W a l ter  M.  Sc h i r r a,  Jr.

 

 

Farthest Reaches is both honored and appreciative for the opportunity to have known Wally Schirra both personally and professionally over the years.  He was everything you've every read or heard about him....and more.  Wally is and always will be missed by everyone who ever came to know him and for those of you who did have that pleasure, I'm sure you would all agree. 

  

We are very pleased that we continue our close relationship with Wally's family and that end are offering quite a number of items this pioneer astronaut's personal archives.  Keep checking back as this page will update periodically.  Keep in mind that these are for the most part, unique one of a kind items, so don't delay if interested because when they are gone....they're gone!  Happy browsing or as Wally would have said, "Happy Landings"



 

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OFFICIAL CONTRACTOR SPACECRAFT MODEL
 Produced by NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL

from the Schirra Family Collecton



 

Wally Schirra North American Rockwell Contractor's Model

 


Wally Schirra's North American Rockwell Contractor's CSM Model

THE VEHICLE THAT COMPLETED JFK'S GOAL – TO RETURN SAFELY TO THE EARTH.

Model of the Command/Service Module (CSM) with escape tower and connecting lattice structure. The CSM stands 10 ½ inches tall and is 4 inches in diameter displayed on a circular 7-inch base. Made from injected-molded plastic and white painted metal by the Walter J. Hyatt Company for North American Rockwell, prime NASA contractor for the CSM.

Decals define the locations of the crew side hatch, windows, and the Command Module (CM) attitude control rocket engines. The Service Module (SM) has four attitude control rocket engines which are 1-inch long and extent some 3/8-inch off the body of the SM. Decals define additional structures on the SM. The large Service Propulsion System engine bell is visible through a clear viewing section along the base. The circular plastic base has a large decal that reads: "Apollo Spacecraft – North American Rockwell." The base, CM, SM and escape tower are all detachable

 

This very vintage contractors model was owned by Wally Schirra.  It was on display in his office/den for many years and was passed to Farthest Reaches LLC by his family for purposes of it's sale in 2016.  This model will come with a COA hand signed by Wally's daughter Suzanne Schirra.  No model could be more desirable than one originating from the personal collection of a three time pioneer astronaut.  A wonderful slice of early manned space program history.   

 

 

#Schirra Collection: North American Rockwell CSM Model

$SOLD

 

 

 

Home State Flag of New Jersey - Flown Onboard Apollo 7

Apollo 7 FLOWN Flag

This 6"x4" flag was flown onboard Apollo 7 by that mission's CDR, Walter M. Schirra. Schirra has inscribed the flag accordingly, "Flown on Apollo 7, Wally Schirra".  In addition, it is accompanied by the letter of authenticity you see shown here which is ALSO hand signed by Wally Schirra.  PLEASE NOTE:  The flag as shown IS NOT attached to the letter and can easily be displayed as seen or seperate should you so choose.

 

As he says in the letter, "I was born and attended school in New Jersey.  I felt is was appropriate to carry the flag of my home state on my final space flight." 

 

New Jersey was near and dear to Wally's heart and this is just another example of that connection giving this artifact an even greater appeal.  Directly from a 3 time astronaut's personal collection with ironclad provenance and in pristine, never before displayed conditon.

 

 

#Schirra Collection: Apollo 7 FLOWN Flag

$2195

 

 

 

24 Karat Gold Fine China Service For 12: Outstanding Provenance

Presented to Astronaut Wally Schirra following Sigma 7 Flight

from the Wally Schirra family collection


Walter Schirra Sigma 7

 


Walter Schirra Sigma 7

 

Schirra Lenox China

Schirra Lenox China Schirra Lenox China Service for Twelve more images upon request

 

 

Offered here is as amazing a set of historic fine china as you're ever likely to come across.  This service for twelve (only partially shown here) was produuced by Lennox Inc, for presentation to Astronaut Schirra by the Governor of New Jersey (Wally's home state) following the successful completion of his Sigma 7 flight. 

 

This breathtaking and absolutely one of  a kind china set is best described by this excerpt from  a press release written by Robert J. Sullivan, Vice President of Advertising and Promotion for Lennox at that time. He writes: 

 

"Front and back views of a plate from a fine china service specially created by Leonox Inc,     Trenton for presentation by Govenror Hughes to Commander Walter M. Schirra, Jr. upon his return to New Jersey.

 

The 24 karat gold seal on each of the 88 piece service for twelve depicts the Sigma 7 orbiting the earth with six stars signifying the number of orbits made by the New Jersey astronaut.  Commander Schirra's initials and the date of his historic space flight complete the Seal.  Each piece is decorated with a deeply etched 24 karat gold border. In gold on the back of the plates are the State Coat of Arms, the inscription and the Lenox seal." 

 

A 24 karat inscription on the back of each dinner plate (see image above) states,

 

"Created n New Jersey for Commander Walter M. Schirra Jr., USN.  First Jerseyman to orbit the earth, October 3, 1962.  Presented October 15 at Oradell, New Jersey by Richard Hughes Governor on behalf of the people proud of the accomplishments of a native son." 

 

For those of you who appreciate associational items that are not only historical but beautiful and unique as well, this may be the very collectible for you.  Needless to say it could be used if desired, as the Schirra family would do when entertaining favored guests or simply displayed as one of the center pieces of your collection.  Either way, it's a show stopper.  The photos shown are representative of on of each type of piece though it IS a service for twelve.  Additional photos availalbe upon request to those seriously interested. 

 

 

#Schirra Collection: Lennox China

$ASK

 

 

 

 

National Aviation Hall of Fame Medal

from the Schirra Family Collection


Wally Schirra Aviation Hall of Fame Medal

 


Wally Schirra w/ National Aviation HOF Medal

 

Wally Schirra Aviation Hall of Fame Medal

 

On July 14, 1964 the National Aviation Hall of Fame was chartered nationally by an act of the U.S. 88th Congress, public law 88-372 signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The organization continues today as a public foundation reporting annually to Congress. The primary support for this foundation comes from private, tax-deductible membership dues and contributions from individuals and organizations.

Its mission is to honor aerospace legends to inspire future leaders by realizing the tenacity, vision, persistence, skill and courage of the men and women of the air & space industry.

Principal activities since 1962 are the annual gala induction ceremonies for over 200 (4-5 per year) people selected for enshrinement. The selection process for induction into the National Aviation Hall of Fame involves a rigorous review and final selection process by a prestigious and knowledgeable group of aviation and space experts from around the country. The enshrinement ceremony is often referred to as “The Oscar Night of Aviation".

Offered here is the NAHOF Medal with plaque presented to Astronaut Wally Schirra on July 20, 1986 on the occasion of his induction into the ranks of this prestigious organization.


  

 

 

#Schirra Collection: National Aviation Hall of Fame Medal

$ASK


 

 

 

This US Government Passport was issued to Wally Schirra on February 28, 1978 and cancelled on February 27, 1983.  It carries his photo and is hand signed twice using his full given name as you can see in the images to the left.  It is loaded from first to last page with stamps reflecting his extensive traveling schedule.  This is the earliest passport I have to handle and consequently the most desirable.   

