Lot 5034: Embroidered Apollo 1 mission patch, measuring 3? in diameter, affixed to an 8 x 10 wooden plaque with an engraved descriptive plate below, in part: "Apollo 1 Crew Patch, This one of a kind Apollo 1 crew patch was obtained at Cape Kennedy in 1971 and was later carried aboard Apollo Command Module Number 012 (Apollo 1) on 21 February 1996…This is the only Apollo 1 crew patch to have exited the charred ruins of Apollo 1 intact." In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Rick Boos, in part: "This Apollo One crew patch did, in fact, accompany me on February 21, 1996 aboard the charred remains of Apollo spacecraft #012, better known as Apollo One, during my post-fire inspection of said vehicle." Additionally included is a copy of a photograph of Boos inside the Apollo 1 training capsule.
RR Auction's The Nasa Collection of Leon Ford Auction 455
Thursday, 25th June 2015
Estimate: $400 - 600
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