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posted 11-23-2004 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MacAttack   Click Here to Email MacAttack     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello all,
I own a neat artifact from the Appollo 7 mission. It is the nylon recovery strap used to lift the capsule out of the water and place it on the deck of the USS Essex after splashdown. It is on a plaque designed and built by sailors on the ship as a gift to the C.O. It also has the bosuns pipe used to pipe the space crew aboard the ship and a large NASA patch on it. It was given to a family member following the death of the former Captain of the ship. Once my family member died it was given to me. I have had it for years and I want to get a good idea of what it is worth. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks, Mac

Larry McGlynn

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posted 11-26-2004 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Sounds like a nice little artifact as a whole piece. Especially for a Navy person.

The value of the strap itself is not that high, since it is not flown or directly from the astronauts of Apollo 7. Still the piece all together might generate a value of between $250 and $500 to an interested person.

I hope that helps and I welcome anybody else's opinion.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 11-27-2004 01:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cfreeze79   Click Here to Email cfreeze79     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think that estimate is a touch generous... Depending on the provenance (which sounds, on the surface, as fairly rock-solid), I would expect this to go for $100-$150 on any given day.

I'd be interested in seeing some photos of it to get a better clue as to what exactly we are talking about...

Regards, -CF

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