DescriptionApollo 8 Flown Embroidered Mission Insignia Patch Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Plot James Lovell, Certified and Signed, with Signed LOA. This 3.5" x 3" rounded triangle-shaped patch depicts the mission insignia that Lovell himself designed for this flight; a figure eight with the crew surnames encircles both the Earth and the moon signifying the orbits of both and the flight number. The overall shape was based on the shape of the Apollo space capsule. Lovell has signed on the verso: "James Lovell/ On board Apollo 8". Seldom offered. Pristine condition.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity from Lovell on his company letterhead stating, in full: "I hereby certify that this Apollo 8 embroidered patch was flown with me on board Apollo 8. Apollo 8 was the first journey to the moon in December, 1968. This patch is from my personal collection of space artifacts and has been in my possession since the mission."
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