 

#Schirra Collection: Passport

$800

 

 

 

This US Government Passport was issued to Wally Schirra on October 22, 1987 and cancelled on October 21, 1997.  It carries his photo and is hand signed as you can see in the images to the left.  It is loaded with stamps reflecting his extensive travel schedule.  Highly desirable.   

 

#Schirra Collection: Passport 87-97

$725



This US Government Passport was issued to Wally Schirra on July 22, 1997 and cancelled on July 21, 2007.  It carries his photo and is hand signed as you can see in the images to the left.  It is lightly used (two entries) which reflected his out of the country traveling schedule during that period.  Passports issued to astronauts are highly sought after and those shown on this site are all that remain belonging to Wally Schirra.

 

#Schirra Collection: Passport 97-2007

$SOLD


 

Wally Schirra Hawaiian Shirt

Elton John was known for his flamboyant eyewear, Gene Kranz had his trademark vests and Wally Schirra will always be associated with his iconic Hawaiian shirts. 

 

During his NASA days it was Ban-Lon but for years after, Astronaut Wally Schirra loved and lived in his Hawaiian shirts. The Schirra's owned a vacation home in Kauai and spent time there whenever they were able, so it's no wonder he felt so comfortable in these shirts. Any of you fortunate enough to have had the pleasure of meeting Wally publicly over the years can attest to this. 

 

In fact, following Wally's passing in 2007 at the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's yearly event, Scott Carpenter honored his fallen brother (along with several celebrity guests and attendees) by wearing their Hawaiian shirts to the traditionally more formal Saturday evening banquet. 

 

Offered here is the actual shirt worn by Wally as shown in the image at left of him with young space fan, Blake Rizzo (photo courtesy of WallySchirra.com).  It is a Tommy Bahama size Large. Comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches LLC.

 

#Schirra Collection: Hawaiian Shirt (a)

$225

 

 

 

Elton John was known for his flamboyant eyewear, Gene Kranz had his trademark vests and Wally Schirra will always be associated with his iconic Hawaiian shirts. 

 

During his NASA days it was Ban-Lon but for years after, Astronaut Wally Schirra loved and lived in his Hawaiian shirts. The Schirra's owned a vacation home in Kauai and spent time there whenever they were able, so it's no wonder he felt so comfortable in these shirts. Any of you fortunate enough to have had the pleasure of meeting Wally publicly over the years can attest to this. 

 

In fact, following Wally's passing in 2007 at the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's yearly event, Scott Carpenter honored his fallen brother (along with several celebrity guests and attendees) by wearing their Hawaiian shirts to the traditionally more formal Saturday evening banquet. 

 

Offered here is the actual shirt worn by Wally as shown in the image at left of him with Ed Buckbee, Bill "Jose Jimenez" Dana and Scott Carpenter (photo courtesy of WallySchirra.com).  It is a Tommy Bahama size Extra Large. Comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches LLC.

 

#Schirra Collection: Hawaiian Shirt (b)

$225

 

 

 

 

Elton John was known for his flamboyant eyewear, Gene Kranz had his trademark vests and Wally Schirra will always be associated with his iconic Hawaiian shirts. 

 

During his NASA days it was Ban-Lon but for years after, Astronaut Wally Schirra loved and lived in his Hawaiian shirts. The Schirra's owned a vacation home in Hawaii and spent time there whenever they were able, so it's no wonder he felt so comfortable in these shirts. Any of you fortunate enough to have had the pleasure of meeting Wally publicly over the years can attest to this. 

 

In fact, following Wally's passing in 2007 at the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's yearly event, Scott Carpenter honored his fallen brother (along with several celebrity guests and attendees) by wearing their Hawaiian shirts to the traditionally more formal Saturday evening banquet. 

 

Offered here is one of Wally's Hawaiian shirts.  It's the very same one shown here in the picture of him with good friend and Mercury Astronaut's Nurse, Dee O'Hara (photo courtesy of WallySchirra.com).  Comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches LLC.

 

#Schirra Collection: Hawaiian Shirt (c)

$225

 

 

 

Apollo 11 Man on the Moon Bar Glasses
from the Schirra Family Collection

 

This vintage late 1960s set of two bar glasses come from what was the personal bar of Astronaut Wally Schirra.  He enjoyed these more unusual sorts of things and I'd see these glasses regularly on the Schirra bar when visiting his Rancho Santa Fe home.

They are quite heavy in weight and are unusual in that they can be used one way as a rock glass or if inverted, as a shot glass.  As you can see, they are emblazoned with art associated with the Apollo 11 mission. 

 

These glasses are NOT totally unique and can be found on Ebay from time to time but these two have the rare distinction of belonging to and being used by a three time pioneer astronaut for years in his own home.  They come with a COA from Farthest Reaches LLC. 

 

#Schirra Collection - Apollo 11 Bar Glasses
$75

 

 

 

Godfrey L. Cabot Award
Presented by the Aero Club of New England
for outstanding contributions to Aero Space
June 6, 1969

 

This prestigious award associated with the Aero Club of New England has been presented to a who's who of aviation and this one, to three time astronaut Astronaut Wally Schirra on June 6, 1969. 

 

Godfrey L. Cabot (February 26, 1861 - November 2, 1962) who established this award was an American industrialist and philanthropist, He founded the Cabot Corporation in 1882. The first Godrey L. Cabot award was presented in 1952 to aviation pioneer Igor I Sikorsky. 

 

This award was kept on display in the Schirra family home for many years until being offered to Farthest Reaches for sale following his passing. Tarnished but otherwise in excellent condition.  Measures 11" high x 5" in diameter.

 

#Schirra Collection - Cabot Award
$850

 

 

 

 

Get Well Card signed by Neil Armstrong, Ed White, Alan Shepard and other....

This pre 1967 most personal "Get Well" card sent to Wally for an illness I've not been able to ascertain is most notable for the well wishers whose names have been hand signed. 

 

The signatures include:

 

Alan Shepard (& Louise)

John Young who signs "John" (& Barbara)

Jim McDivitt (& Pat)

Neil Armstrong (& Jan)

Ed White (& Pat)

Deke Slayton

Betty Grissom

 

 

Please also note Frank Borman (signed by Sue)and Tom Stafford (signed by Faye) as well as a few others I can't identify.

 

Those signatures identified above as authentic are beautifully executed as you can see in the scan.

 

#Schirra Collection: Get Well Card

$2500

 

 

This is a most unusual set of two bar glasses owned and utilized in his home by Astronaut Wally Schirra.  On one end is a shot glass and on the other a rock glass.  Colorful and wonderfully designed this was just the sort of item Wally simply loved.  Comes with a letter from Farthest Reaches attesting that these glass come directly from the Schirra Family Bar.  How cool are these glasses !!

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#Schirra Collection - Apollo 11 Novelty Bar Glasses
$110

 

 

 

Wonderful early letter from Edward Thompson, Managing Editor, Life Magazine gushing over how honored Life Magazine is to have been selected to tell the Astronaut's stories.  It's quite a letter and dated just 4 months post the press conference introducing the Mercury 7 to the world.

 

This letter gives one an inside look at the marketing of the Mercury 7.  It also marks the very beginning of a long running and quite famous partnership between the Mercury 7 and Life Magazine. Edward Thompson hand signs, "Ed".  The letter is dated August 12, 1959 and is on official Life stationary.  It comes complete with it's envelope.

