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    The first Robbins Medal, Apollo 7 #1!

    Apollo 7 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 1, Directly from the Family Collection of Mission Commander Wally Schirra. This 32mm x 24mm sterling silver medal was one of only 255 flown aboard Apollo 7, the first manned mission in the Apollo program, October 11-22, 1968, with crewmembers Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, and Walt Cunningham. It was an eleven-day Earth-orbital mission, the first manned launch of the Saturn IB launch vehicle, and the first three-man American space launch. The obverse of the medal features the mission insignia depicting a command service module, engine firing with the trail from that fire encircling a globe and extending out, symbolizing the Earth-orbital nature of the mission. The Roman numeral "VII" appears in the South Pacific Ocean and the crew's names appears on a wide arc at the bottom. The reverse features the date of the launch, the ultra-desirable serial number 1, and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks (faint). Walt Cunningham arranged for these first-ever Robbins medals to be produced for the flight. Apparently though, Commander Schirra received the first example for his collection; it has never before been offered to the public. Included is the original Robbins plastic case with the numbered sticker on the bottom. An unbelievable rarity for the advanced Robbins collector. Beautiful. Included with this lot will be a signed Certificate of Authenticity from Wally's son, Walter.

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    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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