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    "...carried to the Moon on Apollo 11... by Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin."

    Apollo 11 Flown American Flag on Presentation Signed by Armstrong and Aldrin in Framed Display, with Aldrin-Signed Photo of Presentation Ceremony. A 5.75" x 4" cloth U.S. flag mounted to a 13.5" x 10.5" (sight size) certificate bearing the text: "This Flag Presented to F. S. Schwend, was carried to the Moon on Apollo 11 Flight July 16-24, 1969 by Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin" as well as a rare Texas Art Embroidery 4" diameter mission insignia patch. Signed at bottom: "Neil Armstrong" and "Buzz Aldrin" (both faded). The wording of this certificate with no mention of Michael Collins leaves open the possibility that this was a flag flown in the Lunar Module Eagle. Included with this lot is an original 10" x 8" matte finish B&W photo of Buzz Aldrin handing Schwend this presentation while Chuck Crowell looks on. Aldrin has signed this photo in blue felt tip: "To Fred Schwend/ With Appreciation For Your/ Efforts To Promote Americanism/ Buzz Aldrin Apollo 11". A form of flag presentation unique in our experience, quite desirable with photo provenance. It has been reframed to an overall 17" x 14". Framed scratched, signatures faded as mentioned. The flag, however, exhibits no glue bleedthrough as sometimes seen. Overall very good.



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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    10th Friday
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