COSMONAUT SHONIN'S SOYUZ SOUVENIRS.
A small group of items from cosmonaut Georgy S. Shonin's collection, including:
1. Black and white photograph, 8 x 11 inches, of 39 cosmonauts and astronauts on the steps of the main building at Star City, Moscow, 1991, signed by 36 of the subjects including ALEXEI LEONOV, VALENTINA TERESHKOVA, GHERMAN TITOV, VLADIMIR SHATALOV, GEORGY SHONIN, and several American astronauts including DICK GORDON, STUART ROOSA, and OWEN GARRIOTT.
2. Color photograph, 8 x 5 inches, of Shonin in his space suit, signed. Framed together with item 1.
3. Set of 5 commemorative Interkosmos patches, mounted together in lucite display, 10 x 14 inches.
Shonin served as Capcom for ASTP and was the commander of Soyuz 6 in 1969.
Provenance: Georgy S. Shonin; Russian Space History, Sotheby's, New York, March 16, 1996, lot 155.
- Includes 9 additional signed photographs of Shonin, and three passport photographs of him in military uniform.