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Item 2295 - Michael Collins's Apollo 11 Flown Miniature Ivory Elephant Catalog 569 (Oct 2019)

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Michael Collins's flown micro ivory elephant carried aboard the Command Module Columbia throughout the duration of the Apollo 11 mission. The elephant, roughly measuring 1/16th of an inch, was one of 100 pint-sized pachyderms stored inside a hollow bean and carried inside Collins's personal preference kit. The elephant is stored in its original presentation pouch with stapled letter of provenance from the recipient, NASA engineer Ralph F. Herrmann, who writes: "This small ivory elephant is one of 100 carried by Mike Collins on the Apollo XI mission to be given to MSC personnel who participated in the design and fabrication of Apollo XI flight hardware." In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned Apollo cover, an Apollo 11 mission insignia sticker, and an uncommon Apollo 11 "Lunar Team" sticker with astronaut Snoopy.

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