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    The first space-flown Alabama flag we have offered

    Apollo 16 Flown Alabama Flag Directly from the John W. Young Collection, with Letter of Certification. A 6" x 4.25" cloth Alabama flag that was carried aboard Apollo 16 on its mission to the moon in April 1972. It consists of a crimson cross of St. Andrew against a white background and has been the state's flag design since 1895. Alabama is very important in NASA's history being the home of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center where the Saturn launch vehicle was designed. This is amazingly the very first space-flown Alabama flag Heritage has ever offered. Light storage folds, otherwise excellent.

    Included with this lot is a Letter of Certification signed by Young's widow, Susy Young. It reads, in full: "I hereby certify that the flag of the STATE of ALABAMA that accompanies this letter was flown to the Moon aboard the Apollo 16 mission April 16-27, 1972. It has been a part of John W. Young's personal collection since returning from the mission. The flag has a holographic tamper-proof label, #1733179, to ensure authenticity, that will display a residual honeycomb design without number if removed."


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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    June
    5th Friday 10:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    June
    5th Friday
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    4 Days 14h 50m 40s
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 50001-50264) - 11:00 AM Central Time, Friday, June 5, 2020.
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    Heritage Auctions - Dallas
    3500 Maple Ave
    17th Floor
    Dallas, TX 75219

    Current Bid:
    $1,400
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