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    Apollo 8 Flown Texas Flag on Crew-Signed Certificate, Flag Signed by James Lovell and Signed and Certified by Frank Borman. This 5.75" x 3.75" cloth "Lone Star" flag of Texas flew on the first-ever manned mission to the moon in 1968, with Frank Borman, James Lovell, and Bill Anders aboard. It is mounted onto a 10" x 12" cardstock certificate with the printed text, "This Flag was Carried Aboard the First Manned Lunar Orbit Spacecraft/ APOLLO 8/ December 21-27, 1968/ Borman - Lovell - Anders". Beneath are the vintage signatures of the crew: "Frank Borman", "James Lovell", and "Bill Anders" (Borman has also signed more recently). The flag is signed on the white stripe: "Carried to the Moon/ on Apollo 8/ Frank Borman" and on the red stripe: "James Lovell/ Apollo 8". A very desirable relic from the first men to see the "dark side of the moon." The flag exhibits mounting stains at the corners as often occurs and the original signatures on the certificate are quite faded, otherwise very fine.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    22nd Friday
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