Discover the ten most expensive items of Apollo 11 memorabilia July 20 is the anniversary of the first manned lunar landing. To celebrate, Wikicollecting.org have put together a list of the ten most expensive items of Apollo 11 memorabilia to have sold at auction
10) Final version of the NASA flight plan for Apollo 11 - $51,000
The final version of the NASA flight plan for Apollo 11 was sold for $51,000 at a PBA Galleries auction in 2011.
The flight plan was signed and inscribed by Neil Armstrong “Best Wishes, To Dean Mell, Neil Armstrong”.
9) Lunar Flag Unflown Remnants - $60,000
In July 2011, Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles sold remnants of Apollo 11’s US flag for $60,000.
A large United States flag was attached to the ladder handrail of the Lunar Module. In order to attach the flag, alterations had to be made and the seam and identification of the manufacturer were removed.
The remnants sold by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles were scraps removed from the flag prior to the launch of Apollo 11 and were never actually flown to the moon.
8) 1969 flown ‘Moon Landing USA’ hand cancellation - $67,000
The Official envelope, cancellation device and die proof of the 10c Moon Landing stamp are now in the Smithsonian.
This cancellation is one of 3 test strikes made by the Apollo 11 crew on their way back to Earth. It sold for $67,000 at a Regency Superior auction in April 2007.
7) Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 slide rule - $77,675
This Picket model N600-ES Log Log Speed Rule is a computational tool, which could have been useful in the event of a computer malfunction. It was flown to the Moon aboard Apollo 11 by Buzz Aldrin.
The tool, which came with a signed Letter of Authenticity from Aldrin, was sold for $77,675 at Heritage’s Air & Space Auction in September 2007.
6) Apollo 11 Command Module Rotation Control Handle #1 - $79,750
This grey handle was used by the Apollo 11 crew to control the spacecraft’s rotation. It is thought that the handle was mounted between Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins during the flight of Apollo 11’s command module.
The piece, which was given to a NASA official following the historic flight, sold for $79,750 at an Aurora auction in April 2004.
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