Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Mercury Seven Astronauts: Echo I Commemorative Certificate Signed by All. This First Day Cover bearing a plate block of the 4ยข "Communications for Peace/ Echo 1" stamp, cancelled December 15, 1960, at Washington, DC, with an Artcraft cachet is mounted onto an 11.75" x 8.75" certificate with a 3" x 1" piece of Mylar Balloon Material like that used in the creation of the Echo Satellite. The certificate is signed by each of the original seven Mercury astronauts: "Walter M Schirra Jr", "Alan B Shepard Jr", "Donald K Slayton", "Virgil I Grissom", "John H. Glenn Jr", "Gordon Cooper" and "Scott Carpenter". Double matted to an overall 16" x 13". Some light discoloration around the edges from the mat, some fading to the Slayton and Grissom signatures, overall very good. Also included is an Echo 1 50th anniversary philatelic cover.

    Echo was NASA's first communications satellite, a passive spacecraft based on a balloon design and created at Langley Research Center. It measured 100 feet in diameter and when deployed in orbit, bounced signals from one point on Earth to another.


    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
    May, 2016
    20th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 508

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 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
    Consign to the 2019 May 9 - 10 Space Exploration Signature Auction Featuring The Armstong Family Collection Part II.

    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 September 13 Rare Books & Maps Signature Auction Books - Dallas
    2018 September 13 Rare Books & Maps Signature Auction Books - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,094,775