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    Gemini 4: State of Florida Seal and Plaque Presented by the Governor to Mission Pilot Ed White II in 1965 and Directly from His Personal Collection. A beautiful and impressive 12" diameter "Great Seal of the State of Florida - In God We Trust" gold-colored metal seal mounted on a 15.25" x 17" wooden plaque with engraved plates, above- "Astronaut Edward H White II", and below- "A Token of Friendship From/ The People of Florida/ Haydon Burns/ Governor". This was awarded to White just three days after splashdown from the landmark four-day mission where he became the first American to walk in space. Unique. Very fine condition with some minor scratches and edge dings.

    This lot includes a 10" x 8" original B&W AP Wire Photo from 1965 picturing White and fellow Gemini 4 crewman James McDivitt receiving their plaques. The caption reads: "Mayport, FLA., June 10 - - SPACEMEN HONORED - - Astronaut James McDivitt holds aloft a plaque of the great seal of the state of Florida which was presented to him by Florida Gov. Haydon Burns after their arrival at Mayport, Fla. Today. Edward White II, foreground, received a duplicate plaque."

    Included with this lot is a signed certificate of authenticity from Ed White III, stating: "This plaque containing the Seal of the State of Florida was presented to my father by the Governor of Florida upon his arrival after three days of debriefing at sea aboard the U.S. Carrier Wasp. It was the first presentation of its king and the first to the Gemini IV crew after their arrival in the United States. This plaque has been in my father's possession or part of the Edward H. White II Estate since the presentation on June 10, 1965."


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    April, 2010
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