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#1 DMD

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 08:42 AM

Here is an unusual pair of wings which will be offered by Regency-Superior in April.

http://www.regencyst...c_auction.shtml

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.

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#2 Paul C.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 11:43 AM

COOL!

#3 Lee Ragan

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 12:37 PM

A star on top of USAF Astronaut pilot wings signifies "Senior" Pilot Astronaut. The Command Pilot Astronaut has a wreath around the star... just like regular Command Pilots wings.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 04:28 AM

$7000 for the wings and the autograph!

http://cgi.liveaucti...S...9317&rd=1,1

#5 Walt175

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 11:21 AM

Oh My God!!!! :blink:

That's about 3 times what I figured they would sell for. Did somebody here win them? :D

Edited by Walt175, 20 April 2007 - 11:22 AM.



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