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From: Wellington, New Zealand
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 03-31-2013 12:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TRS   Click Here to Email TRS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.


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From: Syracuse, New York, USA
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posted 03-31-2013 07:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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

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posted 03-31-2013 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/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.


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From: Guyton, GA
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posted 03-31-2013 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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

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From: England
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posted 04-01-2013 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.

All times are CT (US)

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