Unique original colored pencil concept sketch for the Apollo 15 emblem by Emilio Pucci on an off-white 8 x 10 sheet, showing the three red, white, and blue ‘birds’ over a lunar background, encircled by the names of the crewmen in stylized crescent-moon lettering with “XV” at the top. In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Dave Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the sketch included with this letter…is an original drawing by Emilio Pucci, the famous Italian designer, who submitted this sketch to the Apollo crew in mid 1970 for consideration as the official Apollo 15 insignia….About 14 months before the mission, I was introduced to Emilio Pucci through a good friend. Knowing his interest in aviation, I contacted him with a request to consider designing our mission insignia (patch). He responded very positively, and soon we were exchanging correspondence and design concepts. Several months later we all agreed on a basic concept shown in the attached sketch…Pucci was very pleased with the final design and was quite proud of having participated in Apollo.”
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