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|142||Astronaut signed Moonwalkers Lithograph by Ron Lewis #555/1000. Complete with Novaspace Galleries Certificate of Authenticity. Rare if not unknown in the secondary market and described by the original seller as: "There's a long, long story behind this one. Simply, this print was first begun in 1986, but out-lived three of the signees before it even became available to the public. It emerged from years of litigation and false starts, and now the signing astronauts have specifically asked Novaspace to finally give it the exposure it deserves. The late Jim Irwin was the first to sign, and 10 other moonwalkers have added their autographs over the years. All 6 lunar landings are represented. A total of ELEVEN moonwalkers have signed this print: Buzz Aldrin, Pete Conrad, Alan Bean, Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, Jim Irwin, Dave Scott, Charlie Duke, John Young, Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt. All unquestionably authentic. The signing astronauts OWN this edition and Novaspace is the ONLY place you can get one. The remaining moonwalker - Neil Armstrong, quit signing over 15 years ago, so this is considered complete. If he did sign, the price would be unreachable to all but the very rich. This print measures an enormous 25x31, and framed it is 33x39. It was painted by artist Ron Lewis, in an edition of 1000, signed and numbered. It is printed on acid-free, very heavy stock in pristine condition, despite being handled repeatedly over nearly 20 years. They were even shipped to us in custom-made, locked metal crates! Each portrait was done from the astronaut's NASA WSS (white space suit) portrait, and beside each bust is a little vignette of the astronaut in action, doing something unique to him on the moon (Conrad with Surveyor, Shepard's chip shot...) It makes a nice, large, displayable vehicle for these historic signatures. "
This one has been altered. The previous owner (Woody Witt) wanted a complete set of TWELVE signed moonwalkers to grace his office wall so he added a double FDC moon landing cover signed by Neil Armstrong at the top left in the matting, over the undamaged lithograph to complete his presentation. Unique, one of a kind, with excellent provenance. See the webphotos. Large frame 32" 37.5" will dominate a room. Shipping will elicit a surcharge for glass and oversize. US shipping only.||Cat. Value: S.B. 3000.00|
Price Realized: $1,300.00
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|143||Mercury Seven Astronauts: Limited Edition George Bishop Print Signed by Six Astronauts plus Betty Grissom, #241/1500. A handsome color lithograph of 35" x 25" titled "Mercury 7" by George Bishop, issued by Pacific Coast Gallery, circa 1990. Signed in pencil at bottom: "Alan Shepard", "Betty Grissom" (widow of Gus Grissom), "John Glenn", "Deke Slayton", "Scott Carpenter", "Wally Schirra", and "Gordon Cooper" as well as by the artist. Stored rolled. Includes original COA. Excellent. Striking. Ex Witt. Frame size 31.5" x 41". Shipping will elicit a surcharge for glass and oversize. US shipping only.||Cat. Value: S.B. 1000.00|
Price Realized: $250.00