Click on "Browse Lots" for the Space Memorabilia section and look for Lot 219.
1963 GORDON COOPER'S COMMAND ASTRONAUT WINGS
These 3" silver wings show the astronaut emblem in the center and have a star at top signifying the "Command" status of the wearer. A Cooper handwritten/signed certificate of authenticity on Disney notepaper is included (wrinkled) that reads: These wings presented in Washington, DC by Gen. Curtis LeMay to Gordon Cooper - 1963 . Unique and extremely important. This is the first pair of astronaut Command wings that we have ever handled. Ex- Astronaut Gordon Gordo Cooper Estate Collection.
The wings appear to made by Vanguard. Opening bid is $48, and the auction house estimates $1500 sale price.
Edited by DMD, 14 March 2007 - 08:46 AM.