 

 

#Schirra Collection: Life Magazine Letter

$195 SOLD

 

 

 

 



 



 


Letter (dated March 22, 1997) is closely associated with the HBO Mini Series, "From The Earth To The Moon".  Wally Schirra was portrayed by actor Mark Harmon in that production.  Wally enjoyed that film and was quite happy that Mark portrayed him, even joking about Mark's great looks (in typical Wally style) as it was only befitting such an actor would be hired to "play" him.

 

A close friendship between the actor and the astronaut sprung from this film and is reflected in this very personal hand written letter from Harmon. Harmon speaks about wanting to, "do it right" with regard to the effort that went into the accuracy of the film and for his depiction of Wally, states his intention "to do justice to you the man".  There's even a joke about the Banlon shirts that Wally was well known for wearing.  Harmon goes on to say, "...what a treat this role was for me".  This letter also includes a production photo of Harmon and Krista Adair as Wally and Jo Schirra from the film set. 

 

This is a wonderful letter with exceptional personal content, hand written on Harmon's own production company's stationary (Wings Productions).  

 

 

#Schirra Collection: "Earth To Moon" Harmon Letter

$SOLD

 

 

 

 

Wally Schirra CBS Memo

Wally Schirra CBS News

This original CBS Memorandum from Executive Robert Wussler dated July 1, 1969 details their complete personnel list for television coverage of the Apollo 11 Launch Day Phase" and "Lunar Day Phase".  

 

Coverage at a variety of locations is covered in this document, including KSC, Houston, New York, Bethpage, Coco Beach, Downey, Flagstaff, Kennedy Airport, Smithsonian Institution, Disneyland and even the astronauts homes.  CBS Radio News personnel assignments are also detailed. 

 

This facinating internal document is 12 pages long in total.  Six pages for the "Launch Day Phase" and six pages for the Lunar Day Phase".  This comes from the personal collection of Astronaut Wally Schirra who was a "Special Consultant" for CBS Broadcasting for this historic event. 

 

Comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches LLC.  I seriously doubt that you'll find another one like it that has survived the years. 

 

#Schirra Collection: CBS Apollo 11 Personnel List

$150

 

 

 

These two pages from Wally Schirra's Gemini file detail his schedule of activities from August 22, 1965 to Launch of Gemini 6.  It's most interesting and though is not annotated, comes directly from the Schirra archives.  I have placed a white piece of paper between the pages to make them more legible for our purposes while scanning.

 

Priced to give anyone a chance to obtain an origional vintage piece of space program history without having to take out a second mortgage on the house !!....

 

#Schirra Collection: Gemini 6 Activities List

$50

 

 

 

 

Congratulations from President of B.F. Goodrich for selection as one of the Mercury 7

Offered here is a letter from J.W. Keener, President of B.F. Goodrich dated April 27, 1959, only 18 days after the press conference introducing the Mercury 7 to the world.  His letter addresses the issue of who would be the first into space which was of course everyone's guess at that point in time and congratulates Wally for being selected. 

 

A very personal letter from a leader of industry to a pioneer Astronaut. Envelope not included but in excellent condition. 

 

#Schirra Collection - Goodrich Letter
$150 SOLD

 

 

 

Wally Schirra's U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Medal

Wally Schirra was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame with the first group on May 11, 1990.  This prestigious medal was presented to him at that time and was worn over the years at their annual events.  Highly desirable and rarely made available for sale. 

 

#Schirra Collection - Astronaut Hall of Fame Medal
$1295 SOLD

 

 

 

Wally Schirra Physiological Training Certification

Wally Schirra was issued this certification following his meeting the requirements for the USAF Physiological TrainingProgram at Langley AFB, Virginia.  It's dated May 8th, 1959 Just about a month following his being officially selected and announced to the world as one of the Mercury Astronauts !

 

This is a VERY important certificate given it's nature and when it was issued.  This wallet sized card would make a keystone addition to any serious space memoribila collection and trust me, you will not find this anywhere else.  It is unique. 

 

 

#Schirra Collection - 1959 Physiolgical Training Certificate
$300

 

 

 

Wally Schirra Luna Colonization Rocket Card

Wally Schirra was issued this fun wallet sized card by the Greater Coco Chamber of Commerce.  It's not dated but remained in his collection for many years until being offered to me by his family for it's sale. Wally had a great sense of humor and loved these sorts of things.  Is no wonder he kept it over the years.

 

#Schirra Collection - Luna Colonization
$95

 

 

Wally Schirra Vince Barnett's Aviators Card

Wally Schirra was issued this wallet sized card by Vince Barnett's Seafood Resturant in Santa Monica, CA.  Barnett's was a well known establishment and this card issued on 9/16/59 just 5 months following his being selected as one of the Mercury 7 is hand signed by Vince himself !  An interesting example of how the world rolled out the red carpet for our first astronauts.  Food, cars, houses and the list goes on and on.   A very interesting association item. 

 

#Schirra Collection - Vince Barnett's
$40

 

 

Wally Schirra Wickie Mouse Club Membership

This most interesting offering is Wally Schirra's membership card to the Wickie Mouse Club dated December, 15th, 1959 just seven months after being selected as a Mercury Astronaut. 

 

Wickie Stivers who has hand signed this card was a young female reporter, in the  Cape Canaveral area, who found herself among the small press corps covering the attempted Vanguard satellite launch in December 1957.  Stivers’ was popular as a local radio broadcaster and had connections to the Cape military base. 

 

She gained the nickname of "Wickie Mouse" as a namesake for the mouse (also called Wickie Mouse) launched into space as an Air Force test subject in 1958 to test the effects of space flight on mammals.

The event proved helpful for Stivers, whose newfound fame landed her magazine interviews and spots on popular television programs such as What’s My Line. Yet as the story goes, this young journalist eventually ended up as a stewardess.  This wallet sized card was presented to Wally by WKKO and Reuters News Service.  A very interesting association item with a great backstory. 

 

#Schirra Collection - Wickie Mouse
$SOLD

 


Schirra Space Escape Club Card

This most interesting offering is Wally Schirra's ver vintage and is Wally's membership card for the Project Mercury Mock-Up Space Escape Club.  Though it carries a hand signature from it's presenter, it does not have a date. 

 

I don't think it's a stretch to say that it was issued following Schirra's Project Mercury egress training.  Folks, personal mementos such as this just don't see the light of day.  Were it not for my representing the families of W. Schirra, G. Cooper and S. Carpenter for thet sale of their memorabilia, items like this would NEVER be made available to collectors. 

 

This card as well as others on this page are directly connectly to the very early days of the Project Mercury Program and as such are most worthy considerations for adding to anyone's space memorabilia collection.  Once these are gone, they're gone.  Most such as this are likely to be "one of" items as it's unlikely the others have survived the years. 

 

#Schirra Collection - Space Escape Club
$250



Wally Schirra - Good Morning America - Glenn Badge

This was Wally Schirra's ABC Press badge from his coverage of John Glenn's "Back To Space" launch on October 29th, 1998.  Wally along with Gene Cernan provided the ABC coverage for Good Morning America at Cape Canaveral on that day.  Badge is in excellent condition and includes it's origional chain.  A very cool memento from John Glenn's STS flight !

