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    Apollo 13 Flown Embroidered Mission Insignia Patches (Two) Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert, with Letter of Authenticity Signed by His Sister. These beautiful 4" diameter Lions Brothers patches, with the mission slogan "Ex Luna, Scientia" (from the moon, knowledge), flew on the near-disastrous Apollo 13 mission to the moon and back. The dramatic flight was the basis for a major motion picture in 1995, where Tom Hanks portrayed Commander Lovell. A rare opportunity, the first we have offered from Swigert. Both excellent.

    Included with this lot is a Letter of Authenticity signed by Virginia Swigert on Nate D. Sanders Auctions letterhead stating, in full: "I certify that these two Apollo 13 patches were both flown to the moon by astronaut Jack Swigert on the Apollo 13 mission. Each patch features the Apollo 13 mission insignia with "APOLLO XIII/ EX LUNAR SCIENTIA" ("From the Moon, knowledge") stitched around the edge. Each measures 4" in diameter, and they are accompanied by a note written by Swigert's secretary, "Flown in Apollo 13 Save." The patches remained in Jack Swigert's estate until they were consigned to Nate D. Sanders Auctions." This note from the secretary is included with the lot.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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