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Item 4283 - Apollo 15 Beta Cloth Swatch [Purportedly Lunar Flown] Catalog 594 (Oct 2020)

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Small swatch of Beta cloth fabric, attested to as flown to the lunar surface on Apollo 15 by Florian Noller, measuring approximately .5 x .25, affixed to a limited edition color glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Apollo 15 landing site, with the caption: "This swatch of Beta cloth fabric was flown to the surface of the moon aboard the Lunar Module ‘Falcon’ by astronaut James Irwin July 30 1971.” Numbered and signed on the back: "AP #3, Florian Noller." In very fine condition. Artist proof editions offer flown swatches that are slightly larger than other editions.

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Spaceflori.com, which reads, in part: “This Collector’s edition is of a swatch of beta cloth material carried to the lunar surface by Apollo 15 astronaut Jim Irwin in 1971. Jim Irwin has personally stated this on the beta cloth original swatch as shown on the presentation copy.”

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