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'1st man on moon' Neil Armstrong's memorabilia to be auctioned

'1st man on moon' Neil Armstrong's memorabilia to be auctioned”

Admirers of Neil Armstrong and space exploration have a chance to own artifacts and mementos that belonged to the modest man who became a global hero by becoming the first human to walk on the moon.

Including over 2,000 products, the collection will go on sale in a series of 3 auctions with the very first in November 2018 and other 2 in May and November 2019, Efe news estimated Dallas-based Heritage Auctions.

The collection includes a variety of artifacts and keepsakes that span Neil Armstrong's life.

Pieces of a wing and propeller from the Wright Brothers Flyer that Armstrong took with him on Apollo 11, as well as a gold pin from Gemini 8 - Armstrong's first spaceflight - and his Boy Scouts Cap will also be auctioned. Armstrong also unveiled a plaque on the leg of the Lunar Module which read, "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind".

Today (July 20) is the 49th anniversary of Apollo 11.

Dubbed the Armstrong Family Collection, the collection contains more than 2,000 items and will be under the hammer in a series of three auctions.

Also on sale are the sterling silver Apollo 11 medallions - and a rare gold one - struck by the Robbins Company of Attleboro, Massachusetts, and paid for by the astronauts themselves.

"There will be flown items, autographed items and items of historical significance".

"I don't think he spent much time thinking about it", Mark said. Mark and his brother Rick, discovered that there were some things for restoration, and some things needed to be researched for proper identification.

The auctions are being handled by Heritage Auctions, an auction house based in Dallas, which is confident the event will get an fantastic turnout.

"Space is one of the very, very few categories that every single person seems to be interested in", Rohan said in a statement.



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