 

#Schirra Collection - Good Morning America - John Glenn
$150


This plaque was issued to Wally Schirra by the Experimental Aircraft Association President, Tom Poberezny in August, 1994.    It reads:

 

EAA and Aviation's
"Salute to Apollo"
Presented to
 Walter M. Schirra 
In recognition of
the 25th Anniversary of
Man's walk on the moon
and your contributions
to aviation
 

Measures 9" x 14".  This plaque comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches.  The plaque hung on Captain Schirra's wall for many years until being offered for sale through Farthest Reaches by the Schirra Family. 

 

#Schirra Collection - EAA Plaque
$225

 

 

 

 

This plaque was issued to Wally Schirra by the Experimental Aircraft Association President, Paul Poberezny in 1987.  It reads:

 

In Appreciation
For Your Contributions
To Aviation and the Space Program
 From the Members of  
Experimental Aircraft Association
 

Measures 17.5" x 12.5".  This plaque comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches.  The plaque hung on Captain Schirra's wall for many years until being offered for sale through Farthest Reaches by the Schirra Family.

 

 #Schirra Collection - EAA Plaque B
$250

 

 

 

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This Lucite display was presented to Wally Schirra as an attendee at the Eisenhower Medical Center Galaxy Gala on March 13, 1999. Schirra and Glenn were the best of friends so this was a particularly meaningful memento to Wally. 

 

It reads:

 

Friendship 7
February 20, 1962

Discovery/STS 95
October 29, 1998

"God Speed John Glenn"

Eisenhower Medical Center
Galaxy Gala
March 13, 1999

 

 

This Lucite block is a beautiful presentation and measures 3" x 4".  It was on display in the Schirra Family Home until being offered to Farthest Reaches for sale.  Comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches.

 

#Schirra Collection - John Glenn Lucite
$295

 

 

 

 

Farthest Reaches is pleased to offer this most unusual display presented to Astronaut Wally Schirra while attending the 18th Reunion of the Mercury Astronauts on May 27 - 29, 1977.  This reunion coincided with the May 27th, 1977 dedication of the quintessential space themed ride, Space Mountain at Disneyland, California.  

 

This beautiful display measures 13.5" x 6.25".  The right side is a replica of Space Mountain and the left side is a plaque honoring the Mercury Astronauts on the occasion of their 18th reunion.  This display is designed to stand on it's own either on a shelf or desktop. 

 

This a wonderful item for those who are interested in both space history and historic Disney memorabilia.  It doesn't get any better than this.  Comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches LLC. 

 

#Schirra Collection: Space Mountain

$450

 

 

 

 

This framed image of the Mercury 7 comes to you directly from the wall in the Schirra family home where Wally displayed it for years in his "man cave".  The image of the "Seven" is somewhat color shifted with the Schirra and Shepard signatures a bit faded but still quite legible and visible.  The signatures are unquestionably authentic.

 

The image itself is of the Astronauts posing in front of an US Air Force F-106B jet aircraft. The image measures 13.5" x 10.5" with the signatures being on the mat. The overall dimensions of this original 1961 frame is 17 x 21".    

 

This is your chance to own one of Wally's prized mementos and better, one he saw each and every day given it's being displayed so  prominently in his San Diego home. It will come with a COA hand signed by Suzanne Schirra.

 

 

#Schirra Collection: F-106B

$SOLD

 

 

 

This framed image of the Mercury 7 comes to you directly from the wall in the Schirra family home where Wally displayed it for years in his "man cave".  The image of the "Seven" is somewhat color shifted with the Schirra and Shepard signatures a bit faded but still quite legible and visible.  The signatures are unquestionably authentic.

 

The image itself is of the Astronauts posing in front of an US Air Force F-106B jet aircraft. The image measures 13.5" x 10.5" with the signatures being on the mat. The overall dimensions of this original 1961 frame is 17 x 21".    

 

This is your chance to own one of Wally's prized mementos and better, one he saw each and every day given it's being displayed so  prominently in his San Diego home. It will come with a COA hand signed by Suzanne Schirra.

 

 

#Schirra Collection: F-106B

$SOLD

 

 

 

This US One Dollar bill has been hand signed in vintage signature styles by Walter Schirra Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Leroy G. Cooper Jr., Deke Slayton, Bill Dana and one unidentified signer.  Any guesses ?? has some fold marks from storage in one of Wally's old wallets but the ballpoint pen signatures are strong legible. This item has been maintained in the Schirra Family Collection until being offered for sale through Farthest Reaches. Comes with COA from Suzanne Schirra.

 

#Schirra Collection - Signed Dollar Bill

$895

 

 

 

"ALL ENGINES AHEAD, FULL !!"

October 11, 1968

 

This professionally framed image of the Apollo 7 Saturn V sitting on the pad was presented to Astronaut Wally Schirra and hand signed by well wishers who worked long hours behind the scenes to ensure the success of this first flight of a manned Apollo mission. There are approximately 63 signatures' spaced nicely around the mat with a central theme of, "All Engines Ahead, Full !!"  One entry is dated 10/11/68, indicating this might have been given to Wally just before Apollo 7's actual lift-off on that day.

 

This framed item must have meant much to Commander Schirra who gave it a place of honor on the wall of his San Diego home for many years to follow.  The outside dimensions are a substantial 21" x 24.75"  The mat with signatures measures 16" x 20".

 

This significant memento of the successful flight of Apollo 7 will be accompanied by a letter of provenance by Wally's daughter, Suzanne Schirra.

 

#Schirra Collection - "Full Speed Ahead"

$850

 

 

 

 

 

This plaque was issued to Wally Schirra and reads:

 

"To Eternal Friendship, Honor, Integrity, Henri"

15 Year Reunion - May 17th, 1974"

 

 

This plaque was presented to Wally Schirra (and one to each of the Mercury 7) on the occasion of their 15 year reunion.  It was produced by their very close friend, Henri Landwirth a South Florida hotelier and  philanthropist.    

 

Henri had a story as exciting (if not more so) than the Astronauts themselves and through a turn of events forever became a member their inner circle.  For some fascinating reading, click here for that story and I promise you'll understand why this plaque meant so much to Wally and his Mercury brothers. This memento of their reunion was displayed on the wall in Captain Schirra's den for many years until being offered for sale through Farthest Reaches by the Schirra Family. It measures, 10" x 14".

 

#Schirra Collection - 15th Reunion

$425

 

 

 

 

This substantial plaque was issued to Wally Schirra and reads:

 

Founders Award 1976 Convocation

Presented to

Walter M. Schirra

Alpha Mu

For His Business Leadership And

National Accomplishments

 

This plaque issued to Wally measures 12" x 10".  It was displayed on the wall of his home for many years until being offered for sale through Farthest Reaches LLC.  .

 

#Schirra Collection - Alpha Mu Plaque

$195

 

 

 

 

This plaque was issued to Wally Schirra and reads:

 

"Here we honor the first brave flyers who journeyed into space...

U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Rededication and Induction of the Apollo Astronauts

October 4, 1997"

 

The wording above says it all.  This framed presentation measures 7.25" x 5.5" and was displayed in Captain Schirra's den for many years until being offered for sale through Farthest Reaches by the Schirra Family.

