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    Mercury-Atlas 8 (Sigma 7): Three Signed Items. America's fifth manned space flight. As follows:
    (1) Autograph letter signed on early Project Mercury letterhead, 8" x 10", no date, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. It reads, in full: "Dear Ernest/ Thank you for the honor of requesting/ my autograph. You may wonder what/ the symbol [he draws Mercury symbol] means - it is the/ astronomical symbol of Mercury with/ the 7 included./ Walter M. Schirra Jr." Very fine condition with mounting traces on verso.
    (2) An 8" x 10" B&W photo of Schirra's launch. Signed: "Wally Schirra". Pristine condition.
    (3) Launch cover with Cape Canaveral hand cancellation dated October 2, 1962, on a "Project Mercury" 4ยข stamp bearing a nice Space City cachet. Signed "Wally Schirra". Very fine condition.
    From the Steven R. Belasco Collection of Space Memorabilia.

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