Flight-flown printed American flag, 6 x 4, flown onboard Apollo 8. The flag is affixed by its corners to an 11.5 x 9.5 certificate stating, “This flag was carried aboard the first manned lunar orbit spacecraft—Apollo 8—December 21–27, 1968. Borman–Lovell–Anders.” Signed in black felt tip by Jim Lovell, Bill Anders, and Frank Borman (adding “To Al, With appreciation from three friends.”) Matted to an overall size of 13.5 x 15.5. In overall fine condition with toning at all four corners of the flag and light fading of the signatures. Al Bishop, the original recipient, was a close friend and confidant to many of the Apollo astronauts and created specially produced cachet envelopes that the crews of Apollo 12 through Apollo 16 carried with them on their lunar voyages. Such a presentation from a crew with an attached flight-flown item is uncommon. Pre-certified Scott Cornish and RR Auction COA.
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