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    Giant Leap World Tour 11/03-04 (Korea): Korean "Symbolic King of Mankind" Award Presented to Neil Armstrong Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. 11.75 x 16". Wood inlayed with brass decorative elements including peacocks and foliate motifs. Two engraved rectangular metal plaques with legends in Korean and English inlayed beneath a circular color insignia which features a scene of the Lunar Module and lone astronaut on the surface of the moon. The entire front is covered in a clear acrylic laminate. The award is titled "The Symbolic King of Mankind Nil [sic] Armstrong". The first plaque reads "Plate for the King of Mankind / This plate for the Symbolic Kind of Mankind is respectfully / presented to you for the sake of the world peace, on behalf / of people of the world. / November 3, 1969. / Ro Gye-Sung / Korea". The second plaque reads in part: "The title of modern Symbolic King of Mankind being compared with Nobel / Award, the most honorable position, is to be given to a person who contributes / toward world peace and prosperity, every four year, regardless to race, ideology / and religion, and it is to put all the people of the world into single mind, admiring / such accomplishment." A lofty award indeed. The plaque has an easel back and is complete with a fitted wooden case with red velour lining and covered with dark blue velour with metal clasp. The upper metal plaque has a small area of discoloration under the laminate but the remainder excellent. The case is shelf worn but still is in very good condition. CAG 1002081-015. This lot will include an encapsulated CAG Photo Certificate with a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
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