Limited edition mission insignia flown to the moon on Apollo 14.Apollo 14 Flown Special Edition "Earth Our Cradle" Beta Cloth Mission Insignia Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell, Signed and Certified, with Signed LOA. Silk-screened onto this limited edition 9" x 8.75" mission insignia is the following statement from Mitchell: "This Apollo 14 Mission Emblem, printed on fireproof 'Beta Cloth' and originating from my personal space collection, flew to the Moon aboard Apollo 14 Command Module 'Kitty Hawk'. Launched on January 29, 1971 at 4:03 PM, it was then accelerated into deep space at 25,000 miles per hour. Three days later, this emblem arrived at the Moon, which it then orbited 34 times over three days. On February 9th, it returned to Earth and splashed-down in the Pacific." He has signed "Edgar Mitchell - moonwalker" beneath. To the left of the insignia is his red "Lunar Receiving Laboratory" stamp which he has initialed, and to the right has written "9/50" signifying the limited edition. Above is a quote from his book The Way of the Explorer that includes the statement:"I slowly realize that this is Earth our cradle, not our home or our ultimate destiny..." Excellent condition. From the Steven R. Belasco Collection of Space Memorabilia.
Included with this lot is a signed, illustrated Letter of Authenticity picturing Dr. Mitchell with these limited edition "Earth Our Cradle" emblems and explaining their history in detail.
Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.
Opens about 01/02/2018
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.View More Testimonials
As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)