ROBBINS MEDALLION CARRIED ON APOLLO 7.
Lot 129
ROBBINS MEDALLION CARRIED ON APOLLO 7.
Sold for US$ 1,952 inc. premium
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The Space Sale New York
16 Jul 2009 13:00 EDT

Auction 17402
Lot Details
ROBBINS MEDALLION CARRIED ON APOLLO 7.
Flown on Apollo 7, a sterling silver medallion, 1 inch in diameter. Features the Apollo 7 crew emblem of a CSM in orbit around the Earth above a Roman numeral VII, the crew names of Schirra, Eisele, and Cunningham along the outer lower edge. The reverse is engraved with the mission dates “October 11 - 22, 1968” and serial number “74.”

Accompanied by a Typed Letter Signed by Thomas P. Stafford, which reads in part: "The enclosed sterling silver medallion was carried into space during October 11 to 22, 1968 on the Apollo 7 mission. The Apollo 7 flight was commanded by Wally Schirra ... Wally has often said, the flight was '101 percent successful!' That phrase was a play on the fact that his Apollo spacecraft was identified as serial number 101 in all associated paperwork.
Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham took the lead role in getting these medallions made by the Robbins Company. After the flight, the Apollo 7 flight crew distributed a limited number to key personal who expressed interest in receiving one before the flight. I was presented with this medallion by Wally after the flight. He did a great job as commander of Apollo 7 just as he did on my flight with him on Gemini 6 back in December of 1965."
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