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    Gemini 8 Crew Signatures Obtained aboard the Rescue Ship U.S.S. Leonard F. Mason on the Day of Splashdown, with Unpublished Personal Photos, a Cigarette Lighter, and Signed Color Photos of Frank Borman and Wally Schirra, all Directly from the Personal Collection of One of the Ship's Rescue Swimmers. A 3" x 5" card bearing the "Gemini Rendezvous Mission/ Pacific Fleet U.S. Navy Recovery Force" rubber stamp, the ship's embossed seal, and neat blue ink signatures: "Neil Armstrong" and "Dave Scott". Also included in this lot are two 8" x 10" photos and ten 5" x 3.5" personal color snapshots taken with his camera, all of the rescue, an official ship's photo, and a Zippo lighter engraved with an image of the ship and capsule with the text: "Astronauts/ David Scott and/ Neil A. Armstrong/ Recovered by/ USS Leonard F. Mason/ DD-852/ March 17, 1966/ Gemini 8 Agena Link". Also, individual NASA 8" x 10" business suit color prints signed "To USS Mason/ Wally Schirra" and "To the officers & crew/ of the USS Mason/ Frank Borman". All items are from the collection of Chester R. Szetela, a rescue swimmer and assistant publication officer aboard the Mason. See the previous lot for additional memorabilia from that day. Signed card, personal photos, and lighter all excellent. Signed photos fine.

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    November, 2016
    11th Friday
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