The internationally renowned space collection of Leon Ford sold for $678,983 according to Boston, MA based RR Auction. The live event featured more than 100 premier items from Ford’s collection led by Charles Conrad’s Apollo 12 Lunar Surface-worn Backpack Strap that sold for $62,500. The rare backpack strap from Conrad’s Personal Life Support System (PLSS) was used on the lunar surface during both of his moonwalks on the Apollo 12 mission, on Nov. 19–20, 1969. “Leon Ford was one of the first significant space collectors— he had keen eye for the highest quality pieces and devotion to building complete sets, resulting in one of the most comprehensive space assemblages,” said Bobby Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction. “We are honored to have been selected by Ford’s estate and couldn’t be more thrilled with the results of the sale,” added Livingston. Additional highlights inclu

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