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    Apollo 8 Flown President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports Embroidered Patch Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot James Lovell, with Signed Note of Authenticity. Matted with an Apollo 8 color "Earthrise" photo bearing facsimile signatures of the crew and Lovell's signed typed note: "I certify that this emblem was aboard Apollo 8 on man's first flight around the moon, December 24, 1968." This 3" patch has the presidential seal in red, white, blue, and gold thread against a blue background with white lettering. In June 1967, President Johnson appointed Lovell as his consultant for physical fitness and sports. Framed to an overall 14.5" x 16". Also included with the lot is a secretarially-signed letter from Lovell on White House letterhead to John Ercole, dated November 22, 1968, thanking him for the services he rendered in the advertising materials for the Fitness campaign. Mr. Ercole was the recipient of this flown patch in additional thanks for his help. The left side of the mat has been lightly stained and the frame has a few minor dings, otherwise fine.

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    November, 2012
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