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    Sputnik: Collection of Six Rare Handmade Soviet Bullion Commemorative Patches from the Collection of Cosmonaut Georgy Grechko. A fabulous group of patches celebrating the launch in 1957 of the world's first artificial satellite. These were made in small quantities for display in Russian museums (Energia Space Corporation and Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow) and range in size from 3.75" diameter to 4.5" x 4" oval (shown to scale). Grechko, before his three space missions, actually worked at the Special Design Bureau and helped calculate the trajectories for Sputnik. Also included is a Sputnik-Baikonur badge. All excellent.

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    May, 2018
    11th Friday
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