Original mixed media patch design for the Apollo 17 mission on a 10 x 10 piece of artist illustration board, done by artist Al Stevens. This unaccepted design concept for the flight's crew patch, features a bald eagle and portions of the American flag set against an image of the earth. Signed in blue felt tip, “…And God willing, we shall return’ Gene Cernan, Apollo XVII.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling. Stevens did the final design artwork for Apollo 1, 7, 9, and 10 and made design proposals for Apollo 11, 12, and 17. Due to delays and lunar module production problems, the Apollo 8 and 9 crews were later swapped. Pre-certified Scott Cornish and RR Auction COA.
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