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    "Earthrise" 1970 Cookie Jar by Helen Garriott Originally from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Vance Brand. A black porcelain cookie jar of 9" outside diameter, 5.5" at the opening, and 9.75" height (with lid). The textured surface with grays and whites represents the lunar surface with three distinct footprints in the area of the Sea of Tranquility. The handle on the lid is in the shape of the Earth, thus the title. "Earthrise" was a famous photo taken on Apollo 8 of the Earth rising over the moon's horizon. This jar bears the potter's inscribed mark on the bottom "helen garriott 1970 ©". Ms. Garriott made these in various sizes and this is the largest we have been able to locate; she made these for the astronaut's wives. Helen is the wife of astronaut Owen Garriott who flew on Skylab 2 (SL-3) and Spacelab (STS-9). Vance Brand was a backup crewmember for the Skylab mission. Quite the item for a space collector with a penchant for cookies. Excellent condition.

    Included with this lot is a signed letter of authenticity from Kevin Brand (his son).

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    April, 2010
    21st Wednesday
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