Lot #9323
Charlie Duke’s Collection of Seven Apollo 11 Presidential Dinner Items

Charlie Duke’s Collection of Seven Apollo 11 Presidential Dinner Items
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Charlie Duke’s Collection of Seven Apollo 11 Presidential Dinner Items

Charlie Duke’s collection of seven items related to the presidential dinner held in honor of the astronauts of Apollo 11 at Los Angeles’ Century Plaza Hotel on August 13, 1969, including: a 6.5 x 4.25 presidential invitation card from President Nixon; a gilt-edged 4.25 x 6.5 dinner menu; a 3.75 x 2.5 authorization card for the event, assigned in an unknown hand to “Major and Mrs. Charlie M. Duke, Jr.”; a folded 3 x 4 table card, labeled “59 Host,” opened to reveal the seating layout; a 5.5 x 5.25 Beta cloth swatch of the Apollo 11 mission insignia; a 3 x 3 embroidered Apollo 11 emblem patch; and a miniature 2 x 1.5 American flag. Signed on the reverse of the invitation, menu, and authorization card in blue ballpoint by Duke, “From my personal collection, Charlie M. Duke, Jr., Apollo 16 LMP,” with additional dignitaries signing the reverse of the menu. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by the invitation’s original mailing envelope. The Leon Ford Collection. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space and Aviation Auction
  • Dates: October 15 - October 22





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