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    Georgia Tech flies to the moon

    Apollo 16 Flown Georgia Institute of Technology Embroidered Patch Directly from the John W. Young Collection, with Letter of Certification. A 3.125" diameter scalloped-edge patch in yellow and white featuring the school's seal with the text "Seal - of - the - Georgia - Institute - of - Technology -1885" around. Of course, this school is much better known to the general public as Georgia Tech. This is where Young earned his Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering with highest honors in 1952 before entering the Navy. A rare item and a "must have" for some proud Yellow Jacket alum. 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 Georgia Institute of Technology Embroidered patch that accompanies this letter was flown to the Moon aboard the Apollo 16 mission April 16-27, 1972. It has been a part of the John W. Young collection since returning from the mission. The flag package is sealed with a holographic tamper-proof label, #1745080, to ensure authenticity, that will display a residual honeycomb design without number if removed."


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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