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    National Space Award 10K Gold Medal Presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars to Chris Kraft, Directly from the NASA Legend's Estate, with Certificate of Authenticity. A 52mm 10K heavy gold medal of very high relief portraying a space-suited astronaut against a space theme field with "VETERANS of FOREIGN WARS - THE UNITED STATES" around and "Space [VFW logo] Award" beneath. On the lower edge are the hallmarks, "Medallic Art Co NY" and "10K". The medal is suspended from a ribbon and shadow-box mounted, 9.625" x 12.625" overall, on black velvet above a metal plate engraved "CHRIS KRAFT". This is an extremely rare offering, and only the second time Heritage has had the privilege to do so. The first being posthumously awarded to Ed White II and auctioned over 10 years ago. A truly unique item, this was kept in Kraft's home office. Frame a bit scratched, medal excellent.

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    May, 2021
    21st-22nd Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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