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Al Worden's pair of two styles of United States Air Force Senior Pilot badges: a standard sterling silver example made by N. S. Meyer, Inc., measuring 3″ long; and a stiff cloth silver bullion wire example, measuring 2″ long, which may have been intended for wear with civilian clothing, or possibly formal mess dress. In overall fine condition.From the collection of Apollo 15 CMP A…

Sold For: $723 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden's personally-owned group of six NASA and USAF patches, including: his NASA Ames Research Center "Al Worden" nameplate patch, with Velcro backing; an embroidered NASA Manned Spacecraft Center patch; two embroidered F-106 Delta Dart triangular patches; a large embroidered F-104 Starfighter patch; and a large embroidered 95th Fighter Squadron, depicting a skeleton in a tophat.…

Sold For: $656 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden's flown sterling silver Gemini 9 Fliteline medallion, 1″ x 3/4″, featuring a raised design of the mission insignia on the front, and the reverse engraved: "Gemini IX, June 3-6, 1966," with the astronauts' names on either side, "Stafford" and "Cernan." Hallmarked "Sterling" at the bottom. Condition is mint state.From the collection of Apollo 15 CMP Al Worden, and acco…

Sold For: $1,165 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden's flown silver-tone Gemini 10 Fliteline medallion, 1″ in diameter, with the front featuring a raised design of the mission insignia with astronaut surnames ("Young / Collins"), and the reverse engraved with the mission name and date, "Gemini 10, July 18-21, 1966." Exhibits some spotting and tarnishing to edges and reverse.From the collection of Apollo 15 CMP Al Worden, and acc…

Sold For: $1,613 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden's flown sterling silver Gemini 11 Fliteline medallion, .75″ x 1″, with the front featuring a raised design of the mission insignia and the reverse engraved with the mission date, "Gemini XI, Sept. 12-15, 1966." Hallmarked "Sterling" at the bottom. Condition is mint state, with slight tarnishing to reverse.From the collection of Apollo 15 CMP Al Worden, and accompanied by…

Sold For: $1,479 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden's flown silver-tone Gemini 12 Fliteline medallion, 1″ diameter, with the front featuring a raised design of the mission insignia and the reverse engraved with the mission date, "November 11-15, 1966," and raised text, "Gemini Twelve." Condition is mint state.From the collection of Apollo 15 CMP Al Worden, and accompanied by a letter of provenance from his daughter Alison (Word…

Sold For: $1,165 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Royal Air Force instrument pilot rating card issued to "Capt. A. M. Worden, U.S.A.F." on March 9, 1964, serial no. 35545, 2.25 x 3.5, signed on the front by the group captain and signed on the reverse in black ballpoint, "Alfred M. Worden." A different commanding officer also signs a renewal on the reverse. In fine condition. Seeking to advance his career in the US Air Force, Worden studied aero…

Sold For: $825 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Four items from Worden's career as a test pilot: his gold Society of Experimental Test Pilots pin, featuring the organization's gold "X" against a blue enamel background, marked "LGB 10K" on the back; the USAF Aerospace Research Pilot School diploma issued to "Capt. Alfred M. Worden" on September 3, 1965, signed in black ink by Commandant Col. Chuck Yeager and Commander Maj. Gen. Irving L…

Sold For: $1,283 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden’s collection of 16 items dating to (or related to) his four-year career as a cadet at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, from which he graduated at the age of 23 in June 1955. This small archive contains several of Worden’s own personal military effects, many of which correspond to his graduation, including: A pair of sterling silver USMA crossed s…

Sold For: $625 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden's heavy duty military foot locker from his early years in the United States Air Force, measuring 33.5″ x 21″ x 19.25″, with front latches and lock, leather side handles, and the interior featuring an upper organizing tray. The lid is marked in felt tip on the right side, “For: Capt. A. M. Worden, ℅ T. O., Edwards AFB, California,” and the left sid…

Sold For: $656 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Collection of four items related to Al Worden’s years as a student at Jackson High School in Jackson, Michigan. The first is Worden’s 1950 The Reflector senior yearbook, hardcover, 8 x 11, 112 pages, that features his ownership signature on the opening page, “Al Worden, 25-A.” Worden is pictured as the president of the student government on page 16, as a member of the stud…

Sold For: $596 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden's personally-owned customized 'Earth to Moon' cufflinks, measuring .75″ in diameter, featuring a fixed back with miniature depiction of Earth, and impressive half-sphere lunar faces with his monogram "AW" carved into the center. Symbolic of Worden's journey from Earth to moon and back, these are exceptionally fine, intricate pieces of jewelry and truly stunning to …

