Lot #310
Apollo 10

Rare oversize flag from Commander Stafford's collection
This lot has closed

Estimate: $0+

The 30 Minute Rule begins November 20 at 7:00 PM. An Initial Bid Must Be Placed By November 20 at 6:00 PM To Participate After 6:00 PM

Description

Rare oversize flag from Commander Stafford's collection

Extremely rare and highly desirable flown oversize fabric American flag, 18 x 12, carried into lunar orbit aboard Apollo 10 in May 1969. Signed in black ink on the lowermost white stripe by two members of the Apollo 10 crew, “Flown to the moon on Apollo X, May 1969, Tom Stafford,” and “Gene Cernan.” In fine condition, with expected folds. Accompanied by a photo of Stafford holding this item, as well as a signed letter of authenticity from Stafford. Only about a dozen or so of these size flags were carried on the mission, and less than a handful are signed. Complete crew-signed flags from Apollo missions are quite uncommon, and the larger flags are almost never offered for sale. Combined with the fact that this flag set a record for highest speed attained by a manned vehicle at 24,791 mph, this vibrantly-colored flown piece is an especially desirable offering. Originating directly from the collection of Thomas P. Stafford, all proceeds from the sale of this item go towards raising funds for the building of a 1:1 scale X-1 model at the Stafford Air and Space Museum. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space and Aviation Auction
  • Dates: November 13 - November 20





This item is Pre-Certified by STEVE ZARELLI
Buy a third-party letter of authenticity for $75.00

*This item has been pre-certified by a trusted third-party authentication service, and by placing a bid on this item, you agree to accept the opinion of this authentication service. If you wish to have an opinion rendered by a different authenticator of your choosing, you must do so prior to your placing of any bid. RR Auction is not responsible for differing opinions submitted 30 days after the date of the sale.