Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    THE MERCURY SEVEN ASTRONAUTS

    Mercury Seven Astronauts: 1962 United Nations First Day Souvenir Sheet Signed by All. A 7.5" x 11.5" First Day of Issue sheet for the 4¢ and 11¢ "Man's Scientific Exploration for Peaceful Uses of Outer Space" stamps, dated December 3, 1962 and cancelled at the United Nations in New York. Explanatory text beneath the cachet and cancellation reads: "On December 13, 1958, the United Nations General Assembly established the Committee On Peaceful Uses Of Outer Space. Man's achievements in Space have been written in history with flights by American Astronauts." Beneath is a listing of the Mercury Seven astronauts, their flights to date, and their facsimile signatures in gold ink (at right). Authentic signatures of all seven have been added in various inks and at various times at left: "Alan Shepard", "Virgil I. Grissom", "John Glenn", "Scott Carpenter", "W M Schirra Jr", "Gordon Cooper", and "D K Slayton". We note that several of the printed flight dates are erroneous. Two horizontal folds, very fine.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    12th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 617

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 23 days left to consign to the 2018 November 1 - 2 Space Exploration Signature Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part I!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $614,788