Sold For: $2,069 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Highly displayable early Apollo program A7L Polycarbonate helmet blank from the personal collection of Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden. The blow-molded Polycarbonate helmet approximately measures 9.5″ x 11″ x 12″, and bears etchings to the lower rim: “Reject, 27461-2, 441-1330.” In fine condition. This style of pressure helmet was worn by astronauts during training sess…

Sold For: $13,475 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden's ring-bound Apollo 7 Command Module "Malfunction Procedures" manual presumably used for training purposes, 8 x 10.5, 70 pages, labeled on the cover: "AS 205/101, Malfunction Procedures, Part No. SKB 32100037-201, S/N 1002." The manual has tabbed sections for the Guidance and Control System, Stabilization Control System, Reaction Control System, Electrical Power S…

Sold For: $2,756 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden's flown sterling silver Apollo 7 Robbins medal, approximately measuring 1.25″ x 1″, featuring a raised design of the mission insignia on the face, and the reverse engraved with the mission's launch date, “Oct. 11, 1968," and serial number, “201.” Hallmarked "Sterling" with the Robbins emblem below. Condition is mint state, with slight tarnishing.Fro…

Sold For: $2,756 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale sporting license issued to "Alfred M. Worden" in 1971 (the year of his historic Apollo 15 flight), 3.75″ x 2.75″, signed in blue ballpoint by M. J. Randleman of the sporting committee. The card is filled out in type with Worden's personal information, including date and place of birth ("7 February 1932, Jackson, Michigan"…

Sold For: $250 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden's personally-owned and -worn stunning limited edition black Lunar 1969 wristwatch made by Col&MacArthur, numbered 0015/1969, with the upper dial containing a lunar fragment meteorite identified as Northwest Africa 11515 (NWA 11515). This handsome watch features a bright moon dial with a small metallic dot indicating the location of man's first step on the lunar surface. Addi…

Sold For: $5,913 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden’s delightful pairing of large and small ceramic ‘Earth Rise’ pots made in 1970 by Helen Garriott, the wife of Skylab and Space Shuttle astronaut Owen Garriott. The large pot measures 9″ in diameter and 9.25″ in height (with cover), and the small pot measures 4.25″ in diameter and 5″ in height (with cover). Both pots are designed from a map of th…

Sold For: $541 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden’s pair of first edition commemorative coin sets. The first is a solid bronze proof set from The Danbury Mint entitled ‘Men In Space Series,’ containing 21 bronze coins honoring NASA's manned missions from Mercury-Redstone 3 to Apollo 11, housed in their original 12.5 x 9 presentation folder, which includes its registration certificate, numbered “B 00013,&rdqu…

Sold For: $491 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden's pair of two United States Air Force Command Pilot embroidered patches, featuring a blue field with Astronaut Command Pilot branches around the star. Each patch measures 3.5″ x 2″. In very good to fine condition, with some scattered staining. A scarce pair of USAF Command Pilot Astronaut badges from the collection of one of 24 men to go to the moon.From the collection o…

Sold For: $963 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden’s limited edition color 26 x 32 lithograph of an Alan Bean painting entitled 'In the Beginning…,' numbered AP 115/150, signed in pencil by 20 Apollo astronauts, each signing under his mission emblem. Signers are: Wally Schirra, Walt Cunningham, Frank Borman, Jim McDivitt, Rusty Schweickart, Tom Stafford, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Charles Conrad, Richard Gordon, Alan Be…

Sold For: $1,553 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden's personally-owned signed book: Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon. First edition. Atlanta, GA: Turner Publishing, 1994. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.25, 383 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title and facing pages by ten Apollo astronauts, all adding personal messages to their friend and colleague: "To Al—Hope you enjoy! Alan Shepard," "To A…

Sold For: $2,069 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden's personally-owned pair of signed books by Apollo 12 moonwalker-turned-artist Alan Bean: Painting Apollo: First Artist on Another World. Both first editions. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 2009. Hardcovers with dust jackets, 11.25 x 10.25, 224 pages. Both are signed on the title page in gold ink by Alan Bean, and one has been additionally signed on the front pastedown and first …

Sold For: $795 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details

Al Worden’s vintage Peanuts poster featuring the six Apollo-inspired comic strips created by Charles Schulz and published by United Feature Syndicate during the week of March 10-15, 1969, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black felt tip, “For Al Worden with friendship—Charles M. Schulz.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 22.5 x 28. In fine condition.…

Sold For: $7,871 (w/BP) Auction #607 - April 22, 2021 View Details