VOSTOK 1 - YURI GAGARIN FLOWN ARTIFACT PRESENTATION
There are a few extremely rare space flown artifacts which never seem to be available : John Glenn Mercury MA-6 and Yuri Gagarin - Vostok 1.
These represent the first orbital flights of a Russian and an American astronaut in history. This is an opportunity for the passionate collector to own a FLOWN artifact perfectly certified from the world's first manned spaceflight when Yuri Gagain became the first man in space.
Comes in a 8x10 frame.
Since then very few flown artifacts from Vostok 1 have surfaced the market, some legal, some more illegal, some with weak provenance, some with better provenance but still nothing serious. We were glad to obtain a flown hollow bolt from the Vostok 1 capsule with provenance and certification by Oleg Ivanovsky (already in charge of the first Sputnik and Lunar flights - shown on the color photos along with Yuri Gagarin) who was made director of the first manned spaceflight by Sergey Korolev and became the last person to wish Gagarin a safe flight before he tightened one of these screws/bolts on the capsule's hatch. This bolt held the capsule together that carried Yuri Gagarin into space on April 12, 1961.
The 8x10 presentation have metal fragments from that bolt attached that came off during cutting a part of it into slices that were used for the (long soldout) acrylics.
Great opportunity to get a flown Vostok 1 artifact at an unbeatable price.
Presentation comes with a COA and copies of the original documents.
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