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    APOLLO 11

    Impossibly rare large flag flown on the first manned lunar landing mission

    Apollo 11 Flown Large Size American Flag on a Crew-Signed Presentation Certificate, Framed. An approximately 8" x 12" silk U.S. flag mounted to a 9.5"" x 11.5" (sight size) color 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". Printed on the lower area is the Apollo 11 mission insignia above the crew's signatures: "Neil Armstrong", "M Collins", and "Buzz Aldrin". At the very bottom are printed the immortal words Armstrong spoke as he stepped onto the moon's surface: "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Because of its large size, the flag has been folded into fourths for mounting on the certificate (not examined out of frame). We have never encountered a flag of this size from this historic mission. It was presented to a close and longtime associate of Neil Armstrong's and is in its original mat and frame of an overall size of 14.5" x 16.5". The flag is bright, the certificate is clean, and the signatures are bold with no inscriptions. A virtually unimprovable display example of a flag flown on Apollo 11 and a most important relic. This would be a centerpiece for any private or institutional collection. Don't miss out. Extremely fine.



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    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    11th Friday
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