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    Presented by Prime Minister Harold Wilson

    Apollo 11 Engraved Sterling Silver Footed Platter Presented to and Originally from the Personal Collection of Buzz Aldrin. From September 29 until November 5, 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts went on a world tour called "Giant Leap," visiting numerous countries and receiving many awards and accolades. They landed at London's Heathrow Airport on October 14, first meeting the Queen and members of the Royal Family before being whisked to 10 Downing Street for a reception with Prime Minister Wilson where they received these engraved silver platters. This 10.5" x 10.25" twelve-sided platter is engraved: "Presented by/ The Right Hon. Harold Wilson. Prime Minister/ on behalf of the British Government/ to/ Colonel Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr./ to commemorate the historic achievements of/ Apollo 11/ London, October 14, 1969". The hallmarks on the verso show that this is Sterling Silver, made by Garrard & Co. Ltd., at Sheffield in 1968. 19.7 troy ounces. Quite tarnished with some light scratches, but would polish nicely. Fine.

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    May, 2015
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