Posts: 604 From: Wellington, New Zealand Registered: Mar 2003
posted 03-31-2013 12:20 AM
Spotted this on eBay and wondering if anyone knows how many (or what size) of the oxygen tank debris were also sold in formats other than the pyramid or cylinder lucites — I've not seen them 'loose' before.
Posts: 481 From: Syracuse, New York, USA Registered: Oct 2009
posted 03-31-2013 07:00 AM
I have a glass sphere with a piece enclosed within a wooden box. I purchased it from a fellow cS member a couple of years ago.
The number on my wooden box piece is 138/1000.
Robert Pearlman Editor
Posts: 28576 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted 03-31-2013 08:54 AM
quote:Originally posted by TRS: I've not seen them 'loose' before.
There was also a poster that had a square piece of the oxygen tank insulation inside a small plastic pouch (which could easily be cut open and the piece removed). And there were baseball card-size presentations with a shard from the tank's insulation laminated onto its front.
Both came with the same set of documentation as the above display.
Posts: 1483 From: Guyton, GA Registered: Jan 2006
posted 03-31-2013 07:46 PM
I have one of those posters and some loose material I picked at auction a few months back, so it does appear to be available.
Rick Mulheirn Member
Posts: 2586 From: England Registered: Feb 2001
posted 04-01-2013 10:55 AM
At the time the media were covering the re-entry of Skylab over Australia I wrote a very speculative letter to the "Town Hall" of Esperance shire.
Some 8 weeks later I received through the mail a nice piece of authenticated debris from the State Emergency Committee inclusive of a photocopied COA.
The COA would suggest they mailed out quite a few loose samples.