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Item 1054 - Apollo 11 Flown Flag Catalog 438 (Sep 2014)

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Extremely rare and exceptionally desirable flown American flag carried on board Apollo 11, 6 x 4, signed and flight-certified in black felt tip by Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, “Carried to the moon on Apollo XI, July 1969—Michael Collins CMP.” Includes an ALS signed "Michael Collins, Apollo XI CMP," dated July 2014, in full: "I hereby certify that the accompanying 4″ x 6″ U.S. flag was flown by me aboard Apollo XI to the moon in July 1969, and had been in my personal possession ever since." Also accompanied by a color 10.25 x 12.75 presentation certificate signed in black felt tip by Collins. Certificate reads, “This flag traveled to the moon with Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing, July 20, 1969 / Apollo 11 / July 16-24, 1969 / Armstrong, Collins, Aldrin” and bears the mission’s eagle emblem below. Neil Armstrong’s famous words are also printed along the bottom border, “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” In fine condition. An iconic and highly coveted relic flown to the moon on the most historic and avidly collected of all Apollo missions.

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