Skip to main content


    Buzz Aldrin's Original Gemini 12 Space Suit Patches originally presented to his parents for Christmas in 1966. An attractively framed presentation piece of 16.5" x 13.5" overall containing three rarely offered items, the patches directly off the space suit of an astronaut. Includes a 6" x 4" U.S. flag, a 3" Gemini XII mission patch, and the "E. E. ALDRIN JR." name patch. Beneath, on the right, is the printed text "These articles were worn on the space suit of Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. during the historic flight of Gemini XII in November, 1966." To the left of that is a handwritten inscription, "To Mother & Dad With a grateful son's love, Buzz Christmas 1966".

    Aldrin's father, Edwin Aldrin Sr., was an aviation pioneer of note himself who had organized the Air School of Application back in 1919 and graduated in its first class. This school would later become the Air Force Institute of Technology.

    Gemini 12 was the final mission of the project; its main objectives were to dock with the Agena target vehicle and to prove that extra-vehicular activity was practical. Some of the previous EVAs had been extremely tiring for the astronauts. Aldrin performed extensive underwater training in preparation for his flight and it obviously paid off. His three EVAs were all very successful. Offered here is a great opportunity to own the patches directly from the space suit Aldrin wore on this flight.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Framed - with Glass, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2008
    25th-26th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 8,173

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 31 days left to consign to the 2018 June 9 Featuring The Glen Swanson Collection of Indian War Relics, Including Little Big Horn Legends of the West Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 March 17 Western Americana & Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2018 March 17 Western Americana & Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $320,944