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Thursday, November 18, 2010
Apollo 15 Flown Cover - Mercury 7 Autographs
Apollo 15 Cover Flown to the Lunar Surface
This is one of the infamous Apollo 15 flown covers first confiscated and later released by NASA during the Apollo 15 Covers Scandal. This particular cover is from the Apollo 15 Crew's batch of 298 covers, which travelled to the lunar surface along with 100 covers for German Stamp dealer Hermann Sieger. All 398 covers were un-authorized for flight and when Sieger started to sell his covers it caused a scandal and NASA were forced to remove the Apollo 15 Crew form flight status and confiscated the covers. Only in 1983 did Al Worden successfully sue the government to have the 298 covers returned to the crew.
Mercury 7 Autographs
This really is beauty, and one of the most collectible Astronaut signed photos there is, the complete set of Mercury 7 Astronaut signatures on the classic US Air Force F-106b Fighter Jet Photo.