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RR Autograph Auction Flown Sterling Silver Apollo 7 Robbins Medal

RR Autograph Auction  Apollo 7Flown 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 “52.” In fine condition, with some mild tarnishing and surface marks and a small lighter square on reverse from a small dab of previous adhesive. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Walt Cunningham which states, “This silver Apollo 7 Robbins Medallion (Serial Number 52)…was carried with me on the 4,500,000 mile flight of Apollo 7…I hereby warrant and certify it was given to my friend, Frank Brandstetter, from my personal collection of artifacts.” Brandstetter owned a resort in Acapulco where he would entertain astronauts during the Apollo era. Also included is a 2008 letter of authenticity from Brandstetter stating the medal is from his personal collection. RR Auction COA.

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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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