GOLD ROBBINS MEDALLION CARRIED IN SNOOPY ON APOLLO 10.
Flown Robbins medallion, 14k gold, featuring the Apollo 10 mission emblem and with the flight dates engraved on the reverse, 1 by 1 inch. Worked into a brooch after the flight with the medallion as a central plaque, accented with a single cut diamond, and an openwork surround of rope-twist motif.
The first time a gold Robbins medallion from this flight has been offered at public auction, one of only four carried on the mission. These medallions were manufactured by the Robbins Company, located in Attleboro, Massachusetts.
Accompanied by a Typed Letter Signed by Thomas P. Stafford, dated August, 1993, which reads in part: "I carried the Apollo X medallion on the Apollo X mission that I commanded to the Moon during May 18-26, 1969. The medallion was carried in my PPK during the entire mission ... later transferred to the Lunar Module 'Snoopy' for my descent into low lunar orbit ... During the Apollo X reentry, my fellow crew members, Gene Cernan and John Young, and I established the all-time record for the highest speed ever attained by man 24,790 miles per hour. This speed record will not be broken until a crew of astronauts returns from Mars sometime during the next century."