Nasa Signed Gus Grissom Original Astronaut Autograph Coa, Uacc Frame, Life, Dvd For Sale
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COAguaranteed byUACC Registered Dealer #228
*Professionally Framed with Photo + 2 DVD's & 2 LIFE Magazines
This RARE Autograph is being offered by and includes the original Certificate of Authenticity (COA) guaranteed genuine for life by UACC Registered Dealer #228GUS GRISSOM
Virgil Ivan Grissom (April 3, 1926 – January 27, 1967), (Lt Col, USAF), better known as Gus Grissom, was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts and a United States Air Force pilot. He was the second American to fly in space, and the first member of the NASA Astronaut Corps to fly in space twice.
Grissom was killed along with fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (then known as Cape Kennedy), Florida. He was the first of the Mercury Seven to die. He was also a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and, posthumously, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.Thisrare GUS GRISSOMAUTOGRAPHED CHECKhas been personally examined, assigned a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteed by UACC Registered Dealer #228 and is beautifully framed and matted with an engraved Description Plaque and LargeAPOLLOOnereplica Mission Patch. This RareOriginal AutographedCheck is signed byGUS GRISSOMin BlackPen on the 1959 National Bank of Fort Sam Houston cashed CHECK...totally ORIGINAL & AUTHENTIC with COA... This large framed COLLECTION with the autographed check, photo and mission patchis just ready to display in your Home, Media Room, Museum or Office. GUS GRISSOM
On July 21, 1961, Grissom was pilot of the second Project Mercury flight, Mercury-Redstone 4, popularly known as Liberty Bell 7. This was a suborbital flight which lasted 15 minutes and 37 seconds. After splashdown, emergency explosive bolts unexpectedly fired and blew the hatch off, causing water to flood into the spacecraft. Quickly exiting through the open hatch and into the ocean, Grissom was nearly drowned as water began filling his spacesuit. A recovery helicopter tried to lift and recover the spacecraft, but the flooding spacecraft became too heavy, and it was ultimately cut loose before sinking.
In early 1964 Alan Shepard was grounded after being diagnosed with Ménière's disease and Grissom was designated command pilot for Gemini 3, the first manned Project Gemini flight, which flew on March 23, 1965. This mission made him the first NASA astronaut to fly into space twice. This flight made three revolutions of the Earth and lasted for 4 hours, 52 minutes and 31 seconds. Grissom was one of the eight pilots of the NASA paraglider research vehicle.
Grissom was one of the smaller astronauts, and he worked very closely with the engineers and technicians from McDonnell Aircraft who built the Gemini spacecraft. The first three spacecraft were built around him and the design was humorously named the Gusmobile. However by July 1963 NASA discovered 14 out of the 16 astronauts could not fit themselves into the cabin and later cockpits were modified. During this time Grissom invented the multi-axis translation thruster controller used to push the Gemini and Apollo spacecraft in linear directions for rendezvous and docking.
Grissom was backup command pilot for Gemini 6A when he shifted to the Apollo program and was assigned as Command Pilot of the first manned mission AS-204, with Senior Pilot Ed White and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee. The three men named their spacecraft Apollo 1. Before its planned February 21, 1967 launch, the Command Module interior caught fire and burned on January 27, 1967 during a pre-launch test on Launch Pad 34 at Cape Kennedy, killing all three men.
The fire's ignition source was never determined, but their deaths were attributed to a wide range of lethal hazards in the early Apollo Command Module design and conditions of the test, including a pressurized 100% oxygen pre-launch atmosphere, many wiring and plumbing flaws, flammable materials used in the cockpit and the astronauts' flight suits, and an inward-opening hatch which could not be opened quickly in an emergency, and could not be opened at all with full internal pressure. After the tragedy, these problems were fixed, and the Apollo program carried on successfully to reach its objective of landing men on the Moon.
