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    Apollo 11 Flown American Flag Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin in Framed Display, with LOA. A 5.75" x 4" cloth U.S. flag that flew aboard the historic first manned lunar landing mission with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, July 16-24, 1969. This was gifted by Aldrin to his mother-in-law from his second marriage. The flag is mounted on a certificate printed with the words: "This Flag Traveled to the Moon with Apollo 11, the First Manned Lunar Landing, July 20, 1969/ APOLLO 11/ July 16-24, 1969/ Armstrong - Collins - Aldrin". That certificate has been attractively archivally matted and framed to an overall 14.5" x 16.5", ready to hang. Flown items from this mission are always in demand. Excellent.

    Included with this lot is a 2011-dated Letter of Authenticity signed by David Van Zile; it reads in full: "This letter will serve to confirm that Col. Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin Jr. met my mother, Beverly Van Zile, in 1974, and they were married in 1975. I lived at home with them while attending college at U.C.L.A. During that time Buzz, my stepfather, gave me a number of space memorabilia items from his personal collection. He also gave a number of items to my Mother, and to my Grandmother, Ada Handelsman, including this attached U.S. Flag, approximately 4" x 6", which was flown to the moon aboard Apollo 11. My mother and grandmother gave their collections, including this flown item, to me prior to their passing."




    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Framed - without Glass, Small (view shipping information)

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    20th Friday
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