FLOWN CREW SIGNED Apollo 11 Beta Cloth Emblem
Lot 162
BETA CLOTH EMBLEM CARRIED ON APOLLO 11.
Sold for US$ 61,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
The Space Sale New York
16 Jul 2009 13:00 EDT

Auction 17402
FLOWN CREW SIGNED Apollo 11 Beta Cloth Emblem
Lot Details
BETA CLOTH EMBLEM CARRIED ON APOLLO 11.
Flown Apollo 11 emblem, 3½ inches in diameter, printed on Beta cloth, 6 inches square. Carried on Apollo 11.

Signed by the Apollo 11 crew: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin. Inscribed by Michael Collins above the emblem:"Carried to the Moon aboard Apollo XI, July 1969." This is the emblem that was worn on all the Apollo 11 crew members' space suits - an eagle flying above the surface of the moon carrying an olive branch.
Together with an Autograph Letter Signed by Michael Collins: "I certify that the enclosed 6" x 6" Beta cloth Apollo XI crew patch, signed by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and myself, is from my Personal Preference Kit flown to the moon in 1969. All three signatures date back to 1969. I added the inscription at top approx. 25 years later. Michael Collins, Nov. 1, 2004."
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