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Skylab 4 FLOWN "Christmas Tree Ornament"
Skylab 4 FLOWN "Christmas Tree Ornament"
Skylab 4 FLOWN "Christmas Tree Ornament"

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Lot 19: Skylab 4 FLOWN "Christmas Tree Ornament"

This FLOWN anodized plug, from the personal collection of the late Bill Pogue, served as an ornament on the first Christmas tree in space. This is the final ornament in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's collection.

Skylab 4 Commander Jerry Carr, Science Pilot Ed Gibson and Pilot Pogue constructed the "tree" from their available resources on the Skylab space station, including food cans and plastic tubes. Other smaller items served as ornaments to complete the decoration. The tree appeared on a Christmas Eve transmission from the orbiting space station.

This "ornament" is an anodized plug removed from a urine collection bag before the bag was installed in the urine collector. It measures approximately 1' and is threaded with string for hanging.

The lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Executive Director Tammy Knowles.

ASF reserves the right to disqualify the high bidder, to reject the high bid, and to accept a bid from a lower bidder, for any reason within their discretion, which shall be exercised in good faith.

Bid History

Bidding on this lot concluded on November 8, 2014 at 09:30 PM EST.

Bidders: 9 Bids: 26 Winning Bid: $1592

Bidder Bid Time (UTC) Bid Amount (USD)
108 2014 Nov 09 02:29:28 1592.00
113 2014 Nov 09 00:47:58 1492.00
113 2014 Nov 09 00:47:58 1250.00
278 2014 Nov 09 00:01:44 1150.00
113 2014 Nov 09 00:46:47 1050.00
278 2014 Nov 09 00:01:44 800.00
113 2014 Nov 01 13:23:31 750.00
113 2014 Nov 01 13:23:31 700.00
227 2014 Nov 08 21:23:14 650.00
113 2014 Nov 01 13:23:31 600.00
138 2014 Nov 08 21:02:52 550.00
113 2014 Nov 01 13:23:31 471.00
249 2014 Nov 05 00:57:10 451.00
113 2014 Nov 01 13:23:31 421.00
249 2014 Nov 05 00:53:53 401.00
113 2014 Nov 01 13:23:31 360.00
192 2014 Nov 03 00:14:04 340.00
113 2014 Nov 01 13:23:31 315.00
188 2014 Nov 01 20:49:45 295.00
113 2014 Nov 01 13:23:31 275.00
188 2014 Nov 01 20:49:13 255.00
113 2014 Nov 01 13:23:31 170.00
151 2014 Nov 01 18:18:13 160.00
113 2014 Nov 01 13:23:31 120.00
151 2014 Nov 01 18:17:36 110.00
113 2014 Nov 01 13:23:31 50.00