Lot #8226
Apollo CM/LM Model

Large early model of the Apollo CSM/LM
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Estimate: $2500+

Description

Large early model of the Apollo CSM/LM

Rare vintage 1:20 scale model of an Apollo Command Service Module and Lunar Module created by the Graphic Engineering and Models Division at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center. The model measures 28″ tall, with the CM measuring 7.5″ in diameter, and consists of the service module, the command module, and the lunar module (the lunar module descent stage no longer present). The model is set upon a 24 x 12 base with affixed plate and support rod release base, and underside bearing affixed photographic directions. Includes its original blue wooden 37 x 13.25 x 19 storage box. The front of the box features a large NASA ‘meatball’ sticker, an affixed sheet labeled “2,” a black felt tip notation, “SSC, 80-4383,” and a pair of affixed contents labels: “Spacemobile Equipment, Command Service / Lunar Modules, M-84/29, 1:20 Scale U.S. Government Property.” The foam interior of the box features the same photographic directions found on underside of base. In very good to fine condition, with expected wear from use and storage, including: scattered scuffing, chips, and soiling to command/service module (loose parts audible inside of command module and Hi Gain Antenna detached but present); and scattered scuffs and chips to lunar module, with some adhesive remnants and a single Thrust Chamber missing. A particularly scarce example of an Apollo CM/LM model that, in spite of its flaws, remains highly sought-after by collectors—an impressive replica of the vehicle that carried humans to the moon.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: #511 - Ended October 19, 2017