Amazing assortment of flown and unflown astronaut attire manufactured by Welson & Co., Inc., including: Ed Gibson’s flown light brown NASA flight jacket worn during the Skylab 4 (SLM-3) mission, featuring a Beta cloth NASA ‘meatball’ logo patch on the right chest, and a Beta cloth name patch, “E. Gibson,” and Beta cloth Skylab 4 patch on the left chest, with the original tag sewn into the collar area, “Jacket Assy, P/N: SEB13100141–301, S/N: 1136, Crewman: Gibson, Contract No: NAS9–8309, Date of Mgf: 12–26–72,” and signed and flight-certified on the inside of the left chest in black ink, “This Durette In-flight Jacket was flown and worn by me on the Skylab 4 mission and is from my personal collection, Ed Gibson, Skylab 4, Science Pilot”; Bill Pogue’s flown beige pair of durette boots worn during the Skylab 4 (SLM-3) mission, featuring Pogue’s name written in black felt tip on each heel, and an original tag sewn inside each ankle area, “Boot Assembly…P/N: SEB13100143–306, S/N: 1085, Size: 9, Crewman: Pogue, Contract No: NAS9—10702, Date of Mfg: 6–18–73,” with the sole of each boot signed and flight certified in black ink, “Worn on SKYLAB third visit 16 NOV 1973—8 FEB 1974 Bill Pogue”; and Don Lind’s personally-owned and -used light brown shirt and adjustable trousers worn during training of mission STS-51-B; the shirt bears the original tag sewn into waist area, “Shirt Assy, P/N: SEB13100145–301, S/N1119, Size: Medium, Crewman: Lind, Contract No: NAS9–B309, Date of Mfg: 5–9–72”; and the trousers, with removable pant legs, feature original tags sewn into the waist line and cuffs of each pant leg, with each assigned to “Crewman: Lind” and manufactured on January 18, 1973. In overall fine condition, with some expected wear from use, including fading to patches. Accompanied by signed certificates of authenticity from Pogue and Gibson, as well as a photo of Gibson wearing the flight jacket. A rarely offered full set of astronaut flight gear bolstered by tremendous provenance. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.
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