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    Spacecraft ID plate from Apollo 11's Lunar Module Eagle

    Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Spacecraft Identification Plate Display Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty with Photo Certificate.

    A metal ID plate of 5.25" x 1.75" mounted to a 10" x 11" shield-shaped wooden display plaque beneath a metal die-cut representation of the lunar module. Engraved on the plate from the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. is the following:

    Part No. "LDW 280-54000-9" / Serial No. "001"
    Dsgn Cont No. "Lunar Lander" / Contr No. "NAS 9-1100"
    "LAUNCH DATE 7-16-69" / "SPLASHDOWN 7-24-69".
    Mfd. By Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp.
    Bethpage, New York U S FS Code 26512

    Three of these Lunar Module-5 Identification Plates were flown to the moon on Apollo 11 and returned to Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. They then mounted each ID plate on a wall plaque and one was presented to each crewmember. An extremely significant part of space history, worthy of inclusion in the finest private or institutional collections. To the best of our knowledge and research, this is the first Apollo 11 LM ID plate to be offered for public sale. The very one from the mission commander and first man on the moon's collection is quite an event. Excellent. 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 Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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