Mercury Autographs

To this day, autographs from famous personalities are held at great value. Because of the signature it bears, an item’s value can rise considerably depending on the popularity of the signer. A signed item is usually given a higher appraisal compared to the same item that is not signed. For instance, in East Asia, it is considered an honor to possess the autograph of a government official. In imperial China, an emperor’s autograph was so priceless that selling any item he autographed was considered a criminal offense.

In America and Europe, before the 1980’s, asking for a celebrity's autograph was regarded as a child’s activity. However, the rising popularity of collecting autographs soon gave many memorabilia dealers the opportunity to conduct a very lucrative business.

Most sought-after autographs

Collectors from all over the world pay millions for signatures of political legends such as Napoleon Bonaparte, United States President George Washington, and Russian revolutionary martyr Leon Trotsky (murdered controversially in the 1940’s by assassins in Mexico City).

In the sports arena, the signature of baseball legend Babe Ruth is still among the most expensive autographs to this date. Just as pricey are autographs by ‘powerful’ women, from Queen Elizabeth of England (famous for putting a capital ‘R’ after her name) to Marilyn Monroe, who is the most popular sex symbol of the century.

Even the autographs of famous scientists are fetching thousands of dollars. The signature of Virgil "Gus" Grissom, considered a top space pioneer and Mercury 7 astronaut, is a collector’s item. The same reverence is given to autographs by Guglielmo Marconi, the respected Italian physicist who invented wireless communication.

Buying autographs

Make sure that the autograph you are buying comes with an internationally recognized certificate of authenticity. Autographs are very easy to fake –buying from unscrupulous sources is like throwing away money. Be sure to only purchase from respected dealers with industry accreditation. They should have the approval of key organizations such as the Universal Autograph Collectors Club, the International Autograph Dealers Association, and the Manuscripts Society.

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Which of the original seven Project Mercury astronauts died in a launch pad accident in 1967?

His name is Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom. He died along with Roger Chaffee and Ed White on January 27, 1967 while engaged in testing the Apollo I rocket.




JOHN GLENN NASA GEMINI MERCURY HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO
JOHN GLENN NASA GEMINI MERCURY HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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Mercury astronaut John Glenn handsigned Shuttle FDC 9g151
Mercury astronaut John Glenn handsigned Shuttle FDC 9g151

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MERCURY 7 AUTOGRAPHED 8X 10 ASTRONAUT PHOTO JSA FULL LETTER
MERCURY 7 AUTOGRAPHED 8X 10 ASTRONAUT PHOTO JSA FULL LETTER

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Mercury 7 Signed Invitation All Except Slayton
Mercury 7 Signed Invitation All Except Slayton

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MERCURY 7 ASTRONAUTS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHS EXTREMELY RARE COLLECTIBLE
MERCURY 7 ASTRONAUTS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHS EXTREMELY RARE COLLECTIBLE

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Mercury Astronaut John Glenn signed photo COA UACC
Mercury Astronaut John Glenn signed photo COA UACC

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Mercury Seven Astronauts Gus Grissom John Glenn Deke Slayton Shepard Signed FDC
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SALE Scott Carpenter Mercury Astronaut Signed Photo
SALE Scott Carpenter Mercury Astronaut Signed Photo

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MERCURY 7 ALL ASTRONAUTS SIGNED ON POSTAL CARD XF RARE WLM6427
MERCURY 7 ALL ASTRONAUTS SIGNED ON POSTAL CARD XF RARE WLM6427

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Mercury 7 Limited Edition Signed Print from Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Mercury 7 Limited Edition Signed Print from Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

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Signed Photo John Glenn Mercury Astronaut
Signed Photo John Glenn Mercury Astronaut

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NASA SIGNED VIRGIL GUS GRISSOM AUTOGRAPHED MERCURY 7 PHOTO
NASA SIGNED VIRGIL GUS GRISSOM AUTOGRAPHED MERCURY 7 PHOTO

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