Gus Grissom is buried in Section 3 at the Arlington National Cemetery, near Roger Chaffee. Ed White is buried at the West Point Cemetery, West Point, New York.This ORIGINAL AutographedCHECK was Signed byGUS GRISSOMinBLACK INKin 1959... This is beautifullymounted ina museum quality largegold frame! Frame measures approximately 24" x 22."...and is mounted with a dark blue suede matte... ...a gold engraved description plaque that reads: And,the display also includes a LARGE replica mission patch of the Mercury...this Patch is actually made with gold metal thread and is absolutely beautiful!
ThisAUTOGRAPH is NOT A REPRINT...it is ORIGINAL & GUARANTEED GENUINE FOR LIFE by UACC Registered Dealer #228 and includes the original CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY. (COA)
This collection is all professionally matted in a gold frame using acid-free materials by Michaels Arts.
We also include this RARE originalLIFE MAGAZINEthatpictures GUS GRISSOM when he was chosen as one of the original 7 astronauts for the U.S. Mercury Program, along with John Glenn &Alan Shepard...MARCH 3, 1961.
The other LIFE MAGAZINE features the funeral of GUS GRISSOM,ED WHITE & ROGER CHAFFEE, who all tragically died in the Apollo1 fire on the launch pad at Cape Kennedy.
Thismagazine from the February 10, 1967 issue is full of articles & photosabout the horrific APOLLO 1 fire and the sad funeral held at Arlington National Cemetary plusmuch more interesting information...
Finally, this collection also includes this great Blu Ray DVD, "THE RIGHT STUFF," the great movie about the original 7 MERCURY ASTRONAUTS based on the best selling novel b Tom Wolfe.
This BLU RAY DVD is sealed, NTSC, Region One.
The other DVD you receiveis an original NASA documentary made to highlight the original 7 Mercury astronauts and their unique Missions...a great piece of history...regular DVD, NTSC, Region One.
We have always been an avid collector of Autographs, Movie Props and High End Collectibles and we have been selling much of our prized collections on for the past10 years....so, take a look at this sale & many other highly-treasured items that we've collected over the years on our other sales, including our store....INSURANCE is included with our Postage Charge...Buyer is responsible for any VAT or SALES tax that your country or state may or may not charge...our photos are included with this ad as part of our description.
We might pay more for our autographs & fine collector's books, but we want to make sure that what we acquire is absolutely genuine and in the best condition to not only make this a valuable piece for your family to enjoy, but also a valuable investment piece.
I direct movies & television shows, but have also been an avid collector of Historical & Movie Autographs, Art, Props & High End Collectibles for a quarter of a Century. We've only invested money in the higher end memorabilia and buy from prestigious sale houses. We enjoy collecting, but we also consider them an investment like any other investment, and you, too, should only buy autographs that are 100% authentic & in the very best condition as possible or your investment could be worthless. You can find cheap autographs on , but you usually get what you pay for....always buy from a reputable dealer, one who is preferably certified by the UACC.
This OriginalAUTOGRAPHhas been stored in an acid free sleeve in a dark, 72 degree SAFE, smoke free,pet freeEnvironment since being acquired...it has never been displayed, only removed to have it photographed...this autographis completely and totally ORIGINAL & AUTHENTIC, with COA that is guaranteed by UACC Registered Dealer.