 

#Schirra Collection - Hall of Fame 

$350

 

 

 

 

The photograph affixed to this plaque is of the USS Philippine Sea (CV-47).  Lt. JG.  Walter Schirra was onboard in February 1949 during this ship's Mediterranean deployment.  He was flying a Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat Fighter at that time. Prior to this ship being decommissioned in 1958 she hosted 82,813 landings. 

 

This particular plaque honors Wally Schirra for the 15,000th landing as you can see in the scan.  A very special plaque and one that Wally was quite proud of.  This was displayed in his den along with other items that marked milestones in his career, for many years until being offered for sale through Farthest Reaches by the Schirra Family.  It measures 10.5" x 6.25".

 

#Schirra Collection - USS Philippine Sea Plaque

$375

 

 

 

This plaque was issued to Wally Schirra and reads:

 

Presented To:

Mr. Walter M. Schirra

On The Occasion Of His Visit To

406 Wing

 

Royal Canadian Air Force Assoc.

North Bay - Ontario

May, 1976

 

This beautifully produced plaque was displayed in Captain Schirra's den for many years until being offered for sale through Farthest Reaches by the Schirra Family. It measures 10" x 7".

 

#Schirra Collection - Canadian AF Plaque

$195

 

 

 

This plaque was issued to Wally Schirra and reads:

 

1977 Native Son Award

to

Walter M. Schirra, Jr.

 

The First New Jerseyan to Orbit

the Earth October 3, 1962

 

Teterboro Aviation Hall of Fame

 

This plaque was displayed in Captain Schirra's den for many years until being offered for sale through Farthest Reaches by the Schirra Family. It measures 8" x 10".

 

#Schirra Collection - Native Son Award

$325

 

 

 

This plaque was issued to Wally Schirra by the Naval Weapons Center - China Lake, California and reads:

 

"Capt. Wally Schirra, USN, RET. - 26-27 June 1982"

 

I am not sure of the specific occasion for which this plaque was presented but had been displayed in Captain Schirra's den for many years until being offered for sale through Farthest Reaches by the Schirra Family. Measures 8" x 6.5".

 

#Schirra Collection - China Lake Plaque

$275

 

 

 

This plaque was issued to Wally Schirra and reads:

 

"Paratus Ferrire"

 

It is a hand painted emblem.  My research indicates that these words were used as a part of the U.S. Army's 411th Regiment's Unit Crest though the design doesn't match the design of the images of the crest I was able to find. This plaque was displayed on the wall of Captain Schirra's den for many years until being offered for sale through Farthest Reaches by the Schirra Family.

 

#Schirra Collection - Paratus Plaque

$250

 

 

 

This plaque was issued to Wally Schirra and reads:

 

"Fighting One Twenty Four"

 

This crest is a hand painted emblem.  My research indicates that this is the emblem for the U.S. Navy's VF-24 Squadron also known as the "Fighting One Twenty Four".  This plaque was presented to Captain Schirra and proudly displayed on the wall of his den for many years until being offered for sale through Farthest Reaches by the Schirra Family.

 

#Schirra Collection - Fighting One Twenty Four Plaque

$250

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand signed memento from Charles A. Lindbergh Fund
Dinner honoring James Doolittle and the Pioneer Astronauts.

 

 This special patch is mounted on a white (toned) presentation board that has been signed by Mercury astronauts Scott Carpenter (and wife), Gordon Cooper (and wife), John Glenn (and wife), Wally Schirra (and wife), Alan Shepard (and wife),  Deke Slayton (and wife) and James Doolittle himself. Also signing is Anne Morrow Lindbergh (wife of Charles). 

 

The patch was provided to attendees of the dinner held on Houston, TX in 1984.  It was provided courtesy of A-B Emblems.  Some fading to selected signatures but a very historic collection of unquestionably authentic autographs originating from the personal archives of Wally Schirra via the Schirra Family Collection. Overall dimensions are 12.75" x 15.25".  Signed mat measures 8.5" x 11".  Comes with a COA from Suzanne Schirra.

 

#Schirra Collection - Lindbergh Dinner 1984

$SOLD

 

 

This plaque was presented to Wally Schirra and reads as follows:

 

Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.
USA
Born 12 March 1923

On 03 October 1962 Walter M.
Schirra, Jr. piloted spacecraft
"Sigma 7"for nine hours and 13
minutes attaining an altitude of
175 statute miles, he traveled almost
144,000 miles before re-entry into
the earth's atmosphere.  The flight was
so perfect that Astronaut Schirra earned
the reputation as a "Textbook Pilot"

 

Inducted into
The
International Space Hall of Fame
03 October 1981
Amamogordo, New Mexico
USA
 

Measures 7.75" x 9.75".  This plaque comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches.  The plaque hung on Captain Schirra's wall for many years until being offered for sale through Farthest Reaches by the Schirra Family. 

 

#WS Collection - NM Space Hall of Fame Plaque
$350

 

 

Process Order

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage NASA Photos and Lithos from the personal archives of Wally Schirra
offered through the Schirra family collection

 

 

 

 

 

This vintage NASA red stamped press release glossy showing Gemini helicopter pick-up training is annotated on it's reverse by Wally who writes, "Helicopter pick up training ....Helo pick up training".  This image was intended for use in a book though I'm not sure which, hence the annotation by Wally. 

 

#Schirra-Photo 1  
$130

This vintage NASA red stamped press release glossy showing the well known Mercury 7 Monument is one of Wally's favorites.  It has a corner ding upper left it is otherwise in great shape. Wally has hand annotated on the reverse as you can see in the scan, "Mercury Seven Monument @ Cape Canaveral."  

 

#Schirra-Photo 2  
$140

This vintage NASA red stamped press release glossy showing a warm greeting for Astronaut's Schirra and Stafford as they were brought on board the recovery ship USS WASP.  Wally has hand annotated on the reverse, accordingly "Gemini 6 recovery, Dec 16, 1965...WASP.". 

 

#Schirra-Photo 4  
$155

This vintage NASA litho was used in "Schirra's Space" and is referenced so on it's reverse.  Wally also writes in his own hand, "Early mission control @ Cape Canaveral used through Gemini 4 (GT-4).  Very nice!

 

#Schirra-Photo 5 
$140

 

Process Order

 

 

 


S-64-31480

Vintage NASA red stamped glossy of Wally Schirra in business suit. Pristine other than a paper clip mark on top right.

#Schirra-Photo 8
$48


S-62-5526

Vintage NASA red stamped glossy of Wally Schirra in Mercury spacesuit.  Pristine

#Schirra-Photo 9 
$48

Vintage NASA worm litho  of Wally Schirra in Mercury spacesuit. 

 

#Schirra-Photo 10 
$12


S-62-4664

Very vintage NASA photo of showing Astronaut Wally Schirra explaining pressure suit gloves to his son and father.  Photo information stamped in black on reverse. 

