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    Gemini 3 through Gemini 12 Flown Heat Shield Fragments on Matching Launch Covers. Tiny fragments of heat shield material (all smaller than 0.375" square), each mounted with explanatory text to individual philatelic covers with gorgeous cachets by Orbit Covers. All are uniformly hand-cancelled on each launch date at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Also included are matching individual launch covers for the unmanned Gemini 1 and Gemini 2 launches, though with no heat shield material. A Certificate of Authenticity from, signed by Florian Noller, is included. It illustrates and explains the sources for these fragments: "...these fragments were originally obtained from acrylics presented to VIPs and contractors as per attached images. Each cover has been signed on the backside by me to confirm authenticity." The first set like this Heritage has offered. A ready-made complete collection of flown heat shield material from all the manned Gemini missions. Perfect for framing and display. Excellent.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    22nd Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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