Apollo 12, 1969, FLOWN Lunar Surface Lunar Module ID Plate (5.25x1.75") mounted on a "shield-shaped" wooden plaque (10x11"). The ID plate reads: "Apollo XII Lunar Module-6 / Cdr C. Conrad, Cdr. R. Gordon, Cdr. A. Bean" / Part No. "LDW280-54000-23, Serial No. 001" / "DSGN Cont No. "1st Lunar Exploration" / Contr No. "NAS 9-1100" / Launch 11-14-69 Splashdown 11-24-69" / Mfe. by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp." A cutout of the Lunar Module is mounted above the ID plate.
There is a handwritten consignor's certificate of authenticity included with the lot that reads, in part: "Three Lunar Module 6 Identification Plates were flown to the Moon on Apollo XII and returned to the Manufacturer, Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. GAEC then mounted each ID plate, along with a depiction of the Lunar Module, on a shield shaped wall plaque and presented one to each crew member, Conrad, Gordon and Bean…This plaque has been in my personal collection since the completion of the Apollo XII mission."
Some plaque faults, but this lunar surface piece of memorabilia, is a major piece of space history.
Estimated Value $25,000 - 35,000.
Ex. the astronaut Richard "Dick" Gordon collection.