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    Apollo 16 Flown California Flag Directly from the John W. Young Collection, with Letter of Certification. A 5.75" x 4.125" cloth California flag that was carried aboard Apollo 16 on its mission to the moon in April 1972. This flag, often known as the "Bear Flag," was adopted in 1911 and depicts a grizzly bear walking left against a white background with a horizontal red stripe below the "California Republic" slogan and a red star in the upper left field. This is the first flown California flag from Apollo 16 that Heritage has offered. Light vertical storage fold, 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 CALIFORNIA 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, #1733182, to ensure authenticity, that will display a residual honeycomb design without number if removed."


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    June, 2020
    5th Friday
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