Flown American Confederate flag carried on the Soyuz TMA-5 mission, 6 x 4, signed on the left side in black felt tip by Flight Engineer Leroy Chiao and on the right side in extremely faded ink by Commander Salizhan Sharipov. The flag also bears two stamps at the top and bottom. Also includes a photo of the Confederate flags in space, signed in red felt tip by Sharipov, as well as a signed certificate of authenticity from Sharipov, in part: “The accompanying Confederate Flag did, indeed, fly with me on Soyuz TMA-5 to the International Space Station during Expedition Ten for over 192 days.” Aforementioned fading to Sharipov’s signature on the flag, otherwise fine condition. The Leon Ford Collection. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.
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