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Please ask any questions before offerding since all sales are final to protect the provenance and chain of custody & most autographs are UV marked....the original photography in this ad are covered by U.S. copyright laws and are the sole property of Sell Communications. They cannot be duplicated or reproduced or posted anywhere without the express written permission of Sell Communications...buyer is responsible for any VAT or SALES tax that your country or state may or may not charge. Our photos in this ad are part of ourdescription.Jack M. Sell is a Registered Dealer with the U.A.C.C. (RD#228). Mr. Sell has made national and local television appearances on many programs as a guest expert in his field, a Member of the Manuscript Society, Member of the APIC, member of IADA, has over 7000 Positive Ratings and is a lifetime Member of the Director's Guild of America (D.G.A.) & has been directing TV & Film for over 30 years for SONY/Columbia Pictures, PBS, Tribune Entertainment Corporation, USA Network, HBO & NBC, so please buy with confidence...we are proud that some of our memorabilia on display in the SMITHSONIAN, Washington, D.C. FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
Sell Communications offers a FULL MONEY BACK, LIFETIME AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEE on all of our AUTOGRAPHED ITEMS. has sought out qualified experts in the autograph field who will evaluate an autograph and will offer their opinion on it's authenticity. Sell Communications uses these recommended services of PSA/DNA and GLOBAL DNA Authentication Services. If this autograph is declared not to be authentic, we may ask the purchaser to supply the full written opinion of one competent authority acceptable to us. We will refund the purchase price after documentation has been submitted. The buyer's only remedy under this guarantee is the cancellation of the sale and the refund of the purchase price. Please contact us before returning any item(s). If a signed item from Sell Communications is found not to be authentic and original by PSA/DNA and/or GLOBAL DNA Authentication Services, we will issue you, the original purchaser, a FULL REFUND for your Original Purchase Price.HERE'S JUST A SAMPLE OF WHAT SOME OF OUR BUYERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT US: btbandabbermake3s PRAISE: "Fantastic items, 30 Star Movie Maker!" 18442 PRAISE: "Great item!! SUPERFAST INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!!!!!!! Highly recommended seller!!" heimdell51 "PRAISE: "Great guy; very prompt & efficient service & exc. packaging; got a free bonus too!" btbandabbermake3s PRAISE: "Fantastic items, 30 stars, offer with utmost confidence asset to . Thanx Jack" momosroswell PRAISE: "Wonderful item! Thanks for a smooth, quick transaction. Great communication!" docfsk100 PRAISE: "Excellent, Danke" austinpowheinybeer PRAISE: "GREAT GREAT GREAT!! Makes great place to shop!!" ridingelliePRAISE: "Good Communications, Superb Packaging, Phenomenal Display, CRIED WITH JOY! Thanks." jimsoden PRAISE:"Great packing, good emails, very generous with his time and effort, class act!!!" circus10 PRAISE: Fabulous costume, vintage RINGLING BROTHERS. Great transaction! Thank you, Jack." erfmaster500 PRAISE: Good seller. Quick Shipping. Easy to deal with...MAKES FUN MOVIES, TOO!!" spike1031PRAISE: "Jack, You are such a RARE FIND/ You are #1 IN MY BOOK! I SO APPRECIATE YOU!Sandy" AND, THANKS TO THE OTHER 7000 GREAT ERS WE'VE HAD THE HONOR OF WORKING WITH FOR MORE THAN A DECADE...WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING MANY MORE GREAT ERS IN THE FUTURE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD! A GREAT piece of History.....a real "One of a Kind" Find & Investment Piece....Autographs, Artifacts, Posters, Props & Art can make for a good investment as well. Check out our other sales for more great items, including AUTOGRAPHS, SPACE Memorabilia, Historical Collections, Movie & Television PROP COLLECTIONS. A RareOriginal Autographed Framed DISPLAYSigned by GUS GRISSOM... GOOD LUCK on thisGreat GUS GRISSOM Autograph Collection that includes the RareGUS GRISSOMOriginal Signed & Framed AUTOGRAPHED CHECK Display, all Beautifully Framed with museum quality materials & engraved Description Plaque...this "One of a Kind" Collection also includes2Rare LIFE MAGAZINES that features headlines about NASA choosing the original MERCURY SEVEN ASTRONAUTS and articles on the horrific"APOLLO ONE" disaster , Original Certificate Of Authenticity + a sealed Blu Ray DVD of "The Right Stuff" and a regular DVD covering Nasa's Mercury Space Program. Shipping is quoted for the U.S., but we happily ship WORLDWIDE! Just ask for a quote...in the U.S., we ship via Post Office. Everything is Insured with Delivery Confirmation...we use the very best packing materials, usually bubble-wrapped with peanuts and/or double boxed when necessary. Paypal preferred.... FASSST SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!
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