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Gordon Cooper's Astronaut Wings

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

 

http://www.regencystamps.com/public_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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COOL!


Paul Conrad
Still looking for quality wings!

www.conradwings.com
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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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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Oh My God!!!! :blink:

 

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

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