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stsmithva
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posted 04-18-2013 01:01 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 "Gibson to Swigert" (plus von Braun) list. The "Aldrin to Evans" list has already been posted.

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% 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.

  • SOLD Gibson, Ed – ISP (NASA litho, business suit, nice inscription "...Thanks for your interest in our country's space program...") – $10 SOLD

  • SOLD Gibson, Ed – SP (WSS NASA litho with him holding Skylab model; he wrote "Best Wishes... Skylab III") – $10 SOLD

  • SOLD Glenn, John – SP (portrait of him in Senate office) – $25 SOLD

  • SOLD Glenn, John – SP (B+W of him in spacesuit next to Friendship 7 capsule) – $50 SOLD

  • Grissom, Gus – SP (B+W of him on book stock paper; staple hole at top left) with Steve Zarelli LOA. Because of the paper stock, it's not as nice as this copy of the exact same photo that sold two years ago for $2,962... but it's still quite nice! – $1500


  • Grissom, Gus – ISP (B+W photo of him with two visitors to NASA; "Gemini Launch Team" banner on wall in background; inscribed to one of those visitors with "Best regards") – $675

  • Haise, Fred – Signed closing of letter; added "Sincerely" in his hand – $20

  • Haise, Fred – ISP (WSS NASA litho; inscribed "To Harry - Best wishes... Apollo 13 / Enterprise CDR") – $40

  • Irwin, Jim – ISP (litho of him on the lunar surface with the usual printed "His love from the moon"; he added "Harry") – $75

  • Irwin, Jim – SP (litho of him on the lunar surface with the usual inscription "His love from the moon" HANDWRITTEN. Not personalized. Quite rare in this form! – On the verso, tape damage to the margins from previous framing, not showing on the front at all. – $195

stsmithva
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posted 04-18-2013 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
  • Irwin, Jim – Signed card (index card signed in fine black felt tip, not inscribed) – $75

  • Lenoir, William – SP (NASA litho, business suit holding Apollo model, not inscribed, information printed on back, light adhesive on verso corners, not affecting front*) – $50

  • Lind, Don – ISP (vintage NASA business suit litho next to LM; inscribed "To S.D. West with best wishes"; light adhesive on verso corners, not affecting front) – $20

  • SOLD Lovell, James – Signed postal cover (Gemini 12) – $50 SOLD

  • SOLD Mattingly, Ken – SP (fantastic Apollo 16 collage) – $150

  • Mattingly, Ken – Signed postal cover (Apollo 16 splashdown on April 27, 1972; with address label) – $125

  • SOLD McCandless, Bruce II – ISP (vintage NASA business suit litho with him holding CSM model; inscribed "To S.D. West with best wishes" and dated 11/6/70; light adhesive on verso corners, not affecting front) – $25 SOLD

  • McDivitt, James A. – TLS (11/2/1970 NASA letter as Manager, Apollo Spacecraft Program. Enclosing autographs, and returning the dollar with a suggestion that the recipient donate it to his church. Left margin has small stains and partial hole punches) – $95

  • SOLD McDivitt, James A. – Signed postal cover (Apollo 9 launch day) – $40 SOLD

  • Mercury astronauts – Signed postal cover (Mercury first day of issue on Feb. 20, 1962) Signed by Glenn, Carpenter, and Slayton – $75

  • SOLD Musgrave, Story – ISP (vintage NASA business suit litho; inscribed "To S.D. West, with best wishes and good fortune"; also wrote "Nasa Astronaut" - yes, with the lowercase letters) – $25 SOLD

  • SOLD Pogue, Bill – SP (NASA litho of Skylab in orbit) – $25 SOLD

  • Savitskaya, Svetlana – Signed card (more accurately a cut rectangle of paper, about 2x3). With her name written in pencil by a collector. Would go nicely with a signature of Leonov- the first man and first woman to walk in space. – $20

  • SOLD Schirra, Wally – SP (B+W 5x7 portrait) – $20 SOLD

  • SOLD Schmitt, Harrison – SP (WSS NASA litho; signed in full "Harrison H. Schmitt"; NOT inscribed. Such signed WSS lithos can reach extraordinary prices at auction, such as this absolutely identical one for $1,969. Those signed with "Jack" or "H.H." go for much less. – $850

stsmithva
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posted 04-18-2013 01:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
  • SOLD Schweickart, Rusty – SP (his EVA on LM; he added "Apollo 9") – $75 SOLD

  • Schweickart, Rusty – Signed postal cover (Apollo 9 events described on cachet; "C. Sarzin" address stamp) – $50

  • Schweickart, Rusty – Signed index card – $25

  • Skylab 2 – Signed postal cover (Conrad and Kerwin signed; launch cachet showing crew; still needs Weitz) – $60

  • Skylab 3 – Crew-signed postal cover (Bean's Skylab EVA on a Colorano "silk" cachet) – $95

  • Skylab: Conrad, Kerwin, Weitz, Garriott, Carr, Gibson, Pogue – Signed cover with Skylab cachet (just needs Bean (has autopen) and Lousma) – $175

  • Slayton, D.K. – ISP (business suit litho; inscribed "Best wishes to S.D. West"; light adhesive on verso corners, not affecting front) – – $50

  • Slayton, D.K. – Signed postal cover (Apollo-Soyuz docking on a Colorano "silk" cachet) – $50

  • SOLD STS-1 Crew – John Young and Bob Crippen ISPs (shuttle-era portrait lithos inscribed to the same person). – $95 SOLD

  • Swigert, Jack – Sieger stamp block – $250

  • Swigert, Jack – AN (unsigned four-line note, about 30 words in his hand; mentioning gyroscopes used for guidance) – – $60

  • SOLD Swigert, Jack – ISP (vintage NASA business suit litho; he added "Best wishes"; just like this one which sold for $1,118. – $750 SOLD

  • SOLD von Braun, Wernher – SP (early rocket launch; "A Kodak Paper" watermark on verso; on the verso, tape damage to the margins from previous framing, not showing on the front at all). Perhaps a cS member could be able to identify this launch? – $325 SOLD

*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.)

rgarner
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posted 04-18-2013 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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