7|10|2011 #museum, #history

Apollo Moon Flag

Portions of fabric clipped from the U.S. flag before it was planted on the moon by Neil Armstrong in the Apollo 11 mission are being offered Sunday by Ira and Larry Goldberg auctioneers, 11400 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 800. Lot 1209 has an estimated sale price of $100,000-$150,000.  NYT

Cubs Pendant 1908 A pendant presented to Chicago Cubs executive Charles Williams honoring the teams 1908 world championship is being offered by Hunt Auctions. Estimated sale price is $20,000 to $30,000. Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune has the story.

Meanwhile, Christian Lopez ends up with the ball from Derek Jeter’s No. 3,000, but turned it over to Jeter. In return, he received season tickets for the remaining home games, and three bats, three balls and two jerseys, all signed by Jeter. A nice feature by Sam Borden in the NYT

Captain America The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wis., is displaying one of its custom motorcycles created for the film “Captain America.” The bikes are Cross Bones modified to look like a 1942 WLA Army motorcycles. The museum says the company made about 70,000 WLA motorcycles during the war.

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