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    SPACE SHUTTLE

    Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) Flown American Flag on Presentation Certificate, in Framed Display. A 5.75" x 4.125" cloth U.S. flag that accompanied crewmembers Young and Crippen aboard the maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle program, April 12-14, 1981. It is laid down to an 8.5" x 11" certificate with two color photos, the mission insignia, and facsimile signatures of John Young and Bob Crippen, along with text as follows: "Presented to Bernard L. Johnson. This flag was flown aboard Space Shuttle 'Columbia' (STS-1) April 12 - 14, 1981. It is presented to you in recognition of the significant contribution you made to the success of the mission." Mounted to a 9.5" x 12" mat board, matted and framed to an overall 14" x 16.5". Included is the original NASA letter of transmittal from James M. Beggs, dated October 19, 1981. Very fine with typical bleed through from the glue on the back of the flag.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    20th Friday
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    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
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