With the passing of John Glenn, this set is worth even more, yet at the same price! You get both lithos, with matching numbers on each...matching numbers still under 600. No discounts allowed for this set. Someone is selling these (framed) on Amazon for $10,000. (TEN THOUSAND)
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The Mercury 7 Print: 25" x 35"
Each archival-quality print is hand signed by the astronauts, sequentially numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
The Mercury 7 Print has been hand-signed by the Mercury astronauts:Alan Shepard , John Glenn, Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, Gordon Cooper, andScott Carpenter.. Wife Betty Grissom signed for Gus. Items withallthese signatures are rare indeed, limited to a few old, faded, cracked photos and a few first-day covers, and books worth several thousand dollars. The astronauts all signed in pencil (no autopen, no fading) largely and clearly next to their respective mission patches, which are painted with such detail they seem to fall off the print! Deke Slayton signed above the NASA logo at center.
The Apollo-Soyuz Print:25" x 35"
In 1975, the historic first linkup of American and Soviet spacecraft took place between an Apollo capsule and a Soviet Soyuz Spacecraft. The crews included the legendary Alexei Leonov, the first man to walk in space, and the late Donald "Deke" Slayton, making his first and only flight, despite being chosen as one of the original Mercury astronauts. Slayton was the Chief Astronaut, grounded because of a medical problem, but requalified for this historic mission. Signatures in pencil by USA Astronauts Deke Slayton and Thomas Stafford. Soviet crewmen Leonov and Valery Kubasov.