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    Apollo 16 Flown Larger-Size Florida Flag Directly from the John W. Young Collection, with Letter of Certification. An 11.75" x 7.75" cloth flag of the state of Florida that flew aboard Apollo 16, April 16-27, 1972, on the fifth manned mission to land on the moon. Florida, of course, is the home to Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral. The flag features a white field with a red "X" and the state seal centered. Interestingly, this is the first-ever space flown Florida flag Heritage has offered. We feel there will be serious demand for this one, especially in the large size. Several 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 large size Stat of Florida flag accompanying 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 has a holographic tamper-proof label, #1745085, 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: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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