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    Rarely seen as a complete set.

    NASA Astronaut-Signed Philatelic Collection: Complete Set of Twenty "Sieger" Souvenir Sheets. Each of these twenty foreign stamps and blocks were signed between 1968 and 1971 for a German stamp dealer named Herman Sieger. Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham tells the background in his book, The All-American Boys (MacMillan: New York, 1977): "My own involvement began with a 1969 phone call from Walter Eiermann, whom many of us had met socially in Coco Beach. Eiermann said he was negotiating with many of the astronauts to sign 500... stamps issued to commemorate the individual's flight for a payment of $2,500. My answer was probably common: Yes, I'd be interested if others in the group were doing the same thing. The money was attractive and it wasn't explicitly against any regulation, but I was not interested in becoming a trail blazer. Three months later he called with a list of those who had already committed. His goal was to sign every man who had flown an Apollo mission, and he seemed well on his way." The sets of twenty were originally sold for 1,950 German marks in the early 1970s. Many of the sets have been broken up and sold separately in the intervening years. This is a complete set that includes the original German-language biography cards for each astronaut. Individual items signed, as follows:
    Neil Armstrong: Belgium single "First Man on the Moon" stamp sheet clearly signed in blue ink.
    Alan Bean: Romania block of four "Apollo 12" stamps signed across in blue ink.
    Frank Borman: Ajman single "Flight to Moon" stamp sheet signed vertically across in blue ink.
    Scott Carpenter: Paraguay single "Astronauts Glenn and Carpenter" stamp sheet signed clearly in black ink.
    Gene Cernan: Ajman single "Apollo 10- Craters on the Moon" stamp sheet signed across in blue ink.
    Charles Conrad, Jr.: Ras Al Khaima block of four "Apollo XII Moon Mission" stamp sheet clearly signed in blue ink.
    Gordon Cooper: Paraguay "Gordon Cooper" numbered stamp sheet signed across in blue ink.
    Walt Cunningham: Ajman single "Apollo 7" stamp sheet signed across in blue ink.
    Donn Eisele: Yemen single "Apollo 7" stamp sheet signed across in blue ink.
    John Glenn: Ras Al Khaima block of four "In Memory of John F. Kennedy" (also pictures John Glenn) stamps signed across in blue ink.
    Dick Gordon: Hungary block of four "Apollo 12" stamps signed across in blue ink.
    James Lovell: Romania block of four "Apollo 13" stamps signed clearly in black ink.
    James A. McDivitt: Yemen single "Apollo 9 Future Space Station" stamp sheet signed clearly in blue ink.
    Ed Mitchell: Romania block of four "Apollo 14" stamps signed clearly in black ink.
    Stuart A. Roosa: Hungary single "Apollo 14" stamp sheet signed across in black ink.
    Wally Schirra: Paraguay single "Walter M Schirra" numbered stamp sheet signed across in blue ink.
    Dave Scott: Sharjah block of six "History of Space" stamps signed across in blue ink, also signed clearly in wide top margin in black felt tip.
    Rusty Schweickart: Yemen single "Apollo 9" stamp sheet signed across clearly in blue ink.
    Tom Stafford: Yemen single "Apollo 10" stamp sheet signed across in blue ink.
    Jack Swigert: Romania block of four "Apollo 13" stamps signed across in black ink.
    As expected, the contrast is less than excellent on some of the ones signed across the stamps. Please see the high-resolution images on our website for detailed views. Overall excellent condition. From the Steven R. Belasco Collection of Space Memorabilia.


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