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Scott Carpenter’s Mercury-era Collier Trophy

Impressive Collier Trophy awarded to Scott Carpenter as one of the members of the Mercury 7, measuring 13.5″ tall with an 8.25 x 8.25 base, engraved on one side with the names of the first seven NASA astronauts, Malcolm S. Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper, John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Alan B. Shepard, Jr., and Donald Slayton, noting that they were being honored with the 1962 award “For pioneering manned space flight in the United States.” On the opposing side of the base is raised text describing the award, in full: “Awarded annually by the National Aeronautic Association sponsored by Look Magazine for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, the value of which had been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Carpenter, in part: “President John Kennedy presented the 1962 Collier Trophy that accompanies this letter to me along with each of my Mercury 7 brothers. This occurred on Oct. 10, 1963 at a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden. I consider this one of [the] most prestigious honors I have ever received and have proudly displayed it in my home for many years.”

Other notables in receipt of this prized trophy include Neil Armstrong, Chuck Yeager, Howard Hughes and Orville Wright. Research indicates that Deke Slayton’s Collier Trophy is the only other Collier Trophy associated with a Mercury Astronaut to ever be offered for sale.

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Posted by on April 17, 2015 in Scott Carpenter

 

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Scott Carpenter’s Mercury-era Collier Trophy

Impressive Collier Trophy awarded to Scott Carpenter as one of the members of the Mercury 7, measuring 13.5″ tall with an 8.25 x 8.25 base, engraved on one side with the names of the first seven NASA astronauts, Malcolm S. Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper, John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Alan B. Shepard, Jr., and Donald Slayton, noting that they were being honored with the 1962 award “For pioneering manned space flight in the United States.” On the opposing side of the base is raised text describing the award, in full: “Awarded annually by the National Aeronautic Association sponsored by Look Magazine for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, the value of which had been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Carpenter, in part: “President John Kennedy presented the 1962 Collier Trophy that accompanies this letter to me along with each of my Mercury 7 brothers. This occurred on Oct. 10, 1963 at a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden. I consider this one of [the] most prestigious honors I have ever received and have proudly displayed it in my home for many years.”

Bidding for the Space and Aviation Auction opens Apr 16, 2015 & ends Apr 23, 2015

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Posted by on March 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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RR Auction NASA Photo Red-Numbered Signed by 26 Early Astronauts

RR Auction red-numbered NASA photoIncredible color glossy 10 x 8 ‘red-numbered’ NASA photo of the ‘meatball’ insignia, signed in felt tip and ballpoint by 26 astronauts, including 11 moonwalkers. Signers are: Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt, John Young, Charlie Duke, Dave Scott, Jim Irwin, Edgar Mitchell, Alan Shepard, Alan Bean, Charles Conrad, Michael Collins, Tom Stafford, James Lovell, Gordon Cooper, Frank Borman, Al Worden, Fred Haise, Wally Schirra, Rusty Schweickart, Walt Cunningham, Richard Gordon, Scott Carpenter, Stuart Roosa, Jim McDivitt, and Ken Mattingly, as well as the first director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Robert R. Gilruth. In fine condition, with a crease to the lower left corner, affecting none of the signatures. An outstanding photo packed with signatures that represent nearly every program and facet of NASA’s early years. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Nasa

 

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