Lot #221


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Nine items: complete set of 12 matchbooks, each commemorating one of the Apollo missions plus one honoring presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon; deck of Kennedy Space Center playing cards featuring the Apollo 11 logo; two approximately 3.25 x 2.75 replicas of the plaque left on the lunar surface by the Apollo 11 crew; and a 6.5-inch long souvenir letter opener picturing a space shuttle; an Apollo 16 splashdown dinner menu, 5.25 x 8, two pages, for a celebration aboard the USS Ticonderoga, with the Apollo 16 astronauts as the guests of honor. Menu features many ‘space-related’ food items, including “Hadley Rille Green Salad,” “Taurus Littrow Grown Beef Steaks,” “Sonic Boom Baked Moon Rocks w/ Soure Creme,” and “Moon Mist Champagne from the ‘Sea of Nectar”; and a printed prayer on an off-white 8.5 x 11 sheet, offered aboard the Ticonderoga on the occasion of the recovery of Apollo 16, signed at the bottom in black ink by Lex L. Davis, Commander, Chaplain Corps, of the US Navy; limited-edition Apollo 14 souvenir mini-coin, .5-inch diameter, commemorating the 1971 flight. The coin was made from a special melt of silver into which was placed 10,000 grains of silver carried aboard Apollo 14 on its voyage around the moon. The souvenir was originally presented to members of the Franklin Mint Collectors Society; and a Zippo ® lighter, 1.25 x 2.25 x .25, featuring the General Electric and Apollo Systems Department logos. The artifact was presented as a souvenir by General Electric. In overall fine condition, with the expected wear. RRAuction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation IV
  • Dates: #396 - Ended November 29, 2012