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Item 360 - Apollo 10 Catalog 376 (Sep 2011)

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Flight-flown printed American flag, 6 x 4, along with a flight-flown crew emblem patch, 4 x 4, flown aboard Apollo 10, the fourth manned Apollo spaceflight in May 1969. Both items are affixed to a 14 x 11 certificate stating: “This flag and patch carried to the moon on Apollo X 18-26 May 1969. To Alvin H. Bishop, Jr. with our sincere thanks.” Signed in black felt tip by Tom Stafford, John Young, and Gene Cernan. A block of uniform toning covering most of the certificate, otherwise fine condition. The flag and patch remain unaffected. Affixed to a same-sized piece of cardstock. 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 attached flight-flown items are uncommon! Pre-certified Scott Cornish and RR Auction COA.

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