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Author Topic:   FS/EB: Rita Rapp's NASA memorabilia collection
drifting to the right
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posted 12-14-2012 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for drifting to the right     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I own the flown Lovell LM 7 spoon, and the backup looks identical. Kinda sucks, but that's why I keep a tight chain of provenance.

I also own the flown John Young A10 and A16 (CM) spoons, as well as Cernan's A17 (CM) spoon... hoping those aren't among the other spares to be put on the market, and possibly be sold later as flown by an unscrupulous or ignorant type.

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posted 12-14-2012 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mercurypgm   Click Here to Email Mercurypgm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am glad someone else who is an owner of flown utensils is concerned about these unflown spoons. I might as well post what original utensils I have (I am not including my Shuttle, MIR or ISS utensils).
  • A12 CMD Conrad
  • A12 LM Conrad
  • A15 LM Irwin
  • A16 CMD Duke
  • A16 LM Duke
  • A17 CMD Evans
  • SL Conrad (3 of 4, lg. spoon lost)
  • SL Alan Bean (4 of 4)
  • SL Weitz (4 of 4)
  • ASTP Stafford
  • ASTP Slayton
  • ASTP Leonov (name spelt Alexi on rev)
If Chris Spain would like to add me to his list as owner of these flown spoons and utensils (as opposed to listing them as a private sale, etc, etc), I would have no problem with him doing so and I would suggest others do so as well. That way flown utensils can be kept track of in a better fashion. Some of us have substantial investments that need to be protected.

My Shuttle, MIR and ISS utensils are well documented as well. In some cases those who were on MIR or the ISS had shuttle utensils as well as Russian utensils, depending on how they launched and how they landed.

NOTE: this list is for refernce only, they are NOT for sale!!!)

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posted 12-14-2012 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mercurypgm   Click Here to Email Mercurypgm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One comment on the A10 spoon, I assume it is the same manufacturer as the A9 McDivitt spoon that was sold on Astro-Auction and not made by Community. Yes, No. Does it only have A10 on it without a name? That really makes documentation even more important if that is the case.

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posted 12-14-2012 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who has the A12/LM6 Bean Spoon? Has it been verified that Bean still has it, like his A12 CM Spoon?

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posted 12-14-2012 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also, to provide additional documentation/support to the flight-ready spares, Chris is planning on documenting them on his site I believe. Although they are not flown pieces they still are a nice piece of history and it will help keep "track" of things.

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posted 12-14-2012 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for drifting to the right     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The A10 spoon is indeed a Silco with "CMP X" and it can be seen along with my A16 John Young spoon at the title head of the Apollo cutlery section of Chris Spain's website. My acquisitions have all been thru Heritage, direct from astronaut owners, and well-documented.

That said, I too wouldn't mind a direct listing of ownership on Chris' site, if such is even possible. By the way mercurypgm, very impressive collection!

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posted 12-15-2012 05:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mercurypgm   Click Here to Email Mercurypgm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe I previously stated this, but Mr. Bean has his lunar spoons (yes both to clarify... I previous said "spoons" which implied more than one) mounted with spaghetti and framed and hung to the right of his desk (in his newer residence which was probably bought in the late 1990's or early 2000's).

The only reason I bought his SL utensils in the early 90's (at his former residence), is I was helping him inventory items (still have the original list of items that I inventoried) and asked him if he would consider selling the LM and CM utensils (since I owned Pete's which I brought with me on that trip to compare Pete's to his). Because he is so proud of being the first man to eat spaghetti on the moon, he told me he would never sell them during his lifetime. We then discussed the purchase of his SL utensils as an alternative or possibly an A12 flown Robbins. I think I picked the wrong flown item(s)!

Having been to Alan's current residence about a dozen or more times I am sure they are still there unless he has moved them. Give him a call, he doesn't bite.

It does seem interesting that you would ask about Alan's other utensil (probably not realizing I had said spoons in a previous post) especially since you have I believe two LM6 spoons, so no, you didn't win a lottery with the LM6 spoon, Alan has it. I suggest a third party call Alan and verify what I have stated is correct. For what it is worth my name can be found in the back of his art book as the owner of a number of pieces of his original art.

As for dealings with Heritage, I do not, and that is for one reason only. They are located in Texas and I am not going to pay 8.25% tax on top of a commission. Silly I know, but it is the principal of the thing. Guess I could have been involved in the bidding for utensils there, but I passed due to the sales tax issue!

Was glad to see one person bought the flown spoons from Heritage and has the same concerns as I do. Nice collection as well. I also previously mentioned the LRL utensils for Apollo 11, sold by Regency-Superior in a previous post, but did not say I was the buyer... well I was.

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posted 12-15-2012 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by streetsnake:
NASA Vector Patch Type II
Sold... Thanks.

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posted 12-15-2012 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The remaining "A KODAK PHOTO" color photos have been listed on eBay. They are due to come down on 12/22 at 6:00 PM EST. Thanks for everyone's continued interest and support.

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posted 12-16-2012 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apollo 12 Flight-Ready Spares: Sold... Thanks.

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posted 12-21-2012 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by streetsnake:
The remaining "A KODAK PHOTO" color photos have been listed on eBay.
Coming down tomorrow around 6:00PM EST Thanks...

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posted 12-21-2012 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apollo 13 with Mattingly Spoon Set has sold.

LM-7 set is still available. I believe that will be the last set I am going to part with. Thanks.

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posted 12-29-2012 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacehiker   Click Here to Email spacehiker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On eBay at present are a number (item no: 290778967006 and 350670936723) of NASA images showing Rita Rapp with space food.

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posted 12-29-2012 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spacehiker, thank you for the heads up. When I first started my research, I amazed at how many articles/photos were out there. My only wish is that I could have had the opportunity to speak with her more about her experiences.

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posted 12-30-2012 04:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If anybody out there has an original print of the photo depicted in eBay item 350670936723 I'd sure appreciate a hi-res scan. Here's hoping.

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posted 12-30-2012 08:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick, I think I may. I kept all of my NASA photos of Rita. I will go through what I have and report back. Thanks, Ben

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posted 12-30-2012 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't listed anything lately, and for that I apologize but the color photo collection was quite a bit of work to compile and complete. However, I wanted to set up a gameplan to begin again on listing items.

I'd like to get everyone's interest on what I was thinking of next. I have a large collection of B&W photos (glossies but without "A KODAK PHOTO" watermarks, as I understand it the B&W photos did not have this watermark", also a large collection of lithographs and also I can revisit my patch collection to see what else I am going to sell. Please let me know where you would like me to first focus my efforts and we will go from there. Happy New Year to all!!

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posted 12-30-2012 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Beau08   Click Here to Email Beau08     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ben, depending on what exactly you have patches generally garner big interest. Me included...


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