 

#Schirra-Photo 11 
$16


M-61-22

Vintage NASA worm photo of Wally Schirra inside the gondola during centrifuge training at the U.S. Navy Aviation Acceleration Laboratory. Purple information stamped on reverse. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 12
$16

Image of Wally Schirra on the ALFA Trainer in Langley, VA.  Printed on Kodak Dura Life Paper. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 13
$8

Early vintage NASA glossy of Wally Schirra in space suit as he steps off the gantry elevator, ready for his orbital flight in Sigma 7.  Black NASA information printed on reverse. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 14 $19

 

Early vintage NASA glossy of Wally Schirra being loaded into Sigma 7 for launch on October 3, 1962.  Very soft corner bend lower left corner.  Black NASA information printed on reverse. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 15
$19

Early vintage NASA glossy of the Mercury Control Center.  Wall map shows path 4 projected for a six orbit mission.  Some denting top center in border.  Black NASA information printed on reverse and dated 8/16/62.. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 17
$16


S-62-6590

Vintage NASA glossy of the Sigma 7 nearing splashdown following it's most successful Earth orbital mission.  Pristine. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 18
$52


S-62-4534

Vintage NASA glossy of the Sigma 7 nearing splashdown following it's most successful Earth orbital mission.  Thumb dent on left side that is difficult to notice.. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 19
$20

Vintage NASA litho of the Sigma 7 recovery.  Pristine.   

 

#Schirra - Photo 20
$20

 

S-62-6166

Very vintage NASA photo shows the "Sigma 7" on board the USSS Kearsarge immediately after the world orbital flight of Astronaut Walter M. Schirra on 10/3/62.  NASA information stamped on reverse. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 21
$20

 Vintage NASA photo used of Wally Schirra viewing his x-rays following his successful Mercury flight. NASA information stamped on reverse.   

 

#Schirra - Photo 23
$12

Exceedingly rare vintage NASA photo used in "Schirra's Space" shows the Schirra family visiting President Kennedy in the Oval Office following his successful Mercury flight.  Corner bend in border on top right.  NASA information stamped on reverse.   

 

#Schirra - Photo 23
$20

Classic vintage NASA litho of the Mercury 7 Astronauts posing in front of F-102 Aircraft.

 

#Schirra - Photo 24
$9.50

 Vintage NASA glossy of the Mercury 7 Astronauts posing in business suits

 

#Schirra - Photo 25
$12


S-61-239

Vintage NASA photo shows John Glenn, Gus Grissom and Alan Shepard in front of the rocket that will carry one of them into space. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 26
$24

Vintage NASA photo of well known joke between Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Alan Shepard, and Gus Grissom.  The photo speaks for itself.  This was Wally's personal copy. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 24
$9.50

Vintage NASA litho showing the lift off of Alan Shepard's Mercury-Redstone 3 on May 5, 1961. This was Wally's copy.

 

#Schirra - Photo 29
$9.50

Vintage NASA photo of Mercury Astronaut Gus Grissom.  

 

#Schirra - Photo 30
$16


B-60-708

Vintage NASA photo of Mercury Astronaut Gus Grissom. NASA information stamped on reverse. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 31
$16


M-61-15

Vintage NASA photo of Mercury Astronaut Gus Grissom.  

#Schirra - Photo 32
$16

Vintage NASA Gemini era photo of Gus Grissom and Wally Schirra.  Wally was assigned as one of Gus's GT-3 back up crew. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 33
$16

 

Vintage NASA photo of Wally Schirra the GT-3 crew of John Young and Gus Grissom who are scheduled to launch, having a good laugh as Wally explains how he will be their back-up should either should change their mind about flying that day.  Note, Schirra is wearing a tattered training suit.  Another of Wally's famous "Gotchas".   Purple information stamped on reverse. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 34
$16

Vintage NASA glossy of the Gemini VI Crew of Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford.  

 

#Schirra - Photo 35
$50


S-65-56186

Vintage red stamped NASA glossy of the Gemini VI Crew of Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford.  

 

#Schirra - Photo 36
$50

Vintage latter day NASA photo of GT-VI crew Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford taken during suiting up exercises at Cape Kennedy.  NASA information is printed on reverse. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 37
$20

 

S-65-61923

Vintage NASA photo of Astronauts Schirra and Stafford in Gemini spacesuits.  

 

#Schirra - Photo 38
$16


S-66-57401

Vintage red stamped NASA portrait of Gemini 6 training.  Pristine.

 

#Schirra - Photo 40
$32


S-65-10120

Vintage numbered NASA photo showing Wally Schirra during Gemini 6 training. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 41
$16

Vintage NASA photo showing members of the original seven and the second group of nine eat iguana steak during tropic survival training in the Panama Canal Zone.  A small sticker on reverse mentions this as being used in "Schirra's Space" on page 110 in the book. Pristine.

 

#Schirra - Photo 42
$20


S-65-28593

Vintage NASA red stamped photo shows Vice President Hubert Humphrey as he signs his name in the guest book of the lobby of the MSC Auditorium during his visit.  Standing behind the Vice President is Dr. Robert R. Gilruth, MSC Director.  NASA information stamped on reverse. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 43
$35


S-65-28362

Vintage NASA photo shows Vice President Hubert Humphrey as he visits with Astronauts Schirra and Stafford in the Mission Control Center during his tour of the space center.  NASA information stamped on reverse. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 44
$20

Vintage NASA red stamped photo shows Vice President Hubert Humphrey as he climbs the ladder to the Gemini spacecraft simulator to practice a docking maneuver.  Standing at the top of the ladder are Astronaut's Stafford and Schirra.  The Vice President flew the pilot's position with Astronaut Schirra in the command pilot's position. NASA information stamped on reverse. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 45
$40

Vintage NASA portrait of the Gemini 6 crew with President Lyndon Johnson during his visit to the Kennedy Space Center on September 15th, 1964.  Purple stamped information on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 46
$16


S-65-57965

Vintage NASA red stamped photo showing Astronaut Wally Schirra on the ramp.  Pristine.

 

#Schirra - Photo 47
$50

Vintage latter day NASA photo of Wally Schirra during suiting up operations for his Gemini VI lift off on December 15, 1965.  NASA information is printed on reverse. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 48
$20

Vintage latter day NASA photo of Wally Schirra in spacesuit inside his Gemini 6 capsule prior to launch. NASA information is printed on reverse. 

.#Schirra - Photo 49
$20


S-65-42571

Vintage NASA red stamped photo showing Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford conferring with their back up crew of John Young and Gus Grissom.  Pristine.

 

#Schirra - Photo 50
$50


S-65-59940

Vintage NASA red stamped photo showing Schirra and Stafford leaving the transfer van on their way to launch. Pristine.

 

#Schirra - Photo 51
$50


65-H-1571

Vintage NASA photo of Wally Schirra pulling off a glove as he and Tom Stafford left the spacecraft after the Agena Vehicle failed to go into orbit.  Purple information stamped on reverse. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 52
$16


S-65-56165

Vintage NASA photo of Wally Schirra pulling off a glove as he and Tom Stafford left the spacecraft after the Agena Vehicle failed to go into orbit.  Purple information stamped on reverse. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 53
$16


S-65-57964
Vintage NASA red stamped photo shows the Gemini VI flight crew walking down the ramp after that day's launch was scrubbed.

