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Apollo Command Service Module Sextant
Recently, a significant piece of lunar module equipment, an Apollo Command Service Module sextant sold for over $90,000 at auction. At Nate D. Sanders Auction House (http://www.NateDSanders.com), we can obtain up to $90,000 or more for your Apollo Command Service Module sextant and offer you 0% seller’s commission, the best auction rate in the auction business. The Command Module contained a sextant and a scanning telescope. Sightings taken by the astronauts with these devices were translated into data that was processed by the on-board digital computer. Apollo sextants were made by the Kollsman Instrument Company. We have a huge history of selling original flown Apollo items and here is a recent article about our Nate D. Sanders Auction house and how we have sold Apollo flown items:
Apollo 13 astronaut’s toothbrush sells for $11,794
Jack Swigert’s Flown Apollo 13 Toothbrush / Click above for larger image.
A toothbrush used by one of the American astronauts who flew to the Moon was sold at auction for nearly $12,000, or triple the starting bid, the auction house said Friday.
The clear Oral B-40 toothbrush was used by command module pilot Jack Swigert during the 1970 Apollo 13 mission and sold for $11,974, said the Nate D. Sanders auction house, which did not reveal the buyer.
Swigert was played by actor Kevin Bacon in the 1995 movie, “Apollo 13,” which also starred Tom Hanks.
The mission was meant to be the seventh manned journey to land on the lunar surface, but the touchdown was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded 55 hours into the trip.
Swigert and his two crew mates managed to convert their lunar module, Aquarius, “into a effective lifeboat” and returned safely to Earth, NASA said.
Swigert was one of 24 American astronauts to fly around the Moon as part of the Apollo program, but was not among the dozen who walked on the surface.
He died in 1982 of bone cancer at age 51.
The auction of personal items from his estate fetched a total of $224,940, the auction house said.
The most expensive item was a silver Robbins medal that Swigert was given for the Apollo 17 flight, the final lunar landing of the program, which sold for $56,250.
Jack Swigert’s Own Apollo 17 Flown Robbins Medal, Serial Number 41 / Click above for larger image.
A still-working silver mechanical pencil that Swigert used on Apollo 13 mission sold for $10,313.
An Apollo-13 flown flag sold for $18,291, while an earpiece Swigert wore in space sold for more than $6,000.