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posted 02-02-2008 07:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WILJO4   Click Here to Email WILJO4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have an item I might like to sell but need to know more about it. It is a 7 1/2 inch statue, made of silver or pewter or whatever.

It is a smiling moonman character which was given to my long deceased uncle as an award for his work on parts procurement for the Apollo space program. He worked for GE at the time (1960's). It weighs almost 3 pounds and says APOLLO SUPPORT DEPARTMENT on it.

It is actually very nice. Somewhere there may be a paper document which came with the award. Any help would be much appreciated.


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posted 02-02-2008 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apollo11lem5   Click Here to Email apollo11lem5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to more about these "ZD" (Zero Defects) statues as well!! I have several of them and really like them. The several inch tall "ZD" astronaut figures are made of metal in chrome color, gold color, copper color and one is made of what appears to be grey stone. I also have a huge chrome color one about 20 inches tall. I would like to know what the color differences mean or anything else I can learn as well.

I also have several other GE Apollo ZD items and I get them whenever I can locate them.

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posted 07-26-2011 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Half-Inch Stud   Click Here to Email Half-Inch Stud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just joined here because I read this. I've owned a heavy ( ~10lbs or so) Pewter "Zero Defects" Man-on-the-Moon (trophy) statue for quite awhile, and it's time to let it go (sell) to a new home.

It is a Pewtwe casting of happy overweight man with a big nose & Jet-pack standing on the moon. What do you suppose it would sell for, and where should I advertise it?

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posted 07-27-2011 03:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These are pretty scarce and very popular with collectors. A 'complete' version should have intact antennae, base, and even the award certificate, but even with some of those missing they still sell well.

A couple sold on eBay last year for about $100 and $255. If you list yours in the space collectibles section on eBay it's likely to reach three figures.

If you look at the prices above then slap an opening price of $249 on it you may not get a sale but if you put the opening price low it will sell fine. Just remember that most bids are placed in the last 10 seconds of a sale and don't let anyone trick you into adding a buy-it-now price.

Also, please make the listing available to overseas bidders. Many of the keenest space collectors live outside of the US.

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