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SpaceAholic
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posted 03-07-2012 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This one should be fun to watch... looks like it was purportedly flown for "H.W. Adkins"

rgarner
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posted 03-12-2012 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Skeptical much?

vamanboatin
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posted 03-13-2012 06:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for vamanboatin   Click Here to Email vamanboatin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I could not find any documentation on this pin being flown. Does anybody know any history or details of a tie tack onboard Apollo 11?

Tykeanaut
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posted 03-13-2012 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Personally I'd be looking for crew or ground support staff authentication.

David Carey
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posted 03-13-2012 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The pin itself seems a legit example but nothing found on the individual or the notion of flown tie pins.

spaced out
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posted 03-13-2012 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's tricky to judge this kind of item, although you have to say that any purchase would be an act of faith in the absence of any supporting evidence that it was actually flown.

What strikes me as a little odd is that the card seems to be styled as if it was one of a number of such flown pins yet this is the first such example I've seen.

If the card or letter accompanying it was more obviously referring to the item as a one-off it would seem more normal.

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