With handwritten COA from Alan BeanApollo 12 Flown American Flag on a Crew-Signed Mat in a Framed Display, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean, Signed and Certified, with Handwritten and Signed COA. A 5.75" x 3.75" cloth U.S. flag mounted on a 19.5" x 10.5" (sight size) mat next to a 3.5" embroidered NASA insignia patch (unflown), a 5" x 5" color lunar surface photo, and an engraved plaque bearing the text: "Apollo XII/ Sailed aboard Yankee Clipper & Apollo XII to the Moon/ November 14-24, 1969". Bean has signed on the lower white stripe of the flag: "Alan Bean/ Flown to Moon/ Apollo XII Nov. 1969". The mat is signed in the lower area by the entire Apollo 12 crew in black ink: "Charles Conrad Jr", "Dick Gordon", and "Alan Bean". Framed to an overall 21.25" x 12.25". Excellent.
Included with this lot is a handwritten and signed Certificate of Authenticity from Bean on his personal letterhead stating, in full: "I hereby certify that the 4" x 6" American Flag, signed in the lower right corner, Flown to the Moon Apollo XII Nov '69 Alan Bean flew to the moon on our Apollo 12 mission in our Command Module 'Yankee Clipper'. It made 45 orbits of the moon before Charles 'Pete' Conrad, Dick Gordon and I returned to Planet Earth."
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