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Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-26-2012 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heritage Auction Galleries has posted nearly 50 featured lots from their upcoming Nov. 2, 2012 Space Exploration Signature Auction.

Proxy bidding begins around Oct. 14.

Besixdouze
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posted 09-26-2012 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see the forthcoming Heritage space auction features an inflight coverall jacket worn by Gus Grissom which clearly has a different patch to the one currently listed by Chris Spain on his excellent website and listed as the crew patch.

Here's hoping I scoop this weeks Euromillions jackpot so I can secure this item and most of the other Gemini patches also featured in this auction.

stsmithva
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posted 09-26-2012 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might remember this discussion, stretching from 2004-2005, about whether or not Neil Armstrong ever wrote out his first words upon setting foot on the moon. (He was quoted at length in Hansen's book as saying he never did, not for the Smithsonian, nor for his mother!)

This intriguing Heritage item seems to have good provenance.

drifting to the right
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posted 09-27-2012 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for drifting to the right     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few observations regarding the Robbins medallions that perhaps Howard Weinberger could comment on.

Should not there be a lack of Sterling hallmark on the Apollo 12 medals, numbered 1 and 4, as they would be from the "treasure fleet" ingot supplied by Mr. Rathmann?

Also, please note in the LOA from Tom Stafford for the Apollo 16 medal, dated July 2000, he states, "...the unflown [Apollo 16] medallions never receiving a serial number." This letter could have solved the Apollo 16 flown/unflown mystery several years earlier!

lunareagle
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posted 09-28-2012 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunareagle   Click Here to Email lunareagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Each of the medals offered, numbered 1 and 4, are indeed without the sterling hallmark, which is consistent with the research.

In regard to the Stafford Apollo 16 medal, I do not understand your point. The research is correct and the letter is dated a year after my original Robbins book was published.

drifting to the right
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posted 09-28-2012 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for drifting to the right     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the reply, Howard. As you have clarified that the Apollo 12's sterling hallmark is not present, contrary to the description, and since they are from the treasure fleet ingot, thus more scarce, they may be of greater value to a collector as well.

On the point relative to the Apollo 16, I refer you to your article, "The Enigmatic Apollo 16 Robbins Medals," copyrighted 2008, paragraphs 2 and 3. Then read Gen. Stafford's LOA in full.

Again, thanks for your interest, and landmark work on the Robbins medallions.

lunareagle
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posted 10-13-2012 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunareagle   Click Here to Email lunareagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On-line bidding for the November 2, 2012 Heritage Space sale is now open.

SpaceAholic
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posted 10-13-2012 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've already encountered an issue: initiated a bid on one lot but the bid was incorrectly recorded against another (undesired) lot. Waiting for the Heritage folks to get back to me.

cosmos-walter
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posted 10-26-2012 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heritage is offering two Edgar Mitchell CM-flown PPKs: Lots 40172 and 40173.

I thought, Edgar Mitchell had only two PPKs, the larger one flown on CM and the smaller one flown on the LM.

spaced out
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posted 10-26-2012 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We know for the Stowage List that there were at least 14 of the regular size PPK bags carried on Apollo 14 in the CM and at least one of the larger size bags (possible the one listed at Heritage).

We don't really know the way these were split between the crew. Some may well have carried items for shared use. For example, given the description of the larger bag in this auction it may have been used to carry music tapes for the crew.

After the flight some of these shared empty bags may have been given at random to crew members.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 10-26-2012 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris is right there were many PPKs carried on Apollo 14.

While the small CM PPK bag S/N 1114 was used as a PPK, the second larger bag was either used to hold the Data Card Kit in the R1 locker or as a PPK in the R2 locker. There are at least two large bags with the P/N SEB32100025-301 in the Stowage lists. Chances are that this bag stored the Data Card Kit until use.

A lot of these PPK bags were carried in later missions as the weight rules were relaxed.

lunareagle
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posted 11-01-2012 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunareagle   Click Here to Email lunareagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a heads up to everyone that tonight is the last chance for Internet bidding before tomorrow mornings live auction.

There are some wonderful lots. Good luck to all.

Greggy_D
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posted 11-02-2012 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The flown Apollo 17 Robbins continue to pull in amazing numbers.

SpaceAholic
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posted 11-02-2012 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Somebody got a pretty good deal on a complete SE-6 and that LiOH scrubber assembly.

Was happy to score lot 40233

Tim Collins
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posted 11-02-2012 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tim Collins   Click Here to Email Tim Collins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I didn't run you up too far Scott (on 40233). Nice piece of hardware. I did acquire 40236, which I believe was the model used in the S-IVB of SA-201 thru SA-204 and SA-501 and SA-502. A fun auction.

Jurvetson
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posted 11-03-2012 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurvetson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I picked up 40235, the F-1 LOX Valve Flexline. I was the underbidder on the Scrubber, and lamenting. And I arrived at my computer just as the bidding closed on that SE-6 (and it went for less than half what I would have expected).

Retro Rocket
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posted 11-05-2012 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did anyone know how much the NERVA model and SSME model sold for? Thanks!

lunareagle
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posted 11-12-2012 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunareagle   Click Here to Email lunareagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like the chance to purchase a few remaining gems from the November 2 sale is almost over

GACspaceguy
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posted 11-12-2012 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Retro Rocket:
Did anyone know how much the NERVA model and SSME model sold for? Thanks!
NERVA sold for $598. SSME sold for $1793. This includes buyers premium.

spaceflori
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posted 11-14-2012 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was surprised that no one was bidding on it and thought that it might have been a software mistake...

Anyway a great proof that you can still make a steal in any of the space auctions!

SpaceAholic
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posted 11-14-2012 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heritage is in serious violation of ITAR statutes if they shipped that SE-6 outside the U.S.

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