Limited edition flown James Avery Shuttle charmSpace Shuttle Challenger (STS-6) Flown 14K Gold Shuttle "Wives' Charm" Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander Paul Weitz, with Signed LOA. A 0.875" x 0.625" x 0.375" representation of the Space Shuttle with 14K and James Avery hallmarks stamped underneath. It is attached to an unflown 14K chain, 18" in length. This flew with Weitz on the maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle Challenger, April 4-9, 1983, where it orbited the earth eighty-one times, traveling over two million miles in the process. It was brought back with him and presented to his wife who wore it for a number of years. This is a rare and beautiful memento of this historic mission. Light wear, overall fine.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity from Weitz on his letterhead stating, in full: "This is to certify that this gold Space Shuttle charm was flown on STS-6 April 4-9, 1983. It is one of a limited number that was crafted for astronaut wives by Houston jeweler James Avery."
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