Handwritten LOA from Charles ConradApollo 12 Flown Heat Shield Plug in Acrylic Display Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander Charles Conrad, with Handwritten LOA. A 1.375" x 1.25" diameter plug, with an engraved "#40" on the bottom, in a 2.625" tall x 3" diameter clear acrylic display. Engraved on the bottom is: "Apollo 12/ Nov. 14-24, 1969". This is the first such item from Apollo 12 that Heritage has ever offered. Very desirable and quite scarce. Original box included. Excellent.
Included with this lot is a handwritten and signed Letter of Authenticity from Conrad on his personal notepaper reading, in full: "This Apollo XII heat shield plug from Yankee Clipper/ CSM-108 flew to the moon & returned during the period November 14-24, 1969. You can see from the small amount burned off, that we were extremely conservative in the design of our heatshields. Charles Conrad Jr. CDR Apollo XII". Matted and framed to an overall 9.75" x 7.75". Excellent.
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