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    Apollo 7 Flown Crew Patch, Signed by Commander Walter Cunningham. This handsome embroidered Apollo 7 patch was carried by commander Walt Cunningham on the first manned Apollo mission. Inscribed on verso in blue Sharpie: "Flown with me on Apollo 7. Walt Cunningham." Accompanied by a typewritten letter of authenticity by Cunningham on his personal Apollo 7 letterhead, which reads in part: "The original concept for our Apollo 7 mission patch was to depict a rocket rising from a ball of flame and to call it the Phoenix - Apollo rising from the ashes of the disastrous Apollo 1 fire. When NASA would not approve such a grim reminder of a critical failure, I sat down and sketched the version that NASA finally accepted. This design emphasized the earth orbital nature of the first manned Apollo mission. The circle represents the earth; the ellipse, the shape of all earth orbital paths. The ellipse was placed at an angle for aesthetic reasons but it has become a fairly reliable indicator of original patch design." Both the patch and the letter of authenticity are in very fine condition and are suitable for framing and prominent display. From the collection of Walter Cunningham, who has included a signed Letter of Certification verifying its provenance.

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    March, 2008
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