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Conway
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From: Barrington Hills, IL, USA
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posted 10-22-2012 09:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Conway   Click Here to Email Conway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! By my count, more than thirty-flown Robbins medallions will be auctioned by Heritage and RR Auction in the next six-weeks. The list includes four medallions from Apollo-17 (5% of its Robbins flown medallions). Any thoughts about how the large supply will impact values?

spaced out
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posted 10-22-2012 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's true that we're seeing an enormous number of medallions and at the same time Robbins medallions are becoming a kind of mainstay of space auctions.

The thing is, once a deep-pocketed collector buys one of these medallions there is a strong temptation for them to try to collect one from each mission to complete a 'set'.

This means a steadily increasing demand that can maybe outweigh the impressive supply we're seeing in recent years.

tnperri
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posted 10-22-2012 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So which are the 'cheaper' flown Robbins medals? I would like to get one for my collection without taking out a 2nd mortgage.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 10-22-2012 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Less expensive Robbins would be those flown from Apollo 7, 9, 10 and unflown versions from 15 - 17, would be my best bet.

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