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Personal collection of four items from the Gus Grissom estate, including items personally owned by the Apollo 1 astronaut. Lot includes:

1) Gus Grissom's personally owned ''Apollo Operations Handbook / Command and Service Module'', published 30 November 1966. Handbook runs approximately 300pp., with all aspects of the CSM covered, and with several pull-out schematics. With Grissom's name handwritten in black felt-tip at upper right of cover page. Measures 8'' x 10.5''. Light wear, overall very good condition.

2) Bank note signed by Gus Grissom in blue fountain pen, ''Virgil I. Grissom''. Note for $100, drawn on the National Bank of Fort Sam Houston, measures 8.5'' x 3.5''. Light creasing and cancellation holes just touching the top of ''l'' in signature. Overall in very good plus condition.

3) Gus Grissom membership card signed ''Virgil I. Grissom'' in black fountain pen. Red and black card to The Club Seville also has Grissom's name and rank of Major typed on front. Measures 3.375'' x 2.125''. Near fine condition.

4) Letter to Mrs. Betty Grissom - Gus Grissom's widow - dated 18 July 1986 on Mercury Seven Foundation stationery, signed by the six surviving Mercury 7 astronauts. Typed letter reads in part, ''As July 21, 1986, marks the 25th Anniversary of Gus' flight, we wanted you to know that we are all thinking of you. / Our nation is indebted to Gus for his contributions and we are privileged to have had the opportunity to serve in the space program with him....[signed] John [Glenn] Wally [Schirra] Alan [Shepard] Deke [Slayton] Scott [Carpenter] / Gordon [Cooper]''. Letter measures 8.5'' x 12.75'', with original mailing envelope, postmarked 11 September 1986 from Houston. Near fine condition.
Gus Grissom Personally Owned Lot, Including His Apollo Operations Handbook and Two Items Signed by Grissom -- Also Includes Letter to Grissom's Widow Signed by the Six Surviving Mercury 7 AstronautsGus Grissom Personally Owned Lot, Including His Apollo Operations Handbook and Two Items Signed by Grissom -- Also Includes Letter to Grissom's Widow Signed by the Six Surviving Mercury 7 AstronautsGus Grissom Personally Owned Lot, Including His Apollo Operations Handbook and Two Items Signed by Grissom -- Also Includes Letter to Grissom's Widow Signed by the Six Surviving Mercury 7 AstronautsGus Grissom Personally Owned Lot, Including His Apollo Operations Handbook and Two Items Signed by Grissom -- Also Includes Letter to Grissom's Widow Signed by the Six Surviving Mercury 7 Astronauts
Gus Grissom Personally Owned Lot, Including His Apollo Operations Handbook and Two Items Signed by Grissom -- Also Includes Letter to Grissom's Widow Signed by the Six Surviving Mercury 7 AstronautsGus Grissom Personally Owned Lot, Including His Apollo Operations Handbook and Two Items Signed by Grissom -- Also Includes Letter to Grissom's Widow Signed by the Six Surviving Mercury 7 AstronautsGus Grissom Personally Owned Lot, Including His Apollo Operations Handbook and Two Items Signed by Grissom -- Also Includes Letter to Grissom's Widow Signed by the Six Surviving Mercury 7 Astronauts
Gus Grissom Personally Owned Lot, Including His Apollo Operations Handbook and Two Items Signed by Grissom -- Also Includes Letter to Grissom's Widow Signed by the Six Surviving Mercury 7 Astronauts
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