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Originally posted by Aggie Man
Is it possible that Prime Minister Willem Drees owned more than one rock and maybe the museum aquired the wrong one? Or is it possible that U.S. Ambassador J. William Middendorf intentionally gave Drees the wrong rock and kept the real moon rock for himself?
Just my 2-cents
Originally posted by stumason
...It's like somone giving you a rare flower that they said they got from some
isolated place, only to find out 40 years later it is in fact a plastic flower, then saying "Oh, well, they must still have gone to this rare place, this plastic flower, that was made in China, is proof"...
See what I'm saying?
From the OP linked Source, emphasis added. I would also like to add that the plaque and the rock were separate items and might not even go together.
A jagged fist-size stone with reddish tints, it was mounted and placed above a plaque that said, "With the compliments of the Ambassador of the United States of America ... to commemorate the visit to The Netherlands of the Apollo-11 astronauts." The plaque does not specify that the rock came from the moon's surface."
The museum acquired the rock after the death of former Prime Minister Willem Drees in 1988. Drees received it as a private gift."