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    Ex. Jack Swigert

    Apollo 13 Flown American Flag on a Crew-Signed Certificate, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert, with Letter of Authenticity Signed by His Niece. This 5.75" x 4" cloth U.S. flag has been lightly mounted to a heavy 10" x 12" certificate with the following printed statement: "This flag was on board Apollo XIII during its flight and emergency return to Earth/ APOLLO XIII/ April 11-17, 1970/ Lowell - Swigert - Haise". Lovell has signed this flag: "On board Apollo 13 Spacecraft/ James Lovell". The certificate bears the signatures of all three crewmembers- " James Lovell", " Jack Swigert", and " Fred Haise" just above the mission insignia. Because Apollo 13 followed a free-return trajectory, its altitude over the far side of the moon was about sixty miles higher than any other Apollo mission. This absolute altitude record for a manned spacecraft has never been broken, so you will not find an American flag that has flown farther from the earth than this one. Light wear and soiling to certificate, flag exhibits only minor glue bleedthrough. Very fine.

    Also included with this lot is an official NASA envelope addressed to Swigert containing three 11" x 8.5" philatelic items with "First Man On The Moon" first day cancellations as well as a 12"x 10" print of astronauts on the moon.

    Included with this lot is a Letter of Authenticity signed by Jeaneen Spinelli on Nate D. Sanders Auctions letterhead stating, in full: "I certify that this Apollo 13 Flown American Flag (on crew-signed certificate) was personally owned by Jack Swigert and was flown aboard the near-disastrous Apollo 13 mission to the moon. Apollo 13 Flown U.S. Flag Upon Crew-Signed Certificate"


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