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Mike Z
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From: Ellicott City, Maryland
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posted 05-03-2013 12:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the exact "First Footprints" NASA lapel pin that's shown everywhere. I cannot remember where I got mine. The one I have is blank on the back.

Were there any of these pins made that did not contain metal flown to the moon?

spaceman
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posted 05-03-2013 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The original run (available singly) and the ones with the original anniversary pin sets were blank on the reverse and did not contain flown metal.

Mike Z
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posted 05-04-2013 01:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for your reply. I thought they didn't but was hoping I was wrong.

DCCollector
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posted 05-04-2013 11:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DCCollector   Click Here to Email DCCollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just so it's clear, what does the back of the pin say if it does include flown metal?

Mike Z
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posted 05-05-2013 01:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First Footprints
Apollo Program
NASA Official Edition

Contains Command Module Metal
Flown To The Moon

Limited To 20,120 Pcs.

DCCollector
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posted 05-05-2013 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DCCollector   Click Here to Email DCCollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have one of these pins with the following on the back:

First Footprints
Apollo Program

NASA Official Edition

It does not, however, include the language about flown metal or limited edition. Is that something different?

NeilPearson
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posted 05-20-2013 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NeilPearson   Click Here to Email NeilPearson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm a new collector and have just got my hands on one of these with the full 'First Footprints' markings as per Mike Z's post.

Excuse my ignorance but is there any significance to the 20,120?

tnperri
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posted 05-20-2013 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have noticed that Winco(maker of the item) likes to incorporate the date into how many are issued. They have done this on numerous other items(if not all).

All times are CT (US)

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