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    From the mission commander's collection, with his and ASF LOAs

    Apollo 10 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion in Acrylic Display, Serial Number 71, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander Tom Stafford, with Signed LOA. This 29mm x 31mm sterling silver shield-shaped medal was one of 300 flown to the moon on Apollo 10, May 18-26, 1969, with crewmembers Tom Stafford, Gene Cernan, and John Young. The medallions stayed with Young aboard the Command Module Charlie Brown while Stafford and Cernan flew the Lunar Module Snoopy to within 50,000 feet of the lunar surface on the last, full-scale dress rehearsal for the Apollo 11 landing. The obverse of the medal features the mission insignia while the reverse has the engraved mission dates along with the serial number and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. It is contained in a unique 2.25" diameter x 1" deep acrylic presentation, gimbal-mounted on a 4.5" x 3" x 0.75" wooden stand- perfect for display. Medals from the collections of mission crewmembers are very desirable this one from the commander. Included with this lot is a COA from RR Auction. A gorgeous example.

    Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity from Stafford on his personal letterhead stating, in part: "The silver Robbins medallion accompanying this document, numbered 71 and encased in an acrylic presentation, was flown in lunar orbit on the Apollo X mission... Our crew was the first of the Apollo missions in which all of the astronauts already had space flight experience; and the only crew all of whose members went on to fly subsequent missions aboard Apollo spacecraft..."

    Also included with this lot is a Certificate of Authenticity from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. It features a photo of him with this medal signing the above letter. It states, in part: "This certifies that Gen. Thomas Stafford signed the pictured item in my presence at the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation office on April 6, 2014." It is signed by Executive Director Tammy Knowles. Four professional quality 8" x 10" color Apollo 10 photos also accompany the lot.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    11th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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