Apollo 11 Neil Armstrong Lunar Bag Sold for $1.8 Million on Moon Landing Anniversary
On the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the bag used by Neil Armstrong to bring back to Earth the very first samples of lunar material sold for $1,812,500 at Sotheby’s.
” Apollo 11 Neil Armstrong Lunar Bag Sold for $1.8 Million “
Cassandra Hatton, Vice President & Senior Specialist of Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts Department in New York commented: “We are thrilled that the tremendous excitement around Sotheby’s first space-themed sale in nearly twenty years translated into a great result. Reflecting the enduring and universal fascination with space, the $1.8 million achieved for the Apollo 11 lunar sample bag and strong prices for objects related to other missions were driven by over 500 participants from dozens of countries with many buyers new to Sotheby’s.”
Related Report: Sotheby’s Press Release
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