 

#Schirra - Photo 54
$50


65-H-1769

Vintage NASA photo of Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford arriving at Launch Complex 19.  Purple information stamped on reverse. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 55
$16

Vintage day NASA photo of Wally Schirra in GT-6 who was holding up sign saying "Beat Army".  Another one of Wally's famous "Gotchas".  Photo was taken from GT-7.

 

#Schirra - Photo 56
$28


S-65-61855
This vintage NASA red stamped press release glossy showing a warm greeting for Astronaut's Schirra and Stafford as they were brought on board the recovery ship USS WASP. Pristine

 

#Schirra - Photo 57
$36


S-65-43886
Vintage NASA photo showing flight crew receiving assistance on deck as Wally Schirra smiles into the camera.

 

#Schirra - Photo 59
$16


S-66-34121

Vintage NASA red stamped photo of Gemini 6 Astronaut Tom Stafford with Wally Schirra (just visible) walking the red carpet on board the USS WASP following the conclusion of their successful mission. 

 

#Schirra - Photo 59
$35


S-66-19316
Vintage NASA red stamped glossy of Astronaut Wally Schirra showing his Gemini spacecraft to ???  Pristine.

 

#Schirra - Photo 61
$28


S-66-42753

Vintage NASA red stamped photo of Gemini X flight crew of John Young and Mike Collins walking up the ramp of Pad 19 after arriving from the Launch Complex 16 suiting trailer during the pre launch count down. on 7/18/66.  Pristine.

 

#Schirra - Photo 62
$50


S-68-32744

Vintage red stamped NASA portrait of the Apollo 7 flight crew of Wally Schirra, Walt Cunningham and Donn Eisele. Pristine.

 

#Schirra - Photo 63
$45


S-68-21590

Vintage red stamped NASA portrait of the Apollo 7 flight crew of Wally Schirra, Walt Cunningham and Donn Eisele. Pristine.

 

#Schirra - Photo 64
$45

Vintage NASA image of the Apollo 7 flight crew of Wally Schirra, Walt Cunningham and Donn Eisele. Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 65
$16

Vintage NASA image of the Apollo 7 flight crew of Wally Schirra, Walt Cunningham and Donn Eisele. Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 66
$16

Vintage numbered NASA image of the Apollo 7 flight crew of Wally Schirra, Walt Cunningham and Donn Eisele.

 

#Schirra - Photo 67
$16

Vintage NASA image of the Apollo 7 flight crew during water egress training at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas.  Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 68
$28

Vintage NASA image of the Apollo 7 flight crew taking during training at North American Rockwell at Downey California.   Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 69
$16

Vintage NASA image of the Apollo 7 primary flight crew after practicing egress training.  Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 70
$16

Vintage numbered NASA image of Wally Schirra emerging from Spacecraft 101 following a day long Crew Compartment Fit and Functional Test in North American Rockwell's Downey clean room.  Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 71
$16

Vintage NASA image of Donn Eisele on his way to the altitude chamber.  Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 72
$16

Vintage NASA image of Wally Schirra suiting up for Space Emergency Egress Tests. at Launch Complex 34.  Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 73
$16

Vintage NASA image of Apollo 7 flight crew member Donn Eisele prior to entering the spacecraft for manned simulated altitude runs in the Spaceport's Altitude Chamber. Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 74
$16

Vintage NASA image of flight crew member Donn Eisele relaxing during suiting up prior to that day's Space Vehicle Emergency Egress Test at Launch Complex 34.  practicing unassisted emergency spacecraft egress.  Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 75
$16

Vintage NASA image showing Wally Schirra reclining while the rest of the crew suits up for Emergency Egress Tests at Launch Complex 34 later that day.  Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 76
$16

Vintage NASA image of Wally Schirra undergoing space suit integrity checks within the Kennedy Space Center's Manned Spacecraft Operations  Building prior to Emergency Egress Training at Cape Kennedy's Launch Complex 34.    Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 77
$16

Vintage NASA image of the flight crew practicing unassisted emergency spacecraft egress.  Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 78
$16

Vintage NASA image of Wally Schirra during suit up prior to that day's Emergency Egress Test using the slide wire at Launch Complex 34. Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 79
$16

Vintage NASA image of Wally Schirra being inserted into the Apollo 7 spacecraft in the Altitude Chamber of the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building.  Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 80
$16

Vintage NASA image of the Apollo 7 Commander Wally Schirra is helped into his harness during slide wire tests conducted at Launch Complex 34. Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 81
$16

Vintage NASA image of the back up flight crew of Tom Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan in the Command Module Simulator.  Purple stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 82
$16

Vintage NASA image of the Apollo 7 at Launch Complex 34 during countdown demonstration test.  Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 83
$16

Vintage NASA image of Apollo 7 during Countdown Demonstration Test at Launch Pad 34.  Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 84
$16

Vintage NASA image of the Apollo 7 at Launch Complex 34 during countdown demonstration test.  Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 85
$16

Vintage NASA numbered image of the lift-off of Apollo 7 on October 11, 1968.  Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 86
$16

Vintage NASA image of the Apollo 7 flight deck with Don Eisele on the left and Walt Cunningham on the right.  Eisele is sitting in Wally Schirra's crew position in front of the Main Display and Instrument Console.  This was taken from a television transmission during the spacecraft's 76th revolution into the flight.  Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 87
$16

Vintage NASA In flight image of Wally Schirra as he salutes to television viewers on earth during Apollo 7's live broadcast. Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 88
$16

Vintage NASA image of the flight crew onboard the USS Essex post splashdown on October 22, 1968.  Purple information stamped on reverse.

 

#Schirra - Photo 89
$16


 

Beautiful vintage NASA image of the Apollo 7 flight crew of Wally Schirra, Walt Cunningham and Donn Eisele following the successful conclusion of their mission.  Note the flowers Donn Eisele is handing to Wally Schirra.   

 

#Schirra - Photo 90
$30

Vintage NASA image of the Apollo 7 flight crew reminiscing their 11 day space mission in front of their Apollo 7 spacecraft onboard the USS Essex prime recovery ship. Purple information stamped on reverse.

.

#Schirra - Photo 91
$16

 

Process Order

 

 

 

 

This Apollo 7 FLOWN State of New Jersey flag is especially significant as it's Wally Schirra's home state.  This flag measures 6" x 4" and is inscribed and signed by Wally, "Flown on Apollo 7".  Though this flag IS hand inscribed and signed, Jo Schirra will also provide a letter of authenticity.    Own a flag flown into space by the only astronaut to have flown in all three programs, Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. 

 

#WS-New Jersey Flag
$2500

 

 

 

 

Navy Seamanship Qualification Certificates from Wally's EARLY Naval Career

 

This official Naval Academy Service Seamanship Qualification certificate (measures 3"x 5") was issued on July 24th, 1942.  It finds Wally fully qualified to sail "whale boats and star boats under sail". It denotes Wally as being part of the graduating class of 1946.  This personal artifact represents a most important and formative period in the career of the man who would later become America's 5th Astronaut.  Comes with a letter of authenticity from Farthest Reaches Inc.  

 

#WS-Seamanship Whale
$350

 

This official Naval Academy Senior Seamanship Qualification certificate (measures 3"x 5") was issued on September 13, 1943.  It finds Wally fully qualified to handle "yawls and ketches of 10 to 20 tons". It denotes Wally as being part of the graduating class of 1946.  This personal artifact represents a most important and formative period in the career of the man who would later become America's 5th Astronaut.  Comes with a letter of authenticity from Farthest Reaches LLC.  

