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RR Auctions Apollo 16 Velcro Swatch from the Lunar Surface

RR Auctions Apollo 16

RR Auctions Apollo 16

Limited edition presentation of a small triangular swatch of moondust soiled Velcro, approximately .5 x .5 x .75, affixed to a color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the Apollo 16 LM and rover on the moon’s surface, titled at the top, “Swatch of moondust stained Velcro from the cue card ‘LM Comm Modes’ used in the Lunar Module Orion on the Descartes Highlands, April 21-24, 1972.” Reverse is numbered “#14 Special edition, Florian Noller.”

Accompanied by a color photocopy of both sides of the LM Cue Card titled “LM Comm Modes,” picturing the 1” x 2” moondust stained Velcro from which the triangular portion here offered was removed and the following statement from Charles M. Duke, Jr.: “Flown to the Lunar Surface aboard Apollo 16, landed on April 20, 1972. Charles M. Duke, Jr Apollo 16 LMP.” Also accompanied by a copy of a Letter of Certification handwritten and signed by Duke for the flown cue card, which reads, in part: “It is my opinion that the dark smudges on the border of the Velcro hook include traces of lunar dust. This dust, which we brought in with us from the lunar surface, was on many items that were exposed in the cabin.” Also accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Florian Noller. RRAuction COA.

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Posted by on November 27, 2012 in Apollo 16

 

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RR Auction Apollo 13 Flown Robbins Medal

RR Auction Apollo 13

RR Auction Apollo 13

Flown Apollo 13 Robbins Medal, approximately 1.25 diameter, with a raised design on the face of the Apollo 13 mission insignia. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved with the full names of astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert, along with spacecraft names Aquarius and Odyssey, the April 11, 1970, launch date, and April 17, 1970, return date. This medal is serial numbered “230.” Condition is mint state. Medal comes in its original case, numbered “230.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 13 silver medallion numbered ‘230’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 13, April 11-17, 1970…After the mission, the Astronaut Office distributed the medallions accordingly. I specifically requested the Apollo 13 number ‘230’ included with this letter.” The Apollo 13 Robbins holds the distinction of being somewhat different than all of their other mission counterparts. Because of the last minute change to the crew (Jack Swigert for Ken Mattingly) all of the flown medals were melted down after the mission and new ones struck from the metal. Scott requested number 230 to have a consistent collection and the number represented a Mercedes 230SL for which he had aspirations. Provenance: Dave Scott. RRAuction COA.

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Posted by on November 26, 2012 in Apollo 13

 

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RR Auctions Apollo 7 Sterling Silver Flown Robbins Medal

RR Auctions Apollo 7

RR Auctions Apollo 7

Flown sterling silver Apollo 7 Robbins Medal, approximately 1.25 x 1, with a raised design on the face of the mission insignia—a capsule orbiting Earth, the mission number, and the last names of crew members Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, and Walt Cunningham. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved “Oct. 11, 1968” and numbered “230.” Accompanied by its original case, numbered “230.” Condition is mint state. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 7 silver medallion numbered ‘230’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 7, October 11-22, 1968…After the mission, the Astronaut Office distributed the medallions accordingly. I specifically requested the Apollo 7 number ‘230’ included with this letter.” This was the very first Robbins Medal designed for the Apollo 7 mission for Cunningham, who wanted a special memento to take on the mission. The flown treasure proved so popular that every mission into space since has carried on the tradition. Scott requested number 230 to have a consistent collection and the number represented a Mercedes 230SL for which he had aspirations. Provenance: Dave Scott. RRAuction COA.

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Posted by on November 26, 2012 in Apollo 7

 

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RR Auction Apollo 17 Ron Evans Fisher Space Pen

RR Auction Apollo 17

RR Auction Apollo 17

Ron Evans’s personally-owned and used Fisher space pen, used during his training for Apollo 17. Silver pen measures 5.25″ long with a small swatch of Velcro affixed near the top. Pen does not function. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Novaspace’s Ron Evans Garage Sale, signed by his wife, Janet Evans. RRAuction COA.

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Posted by on November 23, 2012 in Apollo, Apollo 17

 

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RR Auctions Apollo 13 ‘Type 2’ Insurance Cover

RR Auctions Apollo 13 ‘Type 2’ insurance cover

RR Auctions Apollo 13 ‘Type 2’ insurance cover

Apollo 13 ‘Type 2’ insurance cover, 6.5 x 3.5, with a cachet honoring the mission insignia, an astronaut pin printed underneath, bearing an April 11, 1970, Kennedy Space Center postmark, signed in black felt tip by original crew members James Lovell, Ken Mattingly, and Fred Haise. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered mild toning. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

 

 

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Posted by on November 23, 2012 in Apollo, Apollo 13

 

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RR Auction Apollo 11 ‘Type 2’ Insurance Cover

RR Auction Apollo 11

RR Auction Apollo 11

Apollo 11 ‘Type 2’ insurance cover, 6.5 x 3.5, honoring of the three crew members and the first step on the moon, bearing a July 16, 1969, Kennedy Space Center cancellation, signed in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

 

 

 

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Posted by on November 22, 2012 in Apollo 11

 

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RR Auctions Flown Charlie Duke Apollo16 Mexican Flag

RR Auctions Apollo 16 Charlie Duke

Flown printed fabric Mexican flag, 6 x 4, carried to the lunar surface on board the LM Orion, signed in blue ink on the white stripe of the flag, “Arrived on the lunar surface aboard ‘Orion’ April 20, 1972. Flown to the moon on Apollo 16, Charlie Duke, Lunar Module Pilot.” Flag is affixed by its corners to a 9.25 x 12 certificate stating “This flag was flown aboard the first Apollo mission to the lunar highlands,” and signed in black felt tip by Charlie Duke. Accompanied by an unusually lengthy handwritten certificate of authenticity from Duke, which reads, in part: “this flag of the Republic of Mexico accompanied me aboard the lunar module ‘Orion’ to the Descartes Highlands of the moon…this flag was stowed in my…PPK. There it remained throughout almost 72 hours on the lunar surface. This flag was exposed to the vacuum of space on each of the three EVA’s which totalled over 20 hours for Apollo 16…Since that time it has remained as a treasured part of my personal space collection.” In fine condition, with a bit of trivial feathering to writing on flag. Not to be confused with the more common lunar orbit flown flags, international flags flown to the lunar surface are exceedingly rare. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on November 22, 2012 in Apollo 16

 

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