Lot 540: Scarce flown Apollo 15 mission patch with the addition of an embroidered silver "XV" hallmark near the center, measuring almost 4? in diameter, signed and flight-certified on the reverse in blue felt tip, "Flown to the Moon, Dave Scott CDR." In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Scott, in part: "I hereby certify that the Apollo 15 patch (with silver 'XV') included with this letter is from my personal collection and flown in lunar orbit for six days aboard the CSM Endeavor during Apollo 15…This cloth patch…features the Apollo 15 crew insignia designed by Emilo Pucci…the Roman numerals 'XV' are embroidered in silver thread on the edges of the crater rims in the center, and the initials of Emilo Pucci ('EP') are reproduced as a hallmark in the lower center…This special Apollo 15 patch has been in my personal collection since returning to Earth."
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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