Four of Irwin’s personal ID cards, each measuring approximately 3.5 x 2.25, issued between 1952 and 1973 by the Department of Commerce, FCC, and the Federal Aviation Administration, each signed in ink, “James B. Irwin.” The earliest, a Department of Commerce Civil Aeronautics Administration airman identification card, issued on February 26, 1952, bears a small affixed photo of Irwin as well as his fingerprint in ink. Also included is an unsigned aviation medical certificate from 1976. In overall very good to fine condition, with general wear to edges from use. A one-of-a-kind collection associated with the aviation career that led to Irwin’s selection for the Apollo program. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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