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Item 442 - Apollo 11 Commemorative Sword Catalog 409 (May 2013)

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Sold Price: $1,198.80 (includes buyer's premium)

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Limited edition commemorative sword, #0485/2000, made by Wilkinson Sword of London, in honor of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Stainless steel blade measures 30″ long and is engraved with depictions of the Saturn rocket launch, the Apollo XI lunar (LM) and command (CM) modules above the Moon’s surface, and the American flag and is engraved on a floating ribbon “Apollo 11 Moon Landing 20-7-1969.” Engraved at the bottom near the tang “By Appointment To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Sword Cutlers,” the logo of “Wilkinson Sword London,” and “Made in England.” Overall length measures 36″ long, with an 18 carat gold-plated crossguard and pommel and has a polished walnut grip. Sword is presented on its 39 x 6.75 mahogany plaque, with a gold-plated presentation plate captioned “Sword by / Wilkinson Sword of London / to Honour the Achievement / of the U.S.A. Moon Landing / 1969,” and also bearing an image of the Apollo 11 lunar module. In fine condition, with some wear and tarnishing to presentation plate. Accompanied by a copy of its original Wilkinson commemoration sheet describing the specifics of the sword. An interesting and seldom-seen souvenir. RR Auction COA.

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