Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Gemini Area Permit Badge with Pins Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut John Young, Signed. A 2.375" x 3.375" heavily-laminated badge with original clip still attached on the blank verso. On the front is printed "AREA PERMIT" above the Gemini logo with "B/ I" stamped to the right. The number "6" and the name "JOHN W. YOUNG" are both typed in and Young has signed boldly: "John W. Young". A yellow sticker "R" is affixed at lower left. At the upper left are two rare period metal pins: (1) Gold-colored with an embossed black Gemini logo in the shape of the gender symbol for "man," 0.75" x 0.5" overall; (2) Black Titan II rocket on top of a blue Gemini logo and a red check mark symbol, 0.875" x 1" in size. John Young flew on the first of the ten manned Gemini missions, Gemini 3, in 1965 with Gus Grissom, and also on Gemini 10 in 1966 with Michael Collins. This is a rare and unique artifact from that period of America's space program. Obvious signs of age and use but still in very good condition; the laminating is separated a bit at lower left and the screw back to the first pin is missing (easily replaced).

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    3rd Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,160

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Jun 3, 2011 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 45 days left to consign to the 2021 November 12 - 13 Space Exploration Signature Auction!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search