Lot 462: Highly sought-after flown American flag carried on the Apollo 15 mission, 6 x 4, signed and flight-certified in blue ballpoint, "Flown in Lunar Orbit for 6 days aboard Apollo 15, Dave Scott," and in black ballpoint, "DRS AUG 71." In fine condition, with slight folds to lower corners. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Scott, in part: "I hereby certify that the United States flag included with this letter…is from my personal collection and was flown in lunar orbit for six days aboard the CSM Endeavor during Apollo 15, July 26–August 7, 1971. Apollo 15 was the fourth manned lunar landing and the first 'J' mission extended scientific exploration of the Moon…This medium Apollo 15 US Flag…has been in my personal collection since returning to Earth."
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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