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Sam Que
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posted 06-23-2012 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam Que   Click Here to Email Sam Que     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone shed information as to the Apollo 17 lunar maps from the Gene Cernan Collection which have appeared on several RR Auction? Who created the display and initially started selling them?

There seems to be a steady stream of these maps showing Gene Cernan holding the original lunar landing book. I have seen similar maps at Spaceflori.com which were all purchased within a few days.

Thanks in advance for any information.

garyd2831
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posted 06-23-2012 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have one of these map plates that I obtained from Mike at Moonpans a couple of years ago. The page sizes are around 8x10 inches and are on a heavier card stock. Gene Cernan added a "declaration sticker" which is signed on each of these pages.

These are not the same pages that Florian had on his site a couple of months ago.

The white area where the declaration sticker is located is probably used for notes and mine has the word "Tsilokovsky" for the crater and "N" direction arrow.

Sam Que
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posted 06-25-2012 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam Que   Click Here to Email Sam Que     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I assume both style of autographed maps came from Gene Cernan's personal collection but were signed differently? Also any idea who put together the display with the Cernan photo mount.

Also, I noticed the Florian maps sold at a higher cost. I am curious as to why the price difference.

LateApex
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posted 11-29-2012 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LateApex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd like to learn more about these too. Any additional info would be much appreciated.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 12-12-2012 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The lunar map displays were created by David Frohman of Peachstate Historical Consulting. He bought the book directly from Gene (that is why there is only one photo of Gene). Then Peachstate broke up the book and sold the maps page by page. He also sold to dealers like Florian. I think Mike at Moonpans bought his from various collectors who were selling their maps.

I heard that the maps and pages from the lunar surface checklist were completely sold out, but I am probably wrong.

The question is, "Does the COA stuck right to the front of the map plate detract from it?" Personally, I think it does, but it is flown and that is something for the collector. I have one, but the COA sticker is on the back and out of sight.

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