#WS-Seamanship Yawls
$350

 

This official Naval Academy Primary Seamanship Qualification certificate (measures 3"x 5") was issued on July 24th, 1942.  It finds Wally fully qualified to "handle knockabouts". It denotes Wally as being part of the graduating class of 1946.  This personal artifact represents a most important and formative period in the career of the man who would later become America's 5th Astronaut.  Comes with a letter from Farthest Reaches LLC.  

 

#WS-Knockabouts
$350

 

 

 

 

This award was presented to Wally Schirra though we're not sure exactly why.  It's a wonderful and detailed HO Gauge Engine mounted on track with a plaque engraved with, "Walter M. Schirra"  This presentation is 10.5" in length.  Comes with a letter of authenticity hand signed by Suzanne Schirra. 

 

#WS-Train
$150

 

This trophy (standing 15" high) was presented to Wally Schirra for being a "Top Shooter" in the 1982 Florida Desert Wild Turkey Hunt.  The 300,000 acre Desert Ranch in south Florida is a vast environmental landscape that features pastures, citrus groves and natural wildlife habitats and is the site of this annual event.  Comes with a letter of authenticity hand signed by Suzanne Schirra. 

 

#WS-Top Shooter
$165

 

This Certificate of Recognition was awarded to Wally Schirra by the Governor of Alabama, Bob Riley on August 15th, 2005.  It was given in recognition of Wally being a distinguished guest at the Second Annual Saturn/Apollo Reunion. and for his achievements as an Astronaut.  The frame measures 17" x 21.5" but certificate inside could be removed and shipped sans frame if desired. Comes with a letter of authenticity from Suzanne Schirra. 

 

#WS-Alabama
$175

 

This plaque was issued to Wally Schirra by the Engineering Society of Detroit in April, 1971 and makes him an honorary member of that organization.  It states in part, "For having distinguished himself in the engineering profession and for his exemplary service to his Country".  Beautifully stated!.  Measures 9.5" x 13". Comes with a letter of authenticity from Suzanne Schirra. 

 

#WS-Engineering Society
$195

 

This plaque was presented to Wally Schirra on November, 5th, 1003 and is in honor of his contributions there as well as for his service to the Navy and the country.  Wally was stationed at China Lake from 1952 - 54 (detailed in "Schirra's Space").  This wonderful showing of appreciation measures 9" x 12" and comes with a letter of authenticity from Suzanne Schirra. 

 

#WS-China Lake
$195

 

This certificate was awarded to Wally Schirra by the Willard F. Rockwell, Jr. Space Foundation in honor of his achievements as a pioneer astronaut.  It is hand signed by Rockwell and dated October 22, 1987.  It measures 11" x 14" and comes with a letter of authenticity from Suzanne Schirra. 

 

#WS-Rockwell
$125

 

This award was presented to Wally Schirra for his contributions to the Finalco Group Inc. for which Wally served as a Director from 1983-1988.  Finalco Inc. is a business equipment leasing company that specializes in leasing computers, airplanes and other equipment to Fortune 500 companies.

 

This plaque's wonderful and amusing inscription reads, "The Gods first fulfill the wishes of those whom they seek to punish".  It is accented as you can see in the photo by a very beautiful and substantial block of turquoise (4.5" high and 1" thick). The wood base measures 8" x 10".  This award comes with a  with a letter of authenticity from Suzanne Schirra. 

 

#WS-Finalco
$175

 

This wood plaque was presented to Wally Schirra by the Tailhook Association for which Wally was a member and is appropriately engraved, "1999 -- Always a Tailhooker".  It measures 10.5" x 14.5" and comes with a letter of authenticity from Suzanne Schirra. 

 

#WS-Tailhook
$175

 

This "HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD" was presented to Wally Schirra on May 14th, 1983 by the Civitan Club of Roanoke, Inc..  The Civitan Club is a community service organization. It measures 9" x 11" and comes with a letter of authenticity from Suzanne Schirra. 

 

#WS-Civitans
$125

 

 

Process Order

 

 

Books and other Documents

 

"Farewell to the Mockingbirds" by James McEachin
Rhart, HC, 1st printing,1997, 510 pgs.

 

Hand signed and dedicated to Wally Schirra by James McEachin.

 

#WS Collection- Mockingbirds
 $30
 

"Escape from Corregidor" by Edgar Whitcomb
Regency, HC, 3rd printing,1958, 272 pgs.

 

Hand signed and dedicated to Wally Schirra by Ed Whitcomb who was Governor of Indiana in 1971.

 

#WS Collection- Escape
 $65
 

"Salvation for a Doomed Zoomie" by John Galvin
Allnutt, HC, 1983, 272 pgs.

 

Hand signed and dedicated to Wally Schirra by John Galvin

 

#WS Collection- Salvation
 $30
 

"Cheers and Tears: A Marine's Story of Combat In Peace and War" by Lieutenant Gen. Charles G. Cooper
Trafford, PB, 2002, 3rd printing, 233 pgs.

 

Hand signed and dedicated to Wally Schirra by Charles Cooper

 

#WS Collection- Cheers and Tears
 $30
 

"America At The Threshold: America's Space Exploration Initiative" by Synthesis Group
Synthesis Group, PB, May 1991, 181 pgs.

 

This Synthesis Group report discusses the America's space initiative during that period.  Though it's cover is slightly damaged (lower right corner), this IS Wally Schirra's personal copy and accompanying this report is a letter to Wally, hand signed by Tom Stafford. Tom was the Chair of the Synthesis Group at that time and signs "Tom".  Please Note: Wally's address has been removed from the scan but IS not altered on actual letter. A very nice item from Wally personal files forwarded to him by a friend and well known Astronaut.  

 

#WS Collection- Space Initiative
 $85
 

 


"Rocket Man: The Life and Legends of Robert H. Goddard, American Pioneer of Space Flight"
Hyperion, Uncorrected Bound Manuscript, 2002, 399 pgs.

 

Wally Schirra's advance copy of this title but NOT signed.

 

#WS Collection- Strictly Speaking
 $35
 

                          

"Space: The New Frontier" 
NASA, 1962, #O637081, 48 pages

Wally Schirra's personal copy but NOT signed.

 

#WS Collection- Space: The New Frontier
 $35
 

"Seventh National Space Symposium"
United States Space Foundation, PB, 1991, 215 pgs.

 

NOT signed

 

#WS Collection- Seventh Space Symposium
 $20
 

"The Vigilantes of Montana" by Thomas Dimsdale
University of Oklahoma, HC, 1956, 268 pgs.

 

Hand signed and dedicated to Wally Schirra by a friend (not the author)  

 

#WS Collection- Vigilantes
 $20
 

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16"x20" on photo paper hand signed by Wally Schirra 

Special: Galaxy
$100

 

 

 

 

Mission Badges

Wally Schirra's Gemini 7 launch badge

 

#WS-7
$400

 

Wally Schirra's STS-95 ABC News Media Badge

 

#WS-8
$350

 

The badges shown above was issued to and worn by Wally Schirra during the period indicated. These are amongst the rarest badges of all with few surviving today.  They seldom become available for sale.

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