Welcome Sign-In | Register
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 


Apollo 13 Flown Texas State Flag Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander James Lovell, Signed and Certified, with Signed LOA. A cloth Lone Star flag, 5.75" x 3.875" in size, that was carried aboard the April 11-17, 1970, flight of Apollo 13 along with crewmembers James Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise. This was to be the third manned lunar landing until an onboard explosion two days into the mission caused the landing to be aborted. The astronauts endured great hardships but did return safely to earth, allowing the people of all nations to breathe a sigh of relief. Lovell has signed the flag on the red stripe: "Flown on board Apollo 13/ James Lovell". This is the first Apollo 13-flown Texas flag that Heritage has had the privilege to offer. Excellent condition.

Included with this lot is a signed letter of authenticity from Lovell on his company letterhead stating, in full: "I hereby certify that this Texas Flag was on board the Apollo 13 spacecraft. Apollo 13 perilous flight took off on April 11 and returned safely on April 17, 1970. This flag was from my personal collection of space artifacts and has been in my possession since the mission."

Service and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
November, 2012
2nd Friday
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 7
Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
Page Views: 613

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

Heritage membership

sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your

Consignments wanted

Consign to the 2016 June 11 - 12 Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas.

Learn about consigning with us

This is why I like purchasing from Heritage, you are so customer oriented and with your size and my meager purchases it always amazes me how quickly you respond.
Ken Nelson,
Moulton, AL
View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit:

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 November 7 Americana & Political Grand Format Auction - Dallas
2015 November 7 Americana & Political Grand Format Auction - Dallas
REALIZED $1,125,885

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved