Gemini 7, Apollo 8) – Signed postal cover: Saluting United States Space Achievements in 1967. Also autopen Aldin and Bean. (Includes the unflown Skylab rescue mission crew; unflown Skylab 5 crew, etc.) – $50

  • Apollo 9 – Beta cloth patch signed by McDivitt and Schweickart (needs Scott) – $125

  • Apollo 12 Crew – Signed Apollo 12 Mission Profile card (3.5" x 6") – $150

  • Apollo-Soyuz – Brand and Slayton signed Apollo-Soyuz postal cover. – $50

  • Apollo-Soyuz – Brand and Slayton signed index cards with Apollo-Soyuz stamps. – $40

  • Apollo-Soyuz American and Soviet back-up crews – Signed postal cover (July 15, 1975 launch; signed by Bean, Evans, Lousma, Filipchenko, Rukavishnikov, Andreyev, and Dzanivekov. A VERY rare grouping) – $150

    Armstrong, Neil – TLS dated September 5, 1996 (after he stopped granting autograph requests) turning down an invitation to speak to a society in Canada. Nice blue ballpoint pen signature. (I have blurred out the name and address of the recipient on this scan, but of course the original is untouched.)

    On Armstrong's letter head, just like this one which sold for $1,440 in 2010, but with a nicer signature, in better condition, and with the original mailing envelope from Armstrong with a 1996 postmark. – (Other Armstrong letters, even without space content, have sold for hundreds more.) – $1500

  • Borman, Frank – SP (4-inch square photo from book of Saturn V roll-out) – $20

  • Borman, Frank – TLS; 1981 as Chairman and CEO of Eastern Air Lines – – $50

  • SOLD Borman, Frank – Signed Apollo 8 postal cover – – $50 SOLD

  • Borman, Frank – ISP (NASA litho of Earthrise; inscribed "To Mr. S.D. West / Best wishes"; light adhesive on verso corners, not affecting front) – $50

  • SOLD Borman, Frank – SP (B+W NASA litho of crew at simulator steps) – $20 SOLD

  • Brand, Vance – SP (vintage NASA business suit litho, with him holding LM; light adhesive on verso corners, not affecting front) – $40

  • Brand, Vance – SP (WSS NASA litho; inscribed) – $40

  • Carpenter, Scott – TLS (1970 letter to S.D. West in England, assuring him that "All photographs and letters bearing my signature have been personally signed by me"; light adhesive on verso corners, not affecting front) – – $75

  • Carpenter, Scott – SP (B+W business suit litho; corner crease; light adhesive on verso corners, not affecting front) – $50

  • Carr, Jerry – ISP (NASA litho, business suit holding Apollo model, inscribed "To Mr. S.D. West with sincerest best wishes", light adhesive on verso corners, not affecting front) – $20

stsmithva
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posted 04-18-2013 12:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
  • SOLD Cernan, Gene – SP (5x7 Kodak photo of him on the lunar surface with flag and rover; he added "Apollo XVII"; NOT inscribed) – $75 SOLD

  • SOLD Chapman, Phil – SP (WSS litho, uninscribed; light adhesive on verso corners, not affecting front.) In this 2011 cS discussion, one member said that his WSS litho was "getting harder to find, if not impossible", and another member said that Chapman's may, in face, be THE scarcest. – $150 SOLD

    (FREE shipping to any cS member in Australia, in honor of the fact that Chapman was the first Australian selected to become an astronaut, and in honor of my favorite cousin Libby, who emigrated to the sunburnt country after first convincing her parents after attending Gettysburg College that the ONLY grad school that met her needs was the University of Woolongong, and then meeting a nice fellow and getting married. You just have to buy me a pint in Melbourne when I finally get over there to visit her.)

  • Conrad, Charles – SP (red serial # Skylab mission glossy) – $40

  • Cosmonauts, Early – SP (B+W 4x6 photo of first four cosmonauts, signed by Titov, Popvich, Nikolayev. Smear on Titov. Has been in my collection since the days of the Soviet Union, so not one of the many recent forgeries.) (That is to say, not a forgery at all, and especially not a recent one!) – $100

  • SOLD Cooper, Gordon – Signed card (notepaper, not index card, with tear, light adhesive on verso corners, not affecting front) – $10 SOLD

  • SOLD Cooper, Gordon – SP (8x10 on Kodak paper of Faith 7 launch; Cooper wrote "Faith 7 Launch on pad 14! 15 May 1963" and added "Pilot") – $40 SOLD

  • SOLD Crossfield, Scott – ISP of him standing next to X-15 – $20 SOLD

  • Duke, Charlie – SP (vintage NASA business suit litho, with him holding LM; with "Best wishes"; light adhesive on verso corners, not affecting front) – $50

  • England, Tony – ISP (NASA litho, business suit holding Apollo model, inscribed "My best wishes Mr. West", light adhesive on verso corners, not affecting front, slight corner crease) – $10

  • Evans, Ron – ISP (WSS NASA litho) – $95

  • SOLD Evans, Ron – ISP (NASA litho of crew on rover trainer in front of Saturn V on launch pad) – $75 SOLD

  • Evans, Ron – ISP (WSS and ALS: signed insert of his videotape, with four-sentence handwritten note mentioning "mementos that went into space for sale") – $75
*Some of these items were obtained by a British fellow around 1970, based on the letters' dates. He put each one in an album with little squares of double-sided tape on the corners of the verso (back). The tape came off very nicely, leaving a little adhesive behind. It's about as strong as a Post-It note. All of these items are already in archival-quality page holders, but if you ever want to take one of these "light adhesive" items out you'll just have to be a little careful. Priced accordingly.

(I'm also selling dozens of non-astronaut autographs from my collection of 25 years. So please e-mail me if you would like to see a list with names like Orville Wright, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr.; FDR; and Jackie Robinson; as well as multiple examples from such fields of interest as Watergate, literature, and entertainment.)

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