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Item 517 - Skylab 2 Catalog 429 (May 2014)

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Sold Price: $2,971.85 (includes buyer's premium)

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Flown mechanical pencil carried and used on board the Skylab II mission. Five-inch long chrome-colored pencil, Garland Model 35-P, manufactured by Lew Manufacturing Co. of Coventry, Rhode Island. The Part Number "SEB12100081-301" and the Serial Number "1064" are both engraved into the barrel, with a ring of Velcro around the top used for storage. Accompanied by a 2011 letter of certification from Jack Lousma which reads, “I hereby certify that the accompanying silver medal pencil, Serial Number 1064, was used by me and flown aboard Skylab II (SL-3) July 28–September 25, 1973. It is from my personal collection and has been in my possession since the mission.” The pencil and letter are matted and framed together along with a Skylab II mission patch and printed caption to an overall size of 18.25 x 16.25. In fine condition, with scattered light wear. This particular pencil flew nearly twenty-five million miles in earth orbit during the 59-day mission. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

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