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stsmithva
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From: Fairfax, VA, USA
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posted 01-04-2014 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The seller of this item (which ends in just a few hours) is a longtime collector and perhaps a cS member. But I think it's strange that the map is described twice as "flown", but Mitchell didn't mention that in the inscription and there is no provenance shown.

I wrote to the seller to ask about that, and he said that he didn't ask Mitchell to mention it when he signed it, and that Mitchell wouldn't have written "LM-3" if it hadn't been flown. (Anyone know why he would have written "LM-3"? Lunar Module 3 was flown on Apollo 9 - what else could that be referring to?)

Does anyone have any thoughts about this item?

moonnut
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posted 01-04-2014 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonnut   Click Here to Email moonnut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I took a look and well I wouldn't bid myself. Just because someone says it's flown in the description doesn't mean anything to me. On flown items you need pretty solid provenance usually mentioned and signed by the astronaut themselves.

And messaging the seller for provenance, ha, I don't trust. I've heard a lot of stories. The description is one sentence that is a tip off to me that they don't want to talk about it.

Greggy_D
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posted 01-04-2014 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would pass.

canyon42
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posted 01-04-2014 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for canyon42   Click Here to Email canyon42     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, the LM on Apollo 14 was the third one to land on the moon. Nothing else comes to mind.

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