Yuri Gagarin signed
    postcard (inscribed)
 
SIGNED PHOTOS
Autographed photos
from astronauts and cosmonauts.
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SIGNED COVERS
Autographed covers
from all manned spaceflights.
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SPACE RELICS
Space flown material
and other rare space related items.
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BURAN PROGRAM
Discover the history
behind the russian shuttle program.
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SPACE CANDIDATES
The history behind
the russian unflown cosmonauts.
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CATALOGUE
Browse thru my
space cover and photo catalogue.
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AUTOPENS
Beware of autopens
and learn how to detect them.
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Signed US photos...

Note: This catalogue must not be considered as an official and truth font for prices. It is just a personal compilation of the few material currently available on this topic, in which is included the GODE catalogue of 1988. However, this is probably the best information that you can find on the Net. Any comments concerning the improving of this section and others are welcome.

Here is a brief list with the prices of signed photos (on the 8"x10" format) from the first astronauts.

The list is in order of space flight, and the price is both for an inscribed (ISP) or just signed photo (SP). However, if the astronaut add something like his/her spaceflight number or any other large inscription, then you should add around 20% to the final price. Just like the photo below shows...

Inscribed signed photo (on the left) and signed photo (on the right)

Once again, like in the Space Cover Catalogue, this list that I made was produced according to my knowledge of the market, and the prices that recently were detected on the market. There is no "official price list" for these items, since uncommon inscriptions on the photos or even the quality of the photo could change the final price of the item. This list could obviously change very quickly if one of the more common astronauts stops signing, just like what happen recently to James Lovell or Alan Shepard (deceased), raising the price of the material remaining on the market.

 

Astronauts in order of space flight:

1 - Alan Shepard - $100
2 - Virgil Grissom - $500
3 - John Glenn - $40
4 - Scott Carpenter - $40
5 - Walter Schirra - $40
6 - Gordon Cooper - $40
7 - John Young - $80 ($300 for non-Shuttle photos)
8 - James McDivitt - $20
9 - Edward White - $450
10 - Charles Conrad - $70
11 - Frank Borman - $30
12 - James Lovell - $60
13 - Thomas Stafford - $40
14 - Neil Armstrong - $700
15 - David Scott - $150
16 - Eugene Cernan - $80
17 - Michael Collins - $300
18 - Richard Gordon - $50
19 - Edwin Aldrin - $100
20 - Donn Eisele - $300
21 - Walter Cunningham - $30
22 - William Anders - $400
23 - Russell Schweickart - $40
24 - Alan Bean - $50
25 - Fred Haise - $30
26 - Jack Swigert - $200
27 - Edgar Mitchell - $50
28 - Stuart Roosa - $150
29 - Alfred Worden - $40
30 - James Irwin - $75
31 - Charles Duke - $50
32 - Ken Mattingly - $100
33 - Harrison Schmitt - $50
34 - Ronald Evans - $75
35 - Joseph Kerwin - $40
36 - Paul Weitz - $30
37 - Owen Garriott - $30
38 - Jack Lousma - 30
39 - Gerald Carr - $20
40 - Edward Gibson - $20
41 - William Pogue - $20
42 - Vance Brand - $25
43 - Deke Slayton - $50

Early "Shuttle Era" (1981 / 1986):
All shuttle astronaut signed photos are considered "common" and priced from $15 to $25, except from some really "hard to find" signed photos such as:

Robert Overmyer (deceased) - $50
Story Musgrave - $40
Ronald McNair (deceased) - $200
Dick Scobee (deceased) - $200
Judy Resnik (deceased) - $250
David Walker (deceased) - $50
Ellison Onizuka (deceased) - $200
David Griggs (deceased) - $50
Lodewijk van den Berg - $40
Karl Henize (deceased) - $50
Reinhard Furrer (deceased) - $40
Michael Smith (deceased) - $450
Gregory Jarvis (deceased) - $500
Christa McAuliffe (deceased) - $800

New "Shuttle Era" (1988 / 2003):
From this point onwards, all signed photos are considered "common" and priced from $15 to $25, except from some really "hard to find" signed photos such as:

Manley Carter (deceased) - $80
Samuel Durrance - $40
Ronald Parise - $40
Charles Veach (deceased) - $50
Kenneth Bowersox - $80
Michael Foale - $40
Ronald Sega - $60
Kalpana Chawla (deceased) - $100
Michael Anderson (deceased) - $100
Rick Husband (deceased) - $120
William MCool (deceased) - $150
David Brown (deceased) - $150
Laurel Clark (deceased) - $200
Ilan Ramon (deceased) - $500
 

 
 
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