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Item 6089 - Guenter Wendt’s Liberty Bell 7 Heat Shield Strap Catalog 474 (Apr 2016)

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Rare flown heat shield strap fragment recovered from the sunken Liberty Bell 7 capsule and presented to Wendt, measuring approximately 2.5 x 1 x 1, suspended in a 4 x 1.5 cylindrical acrylic block. Affixed to the bottom is a handwritten note describing the piece, signed “G Wendt,” in full: “Heat Shield Strap, from ‘Liberty Bell 7,’ Launched: 7-21-61, Recovered 7-20-99, Location: 27 232.158 N, 75 45.878 W, 16,121 feet deep.” In fine condition, with some discoloration to the acrylic. Excellent provenance for this rare historical relic. The Guenter Wendt Collection, ex. Ken Havekotte.

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